Staff blogs

Latest KU football injury news as unfair as it gets

Kansas University running back Brandon Bourbon (25) rushes against South Dakota State on Sept. 1, 2012, at Memorial Stadium. Bourbon, a fourth-year junior, says he feels better than ever after an injury-riddled start to his KU career.

My heart breaks for Brandon Bourbon. There's no other way to put it. Few players on this Kansas University football team have been through as ...


New poll shows Brownback, Roberts in trouble

Another poll is showing the state's top two Republican candidates in trouble for the upcoming election. Public Policy Polling shows Gov. Sam Brownback trailing slightly ...

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City now has new opening date in mind for Rock Chalk Park recreation center; update on ice rink idea for downtown plaza

It appears I will have a couple of extra weeks to first find my hamstring and then stretch it out. A city official has confirmed ...

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9 ways to protect your child’s vision health

A rare moment when Lily kept her sunglasses on.

My 10-month-old daughter just will not keep her sunglasses on. That's not surprising — given that she's 10 months old — but all the same ...


High school sports are back in action

It doesn't really feel like a few months have flown by since the end of the spring sports season, but here we are on the ...


What caught my eye at Monday’s practice: Aug. 18th

More KU staff members took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to jumpstart practice Monday at the KU practice fields.

Couple of quick notes now before jumping back in to an expanded version a little later from Monday's KU football practice. Check back in a ...


A fact that may surprise you about local property tax increases; watching Wichita State get aggressive in building businesses

For some reason, I feel like I should have a fancy gold-foil envelope and a powder-blue tuxedo when I announce these results. But alas, they ...

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Kawehi releases video for ‘Anthem,’ announces show at Bottleneck

Attention all Kawehi fans: I just got word that the one-woman band who stole our hearts and received national attention for her cover of Nirvana's ...


On Roy’s return, improved Jayhawks, KU’s rotation and much more

North Carolina coach Roy Williams and Kansas coach Bill Self greet each other before the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Midwest Regional final Sunday, March 25, 2012, in St. Louis. Kansas, where Williams coached for 15 years, defeated North Carolina 80-67.

Here are my answers to questions submitted about KU basketball. It should be noted the answers reflect my personal opinion and my opinion alone. If ...


Organic, Schmorganic

B prefers to wear her non-organic yogurt.

Corn syrup. Red dye 40. Pesticides. These are just a few of the things that I’m not supposed to be feeding my kids. Add to ...


What caught my eye at Saturday’s open practice: Aug. 16

A look at the Memorial Stadium stands on a gorgeous day during the KU Football Fan Appreciation Day.

Saturday's Fan Appreciation Day and open practice gave us our first extended look at the 2014 Kansas University football team. And there was plenty to ...


ALS Ice Bucket Challenge makes its way to KU

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis, on Friday, answered the call in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has taken the world by storm in ...


What caught my eye at Friday’s practice: Aug. 15

Safeties coach Scott Vestal works with SS Isaiah Johnson during a drill at Friday's morning practice.

It always blows my mind how, when I go out to these portions of practice that are open to the media, I kind of ignore ...


A food truck soon may be coming to a parking lot near you; Santa Fe depot project delayed

I’ve always loved eating food in a truck (my F150 is the one with splotches of Krispy Kreme glaze on the windshield, and my slacks ...

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Boy to man: ‘Boyhood’ captures 12 years in 2 and a half hours

Now playing at Liberty Hall, “Boyhood” is the challenging new movie from writer/director Richard Linklater, and it follows 12 years of the life of a ...


What caught my eye at Thursday’s practice: Aug. 14

Kyron Watson takes down Brandon Bourbon during a one-on-one LB vs. RB drill on Thursday. Notice the ball bouncing on the turf to the left of the pile of bodies as well as how intense RB coach Reggie Mitchell (red) and LB coach Clint Bowen (blue) are during the drill.

Thursday's practice was one of the hottest of preseason camp so far for the Kansas University football team.... not that anyone was complaining. As far ...


Looking Forward: Get weird Friday, support a cause Saturday

Foxy Shazam is bringing the stripped down, yet eccentric sounds of fifth studio album "Gonzo" to the Granada this Friday night. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day of show.

Foxy Shazam If you’re looking for a confusingly good time, this might just be your chance. Foxy Shazam is a genre-melding poppy, theatrical rock outfit ...


Large, national barbecue chain to open in West Lawrence

Tighten up those apron strings, warriors. Get those tongs nice and limber. There’s a barbecue battle brewing in Lawrence, and one of the larger barbecue ...

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Charlie Weis praises Montell Cozart’s decisions

In a football program loaded with depth, sophomore quarterback Montell Cozart would be in an understudy role, holding a clipboard, trying to improve at a ...


Charlie Weis takes a break from busy practice day to talk progress

KU defensive back Dexter McDonald (12) knocks down a pass during team drills Tuesday, August 12.

In a break between two-a-days Wednesday at the Kansas University football facilities, coach Charlie Weis spoke with the media to field questions and provide some ...