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You know, I’m not much on speeches, but it’s so gratifying to leave you wallowing in the mess you’ve made. You’re screwed, thank you, bye

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Kansas News

Signing Period: 10 quotes from '19 KU basketball G Issac McBride
McBride, of course, committed to the Jayhawks after Late Night following a summer blowup that garnered him a ton of attention. He was primarily recruited by Kurtis Townsend — more on that connection, here (VIP) — and followed a near-identical path to how Frank Mason arrived at KU, including impressing Townsend and the KU staff during the Fab 48 tournament in Las Vegas.

KU volleyball surrenders 2-set lead in loss to Kansas State | KUsports.com
Kansas coach Ray Bechard didn’t even need radio play-by-play broadcaster Jackson Schneider to finish his postgame question.

Meet Jedd Fisch | Smithology | KUsports.com
A name likely recognizable by only the most die-hard brand of college football fans, Jedd Fisch has become a coach worth knowing as Jeff Long, athletic director at the University of Kansas, continues in his search for the football program’s next head coach.

KU football's ongoing coaching search, home run hires and 2019 basketball title hopes | Ask Us Anything | KUsports.com
It’s a wild time of year for Kansas fans, what with the basketball season just underway and the university’s athletic director, Jeff Long, searching for the football program’s next head coach.

Bill Self impressed by range, size of KU signee Christian Braun
With Christian Braun officially signing on Wednesday, Self was able to publicly and officially praise the Kansas City-area product for his summer blowup that landed him a strong grouping of Division-I interest and offers. Braun added six offers (three from Power Five schools) in a one-week stretch in July and then six more (five from Power Five schools) later in the month. That coincided with a Final Four run at Peach Jam in which Braun was a key contributor for a talented Mokan Elite squad.

Bill Self not expecting more movement in early signing period
The KU basketball team inked two players in the class of 2019 on Wednesday, the start of the week-long early signing period for college basketball.

Smacker Miles addresses rumors on Les Miles, KU football
Smacker Miles has done work for the Longhorn Network and the Dallas Cowboys. She was an accomplished swimmer — earning several Academic All-Big 12 honors at Texas — and she is now a reporter back in the Louisiana area.

Self: Redshirt for De Sousa not a 'realistic possibility' yet
"I guess it could be; I don't think that Silvio, my personal opinion, would be a guy that would be in college for five years with his talent level, so I don't know if that would be the case," Self said. "But the answer to the question: I guess it is a possibility, but I don't think it's a realistic possibility, at least right now, unless there's some things that transpire differently than what we know to be as we speak right now."

Signing Period: Getting to know 2019 KU signee Christian Braun
As was expected and confirmed by multiple media reports, Christian Braun became the first player to sign with the KU men's basketball team in the 2019 recruiting cycle on Wednesday, which was the start of the early signing period.

Other Sports News

Usain Bolt sets two-week deadline to join new football club or call it quits
Usain Bolt will give himself until the end of the month to decide whether to continue pursuing a career in professional football.

Pittsburgh Steelers players raid locker of teammate Le'Veon Bell
In a fitting end to a bizarre holdout story, several Pittsburgh Steelers players rummaged through Bell's locker and removed his No. 26 nameplate after Wednesday's practice.

Duke sensation Zion Williamson had football scholarship offer from LSU
When Zion Williamson is catching a lob in transition or snaring a rebound in traffic, it's easy to envision the Duke freshman sensation transitioning pretty well to the gridiron.

Glen Taylor, Minnesota Timberwolves owner, addresses trade of Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia 76ers
Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor appears ready to move on from the Jimmy Butler drama that overshadowed the start of the season, saying he had spent "too much of my time on things that were negative."

LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers passes Wilt Chamberlain for fifth on NBA's all-time scoring list
LeBron James passed Wilt Chamberlain -- another all-time great who joined the Los Angeles Lakers in the latter stages of his career -- for fifth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Other News

Sterling plunges after UK Brexit minister Dominic Raab resigns
Sterling plunged by over 1 percent against the dollar Thursday morning after U.K. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned from his post, piling yet more pressure on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May.

Saudi Arabia distances crown prince from killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi - The Washington Post
Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor released the results of a long-awaited investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Thursday, saying that a team of Saudi agents who had been dispatched to Istanbul with orders to bring him home alive had instead killed the journalist and dismembered his body.

Facebook hired GOP consultancy that used anti-Semitic dogwhistles to smear protesters: report | Salon.com
Most damningly, Facebook is alleged to have hired a Republican opposition-research firm to smear protestors as anti-Semitic, while simultaneously scapegoating anti-Facebook groups as under the control of liberal, Jewish billionaire George Soros, a common right-wing refrain that reeks of anti-Semitism.

Federal Judge Allows Whitefish Lawsuit Against Neo-Nazi Publisher To Proceed | MTPR
A federal judge in Montana says the First Amendment does not shield a neo-Nazi website publisher from being sued for telling his readers to unleash a "troll storm" that led to anti-Semitic threats against a Jewish woman and her family in Whitefish.