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Kansas will release public response to allegations of major NCAA violations on Thursday - CBSSports.com
Kansas will make public Thursday its formal response to the NCAA in the ongoing investigation into the basketball program, athletic director Jeff Long told CBS Sports. The response is part of the process toward resolution of the case that mainly involves allegations of major violations regarding coach Bill Self's program, which is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation.

KU basketball's Udoka Azubuike reflective ahead of senior finale
Udoka Azubuike’s phone has been blowing up lately. It's not because people want tickets to senior night or are dying to hang out, although both could be true. No, people want to get to the bottom of one of the most debated topics this season: how to spell Azubuike’s nickname.

Bill Self: 'We wouldn't be where we are' without Isaiah Moss
"It went by pretty fast," said Moss, speaking one day before Wednesday's senior night showdown with TCU. "I enjoyed my time. And for my speech, I haven't really planned it out yet. I might just go off the head."

Bill Self talks coronavirus, potential NCAA Tournament change
Recently the NCPA (National College Players Association) put out a statement asking, among other things, the NCAA to consider holding the NCAA Tournament "without an audience present."

Kansas coach Bill Self addresses Spurs coaching rumors
“Well, yes and no because I don’t hear about it much at all because I know there’s absolutely zero truth to it,” Self said. “You know, if I know anybody, I probably know RC Buford. He showed me around on my recruiting visit to Oklahoma State. He was responsible for getting me up here primarily as a graduate assistant at Kansas. I lived with him for a year, he was in my wedding, I was in his wedding. His son played for me, my son now works for him. I think I know [Buford] pretty well. And I will promise you, this has never been broached one time, never even discussed at all.

Bits o Chalk

Princeton's pick of Marshawn Lynch as speaker causes stir
Seniors who penned an op-ed in the school newspaper say the Super Bowl-winning running back isn't the problem, but rather that the student body was largely not included in the selection process.

Spike Lee done watching Knicks at MSG this season
New York Knicks superfan Spike Lee won't be at his usual courtside seat for the rest of the season as he and the team engage in a war of words over what entrance he can use.

Pirates conduct deep clean of spring training facility as coronavirus spreads
A sanitation team conducted a deep clean of the Pittsburgh Pirates' spring training facility in Bradenton, Florida, on Tuesday morning out of "an overabundance of caution" after a man in Manatee County tested positive for coronavirus.

Tim Duncan fills in for Gregg Popovich as Spurs coach
Tim Duncan will serve as head coach of the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, replacing Gregg Popovich, who will miss the road game against the Charlotte Hornets because of personal business, the team announced.

LeBron James has approached this Los Angeles Lakers season differently
HE WILL LIKELY have his number retired in Miami, deserves a statue in Cleveland and has left an indelible mark on Team USA. But now, 17 years in and past his 35th birthday, the word "Lakers" across LeBron James' chest seems to have inspired a transformation.

Eraser Dust

Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 kills 9 people in Washington state
The number of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. rose to nine on Tuesday, health officials said. All of the deaths occurred in Washington state.

Mnuchin directs IRS to boost audits on wealthy - POLITICO
The IRS would ramp up audits on higher-income taxpayers with funding proposed for fiscal 2021, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday.

Love Is Blind finale: Jessica says she 'attempted to leave' the show but 'wasn't able to' | EW.com
What does come as a shock is the fact that Jessica actually tried to end things prior to the wedding -- by leaving the show. When speaking with EW, the Love Is Blind contestant was asked if she had ever been given the opportunity to end her relationship with Mark before filming the wedding or if she had to walk down the aisle (to either get married or end things there, knowing that she had made up her mind prior to the ceremony).

Flathead Valley health professionals preparing for coronavirus
Now that the virus has spread some in the United States we have what’s called an incident command structure put together to be able to respond promptly to cases of coronavirus if they should occur in Montana. And I should emphasize we haven’t had a case in Montana yet,” said Dr. Nelson.