The symbol of college basketball freedom was a 6-foot-9 freshman, flying through the air on a fast break, cocking his left arm behind his head, throwing down an emphatic one-handed dunk in a building full of noise. On the far side of the floor, as Cheick Diallo sprinted back on defense, Kansas coach Bill Self took in the scene, then doubled over in his chair and began to laugh. Assistant coach Norm Roberts was laughing, too. The Kansas bench was on its feet, soaking in a second-half blowout. Allen Fieldhouse was soaring.
It’s worrisome to see increased rates of sexually transmitted diseases locally as well as in the state and nation, especially given Sedgwick County’s decision to cut $540,000 in health department positions and programs for 2016.