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David Beaty talks offensive woes, defensive struggles in loss to Central Michigan

After a 45-27 home loss to Central Michigan on Saturday, Kansas football coach David Beaty discussed his team's turnovers and problems stopping Central Michigan's passing attack. Central Michigan quarterback Shane Morris completed 28 of his 37 passes for 467 yards and five touchdowns. "I didn't think we ... Continue reading

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Hear Bill Self’s Hall of Fame induction speech

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 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 283 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 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 235 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Coordinator recap: Meacham and Bowen assess KU’s play entering Week 2

As coaches tend to following any game — win or lose — Kansas football coordinators Doug Meacham and Clint Bowen saw both the positives and negatives of the Jayhawks’ season-opening victory over Southeast Missouri State when they reviewed footage after the fact. Both spoke with media members ... Continue reading

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Whose rims are those? Police share surveillance photos of suspect vehicle in ATV thefts

Thieves reportedly made off with a couple of utility vehicles and trailers from businesses on a busy Lawrence street, and police are seeking the public’s help in figuring out who they are. The first theft was reported July 30 and occurred sometime over the previous night, Lawrence ... Continue reading

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Another project hoping to attract retirees files plans in west Lawrence; looking at whether local Gap store will close

Maybe the ghost of a Furr’s cafeteria roams the intersection of Sixth and Queens Road. Maybe it was the site of Lawrence’s first canasta game. Whatever the reason, the intersection is becoming a magnet for retirees and other senior living projects. As we have reported, construction is ... Continue reading

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Say What? Smith on KU football’s 1-0 start and what’s next

KUsports.com football beat writer Benton Smith joins Nick Schwerdt of KLWN on Rock Chalk Sports Talk (14:05 mark) to discuss the Jayhawks' 1-0 start and what KU is capable of this weekend versus Central Michigan, and beyond. Continue reading

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Q & A with KU football linebacker Keith Loneker Jr.

In the past at KUsports.com, we've used a section of our Gameday preview called "5 Questions" to give a player or coach's perspective leading up to a Kansas football game. Much of the time those question-and-answer interactions have to be edited down to five, when they could ... Continue reading

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Iowa State Cyclones honor Bill Self’s Hall of Fame induction

Throughout the past week, and, really, the past few months, we've heard from a lot of people who love Bill Self and appreciate his honor of being selected as a member of the 2017 class at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. That honor will become ... Continue reading

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Kansas coach Bill Self takes in all the Hall of Fame has to offer

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Larry Brown on Bill Self: ‘They know the guy cares, so they’re going to do anything for him’

**Springfield, Mass. —** Former Kansas coach Larry Brown, who on Friday night will present Bill Self during his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has been in the game of basketball long enough to learn a few important things about players and coaches. None ... Continue reading

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Hall of Fame to fix mistake on Bill Self tribute bench

Of all of the great tributes to Bill Self that the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has rolled out, one left Kansas basketball fans frustrated on Thursday. Outside of the main entrance to the Hall of Fame, just before reaching a statue of James Naismith, visitors ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 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 219 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Central Michigan football

When the Kansas football team takes the field against Central Michigan on Saturday, the Jayhawks will be attempting to win back-to-back games for the first time since the start of the 2011 season. Central Michigan opened the season with a thrilling 30-27 home victory over Rhode Island ... Continue reading

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Why Ben Johnson might prefer a second chance to a first impression

Some players develop a seamless chemistry from the first time they meet. That was not the case for Ben Johnson and Peyton Bender. In fact, the first time the senior tight end laid eyes on his new quarterback, he never expected to catch a pass from him ... Continue reading

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Bill Self begins Hall of Fame festivities, receives Naismith Orange jacket

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self arrived in Springfield, Mass., and kicked off his Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame events Thursday. Self received his Hall of Fame jacket, which is made of a color described as "Naismith Orange," and gave brief remarks about starting his enshrinement week ... Continue reading

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Former Alabama WR Daylon Charlot trying to make up ground, climb up depth chart

From the day he arrived in Lawrence a little more than a year ago, people in and around the Kansas football program looked forward to the debut of former Alabama receiver Daylon Charlot. But Saturday, after sitting out a year as a transfer, Charlot found himself wrong ... Continue reading

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Large student housing company floating plans for big apartment complex in south Lawrence

Get ready for more students near one of the busiest intersections in Lawrence. A Rhode Island-based company is seriously considering building a major new apartment complex near the Clinton Parkway and Iowa Street intersection. An entity called Gilbane Development Co. has begun talking with neighbors about a ... Continue reading

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Larry Brown pens tribute to Bill Self ahead of Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Larry Brown will serve as Bill Self’s presenter Friday night when Self is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but he wanted to share his thoughts of his former graduate assistant ahead of time. Presenters are only ceremonial and don’t give speeches, so Brown ... Continue reading