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With Trae Young off the board, where do the Jayhawks go next?

Trae Young, Collin Sexton, Quade Green and Tremont Waters — all are point guards ranked in the Top 36 of the Rivals 150 for 2017 and all were players that the Kansas men’s basketball program recruited on one level or another during the past several months. [With ... Continue reading

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New clothing retailer set to open in downtown Lawrence

I’m not overly familiar with the term “fashion forward.” Whenever people are discussing it with me, I swear they I always say I’m “fashion forlorn.” Regardless, there is a major new retailer opening in downtown Lawrence that is about fashion forward. As I reported in November, the ... Continue reading

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Norman prep PG Trae Young announces he’ll play for Oklahoma

A five-star point guard from the heart of Big 12 country, Norman North High (Okla.) senior Trae Young made his college basketball destination official Thursday just after noon. A dynamic 6-foot-2, 170-pound play-maker who is ranked the 14th-best prospect nationally in the Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, ... Continue reading

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‘Extreme fire danger’ warning issued for Douglas County due to high temps, wind and low humidity

If you were considering grilling, setting off fireworks or even using a magnifying glass to light things (hopefully not ants) on fire, Douglas County's Emergency Management team is asking you to think again. Between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday the county is under a red-flag ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 16

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 6:12 a.m. Wednesday to 5:53 a.m. Thursday and includes 227 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Markieff Morris playing ‘out of his mind’ for surging Wizards

A couple months back, the Washington didn’t look like a playoff team. The Wizards dropped eight of their first 10 games, leading many to assume they would flounder and miss the postseason for a second straight year. However, few teams in the NBA are as hot as ... Continue reading

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Senate lays out tax debate schedule; Democrats announce details of Bernie Sanders appearance

Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate announced their plans for debating tax bills the rest of this week, and one scenario could put the just-passed House plan on Gov. Sam Brownback's desk early next week. That, however, depends on what happens Thursday morning in the House when ... Continue reading

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Haskell student accused of assault with a deadly weapon, arrested at one of the university’s dormitories

A Haskell Indian Nations University student was arrested at one of the school's dormitories after police say he committed assault with a deadly weapon. Jalen Morris Erving, 19, was arrested at Haskell's Blalock Hall on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon just ... Continue reading

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Local chef to open food truck in North Lawrence; update on a couple of events

North Lawrence has been known to have loud trains, cool motorcycles, and even the occasional misguided boat. (We only were stranded on the sandbar for a week.) Soon, the neighborhood also may have a hip truck — or more accurately, a hip food truck. Zach Thompson, the ... Continue reading

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KU Crime Blotter: Feb. 6-12

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Feb. 6, and Sunday, Feb. 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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Bill Self proud of his team’s hustle

Unsolicited, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self got something off his chest in the wake of his team’s remarkable comeback victory against West Virginia, 84-80, in overtime Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse. “Anybody who says their guys play harder than mine, it’s a ridiculous statement,” Self said. “I’m ... Continue reading

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K-State president has heard enough of vulgar anti-KU chant

Around here, the popular profanity-laced chant unleashed by K-State students at home basketball games, whether they're playing KU or not, has become the butt of many jokes, with Kansas fans pointing to what they believe is an inferiority complex by the Wildcats. Whether that is accurate or ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 15

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 6:23 a.m. Tuesday to 5:03 a.m. Wednesday and includes 178 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Let’s not go home again: protecting a book you love, even when you don’t love it anymore

I’ve always been the kind of person who nurtures small obsessions. Case in point: There was a time in middle school when I was not infrequently introduced to people as “Meredith, that girl who likes 'Buffy.'” It was an extremely fair introduction. I discovered "[Buffy, the Vampire ... Continue reading

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Josh Jackson’s bounce pass from his butt a microcosm of KU’s comeback

It wasn’t the play of the game, it did not save the Jayhawks from doom and despair, but it did deal a serious blow to West Virginia’s chances and wound up being the signature play that demonstrated just how right things went for Kansas down the stretch ... Continue reading

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Avengers: Bill Self’s KU teams never have suffered a Big 12 sweep

As astonishing as the Kansas basketball team’s [do-or-die comeback][1] was in the final minutes Monday night against West Virginia, the Jayhawks’ absurd rally and overtime victory helped preserve an equally staggering example of the program’s dominance. The Mountaineers, up 14 points with less than three minutes to ... Continue reading

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Trae Young discusses pros and cons of KU, other finalists heading into final decision

It’s only a few more days until Trae Young, one of the top-ranked point guards in the country, announces to the world where he will play in college. But for those who want to see how top-level recruits go through their thought process, Young gave a [behind ... Continue reading

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America’s best backcourt turns sure loss into another close victory

Layups, 3-pointers, dunks, it didn’t matter what Kansas put up, the rim kicked back nearly everything. And then the Jayhawks couldn’t miss on the way to as crazy a comeback as Allen Fieldhouse spectators ever had seen in an 84-80 overtime victory over West Virginia. The numbers ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks in prime position to earn 13th straight Big 12 title

If you followed along with my [Gameday Chat yesterday][1] you’d know that I made a light case that the Jayhawks already had locked up at least a share of Big 12 title No. 13 in a row. That was before the epic comeback vs. West Virginia and ... Continue reading

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‘Anything is possible!’: Jayhawks, college basketball world react to KU’s wild rally and OT win

No one who stuck around for the entirety of the Kansas Jayhawks’ Big Monday showdown versus West Virginia could quite believe what they witnessed. The No. 9-ranked Mountaineers let a 14-point lead with less than three minutes remaining in the second half slip from their grasps and ... Continue reading