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KU Sports Extra — 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket breakdowns

The KU Sports Extra team, Tom Keegan and Matt Tait, breaks down the four regions of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket. Midwest West ...


God bless you, Gnarly Davidson

"Can I get a hot sh*t?!" Gnarly Davidson's exuberant bassist Sam Gunnerson starts nearly every set by screaming this into the mic. The audience always ...


Taco Zone returns to Replay Lounge patio; storefront opening soon

Assorted Mexican street tacos from Taco Zone

Looking for something to pair with that Shamrock Shake — or beer, if green dairy products aren’t your thing — during tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day ...


Latest breakdown of city commission vote totals show Soden’s primary victory was widespread

If you have ever wanted to watch someone canvass a group of city commission candidates, you missed your chance recently. (No, it didn’t involve bundling ...

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Kansas finishes at No. 10 in final 2014-15 Associated Press college basketball poll

Kansas guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (10) shoots in a three-point basket in the first-half against the Lafayette Leopards Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas, which drew a No. 2 seed in the loaded Midwest region, was ranked No. 10 in the final 2014-15 Associated Press college basketball poll, ...


Community celebrates Pi Day with the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band

There's nothing better than a wacky Lawrence tradition, and what better way to celebrate all things weird than a made-up holiday. On Saturday, with the ...


Women’s basketball coaching search: Iowa Western Community College head coach Jim Turgeon

Iowa Western Community College women's basketball coach Jim Turgeon takes 30-3 record into national juco tournament.

Former Kansas point guard Mark Turgeon has coached Maryland to a second-place finish in the prestigious Big Ten and his Terps were ranked No. 8 ...


LHS boys hoops falls in the state title game; Roberts leads player ratings

As the saying goes, "All good things must come to an end." It just wasn't the ending that Lawrence High's boys basketball players were hoping ...


Bill Self examines the Midwest region of NCAA Tournament

Kansas players Jamari Traylor, left, Devonte Graham, Wayne Selden and Perry Ellis surround Frank Mason before a pair of free throws by Mason during the second half on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

As the 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket got unveiled Sunday evening, it quickly became clear Kansas University might have one of the most difficult roads to ...


The Day After: Edged out by Iowa State

KU coach Bill Self signals to the Jayhawks in the Jayhawk’s 70-66 loss to Iowa State in the championship game of the Big 12 Tournament Saturday.

We'll never know how Bill Self reacted behind closed doors but here's guessing he took Saturday's 70-66 Big 12 title game loss to Iowa State ...


The Day After: Battering the Bears

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) collects a rebound in the Jayhawk’s 62-52 win over Baylor in the semi-final of the Big 12 Tournament Friday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO.

Three games in three days... That's what the Jayhawks will have played following Saturday's Big 12 championship game against Iowa State, a destination they reached ...


LHS boys hoops advances to state title game; Roberts tops player ratings

Not long after Lawrence High's boys basketball season ended in the sub-state finals last year, the Lions felt like they had some unfinished business. They ...


Stream away the March movie blues with great suspense thrillers

The mid-March blues are officially in full swing, film fans. If this post-Oscar, pre-summer netherworld of humdrum movie releases has got you down, it might ...


New apartment complex slated for Sixth and Folks Road area; Topeka ENT moving into West Lawrence space; world champion Clydesdale team coming for St. Patty’s parade

The latest thing slated to grow in West Lawrence’s Bauer Farm development is a new apartment complex. Plans have been filed for a 145-unit apartment ...

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The Day After: Scorned Frogs

Kansas center Hunter Mickelson (42) and Kelly Oubre (12) put pressure on TCU's Chris Washburn (34) in the Jayhawks 64-59 win over TCU Thursday.

There was very little pretty basketball involved in Thursday's 64-59 victory by top-seeded Kansas over No. 9 seed TCU in the quarterfinals of the Big ...


Knights of Columbus to close E. 23rd Street events hall; new food cart slated for downtown; SLT project to create long-term lane reductions on K-10

For decades, the Knights of Columbus building on east 23rd Street has been home to bird shows, gun shows (not at the same time), wedding ...

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LHS boys basketball advances to the state semis; Roberts leads player ratings

Lawrence High's boys basketball players weren't going to let much get in their way of a state quarterfinal victory on Wednesday. The Lions shot well, ...


Weekend Picks IV: Documentaries, comedians, A Very Special SXSW Message From The Noise FM, Lolla-Pi-Looza and Marx Madness

Readers, we are now on our fourth week here at and already the column is evolving. Since the column tends to "go live" on ...


Women’s basketball coaching search: Wichita State head coach Jody Adams

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My knowledge of the women’s college basketball coaching world is limited, but now that Kansas has an opening, I have started asking a lot of ...


Gas station employee arrested for hitting patron with bat after cigarette taunting

Two men were arrested at a Lawrence gas station Wednesday morning after a store clerk allegedly struck a patron over the head with a baseball ...