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Tom Keegan: Does Kansas have a clean basketball program?

It’s reached the point where the issues that need to be addressed with the Kansas basketball program have grown beyond what’s provable and what may or may not lead to an NCAA violation. It’s bigger than that. It boils down to a central question: Does Kansas believe it has a clean ...

Preps notebook: City teams focused ahead of state gymnastics meet

Following the conclusion of the 2017 season, Lawrence High gymnasts Josie Hickerson and Eden Kingery formed the plan. Hickerson and Kingery, who are now seniors at LHS, came up with the idea to make the most of their final week of practice. As a result, the duo created several different themes ...

Chiefs waive McQuay, sign Allen to help offensive line

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs waived safety Leon McQuay and signed offensive lineman Jeff Allen on Tuesday, giving them some additional depth up front after recent injuries to Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Mitch Morse. Duvernay-Tardif, the starter at right guard, broke a bone in his left leg ...

KU freshman Quentin Grimes lands on Jerry West Award watch list

There's been talk, from some college basketball coaches during the offseason and preseason, that Kansas guard Quentin Grimes could be the most talented all-around player in the country during the 2018-19 season. It remains to be seen if Grimes, a five-star freshman from The Woodlands, Texas, ...

Did David Beaty pull a Tommy Lasorda with timing of coaching change?

One of the many enjoyable aspects of covering Hall of Fame Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, the greatest motivator in the history of baseball, centered on witnessing him lose his cool in his office. Most of the time, anyway. I could have done without the flying chicken spittle, but hey, chalk ...

City rivals to team up for toy drive at football game

Free State High School and Lawrence High School students will put aside their rivalry to join forces on a toy drive at Friday’s football game between the two schools. Student teams from FSHS and LHS will be collecting new and unopened toys at the game, which starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the ...

2018-19 season preview: An MVP, an MIP and a BWA?

When last we left our masked hero, he was, well, masked. And tired of wearing a mask. And angry about his season coming to an end in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Compared to how his first three years in the league played out, though, none of those details seem so bad in ...

Long promotes former HR director

The director of human resources for Kansas Athletics since 2009, Frank Reeb was promoted to assistant athletics director, human resources, KU’s first-year athletic director, Jeff Long, announced Monday. Reeb supervises a staff of seven human resources, payroll and administrative ...

David Beaty: 2 questions led to his decision to fire Doug Meacham

With his Kansas football team 0-3 in the Big 12 following a 2-1 start during the less challenging nonconference portion of the schedule, head coach David Beaty decided this past Wednesday, during the Jayhawks’ bye week, to fire offensive coordinator Doug Meacham. On Monday, during his slot ...