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Opinion: ‘Casual’ Jayhawks fail to meet coach’s expectations
November 30, 2013
Bill Self looked to the ballroom ceiling on more than one occasion Saturday night at Imperial Arena. And, despite the club music that pounded during timeouts at the Battle 4 Atlantis, it wasn’t the side show distracting the Kansas University basketball coach.By Benton Smith
Notebook: Wiggins scores season-low six
November 30, 2013
Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins, who has been slowed by a bout of the flu, scored six points off 2-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds while playing 34 minutes in Saturday’s 67-63 Battle 4 Atlantis victory over UTEP.By Gary Bedore
Victory in third-place game doesn’t impress Self
November 30, 2013
A narrow victory over UTEP in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament was no cause for celebration for Kansas University’s basketball players, coaches and fans on Saturday in Imperial Arena in the plush Atlantis resort. By Gary Bedore
Van Go apprentice artists present work at 15th annual Adornment Holiday Art Show
November 30, 2013
Workspace inside Van Go, Inc. was transformed into a gallery Saturday night for the 15th annual Adornment Holiday Art Show and Sale. White lights twinkled overhead as a hundred or so people wandered through the room, observing the art before the show began. Last night’s event served as the opening to the art sale, which will last through Dec. 23. By Nikki Wentling
No. 2 Duke routs KU women in Jam finale, 73-40
November 30, 2013
The Duke women’s basketball team doubled up Kansas University in the second half and routed the Jayhawks, 73-40, Saturday in the final game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam tournament.
KSU running back Hubert has career day against KU
November 30, 2013
Kansas State’s featured running back, senior John Hubert, made up in one day for an inconsistent season that started slow and finished strong. Hubert rushed for 220 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries Saturday, leading K-State to a 31-10 victory against Kansas in Memorial Stadium. By Tom Keegan
Opinion: James Sims should be remembered out of forgettable senior class
November 30, 2013
Just one player from this Kansas University senior class will be remembered for a long time by the average football fan. Running back James Sims finished his KU career in disappointing fashion Saturday, but a case could be made for ranking him in the top half-dozen rushers in KU history. Column by Tom Keegan
Notebook: Zenger confident in Weis, direction of Kansas football
November 30, 2013
With his head coach scheduled to hit the road for recruiting and his football team having just wrapped up another disappointing season on Saturday, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger offered a vote of confidence for the current coaching staff and the direction it’s taking Kansas football. Notes by Matt Tait
Game Balls and Gassers: Kansas State
November 30, 2013
Michael Reynolds and Ben Heeney earned game balls in a 31-10 Kansas football loss to Kansas State.
Six turnovers trip KU football in 31-10 loss to Kansas State
November 30, 2013
Saturday, in front of a split crowd of 43,610 Jayhawks and Wildcats at Memorial Stadium, the Kansas University football team ended its 2013 season by turning the ball over six times in a 31-10 loss to Kansas State. By Matt Tait
Small Business Saturday’ shifts holiday shopping focus to local shops downtown
November 30, 2013
The spotlight shifted Saturday from Black Friday’s deal-seekers lining up at the city’s big box stores to the locally owned shops that have long lined the streets of Downtown Lawrence. By Stephen Montemayor
UTEP, KU’s next foe, bemoans loss
November 30, 2013
If you thought Bill Self and the No. 2-ranked Kansas Jayhawks had a bad Friday night, you didn’t see Tim Floyd and UTEP, lose 89-53, to Iowa in the first Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal.By Benton Smith
Notebook: KSU misses leader
Wildcats not same without safety
November 30, 2013
One of the most significant elements of today’s Sunflower Showdown might be the absence of one of Kansas State’s top defensive players. By Matt Tait
Tale of the tape: KU vs. Kansas State
November 30, 2013
A unit-by-unit look at today’s football Sunflower Showdown By Matt Tait
So long, seniors: Sunflower Showdown marks end for 23 Kansas seniors
November 30, 2013
For the final time in their Kansas University football careers, 23 Jayhawks — including 11 starters — will suit up for their last game at 11 a.m. today against Kansas State at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Hero shot from ‘Arch’ won’t hurt KU long-term
November 30, 2013
When college basketball fans start chanting “Let’s go Hawks” tonight during the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game, they won’t be cheering for No. 2-ranked Kansas University, the presumed tournament favorite coming in.By Benton Smith
Notebook: Ellis says Kansas needs to move past loss
November 30, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball team will not face its third undefeated team in three days during today’s third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.By Gary Bedore
No trip to title game for KU
Late Villanova three shocks Jayhawks
November 30, 2013
A spot in the third-place game is not what Kansas University’s basketball team and its loyal fanbase that occupied all but a handful of the seats in 3,900-seat Imperial Arena wanted at the Battle 4 Atlantis holiday tournament in paradise. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 29
November 30, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Nov. 29.
