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Big 12 review, week 4: OSU fans let SEC-bound A&M have it with Big 12 chant

I feel the need to issue digital props to Oklahoma State fans for showing some conference pride this weekend in College Station, Texas. In a riveting, back-and-forth battle between top 10 teams, No. 7 Oklahoma State held on for a 30-29 victory over No. 8 Texas A&M ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Mexicana Chopped Salad

It’s fall. It said so on the calendar last Friday. But for those of you who just can’t let go of tomato season, this recipe is perfect. You get to feel summery with the addition of cherry tomatoes and yellow pepper, but keep things comforting with cumin, ... Continue reading

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September 26th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

All was pretty quiet in Douglas County overnight. Police conducted about 20 vehicle stops, responded on one disturbance and one noise complaint. Even for a Monday, that is pretty quiet. None of the activity, that I heard, involved the use of weapons or resulted in any serious ... Continue reading

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Michael’s 40% Off Coupon to Jump Start Your Holiday Shopping

Sometimes to find a good deal on things you need to buy, you need to think outside the box. I'm always on the lookout for good birthday party or Christmas gifts for the little kids in our lives. I'll be honest; when I find a good gift, ... Continue reading

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September 25th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police had a fairly normal Saturday night/Sunday morning on their hands last night. I started listening at 10:15 and I counted the following, in Lawrence; 15 - Noise complaints 35 - Vehicle Stops 2 - DUI Arrests 10 - Disturbances 4 - Fireworks complaints None of the ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 10:12 a.m. - Interim commish Chuck Neinas gazes into Big 12 future, plus Rd. 1 of expansion talk

**10:12 a.m. Update:** This morning on ESPN's College Gameday, interim Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas said the following regarding the idea of TCU becoming the 10th team in the Big 12: "There seems to be some resistance to adding another team from Texas." Nothing ground-breaking there. We've ... Continue reading

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September 24th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Most of the activity was fairly normal for Friday night/Saturday mornings; noise complaints, vehicle stops, disturbances and a few DUI arrests, at least one related to a non injury accident. Police also received information on at least three alcohol violations. Lawrence Police were called to investigate a ... Continue reading

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Somalia: Liberal Paradise

Capitalism is a system based upon property rights. In a capitalist society the primary function of government is to protect individuals' rights to life, liberty and property. Liberal policies are based upon having the government violate individual rights, particularly the right to own property. They want the ... Continue reading

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Week 4 Big 12 picks: Will Mizzou cover 22-point spread at OU?

I feel the need for a baseball-inspired lead-in to the blog this week after seeing an advanced screening of 'Moneyball' last night in Kansas City, Mo. Very enjoyable film, especially for baseball dorks like myself. Brad Pitt was a very believable Billy Beane, the Oakland A's general ... Continue reading

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Kansas vs. Georgia Tech

The following is the Kansas vs. Georgia Tech episode of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. THE GRIDIRON: KANSAS vs GEORGIA TECH from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 3:43 p.m. - Neinas conference call set for 5 p.m.; may help uncover Mizzou’s motives

**3:43 p.m. Update:** The Big 12 has announced that interim commissioner Chuck Neinas will host a conference call at 5 p.m. CST tonight. I'll be on it and I'll be tracking all of the action. Probably will be a lot easier to do via Twitter, at least ... Continue reading

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September 23rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police responded on a the usual, nearly every morning, noise complaints throughout Lawrence overnight. Officers conducted numerous vehicle stops, with one resulting in an arrest for what sounded to be a drug/narcotics related offense. Another arrest was made after a field sobriety test was administered. There were ... Continue reading

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New Facebook changes - and these ones are big

Well, [f8][1] came and went - and we'll probably be shifting through this most recent round of Facebook changes for the next few weeks, if not longer. This year's annual Facebook developer conference introduced what's undoubtedly the biggest shift Facebook's ever taken, and on a few different ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Wasted Chances” - You’re the Poet!

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Apart, been, dismay, grow, heart, misspent, row, share, there, way. Wasted Chances! By L. Don Oliver Sacrificing, of the _____, Flowered gardens, far _____; Wilting down, to vacant ___, There ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 10:08 p.m. - The Big 12 lives; Zenger, Gray-Little release statement; Beebe’s out; and Mizzou luke warm in commitment

**10:08 p.m. Update:** Still some confusion regarding the Big 12's long-term future and Missouri's role in it, but it seems like it's just a matter of time before that gets cleared up. May take some work and may remain precarious for a while, but the work will ... Continue reading

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September 22nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A little bit more activity in Lawrence last night compared to the last few. Police were back responding on noise complaints all night, most recently just before 4 a.m. for loud music and people yelling. There was a report of criminal damage in the 1100 block of ... Continue reading

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The Best Of?? In Plain Sight

Well, this week it was either punt and post a link to a previous post, or post of nothing at all. Describing this as "The Best Of" may be a bit pretentious, but then, pretension is the new humility. (That makes at least as much sense as ... Continue reading

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Perry Ellis chooses KU

**4:35 p.m. update** That's going to wrap up the live coverage of the event here. Be sure to check back to KUsports.com for full press conference video after we get it all uploaded this evening. Also be sure to check out Gary's full story later on KUsports.com ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 11:06 p.m. - Sources, reports indicate Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe on way out

**11:06 p.m. Update:** Tonight was my wife's birthday and I tried to stay away from the blog for a night but it didn't work. Something had to happen. According a report from Mike DeArmond, who covers Missouri, Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe is planning an exit from ... Continue reading

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September 21st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Very quiet again last night in Douglas County. Police performed a number of vehicle stops, one of which resulted in a drug related arrest. A non injury accident was reported in the 400 block of Arkansas just after 1:30 a.m. Police were called to the intersection of ... Continue reading

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