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The Rock Chalkboard

David Beaty claims KU AD advised Texas not to hire him
Beaty was fired by Kansas after the 2018 season, but his $3 million buyout was withheld by the school after it reported Level II violations to the NCAA that occurred under Beaty’s watch. However, Beaty filed a lawsuit against the university claiming that a decision to fire him was made by KU athletic director Jeff Long before his final season began and thus prior to any discovery of violations.

What KU's Marcus Garrett said about returning for senior season
“We have achieved a lot in my three seasons at Kansas and I am looking forward to adding to that entering my senior year,” Garrett said. “I completely intend to play in the NBA and know I have to continue to improve my game to reach that lifelong goal. There is no better place to do that than my senior year at KU. We have great coaches and staff and I have great teammates to reach our goals. But most importantly, I’ll graduate from KU.”

KU football to hold 'virtual spring game' on Friday
What will take its place? Well, the program announced on Wednesday there would be a virtual version of Late Night Under the Lights, which is set to take place this Friday, April 17. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and fans can follow along on social media — most notably the KU football Twitter account.

Three KU football questions entering the summer: Wide receivers
Parchment had a huge first year with KU football. The junior college transfer played a big role in KU's Week 1 win over Indiana State and was arguably KU's most consistent receiver throughout the 2019 season. Parchment recorded at least three receptions in every game and hit the 100-yard receiving mark four times. The receiver finished his junior year with 65 receptions for 830 yards and eight touchdowns.

Robert Regan cuts his list of schools down to seven
The schools who made the cut for Regan included Arizona State, Boise State, Fresno State, Kansas, Oregon State, Utah and Wisconsin. He has been very pro-active on taking unofficial trips over the last two off-seasons and has already visited each of his final seven and saw ASU, Utah and Wisconsin twice.

Bits o Chalk

Caesars sets Patriots' win total (8.5) at lowest since 2003
"My raw number on the Patriots is less than eight [wins]," Jeff Davis, head oddsmaker at Caesars, told ESPN. "Outside of the secondary, which is one of the best in the league, the rest of their roster I think is one of the worst in the NFL."

Rams center Brian Allen tested positive for coronavirus
The 24-year-old is the first active NFL player to publicly acknowledge that he tested positive for the virus.

U.S. Soccer ends development academy as MLS announces youth league
The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Wednesday that it is terminating its development academy, a nationwide youth league encompassing several age groups for both boys and girls, effective immediately.

Coco Gauff reveals struggle with depression, says she contemplated taking a year off
American teenager Coco Gauff said she struggled to deal with the hype and mental pressure brought on by her rapid rise in tennis, and she had to rediscover her love for the game after becoming depressed.

Eraser Dust

Weekly jobless claims total 5.245 million as 22 million jobs have been lost due to coronavirus
Protection measures against the coronavirus continued to tear through the employment ranks, with 5.245 million more Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

If you didn't get your stimulus check already, here's when it's coming
The first round of checks, which are part of the federal government’s response to unprecedented unemployment levels and financial strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic, were automatically deposited into the bank accounts of those who filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return and received a refund via direct deposit.

Pregnant Nurse Dies From Coronavirus, But Emergency C-Section Saves Her Baby Girl
Concerned for the life of her unborn child, Agyapong consented to an emergency cesarean section. Her newborn daughter survived the procedure, but her mother perished shortly after on April 12. The daughter was also named Mary.

Bill and Melinda Gates tell David Muir Trump's halting WHO funding 'just doesn't make any sense' - ABC News
"I'm hopeful that he doesn't follow through on that because we need their support. This is a global problem. They are the institution that, you know, brings nations together and make sure that, you know, that were sharing best practices between all of those countries," said Gates, who spoke to Muir along with wife Melinda Gates on Wednesday.

Kalispell teen diagnosed with rare blood disorder gets birthday parade | KECI
COVID-19 didn’t stop a birthday celebration for one special teen in Kalispell on Tuesday. Cars and fire trucks lined up at Woodland Park and headed over to Nathan Brewer’s house for a birthday parade.