The Rock Chalkboard
Roy Williams once donated to Ritch Price's KU baseball program
“Roy actually gave me $5,000," Price said. "They got to the championship game my first year [against] Syracuse. He gave me $5,000 — when I was building the batting cages — to pay for the turf and the cages. And in Roy Williams’ basement in North Carolina, he has a Kansas baseball bat on the wall.”
Reintroducing Kansas' starting QB candidates: Thomas MacVittie
He originally chose Pittsburgh to begin his college career, but his time at his first school did not start off on the best note. The coach who had recruited him, then-Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, left for the offensive coordinator job at Georgia before MacVittie arrived on campus. Matt Canada then took over the offense and reportedly liked MacVittie, but he, too, left for another job after MacVittie's first college season — one in which he redshirted.
Six Jayhawks honored on Athlon preseason All-Big 12 teams
The conference was led by Oklahoma, who had 18 players across the teams, followed by Iowa State (17 selections) and Texas (16 selections). Six of the 10 teams had 10-or-fewer selections, with Kansas State (seven), Kansas (six) and West Virginia (six) coming in at the bottom.
Jack Pedersen one of the region's top two-sport athletes
Pedersen had a good day at the SoCal Top 100 Showcase, running in the 4.8-40 range with a 28” vertical jump. He’s a physical kid with a strong frame and is a natural pass catcher as well.
Committee approves 6-week preseason practice plan
The six-week period of mandatory workouts include walk-throughs in July with coaches and preseason camp beginning in early August. 247Sports obtained a copy of the calendar detailing a return to football after sports were placed on hold in mid-March as the coronavirus pandemic hit the country.
Bits o Chalk
New York Mets pick 2-time cancer survivor Eric Orze in MLB draft
"This is a kid that will not quit. He really won't," Mets vice president of international and amateur scouting Tommy Tanous said on a video call.
Ravens' John Harbaugh says NFL's current virus guidelines are 'impossible'
"I've seen all the memos on that, and to be quite honest with you, it's impossible what they're asking us to do. Humanly impossible," Harbaugh said in an interview with 105.7 The Fan. "So, we're going to do everything we can do. We're going to space, we're going to have masks. But, you know, it's a communication sport. We have to be able to communicate with each other in person. We have to practice."
Seahawks' Pete Carroll says he regrets not signing Colin Kaepernick in 2017
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he regrets not signing Colin Kaepernick in 2017, and denied that a second meeting with the quarterback was scuttled in 2018 due to the team's uncertainty about whether he planned to continue kneeling during the national anthem.
Sources - 14 of 22 NBA teams in Orlando will be done within 53 days
The NBA has been working to make clear to players that the actual commitment of time for most teams in Orlando, Florida, may be less daunting than originally perceived, especially once seen in the context of the timetables constructed into the league's revised schedule.
Spurs' Lonnie Walker IV says new haircut freeing as he works through childhood sexual abuse
When San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV cut off his signature mass of hair this week, Walker said he was parting with more than just a few inches off the top. Walker was attempting to free himself from painful memories in the process.
Trump defiant as cultural change sweeps America - CNNPolitics
Defending the memory of Confederate generals, proudly crisscrossing the country without wearing a mask and threatening to send troops to tackle demonstrators in Seattle, Trump on Thursday solidified his reelection pitch as a bulwark against a cultural transformation.
Pressure Grows On Joe Biden To Pick A Black Woman As His Running Mate : NPR
"It is a fact that the road to the White House is powered by Black women and Black women are the key to a Democratic victory in 2020," they wrote.
Starbucks bans employees from wearing Black Lives Matter attire
Starbucks publicly voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement while it privately banned employees from wearing any BLM-related clothing or accessories, according to a report.
Virginia protesters tear down statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis a day after bringing down Christopher Columbus - CNN
A crowd of protesters in Richmond, Virginia, brought down the statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, CNN affiliate WRIC reported.
Montana seeks to recover $10 million in unemployment fraud | KECI
The Department of Labor and Industry says Montana has paid out more than $10 million in potentially fraudulent unemployment claims during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kalispell schools offer free meals during summer months
School is officially out this week in the Flathead Valley, but free summer meals are available for Kalispell students starting June 15th.
How Antifa Became The Bogeyman Of George Floyd Protests
“It has been confirmed through the police department,” one commenter replied. “They have a permit for tomorrow night and are in town now.”
They weren’t. Police later said they had been “working to quell the rumor.” But that didn’t stop it from sweeping across various right-wing groups. Within 24 hours, a screenshot of Ebersole’s post had been posted to the Facebook Group for the Montana Militia, whose members have recently dedicated themselves to tracking the perceived threat of antifa all over the state, including coordinating armed responses to “protect” their towns. (Ebersole did not respond to a request for comment.)
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