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A look at how minutes might be distributed for 2017-18 Kansas basketball team

Dwight Coleby has one foot out the door, not officially gone but likely headed to another school to play his final season as a graduate transfer. That solves the mystery of how Kansas can get to 13 scholarships in the event that Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk withdraws his name ... Continue reading

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5-star point guard Trevon Duval commits to Duke

The long and drawn out recruitment of five-star point guard Trevon Duval ended Monday morning with a video and an announcement that surprised nobody. Duval, the No. 4-ranked player in the Class of 2017 and the top point guard in the country according to Rivals.com, confirmed his ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for May 12 to May 13

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 6:04 a.m. Friday to 5:59 a.m. Sunday and includes 530 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Office accepting applications for annual Citizens Academy

If you've always wondered what it's like to be in law enforcement and you're sick of watching movies or reading stories about the gig, maybe it's time to strap on your boots and find out what it's like for yourself. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is now ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for May 12

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 6:14 a.m. Thursday to 5:42 a.m. Friday and includes 231 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Car lot wants to build at East Hills Business Park; update on gun range near jail, new restaurant on Ninth Street

There’s news of a potential auto deal at the East Hills Business Park. No, don’t look for a major plant from Ford, Tesla or even one of the companies who are trying to make the world’s scariest technology — self-driving cars. (Think how many more doughnuts I’ll ... Continue reading

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Clearfield Farmhaus events; informational meeting on proposed community center; depot celebration

Eudora residents will have two opportunities in the coming week to become acquainted with a rural business near the Clearfield United Methodist Church. Nedra Mitchell, who owns Clearfield Farmhaus with her husband, Craig, said they would be the host of the monthly Eudora Chamber of Commerce meeting ... Continue reading

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Kansas football position units: No. 1, defensive ends

Kansas head football coach David Beaty talks in superlatives about recruits on signing day but once they arrive on campus, he tries to bite his tongue so as to keep complacency at bay. At least that’s how he approaches most players. Beaty knows Dorance Armstrong well enough ... Continue reading

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Say What? Tait’s weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

*Recorded Tuesday, May 9, 2017* Continue reading

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Ankle injury forces Mykhailiuk to withdraw from rest of NBA combine

One day after warming up and improving as the competition went on, Kansas junior Svi Mykhailiuk has withdrawn from the rest of the NBA combine because of an ankle injury he suffered Thursday. Mykhailiuk, the 6-7 wing who is one of 14 players at the 67-man combine ... Continue reading

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Ranking the 14 NBA teams Josh Jackson should (and shouldn’t) be rooting for on lottery night

Josh Jackson won’t know until late June exactly where he will go to begin his NBA career. But the one-and-done Kansas star should have a much better idea of his potential destinations within the week, following the 2017 draft lottery. Only a handful of organizations will have ... Continue reading

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J. Robert Lennon’s “Broken River” could be his breakout novel

Each time J. Robert Lennon drops a new book, I think, "This is the one. This is the time the general public will discover J. Robert Lennon." Entertainment Weekly will give it an A+, Angelina Jolie will tweet about it or some such thing. Famed writer of ... Continue reading

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Senate finishes work for the week; Kansans for Life official to be deputy state treasurer

Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning said Thursday that there would be no more business on the floor of the Senate this week, but that starting Monday the Senate would work seven days a week through the end of the session. The Senate will hold a "pro forma" ... Continue reading

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Durant supports Josh Jackson, other top prospects skipping NBA combine

Josh Jackson received an invitation to the NBA combine, which is underway this week in Chicago, but declined to attend. It’s a move that most of the top prospects in each draft class follow, which allows players to schedule their own interviews, medical testing and workouts for ... Continue reading

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No cap and gown for KU’s Fish Smithson this weekend — Washington rookie camp calls

Over the past several months, as he trained for a future he hopes will include numerous seasons in the NFL, Fish Smithson looked forward to May 14. Like thousands of his University of Kansas classmates, Smithson couldn’t wait to finally walk down the hill at KU’s commencement ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for May 11

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 6:40 a.m. Wednesday to 5:58 a.m. Wednesday and includes 274 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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A look at Frank Mason III’s NBA Draft Combine competition at PG

Various factors compel the NBA Draft’s projected top picks to skip this week’s combine in Chicago or merely attend without competing in five-on-five scrimmages. While you and I would love to watch one-and-done Kansas star Josh Jackson, UCLA’s Lonzo Ball or Washington’s Markelle Fultz take on other ... Continue reading

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Kansas football position units: No. 2, outside receivers

Not all that long ago, in 2012 to be precise, back when Kansas ran a pre-historic offense under Charlie Weis, the Jayhawks went the entire season without a single touchdown catch from a wide receiver. In Weis’ second year on the job, no wide receiver caught more ... Continue reading

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Anonymous poll of NBA executives pegs return to school as best move for Svi, others

ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman on Wednesday identified [the 14 college players attending this year’s pre-draft combine who have not hired an agent and then anonymously polled][1] “multiple” NBA executives and asked them whether each player should stay in the draft or return to school for the 2017-18 season. ... Continue reading

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Filling in the gaps

As someone who works in the Children’s Department, I routinely feel bad for not knowing every book in our collection. We get so many new books each week, and between my obsession with romance and YA, there’s rarely a place for juvenile fiction in my "to be ... Continue reading

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