McLemore, basketball alumni give back at Lawrence charity event

McLemore, basketball alumni give back at Lawrence charity event

Former Jayhawk and current Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore played host at his first annual Sir McLemore Summer Slam, a daylong charity event, Saturday afternoon in downtown Lawrence. Twenty people had breakfast with McLemore, he signed autographs in South Park and held a basketball showcase at the Lawrence recreation center at 11th and Vermont Streets. […]

Wide receiver Nick Harwell on Biletnikoff Award watch list, brings total to four Jayhawks on preseason watch lists

Wide receiver Nick Harwell on Biletnikoff Award watch list, brings total to four Jayhawks on preseason watch lists

Senior wide receiver Nick Harwell was placed on the 2014 Biletnikoff Award watch list Tuesday. The award goes to the best college receiver and is selected by college football journalists, commentators and former receivers. Senior linebacker Ben Heeney, senior punter Trevor Pardula and senior tight end Jimmay Mundine were named to watch lists for their […]

Sophomore high jumper Grace Pickell energized after difficult transition to collegiate athletics

Going into her freshman year of high school, sophomore high jumper Grace Pickell, from Prairie Village, never planned on taking up track. She originally was a swimmer, but chose the track over the pool, and became a two-time Kansas state champion her junior and senior years of high school. The 2013-14 season was filled with […]

Brew: Old, new players create hope for successful football season

The 2014 Kansas football season will kick off on Sept. 6 against Southeastern Missouri State at Memorial Stadium. Sitting a little less than two months away, many questions come to mind on this Jayhawk football team. Sophomore quarterback Montell Cozart already had the majority of last year under his belt, yet we don’t know how […]

Davis: Summer an optimal time to reconnect with sports world

Summer is a peculiar time in the world of sports. As a sports fan, I used to loathe the summer months. To me, summer was simply 12 weeks of arid heat with nothing to watch or follow. Call me crazy, but I counted the days until school started in the fall—I was desperate for something […]

LeBron James announces return to Cleveland, Wiggins yet to sign deal with Cavaliers

LeBron James announces return to Cleveland, Wiggins yet to sign deal with Cavaliers

“I’m coming home.” Those are the three words from LeBron James to Sports Illustrated Senior writer Lee Jenkins that were released on Twitter late Friday morning. He comes into a team with an All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who will only be in his fourth season in the NBA, along with other young talent: the former Texas […]

Women's swimming and diving team to host nine local meets during upcoming season

Women’s swimming and diving team to host nine local 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 13 swimming and diving meets during regular season, seven of them will be held in Lawrence, one in Topeka and one in Liberty, Mo. Last season, […]

ESPN3 to televise all home volleyball matches, ESPNU and FSN to televise two matches

The University’s volleyball team will have every home match aired on the ESPN3 platform as well as two matches on national television this season, the Big 12 Conference announced Monday. This is the second straight season that the volleyball team will have all home matches televised on ESPN3. Coach Ray Bechard said this is to […]

Heeney added to Bronko Nagurski watch list, Pardula added to Ray Guy watch list

Heeney added to Bronko Nagurski watch list, Pardula added to Ray Guy watch list

Kansas seniors Ben Heeney, a linebacker from Hutchinson, and Trevor Pardula, a punter from San Jose, Calif., were both selected to different national recognized watch lists this week. Heeney is on the 2014 Bronko Nagurski Trophy preseason watch list, which is given to the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Football Writer Association […]

Tight end Jimmay Mundine added to 2014 John Mackey Award preseason watch list

Tight end Jimmay Mundine added to 2014 John Mackey Award preseason watch list

  Jimmay Mundine, a senior tight end from Denison, Texas, was added to the 2014 John Mackey Award preseason watch list Tuesday morning. Mundine missed two games in 2013, but still set the team’s season record at  five touchdowns, including 20 receptions for 229 total receiving yards. Mundine also had a 27-yard reception for a touchdown […]

Jayhawk linebacker added to 2014 Chuck Bednarik Award watch list

Jayhawk linebacker added to 2014 Chuck Bednarik Award watch list

Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney was added to the 2014 Chuck Bednarik award watch list Monday morning. Heeney, a senior from Hutchinson, missed two games last season but still finished with 87 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions, one of which he returned for 28 yards. 55 of his 87 total tackles were solo. The 2014 […]

Davis: Tarik Black benefited Jayhawks during previous season

Jayhawks have never been fond of tigers. Nevertheless when Tarik Black, a transfer from the University of Memphis, arrived on scene in Lawrence last summer he was quickly accepted by the Jayhawk faithful and promptly assimilated to the Kansas basketball way of life. Black’s journey to Kansas was all about possibilities. A chance at success […]

Melia: Besler better off playing in Europe

With the conclusion of the United States’ World Cup on Tuesday after a 2-1 loss to Belgium, the focus now moves to the players, the “heroes,” so to say. If you watched the any of the United States’ matches over the past month, you saw that one of those heroes was Sporting Kansas City defender […]

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, […]