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Notebook: KU Mauls Release of Jersey Numbers; KU Freshman Maul Being Impressed by Agbaji

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Kansas News

Interview: Mike Plank, Rock Chalk Talk on Les Miles, KU Football's Future and More!
It was great to talk with Mike Plank of Rock Chalk Talk about the Kansas Jayhawks football team, prospects for 2019 and what Les Miles has already brought to the table!

Twice Is Nice: New Jayhawk Jalen Wilson happy that Round 2 of recruiting led him to Kansas |
“I always asked myself, ‘What if Coach Beilein left,’” recalled Wilson in a phone interview with the Journal-World 24 hours after making his commitment to KU official. “So I was always prepared for that and Kansas has always been in my mind.”

KU basketball freshmen impressed by early looks at Ochai Agbaji
Agbaji came on strong, averaging right around 11 points per game over his first 11 contests. He shot 50 percent or better from the field six times in that span. His number did fade over the second half of his eligible contests — Agbaji averaged 5.9 points on 34.3-percent shooting over his final 10 games — but he now seems poised to take a step forward with a full offseason of work.

KU basketball releases jersey numbers for 2019-20 season
Udoka Azubuike (No. 35), Silvio De Sousa (No. 22), Mitch Lightfoot (No. 44), David McCormack (No. 33), Marcus Garrett (No. 0), Ochai Agbaji (No. 30), Chris Teahan (No. 12) are all back and will keep their respective numbers from last season. Elijah Elliott is also back but his number (No. 10) was taken by Jalen Wilson. KU did not announce a new number for Elliott.

Three KU football questions entering the summer: Safeties
According to Pro Football Focus, KU will have the top two returning safeties in the Big 12 in Bryce Torneden and Mike Lee. Based on the duo's production in 2018, there is reason to believe the Jayhawk’s could boast the best safety duo in the Big 12.

Dodd: We don't know 'for sure' which schools NCAA targeting
“I asked Stan Wilcox, the NCAA official who made those statements, who those schools are and he wouldn’t tell me,” Dodd told Bob Valvano on ESPN 680. “But I think we can all assume it’s going to be the major players that emerged in the trials, Kansas, Arizona, North Carolina State, Louisville. We don’t know that for sure, but it’s going to be from that group. They’re not going to spring any surprises on us. These are the schools we have been reading for the last year and a half.”

Other News

Lowry brushes aside critics: 'I'm a champion'
Before the playoffs began, Kyle Lowry declared that the only way he could silence his critics was by winning a championship.

Klay has torn ACL in left knee, Warriors confirm
Golden State Warriors swingman Klay Thompson suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in Thursday night's Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the team announced.

Kawhi 1st to win Finals MVP in both conferences
Five years ago, he slayed a giant when he won Finals MVP in leading the San Antonio Spurs over the two-time champ Miami Heat. On Thursday night, Kawhi Leonard became a superteam killer again when he finished off the Golden State Warriors' two-year run as champions and again earned the Bill Russell Trophy.

Green - 'Not smart' to think Warriors' run over
Golden State Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green remain confident that the team's five-year run of dominance is not ready to end after it fell to the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals.

Raptors top Warriors for 1st title in team history
With a 114-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, the Raptors capped a dramatic series filled with twists and turns, lifting the Larry O'Brien Trophy for the first time in franchise history.

Can any NBA team possibly replicate what Toronto just pulled off?
In his office overlooking downtown Toronto in January 2015, Masai Ujiri, then the general manager of a surprising 24-9 Toronto Raptors team, looked back on an unlikely 13-month rise that began with the trade of Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in late December 2013 -- when the Raptors were just 7-12.

Other News

Logs Are Littering California Towns as Trees Are Cut to Prevent Wildfires - WSJ
As contractors rush to cut down trees so that this community decimated by a wildfire last year doesn’t burn again, they’re creating a fresh problem: piles of timber everywhere.

Juul study shows secondhand vaping emissions are less toxic than cigarette smoke
E-cigarette leader Juul said new research in a small study shows emissions from vaping devices are significantly less toxic than secondhand smoke from cigarettes.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Couple express concerns about Crystal Cedar Project
The two thus express varying degrees of confidence about whether the U.S. Forest Service will respond in a meaningful way to their concerns.

Liam Gallagher announces release date for his next solo album
Fresh off of a documentary that seemed to be all about how much of a dick he is and how much he enjoys his reputation as a dick, Liam Gallagher—who used to be in a famous band with some guy he hates—has formally announced his second solo album. As reported by Billboard, Gallagher has confirmed that the album will be available on September 20, and he also confirmed that it’s going to have a pretty funny, self-aware title: Why Me? Why Not. (with the period and everything).

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