Former Emporia State softball play Jacie Stephens passed away after giving birth to her child. Nearly a year later, her husband still mourns the loss. The Hornets extended family stepped in to help out a grieving soul.
Kansas forward Jalen Wilson announced that he has declared for the 2021 NBA Draft today. Wilson will retain NCAA eligibility while testing the draft process. Per NCAA rules, student-athletes can participate in the NBA draft process if withdrawn by Monday, July 19.
Cold shooting and a big run by No. 4 Northwest Missouri was too much for the Ichabods to overcome as the Washburn season came to an end in the NCAA Regional Semfinals in a 85-44 loss. Washburn finishes the season 20-7.
Kansas athletic director Jeff Long said he pointedly asked his longtime friend, Les Miles, during the hiring process to be next football coach of the Jayhawks whether there was anything in his background that could potentially embarrass the university.
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said it could be “a matter of years” before its schools recover from the financial blow they took when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports and then limited how games have returned.
The Lady Hornets have earned their 22nd trip to the NCAA Tournament and will be the #6 seed in the NCAA Division II Central Regional Tournament and will play third seeded Minnesota-Duluth in the first round.
The Washburn Ichabods will make their third NCAA tournament appearance in the last four years and their 15th NCAA postseason appearance overall as they will open play against the No. 6 seed Missouri Western on March 13 as the No. 3 seed.
Former Kansas men’s basketball player, LaVannes Squires, died Feb. 19 at the age of 90, in Pasadena, Calif. Squires was the first African-American men’s basketball student-athlete at Kansas, and a member of KU’s 1952 NCAA National Championship team.
Kansas senior Marcus Garrett has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2021 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, the Atlanta Tip-Off Club announced Thursday. Garrett won the national honor last season as a junior in 2020.
The Wildcats hadn’t won a basketball game going all the way back to December 29, 2020. The 13-game losing streak was two losses away from being tied for the longest in school history (15 consecutive losses).