If you know former football player Keon Stowers, it’s hard to fathom how difficult his upbringing was in Rock Hill, South Carolina. There was not a lot to look forward to in his environment, and it was even harder for him to trust others that wanted to help him.
Learning. Growing. Maturing. That 400 meters, that one lap around the track, caused Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Kyle Clemons to do some deep thinking about his athletic career and his life.
Jayhawk women’s basketball great Danielle McCray has enjoyed a fruitful career on the basketball court. But for McCray, who concluded her time at KU ranked in the top 10 in nine different categories, her basketball journey almost ended before it got started.
Junior Christian Braun was born for the Border Showdown, which returns this winter on the basketball court. Although he claims Burlington, Kansas, as his hometown, his mom’s side of the family is so well-known in Missouri that they are in the state’s athletic Hall of Fame. The whole family.
Jayhawk Zach Bradford is one of the top collegiate pole vaulters, and in 2021, he has the best mark in the nation for a collegiate athlete. As he gears up for the NCAA Championships, how did he take up such a unique sport? And what is the secret to his success?
3,845 miles. From Kailua, Hawaii to Lawrence, Kansas. That’s how far former Jayhawk baseball player and current Director of Operations Wally Marciel traveled to play college baseball 10 years ago. Why has he never left?
Coming from Russia, former Kansas standout Sasha Kaun had no idea about sports in the United States. His curiosity and hard work helped guide him to a life he could never have dreamed of, and it’s safe to say, he figured it out.