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Notebook: Bill Self Mauls Kansan of the Year Award; KU Mauls Announcement of Beer & Wine Sales

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KU basketball's Bill Self receives 'Kansan of the Year' award
Bill Self, coach of the KU men's basketball program since 2003, was named 2019 Kansan of the Year by the Kansas Society of Washington D.C., according to a KU basketball release. The award was announced at the Kansas Society of Washington D.C.'s annual banquet at the City Center in the nation's capital.

KU athletics to begin selling beer, wine at football games
“In consultation with the University, Kansas Athletics has introduced the sale of beer and wine at selected venues on a trial basis to help assess the viability of a broader offering of alcoholic beverages,” said KU athletic director Jeff Long. “That program has been very successful, and with the support and collaboration of on-campus entities, we are now prepared to expand it. Fans have told us that one of the best ways to enhance their experience at Kansas Athletics events is for them to have the ability to enjoy beer and wine, and we are pleased to provide this opportunity.”

MOKAN Connections: Four players from nearby AAU program now on KU basketball roster | KUsports.com
With the count of recent MOKAN players at Kansas now up to four, head coach Chris Neff needed just three words to explain his feelings about Chris Teahan, Ochai Agbaji, Christian Braun and Dajuan Harris all joining the Jayhawks.

Matt Tait: Beer sales at Memorial Stadium worth the risk for Kansas football | KUsports.com
Sure, introducing alcohol into an environment where tempers run hot and stress and intensity are commonplace can create problems. And to think that alcohol-related incidents won’t pop up from time to time as a result of this decision is more than a little naïve. But Long and company, through education and preparation, are betting on themselves to handle whatever incidents might arise. In doing so, they also are taking a big step toward bringing the program back to the fans

KU bringing beer, wine sales to masses at football games this fall | KUsports.com
University of Kansas Athletics Director Jeff Long announced Wednesday that fans attending KU home games now will be able to buy beer and wine, beginning with the Jayhawks’ Aug. 31 season opener versus Indiana State.

Report: Cheick Diallo signs two-year deal with Phoenix Suns
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Wednesday that Diallo would be heading to the Phoenix Suns. That means Diallo will be joining another former Jayhawk in the Valley of the Sun, as Kelly Oubre was previously announced to be re-signing there.

Why one KU veteran thinks WR Takulve Williams is poised for breakout season | KUsports.com
If anyone is searching for a breakout performer on the Kansas football team this season, Mike Lee just might have your playmaker in waiting.

Other Sports News

Bama LB -- Tide's best still better than Clemson's
Even after a 28-point loss to the Clemson Tigers in the CFP National Championship Game, Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses still thinks the Crimson Tide are the better team.

Sources: Thunder's attempts to move Paul stall
The Oklahoma City Thunder's discussions to move nine-time All-Star guard Chris Paul to a new destination are parked, and an increasing expectation exists that he will start the season with the team, league sources tell ESPN.

McIlroy starts The Open with quadruple-bogey
McIlroy, the favorite to win the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club, hit his tee shot on the first hole out of bounds and ended up with a quadruple-bogey 8 on the par-4, 421-yard hole.

Other News

Judge who spared rape suspect because he was from 'good family' steps down
New Jersey's Supreme Court terminated the temporary assignment of State Superior Court Judge James Troiano, who declined to order a 16-year-old rape suspect tried in adult court because the youth came "from a good family."

Fire At Kyoto Animation, Twenty-Five Confirmed Dead And Suspected Arsonist In Police Custody [Update]
Kyoto Animation, one of Japan’s most popular anime studios, was reportedly set ablaze this morning in Japan. A man in his 40s was allegedly seen pouring a flammable liquid and setting it ablaze. He is currently in police custody.

Puerto Rican Police Fire Tear Gas In Huge Protests Over Governor's Leaked Texts : NPR
Some of Puerto Rico's biggest stars rallied a crowd of many thousands in San Juan on Wednesday calling on the island's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, to resign. It was the fifth day in a row of protests following a leak of hundreds of pages of misogynistic and homophobic texts between the governor and his main advisers.

Montana home to most expensive luxury hotel in US | State & Regional | missoulian.com
According to the survey' findings, The Ranch at Rock Creek, a 5-star 'dude' ranch situated just outside the town of Philipsburg, emerged as the priciest US accommodation option. To stay in this property over the summer, guests can expect to pay at least $3,600 per night.

6-year-old Utah girl died after being struck in head by her father's errant tee shot - AOL News
Aria Hill was sitting in a parked cart on the cart path about 20 yards to the left of her father at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem, Utah, on Monday morning when he went to the tee box to tee off. Her father’s drive went off course and struck her in the back of the head at the base of her skull, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. She died later that night after being transported to the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.