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Notebook: Les Miles Recaps Busy Recruiting Weekend

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The Rock Chalkboard

No. 19 Kansas tennis drops 4-3 decision to No. 16 California |
Kansas sophomore Malkia Ngounoue and freshman Luniuska Delgado upset 13th-ranked Anna Bright and Haley Giavara in doubles, but it was not enough as the No. 19 Kansas women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 16 California on Saturday to end the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

KU football adds another O-lineman to 2020 class |
A 6-foot-6 offensive lineman from Clovis, N.M., Bryce Cabeldue committed to the Jayhawks on Sunday, on the heels of his official visit to Lawrence.

Les Miles, KU staff welcomed many visitors this weekend |
Outside of a quick drive over to Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday to make a cameo on ESPN’s College GameDay, Kansas football coach Les Miles spent the majority of the past few days with high school prospects and their families at Anderson Family Football Complex, during a busy recruiting weekend

Bill Self: Bryce Thompson a deserving McDonald's All-American
"You know, he deserves to be in the game and certainly that’s a goal of everybody that plays high school basically and the families of those that play high school," Self said. "At that point in time in their career, it’s as high an honor as you could possibly attain. So we’re happy [for] him. We’d be just as happy getting him if he didn’t [make the game], but certainly we’re happy for all the accolades that any of our guys receive."

Les Miles, Bill Self, KU players react to Kobe Bryant's passing
"I grew up idolizing Larry [Bird] and Magic [Johnson], and our players, since I've been here, have grown up idolizing Kobe," Self told the Journal-World. "Everyone respected his talent, competitive spirit and the difference he made and was going to make in peoples' lives moving forward. A very sad time for so many and everyone that follows our sport."

KU football lands 2020 specialist fresh off visit to Lawrence
Just hours after Bryce Cabeldue, an O-line prospect in the class of 2020, announced his commitment, punter and kicker Reis Vernon announced his intentions to join the Jayhawks. Vernon played for Bixby high school in Oklahoma. He is a top-10 ranked punter nationally per the Top247.

KU football commit Devonta Jason now considered a 5-star WR | Smithology |
“The Kansas commit spent the spring making highlight reel catches at camps and 7-on-7 tournaments across the country, proving that he belongs in the five-star class,” Rivals’ Woody Wommack explained. “Jason has everything from measurables to on-field and camp production on his résumé, and his size and catch radius makes him one of the nation's best. Kansas has never signed a five-star prospect in the era, but now has a chance to do so.”

Bits o Chalk

Tiger Woods calls Kobe Bryant's death 'one of the most shocking, tragic days'
"It's one of the most shocking, tragic days that I've ever been a part of in a very quick span here,'' Woods said.

Teams take 24-second shot clock violations in Kobe Bryant's honor
Nearly every team playing across Sunday's eight-game schedule -- not long after it was learned that Bryant died in a helicopter crash at age 41 -- took a planned shot-clock violation. Teams took turns holding the ball for 24 seconds and eight seconds in the backcourt in honor of the No. 24 and No. 8 jerseys that Bryant wore. The tributes drew standing ovations across the board.

Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli among helicopter crash victims
John Altobelli, a highly successful baseball coach at Orange Coast College, was among the victims of the helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday morning. Altobelli died alongside his wife, Keri, and his 13-year-old daughter, Alyssa, the family confirmed to ESPN.

Sources -- Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash
Bryant was on his way to a youth basketball game with his daughter Gianna Bryant, who was 13, when the helicopter crashed, sources said. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a news conference that there were no survivors, and according to the flight manifest, there were nine people on board the helicopter.

Eraser Dust

Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says - The New York Times
Drafts of the book outline the potential testimony of the former national security adviser if he were called as a witness in the president’s impeachment trial.

Draught House Doors to Close as Great Northern Brewing Contemplates Future - Flathead Beacon
“The building has been sold and I am looking for a buyer for the business,” Konopatzke said. “I have a number of prospective buyers but I haven’t made a deal with anybody, and until I do, I don’t know if they will stay in the building, relocate or change the name. There is so much uncertainty right now that I just don’t know.”

Daily Inter Lake - Local, Kalispell bakery reopens after renovations
For the past few weeks, the papered-up windows at Ceres Bakery may have caused a few passersby to worry over the fate of the popular Kalispell bakery. But after closing for two weeks of renovations, Ceres has reopened with a facelift and a continuation of its favorite offerings.

Snakes are now hunting in packs, scientists discover - ABC15 Arizona
A scientist from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has discovered that a species of snake, the Cuban boa, hunts in groups, and through teamwork improve their chances of catching prey.