Pierce beats Boston, moves up all-time scoring list

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) raises his arms as he acknowledges the crowd after it was announced that he is now 16th all-time in points scored during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 133-132 in double overtime. Also seen is Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Paul Pierce’s name, for so many reasons, still conjures up images of Celtics green. So it’s only appropriate the 17-year veteran reached another NBA milestone ...


25 years ago today, KU basketball beat Kentucky, 150-95

KU players gather on the court during KU's 150-95 blowout of Rick Pitino's Kentucky Wildcats in December, 1989. From left are Pekka Markkanen, Freeman West, Kevin Prichard and Jeff Gueldner. Seven KU players scored in double figures.

On Dec. 9, 1989, Kansas handed Kentucky its worst loss in program history, 150-95. 25 years later, it's still hard to believe ... 150 points ...


Neighborhood group asking city to slow down on downtown grocery store project; update on city’s quest to get Google Fiber-like Internet service

Getting a grocery store in downtown Lawrence may be a bit like me walking down the candy aisle. No, it won’t require hooking a dozen ...

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Introducing new KU football coach David “What you see is what you get” Beaty

Kansas University's new head football coach, David Beaty, speaks at an introductory press conference Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at the Anderson Family Football Complex. Beaty, the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M, was hired by KU Friday.

It can be tough to condense 45 minutes of emotion, one-liners, laughs and handshakes into a few words, but newly named KU football coach David ...


I Broke Christmas

Please don’t be angry with me, but I have a confession: You know those crazies who go out shopping the day after Thanksgiving? The ones ...


Kansas moves up one spot to No. 10 in Associated Press college basketall poll

Kansas guard Devonte Graham (4) puts up a floater as he is fouled by Florida forward Jacob Kurtz (30) during the second half on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Facing a tough week with a Wednesday road game at Georgetown and a Saturday game at Sprint Center against No. 13, the Jayhawks start the ...


Jayhawks facing challenges on and off court

Kansas head coach Bill Self has a chit-chat with point guard Frank Mason during the second half on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas University’s basketball team is in the midst of a challenging non-conference schedule, with games this week at Georgetown (5-2), and against No. 13 Utah ...


Details on proposed changes to west Lawrence’s Alvamar golf and country club; speculation about restaurant tenant for Marriott; Wheat State Pizza allowed to reopen after tax dispute

A rendering of proposed development near Alvamar golf and country club.

Here’s the surest sign that word of proposed changes to the Alvamar golf courses is starting to make its way around town: I caught my ...

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Watch David Beaty’s first press conference as KU football coach

David Beaty steps up to the mic today for his first press conference as Kansas University's head football coach. Watch here: Follow along with's ...


As expected, Big 12 skunked

Understandably, the college football playoff selection committee didn't have the guts to omit undefeated Florida State from its four-team playoff and because of that, no ...


It smells like a skunking on the way for Big 12

Baylor running back Shock Linwood leaps over the pile toward the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter at McLane Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Waco, Texas.

Florida State beat every team it played and nobody else can say that. Under normal circumstances, that ought to be enough to keep playing for ...


The Day After: Chomping the Gators

Kansas players Jamari Traylor, left, Devonte Graham, Wayne Selden and Perry Ellis surround Frank Mason before a pair of free throws by Mason during the second half on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU fans joked across Twitter that newly named football coach David Beaty deserved at least some of the credit for inspiring the Jayhawks' comeback victory ...


Strong starts for city basketball teams and veterans lead the player ratings

After all of those workouts, scrimmages and team camps over the summer and fall, the high school basketball season is finally here. Both the boys ...


Lawrence High wrestling enters year with star power and youth

Lawrence High's wrestling team is going through a youth movement this year and probably can go down two paths this season. Either the young wrestlers ...


Coaching Search 2014: David Beaty an attractive hire in many ways

Kansas University receivers coach David Beaty, right, congratulates Todd Reesing on a play in this file photo from last season. Beaty has established himself as one of the top recruiters in the Big 12 Conference.

When I woke up this morning, I figured it would be just another normal day on the Kansas University coaching search trail. The hire seemed ...


Sheahon Zenger’s first choice, David Beaty, expected to woo Texas talent

Many across the country might have asked, “Who is David Beaty?” upon learning that Kansas has identified him as its first choice to become next ...


Obsession to succeed drives characters in ‘Whiplash,’ ‘Nightcrawler’

On the surface, “Whiplash” and “Nightcrawler,” two of the year’s best and most thrilling movies, don’t have anything in common. One is about a jazz ...


Getting to know the Gators

Florida coach Billy Donovan calls out instructions for the sidelines during the second half of NCAA College basketball against William & Mary in Gainesville, Fla., Friday, Nov., 14, 2014. Florida defeated William & Mary 68-45. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

There aren’t many college basketball coaches or programs in the nation who compare favorably with the success rate of Bill Self at Kansas University. But ...


Update on construction at 31st and Kasold; Lawrence residential building numbers at historic lows; skate rink attracts more than 1,300

The few times I’ve managed to actually keep my eyes open as my wife drives us around the Kasold Curve, I’ve noticed construction work is ...


Coaching Search 2014: David Beaty emerges as leading candidate; hire could come soon

10:48 a.m. Update: It looks like the timeline for the the KU coaching hire has moved up drastically and, according to multiple sources, an announcement ...


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