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College basketball world reacts to KU’s Round of 32 exit

When the season ends for Kansas, it doesn’t just move the needle in the Sunflower State, the college basketball nation takes notice. When the Jayhawks ...


Take four more looks at pivotal play in Kansas loss to Wichita State

Take four more looks at the most talked-about play in Wichita State’s 78-65 victory Sunday in Omaha, one that sent the veteran Shockers on to ...


Watch: Wild Eye plays Midcoast Takeover party at SXSW

Ross Williams seems to be a jack of all trades. We never quite know where he's going to pop up, even at the SXSW music ...


The Day After: Waived by the Wheat Shockers

Kansas forward Perry Ellis is fouled on a dunk attempt  in the Jayhawks' 78-65 loss to Wichita State Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb.

If you really think about it, Sunday's 78-65 loss to Wichita State was probably about as fitting of an end for this Kansas team as ...


Rock Chalk Park audit, incentives for Peaslee Center, Eldridge Hotel tax break set to be decided by city commissioners

There’s nothing like a long City Commission meeting to take your mind off a season-ending Jayhawk loss, although both occasionally will cause you to stand ...

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback met with boos at KU-WSU game

In case you missed it ... Gov. Sam Brownback took in more than a game during Sunday's all-Kansas showdown at the NCAA Tournament in Omaha. ...

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Getting to know Wichita State

Wichita State's coach Gregg Marshall talks to Wichita States guard Zach Brown (1) during Wichita States' win over Indiana Friday, March 20, 2015 at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE..

Separated by 161 miles of interstate and rolling plains, Kansas and Wichita State could play basketball against each other every year pretty easily. Of course, ...


Let the hype continue: Media day, before KU vs. WSU

Kansas coach Bill Self talks to the media outside the Jayhawks' locker-room Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb.

There might not be basketball games going on Saturday in Omaha, but there certainly is pre-game buzz at CenturyLInk Center for Sunday’s Kansas University basketball ...


The Day After: Advancement in the NCAA Tournament

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) lays in two of his 17 points in the Jayhawks' 75-56 win against New Mexico State Friday, March 20, 2015 at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE.

It's been a while since I remember seeing the Kansas University basketball team play such a care-free first-round NCAA Tournament game. Typically, in recent years, ...


Jayhawk-killer Ali Farokhmanesh surprises Kansas fans in Omaha

Kansas guard Brady Morningstar (12) defends UNI's Ali Farokhmanesh (5) Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Oklahoma City, OK.

When March rolls around and the talk turns to NCAA upsets, you're liable to overhear conversations like this in Kansas basketball circles: "Who was that ...


What lives in the shadows? Goofy vampires

The New Zealand-shot mockumentary comedy “What We Do in the Shadows,” now playing at Liberty Hall, is proof that vampires are alive and well (or ...


City Manager David Corliss finalist for job in Colorado

In this file photo from 2008, Lawrence city manager David Corliss is shown at his City Hall office overlooking Massachusetts Streets.

It is time to keep an eye on a possible leadership change at Lawrence City Hall. It has been confirmed that Lawrence City Manager David ...

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Getting to know upset-minded NMSU

New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies, right, hugs center Tshilidzi Nephawe toward the end of the second half of the Aggies’ victory over Cal State-Bakersfield in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament on Friday in Las Vegas. Nephawe is one of four seniors Menzies will count on when the Aggies open the NCAA Tournament against Kansas on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska.

New Mexico State hasn’t lost a college basketball game since Jan. 17. Winners of 13 straight, the Aggies hope to keep that streak alive Friday ...


Former Jayhawk Jerod Haase deals Big 12 a blow by coaching UAB to upset victory vs. Iowa State

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Omaha — Greg Gurley, attending Kansas University’s public practice, had just finished watching on a courtside computer UAB finish off an upset of Iowa State ...


Media day at CenturyLink Center

Kansas forward Perry Ellis talks to the media at the Centrurylink Center in Omaha, NE. Friday March 19, 2015.

The NCAA Tournament already is in full swing in some cities, but in Omaha, Nebraska, the games don’t start until Friday. That means today at ...


Urgent care medical facility slated for Sixth and Folks Road; KDOT wants feedback on possible SLT expansion; leaders launch survey on pedestrian issues

A rendering of a proposed XPressWellness Urgent Care center at Sixth and Folks Road. Photo Courtesy of XPress Wellness Urgent Care

It won’t be a full-fledged emergency room, but a deal has been struck to bring a major new medical provider to West Lawrence. Oklahoma-based XpressWellness ...


One more look at the unjust stacking of Midwest region

Kentucky head coach John Calipari yells at his players during the first half of the Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

I came up with one more way to look at the unfairness of the NCAA tournament seeding to see if I could confirm my suspicions ...


Weekend Picks V: Sugar Britches debut show; Sylvan Esso and Flock of Dimes; TEDxLawrence; ‘Angels in America’ (in Kansas City)

Readers, it seems at first glance like a slow weekend in Lawrence. Many students are out of town for spring break, and many scenesters are ...


Kentucky and 15 lesser teams that could win it

In this photo from Nov. 28, 2012, SMU head coach Larry Brown instructs his team against Utah in Salt Lake City. The well-traveled coach — who led Kansas University to the 1988 NCAA crown — has SMU off to a 9-4 start.

Sixteen teams capable of winning the national title and why in 16 words: 1 - Kentucky: Several NBA teams lack legitimate NBA center. Kentucky has ...


Paul Pierce picks Kansas to beat Kentucky, win it all

Rhode Island coach Jim Harrick consoles former Kansas basketball
player Paul Pierce in this 1998 file photo.

No one can question Paul Pierce’s loyalty. The 10-time NBA all-star hasn’t played for Kansas University since 1998, but when the longtime Celtic, one-year Net ...