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Postgame Report Card: KU 91, Long Beach State 61

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 91-61 victory over Long Beach State on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks hit 9 of their first 14 three-pointers and 14 of 26 for the night. Beyond that, KU was insanely good in transition and ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Long Beach State basketball

If the Kansas Jayhawks show the positives of a strong non-conference schedule each season, boosting their RPI and resume for the NCAA Tournament selection committee, Long Beach State proves there is a downside. The 49ers are the preseason favorites to win the Big West Conference, but have ... Continue reading

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This Week in the Big 12 Conference…

Welcome to the first edition of our This Week in the Big 12 blog, a short and sweet conference notebook of sorts that keeps tabs and catches you up on what’s going on with the teams that KU will play 18 games against to close the 2016-17 ... Continue reading

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More details on K-10 crash that injured Olathe woman, 9-month-old daughter at intersection of 27th Street

A mother and her 9-month-old daughter were sent to the hospital Monday morning after their Mazda SUV was rear-ended by another SUV along the South Lawrence Trafficway, state troopers said. Around 9:40 a.m., a Toyota 4Runner, eastbound on Kansas Highway 10 rear-ended the woman's Mazda CX5 near ... Continue reading

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Longtime family-owned clothing store signs deal to locate in downtown Lawrence

It may be the oldest new store to ever locate in downtown Lawrence. A clothing store that has been owned by the same family for the last 119 years has signed a deal to locate along Massachusetts Street. Glik’s — a store that bills itself with the ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 29

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:07 a.m. Monday to 5:15 a.m. Tuesday and includes 277 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Kansas guards rewarding coach Bill Self for trust he puts in them

It sometimes can take quite a while for Kansas basketball players to earn the trust of their demanding coach, Bill Self. That’s what made something Self said Monday afternoon so interesting when asked how much importance he puts on the first play of the game. “Not much,” ... Continue reading

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Who’s the best 3-point shooter for Kansas this season?

A little less than three weeks into the season, the No. 4-ranked Kansas basketball team has shot just 35.5% from 3-point range. Dozens of games remain to be played and it’s a small sample size, but that rate of success marks a noticeable dip from last year, ... Continue reading

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Neon Udoka Azubuike?

With the big fella slated to start his second consecutive game for the 5-1 Kansas men's basketball team, KU coach Bill Self has been fielding an increased number of questions about 7-foot center Udoka Azubuike during the past week or so. But few questions have resulted in ... Continue reading

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Restaurant files plans to become first in downtown to have rooftop dining; popular KC restaurant closes its Lawrence location

I won’t even tell you how I got assigned rooftop dining-for-one this Thanksgiving. (I will say I thought it was well understood that certain rules of civility were temporarily suspended when only one scoop of potatoes remained.) Rooftop dining, however, isn’t always a banishment, but rather is ... Continue reading

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Watch Wayne Selden Jr. sky for a savage D-League slam

Since Wayne Selden Jr. left the University of Kansas a year early to enter the NBA Draft, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for the young shooting guard. A meniscus tear in his right knee slowed Selden down leading up to the draft, which came and ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 24 to Nov. 28

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:07 a.m. Wednesday to 5:05 a.m. Monday and includes 1371 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Quarterback forecast for 2017 best in years

It's not a reach to project for 2017 the best quarterback play Kansas has had in the post-Todd Reesing years. Redshirt freshman Carter Stanley, the third quarterback to start a game for Kansas during a 2-10 season, easily was the best. It's no coincidence that the offensive ... Continue reading

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 95, UNC Asheville 57

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 95-57 victory over UNC Asheville at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday, Nov. 25. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks were fast, efficient and relentless on offense, with four players finishing in double figures, including both first-time starters Lagerald Vick (15) and Udoka ... Continue reading

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Alpaca store open in Baldwin City; ugly sweaters in vogue at Eudora tree lighting; Lecompton Jayhawk delivered 1930s KU victory against Texas

The passing of Thanksgiving annually marks the seasonal opening of a unique Baldwin City shop. Claudia Hey this weekend will kick off the annual three-month run of her Ad Astra Alpacas store at her farm by the same name about a mile south of Baldwin City at ... Continue reading

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What percent of KU community members took important online ‘climate’ survey?

Of more than 37,000 University of Kansas community members invited to take an online survey for the KU Climate Study, more than 9,500 did, according to the university. That’s a participation rate of roughly 26 percent, by my calculations. The survey was live from Sept. 13 [to ... Continue reading

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A Reflection on Zadie Smith, 15 Years in the Making

[Nota Bene: What I have attempted below is most likely better left to academics and others better suited to pontificate upon Zadie Smith and "[White Teeth][1]," her critically-acclaimed debut novel, but oh well, here goes…] In celebration of Zadie Smith’s [December 1st visit to Lawrence][2] — thanks ... Continue reading

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More than 700 celebrity faces, autographs will have permanent home at KU library

Famous writers, musicians, actors, sports figures — University of Kansas associate professor of film and media studies John Tibbetts has interviewed and painted portraits of more than 700 such personalities. Those portraits, all signed by their subjects, will have a permanent home at KU’s Spencer Research Library. ... Continue reading

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Housing prices continue to spike in Lawrence as number of homes for sale declines

I once tried to buy my wife a new house for Christmas, but I ran out of wrapping paper and called the whole thing off. Well, if you are in the market for a holiday home purchase this year, you will need more than a large supply ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 23

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:03 a.m. Tuesday to 5:56 a.m. Wednesday and includes 390 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading