Kansas ranked 3rd in AP basketball poll

The Kansas Jayhawks are ranked third in the Associated Press preseason basketball poll. Kansas, Texas and Baylor are all ranked in the top 10. KU opens the regular season November 9th against Michigan State. The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' preseason 2021-22 college basketball poll, with first-place votes...
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3-star DB Dewuan Mack exits KU football’s 2022 recruiting class

A senior safety from the Kansas City metro area, Dewuan Mack announced Monday his decision to decommit from the Kansas football program and reopen his recruitment. Mack, who posted a note on Twitter to make his move known, plays at Lee’s Summit North (Mo.) and is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.
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Kansas point guard Remy Martin: ‘I want to win.’

For super-senior point guard Remy Martin, choosing to come to Kansas after entering the transfer portal wasn’t a hard decision. The fans, the culture and the coaching staff were all factors, but Martin mentioned something that really stood out to him - winning. “It's an easy choice when you have...

Kelly signs bill benefiting engineering programs at state universities

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday signed legislation that continues support for engineering programs at three state universities. The signing ceremony was held at 10 a.m. Monday at Bartlett & West, a Topeka-based engineering firm located at 1200 S.W. Executive Drive. Engineering programs at Kansas State University,...

Is your electric bill going up because of the power canal repairs? We asked

KAUKAUNA — How will repairs to Kaukauna’s power canal that forced the shutdown of the Badger Hydro plant affect rate payers?. The answer is a bit complicated. Rate payers likely won’t see a major impact in their bills over time, according to a utility spokesperson, but costs for purchasing electricity while the plant is shut down and repairs to the canal will ultimately be paid by rate payers.
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Halloween parties are a COVID risk, but trick-or-treating is OK, KU doctor says

Children’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19 while trick-or-treating this year is “pretty low” because the majority of the traditional Halloween custom takes place outdoors, a doctor at the University of Kansas Health System said during a briefing Monday. Last year, there was some real concern about trick-or-treating, but health...

Kentucky’s largest energy companies join Electric Highway Coalition

Coalition looks to expand electric vehicle rapid-charging infrastructure along U.S. highways. Add Kentucky to the growing list of states with utilities stepping up to help support electric vehicle drivers. The commonwealth’s two largest energy companies, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company recently joined the Electric Highway Coalition. The group is a partnership of 17 U.S. utilities established to support the development of a seamless network of rapid electric vehicle charging stations connecting major highway systems.
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A rotation of 10 players? KU Jayhawks coach Bill Self says it’s possible this season

A lot can happen between now and Nov. 9, date of the Kansas Jayhawks’ men’s basketball regular-season opener against Michigan State in New York. But, as of right now — based on the first three weeks of practice — 19th-year KU coach Bill Self, who likes what he’s seen from his roster of 18 players, can envision himself using more reinforcements in games than he ever has before.
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3rd down defense again an issue for KU football in 5th straight loss

As head coach Lance Leipold summed it up after his Kansas football team’s 41-14 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday, “a lot of different things in a lot of different areas” didn’t go as planned for the Jayhawks. Defensively, one of KU’s more significant problems was a lack of third-down...

KU ranked No. 3 behind Gonzaga, UCLA in preseason AP Top 25

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball’s first unbeaten national champion in 45 years. Mark Few’s Bulldogs start this season in the same position, hoping to complete that final step this time around. The Zags...

Oklahoma State’s Homecoming Game against Kansas to Kick in Prime Time

America’s Greatest Homecoming will kick under the lights. The Big 12 announced Monday that Oklahoma State and Kansas will kick at 6 p.m. on FS1 for their Oct. 30 matchup. It will be the fifth time this season the Cowboys kick in an evening slot, where OSU is 4-0 to this point. Kansas has played South Dakota, Coastal Carolina and Iowa State in evening kicks, where the Jayhawks are 1-2.

WKYT Investigates | The roots of KU’s tree removal plan

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Multiple city leaders are meeting with Kentucky Utilities officials this week amid a growing controversy about the utility company’s ongoing efforts to clear-cut many trees near power lines in Lexington neighborhoods. “It’s going to be like a tornado went through our backyard and just destroyed everything,”...

Solar energy will soon power about one-third of University of Kentucky’s electricity

The University of Kentucky has entered into an agreement with its electricity provider, Kentucky Utilities Company (KU), to purchase 44% of the output of a new 125-MW solar facility. KU and its sister utility, Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E), filed the contracts for the project with the Kentucky Public Service Commission earlier this week. The facility is planned for McCracken County, near Paducah, and is expected to be online in 2025. Four other organizations, including the University of Louisville, plan to buy power from the project.

Hostage to Freedom: The Search for the Siren

About Hostage to Freedom: The Search for the Siren. The Fletchers are an English family living in expatriate comfort in Singapore in 2002 when a recession threatens their lifestyle. Geophysicist Michael and his son, Alex, are drawn into a marine survey to locate the Siren, an East Indiaman, sunk in a tempest in the Sulu Sea in 1764. Onboard, a rich cargo of 250,000 cases of Ming Dynasty porcelain lies buried on the seabed. A single plate recovered by a diver sets in motion the frantic search by Michael’s company, PanAsia Services, in a race against a rival team led by Tong, a ruthless Clan leader and collector of antique porcelain. Michael’s wife, Julie is worried as the Sulu Sea is the hunting ground of local pirate gangs and the brutal Abu Sayyaf terrorist group led by Khadaffy Janjalani. The remote area where the shipwreck lies buried is close to terrorist jungle camps on Basilan Island.