Staff blogs

The Day After: Near-perfection in Austin, Texas

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) gets a slam on a put-back dunk against Texas during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

By several accounts, Saturday's 75-62 victory over Texas in Austin was the Jayhawks' best game of the 2014-15 season. It's hard to argue that. So ...


Lawrence High boys hoops suffers first loss; Morgan leads player ratings

When Lawrence High's boys basketball players are playing at their best, they look unbeatable. But in the Topeka Invitational Tournament championship on Saturday, they just ...


Lawrence High boys basketball aims to make history at Topeka tournament; Bonner tops player ratings

Lawrence High's boys basketball team has played in the Topeka Invitational Tournament for 49 years. On Saturday, the Lions will try to repeat as champions ...


Getting to know No. 17 Texas

Texas head coach Rick Barnes has harsh words for Demarcus Holland during the first half on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

More often than not, Kansas University’s basketball team has found success against Texas. All-time, KU is 23-8 against the guys in burnt orange. But winning ...


Anderson Rentals seeks new location, expands into art business; Lawrence startup company seeking to become national player in online advertising

A portable toilet, a forklift and a fine piece of art: Yes, it is a trio that could lead to a date with a bail ...


Free State boys hoops beats St. James; Gudde leads player ratings

Entering Thursday, Free State High's boys basketball team had lost three of its past four games, but nobody was complaining about its defense. The Firebirds ...


KC Restaurant Week gems to eat up while you still can

As local foodies might already know, Kansas City Restaurant Week ends Sunday. This year's event features more than 150 KC-area restaurants, where customers can enjoy ...


The controversy over ‘American Sniper,’ and the uniquely American ‘Whiplash’

It made me grin from ear to ear when I heard the news. J.K. Simmons, the longtime working character actor — who is most visible ...


NFL Pro Bowl to include 3 Jayhawks for first time since 1963

Former Jayhawks (L to R) Darrell Stuckey, Aqib Talib and Chris Harris at this year's Pro Bowl in Arizona. (Photo courtesy of Harris)

When the best of the best in the NFL hit the field for Sunday's Pro Bowl in Arizona, the rosters will include three former Jayhawks ...


Selfies with the president? Share them!

Spectators hold up their phones to shoot selfies with President Barack Obama as he shakes hands with those in attendance on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at Anschutz Pavilion on the campus of Kansas University in Lawrence, Kan. President Obama visited Lawrence to outline some of his themes delivered during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

We saw you holding up your phones before, during and after President Barack Obama's address Thursday at KU. But what good is a selfie with ...


As expected, President Obama talks basketball during visit to KU

President Barack Obama speaks at Kansas University, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

President Barack Obama visited Kansas University this morning to visit with KU students and several Lawrence residents on the heels of this week's State of ...


Report from Obama’s morning in Lawrence

Here's the report from Journal-World reporter Peter Hancock and Todd J. Gillman of the Dallas Morning News, who were in the press pool with President ...


Commissioners concerned about e-mail from Wicked Broadband; WOW introduces faster Internet service; update on cable TV changes in Lawrence

With President Barack Obama in town today, I know it is difficult to think of anything other than presidential politics, and how the free world ...

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Sights and sounds as Lawrence awaits Obama at KU

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, arrived in Lawrence last night. This morning, around 11:25 a.m., he's set to give a speech at ...


VIDEO: President Obama speaks to KU

Rewatch a webcast of President Barack Obama's speech Thursday morning at Kansas University: Catch up on social media coverage of this morning's events, including stops ...

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President Obama arrives in Kansas

Air Force One landed at Forbes Field Air National Guard Base at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. President Barack Obama will speak at Kansas University Thursday ...

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Brownback defends education funding

Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday defended his proposal to do away with the state school finance formula, saying it's one of the reasons the state ...

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Where should Obama eat in Lawrence? The people weigh in

President Barack Obama orders barbecue at Arthur Bryant’s, the legendary barbecue restaurant in Kansas City, Mo., July 29, 2014.

After news broke that President Barack Obama would be paying a visit to Lawrence this week, my esteemed colleagues reported all the important bits of ...

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Brownback’s K-12 cuts larger than first thought

The cuts that Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing in school district operating funds would total $127.4 million next year, according to a new analysis by ...

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Time capsule: KU’s last visit by a sitting president

President William Howard Taft is seen throwing out the first ball on opening day for baseball, to start the season for the Washington Senators in 1912.

By the time President Barack Obama steps into Anschutz Sports Pavilion Thursday, it will have been 103 years, 3 months and 29 days since KU's ...