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KU notebook: Agbaji to make official visit, offering future classes and barn storming and charity events featuring Frank Mason

Class of 2018 shooting guard Ochai Agbaji is finally taking that official visit to Kansas. Consider it a bit of a victory lap for the incoming freshman from Oak Park High in Kansas City, Mo., who committed to KU and officially signed earlier this year. According to ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for April 26

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

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Diving deeper on the Commission on College Basketball’s recommendation to allow undrafted players to return to school

While Kansas coach Bill Self has been known for putting players in the NBA Draft lottery, there also have been a handful of ultra-talented Jayhawks who have gone undrafted after leaving KU. Some of them, such as point guard Sherron Collins or power forward Perry Ellis, were ... Continue reading

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School finance fix may be easier than first thought

Kansas lawmakers were told Wednesday that fixing an $80 million problem in the recently-passed school finance bill may be easier than many first assumed. During a joint meeting of the House and Senate budget committees, staff from the Legislative Research Department said lawmakers do not need to ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for April 25

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

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ESPN report says NBA not likely to change age limit rule before 2020

Early Wednesday morning, inside a ballroom in Indianapolis, Condoleeza Rice and the rest of [The Commission on College Basketball sat at the front of the room and unveiled their recommendations][1] for how to clean up the mess that has made its way to the forefront of college ... Continue reading

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How one recommendation from The Commission on College Basketball might have affected KU in the past

Raise your hand if you think the Kansas men's basketball team could have been a No. 1 seed and reached the Elite Eight in 2017 with just eight scholarship players. Keep your hand up if you think the 2017-18 squad could have followed that up by breaking ... Continue reading

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Some longtime inmates of the Douglas County Jail who are no longer there

At any given time there are at least a dozen inmates who’ve been in custody of the county jail more than a year, according to information I’ve obtained this year from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. But within that list — with the exception of a few ... Continue reading

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A look at 7 scathing comments about college basketball and a report that could change Lawrence’s most visible industry

The most visible industry in Lawrence just got a shot over its bow today. The report to the NCAA on college basketball is scathing in many regards. If you were hoping for the Condoleezza Rice-led committee to issue a report saying all that is needed to fix ... Continue reading

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‘The Process’ seemingly ahead of schedule as Joel Embiid’s 76ers emerge as an East favorite

He told you to trust the process. Why didn’t you believe him? In just his second year competing at the NBA level, Joel Embiid has helped Philadelphia, a team that owned a 0.191 winning percentage in the three seasons before his debut, reach the second round of ... Continue reading

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Everything you always wanted to know about KU players in the NFL draft but were afraid to ask because you’re too obsessed with basketball

Kansas has had 16 players selected in the NFL draft this century, but just one who has gone in the first three rounds. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used their first-round pick, the 20th overall, to select cornerback Aqib Talib in 2008. **Breakdown by round for 21st-century KU ... Continue reading

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WATCH NOW: The Commission on College Basketball recommends several ways to fix college basketball

Bright and early Wednesday morning — as early as 5 a.m. on the West Coast — The Commission on College Basketball met in Indianapolis to unveil its recommended fixes for the ailing sport that is college basketball. Included among them were ways to address the one-and-done issue, ... Continue reading

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Battle over what to do with state’s $534 million “windfall” set to begin; other budget talks also ramping up

House and Senate budget committees will be back at the Statehouse on Wednesday, one day ahead of the start of a nine-day wrap-up session, to begin work on crafting a final, "omnibus" budget bill that will determine how the state spends the additional $534 million it now ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for April 24

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

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Future Jayhawk David McCormack quietly having an impressive spring

Maybe it's because he's a big man in a guard-dominated game. Maybe it's because his name carries four stars next to it instead of five. Maybe it's because he's entering a situation where he won't be counted on heavily right away because of the depth that's already ... Continue reading

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Weigh in on Dorance Armstrong’s draft selection

Two factors weigh against Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong, an early entry into the NFL draft: His 40 time of 4.87 and 2017 sack total of 1.5. [Factors weighing in Armstrong's favor:][1] Arm length (34.75 inches), hand size (10 inches), three-cone drill time (7.12), 20-yard shuttle time ... Continue reading

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Revisiting Preseason Predictions: Marcus Garrett

For the past couple of years, I've kick-started yet another season of KU basketball coverage with a series known as “He Will, He Won't, He Might,” which looks at each individual Jayhawk expected to be in the rotation and tosses out a prediction in each of those ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for April 23

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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 174 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Meet the man with the toughest job in the Big 12

Before taking one look at the name on his diploma and deciding you don’t like him, first consider that new Kansas offensive line coach A.J. Ricker once inspired a big ovation from you at Memorial Stadium. “Out on that field right there, with Brad Smith at quarterback, ... Continue reading

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A 4/20 oops on the KU campus

Someone on the University of Kansas campus appears to have missed out on the peak hour of April 20, aka 4/20, celebrated as a national holiday by pot smokers. According to an online crime report from KU police, this incident occurred between 4:15 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. ... Continue reading

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