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Recap: KU’s numbers this year strikingly similar to another recent season

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. While surfing KenPom.com (doesn't everyone do that in their free time?), I went back and tried to ... Continue reading

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Girls With Dragon Tattoos

Usually I read the book before I watch the movie. The biggest problem with this is the book is almost always significantly better than the movie and this makes the movie less enjoyable to watch. I thought I would try something different this time. With the book ... Continue reading

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December 23rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

The morning started off fairly calm in Douglas County. Police in Lawrence conducted a number of vehicle stops. Officers also made at least one DUI arrest in Lawrence and another in Lecompton. Shortly before 4 a.m., Lawrence Police, County Deputies and LDCFM responded to the intersection of ... Continue reading

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Markieff Morris finishes solid preseason for Phoenix

Not to be outdone by younger brother Marcus, **Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) came out strong in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday. Markieff scored six points, collected three rebounds and blocked three shots to start the game. He finished with 12 points (5-9 overall, ... Continue reading

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Sizing up coach Kevin O’Neill and his USC Trojans

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on USC on Thursday at Galen Center in Los Angeles. Tom, what is one thing you learned about KU following its 80-74 loss to Davidson on Monday? **Tom Keegan:** It needs to play sound ... Continue reading

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

Police in Lawrence had another fairly quiet early morning on their hands. Officers conducted five vehicle stops, four building checks, cited three parking violations, responded on two disturbances and on one medical emergency with LDCFM. KTA received information on a car vs deer accident near the Lecompton ... Continue reading

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Marcus Morris shines with 20 points in preseason game

Yep, you read that right. Days after his [one-point debut][1], former Jayhawk **Marcus Morris** (Houston Rockets) went off for 20 points (15 in the second quarter) on Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs. The rookie led all scorers in the game with his 7-for-14 shooting (1-5 ... Continue reading

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What’s with all the waiting? Trust me, there’s no need to worry.

All this waiting around for players to make decisions and coaches to be hired kind of stinks. I know it. You know it. We all know it. But don’t let the bummer of the wait cloud your view of what’s happening with Kansas University football right now. ... Continue reading

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A UFO in Cowley County?

Was that really a UFO being driven down U.S. 77 in Cowley County? That’s what residents thought when they saw a 32-foot thing on the back of a flatbed truck Monday. “It was this funny sphere that went through on this big trailer, and my first thought ... Continue reading

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Are these cookies or rabbits? Sheesh.

This week it seems I can't twirl in place without stepping on a tray of holiday sweets. They're everywhere — in my fridge, in the office, even on a group run (What's a group training session without a giant cookie for a post-run snack?). OK, so I'm ... Continue reading

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

Things in Douglas County started out pretty quiet this morning. Lawrence Police responded on a disturbance in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane just after 12:30 a.m.. Officers conducted nearly 10 vehicle stops this morning, one on suspicion of DUI. As temperatures fell this morning, the highways, ... Continue reading

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Cole Aldrich comes to play (and more from Tuesday preseason games)

There's no sophomore slump in sight for **Cole Aldrich** (Oklahoma City Thunder). Aldrich scored six points with eight rebounds, three steals and four blocks in 20 minutes against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night ([full stats here][1]). The stats may not blow you away, but they’re very ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU’s second-half defense made comeback nearly impossible against Davidson

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. For one half in Monday's 80-74 loss to Davidson, Kansas was on pace for its best defensive ... Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

I have to admit I was totally unprepared for the first Sherlock Holmes movie a couple of years ago. I was not educated enough on the character himself and that made me react negatively to that film. Since then, I have acquainted myself better with the Holmes ... Continue reading

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Taxing Our Way to Equality

A few weeks ago I promised a discussion on the implications of using taxes to support the increase of almost $1 trillion in the cost of our federal government in the last two years. This discussion addresses only that number. Additional costs to address the shortfalls in ... Continue reading

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The Next President Will be Either Ron Paul or Barack Obama

Barack Obama will obviously be running as the Democratic candidate. He won in 2008 and while his popularity has waned, he still polls closely or slightly ahead against any of the potential GOP candidates. If Ron Paul wins the GOP nomination then it will be either him ... Continue reading

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

Another quiet morning in Douglas County. Officers responded with LDCFM on a car fire in the 500 block of E 12th Street in Lawrence just before 12:30a.m.. Police responded on a number of burglary alarms. All of the alarms that I heard were false. Just before 2:20 ... Continue reading

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Darrell Arthur confirmed out for season; the latest on X. Henry, B. Rush

- An MRI confirmed that **Darrell Arthur** (Memphis Grizzlies) tore his right Achilles tendon and [will miss the whole 2011-2012 NBA season][1]. [According to the Commercial Appeal][2], recovery time could be anywhere from six to 12 months, which at worst might derail part of Arthur’s fifth season. ... Continue reading

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Memories of the last KU-Davidson game, plus predictions for Monday’s matchup

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Davidson on Monday at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Tom, KU is playing Davidson for the first time since the teams' Elite Eight game in 2008. What do you remember most about ... Continue reading

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Party Snacks for the Busy Cook

‘Tis the season, right? The season, that is, for running around like a crazy person, for feeling inadequate in every way, for getting sick and never getting well because you’re too busy pretending you’re not sick so you can keep running around like a crazy person. Oh ... Continue reading

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