LAWRENCE — In 1898, James Naismith could have gone anywhere.
Naismith’s creation, the game of Basket Ball, was still in its infancy. The first game had been played seven years earlier at a gym in Springfield, Mass., where Naismith typed the rules and stowed them in a desk drawer.
WICHITA — The previous attorney for a former University of Kansas athletics consultant is expected to testify Monday at an evidentiary hearing to determine whether he did a poor job in defending his client during the prosecution of a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy.
LAWRENCE — Lawrence city commissioners have approved agreements for a city-owned recreation center and tax abatements for a larger project that will include athletic facilities for The University of Kansas.
The commissioners Tuesday night approved a development agreement for a $25 million Rock Chalk recreation center. And they approved an ordinance to give a 100 percent property tax abatement for the next 10 years for the larger project, which includes privately owned athletic facilities for the university.
Sen. Michael O’Donnell sketched a new policy game plan Tuesday by introducing a bill requiring the Wildcats and Jayhawks to annually play the Shockers in men’s and women’s college basketball.
O’Donnell, a Wichita Republican, said a legislativ… Continue reading →
LAWRENCE — Fans tailgating at the Kansas game against Texas Saturday will see volunteers asking them to recycle their trash.
A new group, Recycle & Blue, will promote recycling at football games. Saturday is the first day of the effort, but the p… Continue reading →
The state Legislature has honored The University of Kansas men’s and women’s basketball teams for their successful seasons this year.
Four players from each team appeared in the House and Senate chambers Friday. Legislators read resolutions thankin… Continue reading →
LAWRENCE — Parties in downtown Lawrence after The University of Kansas played in the Final Four cost the city about $180,000 — but no one is complaining.
City Manager David Corliss said overtime wages for police officers was the biggest expense fro… Continue reading →
LAWRENCE — The Kansas Jayhawks trumped state testing at some Lawrence schools this week.
Several Lawrence schools postponed state assessment testing scheduled for Tuesday out of concern students would be tired or absent after watching Monday’s NCAA… Continue reading →
If the Las Vegas gambling experts are right, Gov. Sam Brownback will owe the governor of Kentucky a package of Kansas beef.
Brownback, who is attending the Final Four in New Orleans, said the underdog Kansas Jayhawks would defeat the Kentucky Wildcats … Continue reading →
NEW ORLEANS — When Clyde Lovellette was recruited to Kansas, some basketball parameters were ignored by legendary coach Phog Allen.
“When I was in high school, most people thought big guys like me were sort of freaks,’’ recalled Lovellette, a f… Continue reading →