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Kansas News

Les Miles thinks players using college football transfer portal 'not out of necessity' | KUsports.com
Since its inception in 2018, college football’s transfer portal has yet to lure any of the University of Kansas football program’s prominent players away from Lawrence with the idea of playing somewhere else, where the grass or artificial turf is greener.

As new KU deal is signed, it's unclear what Adidas will do to help prevent future basketball scandal | KUsports.com
Adidas will do more in the future to help prevent college basketball recruiting scandals, a Kansas Athletics official said Wednesday as KU and Adidas announced a nearly $200 million dollar extension of their marketing partnership.

Girod: KU has changed basketball procedures in wake of FBI case; 'we have to make sure we do it right going forward' | KUsports.com
KU Chancellor Douglas Girod acknowledged Wednesday that internal procedures of the men’s basketball program have changed after a pay-for-play scheme ensnared two KU players, saying KU has to “make sure we do it right going forward.”

Three KU football questions entering the summer: Wide receivers
With the Les Miles-era of Kansas football well underway and the spring slate already over, there are numerous questions surrounding the team as it works toward its first fall camp. Over the next 10 weeks, Phog.net will ask, and try to answer, three questions for each position group.

Tyshawn Taylor joins KU basketball reunion team at TBT
The latest addition to the Self Made squad — which hopes to participate in the $2 million, winner-take-all, 64-team event that is The Basketball Tournament — is Tyshawn Taylor, an accomplished point guard who left a strong legacy at the University of Kansas after a four year career that culminated in a Final Four.

University of Kansas staying with Adidas through 2031
The Jayhawks have been with Adidas since 2005. At the time, KU entered into an eight-year agreement. That deal was extended by six years in 2013, taking things through 2019.

Press conference: Jeff Long talks Adidas renewal, CBB scandal
KU has been with Adidas dating back to 2005, with the extension announced Wednesday morning pushing things forward for the next 12 years. The deal is part of a larger agreement that will pay KU an average of $14 million per year for 14 years, a total of $196 million, KU announced.

Big Mad News

It's official: The Kansas Jayhawks have no shame
A school that embraced the dubious concept of being victimized by a shoe company that broke NCAA rules (and federal law) now renews its business vows with said company. That’s not standard operating procedure on the part of an entity that sincerely believes it was defrauded and damaged. It is, however, standard shameless procedure in college athletics.

Other Sports News

NFL draft predictions for all 32 teams - who's trading up, who's taking a QB and more
NFL Nation reporters make their best predictions for what will happen in the NFL draft.

Video: Dawkins boasted of ties to Miller, others
A video recording of a conversation about paying college coaches and athletes that was played Wednesday in the college basketball corruption trial featured aspiring sports agent Christian Dawkins promoting his connections to top coaches, including Arizona's Sean Miller.

Clips' Williams: Warriors erred in 'looking ahead'
"We see our opponent, they're up 3-0," Warriors guard Klay Thompson said of the Rockets after his team's Game 4 win Sunday. "So we don't wanna give them any more rest days."

Rockets' Capela -- Warriors rematch 'what I want'
The faces of the Rockets franchise preferred to wait until the Golden State Warriors punched their ticket out of the first round to discuss the looming rematch with the dynasty that eliminated Houston last season.

Other News

Putin has 'substantial' talks with Kim at summit
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to denuclearize but needs “security guarantees” to do so.

John William King execution: Texas man executed today for dragging James Byrd Jr. to death, a hate crime - CBS News
An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the back of a truck and dragged for nearly 3 miles along a secluded road in the piney woods outside Jasper, Texas.

Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz to get huge inheritance
The public defenders for Parkland school massacre defendant Nikolas Cruz unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation.

‘Parklife’ at 25: the full story of Blur's classic album, as told by the people who were there - NME
“They had to come into the studio so they could eat,” says Stephen Street, the former Smiths producer who had helped them redefine their sound on ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’, and who oversaw the demos for a new album that they began straight after its release. “I think the only time they ate was on tour and in the studio – they could only afford to eat on the Per Diems [daily pocket money given by labels to touring and recording bands] they got.”

Drug Crisis: Majority Of Americans Say Companies Should Be Held Accountable : NPR
A new poll by NPR and Ipsos finds a third of Americans have been touched directly by the deadly opioid epidemic that still kills more than 100 people every day. "One in three have been personally affected in some way, either by knowing someone who has overdosed or by knowing someone with an opioid addiction," said Mallory Newall, lead Ipsos researcher on the survey.