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Kansas basketball coach Bill Self’s Assists Foundation has pledged up to $2 million to the Douglas County Community Foundation toward the construction of a community center on the site of KU’s Rock Chalk Park.
Lawrence city commissioners have approved … Continue reading
IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 Conference has gone from the brink of collapse only a few short years ago to record revenue.
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Friday that the league’s 10 schools will share a record $198 million for the 2012-13 school year, an amount expected to increase significantly going forward.
Kansas released more details Wednesday about a planned student center that will house James Naismith’s original rules of basketball.
The three-story structure will be called the DeBruce Center in recognition of the contributions of Paul and Katherine … Continue reading
LAWRENCE — Lawrence city commissioners have approved agreements for a city-owned recreation center and tax abatements for a larger project that will include athletic facilities for The University of Kansas.
The commissioners Tuesday night approved a development agreement for a $25 million Rock Chalk recreation center. And they approved an ordinance to give a 100 percent property tax abatement for the next 10 years for the larger project, which includes privately owned athletic facilities for the university.
Musings at the mid-week:
– Football signing day is here … hooray, hooray.
– We’ll serenade prospects we’ve mostly never seen, who have yet to fail in the college uniforms we’re ecstatic to see them wear.
– Now, on to the 2014 class … and beyond.
– Maybe I am old-school, but in football, talent is no substitute for coaching. At least not overrated talent.
– People are asking how Kansas ever won at Ohio State, then mentioned the Jayhawks’ ballhandling was much better at that juncture.
IRVING, Texas — Big 12 athletic directors worked Tuesday to determine the league’s preferred bowl lineup with the anticipation that the Cotton Bowl will become part of college football’s new playoff system.
The 21/2-hour discussion about bowl alignment took up a bulk of the agenda as the ADs wrapped up a two-day meeting with Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and other league officials that also involved football scheduling.
Most of the first day was spent discussing the makeup of the 10-team league and “what-if” scenarios about staying at that number or eventually expanding.
Kansas has announced plans to begin construction on a track, soccer and softball facility following approval by the Lawrence City Commission.
KU’s Rock Chalk Park will be located near the intersection of 6th Street and George Williams Way in west Lawrence. The school hopes construction will be completed in time for the 2014 Kansas Relays.
“This will address longstanding needs that we have been trying to fill for well over a decade and probably should have addressed as many as 20 years ago,” KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger said.
LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas plans to begin building its part of a large new sports complex in Lawrence, but the city will wait until February to vote on its portion of the project, which will be called Rock Chalk Park.
City commissioners on Tuesday approved rezoning requests and a special-use permit that will allow the university and its private partners to move ahead with plans for a track and field stadium, soccer field, softball stadium and other amenities on about 90 acres in northwest Lawrence.