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David Beaty comments on ‘unexpected’ message of support from chancellor

One day after University of Kansas chancellor Douglas Girod [released a statement in support of the school's football program][1], KU football coach David Beaty talked about why he believes "it's big for us," and how he's never had doubts about his job security. [1]: Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 14

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

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Impressive football coaches have wanted Kansas job for past three openings

So how did it come to this? How did a Kansas football program that won the Orange Bowl with a 12-1 record just 10 seasons ago, tumble so far? One wrong-headed coaching firing and one poor hire by former athletic director Lew Perkins and two poor hires ... Continue reading

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Popular noodle shop moving to Massachusetts Street; south Iowa Street restaurant closes

Add a fancy ramen noodle maker to the sights you soon will be able to see in downtown Lawrence. (Fancy ramen noodle maker? In college, I guess that meant I’d actually be wearing something other than my pajamas while boiling the water.) Now, I know it means ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Kentucky basketball

At the beginning of every college basketball season, Kentucky reloads with a talented crop of star freshmen. Check. Then there’s usually at least a couple of holdovers from the previous season, hoping to improve their NBA draft stock. Not this year. Calling this team young would be ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks no strangers to killing time on game day

Ever since Kansas fans started really looking ahead to today's Champions Classic showdown with Kentucky in The Windy City, one of the most popular rants I've heard has been about how KU allllwwwaaays seems to play the late game in the Champions Classic. They're not wrong. Five ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 13

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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 153 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Champions Classic in seventh year and here to stay forever

The Champions Classic, which celebrates its seventh season Tuesday at United Center in Chicago, serves college basketball well by putting the sport on people’s minds in mid-November with an annual doubleheader blockbuster on a Tuesday night, when MAC games are the only football competition. (Then again, MAC ... Continue reading

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The ‘Uber abduction’ that wasn’t

Sometimes (oftentimes?), police get dispatched to things that turn out not to be what they initially seemed. That happened at least twice this weekend. We already reported about [the man who said he got shot by a robber, then later admitted he actually accidentally shot himself][1]. There ... Continue reading

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Self vs. Calipari almost as big as Kansas vs. Kentucky

If you've watched Kansas play Kentucky even just once in the past 10 years, you know the game means a little more than a regular game. Whether you're talking about the media hype leading up to tipoff, the craziness the game brings out in fans from both ... Continue reading

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KU-Kentucky set to renew unique rivalry Tuesday in Chicago

Because they aren’t in the same conference, they do not play each other every year, although some quality scheduling during recent years has made the matchup more common. The two teams enter Tuesday’s clash at the Champions Classic in Chicago as the No. 1 and No. 2 ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 12

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

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 11

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

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KU Sports Extra: Racing Out To 1-0

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 92, Tennessee State 56

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 92-56 season-opening victory over Tennessee State at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A ---------- It would’ve been an A+ if not for the 20 turnovers. The Jayhawks shot 60 percent from the floor, dished 23 assists on 36 field goals, knocked in ... Continue reading

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Marcus Garrett talks about his first start at KU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqdCH8nP-so&feature=youtu.be Despite being "very" surprised that he was getting his first career start on Friday, KU's Marcus Garrett looked like anything but a freshman in the 92-56 win over Tennessee State. Garrett posted 10 points and 10 rebounds in his debut, though he wasn't sure those numbers ... Continue reading

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Baseline View: Jayhawks roll past Tennessee State

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The student view: KU vs. Tennessee State

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzibRFC0K4I&feature=youtu.be Before KU took on Tennessee State on Friday, we ventured out into the student section to talk to a pair of KU fans about the game. Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 231 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Six turnovers key to last season’s upset vs. Texas

Raise your hand if you think Kansas will emerge victorious from its 5 p.m. kickoff Saturday in Austin against heavily favored Texas. Anybody not wearing a Kansas uniform or coaching for the visitors? OK, now raise your hand if after the first play from scrimmage in last ... Continue reading

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