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Notebook: Jeff Long Mauls Discussion About Bill Self’s Future; Nike Mauls Matthew Hurt Commitment

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RAEF LAFRENTZ

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Jeff Long affirms Bill Self's comment on future at KU basketball
"I’d like to look to the future. There is no one better to lead our program now, and in the future, than coach Bill Self," Long said. “We have all heard the rumors about Coach Self leaving us. I have heard them, Bill has heard them, and we’ve talked about them, we’ve discussed it.

$20M Allen Fieldhouse renovations likely to include concession, bathroom and other renovations | KUsports.com
Although Long called the $20 million request in a capital improvement plan a “placeholder,” he told the Journal-World the project would likely consist of renovations to concession stands, restrooms and other fan experience projects in the fieldhouse.

No. 20 Kansas tennis advances to semifinals with 4-1 victory over TCU | KUsports.com
At No. 3 doubles, Maria Toran Ribes and Malkia Ngounoue smashed their way past Mercedes Aristegui and Kate Paulus, 6-1. Seniors Janet Koch and Nina Khmelnitckaia, ranked No. 3 in the nation in doubles, then stormed past TCU's Ellie Douglas and Aleksa Cveticanin at No. 1 doubles, 6-3, giving Kansas the doubles point.

Kansas softball handed 10-2 defeat by No. 12 Texas Tech | KUsports.com
In game two of the three game series with No. 12 Texas Tech, the Kansas softball team dropped the five-inning contest by a 10-2 margin at Rocky Johnson Field.

Familiar faces to KU Relays continue to excel on third day | KUsports.com
As he stood in front of the blocks, Kansas track and field alumnus Kyle Clemons crossed his heart and pointed up to the sky on the track at Rock Chalk Park.

Reports: Silvio De Sousa declaring for NBA Draft
On Thursday it was announced that KU Athletics would be moving forward with the process to get Silvio De Sousa eligible. KU Athletics sent out a statement noting that an appeal would be filed with the hope of reducing the punishment the NCAA previously handed down to De Sousa, which would force him to miss all of next season.

Other Sports News

Living in Australia, Brett Brown once stole eggs from an emu's nest for an omelet
He met new people. One new buddy invited Brown to his family farm. Part of the planned breakfast was an emu-egg omelet, so they woke up early and hopped on a dirt bike to go egg hunting. They spotted an emu nest -- jagged sticks everywhere -- and Brown grabbed two of the eggs and went to get back on the bike, and he noticed his friend's eyes bulge.

Sources - Lakers want 2nd Lue, Williams meetings
Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Ty Lue and current Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka met on Friday for approximately 90 minutes to discuss the franchise's coaching vacancy, league sources told ESPN.

Jags' Ramsey responds to Coughlin's criticism
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey responded on Friday to Tom Coughlin's criticism of his absence from voluntary workouts, saying that the team knows why he's not there and that he'll show up in shape when attendance is mandatory.

Russ gets better of Lillard in chippy Game 3 win
After losing Games 1 and 2 in Portland to fall into an 0-2 hole, the Oklahoma City Thunder were backed into a virtual must-win as the series shifted to OKC. Westbrook set a tone early with his trademark intensity but cranked it to another level as the Thunder built a lead in the third quarter. That's when the fun started.

Sources -- Anderson ban is for epithet, not bat flip
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended for one game after calling Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller a "weak-ass f---ing [N-word]" during a benches-clearing incident precipitated by Keller hitting Anderson with a pitch, league sources told ESPN on Friday.

Top-10 big man Matthew Hurt chooses Duke | KUsports.com
For the past several weeks, many signs on the recruiting trail pointed to Class of 2019 forward Matt Hurt making his pledge to join the Duke basketball program when he finally announced his decision.

Other News

20 Years After Columbine, Fed's Background Checks Haven't Stopped Mass Shootings : NPR
"The weakness of the NICS system is talked about mostly in the wake of a tragic shooting, which happens more often than not," says Stephen Morris, a former FBI assistant director for the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, which oversees NICS.

How To Discipline Kids Without Raising Your Voice : Goats and Soda : NPR
But Inuit parents aren't the only ones with creative alternatives to scolding and time-outs. Goats and Soda readers sent in more than 300 tricks for getting kids to listen without raising your voice — sometimes without even saying a word.

Police incident ends in apparent suicide at Kalispell park - KPAX.com
One man is dead after taking his own life during a short incident with police in a Kalispell park Friday afternoon.

The next frontier for cannabis vapes: mood-specific formulas
"In New York, my bicycle messenger really had two types of cannabis. It was either green or brown." Michael Ray is the CEO of Bloom Farms, a California-based cannabis company that specializes in vape cartridges and CBD tinctures. Ray's reflecting on cannabis's current cultural explosion. As an increasing number of states fully legalize it, alongside countries like Canada, the curtain of illegitimacy is slowly lifting. For the first time, cannabis can be explored and experimented with in plain sight. The result: an emerging trend of tailored and targeted vape products that claim to do more than get you lifted. Cannabis is going a la carte.