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Notebook: Bill Self Reflects on Loss of Eddie Sutton

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The Rock Chalkboard

Greg Ostertag reflects on KU hoops recruitment, college career
The former KU and Utah Jazz center was interviewed on 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City last week, when he spoke about several topics including his number choice, recruitment to KU and how he viewed his time at the collegiate level. The KU topics began with the discussion of Ostertag's number.

Film room: A look at new KU football commit Trey Staley
Now, Kamara is listed two inches taller and 15 pounds heavier than Staley but it’s reasonable to expect Staley to put on weight as he goes through the strength program at KU. Staley doesn’t look like he’s close to as fast as Kamara (who ran a 4.59 40 at the NFL Combine) but he looks quick. Staley also looks long on film at 6-foot-2.

2021 Kansas City-area OL Braden Bartosh could be name to watch
To date, Bartosh's recruitment is still in its early stages. He has offers from Army, Navy and Missouri State, in addition to a couple smaller schools. He had previously noted he was just starting to hit the recruiting process around the start of February, but few prospects have been able to truly advance things since the world has gone on hold.

KU coach Bill Self comments on passing of mentor Eddie Sutton
"Coach Sutton was a great coach, a pillar in our profession, but he was a better person than he was a coach," Self said. "The impact he had on so many lives does not go unnoticed by those he’s touched directly and indirectly. I’m very proud that I was able to spend some time with him and watch him totally galvanize a community at Oklahoma State. He will be missed."

How 2022 KU football QB target Braedyn Locke hopes to improve
Braedyn Locke has an impressive blend of talent when it comes to the quarterback spot. He's able to deliver passes on the money and get the ball downfield. Such skills are evident given his borderline staggering numbers from his sophomore season of high school ball.

KU offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon talks coaching roots
"A lot of the offense that we do now, I can remember as an eight year old sitting at the kitchen table with [my] dad as he's drawing plays up,” Dearmon told Voice of the Jayhawks Brian Hanni on the newest episode of the Jayhawker podcast. "I can remember sitting there with him and watching how to draw power, how to draw trap.”

Former Kansas big man Tarik Black departing Maccabi Tel Aviv
"I’m grateful for my experience playing with Maccabi but I have decided to take some time for my family," Black said. "This was a personal decision that was in my family’s best interest. I appreciate all the support from the club and I will always cherish my time in Tel Aviv. Yalla Maccabi!"

Bits o Chalk

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond leaves $1,000 tip at restaurant
"When I was given the checkbook, I went to put in the tip & information to close the table and I couldn't believe it," Diaz wrote alongside a picture of the receipt she posted on Instagram. "From a $160 check, the tip read $1,000. I was shaking and had tears of happiness after what he left me."

Jim Harbaugh flips out as LB Jaydon Hood commits to Michigan
Michigan landed its second ESPN 300 linebacker in as many days on Monday when Jaydon Hood announced his commitment to the Wolverines. Hood is the No. 191-ranked prospect overall, and he had been considering Miami, Kentucky, Minnesota, Louisville, South Carolina and a handful of other offers.

NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent pans launch of pass interference replay
NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent, in an interview with NBC Sports, acknowledged that the league "failed miserably" in its implementation of pass interference replay reviews last season and that such failure would serve as a cautionary tale for the NFL to not rush rule changes in the future.

FC Cincinnati boss Jaap Stam: I thought wrong picture announcement was a prank
"I was quite surprised, to be honest," he said. "I got the picture over here from a friend in Holland and I thought he made a practical joke by orchestrating the picture himself.

NBPA's Michele Roberts says players really want to play, need level of certainty
"It's time. It's time," Roberts told ESPN. "It's been two and a half months of, 'What if?' My players need some level of certainty. I think everybody does."

Eraser Dust

The Story of How Saturday Night Live’s ‘Stevie Nicks Fajita Roundup’ Sketch Got Made - The Ringer
In 1998, Lucy Lawless brought down Studio 8H with an impression of the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman imagined as the owner of a bad Mexican restaurant. The sketch is not one of SNL’s most famous, but in the two decades after its airing, it has garnered a cult following.

Amy Cooper: white woman apologizes after calling police on a black man in Central Park - CNN
"I'm not a racist. I did not mean to harm that man in any way," she said, adding that she also didn't mean any harm to the African American community.

Ahmaud Arbery killing being investigated as federal hate crime, family attorney says - CNN
S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for the family of Ahmaud Arbery, told CNN on Monday that the US Department of Justice is investigating the shooting death as a hate crime.

'The Match II' is the most-watched golf telecast in the history of cable television - CNN
The proof was in Sunday's charity golf match between Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady which attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers.

1 dead after officer-involved shooting in Flathead Co. | KECI
One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Flathead County Sunday night.