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Highlight reel: Josh Jackson and Jayhawks scrimmage at KU camp

Freshman phenom Josh Jackson and the Kansas Jayhawks wowed campers during a scrimmage at Bill Self’s annual basketball camp Wednesday afternoon. Check out the highlights from Jackson, Frank Mason III, Carlton Bragg Jr., Udoka Azubuike and other current — and former — KU players. Continue reading

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Big 12 coaches give honest assessment of KU football

The Big 12 crew over at ESPN.com recently talked to a bunch of different Big 12 football coaches to get the inside scoop on how each program is perceived by the rest of the conference. The full story will appear in ESPN's College Football Preview Magazine and, ... Continue reading

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Explosions on the west side of town: It’s just loud construction

Ongoing construction on the west side of town is going to get a little louder over the next several weeks. You may have already heard the decibel increase. Twice a week construction crews may be using explosives to remove rock at the Langston Commons development area, said ... Continue reading

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Longtime downtown restaurant changes owners, temporarily closed for renovations

I admit, I panicked this morning and tried to eat my cereal bowl. You can’t blame me. I had heard that Quinton’s — the longtime downtown restaurant that is famous in my book because you can eat the bread bowl that the chili comes in — had ... Continue reading

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Another 2017 O-Lineman de-commits from KU Football

Back in January, as the Kansas football coaching staff was racing to finalize its 2016 recruiting class, David Beaty and company picked up a couple of commitments from 2017 offensive linemen within hours of one another. Today, neither lineman remains committed to Kansas. Grant Polley (6-5, 275, ... Continue reading

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Josh Jackson and Jayhawks put on camp show

The young basketball players attending Bill Self’s basketball camp got a peek at the top-rated incoming freshman in the country, Josh Jackson, Tuesday afternoon at Horejsi Family Athletics Center. Jackson and other members of the Kansas basketball team went through drills and wowed the campers with their ... Continue reading

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Stock watch: Cheick Diallo intrigue growing leading up to draft

With the NBA Draft quickly approaching, it seems Cheick Diallo’s name might continue its steady climb up mock drafts and big boards. Prior to the Draft Combine, the 6-foot-9 Diallo, who seldom played at Kansas in his one season, looked like a [borderline first-round pick][1], with many ... Continue reading

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More signs of expansion for south Iowa auto dealership; work begins on eastern Lawrence Dollar General store

Everybody responds a little differently when the "check engine" light comes on. I’ve found that duct tape works well to fix the problem. Put enough of it on your instrument panel, and you’ll never see that light again. Others, apparently, buy a new vehicle. The car-selling business ... Continue reading

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Resurgent advice book is not your mother’s self-help

If you want to change your life, just head to your local public library. It’s amazing what you’ll find to help get you headed in a new direction. Need to declutter your world? Check out ["The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up][1]" by Marie Condo. Want to ... Continue reading

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Police: Baldwin City man wakes up to armed intruder, forces him out of his home

Since Sunday there have been four armed robberies in Lawrence. That's a lot for any given two-day span, and it doesn't end there. One Baldwin City man was arrested early Monday morning after police said he attempted to rob an acquaintance the day before. Lucas Byron Cool, ... Continue reading

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Landen Lucas can now approach offseason work differently

Following a breakthrough junior season for Landen Lucas, the big man says this summer feels different than past offseasons, as he prepares for his final year at Kansas. “The last couple of years it felt more like, ‘What can I do to get on the court and ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Dorance Armstrong the real deal

For years, I have been guilty of looking for the slightest reason to believe that help is on the way for Kansas’ too-often invisible pass rush. I look at the schools who recruited the player. Or I see the quick first step or the long arms and ... Continue reading

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Stock watch: Will Celtics snag a Jayhawk with one of their 8 picks?

In just more than two weeks, Kansas basketball players Cheick Diallo, Wayne Selden Jr., Perry Ellis and Brannen Greene will all have much better ideas about what comes next in their respective basketball careers. On June 23, the night of the 2016 NBA Draft, each will find ... Continue reading

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KU announces interim business and social welfare deans; student newspaper hiring pro news adviser after year without

Two Kansas University schools now are searching for new deans, and today KU announced who will lead those schools in the meantime. James Guthrie, associate dean of academic affairs for the School of Business, and Stephen Kapp, acting dean for the School of Social Welfare, will assume ... Continue reading

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Changes on tap in operation of historic Castle Tea Room; new report finds Kansas economy unremarkable

No, the folks at The Castle Tea Room haven’t taken my suggestion to add a moat, but there is change happening at the historic building at 1307 Massachusetts St. A longtime Lawrence-based catering company has taken over many of the day-to-day operations of the building. The Castle, ... Continue reading

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If you could change the outcome of one KU game in history, which would you pick?

I recently saw something on Deadspin that seemed like it might be a good idea to bring to Jayhawk Nation. [The article,][1] which ran last Thursday and was inspired by a Tweet from Grantland writer @SheaSerrano, was short and sweet and asked one simple question: If You ... Continue reading

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Arkansas RB transferring to KU?

The Kansas University football program’s continued efforts to add depth and talent to its suddenly thin backfield ventured into SEC territory recently and may have found something of value. According to the Twitter accounts of both his brother and his girlfriend, Arkansas running back Denzel Evans is ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Summer Food Program to begin Monday

The Lawrence Summer Food Program begins serving free meals for youths on Monday. The program, which offers free breakfast and lunch, is hoping to serve more people with its recently added site at the Lawrence Public Library Plaza. “The Lawrence Public Library is probably the one we’re ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police department shows off some dance moves, challenges other departments to follow suit

Lawrence Police Sgt. Myrone Grady can cut a rug. The other folks on the force, I'm not so sure about. For the record, I can't dance either. Not even a little bit. Either way, the police department released a video Friday morning of Grady, and others, dancing, ... Continue reading

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Lawrence math teacher reflects on experience on national reality show

After six months of not being able to talk about the final outcome of her run on a national reality show, the finale on Thursday at least offered Lawrence math teacher Brittany Harrell-Miller some relief. “It was nice to finally get to this point and no longer ... Continue reading