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Kansas head coach Les Miles, left, greets Coastal Carolina head coach Jamey Chadwell before an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas, K-State try to rebound in Big 12 from Sun Belt blows

Sep. 22, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and Kansas State had plenty of reasons to believe this season would produce another solid brick for the foundation of their programs, despite spring football being scuttled by the coronavirus and an offseason unlike any other. Turns out things were crumbling right from the...

Kansas Relays to be postponed from 2021 date due to COVID-19

Sep. 16, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Relays, one of the longest-running track and field events in the country, will be postponed in the spring as the University of Kansas tries to deal with a massive budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The school said in announcing its decision Wednesday that...

Kansas Jayhawk mascot sits in the empty stands during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Coastal Carolina in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Coastal Carolina defeated Kansas 38-23. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Big 12 feeling blue after 0-3 weekend against Sun Belt

Sep. 14, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Maybe the Big 12 Conference should have followed the lead of the Big Ten and Pac-12 and opted out of playing college football this fall. Or at least opted out of scheduling the Sun Belt. The lower-tier conference went 3-0 against the Power Five league over the weekend, a stunning...

McCall leads Coastal Carolina to 38-23 whipping of Kansas

Sep. 13, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Coastal Carolina might want to start scheduling a trip to Kansas every season. Grayson McCall threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores, the Chanticleers forced the Jayhawks into three early turnovers, and the coach Jamey Chadwell's bunch rolled to a 38-23 victory early...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Clemson, S.C. Lawrence is a candidate for the 2020 Heisman Trophy award.  (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Week 2 Preview: Trevor Lawrence launches Heisman campaign

Sep. 11, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

This college football season is already so odd that it’s unclear whether this is Week 1 or Week 2. Was Labor Day weekend Week 0, with a handful of games and no Power Five conferences involved? No matter what you call it, this pandemic-altered season is certainly ramping up — but not without...

FILE - Kansas head coach Les Miles works the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Coastal Carolina will visit the Jayhawks on Saturday night, Sept. 21, 2020, in the season opener for both teams. It's the lone non-conference game for Kansas, which will have a week off before visiting Baylor to open its nine-game Big 12 slate — on the date that Coastal Carolina was originally supposed to face the Jayhawks at home. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Coastal Carolina visits Kansas in opener Saturday night

Sep. 10, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Still a newcomer to college football's highest level, Coastal Carolina was looking forward to a visit from its first opponent from a major conference when Kansas was due to visit Brooks Stadium in late September. The shakeup caused by the coronavirus pandemic changed those plans. Now,...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Kansas' Pooka Williams Jr. (1) runs for a touchdown against Texas during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. With some returning talent on both sides of the ball and continuity among his staff, Kansas coach Les Miles is confident that more progress will be made this season. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Les Miles confident Kansas continues to improve in Year 2

Sep. 1, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas may be one of the only schools in the country where three wins was a sign of progress. That's how dire of a situation Les Miles walked into a year ago. But the former national championship-winning coach at LSU put together a coaching staff, threw together a last-minute...

Family members wearing face masks leave after taking the COVID-19 test at a makeshift clinic in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Virus spike in S Korea capital may be spreading

Aug. 20, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 324 new cases of the coronavirus, its highest single day total since early March as the recent surge of COVID-19 in the greater capital area now appears to be spreading nationwide. Friday was the eighth consecutive day that South Korea has reported a...

FILE- This undated file photo provided by the University of Kansas shows researcher Franklin Feng Tao. Tao, of Lawrence, Kansas, was indicted last year for not disclosing on conflict-of-interest forms work he was allegedly doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas. Defense attorneys, on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020,  have filed a motion seeking to throw out the charges. (Kelsey Kimberlin/University of Kansas via AP, File)

Filing: Kansas prof's prosecution criminalizes job disputes

Aug. 14, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The prosecution of a Kansas researcher ensnared in a U.S. government crackdown on Chinese economic espionage and trade secret theft opens the door to criminalizing workplace disagreements, his attorneys argued Friday in a motion asking a court to throw out the charges. Feng...

College football players left in limbo as seasons get pushed

Aug. 11, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson is ready to play football next month. Or in the winter. Or even the spring. He just wants to pull on his shoulder pads one last time, run onto the field in front of thousands of adoring fans, and experience the thrill of college football. It doesn't matter much to Thompson...