So many bigs: KU’s front court could be crowded this season

When Kansas University junior forward Landen Lucas contemplates the quantity and quality of big men in KU’s basketball program right now, he almost can’t believe it. The Jayhawks rarely lack in the depth department down low. Now entering his fourth season in Lawrence, Lucas (who red-shirted his ... Continue reading


Uh oh: KU-Rutgers getting the wrong kind of attention

They used to say these sorts of things about the annual KU-K-State battles but then Kansas State up and got good and now it's the Jayhawks holding down the fort for Sunflower State futility. The Toilet Bowl they called those games. But now it might have gotten ... Continue reading


Getting to know Rutgers

You won’t see Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood on the field Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium, in Piscataway, New Jersey. [As you’ve probably learned by now][1], the Scarlet Knights’ head coach is in the midst of serving a three-game suspension for rules violations and a string ... Continue reading


KU meningitis survivor inducted into KU Hospital Rehab Hall of Fame

Andy Marso’s medical rehabilitation was extreme — beginning with the fact that he even survived at all. It was near the end of the spring 2004 semester and Marso, a senior in journalism, was living in Kansas University’s Pearson Scholarship Hall when he suddenly became gravely ill. ... Continue reading


Texas Roadhouse files plans for Lawrence location; time for a hoedown fundraiser; downtown construction project to temporarily close about 40 parking spaces

It is time to let my Willie Nelson beard grow out, begin driving my dually pick-up truck on the shoulder of the road, and start bragging about how the Longhorn football team is going to win the next 10 national championships. (Always starting next year, of course.) ... Continue reading


Weekend Picks: Lawrence Arts Center turns 40; Bootlegger’s Fur Ball; Radkey’s back; Kirk Rundstrom tribute; Card Table tackles ‘Twilight Zone’

With the exception of Radkey's present-tense punk fury, this week's column turns its attention toward the past. If you're looking for a reason to dress like a 70's swinger or a Prohibition-era gangster, you're in luck. Or perhaps you prefer to relive the early days of Split ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: 3 Things for Jersey

Tom Keegan and Matt Tait dive into the Kansas football team's first road game of the 2015 season, at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and provide at least three things to look forward to this weekend. Continue reading


Clint Bowen: Defense needed bye week to address issues

Kansas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen says the Jayhawks’ bye week after opening the season with back-to-back losses came at a good time, because the coaches could really evaluate what the personnel can and can’t do. Given where the defense is at right now, Bowen says coaches are ... Continue reading


Proposal for downtown grocery store at former Borders site emerges again

The idea of a downtown grocery store at the former Borders bookstore location is back in play. A leader with Lawrence’s Checkers grocery store has told me he’s now focusing his efforts on the former Borders building rather than a more aggressive proposal to build at 11th ... Continue reading


Brussels sprouts for grown-ups

We all agree that we like Brussels sprouts now, right? I mean, growing up I never saw one, let alone ate one, and they were the fabled vegetable served by witches or those otherwise meaning to do harm to children, right? But it turns out that they're ... Continue reading


A drummer’s diligence: Why Mark Osman could be the busiest drummer in Lawrence

Never has there been a more admired drummer in the current local music scene than Mark Osman. All the drummers here are top notch, but this is the one that’s been known to dive into a band and get them to positively channel their energy to operate ... Continue reading


Confirmed: Lilacs are back on Lilac Lane

I have applied my investigative reporting skills to Kansas University’s Lilac Lane situation and can now confirm that the lilacs have, in fact, been replanted as promised. (And by investigative reporting, in this case what I really mean is taking 15 minutes to drive up to campus ... Continue reading


Peek inside KU football practice: Rutgers week

A peek inside Tuesday’s Kansas football practice, where first-year coach David Beaty and his staff continued preparations for Saturday’s road game, at Rutgers. Continue reading


Rob Likens on QB Montell Cozart’s accuracy

Kansas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Rob Likens discusses starting QB Montell Cozart’s approach as a passer, and the junior’s issues with overthrowing his intended targets — a problem that resurfaced during KU’s last game, a home loss to Memphis. Through two games, Cozart had completed 38 ... Continue reading


Lawrence Adult Education Center offering GED practice tests for $1

As part of a promotion this and next month, students can take the GED practice test for $1 at the Lawrence Adult Education Center, 2145 Louisiana St. The practice test, which is usually $6, will be offered at the reduced price from now until Oct. 31 as ... Continue reading


Heskett trial update: What to watch for as we near the end

For the past week, prosecutors in the first-degree murder case of Ronald Eugene Heskett have alleged Heskett intentionally killed his disabled home-care client, Vance “Van” Moulton, for financial reasons. They’ve presented witnesses who said Moulton before his death cashed $13,000 in government checks, which was never recovered ... Continue reading


Lawrence sales tax collections still up for 2015, but beginning to slump to close out the year

Lawrence sales tax collections are a bit like the Kansas City Royals these days: They’re still in good shape, but concern is starting to grow that I shouldn’t have ordered 150 pounds of bean dip for the World Series party. In other words, both are in a ... Continue reading


Frank Mason III talks ‘Boot Camp’ changes, newcomers

Kansas junior point guard Frank Mason III discusses some of the tweaks to this year’s version of coach Bill Self’s “Boot Camp,” how the team’s newcomers have handled the first couple of days and the growth of sophomore wing Svi Mykhailiuk. Continue reading


Svi Mykhailiuk on ‘Boot Camp’ and his summer work

Kansas sophomore wing Svi Mykhailiuk discusses the challenges of coach Bill Self’s annual preseason “Boot Camp” and the work the 6-foot-8 Ukrainian native put in this past summer, while his teammates represented Team USA at the World University Games, in South Korea. Continue reading


New survey shows details about sexual misconduct at KU’s peer schools; KU not releasing comprehensive data despite task force recommendation

One of the largest and most detailed surveys yet of campus sexual assault shared results on Monday, and it says nearly one in four women who responded said they’d experienced “nonconsensual sexual contact” by physical force, threat of force or while incapacitated at college. It also includes ... Continue reading

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