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Notebook: Dorance Armstrong Jr Drafted by Dallas Cowboys

Security in this office park is a joke. Last year I came to work with my spud-gun in a duffel bag. I sat at my desk all day with a rifle that shoots potatoes at 60 pounds per square inch. Can you imagine if I was deranged?

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Kansas News

Jerry Jones: Dorance Armstrong Jr. has shot at becoming 'hell of a pass-rusher' in NFL |
“This is Jerry Jones with the Dallas Cowboys,” the team’s owner and general manager said in a video from inside the organization’s draft war room posted to the team’s website. “You have just become a Dallas Cowboy.”

A look at the finances of Kansas Athletics: Rising revenues, soaring costs, big bets |
Forget the numbers on the Memorial Stadium scoreboard, if you can. Divert your attention from the more pleasing numbers on the Allen Fieldhouse Jumbotron for a moment. The pros on Wall Street will tell you the really important games in America are scored with dollars, not points.

KU basketball saves athletic department budget, allows leaders to dream of 'blue sky potential' |
In 2017, the KU men’s basketball team generated $15.1 million in ticket sales, according to reports filed with the NCAA. That’s more than the $11.8 million that K-State’s football program generated in the same year. It also is more than the $11 million that Missouri’s football team produced in the vaunted SEC.

KU stars, local players mix it up in Barnstormers game |
“It means a lot. It’s something you think about being such a local guy,” Young said. “All of the guys before us all did barnstorming events, so it was kind of in my head all year long that maybe we could do something like this back here. To see it come together and to see these people out here means a lot to me. For me to be able to come back and do something like this with my hometown, it’s just a really good feeling.”

Undrafted TE Ben Johnson agrees to deal with L.A. Chargers |
After the seven-round NFL Draft concluded Saturday without former Kansas tight end Ben Johnson hearing his name called, the pro prospect from nearby Basehor discovered there was an organization interested in giving him a shot.

5 Jayhawks receive invites to NBA Draft Combine |
When NBA general managers, coaches and scouts descend on Chicago next month for the league’s draft combine, at least five — and possibly six — former Kansas players will be among the 70 or so prospects competing for their attention.

Corione Harris, QBs on full display at KU football's spring-concluding practice |
Before cornerback Corione Harris emerged from the Kansas football locker room with his teammates for the program’s spring-concluding open practice Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, the true freshman from New Orleans playfully joked with fellow Class of 2018 signee and Louisianan Anthony “Pooka” Williams.

Other Sports News

NFL draft grades - Mel Kiper on all 32 teams picks in 2018
The first round of the 2018 NFL draft was all about the quarterbacks. We had five in the first round. Day 2? That's where running backs and receivers went flying off the board. And Day 3 is where we saw teams trying to find gems and value. So who had the best class?

Terry Rozier, Eric Bledsoe make peace after Boston Celtics' Game 7 win over Milwaukee Bucks
In a series in which their tempers regularly flared, Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier and Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe shared an embrace following Boston's Game 7 victory Saturday night and downplayed any animosity lingering from the first-round matchup.

Klay Thompson of Golden State Warriors says New Orleans Pelicans' pace 'was tiring'
"Man, it was tiring," Klay Thompson said after scoring a game-high 27 points in a 123-101 Game 1 win of the second-round series. "The Spurs, they are a little older, so they play a little more methodical. They try to beat us up in the half court and low block. This team is kind of like playing ourselves. It's like, you make a bucket, you can't relax. You have to sprint back, find a shooter and they are pushing the tempo. It's a whole different ballgame."

Carmelo Anthony of Oklahoma City Thunder says he won't come off bench if he returns
If Carmelo Anthony returns to the Oklahoma City Thunder next season -- and that sounds like a bigger "if" than previously thought after his exit interview Saturday -- it will not be in a bench role.

Other News

Saint Elliot Rodger and the 'Incels' Who Canonize Him
Alek Minassian cited Elliot Rodger as a kind of hero before he drove a rented van onto a busy Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people on Monday. “All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!” Minassian wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post.

The World's Largest Active Geyser in Yellowstone Keeps Going Off, But It Isn't a Sign of Imminent Doom
Yellowstone National Park is probably not about to erupt in an explosion that could wreck the immediate area and flood the state of Wyoming with ash, despite several “unusual” eruptions at the world’s largest active geyser over the course of the past few weeks.

The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2017: You Sweet, Misguided Fools
Every year, SplashData compiles a list of the most popular passwords based on millions of stolen logins made public in the last year. And each time, we own ourselves. Hard. 2017 is no exception