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Newman, Lightfoot discuss upcoming exhibition game vs. Missouri

Kansas guard Malik Newman and forward Mitch Lightfoot discuss their upcoming exhibition game against Missouri, what they've heard from fans and how they are approaching the Border War. Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 19

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 218 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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One extremely unsurprising reason KU football is excited for primetime

Lest we forget that athletes are human, too, the announcement of a 7 p.m. CT, primetime matchup featuring KU football and TCU on FOX this Saturday brought a little joy to the KU locker room. Here's why. The Jayhawks are coming off back-to-back-to-back-to-back 11 a.m. (CT, of ... Continue reading

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One play that likely altered KU football history

Many years after Gene Mauch’s 1964 Philadelphia Phillies had led from Opening Day only to collapse in the final two weeks and get passed by the St. Louis Cardinals, a reporter summoned the courage to ask the intense Mauch what he remembered for those final weeks. As ... Continue reading

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2018 forecast calls for Lawrence home prices to shoot up, as competition for homes remains fierce

I understand why I’m discouraged from using hammers and saws (although I still contend “load-bearing wall” sounds like jargon you can safely ignore). What has been less clear is why local contractors aren’t using their tools to build more single-family homes in Lawrence. A new report from ... Continue reading

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KU, MU fans can compete against each other in their own Border War fund-raiser

— BORDER WAR QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Border Wars past and enter to win a $25 Visa gift card. One of the most popular comments from the Kansas basketball crowd that was not in favor of renewing the Border War with Sunday’s Showdown for Relief scrimmage ... Continue reading

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He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2017: Marcus Garrett

Without so much as scoring an actual basket or helping the Jayhawks snag a victory that counts, freshman guard Marcus Garrett already has made quite an impression on Kansas coach Bill Self. That’s because Garrett, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound Dallas native who has grown bigger, stronger and tougher ... Continue reading

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Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this 2017-18 NBA season: Nos. 5-1

It’s tip-off week in the NBA, and for Kansas basketball fans that means it’s time to catch up with the whereabouts and chances for may former Allen Fieldhouse stars who now call The Association home. Paul Pierce has retired, Thomas Robinson is playing overseas and Brandon Rush ... Continue reading

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Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this 2017-18 NBA season: Nos. 10-6

It’s tip-off week in the NBA, and for Kansas basketball fans that means it’s time to catch up with the whereabouts and chances for may former Allen Fieldhouse stars who now call The Association home. Paul Pierce has retired, Thomas Robinson is playing overseas and Brandon Rush ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 18

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 244 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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New furniture-making business that uses locally grown timber opens in East Lawrence

As North Lawrence residents have learned, there is a good way and a bad way for that walnut tree in the front yard to end up in your dining room. Last weekend’s storm highlighted the bad way. The storm brought down a lot of trees, and some ... Continue reading

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TCU coach Gary Patterson best rebounder in college football

College football has more awards than Alibi Ike had excuses. One day someone will come up with the idea for another trophy and won’t have any trouble figuring out what to call it: The Gary Patterson Comeback Coach of the Year Award. TCU did not make college ... Continue reading

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KU basketball’s 2018 recruiting class already among nation’s best

The work is not done in the 2018 recruiting class for the Kansas men’s basketball program, which, after landing three big time commitments in the past couple of months, currently boasts the No. 2-ranked class to date per Rivals.com, just three points behind Michigan State, which has ... Continue reading

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Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this 2017-18 NBA season: Nos. 16-11

It’s tip-off week in the NBA, and for Kansas basketball fans that means it’s time to catch up with the whereabouts and chances for may former Allen Fieldhouse stars who now call The Association home. Paul Pierce has retired, Thomas Robinson is playing overseas and Brandon Rush ... Continue reading

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Say What? Tait’s weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

*• Entire segment is about the upcoming KU-Mizzou exhibition game at Sprint Center.* — BORDER WAR QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Border Wars past and enter to win a $25 Visa gift card. Continue reading

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Scary and smart: “The Hole” is horror and more

I don’t typically read books out of the horror section, but then again, categorizing the sprawling bundle of thoughts that make up a novel into just one of a handful of neat genres is not an easy task. Of course, my latest impulse read—Hye-Young Pyun’s "[The Hole][1]"— ... Continue reading

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KU guard Malik Newman named to Jerry West watch list

One day after learning that Kansas point guard Devonte’ Graham had been named to the Bob Cousy Award watch list, Graham’s running mate, Malik Newman, landed on the Jerry West list. Newman, a transfer from Mississippi State, who sat out last season and is eligible to play ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 17

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 203 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Five reasons to get excited about Sunday’s Border War revival

— BORDER WAR QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Border Wars past and enter to win a $25 Visa gift card. The day hundreds of KU fans and nearly every Missouri fan has been waiting years for is now just a few days out, when the Border War ... Continue reading

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How active college coaches stack up in NCAA tournament during Bill Self’s time at Kansas

In sports, opinions that start with a snowflake can turn into an avalanche because so many hear a viewpoint, run with it as their own and don't ever stop to think whether it's fair. In the case of Bill Self, who has led Kansas basketball to seven ... Continue reading

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