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KU Campus Underground: Hoops, football & recruiting news (4/24)
This week's edition covers a name that popped up in KU basketball recruiting, new commitments in KU football's 2021 class and thoughts on the direction of both programs in an uncertain time.
2020 NFL Draft: A look at every first-round pick
Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft is over, and it was historic for a number of reasons — virtual in nature, with Roger Goodell announcing picks from his basement — and with the SEC shattering the record for number of first-round picks by conference.
Hakeem Adeniji realized he had NFL potential early in KU career
Growing up in Garland, Texas, Hakeem Adeniji always had a dream of playing in the NFL. In the midst of his collegiate career with KU football, Adeniji realized that dream had turned into an attainable goal. And with the NFL Draft underway, Adeniji could take another step towards attaining that goal.
Self Perspective Episode 7: Elijah Johnson goes off in Ames
"You're going to see, from this point forward, one of the greatest individual performances I've ever had a chance to witness," Self said on the video.
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Green Bay Packers trade up to select QB Jordan Love with 26th pick of NFL draft
The Green Bay Packers traded up late in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft on Thursday night, using the 26th pick to select the potential heir to Aaron Rodgers: Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.
No. 1 pick Joe Burrow ready to compete to be Bengals' starting QB
Months of speculation ended Thursday night when the Bengals selected former LSU standout Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. With this year's event taking place virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, Burrow celebrated with his family and put on a Bengals hat from his home in Athens County, Ohio.
Lamar Jackson labels new Ravens LB Patrick Queen as 'Ray Lewis Jr.'
Lamar Jackson placed high expectations on Patrick Queen on Thursday night, when the reigning NFL MVP connected the Baltimore Ravens' first-round pick with one of the greatest middle linebackers to ever play.
Giants' Dave Gettleman explains wearing mask during virtual NFL draft
The sight of New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman wearing a mask while sitting alone in his draft room might be one of the lasting images from Thursday night's unique, stay-at-home NFL draft, the result of the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the country.
Disapproval Of Trump Likely To Make Young People Vote: Harvard Poll : NPR
"People vote when it's personal, when they can see a difference in their lives," said John Della Volpe, polling director at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics. "I looked at dozens of subgroups, and when I look at the number of people who say 'better' and the number of people who say 'worse,' in every single case — other than among Republicans — people say that he's made their life worse, and that's a big deal."
A virtual Oasis-only house party is taking place this weekend
In March, organisers Hannah Summers and Jon Beck debuted their Oasis night at London’s Dingwalls, playing nothing back-to-back Oasis songs for four hours.
Bronx Zoo: 8 big cats have tested positive for coronavirus - CNN
The nonprofit, which runs the famed zoo in New York City, said three tigers and three African lions began showing symptoms in early April, when the zoo announced a 4-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia tested positive. The six big cats were tested and those results now show they are also infected. According to the zoo, they had been coughing.
2nd COVID-19 death reported in Flathead County
Local health officials report that a second person has passed away due to COVID-19 in Flathead County.
The Road to Reopening - Flathead Beacon
He’s modeled scenarios that account for rising temperatures and shrinking glaciers, endangered species and invasive ones, trailheads choked with hikers, the strategic placement of a vault toilet, and the logistics of maintaining a 50-mile expanse of alpine highway that has to accommodate around 3 million people every year.
Until now, however, he’s never had to contend with a pandemic.
Trump rebuked by doctors after asking if disinfectants can be injected to kill coronavirus in people - The Washington Post
“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute,” Trump said during Thursday’s coronavirus press briefing. “And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets inside the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
Georgia: Gov. Brian Kemp reopening hair salons, gyms and tattoo parlors despite a rising coronavirus death toll - CNN
Undeterred by a barrage of criticism, Georgia state officials moved ahead Friday with plans to allow some nonessential businesses to reopen, even as coronavirus deaths increase statewide.
Lysol maker urges people not to inject disinfectants after Trump remarks - Reuters
"Under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route)," the company said here
He said the only exception for in-person learning would be for one-on-one guidance between a staff member and student needing specific academic or emotional support.
Oasis' Champagne Supernova still makes Bonehead cry - Radio X
Bonehead has revealed that he cried the first time Noel Gallagher played him Champagne Supernova, and it still makes him cry to this day.