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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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ESPN: Charlie Weis Jr. becomes nation’s youngest offensive coordinator at Florida Atlantic

Many will go to their graves believing that the $12.5 million Charlie Weis was paid to coach Kansas for two-and-one-third seasons was his primary motivation for accepting athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s surprising job offer. I never believed that. I thought it ranked second to his chief motivation, ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 17

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

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Big win at WVU puts Jayhawks back in driver’s seat, but doubters weren’t crazy

Hopping around the Internet on Tuesday while traveling home from covering [KU’s wild and somewhat improbable come-from-behind win over West Virginia][1] in Morgantown on Monday night, I found myself bumping into the same hot take from a variety of sports analysts and Kansas fans. “We should’ve known ... Continue reading

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What to read while you wait for Obama’s favorite book

While Barack Obama was president, he started an annual tradition of sharing his favorite books and music from the previous year, and he’s graciously kept with this tradition for 2017. At the top of his list this year? A new “dystopian” novel with some radical feminist themes ... Continue reading

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Pizza delivery driver reports strong-arm robbery — of pizzas — in Oread Neighborhood

A man who reportedly forcefully robbed a pizza delivery driver of his bag full of pizzas escaped over the weekend in Lawrence. Officers were dispatched to Pizza Shuttle, 1601 W. 23rd St., shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday, where a pizza delivery driver told them he’d been robbed ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason, former Jayhawks, college basketball observers react to KU’s win at WVU

When two top-10 teams square off in prime time, the rest of the college basketball universe makes a point to tune in and watch the show. ESPN’s Big Monday matchup between No. 10 Kansas and No. 6 West Virginia wasn’t always the most visually appealing display, but ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 16

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

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Konate blocks aside, KU bigs got the better of West Virginia on Monday night

In case you missed it while trying to figure out [how the 10th-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team found a way to get out of West Virginia with a victory on Monday night,][1] let’s take time to look back at the Kansas bench. Particularly Silvio De Sousa and ... Continue reading

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5 stats that popped for Kansas in a crucial win at West Virginia

The idea of a Kansas basketball victory Monday night at West Virginia seemed somewhere in the realm of debatable to unfeasible during the Jayhawks’ unproductive first half. Incredibly, KU emerged as [an unlikely victor, 71-66,][1] by withstanding the Mountaineers’ physical defense early on and eventually achieving the ... Continue reading

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Short quarterbacks long on success at Kansas in recent years

All three bowl-game starting quarterbacks for Kansas were vertically challenged by Big 12 standards, but not challenged at stretching the field vertically, which of course is far more important. Bill Whittemore, Jason Swanson and Todd Reesing combined to go 3-1 in bowl games at Kansas. Reesing was ... Continue reading

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Many residents want to vote separately on jail, mental health projects; there’s a way, but county unlikely to go there

When it comes to your government asking you questions, oftentimes fewer is better. (No, officer, I thought a flame thrower was a legal way to remove snow from the sidewalk.) But there’s a current Douglas County issue where some residents want more questions. I’m talking about the ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Another Comeback Win Over WVU

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Postgame Report Card: No. 10 Kansas 71, No. 6 West Virginia 66

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 71-66 comeback win over West Virginia on Monday night in Morgantown, W.Va. Offense: B- ---------- Let’s not confuse things here. The Jayhawks were good — real good — when they had to be down the stretch but not for the ... Continue reading

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