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Kansas News

KU's Lagerald Vick announces intention to turn pro |
On Friday morning, two days after watching teammate Malik Newman do the same, Kansas junior Lagerald Vick announced that he would forego his senior season at KU by officially declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft.

Numerous Jayhawks already bulking up this offseason | Smithology |
Bigger, stronger, faster. You’ve heard the go-to individual goals for the months between one year’s finale and the next’s opener a thousand times.

QB of Kansas basketball team wowed football coach | Lunch Break |
"I've just watched him make all of our programs better," Beaty said. "This kid is an amazing person. To get him to be able to go experience that (Final Four), I was so happy for him and the job that coach Self and those guys did."

KU baseball pitching staff unable to slow down No. 5 Texas Tech in loss |
Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price knew his team was going to have its hands full this weekend against No. 5 Texas Tech.

QB competition far from decided as Jayhawks go through spring practices |
“Miles certainly has the opportunity that the other guys have, as well,” Beaty said, when asked how the 5-foot-10 QB from San Mateo College (Calif.) factored in. “They always will. We're going to have a competitive spirit around here, and we always have. That won't be any different. But he's looking really good out there for a young guy. His completion percentage is way up there.”

KU Athletics, university to gain hundreds of thousands of dollars in licensing revenue from Jayhawks' Final Four appearance |
The University of Kansas could earn at least $200,000 in licensing revenue as a result of the men’s basketball program’s tournament run. Pat Kaufman, KU Athletics' chief financial officer, provided an off-the-cuff estimate of $300,000 to $400,000 during a Thursday meeting of the Kansas Athletics board, though a later, more official estimate from KU Athletics proved slightly more conservative.

Vick's mom approves of decision to leave KU: 'We don’t bust a move without consulting God'
“The plan is to go to the (NBA) Combine, work his (behind) off, get there, show people you are deserving,” Vick’s mom, Lauressa “LaLa” Vick, said Friday in a phone conversation.

Other Sports

Tiger Woods has struggled at the 2018 Masters Tournament but that he is playing and healthy is an accomplishment
A month ago, when he got into contention at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Tiger Woods had something of an earnest request for the people in the media trying to dissect his comeback and find meaning in every bit of minutia: Try to keep this in perspective, Woods said. It wasn't that long ago I couldn't get out of bed, and now I'm playing golf again. Yes, I want to win again. I'm also trying to be realistic about where I was, not so long ago.

Conor McGregor posts $50,000 bail, released after arraignment
UFC star Conor McGregor was released from custody on $50,000 bail Friday after a brief arraignment on assault and criminal mischief charges stemming from Thursday's outburst at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Everything you need to know about Saturday's third round of the 2018 Masters Tournament
A lot of things can happen on the weekend at Augusta National, but one factor might dominate how things play out over the next few days at the 2018 Masters Tournament. And it won't be anyone inside the ropes.

Other News

The Outbreak of Severe Bleeding Caused by Synthetic Weed Has Now Spread Beyond Illinois
A frightening outbreak of uncontrollable bleeding linked to inhaling synthetic weed products seems to have spread beyond the borders of Illinois. On Thursday, Maryland health officials reported that at least one person in the state has come down with similar symptoms, the first case reported there.

Practice Footage Shows That Taking A Year Off From Training Doesn't Matter When You're Simone Biles
It’s been under six months since Simone Biles, the greatest female gymnast of all-time, resumed training after taking more than a year off after winning four gold medals and a bronze at the Olympics, and judging from the footage that was just posted to USA Gymnastics’ Instagram account, Biles is picking up right where she left off in Rio.

Entire U.S. Men's Curling Team Combines For Total Of One Respectable First Pitch
The gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic men’s curling team stopped by Thursday’s Minnesota Twins game to throw out the first pitch, and boy were their deliveries crummy. The combined efforts of (from left to right) Joe Polo, John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, and John Landsteiner resulted in one respectable throw—one and a half if we count Hamilton rolling his baseball to the catcher.

An Obsolete Law Prohibits SpaceX From Broadcasting Videos From Space
During the March 30 webcast of a Falcon 9 launch, video of the ascent was abruptly cut off at the nine minute mark, with SpaceX officials saying it did so to fall in line with government restrictions. Weird, right? What’s even weirder is that an obscure, decades-old law is now suddenly being enforced. So what gives?

A Surprising Movie Was Last Year's Most Popular Digital Rental
In a change-up that acknowledges the reality of the business it’s in, the MPAA has included a breakdown of the home entertainment market in its latest annual box office report. Topping both the DVD/Blu-ray and digital rentals charts for 2017 is Ben Affleck’s weird-ass action hero/math savant flick The Accountant, and America, you chose wisely.

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