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Assistants Drake, Jackson leaving KU football; Leipold promotes Onatolu, Peterson |
With the former position coaches leaving, Leipold promoted Taiwo Onatolu and Jordan Peterson, both of whom were senior analysts on the staff this past season. Leipold announced Peterson will serve as the defensive backs coach, while Onatolu doesn’t yet have an official title.

Kansas junior Christian Braun breaks out in Orlando, lands on all-tourney team |
Kissimmee, Fla. — Throughout the early portion of this Kansas basketball season, KU coach Bill Self said he thought junior guard Christian Braun could elevate his game to another level in a couple of key areas.

Jayhawks upbeat about KU football's future as Season 1 of Lance Leipold era concludes |
“It’s always sad, because we’re losing guys,” junior safety Kenny Logan Jr. said, while describing the scene, referring to the seniors and super-seniors who played for the last time.

Kansas big man David McCormack takes 'step in right direction' in KU's 3rd-place win over Iona |
Kissimmee, Fla. — By all-conference and All-American standards, Kansas senior David McCormack’s 13 points and five rebounds in 14 minutes on Sunday weren’t exactly eye-popping numbers.

LSU set to hire Notre Dame's Brian Kelly as next head football coach
Kelly, in his 12th season at Notre Dame, will replace Ed Orgeron, whom LSU announced on Oct. 17 would not return as coach in 2022, less than two years removed from an undefeated season and a national championship.

Lincoln Riley calls landing USC job 'surreal,' says leaving Oklahoma was tough but 'right thing'
"Wow, is this real? Unbelievable," Riley said, turning around to take in the Los Angeles skyline on one side, the Hollywood sign on the other. "It's a surreal moment, to be honest."

Hoping for return, Tiger Woods admits 'unfortunate reality' he likely won't be same player again
"I think something that is realistic is playing the Tour one day -- never full-time ever again -- but pick and choose, just like Mr. [Ben] Hogan did," Woods said during a Zoom interview with Golf Digest. "Pick and choose a few events a year and you play around that.

Jim Harbaugh to give all bonus money to Michigan Wolverines athletic department staffers who had pay cut due to COVID-19
The way Harbaugh's contract is constructed, he has the ability to earn bonuses up to $3.475 million. That includes $500,000 for winning the Big Ten East, which the Wolverines did on Saturday by beating rival Ohio State.

Omicron variant symptoms, mutations, vaccines: What you need to know
She told Reuters symptoms of the omicron variant were "very mild" and could be treated at home. These infections were first reported in university students who were younger and tended to have milder disease.

Covid looms over Biden’s presidency, once more and always - POLITICO
President Joe Biden was elected a year ago to manage an out-of-control pandemic, and he secured some undeniable early triumphs by steering a massive Covid relief bill through Congress while ramping up a vaccine distribution program to get shots into the arms of tens of millions of Americans.

Barbados Drops the Queen and Becomes a Republic - The New York Times
The island nation swore in its first president, ending nearly 400 years of British rule. Prince Charles and Rihanna were on hand to witness the ceremony.

Adam McKay Details Will Ferrell Split: I Fucked Up. It Ended Not Well | IndieWire
Ferrell told The Hollywood Reporter in October that “bandwidth” was the reason for his split from McKay, pointing to McKay’s increased producing responsibilities. The actor said, “Adam was like, ‘I want to do this, and this, and this,’ he wanted growth and a sphere of influence, and I was just like, ‘I don’t know, that sounds like a lot that I have to keep track of.’ To me, the potential of seeing a billboard, and being like: ‘Oh, we’re producing that?’ I don’t know. At the end of the day, we just have different amounts of bandwidth.”

Kindergarten educator has zest for teaching reading | Daily Inter Lake
After teaching second grade in Superior for two years, Criner found himself traveling often to Kalispell and Missoula. When he sought a new position, Cayuse Prairie School was one of the first to contact him for an interview. Taking his own advice on trying new things, he took the position.

“I never saw myself teaching kindergarten. Once I started doing it, I loved it,” he said.