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Kansas News

Daniel Wise projects as late-round NFL draft pick this weekend |
It’s not often that the University of Kansas football program can boast it had players selected in back-to-back NFL drafts.

UAA makes a stop in KC and RecruitLook KC Run tips off in Shawnee | KU Basketball Recruiting Scoop with Matt Scott |
The Under Armour Association, or UAA, is in Kansas City this weekend. The event is the second session on the UAA circuit and will be held at the HyVee Arena (formerly Kemper Arena) in Kansas City.

Even if he goes undrafted, Steven Sims Jr. confident he can impress an NFL team |
After leading the Jayhawks in receptions and receiving yards in both his sophomore and junior campaigns, the wideout from Houston pulled the feat off again in 2018. But his numbers dipped just when he needed them to spike and improve his NFL stock.

KU's Bryce Torneden excited for former teammate Kyler Murray ahead of NFL Draft |
It allowed Murray to take on Kansas nickelback Bryce Torneden one-on-one inside the redzone. Murray faked a pitch on a speed option and coasted into the end zone for a 7-yard rushing touchdown. It was OU’s first score of an eventual 55-40 win over KU on Nov. 17, 2018.

College basketball players who could have played football
But what if some of those potential stars didn't suit up for a single college football game? We've seen some NFL teams find talent from the basketball side of things, including some players who didn't play a down of college football before pursuing their potential in the league. And so we looked through this year's college basketball crop to see which players might have the potential to play football at a high level.

KU AD Jeff Long: Adidas committed to improving landscape of CBB
Some wondered about the timing of the Jayhawks' announcement to re-up with Adidas following the events of the last year-and-a-half or so, which have included a trial in New York regarding former Adidas employees and alleged college basketball corruption. Yahoo Sports, in fact, penned a column Wednesday evening that called KU's decision to extend the Adidas contract "close to peak shamelessness."

Other Sports News

QB Haskins after drop: 'League done messed up'
"I'm more motivated than ever, there's a bigger chip on my shoulder, the league done messed up," he said. "I'm right down the street, so we're going to do it right this time. So it's crazy."

Cards take Murray 1st, weigh options on Rosen
The Arizona Cardinals selected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the first overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday, uniting Murray with Kingsbury, who unsuccessfully recruited the reigning Heisman Trophy winner to Texas Tech while he was offensive coordinator there.

Giants draft Duke QB Jones as Eli's potential heir
The New York Giants began preparing for life after Eli Manning by selecting Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick in Thursday's NFL draft in Nashville, Tennessee.

Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek dies at 79
Havlicek played all of his 16 NBA seasons with the Celtics, winning eight championships, including one in each of the first four seasons of his career. Only two players -- Celtics teammates Bill Russell (11) and Sam Jones (10) -- have won more championships in NBA history.

Hill barred from Chiefs activities in wake of audio
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that Tyreek Hill has been barred indefinitely from all team activities until more is known about an audio recording that aired on a local TV station in which the star wide receiver's fiancée accused him of abusing their 3-year-old son.

Other News

North Korea Demanded $2 Million Before Releasing Comatose U.S. Student - The New York Times
North Korea billed the Trump administration $2 million for the medical care of Otto F. Warmbier, an imprisoned American student who had fallen into a coma, before agreeing to release him in 2017.

The Rise of Senior Housing - Flathead Beacon
It’s no secret the Flathead is in the midst of a building boom, with a focus on affordable housing in many areas. But the valley is also getting older, with nearly one-fifth of the population at least 65 years old, and the growing aging population is playing a factor in what gets built and where.

Pretzel Day 2019: Where to Get Freebies and Deals, Pretzelmaker, Wetzel's Pretzels, Philly Pretzel Factory
There are many rumors regarding the origins of this baked good, including appearing in a fifth-century manuscript in the Vatican. But according to a 1988 article in the New York Times, it was invented in 610 A.D. by a monk in southern France. He apparently twisted leftover bread dough into crossed praying arms with three holes representing the Trinity. He gave this to children who learned their prayers as a reward.

As measles cases surge, people born before 1989 may need another vaccine | News Headlines |
Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.