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Notebook: Bender Hoping to Run; KU Basketball Mauls Schedule Release

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Kansas News

Reports: Isi Holani situation resolved, DUI charge dropped
The Lawrence Journal-World first reported the news on Wednesday, noting "Holani’s case was dropped because he didn’t meet the legal standard for the violation."

Kansas QB Peyton Bender looking for opportunities to run in 2018
"I ran one, I want to say junior year of high school," Bender said. "Maybe like Spring junior year. I think I ran a 5.23 or something. I'd hope to say I've improved in that, but I don't know."

KU defensive lineman Isi Holani's DUI charge dismissed |
Kansas football coach David Beaty suggested earlier this week that a resolution was coming on defensive tackle Isi Holani’s summer DUI charge.

Unheralded Kansas WR Stephon Robinson Jr. wants to build on debut showing |
After a standout freshman season at El Camino Community College, during which the 5-foot-10 Robinson accumulated 1,274 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in 11 games, Youngstown State, Montana State, Hawaii, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion and New Mexico State were the only other football teams showing interest in him, Robinson said.

KU men's basketball schedule: Big 12 conference games announced
On Wednesday morning, the league announced dates and times for the 2018-19 conference games, which naturally included the rest of the season slate for KU basketball.

Other Sports News

A 20-hour ode to basketball that isn’t just Clippers-Spurs 2015? Sign me up -
ESPN announced an absurd, incredible project on Wednesday: a 10-part, 20-hour documentary series called Basketball: A Love Story from stud director Dan Klores. It includes like 15 dozen interviews with players and personalities from across the eras, and will be available in late September, with a weekly October roll-out on ESPN proper. (Basically, we’re all going to binge it in September, okay?)

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa’s home run race is being misremembered -
People born after McGwire and Sosa might think they’ve experienced an entire nation in the grips of baseball mania, whether it was with the Cubs or Red Sox winning the World Series, or the two separate Barry Bonds record chases, but they’ve never lived through an editor at the Jackson Clarion-Ledger deciding that a huge update on Ole Miss football was roughly the fourth- or fifth-most important story of the day. McGwire-Sosa Mania was something that turned the end of Ripken’s streak into something that needed to be buried at the bottom of the front page.

Gay Vikings employee persuaded team to have LGBTQ Pride booth - Outsports
A little more than a year ago, I was at Pride watching organizations from the Twin Cities, including professional sports teams, be part of an amazing Pride weekend and I had a single thought: “The Minnesota Vikings should be here.”

The NFL’s new helmet rule, explained in a 3-minute read -
The NFL is aiming to make head-first collisions a thing of the past. Before the 2018 season, the league took a huge step toward reshaping the way football is played when it passed a new rule that penalizes helmet-to-helmet contact.

Le'Veon Bell's agent -- Pittsburgh Steelers RB to protect long-term value
Steelers players are livid over Le'Veon Bell's extended absence, which might last months.

Other News

Our Old Pal the Low-Ass 11-Foot-8 Bridge Dishes Out Hard Street Justice to a Red Light Runner
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with my favorite local celebrity, the ornery-but-fair Durham, NC bridge we all lovingly call the 11foot8 bridge. Unlike what most people think, the name does not come from the Civil War Union General Elevah Fough-Tate, but rather from the bridge’s clearance height, which is a modest eleven feet, eight inches. The bridge’s most recent conquest was this law-scoffing box truck.

John Krasinski’s Favorite Ep. of ‘The Office’ Is a Classic
“If I’m honest, I remember the pilot of The Office was word-for-word the British show at the time,” he said. “It made no sense to any of us because I think there are actually British jokes in there that don’t even apply [to Americans].” That’s of course not to disparage his first days on set, though; The actor clarified that just being there “was amazing as a family and as a group and as a circus, and I’ll never forget it.” But it wasn’t until the American series’ second episode, “Diversity Day,” that he knew he was a part of something special. Sitting with Colbert, he cited that fan-favorite installment as his favorite of The Office’s nine seasons.

'Captain Marvel' Has Marvel Fans Coming Up With Wild Theories for 'Avengers 4'
A newly-released batch of photos showcase the upcoming Marvel Studios solo film, which will see Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) becoming a full-fledged superhero in the wake of the Kree-Skrull War. It's safe to say that hype is pretty darn high for the upcoming film, in part thanks to the story's larger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Gwen Stefani may have inspired Trump to run for president
Moore says in the film: “Trump found out that NBC was paying Gwen Stefani more on ‘The Voice’ than Trump got paid for ‘The Apprentice.’ So he planned a fake announcement to run for president . . . in order to prove to NBC he was more popular than Gwen and [they] would give him more money.”