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Opinion: Informing the conversation
March 29, 2015
Am I the only person in America not making fun of Howard Schultz? The Starbucks CEO bought himself a ton of ridicule recently when he attempted to jumpstart a national dialogue on race by having baristas write the words “Race Together” on customers’ cups of Cinnamon Dolce Light Frappuccino Grande or Caffe Misto Venti with extra coconut.
Lions’ Bonner award finalist
March 29, 2015
Lawrence High senior basketball standout Anthony Bonner was named as a finalist for the 2015 DiRenna Award by the Greater Kansas City Basketball Coaches Association on Friday and was selected to play in the 2015 All-Star Challenge.
FSHS baseball belts Branson
March 29, 2015
Free State High’s baseball team completed a two-day trip to southwest Missouri with a 7-4 victory over Branson on Saturday.
KU soccer upends Iowa
March 29, 2015
Kansas University freshman Eli Mayr scored the only goal 25 minutes into the second half as the Jayhawks edged Iowa, 1-0, in a spring exhibition soccer match Saturday at the Cyclone Sports Complex.
Kansas tennis edged by SMU
March 29, 2015
Two lopsided losses in doubles cost Kansas University the doubles point, and the Jayhawks never recovered in a 4-3 tennis loss to Southern Methodist on Saturday.
KU’s Conley wins Texas long jump
March 29, 2015
Kansas University’s Sydney Conley soared to a mark of 6.50 meters (21 feet, 4 inches) to win the long jump at the Texas Relays on Saturday.
KU baseball falls to Tech, 9-3
March 29, 2015
A big early deficit proved too much for Kansas University to overcome, and the Jayhawks’ Big 12 baseball winning streak came to an abrupt end Saturday.
Jayhawk-to-be Bragg wins state
March 29, 2015
Future Kansas University basketball forward Carlton Bragg scored 12 points with five assists against no turnovers to help his Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph team defeat Lima Central Catholic, 63-50, in the Ohio Div. III state high school championship game Saturday at Ohio State’s Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. By Gary Bedore
Column: KU football focus must be to trend upward
March 29, 2015
The Kansas University cornerback got burned, and the receiver had nothing but air between him and the end zone during Saturday morning’s spring football practice. That happens. The cornerback stopped running. That won’t happen again, unless he wants to be caught in the middle of a vise of incensed coaches one more time. By Tom Keegan
Rough start: First-inning blues doom KU softball again
March 29, 2015
For the second straight day, Texas scored four runs in the top of the first. For the second straight day, Texas used that quick start to beat Kansas University softball. By Chris Duderstadt
100 years ago: Rural man attacks neighbor over road-closing issue
March 29, 2015
“O. L. Cox assaulted C. G. Perkins, 60 years of age, beating him severely about the head with a heavy iron paper weight.”
Opinion: Do voters want more Clintonism?
March 29, 2015
An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. The world’s oldest party, which governed the nation during two world wars and is the primary architect of America’s regulatory and redistributive state, is eager to give her its presidential nomination, in recognition of … what?
Editorial: Renewable power
Kansas legislators should be looking at ways to boost renewable energy efforts in the state, not hamper them.
March 29, 2015
The Kansas renewable energy industry has been growing and thriving, but some measures still active in the Kansas Legislature could bring an end to that.
KU’s multi-choir ‘Joy of Singing’ concert this Thursday
March 29, 2015
Kansas University’s School of Music will host a multi-choir concert Thursday at the Lied Center, the school said in a release.
Royals roll, 10-5
March 29, 2015
Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock each hit their first homers of spring training in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 10-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 28, 2015
March 29, 2015
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Sporting downs New York City
March 29, 2015
Ike Opara scored early, and Sporting Kansas City made it stand up, beating New York City FC 1-0 on Saturday in blustery conditions with intermittent flurries all afternoon.