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NCAA case against Kansas hoops taken for independent review

Jul. 1, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA's infractions case against the University of Kansas men's basketball program has been accepted into a newly created independent investigation process that was created to handle especially complex cases. The Infractions Referral Committee said Wednesday that the case against...

Prosecutors file more charges against Kansas professor

Jun. 25, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas researcher accused of concealing work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas defrauded the U.S. government and the university, according to revised federal charges filed Thursday. The new indictment charges Feng “Franklin” Tao of...

Sheriff's office: 6 killed in fiery head-on crash in Kansas

Jun. 19, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Six people were killed and one was seriously injured in a fiery head-on crash on a northeast Kansas highway, authorities said. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened around 6:40 p.m. Thursday when a Ford Fusion and another vehicle collided on U.S. 40 southwest of...

Kansas officers shoot, kill man who pointed gun after chase

Jun. 15, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas law enforcement authorities on Monday shot and killed a man wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service who led them on a car chase then pointed a gun at them, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The patrol didn't identify the suspect, a white man who died at the scene. The chase...

Kansas agrees to $2.55M settlement with ex-football coach

Jun. 5, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas announced late Friday it had reached a settlement with former football coach David Beaty, who had filed a lawsuit against the school alleging athletic department officials were trying to circumvent terms of his contract. The school agreed to pay $2.55 million...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, people sit surrounded by empty seats as they wait for the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Bournemouth at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England. The crippling grip the coronavirus pandemic has had on the sports world has forced universities, leagues and franchises to evaluate how they might someday welcome back fans. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Will open seats be familiar sight in sports as virus fades?

Jun. 2, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Empty seats have been the norm the past few years at the University of Kansas, where a succession of football coaches has failed to turn around the flailing fortunes of the Jayhawks. Now, all those open seats — and short lines and quiet concourses — will be the norm in...