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New York Knicks recruit former Kansas basketball player Wayne Selden Jr.


LAWRENCE – The New York Knicks announced last weekend that they signed Wayne Selden Jr.

Selden, a former Kansas athlete, has had a professional career that has also included stints in the NBA with New Orleans, Memphis and Chicago. Selden played three seasons in college with the Jayhawks before he was not drafted in 2016. And according to a report by Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, “The Knicks signed Wayne Selden to a 9 room contract, which is less common than Exhibit 10. Exhibit 9 protects the team if Selden is injured in training camp. In any case, it is not guaranteed.

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Here are some other events that took place in the Kansas track world over the past week:

Kansas hires Dr Jarrod Harrall as chief medical officer for primary care team

Dr Jarrod Harrall is joining Kansas as the chief medical officer of the primary care team, according to a joint announcement from the University of Kansas Health System, LMH Health and Kansas Athletics. Dr. Larry Magee will be retiring soon after more than three decades of service. Harrall, according to a statement, “arrived in Kansas after serving as a team doctor for the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Colorado College.”

“I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to join Kansas Team Health,” Harrall said in the statement. “I look forward to working with such an amazing group of healthcare professionals and a role model who will continue to optimize the health and performance of University of Kansas student-athletes. “

Kansas football won’t have to face Texas Tech starting quarterback

The Jayhawks have a Big 12 Conference game against Texas Tech on Oct. 16 at home, and when the visitors arrive, they won’t have the same starting quarterback that had that role at the start of the season. Tyler Shough is expected to miss six weeks with a broken collarbone, according to a USA TODAY Network report.

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Kansas football athlete’s highlight reel capture makes SportsCenter top 10 games

Trevor Wilson’s reception in the second quarter against Duke was impressive and he was recognized for it. The Jayhawks wide receiver catch was the No.2 game on SportsCenter’s Top 10 games the next day.

Kansas football loses twice

The Jayhawks (5-6-1, 0-2 in the Big 12) suffered a 1-0 loss to a TCU ranked team and a 3-1 loss to Oklahoma State. Emilie Gavillet of Kansas made six saves in goal in the loss to TCU. Kansas’ Brie Severns scored the team’s only goal in the loss to Oklahoma State.

“We started well and scored a goal,” Jayhawks coach Mark Francis said after the loss to Oklahoma State in a statement. “We had a lot of opportunities in the first half after scoring and stayed in the game in the second half. We had a lot of heavy legs today, but we’ll recover and prepare for Kansas State’s return home after being on the road for the past two weeks.

Kansas tennis competes in two events

The Jayhawks sent one athlete to the North Carolina Invitational and one to the Tulsa UTR. Julia Deming has won two of her three matches at Tulsa, including a 6-3, 6-4 victory over a competitor from Tulsa. Among Kansas’ successes in North Carolina, Sonia Smagina and Tiffany Lagarde’s doubles team emerged victorious in three games before losing in the final to an Old Dominion team.

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Kansas Volleyball Twice Dominates Texas Tech

The Jayhawks (10-3, 2-0 in the Big 12) traveled to Lubbock to face Texas Tech and came back with two wins in five sets. Kansas won the first game 15-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-18, 15-7, and Kennedy Farris led the way with 16 digs. Kansas won Game 2 19-25, 14-25, 25-22, 25-15, 15-9, and Caroline Bien led the way with 16 kills.

“We played a very good quality team that performed very well in the first half of the game tonight,” Jayhawks coach Ray Bechard said after Game 2 in a statement. “And then we settled in and got things done. I was really encouraged by our team’s ability to stick to the game plan. It was back-to-back nights where we found different ways to win.

Kansas Men’s Golf Finishes First at Windon Memorial

The Jayhawks won a second straight tournament for the first time since 2016, placing first at the Windon Memorial with a team score of under 18 to do so. Davis Cooper of Kansas won a medal with a score of 10 under.

“I’m really proud of the guys and the fight we had today,” Jayhawks coach Jamie Bermel said in a statement. “From top to bottom, we played with a bit of tenacity and courage today… Winning is difficult, and doing it two weeks in a row is good. It’s great for the guys, great for KU golf and great for our alumni who follow this program very closely.

Bermel added in the statement: “Davis Cooper; What can I say? He didn’t play like it was his third college tournament in the lineup. He picked this golf course apart this week and claimed his first college victory. He’s not very tall, he doesn’t get very far, but he understands what he’s doing well and keeps improving.

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Kansas hires Maya Ozery as senior associate athletic director

Kansas announced it is adding Maya Ozery to its staff as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development. According to a statement, she will be “responsible for the successful development and delivery of programs and services related to the development and leadership of student-athletes.” She had been to Georgetown before this move, and to Richmond and Longwood before that.

Ozery played football in college and spent time on the Israel national team.

“We are delighted to welcome Maya to Kansas Athletics and are confident that she will enhance our student-athlete experience during this transformative period in varsity athletics,” Kansas athletic director Travis Goff said in a statement. communicated. “Maya has risen to the top of our strong candidate pool with her experience leading one of the country’s top leadership and personal development programs. Her background as an international student-athlete, her commitment to personal development and education, her passion for preparing student-athletes for life after sport, as well as her commitment to impactful initiatives in the field. diversity and inclusion, will have a huge impact on our current and future Jayhawks. . “

Jordan Guskey covers University of Kansas athletics at the Topeka Capital-Journal. Contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @JordanGuskey.


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