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Decisions coming tonight and Sunday for 2 Class of 2018 KU hoops targets

The next couple of days will determine quite a bit about the Kansas basketball program’s 2018 recruiting class. With 2018 big man Silvio De Sousa already committed, the Jayhawks will learn this weekend about the decisions of a couple more highly touted 2018 prospects. Around 5 p.m. ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 22

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 245 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Love is in the KU football air

I sometimes wonder if the KU Athletic Department celebrates itself a little too often. That thought occurs most loudly every year when the Rock Chalk Choice Awards — doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it? — take place. Those are basically the Oscars of the athletic ... Continue reading

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How the loss of Isi Holani affects KU’s defensive line

The KU defense has already had its fair share of problems in 2017. The young secondary has been exposed by a trio of MAC quarterbacks, while a pass rush featuring the preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year has been [widely held in check][1]. Then there's ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 21

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 184 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2017: Svi Mykhailiuk

Despite still being younger than most players on his team, sharp-shooter Svi Mykhailiuk enters his final season as a Jayhawk with a huge opportunity and plenty of motivation. Leaving his name in the 2017 NBA draft pool until the last possible minute to pull it out, the ... Continue reading

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IT company buying west Lawrence building to expand; plans filed for new indoor baseball facility; Cottonwood to honor businesses

Often I need something akin to divine intervention to get my computer to work properly, so perhaps it is fitting that a growing IT company is buying a west Lawrence church building to expand its business. (Note: I have found pouring holy water on your keyboard is ... Continue reading

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Zach Hannon transforms from Missouri Tigers fan to Kansas Jayhawks blocker

Then a junior at Rockhurst High, Kansas offensive lineman Zach Hannon sat in the stands and watched Tyshawn Taylor score nine of his 24 points in overtime to lead the Jayhawks to an 87-86 victory against Missouri in the final game between the bitter rivals. Hannon watched ... Continue reading

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How much longer will Bill Self coach?

[In a Wednesday interview with ESPN.com’s Myron Medcalf,][1] Kansas basketball coach Bill Self shed a sliver of light on just how much longer he might like to coach. Brace yourselves, Kansas fans. Self’s answer was not, “forever.” Self, who will turn 55 in late December, often has ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 20

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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 229 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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GOP candidate for 2nd District congressional seat says he’ll move into 2nd District

Antonio Soave, a Republican candidate in the 2nd District congressional race, said Wednesday that he does plan to move into the district, but he did not specify when. Although he lives in Olathe, in Johnson County, which is part of the 3rd District, Soave said in an ... Continue reading

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Peyton Bender reflects on Ohio, looks for improvement heading into first Big 12 test

With Big 12 play right around the corner, KU quarterback Peyton Bender met with the media to discuss his own performance through three weeks, as well as that of a teammate who had a career day in the team's 42-30 loss at Ohio. "He had a rough ... Continue reading

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Say What? Tait’s weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

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Baylor has become the game to circle on Kansas football calendar

Kansas head coach David Beaty, in his third season of trying to build something out of the rubble left him, went out of his way to praise the school's football fan base at his weekly press conference. "I would just say that we've got unbelievable fans," Beaty ... Continue reading

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New report shows Lawrence’s economic growth is tops in Kansas and Missouri

I know when I’m on the treadmill it is sometimes hard for me to tell when I’ve caught my second wind. (Sometimes I have problems hearing the beeping of the defibrillator.) But there is a new set of numbers that is making it clearer that Lawrence’s economy ... Continue reading

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National championship chatter already audible in KU camp

As many of you probably know, the Kansas men’s basketball team often breaks down the end of each practice with a simple and strong chant of “Big 12 champs.” For the past 13 seasons (and counting), that target goal has proven profitable, with the Jayhawks winning a ... Continue reading

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There Can Only Be One: A Biography of Everyone’s Favorite Device

“Today we’re introducing three revolutionary products … The first is a wide-screen iPod with touch control. The second is a revolutionary mobile phone. And the third is a breakthrough internet communications device.” It’s 2007, only ten years ago. On stage, Steve Jobs continues: “Are you getting it? ... Continue reading

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Brief police foot chase skirts elementary school; suspect initially tried to flee on bike

Lawrence police said they notified an elementary school Tuesday afternoon that they were chasing a wanted suspect nearby, but that the man was captured within minutes. When officers initially tried to stop the suspect, a 37-year-old man wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court, ... Continue reading

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Prepare to see more of Carter Stanley, David Beaty contends

No, Carter Stanley is not about to supplant Peyton Bender as the Kansas football team’s starting quarterback. But head coach David Beaty said the redshirt sophomore backup will play a factor in KU’s Big 12 opener versus West Virginia. The Jayhawks used Stanley in a limited capacity ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 233 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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