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Sun Devils’ celebrations a sign of what it means to beat KU

When Washington knocked of Kansas at Sprint Center last Wednesday night, the Huskies ripped off a wild celebration in the Sprint Center locker room that left head coach Mike Hopkins soaking wet and smiling. Sunday, at Allen Fieldhouse, UW's Pac-12 brother, Arizona State, took that celebration one ... Continue reading

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Postgame Report Card: Arizona State 95, Kansas 85

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 95-85 loss to No. 16 Arizona State on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B- ---------- The Jayhawks shot 48 percent from the floor and looked much more aggressive attacking the rim and finding their offense. And they were terrific early, ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Sunday Sun Deviling

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Bill Self after loss to ASU: ‘This is the softest team Kansas has had since I’ve been here’

After a 95-85 home loss to Arizona State on Sunday, Kansas coach Bill Self talks about the team's need to add mental toughness on the defensive end, giving up layups to ASU's guards and where the Jayhawks had defensive breakdowns. Continue reading

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Udoka Azubuike on KU’s problems in loss to Arizona State

Kansas sophomore big Udoka Azubuike explains how No. 2-ranked Kansas couldn’t turn a hot start Sunday into a victory against No. 16 Arizona State at Allen Fieldhouse. Azubuike, who finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds, discusses ASU’s back-court attack, whether fatigue has become an issue for ... Continue reading

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Devonte’ Graham after loss to Arizona State: ‘Their guards were just better than us’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucRkIb8tPQo&feature=youtu.be Moments after KU’s 95-85 loss to Arizona State — just the 11th at Allen Fieldhouse in the Bill Self-era — senior guard Devonte’ Graham made his thoughts on the performance clear. “I don’t like losing, period,” said the downtrodden Graham. “At the end of the day, ... Continue reading

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Baseline View: Kansas shut down by Arizona State guards

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Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 10

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

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Getting to know: Arizona State basketball

Off to the program’s first 8-0 start since 1974, Arizona State has been one of the top surprises throughout college basketball. Ranked No. 16, it’s the first time ASU has entered the Associated Press poll since the 2008-09 season. Highlighted by a high-powered offense, the Sun Devils ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 9

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

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What’s it like to beat Kansas? Opposing players treasure upset wins

The price of 13 consecutive Big 12 titles and a lofty national ranking is that Kansas will almost always be circled on the calendar by opponents. Look no further than Wednesday’s 74-65 loss against Washington in Kansas City, Mo., where the Huskies tried to make a statement ... Continue reading

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More Frank Mason III could be prescription for Sacramento success

Arco Arena, the former home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, had a notoriously noisy reputation, thanks to the cowbell-wielding fanatics who occupied its seats. Brand-new Golden 1 Center, the Kings’ new permanent residence in California’s capital, hasn’t had the chance to become so renowned yet. But you ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 8

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

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Early signing period cranks up pressure for college football coaches

Twelve days removed from college football’s first December signing period, Kansas ranks next-to-last in the Big 12 with 12 verbal commitments. Only Kansas State, which never does as well in recruiting on paper as on the football field, has fewer (11) verbals. The rest of the Big ... Continue reading

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National reaction to KU’s loss to Washington somewhat mixed

Losses tend to expose all kinds of weaknesses and quickly send the focus of both the team and the fan base to what is not going right as opposed to what is. > “We're not a good execution team,” KU > coach Bill Self said after the ... Continue reading

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Is the city preparing to put stop signs at traffic circles and roundabouts across Lawrence?

A reader asked me a question about four new stop signs in town, but I think what he really was asking was: Is the city of Lawrence trying to make the heads of motorists explode? The four relatively new stop signs are at the intersection of 18th ... Continue reading

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Female writers of the “Star Wars” Expanded Universe

The newest "Star Wars" movie is days away from release, and there’s an electricity in the air surrounding this excitement that I’m forced to refer to as the Force. With the new trilogy and Expanded Universe movies all abuzz, it’s become clear that women have taken a ... Continue reading

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Lagerald Vick the lone current Jayhawk to set career-high point total in losing effort

Thanks to [Wednesday night's 74-65 loss to Washington at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.,][1] Lagerald Vick now owns the distinction of being the only player on the 2017-18 KU basketball roster to set his career high in a losing effort. It's a bit of a rare ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 7

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

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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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