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Daniel Wise return means Kansas should improve on defense

I know you have read this opinion in many previous seasons only to be disappointed, but this time it seems as if it can't possibly be anything but accurate: Kansas should have a better defense this coming season than last. Now that Daniel Wise decided to return, ... Continue reading

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Impact of UT point guard Andrew Jones’ leukemia diagnosis felt throughout the Big 12

In the middle of what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive and cut-throat seasons of Big 12 Conference basketball, news out of Austin, Texas, served as a reminder that these teams, players and coaches all really like each other. Just before Texas' upset ... Continue reading

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The specifics on when Lawrence police officers will appear on the TV show ‘COPS’

The Lawrence Police Department has been teasing since last summer that its officers at work were going to be featured on the reality TV show “COPS.” And, finally, there’s an update to that. It’s happening. Tune in (or set your DVR) at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 to ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 10

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

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Time for NCAA to stand up and clear Silvio De Sousa

Devonte' Graham knows how to feed the hot hand, but it's also on shooters to know when they have the hot hand and senior Svi Mykhailiuk seems to be doing a better job of it than in past years. On the topic of hot hands, I'm here ... Continue reading

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Plans filed for big storage business to locate in west Lawrence research park

Plans for a ministorage business in west Lawrence’s premier research park may sound a bit odd at first, but I know research and storage go hand in hand at my house. I’m still researching where my wife stored my collection of Kansas City Chiefs foam fingers. (I ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Surviving the Cyclones

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Graham and Newman on how KU held on to beat Iowa State

Kansas guards Devonte’ Graham and Malik Newman discuss how they got past settling for 3-pointers and survived a scare from Iowa State, 83-78, Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Continue reading

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Baseline View: Malik Newman comes alive to help lift Kansas over Iowa State

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 83, Iowa State 78

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 83-78 victory over Iowa State Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B+ ----------- Eighty-three points and 14 3-pointers will get you an A grade on most nights. But the fact that the Jayhawks fell in love with the 3-point shot ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 9

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

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Tropical Bowl a reunion for 2016 Kansas Jayhawks football offense

It’s becoming increasingly popular for top NFL prospects to blow off bowl games so as not to risk injury. No such players fill the rosters for the Tropical Bowl, where non-prospects attempt to remove the word before the hyphen one last time. The Tropical Bowl, played at ... Continue reading

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Two separate gun-related crimes reported overnight in Lawrence

Lawrence police responded to more than one situation overnight where suspects were accused of threatening others with guns. About 7:15 p.m. Monday, officers went to a reported disturbance with weapons in the 3300 block of Iowa Street, Officer Derrick Smith said in email. He said there was ... Continue reading

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Rep. Alford’s resignation from leadership slots forces shake-up of key committees

Rep. Steve Alford’s abrupt resignation from leadership positions on two key committees has forced a shake-up in the Kansas Statehouse that could have an impact on legislative efforts to reform the state’s child welfare program. Alford, R-Ulysses, stepped down from his chairmanship of the House Committee on ... Continue reading

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Big 12 Power Rankings: Which teams appear best suited for March’s madness?

Thanks to Oklahoma freshman Trae Young’s somewhat unexpected sensational play and hot starts for both West Virginia and Texas Tech, the rest of the college basketball world has been forced to pay attention to Big 12 teams not named Kansas this season. The conference appears in great ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Iowa State basketball

After all of the great games between Kansas and Iowa State over the past few seasons, the Cyclones are rebuilding after losing their talented senior class last year. Leading into Tuesday night’s matchup at Allen Fieldhouse (8 p.m., ESPN2), the Cyclones lost back-to-back overtime games against Texas ... Continue reading

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KU’s Bill Self OK with Lavar Ball’s Junior Basketball Association as long as academics is addressed

Lavar Ball continues to stay in the public eye with his publicity stunt for his two sons in Lithuania, his Big Baller Brand shoe and apparel line and recent comments about Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton. But if the pie-in-the-sky dreamer’s proposed Junior Basketball Association is ... Continue reading

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Fouling out an anomaly for still-developing KU center Udoka Azubuike

Out-rebounded in four straight games and seven times this season, Kansas can hardly afford to lose its largest body and most important interior presence for long stretches — especially with Bill Self’s program still [waiting to hear from the NCAA][1] about the eligibility of freshmen forwards Silvio ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 8

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

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How ‘bad offense’ earned Devonte’ Graham a compliment and a fan

FORT WORTH, Texas — Before leaving Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth-native Clayton Orlie, 14, needed to pass along his message. Waiting in lower bowl of the cozy venue, Orlie and his friend and fellow area-native Connor Hadley were able to get the attention of Devonte’ Graham and pose ... Continue reading

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