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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 87, TCU 68

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 87-68 victory over TCU that clinched a 13th consecutive Big 12 title. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks scored 87 points and didn’t even need to shoot above 50 percent to do it. Four players reached double figures and the Jayhawks ... Continue reading

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Postgame Pressers: KU 87, TCU 68

Bill Self on Wednesday's victory and winning Big 12 title No. 13 in a row ---------------------------------------- Jayhawks Frank Mason III, Devonte' Graham and Josh Jackson discuss another Big 12 title ---------------------------------------- TCU coach Jamie Dixon and Horned Frogs Alex Robinson and Kenrich Williams on Wednesday's loss to ... Continue reading

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Baseline View: Jayhawks get their 13th-straight conference title

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Jayhawks celebrate after winning their 13th-straight Big 12 title

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Brandon Rush speaks during his jersey retirement ceremony

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KU’s favored by how many?

Out playing a round of golf this morning on an unseasonably warm February game day, one of the guys I was playing with asked me what the betting line for tonight's KU-TCU game at Allen Fieldhouse was. Always curious about those sorts of things, no matter which ... Continue reading

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Kansas QB Peyton Bender deflects credit for 566-yard passing day

The number is so unusual that it forces you to re-read it to make sure your eyes aren’t messing with you again. Quarterbacks don’t throw for 566 yards every day. In fact, not many at any level ever throw for that many yards in a single game. ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 22

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:41 a.m. Tuesday to 5:46 a.m. Wednesday and includes 224 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Another report that shows Lawrence isn’t all that diverse, but Kansas may surprise

No amount of salsa stains on my tie can change this finding: Lawrence is below average when it comes to being culturally and ethnically diverse. The folks at the financial website WalletHub [have put together an interesting report][1] on the most and least culturally diverse cities in ... Continue reading

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An interview with “Unusual Chickens” author Kelly Jones

Chickens with superpowers, a farm full of junk to explore and a series of mysterious typewritten letters are just a few of the wonders within this year’s Read Across Lawrence for Kids title, "Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer," by Kelly Jones. Jones, who recently answered ... Continue reading

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Bill Self on his favorite Brandon Rush memories

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Hang that jersey: A look back at Brandon Rush’s KU career

Former Kansas basketball star Brandon Rush [will have his jersey retired][1] at Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, during a halftime ceremony of the Jayhawks’ home game against TCU. A three-time All-Big 12 first-teamer, Rush scored 1,477 points in his three-year college career, which concluded with him ... Continue reading

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Just testing: Smoke on the horizon is from engineers, not a fire

If you're seeing smoke on Lawrence's west side don't panic, engineers say. It's not a fire. Rather, it's an important test of the city's sewage and storm water systems, said Ron Thomann, project manager for TREKK Design Group, the company contracted to do the testing. If that ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason and Josh Jackson shoo-ins for first-team Big 12 honors

Filling out a first-team, All-Big 12 ballot never has been quite the no-brainer that is is this year. You don’t need to look at statistics, mull over any tough decisions or worry that you’re leaving off someone deserving. Try it in your office or wherever you’re having ... Continue reading

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A new cafe with a competitive twist in west Lawrence; an international airport 20 minutes from downtown Lawrence?

Whether you are a dungeon master or just a master of eating cookies, a west Lawrence business has made changes aimed at you. Perhaps you remember in 2015 I wrote of a new business called The Rolling Gnome, a store that sells board games, card games and ... Continue reading

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Former KU teammates Charles Gordon and Aqib Talib reunited with Broncos

Before Kansas football great Aqib Talib made the No. 3 jersey his own in Lawrence, wowing spectators in Memorial Stadium with his prowess in the secondary, Charles Gordon did the same. Donning the very same No. 3 on his chest and back and drawing the adulation of ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 21

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:35 a.m. Monday to 4:05 a.m. Tuesday and includes 184 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Light day in House lets freshman lawmakers get some stage time

The Kansas House worked through a handful of mostly noncontroversial bills Monday, giving a few freshman legislators a chance to learn some of the ropes. Whenever a bill comes out of committee, someone from that committee is assigned the task of "carrying" the bill onto the floor. ... Continue reading

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Professor to lecture on Dreamers; free lunch courtesy of CLAS; Allen Fieldhouse as seen through a GoPro on a trombone

Dreamers and their futures here in the United States have been in the news a lot recently, usually more as a collective than individually, it seems. A University of Kansas professor is planning a lecture about the immigrant group Tuesday evening on campus as part of the ... Continue reading

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How Kansas can clinch more than a share of Big 12 title No. 13 on Wednesday night

As everyone reading this surely knows, the Kansas men’s basketball team currently holds a three-game lead over three Big 12 teams with four games to play. That means, with a win Wednesday night, Kansas can clinch at least a share of its 13th consecutive Big 12 title. ... Continue reading

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