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Class of 2018 big man David McCormack picks Kansas

The Kansas men's basketball program picked up another big time commitment in the Class of 2018 on Sunday evening when four-star center David McCormack (6-foot-9, 260 pounds) chose the Jayhawks. McCormack officially announced his decision during a live appearance on a local news broadcast in Virginia. With ... Continue reading

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Watch: 4-star 2018 center David McCormack uses T-Shirt to pick Kansas

His announcement is toward the very end of this feed, when the countdown gets to about 15:00 remaining. It lasts for about 3 or 4 minutes. Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Offense takes a step forward, defense takes a step back

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Khalil Herbert, Joe Dineen discuss loss to WVU

After rushing for 291 yards on Saturday against West Virginia in a 56-34 loss, Kansas sophomore running back Khalil Herbert thanked his offensive line and never thought about approaching any records. Herbert's rushing total is the third-highest single game total in program history and the most in ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: West Virginia football

After back-to-back losses to MAC teams, the Kansas football team is tasked with trying to slow down West Virginia’s offense in its Big 12 opener Saturday morning. What was the first thing KU coach David Beaty noticed when he watched film of the Mountaineers? “Speed, speed, speed,” ... Continue reading

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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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