Why KU must do more than trying to limit Trae Young’s points

If you think stopping Trae Young from scoring is the best way for No. 10 Kansas to defeat No. 4 Oklahoma this Tuesday, let me present a counterargument in the form of a number: 33.125. That’s the number of points per game Young is averaging in losses ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: Barely Getting By The Bears

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 70, Baylor 67

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 70-67 survival victory against Baylor on Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B- ---------- Malik Newman was terrific and the Jayhawks got to the free throw line 34 times. The problem was, they missed 13 times when they got there ... Continue reading


Malik Newman talks about his 24-point outburst vs. Baylor

Kansas sophomore guard Malik Newman discussed what went through his head during a stretch of scoring 12 straight points in a 70-67 win over Baylor, what helped him rebounding and what it's like to lose freshman Billy Preston to a pro team in Europe. Continue reading


Devonte’ Graham on Billy Preston’s departure, Jayhawks’ win over Baylor

Kansas senior point guard Devonte’ Graham shares his thoughts on the news would-be freshman forward Billy Preston has decided to play professionally in Bosnia. Plus, Graham explains what he saw out of sophomore guard Malik Newman down the stretch, and why second-half baskets were so hard to ... Continue reading


Baseline View: Malik Newman pulls the Jayhawks to victory over Baylor

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Getting to know: Baylor basketball

Returning to Allen Fieldhouse for the 15th time in program history at 5:05 p.m. tonight (TV: ESPN), Baylor is still searching for its first win against Kansas in Lawrence. The current version of the Bears haven’t won a true road game this season. The Bears (12-6, 2-4 ... Continue reading


Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 19

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 220 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading


Kansas lawmakers to start pushing transparency initiatives

As the Kansas Legislature heads into the third week of the 2018 session, with little progress being made on school finance until a consultant's report comes out in mid-March, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are starting to turn their attention to issues of transparency in ... Continue reading


Numbers say Kansas solid at both ends of floor

Visiting kenpom.com is a nice way to get a feel for how the numbers for your favorite college basketball team stack up nationally. The adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency rankings are particularly interesting. Purdue is the nation's only squad to rank in the top 10 in both ... Continue reading


Empty storefronts become a bit more prominent in Lawrence, new report shows; vacancy rate hits recent high

With all this talk of a federal government shutdown, the natural question is whether it would include presidential cellphone service? I don’t have insight into that, but this is the time of year that Lawrence leaders look at another type of shutdown: how many businesses have closed ... Continue reading


Examining the potential impact of KU basketball playing 2 big men

It might sound odd, coming from KU coach Bill Self, but one of the biggest challenges facing the current Kansas basketball team is how to incorporate more big men into the offense. Go ahead. Take a moment. It's important to have your head on straight before reading ... Continue reading


Never trust a librarian carrying a dog book

[Sounder][1], [Old Yeller][2], [Old Dan, and Little Ann][3]: children’s literature is littered with corpses of dogs who died too young and made us cry harder than we wanted to. Luckily, our parents burst into tears, too, which helped distract us from our own sorrow, since they looked ... Continue reading


Joel Embiid becomes first All-Star starter from Kansas since Wilt Chamberlain

For the first time since Wilt Chamberlain’s final season, in 1973, the NBA’s All-Star Game will feature a Kansas Jayhawk in the starting lineup. The league announced the five starters from each conference Thursday evening, and second-year center Joel Embiid landed the third frontcourt position in the ... Continue reading


Lagerald Vick ‘not even close’ to providing KU with scoring he did earlier this season

The Lagerald Vick who scored 20 or more points six times during the season’s first two months has yet to be seen in the Kansas basketball lineup so far in January. After opening Big 12 play with a bang on Dec. 29, scoring 21 points and shooting ... Continue reading


Silvio De Sousa talks about his transition to KU, receiving a standing ovation in debut

Kansas freshman Silvio De Sousa, who joined the team in December, talked about becoming more comfortable on and off the court, receiving a standing ovation in his debut and why he doesn't feel pressure to contribute this season. Continue reading


Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 18

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 197 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading


Frank Mason helps Kansas stand atop Big 12 in second-hand way

Kansas State landed the biggest surprise of the week so far in the Big 12, blasting Oklahoma, 87-69, in Manhattan by holding Trae Young to 20 points Tuesday night. That result, coupled with Texas Tech losing to Texas, left Kansas alone atop of the Big 12 with ... Continue reading


Restaurant featuring chili and tamale pie set to open in downtown Lawrence

If a spicy bowl — or hot tub — of chili sounds good right about now, you’ll want to take notice of a new downtown Lawrence restaurant. Lawrence chef Sarah Busse plans to open Archibowls at 125 E. 10th St., which was the former home of Ramen ... Continue reading


Bill Self used to look ahead at the Big 12 schedule; not any longer

Human nature used to lead Bill Self to look ahead — at least for a little peek — when it came to Big 12 play. Of course the Jayhawks’ head basketball coach and his staff prepared their players as if the next game on the schedule was ... Continue reading