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Notebook: Jayhawks thin up front on defense this spring |
College football roster numbers are always at their thinnest in the spring, when the previous season’s seniors are no longer involved and most members of a given program’s recent signing class have yet to arrive on campus.

Matchups set for inaugural Big 12-BIG EAST challenge | Tale of the Tait |
It’s been on the schedule for a couple of years and was merely folded into the new initiative between the Big 12 Conference and the BIG EAST.

KU softball tops Tulsa in final nonconference tilt |
The Kansas softball team secured a win in its final nonconference game of the season at Tulsa, beating the Golden Hurricane 7-4 at Collins Sports Family Complex Tuesday night.

Dudarev earns Big 12 Co-Men's Athlete of the Week honors |
Kansas track & field junior Gleb Dudarev has been named the Big 12 Co-Men's Athlete of the Week for his efforts at the Florida Relays, the league announced Wednesday.

247Sports source: K.J. Lawson entering transfer portal
Lawson, the older brother of Kansas redshirt-junior Dedric Lawson, just completed his second full playing season at the collegiate level. Neither KU nor KU coach Bill Self have confirmed the apparent move. In theory, K.J. Lawson could have two years of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer assuming there are no unforeseen issues with his situation given he redshirted one year due to injury and another during his most recent transfer.

Joel Embiid erupts for triple-double, involved in dustup
Considered among the most talented players KU coach Bill Self has ever brought to Lawrence, Embiid had not played since March 28 before he took the court Thursday night. He wasn't especially efficient — Embiid had shot better than 53 percent from the field in three-straight games before Thursday — but his final stat-line was nothing to scoff at either.

All Yeager Big 12 Teams
Another year of rugged Big 12 basketball is in the books, and team-wise, Texas Tech and Kansas State prevailed, earning a co-championship. Both of those squads, naturally enough, boasted tremendous individual performances as well, with Tech’s Jarrett Culver nabbing Player of the Year honors, K-State’s Dean Wade landing on the first team all Big 12 unit, and his teammate Barry Brown snagging Defensive Player of the Year plaudits.

Report: Matchups set for first Big 12-Big East Challenge
The matchups for the inaugural Big 12-Big East Challenge, which will pit men's college basketball teams from each conference against each other during the regular season, have reportedly been finalized.

Other Sports News

Emmert: NCAA didn't ban Guy's wedding registry
Mark Emmert, NCAA president, said athletes can set up wedding registries after Virginia's Kyle Guy told reporters at the Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium that the NCAA had instructed him and his fiancée to shut down their wedding registry after a website published the link following Virginia's win over Purdue in the Elite Eight.

Lipscomb vs. Texas - Game Recap - April 4, 2019 - ESPN
Dylan Osetkowski had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas to the NIT championship with an 81-66 win over Lipscomb on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Lakers' Ball and agent Gaines agree to part ways
"Harrison Gaines has been a trusted advisor and close friend for many years," Ball told ESPN in a statement. "He guided my NBA career with integrity and always had my best interests at heart."

Jets don new uniforms for first time in 20 years
The New York Jets have a new coach, new big-name players and, now, a new uniform, which was unveiled Thursday night at a Manhattan launch party that drew former and current players, celebrities and an estimated crowd of 500.

Giannis is the MVP, but can he do it in the playoffs?
As the Milwaukee Bucks found themselves trailing in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers, Giannis Antetokounmpo had one message for his teammates:

Other News

Brexit: UK asks EU for further extension until 30 June - BBC News
The BBC's Europe editor Katya Adler has been told by a senior EU source that European Council President Donald Tusk will propose a 12-month "flexible" extension to Brexit, with the option of cutting it short, if the UK Parliament ratifies a deal.

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crashed at 575mph, made 32ft crater - INSIDER
The crashed Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max hit the ground at a speed of 575mph and left a crater 32 feet deep, according to a preliminary government report on the air crash. All 157 people on board died.

‘Thanks, Obama’: Auburn basketball puts things into perspective -
Chuma just knew he had the perfect words to tip the scales of intangibility in Auburn’s favor, though. Motivation is a powerful thing, and Chuma had the silver bullet.

“Obama picked us to lose this game,” he said with all the seriousness of a pre-war speech

Eric Holder, Nipsey Hussle's alleged shooter, defended by Chris Darden, former O.J. Simpson prosecutor - The Washington Post
Dressed in a light blue jail shirt and matching pants, Eric Holder’s eyes darted furtively from side to side as he surveyed the packed courtroom. But as Holder was charged with murdering Grammy-nominated rapper and beloved community organizer Nipsey Hussle, his view was often obstructed by the bespectacled man standing squarely in front of him: his lawyer, Christopher Darden.