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Bill Self compares 2019-20 defense to other KU Final Four teams
That has been particularly true with the 2019-20 KU basketball team, especially given there was no postseason to see how far the Jayhawks — the likely No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament — would have advanced.

'Self Perspective': Bill Self analyzes Elite Eight win over Duke
The KU coach was featured in a new video series called "Self Perspective," in which he spent 30 minutes breaking down KU basketball's 2018 Elite Eight win over Duke. The KU coach says in the video that he'll be breaking down several big games that will be familiar to Kansas fans. Those videos are available to watch on the KU Athletics website or by clicking on this link.

Bill Self talks legacy for KU basketball PG Devon Dotson
Devon Dotson came to KU basketball as a five-star point guard and McDonald's All-American. He tested the NBA Draft waters after his first year and returned — becoming a consensus second-team All-American and unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection in the process. For that, it seems somewhat of an inevitability that Dotson will declare for the NBA Draft once more, and he will likely be in a position to be selected somewhere in the 60 picks for the event.

New Big 12 coronavirus rules clear way for virtual meetings
The Big 12 on Sunday night cleared the way for virtual meetings as part of new guidelines about how athletic departments should proceed for the next 60 days — through May 31 — in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Each Big 12 team's highest-rated recruit since 2000
In 2011 and 2012, the league saw a major shift when four founding members of the Big 12 left the conference. Nebraska moved to the Big Ten and Colorado jumped to the Pac-12 following the 2011 season, while Texas A&M and Missouri each switched to the SEC the next year.

Bits o Chalk

Georgetown's Mac McClung to test draft waters
The 6-foot-2, 186-pound McClung has drawn a huge following on social media with more than 700,000 followers on Instagram thanks to his explosive dunks, deep pull-up 3-pointers and fiery on-court demeanor. He achieved online celebrity in high school by eclipsing Allen Iverson's career scoring record in the state of Virginia, as well from several highlight reel finishes that went viral.

Celtics' Marcus Smart says he has been cleared after coronavirus diagnosis
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago, has been cleared by the Massachusetts Department of Health, he announced Sunday on social media.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi agrees 70 pay cut amid coronavirus pandemic
Lionel Messi said Barcelona's players are "surprised" that people inside the club would want to pressure them into taking wage cuts and confirmed the squad are happy to take a 70% hit on their salaries due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony rescheduled for July 23, 2021
"The schedule for the games is key to preparing for the games," Tokyo organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said. "This will only accelerate our progress."

Tiger Woods claims DUI charge due to prescribed medications, not alcohol -
"I understand the severity of what I did and take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly."

Eraser Dust

Could LeBron James make the playoffs with any team? Here's what ‘NBA 2K’ says. -
We added LeBron James to all 29 teams in the league and played one season. Here’s what happened.

Coronavirus updates: Liberty University; social distancing; Dr. Fauci
The social distancing guidelines were put in place March 16 with an initial time frame of 15 days, but President Donald Trump acknowledged Sunday that wasn't long enough.

ISIS members riot and break out of Syrian prison - CNN
Several Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) members escaped from a Syrian prison on Sunday by ripping off doors and using them to break down a wall during a "detention facility uprising," authorities said.

Stranger Things Season 4 Delay Means The Show Can Deliver On ORIGINAL Plan
Netflix has halted production on Stranger Things season 4 due to the concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, but the delay could give the series a chance to go back to the original plan. Filming for the series created by the Duffer Brothers was about to ramp up before nationwide shutdowns affected the entertainment industry. We speculated the new season wouldn't debut until early 2021, but that could be pushed even further with the ongoing delays.

Flathead County officials confirm 7th COVID-19 case
In a press release sent on Saturday evening Kalispell City-County Health officials and Department of Public Health and Human Services verified one additional COVID-19 case in Flathead County.

The individual is a man in his 30's.