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Bill would target wild blackberries as noxious weeds

People who enjoy going out into the country and picking wild berries to make juices, jams and jellies may find it harder in the future to gather one particular berry, if a bill making its way through the Legislature becomes law. On the other hand, ranchers in ... Continue reading

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Aftermath of St. Paddy’s Day and the start of March Madness results in eight DUI arrests; hundreds stopped at checkpoint

Over the course of a weekend encompassing one of the country's biggest drinking holidays and the front end of one of the sporting world's most watched competitions I'm sure there were plenty of reasons for folks to reach for a beer, or several. In anticipation for such ... Continue reading

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Breaking down KU forward Dwight Coleby’s big night

Kansas forward Dwight Coleby, whose nine second-half minutes in Sunday’s second-round NCAA Tournament victory over Michigan State were as important as any played by any player in the game, prides himself on being ready. But more than that, the 6-foot-9, 240-pound native of the Bahamas prides himself ... Continue reading

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KU grad, Uber exec moving back to Lawrence to ‘explore politics’; mentions 2nd Congressional District

One of the University of Kansas’ more well-known — and most tech savvy — alumni is moving back to Lawrence from the Silicon Valley area, and it appears he may be eyeing a political run. Brian McClendon’s last day at Uber, where he is vice president of ... Continue reading

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Bridges’ failed attempt to intimidate Mason fired up Jayhawks

In an NCAA Tournament clash featuring two of college basketball’s most thriving programs, a fleeting moment during a dead ball situation became as memorable as any highlight-reel jam or crucial late-game basket Sunday, in Tulsa, Okla. Well on his way to going down as one of those ... Continue reading

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Drew coaching family knows NCAA tournament highs and lows

Few things amplify the highs and lows of sports quite as loudly as the NCAA basketball tournament. Nobody need tell that to Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew, who shot Valparaiso onto the national map 19 years ago and who four days ago took the lead role in comforting ... Continue reading

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In sign warmer weather is on the way, shaved ice chain strikes deal to come to Lawrence

Forget spring, there were signs of summer at my house on Sunday: Lawn mowers and lawn chairs both made appearances, and the dog started pawing at the thermostat. (The kids and I already have been trained not to touch it.) Soon, we’ll all be craving a snow ... Continue reading

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Landen Lucas: No team will out-work KU

Kansas senior center Landen Lucas said the Jayhawks were up to the challenge presented by a Michigan State team associated with its blue collar approach to basketball, under hall of fame coach Tom Izzo. “We work hard, too,” Lucas said. “We get on the glass, and we ... Continue reading

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KU Crime Blotter: March 6-12

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, March 6, and Sunday, March 12. Incidents are listed by date reported. This list may not include all crimes reported to police during the date range, as incidents occasionally are posted ... Continue reading

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Dwight Coleby thrilled to step into tournament spotlight

Tulsa, Okla. — A happy Dwight Coleby said following his key contributions in the Kansas Jayhawks’ 90-70 victory over Michigan State he was fully prepared to make an impact off the bench. “It’s the brightest stage and I want to play,” Coleby said, when asked how he ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for March 18 to March 20

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:41 a.m. Friday to 5:12 a.m. Monday and includes 678 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Devonte’ Graham: Jayhawks’ offense hard to stop in Round 2 win

Tulsa, Okla. — After Kansas moved on to the Sweet 16 by beating Michigan State, 90-70, at BOK Center Sunday night, junior Devonte’ Graham said the Jayhawks were difficult to stop because he, Frank Mason III and Josh Jackson were all producing. “It’s hard to focus in ... Continue reading

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Friendly Fire: Josh Jackson and Miles Bridges enjoy matchup against each other

Tulsa, Okla. — Matched up against each other for the majority of Sunday’s second-round game at BOK Center, Josh Jackson and Miles Bridges enjoyed the opportunity to play each other on college basketball’s biggest stage. Kansas freshman Jackson had the upper hand over one of his good ... Continue reading

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 90, Michigan State 70

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 90-70, second-round NCAA Tournament victory over Michigan State on Sunday night at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Offense: A ---------- Scoring 100 points in the first round was one thing, but following that up with 90 in Round 2, against ... Continue reading

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Dwight Coleby proves he’s prepared for anything in KU win

Tulsa, Okla. — Going into any given game, Kansas backup big man Dwight Coleby never knows how much — or how little — head coach Bill Self will decide to use him. Twelve times so far during his junior season, the 6-foot-9 reserve from Nassau, Bahamas, never ... Continue reading

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Baseline View: Jayhawks advance to Sweet 16 with 90-70 win over Michigan State

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KU-Michigan State by the numbers

In the past couple of days, we’ve used a bunch of words and thoughts, characters and quotes to set up today’s second-round clash between top-seeded Kansas (29-4) and No. 9 seed Michigan State (20-14) at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. And while a key hustle play, clutch ... Continue reading

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Vets learned valuable lessons from KU’s 2nd-round exits few years ago

Tulsa, Okla. — Kansas center Landen Lucas didn’t realize it at the time, but when he and his young teammates experienced early exits from the NCAA Tournament as underclassmen, the disappointment doubled as a valuable lesson about what it takes to win in March. Now a fifth-year ... Continue reading

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Let’s be Frank: Mason’s importance vs. Michigan State goes well beyond scoring

By now, everyone in the country knows that Kansas senior Frank Mason III is a stone-cold scorer. His 3-point shot is a bona fide weapon, his transition game is relentless and flat-out frightening and his willingness to throw his body into, over, through and around bigger, stronger, ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks try to prepare for Michigan State’s talented big men

Tulsa, Okla. — Earlier this season, the Kansas basketball team had trouble with its interior defense against talented big men. There were the standout games from Reid Travis, Jarrett Allen, Vlad Brodizansky, and a couple of other opponents in the first half of the year. Heading into ... Continue reading

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