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Bill Self firmly against immediate eligibility for all transfers
On Thursday, the NCAA board released a recommendation against a proposed one-time waiver for immediate transfer eligibility for all student-athletes. Essentially, the board recommended not moving forward with a rule change that would allow any athlete to leave a school they signed with and play somewhere else right away.
Flurry of new KU basketball offers reported for 2021, 2022
In fact, seven — count 'em, seven — offers were reported by KU basketball prospects from April 28-30. If you missed any of the announcements or need a refresher on who some of the players are, this story has you covered...
Here's a quick look at each of the newly-reported KU basketball offers:
Mark Turgeon credits career success to Kansas roots
"I was in love with it," Turgeon told Voice of the Jayhawks Brian Hanni on the newest episode of the Jayhawker Podcast. "I remember all the playground battles with the K-State fans. And K-State was pretty good back then when I was growing up. ... Ever since I can remember I was a die-hard Jayhawk."
Big 12 commish updates college football's return timetable
“For the most part we’ve looked at a six-week, preparatory window,” Bowlsby said. “There’s gonna be a re-acclimation period that I think can be accomplished in two-plus weeks. And beyond that I think you get something that looks a little like a regular preseason, and that makes July 15 about the time you have to be back at campus. You don’t just flip the switch and everybody shows up.
Kansas coach Bill Self named among best hires last 25 years
“Self's win percentage in regular-season conference games at KU is .812, and keep in mind the Big 12 was the No. 1-ranked league at KenPom.com annually from 2014 to 2019,” Gasaway wrote. “Not to mention the national championship in 2008 or the nine-season run from 2010 to 2018 when the Jayhawks were a No. 1 or 2 seed every year. And who knows what we might have seen from 2020's presumptive overall No. 1 seed?”
NCAA board recommends against one-time transfer waivers
"The (NCAA DI Board of Directors) agreed to lift the moratorium on transfer legislation for the 2020-21 legislative cycle but recommended to the Council that changes to the waiver process as suggested by the working group are not appropriate at this time," A statement from the NCAA read. "Board members recommended the waiver process be sensitive to student-athlete well-being, especially those impacted by COVID-19 in the interim period."
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A first-round QB?! Inside Packers' gamble on Jordan Love and Aaron Rodgers
Based on interviews with multiple sources with knowledge of the process and/or the individuals involved -- along with on-the-record comments from Gutekunst and LaFleur before, during and after the draft -- we can begin to decipher why the Packers picked (and traded up to No. 26 to do it) the quarterback of the future and what it means for a team that went 13-3 last season under a first-year coach.
Sudden vanishing of sports due to coronavirus will cost at least $12 billion, analysis says
The sudden disappearance of sports will erase at least $12 billion in revenue and hundreds of thousands of jobs, an economic catastrophe that will more than double if the college football and NFL schedules are wiped out this fall by the coronavirus pandemic, an analysis conducted for ESPN shows.
Big 12's Bob Bowlsby fears virus may come 'roaring back,' disrupt season
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Thursday that he's optimistic about college football starting on time or close to it, but is skeptical of being able to go through the entire season without disruption because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sean Payton -- Saints beat Panthers to punch for unsung QB late in draft
"There's no way I was going to lose this kid," Payton said of the former Mississippi State and Penn State quarterback who was often compared to the Saints' versatile Taysom Hill leading up to the draft.
Giannis Antetokounmpo's on 'Last Dance' - Chasing greatness a life mission
"My MJ takeaway from the Last Dance documentary is that chasing greatness is a life mission," he tweeted.
Trump claims he has seen evidence linking coronavirus to Chinese lab
“Yes, I have,” Trump told White House reporters when asked whether he’s seen proof that would suggest the virus originated in the lab.
Protesters pour into Michigan Capitol calling for end of state of emergency - CNN
Some carried signs about the governor's stay-at-home order, which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued in March after a state of emergency was declared. Other demonstrators waved flags.
Trump Announces Panel To Look At Nursing Home Responses To Coronavirus Outbreak : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
President Trump Thursday announced the formation of an independent commission to look at the response of nursing homes to the coronavirus. The move comes after nursing home operators have been clamoring for more equipment and testing.
Liam Gallagher Lashes Out at Noel Over Oasis' 'Don't Stop' Demo - Rolling Stone
Liam Gallagher lashed out as his brother and former bandmate Noel Gallagher Thursday after the latter released a long-lost Oasis demo titled “Don’t Stop,” a track featuring lead vocals by Noel.
U-Haul cuts ties with Brooklyn funeral home that stored bodies in truck
“Our trucks are designed for household moves,” the sources said. “Properly caring for the remains of people’s loved ones requires vehicles suited specifically for that purpose. Our trucks absolutely cannot be rented for this reason.”
Kalispell Farmers Market to open Saturday under COVID-19 restrictions | KECI
The Kalispell Farmers Market will begin on Saturday, but organizers are taking extra measures to keep vendors and customers safe.