Women's swimming and diving team to host seven home meets during upcoming season

Women’s swimming and diving team to host seven home meets during upcoming season

The 2014-15 women’s swimming and diving team will have a different schedule than they have had in the past. It will include a lot more home meets. Of the 12 swimming and diving meets, seven of them will be held in Lawrence, Topeka or Liberty, Mo. Last season the team only held four home meets […]

Sporting KC fans cheer for local players, home country at Power and Light World Cup watch party

Sporting KC fans cheer for local players, home country at Power and Light World Cup watch party

Parking was scarce, traffic was brutal and finding a place to stand was nearly impossible. Those problems, however, seemed like the least of everybody’s worries Tuesday afternoon after the USA was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup after 120 minutes of soccer resulting in a 2-1 loss to Belgium in Rio de Janeiro. The crowd was showing […]

Stigler takes second, Conley finishes 13th at USA Track and Field Championships

Last weekend three University track and field athletes headed to Sacramento, Calif., where they competed in the USA Track and Field Championships. The college track and field season ended two weeks ago but the offseason schedule included further competition for hurdler Michael Stigler, long jumper Sydney Conley and thrower Jessica Maroszek. All three of the […]

Athletics: Players will be safer without track in Memorial Stadium

Athletics: Players will be safer without track in Memorial Stadium

From the outside of Memorial Stadium, it will look untouched and the same as it did in 1921. But, for the first time in nearly a century the University football team will walk onto a new and safer Kivisto Field. The track and field presence in Memorial Stadium lay far beyond the eight-lane running track, […]

Melia: Success of Men’s National Soccer Team increased popularity of soccer in U.S. over past 20 years

Regardless of the outcome this United States Men’s National Team has in the 2014 World Cup, we should all stop and look at how far The United States soccer team has come as country in the past 20 years. Before 1990, the National Team hadn’t qualified for a World Cup since 1950. And even in […]

Three Jayhawks to compete at USA Track and Field Championships

Update June 28, 5:48 p.m. Sophomore long jumper Sydney Conley and junior hurdler Michael Stigler both competed today at the USA Track and Field Championships. Stigler clocked in with the fourth fastest time of the day at 49.86 seconds. He will compete again tomorrow afternoon at approximately 4:19 p.m. Conley competed today at her first […]

Wiggins, Embiid make program history as first two top-three NBA draft picks in same year

Wiggins, Embiid make program history as first two top-three NBA draft picks in same year

Bill Self witnessed history for the Kansas men’s basketball program Thursday at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Former freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid were selected first overall and third overall in the draft, respectively. Wiggins went to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Embiid to the Philadelphia 76ers. Wiggins became the first Jayhawk selected as […]

Carroll: One-and-done Embiid made a difference during season despite injuries

Even though Joel Embiid was a one-and-done, Jayhawk fans should remember the good times they had with him in a Kansas uniform. Although he was injury-prone and missed some of the most crucial games of the season, Embiid was still a major contributor to the Jayhawks’ success. Embiid, who was picked third overall in the […]

NBA Draft: Wiggins picked number one by Cavaliers, Embiid goes third to 76ers

NBA Draft: Wiggins picked number one by Cavaliers, Embiid goes third to 76ers

Brooklyn, NY – Ever since Andrew Wiggins was named the number one college recruit last year, he has had one goal in mind. A goal that only one player can achieve each year. A goal his fellow Canadian, Anthony Bennett, achieved last season with the same organization. Wiggins wanted to be the first overall pick […]

Felderstein: Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin shows courage, demonstrates character while facing adversity

Felderstein: Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin shows courage, demonstrates character while facing adversity

Among the swarms of questions throughout NBA Draft media day, there was one moment where career potential, length or NBA IQ didn’t matter. Instead, there was a moment of humanity and compassion and it’s something I’ll remember for the rest of my life. This moment didn’t happen around Aaron Gordon’s media table, or Dante Exum’s […]

Wiggins addresses media about NBA Draft, KU, Embiid

Wiggins addresses media about NBA Draft, KU, Embiid

  New York City - The media filed their way into the fifth floor ballroom of the Westin hotel on Eighth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan. There were ten tables lining the room all with a different player’s name. As the crowd filed in, most members made their way to the same table. This table bore the […]

Raw video: Memorial Stadium track demolition begins

Raw video: Memorial Stadium track demolition begins

Multimedia Gallery: Memorial Stadium track demolition

Multimedia Gallery: Memorial Stadium track demolition

 

U.S. travelers find World Cup trip more exciting, less hazardous

U.S. travelers find World Cup trip more exciting, less hazardous

By air, taxi and subway, Jayhawk alumni are making their way through Brazil with a few eyebrow raising details, but with more ease than expected. Depending on who you talk to, the ease of travel throughout the host nation’s cities can land on either side of the proverbial traffic spectrum. Andrew Wiebe, a 2009 University […]

Davis: Student-athletes deserve financial compensation

  Imagine a business that creates a very desirable product. This business can sell tickets, merchandise and negotiate media deals that earns itself close to a billion dollars in profit each year. This company has more than 400,000 employees feeding the profits but they don’t have to pay any one of them a single dime. This […]

Felderstein: Student-athletes compete for name on uniform

Felderstein: Student-athletes compete for name on uniform

Student-athletes are exactly what the order of that commonly used phrase suggests. They are students first and athletes second. The last time I checked, I don’t receive payment for going to class and being the philanthropy chair in my fraternity. According to Ed O’Bannon, a former college and pro basketball player, collegiate student-athletes should begin […]