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2016 Academic All-Stars

Published April 17, 2016

Top-ranked senior Josh Jackson picks Kansas

Published April 11, 2016

Josh Jackson, a 6-foot-7 senior shooting guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., who is ranked No. 1 in the country by Rivals.com, has committed to play basketball at Kansas University.

Live coverage: KU football spring game

Published April 9, 2016

It isn’t a traditional game, format or scoring wise, but the Kansas football program’s open-to-the public spring game — operating like a standard practice scrimmage — is Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

Free State Festival headliner Maria Bamford reverses course after threat to cancel over Kansas lawmakers' LGBTQ limits

Published April 8, 2016

After announcing on Twitter Thursday night that she planned to cancel Kansas performances in support of LGBTQ rights — and in protest of state lawmakers' efforts to limit them — Free State Festival headliner Maria Bamford has apparently decided to reverse course and use her Lawrence gig as a "fundraiser for local LGBTQ."

Lawrence sales tax collections gain steam; details on upcoming pole vault event; possible move for chamber offices

Published April 8, 2016

Lawrence City Hall and I have something in common: We’re both rooting for a warm-up. I’m rooting for one after my wife a few weeks ago decreed that the furnace shall not be used again until after Labor Day. (She didn’t say which year.) City Hall is rooting for a warm-up of sales tax revenues. Well, one of us got what we were looking for, and the other is still trying to learn how to knit an afghan.

Big changes on tap for Lawrence's Fourth of July celebration; Lawrence manufacturing firm relocates to K.C.

Published April 7, 2016

How Lawrence celebrates the Fourth of July is set for a major change this year. No, the fireworks ban isn’t being lifted, but the community party and fireworks show is moving to more spacious Burcham Park. But organizers of the community event are facing funding problems to make the show bigger and better.

Pro-Trump chalkings: KU says it ‘errs on side of free speech’ and has not removed them

Published April 7, 2016

Some students have complained about pro-Trump chalking on Kansas University sidewalks in recent weeks. But while nature may have erased some of the messages, KU has not intervened, university spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson said. At KU and a number of other college campuses nationwide, sidewalk chalking endorsing Republican front-runner presidential candidate Donald Trump has cropped up, often with the hashtag #TheChalkening.

Villanova beats KU to move on to the Final Four

Published March 26, 2016

The top overall seed is out of the NCAA Tournament and Villanova is headed to the Final Four. No. 2 Villanova snapped Kansas’ 17-game winning streak Saturday night inside KFC Yum! Center with a stifling defensive effort that limited Kansas to one of its roughest shooting nights of the season.

Jayhawks and Wildcats preview Elite Eight matchup

Published March 25, 2016

It’s another day off from basketball for the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks, who are one win away from a trip to Houston for the Final Four. KU’s players and coach Bill Self, as well as their counterparts at Villanova, and coach Jay Wright, stayed busy Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, with media interviews previewing their Saturday night Elite Eight showdown at the KFC Yum! Center. Here are some of the highlights.

Jayhawks beat Maryland to reach Elite Eight

Published March 24, 2016

In a city and state known for horse racing, the Kansas University men’s basketball team saddled up its Thoroughbred on Thursday night at the KFC Yum! Center and rode him into the Elite Eight. KU senior Perry Ellis scored a tournament-high 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting and 7-of-7 from the free-throw line to lead the Jayhawks to a 77-63 victory over fifth-seeded Maryland in the Sweet 16.

Sweet 16 Media Day — Kansas vs. Maryland

Published March 23, 2016

As the South region’s No. 1 seed, the Kansas Jayhawks, prepare to face 5th-seeded Maryland in Louisville, Kentucky, the players and coaches went through interviews with the media and an open practice Wednesday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center. Get the highlights from the KUsports.com team at our live blog.

Moving on: Jayhawks beat UConn to advance

Published March 19, 2016

After back-to-back early exits from the NCAA Tournament in the second round, Kansas got back to the Sweet 16 with a 73-61 win over Connecticut in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday night. The top-seeded Jayhawks (32-4) move on to the South regional semifinals, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jayhawks and Huskies headed toward Saturday showdown

Published March 18, 2016

As the Kansas Jayhawks and Connecticut Huskies go through their off day media obligations at Wells Fargo Arena Friday afternoon, the KUsports.com team will keep you updated right here. Keep checking in to hear what the coaches and players are talking about, headed into a Saturday night matchup for a trip to the Sweet 16.

Jayhawks move on to second round, beat APSU 105-79

Published March 17, 2016

Kansas, the No. 1 overall seed in the field, opened its 2016 NCAA Tournament run with a 105-79 drubbing of Austin Peay in Des Moines, Iowa.

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