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Notebook: Baylor to be Formidable Foe to Kansas in 2021

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How 5-star Kendall Brown choosing Baylor affects KU basketball
Kendall Brown, a five-star small forward in the class of 2021, announced via Instagram Live on Monday that he was verbally committing to Baylor and coach Scott Drew. Brown is the third top-100 prospect to choose the Bears in 2021 and second top-30 prospect, joining Langston Love (No. 26-overall player) and Jeremy Sochan (No. 97-overall player) in the class.

KU football '19 year in review: Jayhawks fall in shootout at ISU
While the KU offense came to life, scoring 22 points in the second half, it was the defense that let the Jayhawks down. Kansas gave up 20 points in the fourth quarter after leading 24-21 at the end of the third. The Jayhawks did not turn the ball over in the game, however the Cyclones possessed the ball for over 34 minutes compared to 25:43 for the Jayhawks.

KU basketball 3-point shooting totals under coach Bill Self
At one point seemingly tied to a system that heavily featured multiple big men on the floor together — the Jayhawks, for the record, regularly turned out top-five-ranked defensives with that style — Self's teams have almost exclusively played with four guards on the court since the start of the 2016-17 season. In that time, the Jayhawks have also launched more and more 3-point shots.

CB DeVonte Wilson decommits from Ohio, hearing from KU football
After speaking with my family, I would like to thank Ohio football and the coaching staff for believing in me," Wilson wrote in a note posted to Twitter. "It means the world and this decision wasn't an easy one, but at this time I will be decommitting from Ohio University. Please respect my decision. I know emotions get involved, but this is what's best for me and my family."

Bits o Chalk

Alyssa Nakken coaches first base for Giants in exhibition game
San Francisco's Alyssa Nakken on Monday night became the first woman to coach in an on-field capacity during a major league game when she took over as Giants first-base coach.

Giants manager Gabe Kapler, players kneel during anthem
Kapler and several of his players knelt during the national anthem before the Giants' 6-2 exhibition victory at the Oakland Athletics. Kapler shared his plans when he addressed the team earlier Monday, and he said everyone would be supported by the Giants, no matter what they decided to do.

Source: NFL makes offer to players to scrap all preseason games
The players had been pushing to not play preseason games this year, and the league had been seeking to play two games instead of the usual four.

Veteran defensive end, Super Bowl champ Michael Bennett says he's retiring
Veteran defensive end Michael Bennett, a three-time Pro Bowl selection who has 69.5 career sacks and won a Super Bowl ring during his career, is retiring after 11 NFL seasons, he announced on Instagram on Tuesday.

eraser Dust

Trump gives masks his strongest endorsement yet after having downplayed them for months
"We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can't socially distance," Trump tweeted. "There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!"

Noel Gallagher says US audiences were like “unimpressed sheep” in Oasis days
“I remember looking out at this row of sheep,” Gallagher told The Times, “and they were staring blankly at me while I was singing, and they didn’t look very impressed. It certainly prepared me for audiences in America.”

2 charged after grocery store altercation in Whitefish | KECI
Dial says the police will not enforce the mask ordinance. He encourages people to file complaints with store management or the local county or city health departments.

Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard questions need for masks in bubble
"They sanitize everything," Howard said on an Instagram Live video he posted Sunday. "We're getting tested every day. So, it's not like we're around anybody that can give it to us because we all get tested together. And so, we're only around each other. We're only around everybody that's in the bubble. We don't see any outsiders. We don't have any contact with any outsiders.

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