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Notebook: Vick to Take Leave of Absence; Les Miles Reflects on Recruiting Class

What did William Clark carve into a rock at Pompey’s Pillar, which can still be seen today?

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Kansas News

Can KU 'flip the switch?' 10 notable quotes after the KSU loss
The Jayhawks have trailed in the Big 12 race before under coach Bill Self. Challengers like Oklahoma, at one point ranked No. 1 in the country, or Texas Tech, featuring an All-American caliber guard, have emerged in the last five years, while others have hung around at various points during the streak.

Lagerald Vick taking leave of absence from KU basketball
"Vick's mom La La tells me Lagerald is needed home in Memphis a couple weeks for family issues," Bedore tweeted, adding the following quote from La La Vick: "We need him here for a couple weeks. I need him. There’s a lot going on. It’ll work out.”

Dual-threat: KU football coach Les Miles proud of movie work
“If you all watched the championship games — then came down to final game and there it is — raise your hand if you saw me during that evening. Raise your hand,” Miles began, before joking: “I apologize. I just want you to know, I know you’re miserable about it. I got first quarter, second quarter, third quarter and fourth quarter coverage. I really apologize if I ruined your game.”

Les Miles sees some great potential in KU's 2019 recruiting class |
On the second Sunday of December, new Kansas football coach Les Miles got his first commitment for the program’s 2019 recruiting class.

Charges allege that KU women’s volunteer volleyball coach burglarized homes, stole underwear for over a year |
He allegedly broke into a home at Rockland West Apartments, 4301 W. 24th Place, once over Christmas break 2017 and once over spring break 2018, according to the complaint. Each time, he allegedly damaged a window and stole underwear, swimsuits, shoes and other clothing from the same three victims.

Vick to take leave of absence from Jayhawks; mom says he’s needed in Memphis
“Lagerald has some personal matters that require his immediate attention and he will be taking a leave of absence from our team,” Self said in a release. “During this time, we will respect Lagerald’s privacy. There is no timetable for his return.”

Other Sports News

Frank Robinson, MVP, first black manager, dies at 83
Frank Robinson, the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win MVP in both leagues, has died at age 83, MLB said Thursday.

Russell Westbrook passes Michael Jordan for longest triple-double streak in 51 years
The past two times Russell Westbrook had a run of seven straight triple-doubles, he came up short of passing Michael Jordan for the longest streak in 51 years.

LeBron James chooses Kevin Durant with first All-Star draft pick
The Los Angeles Lakers might not have traded for Anthony Davis before Thursday's deadline, but Lakers star LeBron James made sure Davis will be playing on his team next week in the NBA All-Star Game.

Pelicans will allow Anthony Davis to play for rest of season
After considering the possibility of shutting down All-NBA center Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans will allow Davis back into the lineup for the rest of the season, the team confirmed in a statement Thursday night.

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski calls for major overhaul to fix college basketball -

"It's an incredible time, a good time. I'm excited about it," Krzyzewski told Sporting News. "I'm not saying I have all the answers. I'm saying: Let's look at that, let's look at this … and let's put somebody in charge of college basketball, which I've been saying for 25 years."

Other News

A global wave of measles cases fed by conspiracies and misinformation has health officials worried - The Washington Post
In some places, complacency over vaccinations has been accompanied by outright rejection of the scientific evidence on measles vaccines that has saved over 21 million lives since 2000, according to the WHO. Unsubstantiated conspiracy theories on supposedly negative side effects of vaccinations, either against measles or in a broader context, have gained momentum in some communities, in the United States and other countries.

‘Arctic Event’ Takes Aim at Northwest Montana - Flathead Beacon
Light snow is expected late tonight in advance of the cold front that will arrive on Friday. A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Kalispell area starting at 11 p.m. before turning into a winter storm watch on Friday. The storm will make traveling conditions complicated throughout the area, especially on U.S. Highway 2 over Marias Pass.

Apple will pay the teenager who discovered the Group FaceTime bug
Apple has said it will pay the teen who discovered the Group FaceTime bug that let you listen in on someone before they answered a call. Grant Thompson, a 14-year-old high school student from Tucson, Arizona, discovered the flaw around two weeks ago while setting up a group chat with friends playing Fortnite. His mother Michele Thompson said she repeatedly tried to contact Apple about the issue through email and social media to no avail. The company got in touch with her a week ago, once news of the bug had gone viral online, by which point it had taken Group FaceTime offline.