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Lindsey Scott Jr., brings exciting possibilities at quarterback

The first thing I liked reading about Lindsey Scott Jr., quarterback of national-champion East Mississippi Community College, was his height. He’s listed at 5-foot-11, which means schools that can afford to be picky about such things decided not to recruit him for fear he would have trouble ... Continue reading

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Former LSU QB and NJCAA national champ Lindsey Scott Jr. considering KU football

A former LSU quarterback with both a high school state title and an NJCAA national championship on his résumé is examining the University of Kansas as his next potential stop. Earlier this week, Lindsey Scott Jr., helped East Mississippi Community College — the program made famous the ... Continue reading

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The top Uber destination in Kansas is in Lawrence; here’s a hint, it serves beer

Lawrence is known for many things: A basketball shrine. A downtown that evokes Norman Rockwell. An island of blue progressives in a sea of red conservatives. But, of course, if you want to peer into the soul of a community, there is really only way to do ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Sprint Center Setback

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Bill Self on loss to Washington: ‘We deserved exactly what we got tonight’

After a 74-65 loss to Washington on Wednesday, Kansas coach Bill Self and senior guard Devonte' Graham talked about the team's struggles against UW's zone defense and what they learned from the loss. Continue reading

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Baseline View: Jayhawks fall victim to Washington’s zone

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Postgame Report Card: Washington 74, Kansas 65

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 74-65 loss to Washington on Tuesday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Offense: C- ---------- Outside of Lagerald Vick, who, himself, had a few ups and downs but also delivered a career-high 28 points, the KU offense struggled ... Continue reading

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Orman makes governor’s race a 3-way contest, to the advantage of Republicans

Greg Orman stepped into the 2018 governor's race Wednesday as an independent, banking on the idea that voters have become disenchanted with the two main political parties. Orman, readers will recall, is the Johnson County businessman who ran a strong challenge against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts ... Continue reading

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Graham’s monster games the first of their kind at KU since 1970

Andrew Wiggins (41), Elijah Johnson (39) and Ben McLemore (36) all scored more points in a single game during their time as Jayhawks than current KU senior Devonte' Graham scored last week. But, unlike Graham, who tallied a career-high 35 points in back to back wins over ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 6

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

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Sam Cunliffe soon will be more than just a practice player for Kansas

By the time Sam Cunliffe is eligible to play in his first game for Kansas, which will be at Nebraska on Dec. 16, barring one of his professors spacing out and not getting his first-semester grade in on time, the Seattle native will have played in practice ... Continue reading

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Say What? Tait’s weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

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So long to the Yacht Club; longtime night spot to become home to new bar and homestyle grill

Pull in the anchor. It sure appears that the longtime Lawrence bar the Yacht Club is gone for good. A Topeka businessman has bought the building near Sixth and Wisconsin streets and will be opening a new bar and grill concept in early January. The new place ... Continue reading

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“Manhattan Beach”: a mob drama for the rest of us

About a month ago I tweeted, with 100 percent sincerity, “I zone out as soon as a TV show description uses the words, ‘crime boss.’” Although in my tweet I was referring to a synopsis I had seen on Netflix, believe me when I say this is ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 5

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

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Stock watch: Top Jayhawks project as 2nd-round picks in 2018 NBA Draft

Devonte’ Graham’s shooting display in Miami this past weekend was [so impactful it wowed Heat president Pat Riley][1], who, according to Kansas coach Bill Self, said the senior guard “put on a show” in a victory over Syracuse. That 35-point deluge alone — even coupled with Graham’s ... Continue reading

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Scam alert: Real law enforcement won’t demand phone payment for warrants, civil papers

Officials with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are warning area residents of an old scam they say seems to be making the rounds again. Sheriff Ken McGovern and DA Charles Branson warned residents what to watch out for in an announcement shared this week on the sheriff’s ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Washington basketball

Only a few days after facing Jim Boeheim and Syracuse’s zone defense, the Kansas basketball team will see plenty of similarities against Mike Hopkins, a longtime Syracuse assistant, and Washington’s new zone defense. The Huskies (6-2) have won their last four games, all of them at home ... Continue reading

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City explains why abandoning old bid process may be good for some projects; 3 examples of bids that saved Lawrence millions

Estimating isn’t easy. For example, my estimate of 200 pounds of chicken wings for my Kansas City Chiefs playoff watch party might end up being a bit high. Don’t get me wrong, I can always find a use for 200 pounds of chicken wings, but sometimes wrong ... Continue reading

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Which Jayhawk is most likely to join Devonte’ Graham as a 30-point scorer?

We all now recognize how flammable the shooting hand of Kansas senior Devonte’ Graham can get, in wake of his back-to-back 35-point performances this past week, spearheading victories over Toledo and Syracuse. It’s safe to say any one of the Jayhawks’ starters, Graham confirmed, could put up ... Continue reading

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