Archive for Sunday, March 23, 2014

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Kansas v. Stanford
How far did you think Kansas would go in the 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Poll results

Response Percent
Lose in the Elite 8
Lose in the Sweet 16
Lose in the round of 32
Win the national championship
Lose in the Final Four
Lose in the round of 64
Lose in the championship game
Total 1740

All stories

KU softball tops No. 8 Kentucky
March 23, 2014
Harli Ridling’s two-run home run — her eighth homer of the season — in the seventh gave Kansas University the lead, and the Jayhawks held on for a 7-5 nonconference softball victory over No. 8-ranked Kentucky on Sunday.
Sweep eludes KU baseball
March 23, 2014
On a cold Sunday afternoon with a dusting of snow outside of the Hoglund Ballpark field, it seemed like one run was all Kansas University’s baseball team would need to complete a three-game sweep of Dartmouth. Chance after chance after chance, the offense just couldn’t get the job done, and KU lost in 10 innings, 3-2. By Bobby Nightengale
Exhibit features sketches by former painter made after Parkinson’s diagnosis
March 23, 2014
Lined up neatly in eight rows on one wall, 176 envelops with pencil sketches, watercolor images and pen scratchings compile the portrait of a man with a compulsiveness to create. If those who visit the gallery skip past Moore’s artist statement, they wouldn’t know that these particular works were inspired by the obstacles he’s faced since his Parkinson’s diagnosis.
Notebook: Joel Embiid planned to play in Sweet 16
March 23, 2014
It turns out Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid would have been available for Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchup against Dayton, had the Jayhawks been able to defeat Stanford on Sunday in Scottrade Center. By Gary Bedore
Arch sadness: KU’s season ends in St. Louis, in round of 32
Jayhawks shoot 33 percent in loss to Stanford
March 23, 2014
This is not the way Andrew Wiggins wanted his college basketball career to end, sitting in front of his locker room stall with tears welled in his eyes. “It hurts. I feel I let my team down, my coaches, my fans, Kansas fans, everybody,” the 6-foot-8 freshman one-and-done sensation said after Kansas University’s 60-57 NCAA Tournament Round of 32 loss. By Gary Bedore
Column: March can seem like November for freshmen
March 23, 2014
Elite freshmen dominate the November news in college basketball. Superlatives fly. So do the freshmen. Sometimes they trip and fall, too. Then they get better as league play toughens them. And then the NCAA tournament arrives. So often, one-and-done pressure of an elimination tournament can reset the clock for teenagers experiencing something new. By Tom Keegan
Tarik Black respects play of Stanford counterpart in loss
March 23, 2014
With his team trailing by two points and his college basketball career in jeopardy, Kansas University senior Tarik Black made a pit stop on his way to the Kansas bench after picking up his fifth foul during the Jayhawks’ 60-57 loss to Stanford Sunday at Scottrade Center. By Matt Tait
Disappointed Jayhawk fans bemoan loss to No. 10 Stanford in downtown Lawrence
March 23, 2014
The sounds of heartache could be heard down Massachusetts Street on Sunday afternoon soon after Connor Frankamp’s last-chance shot (and Kansas University’s final attempt at moving on to the Sweet 16) bounced off the backboard, solidifying Stanford’s advancement in the NCAA tournament. By Nikki Wentling
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence participates in National Boys & Girls Club Week
March 23, 2014
Lawrence’s 14 Boys & Girls Club locations planned a week of activities to celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week, which recognizes the organization and its place within communities across the U.S.
Lawrence scholar performs as city’s first woman to register to vote
March 23, 2014
With a mixture of narration and dance, local historian Joan Stone will tell the tale of Annie Diggs, the first woman to register to vote in Lawrence.
Notebook: Cardinal handed Bill Self first KU loss
March 23, 2014
Kansas University’s basketball team holds an 8-2 series advantage against Stanford. Yet in the last meeting, the Cardinal defeated the Jayhawks, 64-58, on Dec. 6, 2003, in Anaheim, Calif. By Gary Bedore
Column: KU needs to keep up its dunking ways
March 23, 2014
At the time an MRI revealed a stress fracture in the lower back of Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid, he led his team with 31 dunks. That’s one area in which the Jayhawks have not slowed down without the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. By Tom Keegan
Curtain call: Traylor, Kansas face big test of brawn, brain
March 23, 2014
Kansas University power forward Jamari Traylor admits Stanford has a size advantage on the Joel Embiid-less Jayhawks entering today’s 11:15 a.m., NCAA Tournament Round of 32 game in Scottrade Center. But Traylor bristles at any assertion the Cardinal players have supremacy in brain power over his Jayhawks. By Gary Bedore
Canada: It’s not just hockey anymore
Kansas’ Wiggins, Stanford’s Nastic, Powell native Canadians
March 23, 2014
Today, when second-seeded Kansas University steps onto the floor for an 11:15 a.m. tipoff against 10th-seeded Stanford in the Round of 32, 30 percent of the starting lineups will be Canadian, with Wiggins starting for KU and Stefan Nastic and Dwight Powell starting for Stanford. By Matt Tait
