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Notebook: Self tells ESPN his plans for next year don’t include Lagerald Vick

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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

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Bill Self told ESPN that his plans for the 2018-19 season don’t include Lagerald Vick, although he has not made a final decision on the situation.

Kansas will be looking for new leaders next season, with Udoka Azubuike the only returning player who averaged more than 20+ minutes per game this past season.

Bill Self is getting an early look at what Quentin Grimes will bring to the Jayhawks, while Grimes gets a head start on learning to play alongside players just as talented as he is, which coach Self says is an issue for a lot of college freshmen.

Kansas basketball summer workouts are in full swing, and coaches are excited to have numbers in the post this year.

If you look up “team player” in the dictionary, you might find a picture of Mitch Lightfoot.

Free State High School has several D1 prospects other than the highly recruited OL Turner Corcoran, including fullback Jax Dineen who may not follow his brothers to KU.

In other news...

The big story in sports yesterday and today seems to be the now former baseball player agent David Sloane’s comments on the status of “kids these days” and why he’s suddenly retiring. Sloane was on 610 AM in Kansas City yesterday if you want to catch that interview.

The Sun Belt is altering its basketball scheduling by going to divisions and flexing the final four games of its regular season and making them “pod based,” meaning, you won’t know who your opponents are until you get to that point in the season. They are hopeful this will mean better seeding in the NCAA Tournament.

The Yankees are considering a boycott of ESPN personnel if another agreement isn’t reached about a potential Sunday night game prior to the All-Star break.

Dwight Clark, of San Francisco 49ers fame and “The Catch,” passed away yesterday from complications of ALS at age 61.

I don’t know about the line in this article that says “completely serviceable bunt,” but this was still an AMAZING play out of the Women’s College World Series.