25 years ago: Mumps outbreak in Lawrence gets state, national attention
November 30, 2013
Sixty-one cases had been reported during the past seven weeks.
Saturday Column: KU football needs more than promise of ‘next year’
November 30, 2013
Earlier this week, a Journal-World editorial congratulated all those associated with Kansas University football for the excellent academic record posted by the players. For the second year in a row, KU placed 19 players on the Big 12 academic football team, tying for the top spot with Oklahoma.
Your turn: Compressed natural gas advocated
November 30, 2013
At their Aug. 13 meeting, our city commissioners wisely voted to study the option of moving toward compressed natural gas (CNG) to fuel the city’s fleet of buses, trash trucks and other vehicles before they purchase three new buses. Here are some key points of interest to voters and taxpayers.
Opinion: Power play leaves Senate without rules
November 30, 2013
For all the gnashing of teeth over the lack of comity and civility in Washington, the real problem is not etiquette but the breakdown of constitutional norms
Physical Education gets ‘high-tech’ with Teacher Innovation Grant
November 30, 2013
Physical Education might be the last class you’d expect to integrate technology into the curriculum, but Lawrence High School PE teacher Amy Hoffsommer would beg to differ. Hoffsommer’s students wear heart rate monitors during class, purchased with money from Lawrence School Foundation’s Teacher Innovation Grants. By Caitlin Doornbos
Only three apply for ‘innovative district’ status
November 30, 2013
Only three school districts have applied for a designation that would exempt them from state laws and regulations governing how they operate, including laws on collective bargaining and teacher tenure. Districts have until Dec. 1 to apply for the 2014-2015 school year. By Peter Hancock
KU students working on a car to guard your health
November 30, 2013
Kansas University students are designing cars to monitor a driver’s health or deliver a doctor’s office to your home.By Elliot Hughes
40 years ago: Burglaries, vandalism plague Lawrence during holiday weekend
November 30, 2013
A break-in at a KU sorority house involved losses of an estimated 12 stereo sets, several televisions, jewelry, clothing, and other portable items.
100 years ago: Host of ‘miserable beer party and crap game’ morally responsible for fatal shooting, judge says
November 30, 2013
“‘I hope the legislature of this state will some day see fit to pass a law under which, instead of sentencing a man to jail we can put him to work and let his wages to go the support of his family….’”
Social Service League Thrift Store doing booming business at new location
November 30, 2013
Sales are up by an estimated 30 percent at the not-for-profit Social Service League Thrift Store, which was temporarily relocated to a new location near 11th and New Hampshire streets. By Chad Lawhorn
Chiefs’ Hali says he’s close to 100 percent
November 30, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs will have one half of their fearsome pass-rushing duo available when they face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Tamba Hali pronounced himself close to 100 percent after spraining his right ankle in last week’s loss to San Diego. Meanwhile, fellow linebacker Justin Houston is considered “week to week” after dislocating his right elbow against the Chargers.
Royals extend Moore’s contract
November 30, 2013
Royals general manager Dayton Moore will have at least two more years to prove that he can get the once-wayward franchise that he took over in 2006 back to the playoffs.