Not a lot of stuff today. Everyone looking forward to the long weekend already?
- Kansas Sports -
Wiggins joined ESPN's First Take Monday afternoon, and said he had a successful college career by his own standards. ... He also declared that he should be the No. 1 draft pick on June 26th.
The NBA will hold its annual lottery at 7 tonight on ESPN, before an Eastern Conference final game between Indiana and Miami.
For the second-straight week, the Kansas baseball team finds itself ranked among the top-25 in the nation, improving to No. 21 in the Baseball America national poll. Prior to last week, KU hadn't been nationally ranked by Baseball America since May 5, 2009, and has never ranked higher than No. 20 (March 2003).
If teams were seeded according to Golfstat.com rankings, Kansas University’s women’s golfers would enter this week’s NCAA championships 21st in a 24-team field.
- College Sports -
Missouri has seven permanent opponents, including the remaining six teams in the SEC East division and its permanent cross-division rival, Arkansas.
Last week, Rice University picked up a valuable commitment from high school quarterback JT Granato by sending a letter… to his cat. The letter, sent to Kitty Granato, read “As you know we’re trying to convince J.T. Rice is the place for him. I know you’d like to keep him close so he can feed you and change the litter box.” Ridiculous? Yes. Absurd? Undoubtedly. Is it the boldest tactic we’ve ever seen? Well, I don’t know about that.
- In The News -
The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 59 percent of the winter wheat is in poor to very poor condition. About 29 percent is listed as fair, with just 11 percent rated as good and 1 percent excellent.
The Verrückt, which means “insane” in German, is now targeted to open June 5 instead of May 23, when the rest of the water park opens.
Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.
- This Day in Sports History -
1984 - Roger Clemens earns his first career win in a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
1991 - Michael Jordan wins his second NBA MVP.
1999 - Robin Ventura of the New York Mets becomes the first player in MLB history to hit a grand slam in both games of a doubleheader.
2006 - Barry Bonds hits career home run number 714, tying him with Babe Ruth.
- Video(s) of the Day -
Brewers left fielder Khris Davis made a great leaping catch to rob Freddie Freeman of a home run on Monday night, at least until his glove fell off and flopped over the wall.
I'm guessing this is what happened at the Grad household this past weekend.