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Which Kansas prospect will go first in NBA draft no easy call

I conducted an unscientific poll on Twitter, asking: “You’re an NBA GM with balanced roster, no glaring need. Which #KUbball player do you draft first?” The results: 1 - Devonte’ Graham (31 percent) 2 - Svi Mykhailiuk (30 percent) 3 - Malik Newman (22 percent) 4 - ... Continue reading

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Lawrence bar and restaurant reopens after death of its owner and founder

The Slow Ride Roadhouse is on the road to recovery after tragedy. The North Lawrence bar and restaurant has reopened following the death of its owner and operator. Jesse del Campo Jr., 56, was killed in a two-vehicle motorcycle accident on July 16, 2017, between Lawrence and ... Continue reading

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NBA Draft week has arrived and 4 former Jayhawks soon will know their fate

For four former Kansas basketball players, this week will go down as one of the biggest of their lives. It begins today, with regular workouts and possibly a few more inquiries from NBA teams and scouts. And it ends Thursday night, with Devonte’ Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk, Malik ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 185 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 16

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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 266 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 15

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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 208 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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NBA mock drafts include four Jayhawks

The Athletic, ESPN.com, The Ringer and SI.com all do a nice job with their mock drafts. The four sites agree on two things regarding how KU players will fare in next Thursday night’s draft. First, they predict that the first round will pass without any Jayhawks hearing ... Continue reading

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10th annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic highlights

Check out highlights from the 10th annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic, played Thursday night at Free State High. **Crimson - 128** Drew Gooden 19, Jeff Withey 7, Elijah Johnson 18, Ben McLemore 52, Travis Releford 2, Conner Teahan 5, Sherron Collins 12, Devonte’ Graham 8, Kid from ... Continue reading

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Police arrest man they say mooned officers at traffic stop

A Missouri man was taken to jail on suspicion of indecent exposure this week, after allegedly mooning officers who pulled him over. The incident happened about 3 a.m. Thursday near 15th and Vermont streets. According to Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman Kim Murphree, officers initially pulled the 23-year-old ... Continue reading

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Get into PBS’ ‘Great American Read’

> A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never > reads lives only one. > > —George R.R. Martin I’m going to report this fact, though it hurts me to do so: [In a recent Pew study][1], 24 percent of U.S. adults ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 14

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 318 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Depth at wide receiver thin under David Beaty

The once-in-a-lifetime Air Raid show put on by Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans that Kansas head coach David Beaty witnessed as receivers coach for Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M didn't in any way resemble the three years of offensive duds Beaty's teams have plodded through at Kansas. ... Continue reading

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Wayne Selden Jr. after KU scrimmage

Wayne Selden Jr., who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, speaks to the media following a scrimmage at Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Wednesday. Selden discusses his career and various KU basketball topics. Continue reading

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Devon Dotson discusses his camp scrimmage experience

KU freshman point guard Devon Dotson talks to the media following a scrimmage at Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Wednesday. Dotson scored seven points for the red team in a blowout while playing in front of KU fans on campus for the first time. Continue reading

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KU basketball camp scrimmage highlights

The Kansas men's basketball team competed in a scrimmage with former players at Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Wednesday. The Red team had little trouble blowing out the Blue team. Red 80 Sam Cunliffe 9, Udoka Azubuike 14, Dedric Lawson 10, Charlie Moore 26, K.J. Lawson 2, ... Continue reading

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Sound+Vision Sessions: a conversation with Heidi Lynne Gluck

June 22 marks the second installment of the new Lawrence Public Library event series, Sound+Vision Sessions. The event showcases local music artists whose material we have in our catalog in a family-friendly, all-ages atmosphere. This concert features the incredibly talented and esteemed singer/songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Heidi ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 13

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 179 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Gary Woodland competing in U.S. Open for eighth time

The U.S. Open doesn't randomly group golfers into threesomes when making tee times. Think themes. For example, the English threesome of Tyrrell Hatton, Danny Willett and Ian Poulter tees off No. 1 at Shinnecock Hills at 6:51 (Central time). Spaniards Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm and Rafa Cabrero ... Continue reading

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Downtown business steps up to organize new July 4 celebration, with promise of larger fireworks show

As someone who has thrown a few parties, Mike Logan, owner of The Granada, knows that increasing the fireworks budget is never a bad plan. The Granada owner indeed has taken over as the organizer of the community’s Independence Day celebration, and he’s promising a larger fireworks ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for June 12

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 224 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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