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HINU women’s, men’s hoops lose
November 16, 2013
The Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team lost, 78-73, to Mid-America Christian on Saturday at Haskell.
KU cross country teams left out of nationals
November 16, 2013
The Kansas University men’s and women’s cross country teams, which each placed fifth at Friday’s NCAA Midwest regional, were not selected as at-large qualifiers for the national championships.
Haskell football loses finale
November 16, 2013
Haskell Indian Nations University’s lost its football-season finale, 57-7, Saturday at Lindenwood University-Belleville.
Baker football wins, shares title
November 16, 2013
Baker University’s football team rolled over Peru State, 38-13, on Saturday at Liston Stadium to claim a share of the Heart of America Athletic Conference regular-season championship.
KU women relying on junior Asia Boyd
November 16, 2013
After her Kansas University women’s basketball team won its second straight home game, coach Bonnie Henrickson admitted thinking about the Jayhawks’ next opponent, Creighton, gave her a little anxiety. Perhaps the play of junior KU guard Asia Boyd will cure some of that angst when the Bluejays face Kansas Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse — tipoff at 4 p.m. By Benton Smith
KU volleyball overcomes slow start, drops KSU
November 16, 2013
Losing was not an option for Kansas University’s volleyball team Saturday night in Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore
Woman killed as result of rollover accident in Douglas County
November 16, 2013
The Kansas Highway Patrol identified a woman killed Saturday in a rollover accident in southwest Douglas County as 63-year-old Iva Tomlinson of Harveyville.
Opinion: Biggest KU catch comes from surprising source
November 16, 2013
When athletes on a team with a losing record don’t start blasting each other until they score a big victory, that’s proof that all that losing didn’t turn them into losers, didn’t fracture team unity. Finally, after a 27-game Big 12 losing streak, the Kansas University football squad won a conference game Saturday. By Tom Keegan
KU football notebook: Celebration returns to Memorial Stadium
November 16, 2013
The scene on the Memorial Stadium turf following Saturday’s 31-19 victory for Kansas University over West Virginia provided the kind of joy and excitement for which KU fans, coaches and players have been waiting a long time.
Monks begin construction of sand mandala, promoting ‘world peace’ at Arts Center
06:20 p.m., November 16, 2013 Updated 07:53 a.m.
Shortly after noon Saturday, a series of guttural chants near the entrance of the Lawrence Arts Center tested the endurance of eight South Indian monks while catching the ear of any patrons passing through the front door unaware of the proceedings. For the next three days, the monks will carefully construct an intricate sand mandala before sweeping it away and depositing it into the Kaw. By Stephen Montemayor
WVU ‘average’ in loss to Jayhawks
November 16, 2013
When the West Virginia Mountaineers woke up Saturday morning in Lawrence, they felt good about heading over to Memorial Stadium, beating Kansas University and getting one win closer to bowl-eligibility. By Benton Smith
Kansas football finally catches fire in 31-19 win
November 16, 2013
Saturday afternoon, senior running back James Sims served as the flint to freshman quarterback Montell Cozart’s kindling and, together, the one-two punch set fire to the scoreboard in a 31-19 victory over West Virginia in front of a crowd of 30,089 at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait
Game Balls and Gassers: West Virginia
November 16, 2013
Game balls and gassers for Kansas football, in its 31-19 home victory over West Virginia on Saturday.
Lawrence man sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison on gun charge
November 16, 2013
A 29-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced to nearly four years in prison earlier this week by a federal judge after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm following an April arrest.
‘Humble,’ ‘tough’ Cliff Alexander signs KU letter of intent
10:10 a.m., November 16, 2013 Updated 11:48 p.m.
Cliff Alexander’s Twitter handle “humblekid11” is an appropriate moniker, says the AAU coach of the Kansas University basketball recruit, who signed his national letter of intent Saturday morning. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 15
November 16, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Nov. 15.
Opinion: O-North coach Wier praises Free State, QB Dineen
November 16, 2013
Walking across the field on his way to meet an old friend, Olathe North coach Gene Wier, Friday in the moments after a 22-18 victory over Free State High, spotted a crushed young man and showered him with genuine respect. Column by Tom Keegan
Kansas tennis signs four
November 16, 2013
Kansas University tennis signed four recruits to letters of intent, first-year KU coach Todd Chapman announced Friday.
