The Rock Chalkboard
Scouting Sunday: KU's Dajuan Harris has valuable blend of skills
Self, however, has been particularly effusive with praise for Dajuan Harris in his year sitting out with KU basketball. He's talked up his skills and said he was more advanced during the season than what the KU staff would have thought.
Self Perspective, Episode 11: 2012 Final Four vs. Ohio State
After a short break, KU athletics has released what KU coach Bill Self said will be "the last and final edition" of Self Perspective, the KU men's basketball breakdown series. Self has previously reviewed 10 prominent games from his KU coaching tenure and provided analysis over extended stretches of on-court action.
Udoka Azubuike, Haley Downey receive senior year KU honors
The duo were selected as the Dr. Robert Frederick Senior Scholar Athletes of the Year at the University of Kansas. The award, named for the former KU athletic director, "pays tribute to Dr. Frederick’s dedication to excellence at KU and was named in his honor when he retired as the Director of Athletics in 2001," per KU athletics' release of the news.
CBB programs currently coached by the best coach in its history
There are so many great coaches in the sport of college basketball during this day in age. Guys like Jim Boeheim, Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski are obvious choices for the best coaches in their respective school’s history, but there are others currently coaching who are thought of that way.
Bits o Chalk
Denny Hamlin's Coca-Cola 600 hopes dashed early after piece flies off; crew chief faces 4-race ban
Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin had his shot at winning another crown jewel event Sunday night destroyed before the Coca-Cola 600 even began.
Nationals' World Series ring features D.C. monuments, 'Baby Shark' nod
"Ladies and gentlemen, your 2019 Washington Nationals World Series Championship Ring," the Nationals wrote in a tweet accompanied by a video showcasing the ring's design specifics.
Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning edge Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady to win The Match
Mickelson trash-talked, as did announcer Charles Barkley. Justin Thomas, the No. 4 player in the world, dished some dirt and offered some barbs while serving as an on-course reporter. Celebrities called in and offered challenge donations. Ultimately, after $10 million was pledged by the four players and WarnerMedia prior to the match, another $10 million was raised over the course of the afternoon via online and text donations and other pledges.
Noah Syndergaard to suing New York City landlord - 'See you in court pal'
"So let me get this straight," Syndergaard wrote. "I fairly, and in good faith offered to pay 2 months rent (over 50K) to a landlord for a place I was never going to step foot in due to a global pandemic that took a severe toll upon the residents of NYC, gave timely notice to attempt to try and re-rent, while getting TJ and now living in Florida for rehab, and the landlord tries to extort me for 250K while leaking this story to the media, and I'm the bad guy? Yeah, ok. See you in court pal."
N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo - Pro teams can return to facilities
"Starting today, all the New York professional sports leagues will be able to begin training camps,'' the Democratic governor said during a news conference Sunday.
Trump places travel restrictions on Brazil - POLITICO
The Trump administration on Sunday announced that it was restricting entry for travelers from Brazil, which ranks only behind the United States in the number of coronavirus cases, according to a Johns Hopkins University database.
Americans pass pandemic holiday on beaches, in parks as death toll nears 100,000 - Reuters
Americans sunbathed on beaches, fished from boats and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Whitefish Movie Theater Closes - Flathead Beacon
The owner of Whitefish’s Mountain Cinema 4 is closing the four-screen theater due to a combination of declining revenue, rising rent and the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Group holds demonstration amid Mudman Burgers reopening | KECI
Organizers of the Stop Mudman Burgers group held a protest at the restaurant’s Columbia Falls location on Friday.
Texas Instruments makes it harder to run programs on its calculators | Engadget
Texas Instruments’ graphing calculators have a reputation as hobbyist devices given their program support, but they just lost some of their appeal. Cemetech has learned (via Linus Tech Tips) that Texas Instruments is pulling support for assembly- and C-based programs on the TI-84 Plus CE and its French counterpart, the TI-83 Premium CE. Install the latest firmware for both (OS 5.6 and OS 5.5 respectively) and you’ll not only lose access to those apps, but won’t have a way to roll back.