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Notebook: Scot Pollard talks payments to athletes

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Scot Pollard says that payments to prep players has “been going on since the early days.” He noted that Kansas was one of the few schools that did NOT offer him money. Pollard also has an interesting idea for eliminating the so-called “one-and-done” rule.

KU basketball’s three seniors will play in a “barnstorming” game at Lansing High on Saturday evening, April 28. The barnstorming tour will also hit Wichita on May 5.

So... um... David Beaty says he and his staff are monitoring their player’s toughness in order to gauge progress. I mean, the jokes practically write themselves at this point, right?

Kansas women’s tennis will face off against Baylor in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament.

Kansas baseball hits the road for a non-con weekend series at Cincinnati.

KU softball hosts Texas Tech this weekend. The Jayhawks have dropped 10 straight, but 9 of those matchups were against top-25 teams.

In other news...

Apparently the NFL Draft started last night.

Here’s a brief on who’s left to begin day 2 of the draft.

The Chiefs did not have a first round pick, but should be on the clock at some point today.

Amazon will be streaming the NFL’s Thursday night games for the next two years.

President Trump says that countries that receive “support” from the United States should support the U.S. bid to host the 2026 World Cup.