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Notebook: Previewing the Summer in KU Sports

Now Marge, just remember. If something goes wrong at the Plant, just blame the guy who can’t speak English. Ahh, Tibor. How many times have you saved my butt?

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Welcome to June: Previewing the month of KU basketball, football
June has finally arrived. While the month is typically a quieter one across college campuses, there is plenty up in the air for the KU basketball team that will be settled by the end of the next 30 days. It should also be a busy month for the football Jayhawks in recruiting.

Devon Dotson's presence eliminates concerns, raises KU's ceiling | Smithology |
If Dotson had decided to go ahead and keep his name in this year’s NBA Draft, maybe Quentin Grimes would have tried to return to KU and play some point guard instead of entering his name in the transfer portal. Perhaps incoming freshman Issac McBride would have emerged as the team’s primary ball handler. More likely, junior Marcus Garrett would have served as a large floor general.

Preparations, ticket sales under way for 11th annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic |
This year’s event, the 11th edition of the charity basketball game that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local families fighting pediatric cancer throughout the past decade, is slated for Thursday, June 20, and, as always, it will feature some of the biggest names in recent KU basketball history joining together for an fun-loving night for KU fans and a unforgetable experience for five local families.

Lawrence Shadd III, a 2-star WR prospect, joining Jayhawks as walk-on |
Though Lawrence Shadd III committed ahead of his senior year of high school to play football at Illinois State, he never made the move official by signing a letter of intent.

Report: Multiple NBA workouts on the schedule for Lagerald Vick
According to a report from SNY-TV's Ian Begley, Lagerald Vick's start to June will feature plenty of NBA team workouts.

Two more additions to 'Self Made' TBT KU basketball reunion team
The Basketball Tournament (TBT) is slated to tip off in July. It is a basketball event that features teams vying for the chance at a $2 million prize. The games are shown on ESPN. Many of the teams feature an affiliation to a college or region. K-State and Wichita State, for instance, have had alumni teams at the event.

Other Sports News

UEFA Champions League final ultimate preview: What you need to know before Tottenham vs. Liverpool
The only thing left to settle for the European club season before the summer is the Champions League, and much like the Europa League final, it's an all-English affair in Madrid as Liverpool take on Tottenham. Who will begin their holidays with a trophy and who will spend the offseason wondering what could have been?

Durant to miss Game 2; Iguodala likely after MRI
"Kevin's not going to play Sunday," Kerr said. "I guess we've been sort of holding out hope, but I might as well just say it now. He's not practicing today. We'll have a practice tomorrow, but he's still progressing. It's near impossible for him to play on Sunday."

Maddon critical of plate umpire Laz Diaz after loss
"Here's a guy ascending to the major leagues as a relief pitcher, doing a wonderful job, does his job, and doesn't get rewarded for it," Maddon said of Maples. "That's what kind of pisses me off, quite frankly."

Tiger: Former coach Haney 'deserved' suspension
Tiger Woods didn't hold back, saying Friday that his former coach, Hank Haney, "deserved'' to be suspended from his radio show for disparaging remarks he made Wednesday concerning women's golf.

Clippers fined $50K for Rivers' Kawhi comments
"He is the most like Jordan that we've seen," Rivers said after Magic Johnson, the Lakers' former president of basketball operations, talked about Leonard on Tuesday's preview show. "Like, there's a lot of great players. LeBron [James] is phenomenal. KD [Kevin Durant] is phenomenal. But he is the most like him.

Other News

The story behind the iconic ‘Tank Man’ photo -
Widener, a photographer with the Associated Press, was focusing his camera on a line of tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square when out of the blue came this man in a white shirt and dark trousers, carrying what appeared to be shopping bags.

Flathead Co. Sheriff's Office confirms first life-saving use of Narcan in county | KECI
Flathead County Sheriff’s Office deputies have carried Narcan since February, but it was first used to save a life Thursday.

New Tick-Borne Disease In Inner Mongolia Found By Chinese Scientists : Goats and Soda : NPR
Various kinds of ticks have been shown to carry at least 16 different diseases in the U.S alone that can infect humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Infection. Now add one more to the global list of ills that a tick bite can bring about, according to a study in the May 30 New England Journal of Medicine.

Flathead Valley experiences smoke from Alberta Canada fires -
MTN News spoke with Christine Hughes at the Flathead County Health Department who said the air quality is getting worse in Northwest Montana.

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