Scott Rothschild

KU reporter

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I cover the state Legislature, government and politics.
I have been a reporter in Kansas since 1998, and prior to that covered news in Texas for various papers and later for The Associated Press.
For two of the past three years, I have been awarded first place in beat reporting from Capitolbeat, an association of Statehouse reporters and editors. I live in Topeka with my wife and two teenage sons.

You can follow me on Twitter, where I try to provide instant updates on news and what's going on in the Statehouse.

Recent Stories

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Drone at KU football game raises concerns

Kansas University authorities say they are taking seriously an incident Saturday in which an unauthorized drone flew around Memorial Stadium right before the Texas-KU football game. By Scott Rothschild

Men's basketball first in proposed Allen Fieldhouse apartments

Kansas University is seeking permission from the state to build its upscale apartments near Allen Fieldhouse for student-athletes in two phases. Phase 1 will be for members of the men's basketball team and other students. By Scott Rothschild

KU studying decisions that change definition of student-athlete

As students return to Kansas University and football season gets under way, fans may be more interested in depth charts and tailgating. But athletics officials are looking at court decisions and administrative actions. By Scott Rothschild

Regents give approval to proposed apartments near Allen Fieldhouse

The proposed $17.5 million apartment building for Kansas University basketball players was endorsed Wednesday by the Kansas Board of Regents. By Scott Rothschild

Building that will house original "Rules of Basket Ball" will be called the DeBruce Center

James Naismith's original "Rules of Basket Ball" will be housed in a three-story center at KU to be named the DeBruce Center in honor of Paul and Katherine DeBruce, who have provided the lead gift for the $18 million building. By Matt Erickson and Scott Rothschild

Statehouse Live: Bill would require KU to play Wichita State University in basketball

A Wichita legislator on Tuesday introduced a bill that would require Kansas University men's basketball team to play Wichita State University annually. By Scott Rothschild.

Plans advance for School of Business building, `Rules of Basket Ball' museum, razing McCollum

Higher education officials on Wednesday endorsed two major building projects totaling more than $83 million on the Kansas University campus, and the destruction of a residence hall.

One benefit of KU's loss to Kentucky: Brownback delivering burgers to Lawrence Community Shelter

The Lawrence Community Shelter will benefit from Kansas University’s men’s basketball team’s loss to the University of Kentucky in the NCAA championship game.

Statehouse Live: Kansas Board of Regents to discuss future of Big 12

Regents Chairman Ed McKechnie of Arcadia said Monday that he wanted to make sure board members were up to speed on all the talk about conference realignment.

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Kansas legislators call KU basketball standout Tyrel Reed a role model

Tyrel Reed, the winningest player in the history of Kansas University men’s basketball, was honored Wednesday by the state Legislature.

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