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Baseline View Highlights: Jayhawks take control late to beat Tech 85-68

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 85, Texas Tech 68

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 85-68 victory over Texas Tech at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks shot better than 50 percent from the floor, 50 percent from three-point range and made five consecutive shots during the decisive run that put the ... Continue reading

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Community funding, design ideas sought for Baldwin City mural project; Eudora museum on track for Smithsonian show

Jeannette Blackmar has a cure for Baldwin City residents who are sick of the dull monotones of winter. The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce director is inviting them to embrace the Community Mural Program by helping fund and design the mural that will be painted downtown this ... Continue reading

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Years-long federal investigations into KU’s response to sexual violence remain open; vice president’s remarks put assault in national spotlight this week

Two and a half years after a University of Kansas student who said she was raped on campus filed a complaint, the federal government is still investigating KU’s response to sexual assault. KU was first added to a widely publicized list of colleges being investigated by the ... Continue reading

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No shot-blocker means no shot at defensive dominance for Kansas

The coaches and players charged with fixing the 13-1, third-ranked Kansas basketball team’s defensive woes can’t afford to look at it this way, but the truth is that losing 7-foot freshman center Udoka Azubuike counts as a huge part of the problem. He was team’s lone traditional ... Continue reading

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A conversation with the community’s new economic development leader

In today’s technological age, it probably is not wise to brag about the quality of your Rolodex. It makes people think you’ve dropped your iPhone in the toilet. But whether you have them stored on your smartphone or on a crumpled up cocktail napkin, it still is ... Continue reading

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In search of another league title, Jayhawks quickly reminded it’s not easy to win in Big 12

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and veteran Jayhawks such as Frank Mason III, who have been through more conference encounters than they can count off the top of their heads, will tell you there is nothing easy about winning the Big 12 — even if the Jayhawks ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 6

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 6:01 a.m. Thursday to 5:32 a.m. Friday and includes 235 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Books on our radar for 2017

A new year means new books! Last year, we [compiled a list][1] of highly-anticipated titles in both fiction and nonfiction for adults. These were the hyped super-faves for the 2016 publishing world, and they were a lot of fun to write about. This year, however, we’ve decided ... Continue reading

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First All-Star voting returns show Joel Embiid 4th among East frontcourt players

The NBA released the first fan voting returns for the 2017 All-Star Game and former Kansas center Joel Embiid is on the cusp of breaking into the top three spots among Eastern Conference frontcourt players. The Philadelphia rookie received 221,984 votes at the first checkpoint, garnering more ... Continue reading

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Kansas volleyball winning titles on court and beyond

Victories and honors never stop pouring in for Kansas volleyball players, past and present. The Jayhawks have gone 57-6 the past two years with Kelsie Payne earning first-team All-American honors both seasons and Ainise Havili picking up first-team and third-team All-American honors. KU appeared in the Final ... Continue reading

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Update on doughnut, whiskey and fried chicken place; pingpong, cheap beer among changes at music venue

Doughnuts and whiskey might become the new Breakfast of Champions. Exactly what you are a champion of might be an interesting debate. But, yes, proving that anything is possible in downtown Lawrence, we indeed are getting a doughnut shop that also will serve you fine whiskey. Proving ... Continue reading

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Arizona State transfer Sam Cunliffe closing in on a decision?

Sam Cunliffe, a 6-foot-6, 195-pound shooting guard who was ranked No. 36 overall in the Rivals.com recruiting class of 2016, was in Lawrence this week to visit Kansas and left with a great feel for the KU program. "It was amazing," Cunliffe told TheShiver.com's Matt Scott following ... Continue reading

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Fourth tweet-along in store for the Lawrence Police Department

The Lawrence Police department is prepping yet again to take folks at home, via social media, into the world of an officer. On Jan. 21, LPD will conduct a tweet-along, the department announced on its popular Twitter account. This will be the department's fourth event of this ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 5

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 7:15 a.m. Wednesday to 5:39 a.m. Thursday and includes 261 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Yoder voted ‘yes’ on overhaul of ethics office, although getting that answer wasn’t easy

It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that getting direct answers to direct questions out of politicians can be difficult, and at times even excruciating. And that was the case earlier this week when Republicans in the U.S. House found themselves on the receiving end of ... Continue reading

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KU Crime Blotter: Dec. 19-Jan. 1

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 1. Incidents are listed by the dates they were reported. **Jan. 1** • Graffiti occurred Dec. 31 or Jan. 1 at the University Guest House. Someone ... Continue reading

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How Kelly Oubre Jr. infuriated a gym full of strangers in Dallas

Kelly Oubre Jr. doesn’t need any fans in the Dallas area, and apparently on his recent road trip with the Washington Wizards to the metroplex Oubre actually created some haters. Oubre interrupted a noon pickup game at a YMCA, enraging the locals who had taken time out ... Continue reading

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A sweet shop closes in downtown Lawrence, and the owner says the reasons why leave a bad taste

Ed Forman had been warned about downtown Lawrence. It was about 2005 when Forman began looking for a spot in an idyllic downtown where he and his wife could work together in a sweet shop, share some smiles and maybe create a few too. But those in ... Continue reading

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Don’t pass on these Josh Jackson highlights

Most of Josh Jackson's highlights from Tuesday night's Walk Chalk Jayhawk, 90-88 victory vs. Kansas State happened in the first half. A YouTube compilation linked on Twitter @DawkinsMTA does not feature Jackson's most explosive play of the night, a way-up-there slam over D.J. Johnson, which is sort ... Continue reading