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Zenger's base pay will increase from $619,000 to $700,000.
Under Zenger’s watch, KU has most notably added numerous construction projects, including Rock Chalk Park and the DeBruce Center, which houses the original rules of basketball. He has spoken previously about completing those ventures to “clear the deck” financially so focus could be placed on football and Memorial Stadium renovations — two things he now says are “really the top priorities for me in the next four years.”
Zenger did not hire Bill Self, but he did hire Charlie Weis, which cost KU more than $5.6 million in buyout money after he was fired for going 6-22 leading the Jayhawks from 2012-14.
His goal, beyond the basketball-specific stuff, is to hit a playing weight of at least 223 pounds by the time the 2017-18 season rolls around. In order to do that, he has to eat. A lot.
Quickley, who plays on the spring and summer AAU basketball circuit for Baltimore’s Team BBC, has a final four of KU, Kentucky, Maryland and Miami. Rivals.com’s No. 15-ranked player has eliminated Duke, Providence and Virginia.
Although Long quarterbacked North Shore High to a Texas Class 6A Division I state championship as a prep senior in 2015, during KU’s spring game he showed up defensively, playing the same position as his former high school teammate, All-Big 12 defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr.
The Kansas track & field teams finished with a flurry as the Jayhawks punched six more tickets to the National Championship meet on the third and final day of the NCAA West Preliminary inside Mike A. Myers Stadium. The KU men and women ended the three-day meet having amassed a total of 17 entries (nine men, eight women) into the NCAA Outdoor Championships to be hosted in Eugene, Oregon in two weeks.
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The Big 12 gets two of the top six seeds.
So that was a 1-5-2-3-6 double play. It was unorthodox, but you gotta do whatever it takes to win, and UMBC ultimately did.
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The defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins went without a shot for virtually two periods of Monday night's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, but a superb stretch for the Nashville Predators' defense was not enough to stop Steel City from celebrating Memorial Day with a victory, as the Pens used a couple of last-minute scores to down the Preds, 5-3.
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Trout has a UCL tear in his left thumb, and he’ll undergo surgery Wednesday to repair the injury. The team says a typical recovery timetable is 6-8 weeks.
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Harper had previously homered both times he faced Strickland.