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KU Sports Extra: 600 & Counting for KU’s Bill Self

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YA backlist: “Reality Boy” by A.S. King

I’m not ashamed to admit young adult lit dominated my reading list this year. It’s partly because I get to order books for the library’s teen collection—but also because YA books are awesome. Yeah, awesome. Books for teens have gotten so much more diverse, so much more ... Continue reading

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Josh Jackson thrives on drives while working to improve jumper

On a night when Kansas thrived with the three-ball, the most talented basketball prospect on the floor found it more beneficial to score inside. While Josh Jackson’s teammates combined to convert 15 of their 26 shots from downtown, the freshman wing from Detroit missed his lone attempt ... Continue reading

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Baseline View: Bill Self gets win number 600

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 105, UMKC 62

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 105-62 victory over UMKC on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A ---------- Jayhawks scored a season high and shot lights out while doing it. Came within one make of tying a school record for three-pointers and watched ... Continue reading

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Some lawmakers eyeing unclaimed property to fill budget hole; Treasurer Estes says forget it

One way to measure the depths of the state's financial crisis is by the kinds of ideas people are seriously talking about to get through it. Consider the case of the state's unclaimed property program, which some lawmakers are now seriously talking about as a way to ... Continue reading

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Lions sweep Topeka in season openers; post players top player rankings

It's a new high school basketball season and Lawrence High's basketball programs are both ranked, but enter the season with completely different types of teams. Lawrence's girls basketball team, which returned all five starters from last season, has plenty of experience and its players are comfortable playing ... Continue reading

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Examining where Jayhawks ranked among Big 12 football leaders

Now that the 2016 Big 12 football season is complete, all the numbers have been totaled and averaged and sorted nicely for consumption, and [postseason honors are starting to get handed out][1]. So it’s a good time to review the league’s individual statistical leaders and see where ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: UMKC basketball

UMKC will enter Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night as one of the best three-point shooting teams in the country. The Roos rank sixth in the nation with 95 three-pointers and seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.430), which should give the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks their toughest test ... Continue reading

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KU Hospital working to open facility in west Lawrence

There are a variety of reasons we ought to care about a new orthopedic clinic that is opening in west Lawrence: klutziness on a ladder, ill-advised attempts to actually jump while grabbing a rebound in pick-up basketball, and a disturbing trend of hurting ourselves while rising from ... Continue reading

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A look at what one coach charts during KU basketball games and practices

I like to doodle during my lunch break and my doodles usually have to do with KU sports, so I figured why not share them with KUsports.com readers on weekdays in this space, usually at noon, and if not, almost always in the 11:30 a.m.-to-1:30 p.m. range. ... Continue reading

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KU Crime Blotter: Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Nov. 28, and Sunday, Dec. 4. Incidents are listed by the dates they were reported. **Dec. 4** • Someone used blue and purple spray paint to mark a wall and door ... Continue reading

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This Week in the Big 12 Conference…

It was a big weekend in the Big 12 Conference, with the still-unbeaten Baylor Bears knocking off No. 7 Xavier and Bob Huggins’ West Virginia squad picking up a huge road victory at No. 6 Virginia. That and more in the latest edition of This Week in ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter from Dec. 2 to Dec. 6

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 6:20 a.m. Friday to 5:23 a.m. Tuesday and includes 1354 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Pass defense took huge step forward in 2016

The most obvious improvement Kansas made in 2016 from winless 2015 came courtesy of its pass defense. The Jayhawks ranked 124th in the FBS with 293.7 passing yards allowed and moved all the way to 55th in 2016 with an average of 219.8 passing yards allowed per ... Continue reading

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Update on multicultural student government: University Senate committee will review current Student Senate practices

A quasi-outside committee is being formed to review how the University of Kansas Student Senate does business, then recommend diversity and inclusion reforms that may include giving equal power to a separate multicultural student senate. Several students — including the student body president and vice president — ... Continue reading

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Local businessman has plans for gun range near Douglas County Jail

Fried chicken and guns may have something in common in Lawrence. You remember, I’m sure, the recent proliferation of fried chicken restaurants in town. Such a proliferation with gun shops may be coming. Well, it may be a bit early to go that far, but I do ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks in NFL share their support for #TeamCole

As young Kansas football fan Cole Hayden continues his fight against undifferentiated sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, his cheering section continues to grow. Over the past couple of days, Cole’s mother, Shanda Hayden, shared video messages sent the youngster’s way courtesy of some of the most ... Continue reading

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Postgame Pressers: KU 89, Stanford 74

Kansas players Devonte' Graham, Landen Lucas & Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk & Head Coach Bill Self ---------------------------------------- Stanford coach (and former Jayhawk) Jerod Haase -------------------------- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2coj-LWV50&t=232s Continue reading

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Baseline View: Kansas takes over to bring down Stanford, 89-74

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