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Notebook: DeSousa Mauls Return to Kansas; KU Baseball Dropped in Big 12 Championship

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Silvio De Sousa wins appeal, becomes eligible to play at KU during 2019-20 season |
After being suspended by the NCAA for two seasons on Feb. 1 because of his guardian, Fenny Falmagne's role in accepting money from a former Adidas executive who later was declared a KU booster, De Sousa on Friday morning finally had his appeal heard by the NCAA’s Student-Athlete Reinstatement committee.

R.J. Hampton sets date for college announcement | Tale of the Tait |
Five-star prospect R.J. Hampton, the No. 6-ranked player in's 2019 rankings and top Kansas target, announced on Twitter on Friday afternoon that he had picked a date to reveal his college decision.

KU baseball eliminated by Texas Tech in Big 12 Championship |
A trio of Red Raider home runs were just enough for Texas Tech to defeat the Kansas baseball team, 7-5, and end KU's run during an elimination game in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship Friday afternoon at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Bradford, Dudarev punch tickets to NCAA Championships on first day of West Prelims |
Kansas track & field freshman Zach Bradford and junior Gleb Dudarev each punched their ticket to the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships by finishing in the top-12 of their respective events Thursday at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Sacramento, California.

'I know these guys now': Jayhawks' talent impressed Les Miles this spring |
“I think we’re a talented team,” Miles said. “I think the team has got some experience. I feel a lot better coming out of spring than I did going in. I didn’t know these guys. I know these guys now.”

Report: Hampton family waiting to see who stays in NBA Draft before making college decision |
There is now actual evidence that Class of 2019 KU target R.J. Hampton is waiting for the NBA’s underclassman draft deadline to make his college decision.

With Silvio De Sousa back, Kansas has roadmap to greatness
Most expected the 2018-19 Jayhawks to boast the nation’s best frontcourt, one that included eventual All-American Dedric Lawson, a walking mismatch in Udoka Azubuike, a hero from the previous March in De Sousa, an experienced option in Mitch Lightfoot and an incoming McDonald’s All-American in David McCormack. Instead, the frontcourt crumpled as De Sousa was declared ineligible, Azubuike suffered a season-ending injury and the Jayhawks were hit by other injuries and attrition.

Silvio De Soua, Jeff Long comment on NCAA reinstatement ruling
The NCAA announced Friday that Kansas big man Silvio De Sousa would be immediately eligible to play for KU come the start of the 2019-20 season. De Sousa was originally suspended by the NCAA for the duration of the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

Media thrilled with Silvio De Sousa decision
The appeals committee heard Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa's case on Friday morning, then came out with a decision just a few hours later: De Sousa is eligible for the 2019-20 college basketball season.

Other Sports News

Fired Baylor coach Briles lands Texas HS job
Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program.

McNabb still stumping -- 'I am a Hall of Famer'
"Absolutely," McNabb told TMZ Sports. "I'm not hesitating on that. I am a Hall of Famer. My numbers speak for itself. ... My numbers are better than Troy Aikman, but he has Super Bowl rings and he's played with Hall of Famers as well."

Texas pitcher 'doing well' after being hit in face
Texas pitcher Miranda Elish, who was helped off the field in the second inning of Friday's NCAA softball super regional game against host Alabama in Tuscaloosa after taking a throw to the face, is "doing well," according to Texas sports information director Brian Davis.

KD disputes idea Warriors are better without him
Speaking to reporters for the first time since he suffered the injury on May 8, Durant also addressed the idea that the team plays better without him -- "that's not facts" -- and the way some still don't see him as part of the Warriors' collective group.

How Golden State reclaimed its juggernaut style
You can't draw a direct line from the 73-win Warriors -- the last pre-Durant version -- to the theoretical 2019-20 team. Harrison Barnes is gone. Andre Iguodala, dunking and stripping the ball and prancing all over these playoffs, is 35. Shaun Livingston is in the final stages of a wonderful career. Their low first-round picks haven't yielded much in the way of starter-level contributors -- the cost of greatness. The three original stars are on the wrong side of 30, or approaching it.

Other News

Man allegedly hiding drugs in butt accidentally shoots himself in testicles, report says - Story | KTVU
Cameron Jeffrey Wilson, 27, was carrying a gun in his front pocket on April 5 in Washington state when the firearm accidentally discharged, the Wenatchee World News reports. The bullet pierced Wilson's testicles and then went into his thigh. Upon arriving at the hospital, a doctor was operating on the gunshot wound when a balloon of marijuana slipped out of Wilson’s anus, court records show, according to the report.

US judge blocks funds for Trump border wall plan - BBC News
The judge granted the injunction to block the use of $1bn (£786m) in Arizona and Texas because it had not been approved by Congress.

Human traffic jam atop Mount Everest's "death zone" - CBS News
It's a human traffic jam at the top of Mount Everest as hundreds of climbers wait hours for their chance to stand at the top of the world. Lukas Furtenbach reached the summit Thursday, he's still climbing down.

Kalispell Adds 240 Acres to Growth Policy Map - Flathead Beacon
The land just north of the city — near the intersection of Church Drive and U.S. Highway 93 — was not formally annexed into the city and for now will remain in the county. City Planner Jarod Nygren said city officials are simply preparing for the future.

The Day - Remember the lunch lady fired for giving a boy a free meal? His mother now says she lied. - News from southeastern Connecticut
The woman, who the Union Leader did not name to protect her privacy, also shared Facebook messages from Kimball to the teenager attempting to cover up her account given to the news media.

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