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Preps notebook: Top area football storylines entering 2019 season

There is nothing quite like the first week of the football season. It has been a long summer, so I’m beyond ready for the first Friday night under the lights of the 2019 season. And I’m sure that I’m not the only one. This fall figures to be another exciting season in the area football ...

Soler extends Royals record with 40th HR in win vs Tigers

Kansas City, Mo. — Jorge Soler extended his team record with his 40th homer, Hunter Dozier and Alex Gordon had three hits each, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Wednesday night. The Royals are the last team in baseball history to have a player reach 40 home runs in a ...

Carter Stanley aims to improve upon mistakes made in Week 1 win

Of course Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley left the Jayhawks’ season opener pleased about winning the starting job and leading a must-have touchdown drive in crunch time. At no point during Stanley’s postgame discussions with the media nor in his interview session on Monday, however, did ...

KU hires former Kings strength coach to replace Andrea Hudy

A 28-year-old NBA strength coach has been hired to replace Andrea Hudy with the Kansas basketball program, KU coach Bill Self announced Wednesday afternoon. Ramsey Nijem, who spent the past five years working with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, has agreed to fill the role of men’s basketball ...

Soler breaks KC home run record, Royals beat Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jorge Soler broke the Kansas City home run record with his 39th homer of the season and Ryan O’Hearn hit a game-ending home run to lift the Royals to a 6-5 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. O’Hearn sent the first pitch he saw from Zac Reininger in the ...

Jayhawks sweep Mavericks to start 2-0

Kansas volleyball won its second-straight match to open up the season by sweeping the Omaha Mavericks, 3-0, Tuesday night inside Baxter Arena. KU won the first set by a 25-11 margin and then recorded a 25-16 victory in the second set. After going up 2-0 through the first two sets, where the ...

KU soccer jumps to No. 11 in national rankings

After another undefeated weekend, the University of Kansas women’s soccer team continued its climb in the NCAA Top 25 rankings, released by the United Soccer Coaches on Tuesday, checking in at No. 11. The ranking marked the highest for the Jayhawks in the coaches’ poll since 2014. Kansas, ...

‘Everybody eats’: Jayhawks rotating 4 CBs on defense

The Kansas football defense had only been on the field for six snaps on Saturday when starting cornerback Hasan Defense took a seat on the bench. Defense wasn’t winded. Nor had the senior corner committed some egregious mistake. This was not a case of his coaches trying to teach him a ...

Preps notebook: Top area volleyball storylines entering 2019

The 2019 volleyball season begins today with multiple area teams taking the court. Last season, a volleyball state champion came from this area when Lawrence High finished first in Class 6A for the first since 1995. The Lions will have to replace an instrumental senior class from a season ago, ...

KU linebacker arrested at popular Lawrence bar

A University of Kansas football player was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Sunday at a popular student bar. Thomas Patrick Barrett, 20, was arrested at 1340 Ohio St. — the address of Jayhawk Cafe, commonly known as The Hawk — on suspicion of contributing to a child’s misconduct and ...