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Notebook: D.J. Eliot shares thoughts on camp standouts, D-line and 'Hawk' | KUsports.com
Now that D.J. Eliot has 15 spring practices and two-plus weeks of preseason camp behind him, Eliot is much more familiar with the defensive personnel on the Kansas football roster than he was when he agreed to become the defensive coordinator for head coach Les Miles.
Report: MAC concept for football scholarship rule change mirrors idea pushed by KU's Jeff Long | KUsports.com
According to a report from The Athletic, the Mid-American Conference has introduced what is now known as a “concept” in NCAA legislation parlance that suggests college football program should be able to sign up to 35 scholarship players a year, with a maximum of 50 over a two-year period.
Here's how Carter Stanley is approaching the KU football QB race
The past two years, Stanley has been among those competing to be KU’s starting quarterback. But both times Peyton Bender won the job over Stanley. So for a third year, Stanley appears to have a chance at the starting job, at least according to Les Miles, who referred to the race between Stanley and Thomas MacVittie as, “close.”
Steven Parker pushing to contribute, help KU football in Year 1
For any freshman, especially one who expects to play right away, there are going to be challenges. One of those, Parker said in an interview with Phog.net, is the idea that he's learning a brand new playbook at a brand new level of football.
KU basketball lands in top 10 for 2020 4-star Jaemyn Brakefield
Jaemyn Brakefield, the No. 32-ranked prospect in the 247Sports Composite (class of 2020), announced his top 10 teams via Twitter on Monday. The Jayhawks were among those who made the list.
Top 10 KU basketball games to look forward to (2019-20)
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.
Bits of Chalk
Rookies see Reddish, not Zion, having best career
In the league's annual survey of rookies, players were asked which member of the 2019 class would have the best career. Williamson received only 5% of the votes.
Source: Brown files new grievance over helmet
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has filed a new grievance against the NFL over his not having a full calendar year grace period to find a helmet that works for him, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Sterling Affairs - A 30 for 30 podcast, how to listen
The Sterling Affairs is a story of power and scandal in Los Angeles. When an audio recording of a racist rant by former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was leaked online in 2014, it caused an uproar that changed the NBA forever.
Arkansas State coach -- Wife has died of cancer
Wendy Anderson was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2017, and her husband took a brief leave before that season as well as she underwent treatment in Mexico. Further surgery to remove cancer cells allowed her to make a full recovery. However, the cancer returned within a year
Pogba racist abuse 'disgusting' - Man United
Manchester United have "utterly condemned" the racist abuse aimed at Paul Pogba after the midfielder missed a penalty against Wolves, branding it "disgusting."
Gordon 'just waiting on the call' from Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, who is nearly five weeks into a holdout over his contract, told ESPN on Monday he is training rigorously in California and is ready to play football.
Trump stopped calling for 'very meaningful background checks' on guns after talking to the head of the NRA - AOL News
The president has stopped calling for "very meaningful background checks" after speaking to those opposed to reform in the wake of mass shootings.
Elizabeth Warren confronts handling of Native American ancestry claims - Vox
“I know I have made mistakes. ... I am sorry for the harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned a lot, and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together,” she said, stopping short of explicitly mentioning her widely panned use of a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry. Just last week, Warren rolled out a comprehensive proposal addressing Native American issues. The messaging suggests a major attempt to quiet blowback about the DNA test.
A hiker lost for 5 days in the Montana mountains says he survived off berries and bugs - CNN
While with family members in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, a mountainous region on the border of Montana and Idaho, Laga's brother's horse went lame. Laga, the strongest hiker of the group, offered to switch with his brother and walk.
Fairgrounds staff works to reunite lost items with owners | KECI
“I don’t know if there’s anything particularly strange,” Flathead County Fairgrounds office coordinator Mark Niemeyer said of this year’s lost and found collection. “Although a passport from Germany is pretty strange.”
News | Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Confirmed
An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life on other worlds is coming into focus with confirmation of the Europa Clipper mission's next phase. The decision allows the mission to progress to completion of final design, followed by the construction and testing of the entire spacecraft and science payload.
CDC Launches Probe Into Surge Of Severe Lung Disease Cases Linked To Vaping | HuffPost
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the sudden emergence of severe lung disease linked to vaping in 14 states.
What Do Rally Playlists Say About the Candidates? - The New York Times
Presidential campaigns have a sound. We analyzed the playlists of 10 presidential candidates to see how the songs align with their core message.