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Notebook: NCAA to Give Winter Athletes an Extra Year of Eligibility

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NCAA rules winter athletes can have extra year of eligibility
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck at the start of the NCAA spring sports season, all spring sports were canceled. Weeks later, the NCAA ruled that all spring sport athletes would receive an extra year of eligibility as compensation for the missed season. Fall athletes also received an extra year of eligibility for this season.

Kansas players excited for Miles Kendrick's first career start
Miles Kendrick has played in six games over three seasons with the Kansas football program. He joined the Jayhawks as a JUCO transfer ahead of the 2018 season. Before the year, at-the-time coach David Beaty proclaimed Kendrick would play in every game.

Kansas offer, 'wild' recruitment starting early for Jaidyn Doss
Doss walked away from the weekend with an offer from Kansas wideouts coach Emmett Jones. The Ray-Pec wideout in the 2023 class — listed at 6-0, 195 pounds — was plenty excited to announce the news via social media.

Kansas LB Nick Channel recalls first start vs. Oklahoma State
“I don’t want to sound cocky but school is kind of easy,” said Channel. “Studying offenses are a little more difficult than memorizing biology and what not. Because offenses, they change and you don’t know exactly what you need to expect. With school it’s: ‘This is the answer.’ I think football is a little harder to study.”

Kansas AD: Les Miles 'doing well,' facing 'minor' COVID symptoms
"Coach Miles is doing well; his symptoms have been minor," Long said. "He and I were on a Zoom call today with the [Kansas football] Unity Council. So I got to see him via Zoom. But hey, he's upbeat, he's strong, he's ready to get back. And we believe he'll have a chance to come back and be a part of the game this weekend."

NCAA announces host sites for NCAA Tournaments from 2023-2026
On Wednesday afternoon, the NCAA announced future host cities for NCAA Tournaments from 2023-2026. The NCAA has announced the locations for the first and second rounds, as well as the regional rounds for those tournaments. The Final Four locations were already previously announced before these cities.

Wichita State's Gregg Marshall responds to allegations
“In response to the allegations put forward in the media, I simply state unequivocally that I have never physically struck a player or colleague,” Marshall said. “Allegations claiming otherwise are false.”

Bits o Chalk

Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams says frustration led to deleted tweet
"It's not too much to read into it to say I was frustrated," Adams said Wednesday. "Obviously, I'm a competitor. I think everybody knows that. Everybody knows what I'm about and how I play football. I don't necessarily, obviously, understand what the club's interest [is] and everything that goes with it.

Houston Astros' Zack Greinke on Dusty Baker leaving him in ALCS Game 4 - 'It was nice having someone have confidence in me'
"I can't lie to you: There were some prayers there on the way back to the dugout," Baker said. "Sometimes I talk to my dad, and I just get a feeling."

Los Angeles Dodgers make MLB postseason history with 11-run first inning vs. Atlanta Braves
The following afternoon, with their dominant season on the brink, they watched that something spill into an 11-run first inning that set a record and ignited a 15-3 Game 3 victory that brought the Dodgers back to life.

Alabama football coach Nick Saban, athletic director Greg Byrne test positive for COVID-19
Alabama football coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, and he is self-isolating at home while continuing to oversee his team's practices via Zoom.

Eraser Dust

Flathead Health Department Can’t Keep Up with Wave of New COVID-19 Cases - Flathead Beacon
The Flathead City-County Health Department is unable to conduct timely case investigations because of an “alarming” rise in the prevalence of COVID-19 and an overworked staff that remains underwater despite long hours and seven-day workweeks.

Bigfork Man Sentenced in Meth Trafficking Case - Flathead Beacon
A 44-year-old Bigfork man who was arrested driving a vehicle containing around 500 grams of methamphetamine was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release in U.S. District Court in Great Falls on Wednesday.

YouTube Now Says It Will Remove Videos Lying About Coronavirus Vaccines
YouTube announced on Wednesday that it will now be extending current rules about lies, propaganda, and conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic to include misinformation about coronavirus vaccines.

Jared Dudley Admits the Lakers Laughed at the Clippers Just Like the Rest of Us
On the latest episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast, Dudley did what Dudley does: tap into his lengthy experience as an NBA vet to provide stories and insight we would never receive otherwise. And as it turns out, we weren’t the only ones who laughed at the Los Angeles Temecula Clippers’ Game 7 implosion in the Western Conference Semifinals, as the 35-year-old admitted that the Lakers did the exact same thing.

AMC Says Its Cash Might Run Out by the End of the Year
Theater chain AMC might be totally broke by the end of 2020 and require “additional sources of liquidity or increases in attendance levels” to survive, the company disclosed in financial filings on Tuesday.

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