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McLendon to be Enshrined September 9th

1936 University of Kansas graduate John B. McLendon was enshrined for a second time into the Naismith Hall of Fame on Friday evening, September 9, 2016. Originally enshrined as a conributor, McLendon was inducted as a coach along with 9 other inductees into the class of 2016. McLendon, a Hiawatha native,...


Jayhawks in the Olympics

The Summer Olympics are here, and looks back to the Olympics of 1932 for one of the best showings of current or former KU athletes. Haskell University was represented by Wilson Charles, the defending AAU champion in the decathlon.  Wilson was joined by KU's Glenn Cunningham in...


KU Grad John McLendon Honored

1936 University of Kansas graduate John B. McLendon will be enshrined for a second time into the Naismith Hall of Fame. Originally enshrined as a conributor, McLendon will be inducted as a coach along with 9 other enshrinees in the class of 2016. McLendon, a Hiawatha native, was...


DeBruce Center to Celebrate Naismith’s Rules

The Rules of Basketball and exhibits have been installed and are now open for public view in the DeBruce Center, a new student and visitor center at the University of Kansas. The 32,000-square-foot, three-story building adjoins the northeast corner of historic Allen Fieldhouse. The building houses a display of...


Clyde Lovellette Dies

Clyde Lovellette, a two-time All-American center for the Kansas Jayhawks basketball squads of the early 1950s, died last Wednesday at the age of 86. Read more about the former USA Olympian at

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Art Historian Marilyn Stokstad Remembered

LAWRENCE — Across the nation and beyond, many college students get their first exposure to art history because of University of Kansas scholar Marilyn Stokstad. She died at the age of 87. Stokstad, the Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor Emerita of Art History, is being remembered in the KU and...

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Naismith Speaks

An audio recording of Dr. James Naismith speaking, the only recording known to exist, was recently discovered by Dr. Michael J. Zogry, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Director of Indigenous Studies at the University of Kansas. Located  in the archives of radio station WOR-AM, these recordings were donated to the Library of Congress...


KU Friend Glee Smith Passes

Former Kansas State Senator, attorney and KU alumnus, Glee S. Smith, Jr., 94, died on November 16, 2015 in Lawrence. Graveside ervices with Military Honors were held in Larned, KS on November 19th. Smith was born in Rozel, Kansas, April 29, 1921, the son of Glee S. Smith,...


Charles Michener, Bee Expert, Dies

Charles Michener, one of the foremost experts in the world on bees and other social insects, died on November 1, 2015, at the age of 97. Michener began work at KU in 1948 and retired in 1989, but never discontinued his research. Over his career he was published...


All-American Bill Bridges Dies

Bill Bridges, a KU Basketball great from the early 1960s, died September 25 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in California. The former KU center had been fighting cancer. The great rebounder attended KU from 1957-61 and averaged 13.9 rebounds per game in his three seasons,  the second leading rebounder in KU...


Jo Jo White to Hall of Fame

In a ceremony held September 12, 2015, in Springfield, MA, Jo Jo White was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame. Also in attendance were his college coach Ted Owens, and fellow Naismith-inductee and Jayhawk Lynette Woodard. White played for the Boston Celtics from 1969 to 1979, the Golden...


Max Lucas, former dean of School of Architecture & Urban Design, dies

LAWRENCE — William Maxwell "Max" Lucas, retired dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Design, died Sept. 4 at his home in Lawrence. "On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer my sincere condolences to Professor Lucas’s family, friends and colleagues,” Gray-Little said. “My thoughts...


Chalmers Gets His Recognition

Former KU Chancellor E. Laurence Chalmers will be honored on Sunday, August 23rd, as the Art & Design building on campus is re-named the E. Laurence Chalmers Hall. He was the only ex-KU Chancellor without a building bearing his name. Chalmers served KU during the turbulent times of protests, violence and...

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Hall of Fame Track Coach Bob Timmons Dies

Former Kansas track & field and cross country coach Bob Timmons passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. He was 91. During his KU career Timmons led the Jayhawks to four NCAA titles and 31 conference championships. He was also incducted into the National Track & Field Hall...