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Notebook: Kansas Eyes Grad Transfer; a Look at the History of Participation Trophies

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Kansas News

Open KU football practice provides hints of what depth chart could look like | Smithology |
If Kansas football coach Les Miles and his assistants currently have a depth chart they feel good about during the final stage of spring practices, they’re certainly not making it public.

Daylon Charlot striving for breakthrough season that has eluded WR so far at KU |
“I feel like in the past I’ve been going through injuries, fighting injuries, going through adversity a lot. I feel like now that I’m healthy and everything, I’m going to have a great year, a big year,” Charlot predicted. “And I’m going to lead the receiver room.”

WATCH: KU AD Jeff Long participates in open football practice
Long has previously jumped into a swimming pool to celebrate the swim team, slid down a fire poll, dove into some mud while with Arkansas and enjoyed several other antics with the point of directing attention onto the accomplishments of the student athletes.

Graduate transfer announces visit to KU basketball
TJ Holyfield, who last played for Stephen F. Austin, came out with a list of schools he will visit as he looks to transfer from the university. Among that list was the University of Kansas, which has found itself in a final five of sorts.

A look back at Devonte' Graham's rookie NBA season
In 46 games, Graham averaged 4.7 points on 34.3-percent shooting from the floor and 28.1-percent from 3, adding 1.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 24.7 minutes per game. The point guard finished in a tie for fifth in assist/turnover ratio in the NBA with a 4/1 ratio. Per Walker Harris on Twitter, Graham also set the record for best A/TO ratio by a rookie, besting players such as Chris Paul, Mike Conley and Lonzo Ball.

2020 point guard Santiago Vescovi impresses in front of coaches
It's certainly early with the 2020 class, but the current crop of point guards is thin. One intriguing option that continues to progress is NBA Academy Latin America guard Santiago Vescovi.

Other Sports News

Ex-UCLA coach Alford hired to lead Nevada
Alford, who was fired by UCLA on Dec. 31, replaces Eric Musselman, who left earlier this week for the head-coaching job at Arkansas. Musselman led Nevada to three NCAA tournaments in four seasons.

Cavs not bringing back Drew for second season
The Cavaliers' next coach will inherit a better situation than the one Larry Drew got handed.

Duke's Reddish declares for draft after 'epic' year
Reddish, the No. 7 prospect on ESPN's Top 100, averaged 13.5 points in just under 30 minutes a game this season.

Mickelson has best 1st round at Masters since '10
Mickelson, 48, opened the tournament with his best first round since shooting the same score in 2010, when he won the third of his three green jackets. There is a long way to go, but a victory at the Masters would make Mickelson the oldest to win a major championship in the game's history, surpassing the record held since 1968 by Julius Boros.

Tiger has a shot at the Masters, and that's all he needs
Tiger Woods' caddie, Joe LaCava, was sitting near the Augusta National practice putting green at the end of a long, hot day in the sun, waiting for his employer to show up to work overtime on his stroke. Dressed in Masters white, the caddie was talking about his cherished football Giants before he got going on his man's chances to win a fifth green jacket.

Other News

Participation trophies aren’t new. We’ve been handing them out since World War I.
The first print citation for “participation trophy” that I found in newspaper databases is from the Feb. 8, 1922, edition of the Evening Independent of Massillon, Ohio.

Headline: “Many Trophies for Tossers in State Tourney.”

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Flathead Electric opts for peak-hour pricing structure
The new rate structure will be reflected on members’ June bills for May electricity usage. Flathead Electric estimates most members’ residential bills will decrease or increase by less than 2 percent.

Why Ecuador ended asylum for 'spoiled brat' Julian Assange
We've ended the asylum of this spoiled brat," a visibly flustered President Lenin Moreno said Thursday in a fiery speech explaining his decision to withdraw protection of Assange and hand him over to British police. "From now on we'll be more careful in giving asylum to people who are really worth it, and not miserable hackers whose only goal is to destabilize governments."

Michael Avenatti Indicted on 36 Counts by Federal Grand Jury
Avenatti didn't file tax returns for years and obstructed IRS efforts to collect millions in unpaid taxes from himself personally, and his Newport Beach law firm and Seattle-based coffee company, a California complaint against the lawyer alleges.

Georgetown Students Agree to Create Reparations Fund - The New York Times
Students at Georgetown University voted on Thursday to increase their tuition to benefit descendants of the 272 enslaved Africans the school sold nearly two centuries ago to secure its financial future.

I owed the IRS after making this tax mistake in college
But during my junior year in college in the fall of 2017, I received something strange in the mail: a 1099-MISC form, a tax document that details payments made to independent contractors.