25 years ago: County commissioners discuss rural speed limits, anti-dust road treatments
March 23, 2014
County residents who had been paying for the road application weren’t totally satisfied with the results.
Arthur’s pick? KU, of course
March 23, 2014
This is how you start a riot in an NBA locker room: Break out a bracket. Sure enough, just as I slipped the blank sheet to Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur, the lobbyists infiltrated his locker space, school pride in tow.
Rowers complete spring training
March 23, 2014
Kansas University’s rowing team wrapped up its spring training with three top-three finishes at the Clemson Regatta, including a second-place finish in the Second Varsity Four. KU’s Second Varsity Four: Erin Brogan, Alexa Fowlkes, Jennifer Hartzler, Sarah Lasini and Jackie Adamle.
KU golfer Philley ties for eighth
March 23, 2014
Kansas University golfer Logan Philley fired a career-low 6-under 66 to tie for eighth place Saturday in the Desert Shootout at Palm Valley Country Club. Philley had a three-day total of 9-under 207.
Kansas softball splits pair
March 23, 2014
Kansas University’s softball team split of pair of games Saturday, defeating Saint Francis, 10-2, and falling to Kentucky, 4-2.
Reaney sets U.S. record
March 23, 2014
Lawrence native Emma Reaney broke her own American record in the 200 breaststroke on her way to winning a national championship Saturday at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
KU baseball clips Dartmouth
March 23, 2014
Kansas University’s baseball team struggled to score runs during its recent road trips. Home, sweet home has changed all of that. For the second straight day, the Jayhawks pounded Dartmouth pitching, and junior Dakota Smith powered the middle of the order. Smith drilled a grand slam in the sixth inning, his first home run of the season, to help lead the Jayhawks to an 11-7 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.
LHS baseball rallies for victory
March 23, 2014
Lawrence High’s baseball team overcame an 11-run deficit and defeated Putnam City North, 13-12, on Saturday.
Sporting KC wins, 1-0
March 23, 2014
Dom Dwyer scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute, lifting Sporting Kansas City over San Jose, 1-0, on Saturday night.
Escobar, Vargas propel Royals
March 23, 2014
Alcides Escobar went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, and Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers, 8-4, Saturday.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
March 23, 2014
Construction projects listed are now available in a map format at
Editorial: Virtual options
Whether or not a virtual high school is the answer, the Lawrence school district must meet the needs of students who aren’t successful in a traditional high school setting.
March 23, 2014
The Lawrence school district is right to re-examine and revamp the Lawrence Virtual High School program.
Opinion: Life spent promoting hate was a waste
March 23, 2014
And what shall we say now that the monster has died?
Opinion: What is alternative to two-state plan?
March 23, 2014
The prospects for reaching an Israeli-Palestinian deal by John Kerry’s April 29 deadline are about as unlikely as Vladimir Putin’s giving up Crimea.
40 years ago: New 23rd Street restaurant an eyesore to some residents
March 23, 2014
Some city commissioners said they had received complaints about the red-and-yellow modular Taco John’s.
100 years ago: Eudora bridge disagreement goes to state supreme court
March 23, 2014
“The commissioners of Douglas county are anxious to do their part of this work but the Leavenworth board has refused to do so.”
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: A life well-decorated
March 23, 2014
Eugene Scott had served at D-Day and in Sicily and in the Rhineland and in Tunisia, and lots of hot spots in between. Eugene was due some military ribbons and medals — quite a few of them actually. But he also was due to get on a ship that was heading home. By Chad Lawhorn
Events at KU aim to bring faraway Syrian crisis closer to home
March 23, 2014
For Kansas University senior Suhayla Sibaai, the civil war in Syria is personal — she has relatives there and fears for their safety. But Sibaai and other members of KU Students for Justice in the Middle East believe everyone should care about what’s going on there and try to help. The club has designated this week Syria in Crisis: Jayhawk Awareness Week and has planned several events. By Sara Shepherd
Nightclub inside The Oread hotel faces state investigation related to free alcohol; city concerned about conduct at The Cave
March 23, 2014
A large nightclub on the edge of Kansas University’s campus is under investigation for illegally giving away liquor, and city leaders are expressing concern the bar is promoting irresponsible alcohol use. By Chad Lawhorn
KU’s relations with Legislature have grown testier, officials say
March 23, 2014
Kansas University has long been viewed as politically and culturally different from the rest of the state. But tensions with the Kansas Legislature have escalated in recent years, resulting in policy decisions and funding cuts that could have lasting effects. KU officials, however, say that perception is overblown, and they are working to maintain good relationships with legislative leaders. By Peter Hancock and Scott Rothschild
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 22
March 23, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, March 22.