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Malik Newman, Udoka Azubuike lead Jayhawks in camp scrimmage

Playing for the second straight week in a camp scrimmage Wednesday, Kansas sophomores Malik Newman and Udoka Azubuike made several highlight-reel plays to lead the Crimson squad to a victory against their teammates. Heating up from behind the 3-point line, Newman scored a team-high 21 points while ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 14

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 6:12 a.m. Tuesday to 5:27 a.m. Wednesday and includes 228 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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NBA draft propositions include over/under on Lonzo Ball sneakers

Oddsmakers and mock draft makers are in lockstep on which one-and-done talent will go first in the NBA draft. Sportsbettingdime.com set odds to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft as: Markelle Fultz (Washington): 1/5, Lonzo Ball (UCLA): 7/1 and the field 19/1. ... Continue reading

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New Lawrence laboratory expected to bring millions in additional research dollars from the Department of Defense

KU is working to build a multimillion dollar, high-security clearance laboratory that it hopes will become one of a handful across the country that develops new technology for the U.S. military and others. According to a KU document and local economic development officials, renovation work is set ... Continue reading

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Lakers get Josh Jackson out of ‘comfort zone’ with 2nd pre-draft workout

It turns out the Josh Jackson to Los Angeles buzz was just starting to hum when the one-and-done Kansas standout [canceled a workout with Boston][1] the week before the NBA Draft. Less than 24 hours later, Jackson showed up Tuesday at the Lakers’ practice facility for an ... Continue reading

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Billy Preston, Marcus Garrett highlight KU’s camp practice

It may have been mostly drills, but Kansas freshmen Billy Preston and Marcus Garrett made several highlight plays in a practice in front of Bill Self campers on Tuesday at Horejsi Center. Along with plays from Preston and Garrett, check out a few of the highlights provided ... Continue reading

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Dreaming the Beatles is a Fan’s Love Letter

Rob Sheffield, a music columnist with twenty years experience who currently writes for Rolling Stone magazine, has recently released a new book: "[Dreaming the Beatles][1]." Roughly ten years ago, I read Sheffield’s first book, "[Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time][2]," ... Continue reading

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Eljiah Johnson praises KU’s backcourt; details overseas game vs. Tyshawn Taylor

After practicing against the Kansas men's basketball team, including a scrimmage in Bill Self's camp game, former KU guard Elijah Johnson is happy with what he's seen from the Jayhawks' backcourt. Headlined by Devonte' Graham and Malik Newman, Johnson believes there's tons of potential for the upcoming ... Continue reading

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Former KU executive vice chancellor dies

A man who had been executive vice chancellor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean and an English professor — among other roles — at the University of Kansas died this month. Robert “Bob” Cobb died June 7 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 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 6:11 a.m. Monday to 3:39 a.m. Tuesday and includes 227 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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KU Crime Blotter: May 29-June 11

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, May 29, and Sunday, June 11. 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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What to make of Josh Jackson canceling pre-draft workout with Boston

While the two best teams in the NBA clashed in The Finals Monday night, news of one top incoming rookie canceling a pre-draft workout with a preeminent franchise sneaked out. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman came through with the surprising scoop: One-and-done Kansas wing Josh Jackson scrapped a workout ... Continue reading

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Kansas women’s basketball program subtracts three sophomores and welcomes seven newcomers

It has been another offseason of roster upheaval for the Kansas women’s basketball program headed by Brandon Schneider. One year after two-year starter Lauren Aldridge’s surprising decision to transfer to Missouri, three sophomores who combined for 30 starts this past season have left the program. The departure ... Continue reading

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A look at a unique eastside housing development and why the city may spend nearly $60K to save a tree in it

*UPDATE: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported the City Commission took action on the purchase of the lot at its Tuesday meeting. The item was on the agenda for consideration but final action was deferred pending more research.* A new Lawrence housing development is going ... Continue reading

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5-star KU football commit Devonta Jason: ‘I’m just going to be me’

The first five-star prospect to ever commit to the University of Kansas football program, New Orleans prep receiver Devonta Jason has heard the murmurs and seen the skepticism floating around the recruiting world in response to the non-binding pledge he made back in February. That much was ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 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 6:07 a.m. Sunday to 5:58 a.m. Monday and includes 150 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Kansas not singing same old tune in recruiting

Verbal commitments from five high school prospects from Louisiana, including a five-star and a four-star, form the heart of a Kansas football recruiting Class of 2018 that has soared to No. 12 nationally in the Rivals.com recruiting rankings. The Louisiana recruits understandably have generated so much excitement ... Continue reading

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City auditor wonders why City Hall didn’t act more quickly on reported billing, accounting concerns

Did you hear about the time that ... The city of Lawrence once got a $1,000 check in the mail and didn’t know why? It sent the check back to the company. The company then turned around and sent the check back to the city again, this ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 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 7:57 a.m. Saturday to 5:47 a.m. Sunday and includes 209 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Mario Chalmers praises KU’s backcourt, remembers facing former KU players in camp games

Back in Lawrence for a pair of scrimmages, former Kansas guard Mario Chalmers had an opportunity to run up and down the court against many of the current Jayhawks. That included matching up against KU's potential starting backcourt of Devonté Graham and Malik Newman, who impressed him ... Continue reading

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