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What if Kansas paid its basketball players? It already does, sort of

Published July 24, 2016

If you want to be a Kansas basketball player, 82 is an important number to know. It’s how many games are in an NBA season. It’s also how many times more money KU coach Bill Self made than his 13 men’s basketball scholarship athletes last year. This may seem unbelievable, but it’s true: Self earned more than $3.9 million, while the 13 players on scholarship took home $47,372 combined. The unbelievable part is that the players were paid at all.

KU football at Big 12 Media Days

Published July 18, 2016

Monday in Dallas meant interviews, interviews and more interviews for Kansas football coach David Beaty and three of his players at Big 12 Football Media Days, in Dallas. From radio hits, to sit-down Q & A’s under bright lights with various websites and sports networks, the second-year coach and his crew spoke about the struggles of going through a winless 2015 season, what they’re excited for in the months ahead, which players KU can build around and much more.

Live updates: Tracking the Jayhawks at the NBA Draft

Published June 23, 2016

From the years of preparation and countless hours in the gym, to the more recent weeks of basketball skill scrutiny and job interviews, the NBA Draft finally has arrived for Kansas basketball’s Perry Ellis, Wayne Selden Jr., Brannen Greene and Cheick Diallo. Stay updated on all the draft news right here, throughout both rounds.

Jayhawks scrimmage at Bill Self basketball camp

Published June 8, 2016

The Kansas basketball season won’t start for months, but youngsters at Bill Self’s camp got an early glimpse of the 2016-17 Jayhawks this afternoon as members of the team scrimmage. The glorified pick-up game featured not only KU’s many returning players, but also incoming freshmen Josh Jackson, Udoka Azubuike and Mitch Lightfoot.

2016 Summer Travel Preview

Published May 31, 2016

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.

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