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Purdue’s strengths, weaknesses and players to watch

*All statistics courtesy of KenPom.com and are current as of March 17.* **Team:** Purdue **Record:** 22-12 **Seed:** 10 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 23 **Strengths** Purdue has been outstanding offensively this year, ranking sixth nationally in KenPom's adjusted offensive efficiency. The Boilermakers' greatest strength is getting shots up. ... Continue reading

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March 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after 1:30 a.m., Lawrence Police received reports of a shooting in the 800 block of W 24th Street. Officers arrived and learned that the victim had been transported by a private vehicle to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Police radio traffic indicated that they located at least one ... Continue reading

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“The Last Jayhawker” - College sports meets “Inglorious Basterds”

James Naismith as a hardened assassin. Phog Allen as a sharpshooting marksman. William Quantrill as a basketball strategist. These nonsequitors and more run rampant in a new short film called “The Last Jayhawker,” which is making its way around the Internet just in time for tonight’s tipoff. ... Continue reading

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Brands on Pinterest

Do you have a Pinterest account? The better question may be: How many times have you heard this question in the past few weeks? Pinterest has become the fastest growing standalone site in history with [11.7 million unique visitors recorded in January][1]. It now drives more traffic ... Continue reading

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Scottish artist creates amazing, lifelike pencil drawings

The Daily Mail took a break from cutting and pasting from American newspapers to [write about a Scottish artist named Paul Cadden][1] who has a remarkable talent to create lifelike drawings using pencil. His works look like photos, and there's not much more I can say beyond, ... Continue reading

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Rules are made to be broken: Go see “A Separation”

A couple weeks ago I was discussing my philosophy on movie criticism with a class here at KU and it gave me a chance to reiterate my own personal position on the subject: My goal is to describe the movie as I see it, taking into consideration ... Continue reading

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body found March 14th 800 block of Monterrey Way

does anybody know anything about the body found just east of the 800 block of monterrey way on wednesday evening? eye witnesses saw paramedics slowly carrying a stretcher with a body (sheet over the corpse) out of the drainage ditch, which connects with Dad perry park. as ... Continue reading

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March 16th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were kept plenty busy early this morning. Between 2 a.m. and 2:10 a.m., Police were called out on five separate calls, four of those being potentially violent, one which reportedly involved a weapon. The only non-violent call was a noise complaint. None of this activity ... Continue reading

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Video: Discussing two KU strengths that Detroit will try to take away, plus predictions for Friday’s game

**Predictions tally (through 33 games)** Tom: 26-7 record, 298 points off (9.0 points off/game) Jesse: 29-4 record, 259 points off (7.8 points off/game) Hawk to Rock ------------ **Tom Keegan** Towson: Tyshawn Taylor (4th in Keegan ratings) Kentucky: Tyshawn Taylor (1st in Keegan ratings) Georgetown: Elijah Johnson (4th ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “The Lantern’s Glow”

You're The Poet! One night while driving with my wife by an old family cemetery, I saw a flickering light and remarked to her that a ghost must be on the prowl. She replied; "oh! No!, that's an elderly woman who's husband recently died. She visits his ... Continue reading

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March 15th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another fairly quiet morning in Douglas County. Police in Lawrence responded on one noise complaint, four disturbances and conducted two vehicle stops. Two of the disturbances were said to be domestic related with one of those resulting in a Domestic Battery arrest. Another of the disturbances was ... Continue reading

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Midweek mega-roundup: Drew Gooden triple-doubles, plus trade talk and overseas updates

**Drew Gooden** (Milwaukee Bucks) channeled his inner Wilt Chamberlain on Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, leading his team in assists from the center position and recording the second TRIPLE-DOUBLE of his career. Gooden’s 15-point, 10-rebound, 13-assist effort was all the more impressive considering he did it in ... Continue reading

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Tourney Chances for the Jayhawks

Trying to predict the outcome of the annual March Madness extravaganza is never an easy thing. As parity becomes more prevalent in college basketball (some would argue that it is mediocrity, not parity), the excitement of the tournament has never been higher. Tuesday night’s play-in games were ... Continue reading

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March 14th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on four noise complaints, three reported thefts and conducted seven vehicle stops. One of the theft calls was related to two males, who were reported to have been wearing masks, when they attempted to steal something from a business in the 1000 block of ... Continue reading

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Rock Chalk Guac: The perfect snack for some March Madness

You know what goes about as well with basketball as that blue and red bird? Guacamole. It’s mean, green and perfect for dipping. Bonus: It’s super easy to make yourself, no need to buy mixes or the pre-made stuff. In fact, it’s so easy to make it, ... Continue reading

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March 13th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Everything was pretty quiet this morning in Douglas County. Lawrence Police responded on two noise complaints and two medical emergencies with LDCFM. Officers also conducted a couple vehicle stops. KUPD and LDCFM responded on an odor of smoke on the third floor at Haworth Hall. The source ... Continue reading

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Fans Of Singer/Songwriter And Modern Country-esque Rock Check Out Jay Nash At The Bottleneck This Wednesday March 14th!!

If singer/songwriters in the modern country-style acoustic rock vein are your cup of tea than Jay Nash's voice and songs will be a treat to your discriminating tastes. Many praise his songwriting abilities as they are clever without sacrificing substance and his voice is one that embodies ... Continue reading

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Stress-free tournament Turkey Tater Skins: a snack dieters can root for

Dieting during March Madness is akin to listening to Nickelback while smiling. You just almost can't do it, no matter how hard you try. March Madness brings watch parties, bars, beers and bad decisions. Throw in a little St. Patrick's Day revelry and you've got a recipe ... Continue reading

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March 12th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police investigated two car accidents this morning. The first was reported shortly after 2:30 a.m., in the 2000 block of Iowa Street. Scanner traffic indicated that alcohol was suspected as a contributing factor in the cause of the accident. Medics reported two vehicles were involved and ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Spinach Manicotti

One great thing about Meatless Monday is that if you had a busy weekend and didn’t have a chance to make something substantial for dinners or lunches for the week ahead, it’s easy to rectify with the right family-style entrée. An entrée like this one: spinach manicotti. ... Continue reading

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