KU volleyball signs seven
November 16, 2013
The Kansas University volleyball team has signed seven recruits to replace its seven graduating seniors, KU coach Ray Bechard announced Friday.
KU women’s golf adds three
November 16, 2013
Three golfers will be joining the Kansas University women’s team in 2014, KU coach Erin O’Neil announced Friday.
Snatched away: Turnovers dash FSHS football’s rally hopes, season
November 16, 2013
Unlikely as it seemed when the drive began, Free State High’s football team had a shot to get out of Olathe District Activity Center Friday night with a second-round playoff victory. By Benton Smith
KU women’s hoops adds juco
November 16, 2013
Junior college transfer Shea Brown signed a national letter of intent to play for the Kansas University women’s basketball team, KU coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Friday.
Lions’ Carmona signs with ESU
November 16, 2013
Months in advance of her senior softball season at Lawrence High, Marly Carmona already has her college plans solidified.
Baldwin falls to Coffeyville
November 16, 2013
Coffeyville held off a fourth-quarter Baldwin High rally Friday night to end the Bulldogs’ season, 35-27, in the Class 4A state football quarterfinals.
Baker soccer wins HAAC title game
November 16, 2013
The third-seeded Baker University men’s soccer team defeated top seed MidAmerica Nazarene, 1-0, to win the HAAC Conference Tournament Championship on Friday at MNU’s home field.
KU men’s runner qualifies for NCAAs; XC teams fifth
November 16, 2013
Kansas University junior Reid Buchanan ran a career-best time and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Friday, and he did it all with one shoe.
Coaches, scouts chime in on Cliff Alexander
November 16, 2013
Here’s the reaction of several individuals in the basketball world following Chicago Curie High senior power forward Cliff Alexander’s commitment to Kansas University on Friday.
KC-Denver not one-dimensional affair
November 16, 2013
It’s not in Alex Smith’s competitive nature to sit on the ball. The quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs likes to run an up-tempo offense, wing the ball all over the field, tuck it under and scramble when things get hairy. But slow things down? Keep the other offense off the field? That’s a hard idea for him to accept.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Quality of regents is critically important to the state
November 16, 2013
How does the state of Kansas strengthen and build the excellence of its regents system of universities?
Agenda for Nov. 19 Lawrence City Commission meeting
November 16, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
100 years ago: District court hears case of woman thrown from Lawrence roller coaster
November 16, 2013
“The defense alleges that she was standing up and fell out.”
Couple at center of November homicide may have fallen into resource ‘gap’
November 16, 2013
Area health care service providers say the Hopkinses fit a not uncommon profile of a caregiver reluctant to ask for help and a patient who fell into an age gap keeping her from some services. Though providers describe this area as rich with health options, they also describe depleted-funding-induced waiting lists and age and income requirements as obstacles for some in need. By Stephen Montemayor
KU university governance bodies hold on to secret ballot voting
November 16, 2013
Members of the Kansas University employee and faculty senates have grappled over the past several weeks with the issue of secret ballot voting as a way to protect themselves from reprisals over contentious votes. After challenges in both senates, secret voting survived. By Ben Unglesbee
25 years ago: Severe weather includes November tornado for Topeka
November 16, 2013
Seeing her car fly past her into the yard, a Topeka resident thought, “My God, I’m gone.”
Opinion: ACA failure would kill ‘new liberalism’
November 16, 2013
“Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got.” — Bill Clinton, Nov. 12 So the former president asserts that the current president continues to dishonor his “you like your plan, you can keep your plan” pledge. And calls for the Affordable Care Act to be changed, despite furious White House resistance to the very idea.
Chiefs spent offseason tinkering for Broncos
November 16, 2013
Even before he was hired in January, Chiefs coach Andy Reid watched tapes from every game that Kansas City played last season, including both matchups with the Broncos. He undoubtedly noticed the 5-foot-9 cornerbacks that the Chiefs tried to match up with the bigger, stronger Denver wide receivers. And he certainly saw Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker haul in 14 catches between them in what turned into a 38-3 rout last December.
40 years ago: Kansas AG Vern Miller speaks to KU audience on ‘victimless crime’
November 16, 2013
“If there’s a crime, somewhere down the line you’ll find someone affected by it.”