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Non-revenue sports continue success throughout year

Non-revenue sports continue success throughout year

While football and men’s basketball harbor most of the fan and media attention throughout any given year, another group comprised of hundreds of Jayhawk athletes are tirelessly training, practicing and competing to continue the winning tradition that the University cherishes. The University’s streak of athletic success within the non-revenue sphere started roughly a year ago […]

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Jayhawks fall to Sooners in three-game series

The five game winning streak for Kansas softball (28-13) came to a halt this weekend when Oklahoma (28-8) swept the three-game series in Norman, Okla. Despite efforts from sophomore pitcher Kelsey Kessler, senior outfielder Alex Jones and senior infielder Ashley Newman, the losses were hard to overcome when the Jayhawks couldn’t get a hit. In […]

Kansas softball heads to Oklahoma for series

Kansas softball heads to Oklahoma for series

This weekend the Kansas Jayhawks (27-10) head to Norman, Okla., to face the Oklahoma Sooners (24-8). Oklahoma and Kansas are tied for the lead with Texas in conference play. Oklahoma ran around the Iowa State Cyclones in their opening series last weekend, scoring 35 runs to their two. The last time Kansas and Oklahoma played, […]

Former KU softball standout leaves lasting legacy

Kansas alumni softball player Maggie Hull-Tietz loved softball ever since she could remember. “As soon as I could walk I was hitting the ball off the tee,” Hull-Tietz said. As for wanting to play softball in college, early in her high school career she didn’t know that was an option. “Most people know that they’re […]

Kansas softball sweeps series against Oklahoma State

Kansas softball sweeps series against Oklahoma State

For the first time in five years, Kansas opened up conference play with a win. Kansas didn’t win just the first game either. They swept the series. In the first game of the series, it took an extra inning and one RBI from freshman outfielder Katelyn Schumacher to make the difference. Kansas (27-10, 3-0 Big […]

Final: Kansas softball defeats Oklahoma State 1-0

For the first time in five years, Kansas opened up conference play with a win. It took an extra inning and one RBI from freshman outfielder Katelyn Schumacher to make the difference.  Kansas (25-10, 1-0 Big 12) defeated Oklahoma State (19-12, 0-1 Big 12) in a low scoring affair on Friday 1-0. Sophomore pitcher Kelsey […]

Kansas softball to face Wichita St. in last non-conference game

Kansas softball (24-10) ends its eight-game road span with a game against in-state opponent Wichita State (18-11) today, with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. in Wichita. The Jayhawks lead the all-time series with the Shockers 69-17. Kansas is coming off of a win against eighth ranked Kentucky going into the matchup.  Another motivator for […]

KU softball picks up four more wins at Florida tournament

KU softball picks up four more wins at Florida tournament

Coming away with four straight wins, the Jayhawks (15-7) slugged their way through the Under Armour Classic in Tampa, Fla. The first game of the tournament was the only loss of the weekend for Kansas. Kansas faced Northwestern (15-5) and was up with an early lead in the bottom of the first inning. The Wildcats […]

Kansas softball gears up for South Florida’s Under Armour Classic

Kansas (11-6) is on the road once more before they host its home opener next week. This weekend, Kansas heads to Tampa, Fla., to partake in South Florida’s Under Armour Classic. First up for Kansas is Northwestern (11-4) on Friday. The last time the Jayhawks and the Wildcats met was in 2009 at the Kajikawa […]

KU softball snaps win streak in Tennessee

The Jayhawks (11-6) had nothing but hard fought battles this weekend in Chattanooga, Tenn. Kansas won their first three contests, extending their winning streak to five, but fell in their last game against Murray State. In the first game of the Coach B Classic, Kansas took on Southern Illinois (6-7). Sophomore pitcher Kelsey Kessler (7-3) […]

Kansas softball leaves South Carolina with three victories

The Jayhawk softball team (4-4) made progress this weekend in South Carolina, at the College of Charleston Cougar Classic, with a 3-2 record, improving from last week’s 1-2 record. “It was a good weekend,” said coach Megan Smith. “We came here to get tested and we did. I thought that we battled, we fought and […]

KU softball heads to S.C. to face varied competition

KU softball heads to S.C. to face varied competition

This weekend the Kansas Jayhawks head to Charleston, S.C., to participate in the College of Charleston Classic. Kansas faces five different opponents over the course of the tournament. Kansas will play Fordham University in the first game of the tournament. Fordham went to the University of Central Florida Invitational back on Feb. 7, but the […]

Kansas softball falls short at UCF Invitational

Kansas softball falls short at UCF Invitational

Kansas softball had an up and down series at the University of Central Florida Invitational this weekend, finishing 1-2, falling against UCF and South Dakota, while edging out Chattanooga. Two of the games, against LIU Brooklyn and Fordham University were canceled due to weather. In the season opener against UCF, sophomore Kelsey Kessler had seven […]

Kansas softball begins season with high expectations for postseason

After last season’s fourth place finish in the Big 12, barely missing out on the NCAA postseason, the Kansas softball team comes into this season with higher expectations than it’s had in years. The Jayhawks finished one game behind postseason invitee Baylor University in the Big 12. The preseason Big 12 coaches’ poll pegged the […]

Hull named Academic All-American

Though the Jayhawks’ softball season ended without a postseason bid, the honors kept ringing in for senior outfielder Maggie Hull. Already a decorated player, Hull earned her most prominent achievement yet as she was named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the third Jayhawk ever […]

Kansas softball splits two-day series with Oklahoma Sooners

Kansas softball splits two-day series with Oklahoma Sooners

Riding the momentum of the upset of No. 1 Oklahoma, the Jayhawk softball team will finish the regular season at Iowa State with a chance at its best Big 12 finish since 2001. Last weekend, the Jayhawks hosted the Sooners in what turned out to be just a two-game series due to weather conditions. The […]