Defending NCAA champion KU women’s track team motivated to win more

When Kansas track coach Stanley Redwine and Lindsay Vollmer, the individual NCAA champion in the heptathlon, waited to shake hands with President Obama in March, they experienced the twin feelings of accomplishment and motivation. The defending NCAA champions will take to the track this week for the KU Relays at Rock Chalk Park, the new $39 million facility that also includes new venues for the KU softball and soccer programs.

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MU’s Maty Mauk working to add pocket passing to his game

Now solidified as Missouri’s starting quarterback, Maty Mauk wants to command the offense more than stun the defense. “I want to stay in the pocket more,” Mauk said. “Last year, I didn’t get thrown in because I knew I was going in there when James got hurt, but I wasn’t as ready as I am now.”

KU defense looks to make its mark

One year after unveiling a retooled and inexperienced defense, the Jayhawks now feature one of the most veteran units in the Big 12. Kansas is slated to return nine starters on defense, including six seniors and its entire secondary.

KU’s Joel Embiid to follow Andrew Wiggins into NBA Draft

Joel Embiid’s freshman season at Kansas was cut short because of a back injury. His basketball career at KU was cut short by his enormous potential. With Jayhawks coach Bill Self by his side, Embiid announced Wednesday at a news conference that he’ll enter the NBA Draft, closing his college career after 28 games.

KU’s Self says again that Joel Embiid is still deciding whether to enter NBA Draft

KU coach Bill Self said again Monday that Jayhawks freshman center Joel Embiid hasn’t decided to enter the NBA Draft, contrary to a Yahoo Sports report last week. “I think Joel is gathering information, but not information on where he’ll be picked because he’s going to go high,” Self said. “The decision he needs to make is, what’s best for him over time, whether to stay another year or to go.”

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