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KU basketball prepares for first game in South Korea

Published July 3, 2015

Catch up on exclusive coverage of the Kansas men's basketball team's trip to South Korea and the Jayhawks' preparations for their debut at World University Games at 10 p.m. Friday CDT.

Jayhawks savor Team USA appearance at opening ceremonies

Published July 3, 2015

When Turkey arrives for its game in a few hours, the opponents' uniforms will say Kansas. On Friday night in Gwangju Universiade Stadium, the Jayhawks were simply Team USA. The KU basketball team joined more than 10,000 other athletes and nearly 50,000 spectators for the opening ceremonies of the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

Jayhawks run past China for 93-56 victory

Published July 2, 2015

It’s a simple formula: Force turnovers to get transition buckets. That’s all Team USA needed to do in a 93-56 blowout victory over China in a scrimmage Thursday at Seolwol Girls’ High in Gwangju, South Korea. By Bobby Nightengale

Jayhawks open Korea practices in front of big crowd

Published June 30, 2015

When the Team USA bus stopped in front of Gwangju High on Tuesday night, Kansas University men’s basketball players saw a number of high school students waiting to greet them in front of the gymnasium’s entrance. By Bobby Nightengale

KU's Team USA receives warm welcome in first practice

Published June 30, 2015

It was quite the scene on Tuesday night when Kansas University men's basketball players took the court for their first practice in Korea and were surrounded by hundreds of students from Gwangju High School. By Bobby Nightengale

Spencer Museum of Art remains 'At Large' during renovations with 'NuPenny's Last Stand'

Published June 28, 2015

A lot of folks were left scratching their heads after a mysterious structure resembling an old-timey toy store sprung up seemingly overnight in an East Lawrence industrial park just over a week ago. Those who happened to stumble upon the mid-century-style monolith posted pictures on social media, and soon word began to spread. More and more people stopped by to see it in person, but weren’t sure what to make of the thing.

Is Netflix taking over TV and movies?

Published June 26, 2015

A prequel to one of the biggest cult comedy classics of the last 20 years is out on July 31, only it won’t be released in theaters. And, unlike its predecessor, it’s not a movie. Unless you binge watch all eight episodes in a row. By Eric Melin

Kansas sweeps Canada with big 4th quarter, 87-76

Published June 26, 2015

The Kansas University men's basketball team swept Canada and grabbed plenty of momentum for next month's World University Games in South Korea with a 87-76 victory over Team Canada at Sprint Center on Friday.

Weekend Picks: Festivals, fiestas, Final Friday and freakouts

Published June 25, 2015

Buckle up, folks. This weekend is almost certainly the busiest cultural weekend of the summer, if not the entire year. If you are out and about very much at all, you're likely to find yourself (intentionally or otherwise) in the midst of two festivals, a fiesta, Final Friday events, and some bike races.

Have you found NuPenny yet? Unraveling the mystery of Lawrence's newest art installation

Published June 24, 2015

Those cruising around the outskirts of East Lawrence (or social media) in the past few days may have noticed an eye-catching new addition to the area's normally unassuming landscape. By Joanna Hlavacek

Jayhawks get past Canada in first exhibition

Published June 23, 2015

In its first attempt at taking on the world, the Kansas University men's basketball team opened up its opportunity to represent the United States in next month's World University Games in South Korea with a 91-83 victory over Team Canada at Sprint Center.

KU releases uniforms for World Games in South Korea

Published June 22, 2015

The Kansas University athletic department on Monday released several photographs of the uniforms the men's basketball team will wear while representing the United States in the World University Games in early July in South Korea.

'Inside Out' has That Pixar Feeling

Published June 19, 2015

“Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)” was already a well-worn cliché before the band Cinderella turned it into a power ballad monster, but just because they didn’t invent it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hold some kind of strange potency. Animation studio Pixar didn’t invent poignancy either, but as far as movies with mainstream appeal go, they seem to have perfected a very specific version of it. Let’s call it “That Pixar Feeling.” Lawrence.com movie review by Eric Melin

Setting the tables: Restaurant turns wine cellar into fine dining experience

Published June 18, 2015

If it grows together, it goes together. That’s the idea behind Two Tables, the new “fine dining pop-up restaurant” — as it’s described by owner Steve Wilson — that’s located, funnily enough, below ground. By Joanna Hlavacek

2015 Free State Festival events run gamut of art and ideas

Published June 15, 2015

A performance by comedian Tig Notaro next Monday will kick off a week chock full of arts and culture events in downtown Lawrence. By Joanna Hlavacek

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