Staff blogs

Getting to know Duke football

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski talks with his team during the Blue Devils’ 76-60 victory Jan. 15 against Virginia. Ranked No. 3 in the country but sure to fall after Sunday’s 93-78 loss to St. John’s, Duke is the early betting favorite to win the NCAA championship, but the field is so wide-open, the Devils’ 3/1 odds seem a bit of a stretch.

We all know about the Duke men’s basketball program and the powerhouse coach Mike Krzyzewski has built in Durham, North Carolina. But how well do ...


The Merc plans major renovation at Ninth and Iowa; city wins grant for riverside trail; Color Run returning to downtown Lawrence

Fresh juice, fine coffee, surrounded by local produce: It sounds just like my daily breakfast because I’m almost certain mini-powdered doughnuts, Cap’n Crunch and Nutter ...

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Hoffman’s last great lead performance, and local vampires in Paris!

Shades of sadness and defeat simmer just below the surface of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s subtle performance in “A Most Wanted Man,” opening today at Liberty ...


More than one picker bold enough to choose KU at Duke

Not one member of our Pick Six crew got through Week 1 unscathed, but we'll try again this college football Saturday. We've got a few ...


5-foot-11 JaCorey Shepherd goes over how to cover 6-6 Duke WR Issac Blakeney

Kansas cornerback JaCorey Shepherd (25) wraps up Mountaineer receiver Stedman Bailey (3) before the ball reached him in the second half of KU's 59-10 loss Saturday against West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. Shepherd was called for pass interference on the play.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to tonight's main event. In the red corner, standing at 5 feet, 11 inches and weighing in at ...


Group forming to oppose sales tax vote for police headquarters; Amtrak wins key grant funding for Southwest Chief route

It won’t quite be like taking a police ride-along in the Oread neighborhood on a Saturday night, but it appears the Nov. 4 election to ...

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Teach them about sex, the right kind

This is a hard time to raise girls. It’s not because of all of the reasons I’d thought would make it difficult either. The newest ...

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Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk’s confidence not lost in translation

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk of Ukraine competes during the U16 Eurobasket 2013 first-round match between Ukraine and Latvia at Palace of Sport in Kiev, Ukraine, on Aug. 8, 2013.

The man working the television camera looked to the media relations staff for help and asked for a microphone check. After Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk was asked ...


New study suggests Lawrence may be the capital of part-time employees; city issues $46 million in debt

Let us count what Lawrence legitimately may be able to claim it is the capital of: — Crazed Basketball Fans Who Spend 30 Hours a ...

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Three & Out with Duke…

Duke Head Coach David Cutcliffe talks with quarterback Anthony Boone (7) in the second half of an NCAA college football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Troy, Ala. (AP Photo/ Hal Yeager)

• Kansas Jayhawks (1-0) at Duke (2-0) 2:30 p.m. (central) Saturday, Sept. 13, Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina Three and out, with the Duke ...


Taylor asks Supreme Court to keep his name off ballot

Democrat Chad Taylor is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to step in and prevent his name from appearing on the Nov. 4 ballot for the ...

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Weis sees a confident bunch of Jayhawks preparing for road test at Duke

The Kansas Jayhawks hold themselves back before bursting onto the field prior to kickoff against Southeast Missouri State on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis wasn’t feeling too sour Tuesday at his weekly press conference, despite the Jayhawks’ disappointing finish to their season opener ...


The challenges — and advantages — of coaching football at a basketball school

Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self and KU football coach Charlie Weis get together for a radio talk show Monday, July 30, 2012, at the Oread Hotel.

Saturday's match-up between 1-0 Kansas and 2-0 Duke no doubt would grab much more attention if it were played in Allen Fieldhouse or Cameroon Indoor ...


Free State soccer is fine with fashionably late

Most high school teams are full steam ahead into their fall schedules, but Free State High's boys soccer team is still waiting for its first ...


Alvamar Golf & Country Club confirms it is in negotiations to sell to local group; City Hall to look at proposed development at Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa

It is time to keep your eyes open at Lawrence’s Alvamar Golf and Country Club. And I’m not just talking about when I have a ...

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Poll shows dead heat in U.S. Senate race

A new poll sponsored by KSN-TV in Wichita shows a statistical dead heat in the U.S. Senate race between Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and independent ...


Orman regrets giving to Akin as other donations come under scrutiny

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman said Saturday that he regrets having contributed money in 2006 to Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, a Republican who later ...

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Seven ways Kansas must improve to have any shot at upsetting Duke

Kansas receiver Justin McCay can't quite get to a pass as Southeast Missouri State cornerback Reggie Jennings covers him on an end zone pass during the third quarter on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Memorial Stadium.

Seven things that must improve significantly from Week 1 to Week 2 to give Kansas any shot at pulling off the upset against Duke, which ...


Cosmos Indian store moves to West Lawrence; ‘Shark Tank’-style business event coming to Lawrence

A temporary tattoo sure would have been nice this weekend, so I apologize that I didn’t tell you earlier that a Lawrence store offering such ...


Monday Report Card: SEMO

Kansas receiver Tony Pierson cruises up the sideline for a long gain against Southeast Missouri State during the first quarter on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Memorial Stadium.

With the usual Monday Rewind blog being overtaken by our our Day After blog, which went up Sunday afternoon, I figured something else needed to ...