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Local tech company featured in The New York Times; chicken and doughnut restaurant opens in West Lawrence

A downtown Lawrence office landed in The New York Times this weekend, which has created new enthusiasm that Massachusetts Street may be home to a ...

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The Day After: Survival at Sprint Center

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) hooks a backdoor pass around Utah forward Brekkott Chapman (0) to teammate  Perry Ellis (34) during the second half on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Sprint Center.

Say what you will about the sluggish second half, the Kansas University men's basketball team on Saturday at Sprint Center again found a way to ...


Bonner leads LHS boys hoops in BV Shootout player ratings

Lawrence High's boys basketball team survived its first tough test of the season. Not to discount any of the Lions' other wins, but this time ...


Free State sweeps Mill Valley, Coversup and Gudde lead player ratings

Free State's girls basketball team has so many weapons on offense that it's going to be difficult for opposing teams to figure out a way ...


Busy week for Beaty produces lengthy list of visitors for big recruiting weekend

Kansas University football recruiting.

Newly hired Kansas University football coach David Beaty has not spent his first week on the job rearranging the office furniture or hanging up his ...


Pachamamas restaurant up for sale, may close after Valentine’s Day; Rock Chalk gets set for big basketball tourney

News that the highly regarded downtown restaurant Pachamamas is about to close is a bit like cold pizza for breakfast: It isn’t quite right, but ...

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Getting to know the Utes

Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak reacts as the Utes play San Diego State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

When No. 10 Kansas takes on No. 13 Utah Saturday afternoon at Sprint Center, it will be another tough non-conference game for the Jayhawks (7-1), ...


‘Top Five’ dragged down by hype

Hype is a dangerous thing. It’s a double-edged sword, because any movie studio publicist will agree that buzz helps get people in the theater, but ...


Lawrence High senior and freshman lead the hoops player ratings

One of the main things that impresses me about Lawrence High's boys basketball team is how its weaknesses are turned into strengths. The Lions don't ...


Nigel King’s circus catch vs. TCU up for national play of the year

Nick Krug's images from Nigel King's circus touchdown reception vs. TCU during the 2014 KU football season.

Although there are still plenty of meaningful college football games to be played this season, we've reached the time of the year where awards are ...


Andrew Wiggins growing into starring role with T’wolves

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) takes a shot against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec, 8, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Bad news, rest of the NBA. This Andrew Wiggins kid might be the real deal. Obviously, we shouldn’t make too much out of one or ...


The Day After: A doozy in D.C.

The Jayhawks stand for the National Anthem prior to tipoff against Georgetown on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

Wednesday night's 75-70 victory over Georgetown in Washington D.C., sure seemed like the most entertaining KU game of the year so far. It featured two ...


New workout gym opens in West Lawrence; hearing on alleged alcohol violation at The Cave delayed

We all have different types of training we have to do. For example, today I’m judging a holiday cookie contest and will partake in my ...

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2015 Jayhawks have some talent but may lack depth

Kansas receiver Nigel King is forced out of bounds after a catch against Iowa State defensive back Sam Richardson during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

New KU football coach David Beaty on Monday made it clear that he understood the challenges he was stepping into by taking the job to ...


Mayor wants to restart discussion about police headquarters project; City Commission rejects cell tower plan

Get ready to start talking about a multimillion dollar police headquarters project again. Mayor Mike Amyx at last night’s meeting directed staff members to begin ...

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Getting to know the Hoyas

Georgetown head coach John Thompson III watches in the final minutes on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Georgetown’s November trip to the Bahamas for the Battle4Atlantis might have produced just one win for coach John Thompson III, but it should have his ...


Pierce beats Boston, moves up all-time scoring list

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) raises his arms as he acknowledges the crowd after it was announced that he is now 16th all-time in points scored during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 133-132 in double overtime. Also seen is Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Paul Pierce’s name, for so many reasons, still conjures up images of Celtics green. So it’s only appropriate the 17-year veteran reached another NBA milestone ...


25 years ago today, KU basketball beat Kentucky, 150-95

KU players gather on the court during KU's 150-95 blowout of Rick Pitino's Kentucky Wildcats in December, 1989. From left are Pekka Markkanen, Freeman West, Kevin Prichard and Jeff Gueldner. Seven KU players scored in double figures.

On Dec. 9, 1989, Kansas handed Kentucky its worst loss in program history, 150-95. 25 years later, it's still hard to believe ... 150 points ...


Neighborhood group asking city to slow down on downtown grocery store project; update on city’s quest to get Google Fiber-like Internet service

Getting a grocery store in downtown Lawrence may be a bit like me walking down the candy aisle. No, it won’t require hooking a dozen ...

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Introducing new KU football coach David “What you see is what you get” Beaty

Kansas University's new head football coach, David Beaty, speaks at an introductory press conference Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at the Anderson Family Football Complex. Beaty, the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M, was hired by KU Friday.

It can be tough to condense 45 minutes of emotion, one-liners, laughs and handshakes into a few words, but newly named KU football coach David ...