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Kansas women rout Red Raiders
09:13 p.m., January 11, 2014 Updated 11:45 p.m.
For their psyche, for their postseason livelihood, for the sake of finally earning a Big 12 victory, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team needed this one. The Jayhawks dominated the glass and the scoreboard most of Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse to beat Texas Tech, 67-46. By Benton Smith
Notebook: Embiid’s day included first three, ejection
January 11, 2014
Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid was tossed out of Saturday’s KU-Kansas State game for committing a flagrant-2 foul on the Wildcats’ Nino Williams. By Gary Bedore
Cram session: Wiggins, Jayhawks learn importance of Sunflower Showdown
January 11, 2014
Somebody did a good job of briefing Canadian basketball sensation Andrew Wiggins on the Kansas University-Kansas State basketball rivalry the past few days. By Gary Bedore
Column: Selden embraces ‘new season’ with Big 12 play
January 11, 2014
It’s as if Wayne Selden’s confidence took one look at the non-conference season in the rear-view mirror, another at the Big 12 schedule ahead, put down the decaf, and chugged a gallon of espresso. By Tom Keegan
Jayhawks’ depth pushes them past Wildcats
January 11, 2014
Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said his typical pre-game white board in the locker room features the names of seven or eight players on the opposing team and little tidbits on the tendencies and game plans for each. Before Saturday’s 86-60 loss at Kansas, Weber’s white board was nearly full. By Matt Tait
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 10
January 11, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Jan. 10.
Veritas boys fall to Derby, 80-41
January 11, 2014
The Veritas Christian boys basketball team had no answers for cooling down the hot-shooting Derby Invasion Friday. Ten different players scored for the Invasion with three of them reaching double figures in the 80-41 rout.
Area basketball roundup: Baldwin boys still unbeaten
January 11, 2014
The Baldwin boys needed a fourth-quarter surge Friday to stay unbeaten, winning 52-37 over Louisburg.
LHS girls shut down by O-South, 71-35
January 11, 2014
Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood needed a second to come up with a way to describe a nearly 13-minute stretch in the first half Friday night at Olathe South, during which the Lions didn’t make a single field goal. “Rough is one word,” Wood said of the drought that led to a 71-35 road drubbing. By Benton Smith
Second-half surge lifts FSHS girls over O-North
January 11, 2014
Free State High girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan said he didn’t have any magic words for his team at halftime on Friday. With a four-point lead over Olathe North, the Firebirds knew what they needed to accomplish in the second half if they wanted to walk away with a victory. Whatever the spark was, it worked for the Firebirds, who dominated in the second half on their way to a 60-34 victory at FSHS. By Bobby Nightengale
Flat third quarter dooms Firebirds boys against Olathe North
January 11, 2014
There were times Friday night when the Free State High boys basketball team played its best basketball of the season. There were also times when the Firebirds struggled. By Bobby Nightengale
Not slowed by break, LHS boys roll over O-South, 57-44
January 11, 2014
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team held a double-digit lead throughout the majority of the second half in a 57-44 road victory, avoiding the turnovers and bad decisions usually associated with such a prolonged break from action. By Benton Smith
Notebook: Self liked KU’s hustle, wants more
January 11, 2014
Kansas University’s basketball players were shown tape of Ohio State’s Aaron Craft giving up his body in diving for a loose ball in advance of Wednesday’s game at Oklahoma. On Thursday, the tape shown the KU team was that of Jayhawk freshman guard Wayne Selden, forward Perry Ellis and others performing a similar play in the second half of the Jayhawks’ 90-83 victory in Norman. Notes by Gary Bedore
Column: Assistant coach has KSU playing sharp defense
January 11, 2014
If college basketball had the same assistant-coaching titles and endless studio analysis as the NFL, the men in suits would be tripping all over each other talking about defensive guru Chris Lowery of Kansas State. Column by Tom Keegan
Jayhawks face confident ’Cats today
January 11, 2014
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self briefly addressed the KU-Kansas State rivalry — the Sunflower Showdown — at practice on Thursday. “The key thing is we have to look at the teams before us and how they competed and how we beat them and really just go out and play to the best of our ability,” sophomore Perry Ellis said of Self’s message concerning a series in which KU has won 47 of the last 50 meetings entering today’s 1 p.m. contest in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: County denies permit for paint-gun area near Eudora
January 11, 2014
“We feel that if someone wants to get a rifle and fight, maybe they should join the armed forces.”
40 years ago: Lawrence residents not all on board with winter time change
January 11, 2014
“It does seem funny getting up in the dark.”
FSHS LB Loneker to play in Kansas Shrine Bowl
January 11, 2014
Free State football senior Keith Loneker will be rewarded for being one of the Sunflower League’s top linebackers. Loneker was chosen as a member of the East squad in the 2014 Kansas Shrine Bowl. The all-star game will be played at 7 p.m. on July 26 at Carney Smith Stadium at Pittsburg State University.
Letter: Cause for dismissal?
January 11, 2014
The Kansas Board of Regents has released to the media statements that are “contrary to the best interest of the university,” “impair … harmony among co-workers,” and are “detrimental (to) … personal loyalty and confidence.”
Letter: No free care
January 11, 2014
Recently on these pages fellow citizen Melinda Henderson claimed, “And colonoscopies and mammograms are FREE (emphasis hers) for everyone.” Fallacious is not a strong enough adjective to describe her rhetoric in support of controversial Public Law 111-148, entitled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA.)
Opinion: All Jews must stand up for Israel
January 11, 2014
For decades, the American Studies Association has labored in well-deserved obscurity. No longer. It’s now made a name for itself by voting to boycott Israeli universities, accusing them of denying academic and human rights to Palestinians.
Born again: Old Lawrence churches converting to new purposes
January 11, 2014
Several pre-1900 Lawrence churches are finding new life after once-thriving congregations abandoned them. Tenants love the typically light, airy spaces, and architecture buffs love seeing the unique buildings carry on, despite often costly and challenging renovations. Here are five of Lawrence’s oldest churches, reborn. By Sara Shepherd
100 years ago: KU dance chaperone warns students against ‘dancing with both arms around your partner’
January 11, 2014
“‘I won’t have any hugging on the floor tonight.’”
Vollmer, Bartnovskaya power KU women’s track
January 11, 2014
On Thursday, Kansas University track stars Lindsay Vollmer and Natalia Bartnovskaya were named to the 10-woman preseason Bowerman Watch List, an honor considered by those in the track world as the “Heisman of Track and Field.” Friday, at the annual Bill Easton Classic at Anschutz Pavillion, the KU standouts who helped the women’s team hang an outdoor national championship banner in 2013 showed they belonged on that list by stealing the show right out of the blocks.
KU women host Texas Tech
January 11, 2014
Some losses are more troubling than others. Trust Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson. She knows. Her Jayhawks (7-8 overall, 0-3 Big 12) blew chances to nab their first Big 12 win of the season and stay above .500 when they surrendered an 11-point lead, with less than six minutes left, Wednesday night in a 52-50 loss at TCU. By Benton Smith
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Jan 14 meeting
January 11, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
Saturday Column: How important is education to Kansas leaders?
January 11, 2014
The Kansas Legislature will start its 2014 session in two days. It is supposed to last 90 days, but if history is any model, it likely will end up exceeding this time frame with many of the most important and difficult issues being decided in the last few hours, thereby causing extensions of the prescribed timetable.