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Kansas News

Camp notebook: Variety of individuals impressing David Beaty |
As he is wont to do, Kansas football head coach David Beaty used a portion of his interview time this week to highlight the names of players who grabbed his attention with their play over the course of the past several practices.

KU soccer slips 1-0 in exhibition game |
In the team's lone exhibition game prior to the start of the 2017 season, the Kansas soccer team was shutout, 1-0, against Iowa on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.

The Journey Continues: Opportunity to play in Italy meaningful for KU walk-on Clay Young |
“It was definitely fun,” Graham admitted at the conclusion of Game 4 last Sunday. “Coach told ’em that they were gonna play. They didn’t come over here not to play. And then we didn’t have any bigs so at practice Clay and (Chris) Teahan guarded the big fellas. We needed some big bodies down there so we just used them.”

Guess who’s back in town? Former KU guards Mario Chalmers, Keith Langford
Former Kansas guard Mario Chalmers of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies posed for pictures with fans who bowled in his ninth-annual Mario V. Chalmers Foundation fundraiser on Saturday afternoon at Royal Crest Lanes, located a few blocks west of KU’s campus.

Other Sports

2017 NFL predictions: Prisco picks every game for every team, Super Bowl champ -
Those are two of the things that stand out from my annual exercise of playing out the upcoming NFL season, where I pick every game with a score for each game.

J.J. Watt didn't know about brother's great debut until Kendrick Lamar texted him -
On Friday night, Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt dominated in his NFL debut, notching two sacks against the Giants. Unfortunately, his older brother and arguably the best defensive player in football, Texans star J.J. Watt, wasn't able to watch T.J. do his best J.J. impersonation because he was stuck in training camp meetings.

Here's how Ezekiel Elliott could get completely banished from the NFL -
If Ezekiel Elliot doesn't stay out of trouble, there's a chance he could be banished for life from the NFL. That stern warning came from the league Friday after it announced Elliott's six-game suspension. In a six-page letter to Elliott, the NFL made it very clear that the league has the right to banish him forever if he were to get in trouble again.

Other News

Here's the tax bill on that $393 million Mega Millions win
Of course, that lucky winner won't walk away with the full amount. If the winner opts to take the $247.3 million lump sum, lottery site estimates the federal tax withholding would be a little more than $61.8 million, with Illinois state taxes taking another $12.2 million. Those figures are just the amounts withheld up front; the final tax burden is likely to be even higher.

Americans' habit of shrugging off racism finally bears its fruit in Charlottesville | Miami Herald
While it is too soon to know much about this with certainty, this much is clear. What happened Saturday in Virginia is the bitter and inevitable fruit of our habit of intellectual dishonesty where race is concerned.