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Annual summer camps benefit both KU players, young campers

With the start of summer school and team workouts and NBA Draft talk dominating the month, June tends to fly by in the world of Kansas basketball. But each year and pretty much for each player on the team, June also is about working camps and interacting ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 189 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Report: Former Jayhawk Billy Preston agrees to join the Cleveland Cavaliers

On Saturday evening, nearly two full days after the completion of the 2018 draft, Shams Charania, of Yahoo Sports, reported that Preston had signed a free agent deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The landing spot is notable because, after committing to KU out of high school, Preston ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 208 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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The good and the bad of Malik Newman’s two-way contract

It did not take former Kansas guard Malik Newman long to catch on with an NBA franchise after going undrafted during Thursday night’s 2018 NBA Draft. Newman, who was a projected second-rounder by most mock drafts leading up to the draft, watched 60 other players hear their ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 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 184 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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A look at Lawrence’s high gas prices and an update on plans for a Casey’s store

I’m not exactly sure where, but somewhere along Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence there is a magic gas portal. You pass through it heading east, and gas becomes a lot cheaper. Heading west it becomes a lot more expensive. This isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned ... Continue reading

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FAQ regarding Kansas AD vacancy

The best way to maintain a large pool of interested candidates for a Division I athletic director's job is to keep the names secret. Kansas has done a terrific job of that. If leaks sprouted, too many candidates would incur the wrath of the trees they shake ... Continue reading

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Svi Mykhailiuk already being celebrated in Los Angeles

The general perception regarding the NBA Draft is that it's the first-round picks who get all of the fame and glory. And while that is true when it comes to all things financial — first-round picks sign guaranteed contracts while second-rounders are not assured of anything — ... Continue reading

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Bill Self: Intangibles the key now for undrafted Jayhawk Billy Preston

People from all walks of life, from Kansas fans to NBA executives, entered Thursday with mixed feelings about whether former Jayhawk Billy Preston would hear his name called during the 2018 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, N.Y. When it was all said and done, after nearly five hours ... Continue reading

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Draft-eligible Jayhawks taking in tonight’s NBA Draft in different ways, places

We’re closing in on four hours until the first pick is announced in the 2018 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, N.Y., live on ESPN. While it’s not yet a certainty that the Phoenix Suns will make Arizona big man DeAndre Ayton this year’s No. 1 overall pick, it ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 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 290 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Worth asking: Does Billy Preston want to get drafted?

Following the advice of his agent, Billy Preston scratched at the last minute from the five-on-five portion of the NBA combine. Considering he never played in a game for Kansas and was hurt after a few games in Bosnia, Preston stood to gain as much as anybody ... Continue reading

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New chain retailer set to open on south Iowa and make $10,000 donation to local nonprofit

A grand opening of a new chain retailer on south Iowa Street is going to be worth 10 grand for a Lawrence nonprofit. HomeGoods, the national home decor chain, is set to open its store in Lawrence this weekend, and as part of the grand opening celebration ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 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 257 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Current Jayhawks talk NBA Draft and which former teammate they’d draft first

Thursday is obviously one of the biggest days in the lives of the four former KU basketball players hoping to hear their names called in the NBA Draft and finally find out in what city their professional careers will begin. But it’s not just Devonte’ Graham, Svi ... Continue reading

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Elijah Jones latest to give KU football Florida flavor

Kansas keeps its football roster a secret, doesn't update the various comings and goings to keep its fan base in the know, so it helps to check out social media for clues. Good news: Ellsowrth Community College cornerback Elijah Jones retweeted on Tuesday a photo of himself ... Continue reading

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

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self met with the media on Tuesday afternoon and touched on a number of different topics of interest surrounding the 2018-19 Kansas basketball program. During Tuesday's regular appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk on KLWN, we got into [the Lagerald Vick situation and ... Continue reading

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“Atlas of a Lost World”: a new read on old life across the world

The rains became unpredictable, societal chaos threatened, and so they walked. Nearly a thousand years later author Craig Childs also walked, trying to follow their slow migration from Mesa Verde to Chaco Canyon and on south to the Sierra Madre. "[House of Rain][1]," published a decade ago, ... Continue reading

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Bill Self gives update on Lagerald Vick and Silvio De Sousa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_uHYe1vUz8&feature=youtu.be Kansas head coach Bill Self told the media he plans to meet with Lagerald Vick about future plans. In three seasons with the Jayhawks, Vick appeared in 94 games and made 41 starts. Self also discussed the latest regarding Silvio De Sousa, who played in 20 ... Continue reading

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