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Recap: Thomas Robinson on amazing defensive rebounding pace

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. This wasn't a game where one statistic screamed out to tell us why Kansas came away with ... Continue reading

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Nov. 22 Cliff’s Notes — Turner Gill press conference 11/22/11

With Jesse Newell kicking back in Maui, we turn to Journal-World preps reporter Benton Smith for this week's version of Turner Gill Cliff's Notes from Tuesday's press conference. Here are a few highlights from Gill's comments at the media session before the Kansas University football team's 2:40 ... Continue reading

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Looking at KU’s biggest advantage against the Bruins, plus predictions from Maui

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on UCLA in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday. Tom, UCLA's Reeves Nelson only had one point against Chaminade, but how do you think he played in the Maui Invitational first round? ... Continue reading

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Show your support for the arts and young artists at Van Go’s “Adornment”

If you think someone on your holiday gift list would love the idea of helping out a young artist while receiving something beautiful, look no further than Van Go's holiday show: "Adornment." The show and fundraiser will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Van Go ... Continue reading

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Are you a writer? The Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award deadline is Dec. 16

Like to write? How'd you like $500 for your words? The Lawrence Arts Center and the Raven Book Store are calling for submissions to the 2012 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award. The award is given to one poet and one fiction writer, and each winner receives $500. ... Continue reading

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November 22nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on two disturbances after midnight, conducted five vehicle stops, and cited a few parking violations. Officers received information on two separate theft calls. The first in the 1400 block of W 7th Street and the second was in the 300 block of Locust Street. ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind — Texas A&M: Was this the worst loss in the Turner Gill era?

It’s tough to imagine anyone still cares at this point, but, believe it or not, there are a few who do. So let’s get on with this week’s Monday rewind. Texas A&M 61, Kansas 7. Those 22 characters and spaces pretty much tell it all. Kansas, for ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Raw Kale and Feta Salad

Dreading the mounds of food tempting you later this week? If you want to make sure you're taking care of yourself and not just adding to the misery, this salad is for you. Kick this week of gluttony off right with kale, olive oil, onion, avocado and ... Continue reading

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Wednesday Night Chicken and Rice

I get really smug about cooking on a budget. Like, I'm standing there, stirring up a delicious dinner, and patting myself on the back, telling myself how awesome I am because I just saved the family a small fortune on groceries, still we eat well most of ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Eternal Blame”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Affair, avail, blight, fail, got, night, not, there. Eternal Blame! By L. Don Oliver There came a knocking upon my door, A young man was standing _____; Blaming me for ... Continue reading

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November 21st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another morning with everything pretty quiet after 2 a.m.. Lawrence Police responded on a disturbance in the 1000 block of E 24th Street. No weapons were involved and no injuries were reported. Officers also checked a noise complaint, in the 2500 block of Prairie Elm Drive, and ... Continue reading

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We’re talking about practice, and also giving predictions for KU vs. Georgetown

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Georgetown in the first round of the Maui Invitational. Tom, which Jayhawk do you think is in most need of a better performance following KU's 75-65 loss to Kentucky? **Tom Keegan:** I think ... Continue reading

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Old Navy “Pre-Black Friday” Sales

It seems like this year there are more and more PRE-Black Friday deals than there have been in the past. Today, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Old Navy is having "5 Hour DoorBuster" sales. From 12-5pm each day they will be running specific items deeply discounted following this ... Continue reading

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November 20th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before 2 a.m., Lawrence Police responded to investigate a non injury accident in the 900 block of Tennessee Street. Officers responded on a few disturbances, conducted a vehicle stop, received information on a theft, a burglary alarm and a trespassing complaint. Police were called to an ... Continue reading

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Are you shopping pre-Black Friday sales?

In looking at the ads in today's Journal-World, I'm wondering how many of you are planning to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Target's ad is full of great prices in their "pre-Black Friday deals", plus coupons throughout the ad for additional dollars off on ... Continue reading

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Hey Gun Owners: Better .357 revolver… S&W 686 or Ruger GP100

Howdy. I know there are several of you who post on this site who own several guns who know far more about them than me. Although I have a couple semi-auto pistols, I am wanting to add a revolver to my collection and for my shooting fun. ... Continue reading

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The Turner Gill Dilemma

What to do about Turner Gill? This is the question Kansas Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger must answer very soon. Before exiting the program, former AD Lew Perkins signed Gill to a 5-year contract and now Zenger is caught holding the bag. I like Turner Gill and I ... Continue reading

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Network Fairy Tales - a review

Unless their call letters are CBS, networks seem to be having a harder and harder time producing hit television shows. As the networks continue to decide just how many singing shows and dancing programs audiences will watch, they also have to try to develop scripted programs people ... Continue reading

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November 19th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another fairly normal early morning in Douglas County. Lawrence Police responded on several noise complaints, conducted a few vehicle stops, and responded on several disturbances. None of the activity, that I heard, this morning involved the use of weapons or resulted in any serious injuries. The activity ... Continue reading

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Will aggressive Texas A&M defense present problems for KU football?

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, on Saturday. With Tom Keegan on vacation, Lawrence Journal-World beat writer Matt Tait will pinch-hit this week. Matt, what challenges will Texas A&M's defense present for KU's ... Continue reading