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Notebook: Les Miles Mauls Discussing his Recruiting Pitch; Briscoe Mauls Giving Advice to KU Players

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Kansas News

The Big 3: Former KU greats set to return to KCMO this weekend with Ice Cube's BIG3 basketball league | KUsports.com
“I think it’s big, you know,” league co-founder Ice Cube told the Journal-World in a phone interview earlier this week. “I wish we had more Jayhawk players, but we’re happy to be around Kansas City and happy to have a few Jayhawks to get the fans excited. We were in Kentucky in Year 1 because of the big basketball tradition (there) and we’re excited to be near Kansas for this one. We just want to make sure everybody who wants to experience the games live gets to.”

Les Miles explains recruiting approach that has KU football off to hot start for 2020 | KUsports.com
“I think we’ve done a good job of identifying the guys that we want, going after them, giving them an opportunity to be on our campus,” Miles said. “And they’ve taken that opportunity.”

Bryce Torneden, Denzel Goolsby named as 'Good Works' nominees
The list of nominees will be cut down to a 23-player roster that will be announced in September. It will contain 11 FBS players, 11 players from the FCS, Division II, Division III and NAIA (combined) and one honorary head coach, according to the release.

Expert breaks down Kansas commit Dajuan Harris
The oft-cited example hones in on former Kansas backcourt mates Frank Mason III and Devonte’ Graham, and more recently, Self found a starter (and potential star) in an unsung MOKAN Elite product in Ochai Agbaji. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Self tapped into that same formula — later emerging talent with MOKAN ties — in landing point guard Dajuan Harris

Dezmon Briscoe back on campus, giving advice to KU football
"I've been around,” Briscoe told Phog.net after the Rock Chalk Roundball Classic back in June. “My first semester back was this past spring semester. So I've been around the players, I've been around the locker room. We're pretty high right now, the players are really happy and they're working their butts off."

Joel Embiid lands in top 10 of NBA 2K20 player ratings
Joel Embiid has received his player rating for the next installment of the popular NBA2K video game series, and he has landed in the top 10 of the game.

Other Sports News

Boone tossed after rant - My guys are savages
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant Thursday that seemed to spark his team's rally from a slow start to a 6-2 victory in the first game of a doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Harbaugh: Controversy always followed Meyer
"Urban Meyer's had a winning record. Really phenomenal record everywhere he's been," Harbaugh said on The Athletic's "The TK Show" podcast. "But also, controversy follows everywhere he's been."

Nike files countersuit against Kawhi over logo
Nike has filed a countersuit against LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard in response to his lawsuit against the company last month, the latest step in a battle over the "Klaw" logo that was developed and used during Leonard's time as part of Jordan Brand.

Red eye -- Astros rail against MLB for schedule
The Houston Astros are not happy about scheduling that has them making a quick turnaround ahead of Friday night's home game against the Texas Rangers.

Rutgers Hall of Famer Stringer returns from leave
Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer, who left the Rutgers program in February for an unspecified health-related issue, has returned to the Scarlet Knights and "looks great," athletic director Pat Hobbs said Thursday.

Montana News

Wheat Montana farm under new ownership | Business | bozemandailychronicle.com
When Wheat Montana owners first became partners in what was Yogi’s Bakery 30 years ago, they farmed on land originally purchased by Dean’s father, Dale Folkvord, working with both his parents. They operated the bakery portion using a van and sold their bread to local grocery stores.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Kalispell picks $1.48 million plan for busy intersection
The Kalispell City Council has chosen a $1.48 million “16th Street Offset” option for traffic improvement at the problematic intersection 18th Street and Airport Road.

Downtown Kalispell Business Damaged by Early Morning Fire - Flathead Beacon
Firefighters from multiple departments across the Flathead Valley responded to a fire in downtown Kalispell early Wednesday that damaged a real estate office.