Kansas outfielder, Casey Burnham adjusting to life without sports

Published: Mar. 30, 2020 at 9:19 PM CDT
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The NCAA cancelled all Winter and Spring Championships on Thursday, March 12. Since then, college-athletes either stayed on campus or went back home.

Among them is Grand Island native and Kansas outfielder, Casey Burnham. He has been back home for over two weeks since the Jayhawks played their last game on Wednesday, March 11.

Burnham played and started in 12 games for Kansas this season (.265 BA, .777 OPS).

"It's just been tough to adjust to not having sports in my life. That's what I'm used to," Burnham said. "It's just been finding other things to do. Trying to still focus on school and finding time to keep working on my game."

Burnham said the biggest thing is trying to find a routine with so much time on his hands.

"With all this free time you can find yourself wondering off and not focusing on what needs to be done," Burnham said. "I've just really been working on finding a routine, finding times to get workouts in and being able to find that routine has really helped me get through this."

Burnham has been in contact with his coaches at Kansas but for the most part has relied on himself to work on his game, which includes practicing at the batting cages in Grand Island.