March 10, 2012 |
Hundreds of Republicans turned out on a crisp, clear Saturday in the state's largest city to cast votes in a presidential contest that could influence the drawn-out race, likely giving Rick Santorum bragging rights as he competes to win Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi. In a possible preview of the results from the Sedgwick County caucus, Gov. Sam Brownback asked the crowd which candidate they supported. Santorum won the loudest cheers. "Kansas matters this year in the presidential race," he said, describing the caucus as "the largest Republican gathering in the state this year and maybe ever in Sedgwick County.
April 9, 2014 |
On Wednesday, Kansas center Joel Embiid declared for the 2014 NBA draft. "Looking at different scenarios and gathering info of what was best for me ... either way was best for me," Embiid said at a news conference, as reported by Topeka Capital-Journal . "Talking to my mentor, it was the best choice. " Embiid was joined by his coach, Bill Self, who was there to support his 7-foot, 20-year-old outgoing freshman. Through 28 appearances with the Jayhawks, Embiid averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks.
March 7, 2012 |
A day after losing all but one Super Tuesday contest, Newt Gingrich retreated Wednesday to the Deep South, abandoning plans to campaign in Kansas in a gamble that victories next week in Alabama and Mississippi can salvage his quest for the Republican presidential nomination. “We clearly have limited resources, and we decided that it would make sense to focus those limited resources on Mississippi and Alabama,” the former House speaker told reporters here after a rally in a hotel atrium.
December 20, 2011 |
USC next vs. No. 12 Kansas, Thursday at the Galen Center, 8 p.m. TV: FSN. — USC has played Kansas three times since 2007, losing each time. The Jayhawks are led in scoring (17.8 points per game) and rebounding (11.4) by junior forward Thomas Robinson.
October 11, 1987
Hollywood once again goes on location to Lawrence, Kan., to bestow its beneficent presence on "the masses" there, i.e. the great unwashed, the local yokels. But reporter McDougal forgot to include one little item that every true horror fan knows: Lawrence's own home-based film maker, Herk Harvey, made one of the eeriest, scariest movies ever made right there in Kansas: "Carnival of Souls" (1963). When Hollywood gets around to crafting movies like "Carnival of Souls," which will still be playing to rapt audiences long after the film "Kansas" and Matt Dillon are forgotten, only then will its superior attitude be justified.
December 20, 1987 |
Kentucky and Kansas head the field for the 1988 Great Alaska Shootout, which was announced last week. Joining Kentucky, Kansas and host Alaska-Anchorage will be Stetson, Iona, California and Villanova. Another team is still to be announced for the 11th edition of the tournament, played annually over Thanksgiving weekend. Kentucky, which won the 1979 Shootout, will be the only returning champion in the 1988 field. Kansas was runner-up to Alabama-Birmingham in its only appearance in 1984.