Staff blogs

2014-15 season outlook: Darrell Arthur

Denver Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur warms up before facing Oklahoma City Thunder in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 114-101 victory in an NBA exhibition basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Hunker down, get hydrated and tell your loved ones you will see them next spring. Hopefully, that’s not your mindset, but people should be warned: ...


2014-15 season outlook: Cole Aldrich

New York Knicks' Cole Aldrich (45) shoots over Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Hunker down, get hydrated and tell your loved ones you will see them next spring. Hopefully, that’s not your mindset, but people should be warned: ...


Spoiler alert: “Gone Girl” is gussied-up trash!

I knew this movie wouldn’t go away. On its opening weekend, I issued my spoiler-free review of director David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” based on the ...


Football Game Tape: Week Seven

Free State and Lawrence High football teams both picked up wins in the first week of districts and are in a good spot for the ...


Reduced parking plan for apartments may have uphill battle; nearly 80 percent of rental inspections finding violations; a powerful video about a Lawrence fire

Just a note to whoever is making the decision about who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Kauffman Stadium tonight: I’m warmed up ...

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Lawrence: a great place to have a baby

Lily celebrates her first birthday Thursday in Lawrence.

This, sadly, will be my last Daddy Rules column. Ironically, my writing a farewell column at this time has a lot to do with the ...


News of changes for Taco Bell, Buffalo Wild Wings; Kansas Half Marathon wants to return to downtown

If I could just get my hair to grow like famed boxing promoter Don King, I think I could put together a heck of a ...

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Former KU cornerback Aqib Talib gives Jayhawks some love during Sunday Night Football intro

Denver cornerbacks Aqib Talib, left, and Chris Harris at Wednesday's introduction of Talib to the Denver media.

By now, it's a well-known fact around KU Nation that the Denver Broncos have two former Jayhawks starting in their secondary. When Denver added free ...


The Day After: Tripped up at Texas Tech

Kansas running back Corey Avery is taken off his feet by several Texas Tech defenders during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.

There was not too much to like about KU's 34-21 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday, but also not too much to hate. It was ...


Getting to know Texas Tech football

Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury addresses the media during Big 12 Football Media Days on Monday, July 22, 2013 in Dallas.

Back in the day, Kliff Kingsbury was setting passing records as Texas Tech’s quarterback. Now the second-year head coach runs the Red Raiders. Kingsbury is ...


Is this the week KU’s road losing streak ends?

Judging from nearby conditions — such as the Kansas City Royals advancing to the World Series — perhaps this weekend's college football slate will bring ...


Proposed buyer of Turnhalle building still looking for a tenant; McDonald’s on South Iowa to close for remodel; World Series produces change-up at City Hall

I’ve had a few plans based on beer, bowling and gymnastics (I still contend the tumble I took in the ninth frame was gymnastics.) But ...

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Arts Center hosting tribute to bizarre cult film ‘Phantom of the Paradise’

Lawrence musician Jeremy Sidener has always been interested in fringe culture, which in the pre-Internet days, was wherever one could find it. Growing up in ...


City solidifies plans for downtown ice rink; Kansas ranks well in student debt measure; and a Royal day

I may or may not have said when the Royals reach the World Series I’ll do a figure skating routine in a blue, sequin-studded leotard. ...

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What caught my eye at Wednesday’s KU football practice: Oct. 15th

The Jayhawks practiced in Memorial Stadium on Wednesday on a gorgeous fall day.

I don't care how many times I go out there the rest of the season, I think I will continually be impressed by how much ...


Speculation grows that Sam’s Club wants to locate in new shopping center south of SLT

I know we’re all busy wearing 1985 sports memorabilia, urging our mullets to return, and watching baseball on a 25-inch Zenith TV to recreate the ...

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Big 12 Media Day recap: Jayhawks eager to get basketball season started

Update: 2:05 p.m. The Big 12’s coaches and players have all packed up and left, so we will, too. Before we get out of here, ...


Meatball Wednesday? It’s going to be a thing

If Meatless Monday is a thing, then I see no reason I can't make Meatball Wednesday a thing as well. Because much as I am ...


A simple, hearty, handheld meal

Quick and easy dinner in the palm of your hand.

Life with a new baby is always a lot harder than you’d think it would be, even when you’ve already been through the ringer as ...


Dave Campo endorses Clint Bowen for KU head coach long term

Defensive coordinator Dave Campo claps his hands as the Jayhawks take the field for a 6 a.m. practice on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Memorial Stadium.

Most figured that cornerbacks coach Dave Campo would be the one called in from the bullpen when Sheahon Zenger fired Charlie Weis as Kansas University’s ...