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Bill Self Likes the DeBruce Center

Just hit the Eastside of the LBC on a mission trying to find Mr. Warren G.

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Self: DeBruce Center ‘great’ |
“I think it’s great. Obviously, it’s not complete. Three weeks from now, it’ll look different when all the exhibits and everything are done, but I think it’s a fabulous building for us and one that will attract many to breakfast and lunch on this side of campus (in Courtside Cafe, which is open),” Self, Kansas University’s 13th-year basketball coach, said Friday.

Back on track: KU shortstop McLaughlin finds stroke just in time |
A year ago as a freshman, Matt McLaughlin was one of the bright spots on a Kansas University baseball team that struggled to a last-place finish in the Big 12.

KU men’s golf in 8th at Big 12 |
Trinity, Texas — Sophomore Daniel Hudson shot a 7-over-par 151 through two rounds Friday of the Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship on Friday at Whispering Pines Golf Club.

Kansas tennis reaches semis |
Stillwater, Okla. — Kansas University's women’s tennis defeated Baylor, 4-2, and advanced to the Big 12 Conference Championship semifinals for the first time since 2002 on Friday afternoon at the Greenwood Tennis Center on the campus of Oklahoma State

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Lakers hire Warriors' Luke Walton to be their next head coach -
On Friday, the Lakers announced that they've hired Golden State Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton to be their next head coach. Walton agreed to a multiyear deal to be the Lakers coach but the exact length and terms of his contract were not announced.

Blazers bounce Clippers, now look ahead to Warriors: 7 things to watch -
Whether it was the fortune of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin being knocked out of the playoffs due to injuries before the end of Game 4, or the Portland Trail Blazers just playing well enough to advance to the second round, the Blazers, after eliminating the Clippers with a 106-103 win in Game 6 on Friday, will now have the great pleasure, and pain, of trying to take down the Golden State Warriors.

Vintage Dwyane Wade pulls rabbit out of hat to push Heat to Game 7 -
In the end, it was the two-time NBA champion who managed to extend the Miami Heat's season by at least one more game with a vintage performance in Miami's 97-90 Game 6 victory. With Miami's back against the wall, Wade was there to carry his team like he has so many times over his career. And the Heat needed every single play he made because of the push Walker was giving seemingly all by himself in an incredibly gutsy performance.

2016 NFL Draft: Jaguars win with big D additions, Eagles empty-handed -
Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Draft is in the books and it saw a ton of interesting talent cross the board. Lots of quarterbacks -- questionable ones, too -- were taken in the third round, while high-quality defensive and offensive lineman were out there for the taking.

Other News

Austin Rivers On Relationship With His Father: "We Know Each Other As Strictly Basketball"
“He doesn’t really share his life outside of basketball with me,” Austin said. “He and I don’t know each other like that. We know each other as strictly basketball. A lot of people on the outside don’t understand that because people think we have a relationship like every other father and son. We just don’t. That’s because he’s been gone my whole life, and that’s fine.

Warren G Performs Incredibly Bad Rendition Of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
Rapper Warren G earned a round of boos at Wrigley Field after a performance of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” that started with the wrong words of the song’s titular first line and got worse from there.

The Worst Pop/Rock Songs Since 1990: The Full Bracket
There have been some great songs recorded in the past 26 years. There has also been some fatuous bullshit produced and thrust upon the world by the music industry. And now, it’s time to “celebrate” the latter by deciding once and for all: what is the worst of the worst? (Ed note: how on earth does Hey Soul Sister get a 16 seed??????)