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Previewing the 2019-20 KU basketball season: Room for growth
As the Jayhawks look to rebound from the first season in which they failed to capture a Big 12 title since 2003-04, they'll have a loaded roster filled with four- and five-star talent and potential early departures at just about every spot.

Former KU broadcaster Max Falkenstien passes away at 95 |
“Max was a member of the greatest generation, a pioneer sports play-by-play broadcaster in Lawrence and Topeka, and just a fun guy to be around,” longtime radio partner and former play-by-play voice of the Jayhawks Bob Davis said. “In the years we worked and traveled together we spent much of our time laughing. He once said we should have been married. In all these years I don’t think we’d ever had an argument, so I guess we couldn’t have been married. We had some great times together. I loved him.”

Why Les Miles thinks his first KU team is more talented than his first OSU team |
It’s true that Les Miles after more than two years away from the college football coaching world is taking on a monumental task in attempting to reinvigorate a long flatlining Kansas football program.

Despite ending impressive streak, Bryce Hoppel punches ticket to IAAF World Championships |
Hoppel’s 21-race streak, which began on Feb. 2, was snapped in the 800-meter semifinal. It was a run that included a national title in the 800-meter race at both the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships as well as the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships during his junior season

'I want to be All-Big 12': KU safety Bryce Torneden has clear goal for senior season |
"Ultimately, I want to be All-Big 12 at the end of the year,” Torneden said. “In doing that, I'm going to have to take everyday for what it is. I just need to stack the days upon each other."

A&M FB Ben Miles, son of Les Miles, enters transfer portal
A source indicates to GigEm247 that Texas A&M third-year sophomore walkon fullback Ben Miles is in the NCAA transfer portal. The son of former LSU and current Kansas head coach Les Miles, Ben was the nation's No. 2 fullback recruit coming out of Baton Rouge (La.) Catholic in the class of 2017.

Former KU coaches, Jayhawks comment on Max Falkenstien's passing
KU Athletics announced on Monday evening that "Voice of the Jayhawks" Max Falkenstien, who broadcast men's basketball and football games at KU for some six decades, passed away at the age of 95.

Other Sports News

Pederson pulled for not running out ground ball
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Joc Pederson was substituted in the eighth inning of Monday's 9-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies because he didn't run out a ground ball, manager Dave Roberts said.

Bell tweets 'overdue' apology to fantasy owners
Le'Veon Bell's season-long holdout wrecked many fantasy football teams last season, when he sat out in a bitter contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

USSF says USWNT has made more than the men
U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro contended Monday that analysis of federation finances showed that it paid members of the women's national team millions of dollars more than members of the men's national team over a period of nearly a decade.

Cowboys to sign vet RB Morris in Zeke's absence
Sources confirmed a report by 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that Elliott was flying to Cabo as the Cowboys held their first padded practice of camp on Monday. While on suspension in 2017, Elliott spent time in Cabo. The Cowboys continue to speak with his agent regarding a contract extension, and they have swapped proposals, but sources indicate that nothing is close at the moment.

Other News

The Ringer’s 40 Best Singles and Albums of 1999
Which is why, for The Ringer’s retrospective ranking of music in 1999, we decided to separate the singles from the albums—to fully encapsulate the depth, range, and utter weirdness of music 20 years ago. One other programming note: Only albums released in 1999 were eligible, while singles released in 1999 and ones that didn’t peak on the Billboard Hot 100 until 1999 were eligible. It only felt right to be able to recognize this guy and this guy at the same time.

Democratic presidential field: These 4 questions may determine how Democrats go from 2 dozen candidates to 1 - CNNPolitics
Over the next roughly 10 months, through the final primaries and caucuses in early June 2020, Democrats must reduce their field from the unruly herd of about two dozen candidates now contending to a single nominee.

Pound falls lower on no-deal Brexit prospect - BBC News
Sterling hit a fresh two-year low of $1.2120 against the dollar on Tuesday, before recovering some ground.

Semisonic Prep First New Album In 18 Years, Thanks To Liam Gallagher - Stereogum
But in his capacity as a pop songwriter, Wilson sat down in 2017 with fellow ’90s veteran Liam Gallagher. And while he and Gallagher didn’t end up collaborating, he did find himself writing a bunch of songs that sounded, to him, like Semisonic songs:

College Financial-Aid Loophole: Wealthy Parents Transfer Guardianship of Their Teens to Get Aid - WSJ
Several universities in Illinois say they are looking into the practice, which is legal. “Our financial-aid resources are limited and the practice of wealthy parents transferring the guardianship of their children to qualify for need-based financial aid—or so-called opportunity hoarding—takes away resources from middle- and low-income students,” said Andrew Borst, director of undergraduate enrollment at the University of Illinois. “This is legal, but we question the ethics.”

Community Steps up for Flathead High School Teacher Battling Cancer - Flathead Beacon
Last September, Lori Huestis got a frightening call. Her husband, Lee Huestis, had been taken from Flathead High School, where he teaches, in an ambulance.