Twenty-five days after I became the director of athletics at Kansas, I picked up my phone to call Lance Leipold. It was early in the morning; the sun was out in Lawrence and it was building to be one of the hottest days of April.
The Kansas Jayhawks (28-24, 7-14 Big 12) hit the road for the first time since playing a three-game series at TCU April 23-25, traveling to Missouri for the final midweek game of the regular season Tuesday May 18.
Former Kansas great Paul Pierce was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's 2021 class during a Sunday morning ceremony, as he was one of 16 individuals to be inducted into this year's class.
Kansas added two more individual Big 12 Champions on the final day of the Big 12 Outdoor Championship in Manhattan, Kansas on Sunday, including Zach Bradford in the pole vault and Rylee Anderson in the high jump.
Kansas junior Alexandra Emilianov broke the KU school record in the shot put, while the Jayhawks placed sixth individuals on the podium and advanced five to finals on day two of the Big 12 Outdoor Championship in Manhattan, Kansas on Saturday.