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- KANSAS SPORTS -

Kansas Athletics Director Zenger signs extension through June 2021

Zenger's base pay will increase from $619,000 to $700,000.

KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger says football is the focus after signing extension

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.”

Kansas AD Sheahon Zenger signs extension, vows to fix football | CollegeFootballTalk

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.

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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.

KU notebook: Kansas survives Immanuel Quickley’s cut; four remain in hunt for acclaimed guard

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.

Spring experimentation lands Maciah Long at defensive end | KUsports.com

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.

Track & Field - Three Jayhawks, three KU relays advance on final day of West Prelims

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.

- COLLEGE SPORTS -

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The Big 12 gets two of the top six seeds.

UMBC pulls off ridiculous rundown double play to keep America East title game tied - SBNation.com

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.

- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -

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Mike Trout going on the DL for the 1st time in his career - SBNation.com

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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We added LeBron James to all 29 teams in the league and played one season. Here’s what happened.

Bryce Harper plunking sparks crazy baseball brawl between Nats and Giants - CBSSports.com

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