John Hadl, one of the Jayhawk football legends enshrined in Memorial Stadium’s Ring of Honor, is the 2020 recipient of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion for his lifelong service to the University of Kansas.
Director of Athletics Jeff Long invited three KU student-athletes, Paige Shaw (Volleyball), Sam Barnett (Soccer) and Kam McQueen (Football) to share their thoughts, opinions and experiences on important matters surrounding social injustice.
As I reviewed this past year in preparation of sharing our 2019-20 Annual Report, I am reminded of the resolve and determination of the Jayhawks and everything this University and Athletics Department represents.
In this uncertain environment, I want to share some decisions and areas of focus on the near horizon for Kansas Athletics. As Chancellor Girod just shared, fans will not be permitted at KAI events in September based on medical recommendations.
Due to the ongoing financial crisis caused by COVID-19 and in an effort to relieve significant revenue losses, Kansas Athletics and the Williams Education Fund today announced the creation of the Jayhawk Relief Fund.
Chancellor Girod, in an email to the Campus community, announced a newly formed Task Force on Community-Responsive Public Safety. Two representatives from Kansas Athletics have been selected by the Chancellor to serve on the Task Force: men’s basketball student-athlete, David McCormack, and Associate Athletics Director, Dan Beckler.