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K-State Athletics Confirms Zero Active Positives for COVID-19 with PCR Testing as of June 11

K-State Athletics ReleaseJune 12, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State Athletics has confirmed that no student-athletes have tested positive for active COVID-19 following PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing and the on-boarding process of approximately 90 student-athletes this week. In addition, one student-athlete did test positive for COVID-19 with antibody testing but is not considered acute. The department will conti...

Six Jayhawks Selected to Athlon Sports Preseason Teams

KU Athletics ReleaseJune 12, 2020

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Six Jayhawks were selected to the 2020 Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big 12 Teams, eclipsing the previous season’s mark of five selection, while Pooka Williams, Jr. and Kyle Thompson were recognized by the publication for the second-consecutive year. Stephen Robinson, Jr., Andrew Parchment, Malik Clark and Dru Prox all earned recognition from Athlon for the first time. Wi...

Hernandez highlights KC’s Day 2 picks

Royals.comJune 11, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals went heavy on college pitching in the last two MLB Drafts, and they did so again on Wednesday with their top pick, selecting left-hander Asa Lacy out of Texas A&M fourth overall. But on Thursday the Royals took a stab at upside, selecting 18-year-old right-hander Ben Hernandez out of De La Salle Institute (Ill.) in the second round with the 41st overall pick. He...

Falcons Fall in Home Opener

Pat StrathmanJune 11, 2020

Excitement filled Dean Evans Stadium for the Salina Falcons' 2020 home debut. The North Central Blues had a blast, too. North Central spoiled Salina's special day, thumping the Falcons 13-2 in four innings and 7-1 in six for the nightcap on Wednesday night. With the two losses, Salina dropped to 2-2 on the season. The Blues kicked off the scoring in the top of the second. With the bases l...

Royals select versatile Baylor SS Loftin at No. 32

Royals.comJune 10, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals may have found their next Whit Merrifield. With the No. 32 pick, part of the Competitive Balance Round A, in the MLB Draft on Wednesday, the Royals took Baylor shortstop Nick Loftin, a 21-year-old who has played infield and outfield. MLB Pipeline, which ranked Loftin the No. 36 overall prospect in the Draft, wrote: “Using an efficient right-handed swing, Loftin fo...

Royals draft left-hander Lacy with No. 4 pick

Royals.comJune 10, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- Are the Royals getting the next Blake Snell? The next Al Leiter? Those are just some of the comparisons to left-hander Asa Lacy, whom the Royals took with the No. 4 pick in the MLB Draft on Wednesday night. Lacy, a 21-year-old out of Texas A&M University, was considered by MLB Pipeline to be the top left-hander in the Draft. Lacy becomes the highest-drafted player out of T...

MLS to restart its season with tournament starting July 8

Metro NewsJune 10, 2020

Major League Soccer announced Wednesday that its season will resume starting July 8 with a tournament in Florida. The league's 26 teams will be divided into six groups for the opening round of the tournament played without fans at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World. Teams had played just two games to start the season when the league suspended play on March 12 because of...

FOCO Releases Dante Hall “Human Joy Stick” Bobblehead

FOCO ReleaseJune 9, 2020

Somerset, NJ June 5th, 2020 – FOCO is excited to introduce a brand-new, collectable bobblehead featuring Kansas City Chiefs great Dante Hall on a thematic base celebrating Hall’s nickname of “The Human Joy Stick.” The Dante Hall Kansas City Chiefs Human Joy Stick Bobblehead depicts Hall in his Chiefs uniform, posing with a football while giving his trademark “X-Factor” pose. Hall is...

CIF Cancels 2020 Season

CIF ReleaseJune 9, 2020

The Champions Indoor Football League board of directors announced today that the 2020 season has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CIF had been exploring ways to play in 2020 and wanted to explore any and all possibilities before formally cancelling this season. “The CIF board of directors had continuously pushed for a delay to start the season, and even approved several modifi...

Kansas Reaches Settlement with Ex-coach Beaty

KU Athletics ReleaseJune 5, 2020

Kansas ended a prolonged contract settlement dispute with former football coach David Beaty by reaching a $2.55 million financial settlement, the school announced Friday. Beaty was owed $3 million when the Jayhawks fired him in November 2018. His Kansas teams went 6-42 in four seasons. “Today, Kansas Athletics entered into a $2.55 million financial settlement with former head football coa...


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