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Notebook: Kansas Ready For Eastern Washington

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KU Jayhawks basketball vs. EWU Eagles: Game prediction, TV | The Kansas City Star
• Interior scoring: Led by Big Sky player of the year Tanner Groves, Eastern Washington ranks third nationally in efficiency on post-up attempts, according to Synergy.

Bubble Talk with Bill Self
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David McCormack arrives in Indianapolis, can practice with Kansas
Kansas forward David McCormack has made it to Indianapolis and will officially practice with the Jayhawks before their Saturday NCAA Tournament game, head coach Bill Self told reporters on Friday. McCormack’s status had previously been in question after he previously tested positive for COVID-19.

Report: Former Oklahoma DL Marquis Anderson killed in shooting
According to KSAT 12 News, 30-year-old Matthew Goetz is facing a manslaughter charge in connection with the fatal shooting. Per the report, police were called to the 16800 block of Showdown Path around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, where they found Goetz tending to Anderson, who had been shot in the abdomen.

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Oral Roberts vs. Ohio State - Game Summary - March 19, 2021 - ESPN
Get a summary of the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. Ohio State Buckeyes basketball game

Spectators from abroad to be barred from Tokyo Olympics
"In order to give clarity to ticket holders living overseas and to enable them to adjust their travel plans at this stage, the parties on the Japanese side have come to the conclusion that they will not be able to enter into Japan at the time of the Olympic and Paralympic Games," the Tokyo organizing committee said in a statement.

NCAA's Dan Gavitt apologizes to women's basketball teams for disparity in NCAA weight-training facilities
NCAA vice president for basketball Dan Gavitt apologized Friday in a video conference with media, acknowledging the NCAA fell short in regard to the large disparity in weight-training facilities in particular at the men's and women's tournaments in Indianapolis and San Antonio, respectively. He also said he hopes the ensuing furor, which was publicized on social media, helps the NCAA do a better job with internal communication.

Source -- Ohio State reaches out to police after E.J. Liddell received threatening tweets following NCAA tournament loss
Another fan wrote to Liddell: "You are such a f---ing disgrace. Don't ever show your face at Ohio State. We hate you. I hope you die I really do."

eraser dust

AAPI Leaders Define Actions For Biden To Take Against Hate : NPR
Even before the deadly shootings at spas in the Atlanta area killed six women of Asian descent, President Biden had taken steps to address the recent surge of violence against Asians and Asian Americans by making forceful statements against hate and harassment, banning the federal government from employing the sort of "inflammatory and xenophobic" language used by his predecessor and tasking senior administration leaders to hold "listening sessions" with community leaders and advocates.

GOP warns HR 1 could be 'absolutely devastating for Republicans' - ABC News
H.R. 1, known as the For the People Act, seeks to abolish hurdles to voting, reform the role of money in politics and tighten federal ethics rules. Among the key tenets of the bill to overhaul the nation's election system: allowing for no-excuse mail voting, at least 15 days of early voting, automatic voter registration and restoring voting rights to felons who have completed their prison sentences.

Scientists may have figured out how SARS-CoV-2 jumped from animals to humans |
Now, there's been a break in the case. A member of a World Health Organization (WHO) investigative team told NPR earlier this week that they believe southern Chinese wildlife farms were most likely the source of the outbreak; they noted that the Chinese government shut down these farms in February 2020. Although the team's findings are expected to be released within the next two weeks, members are sharing their main takeaways now. They suspect these wildlife farms were the spot in which the SARS-CoV-2 virus spilled over from a bat into another animal before entering human beings.

Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Management Plan Finalized - Flathead Beacon
Potential management actions include expanding shuttle service along the entire Sun Road; implementing a partial parking permit system at popular locations like Logan Pass, St. Mary and the Virginia Falls Trailhead, as well as prohibiting overnight parking (thus preventing people from parking and going for a multiday excursion in the backcountry while taking up valuable parking lot space); constructing new parking lots on the east and west sides of the park; improving and adding trails and adding additional bathrooms in popular areas; improving services for bikers, including the addition of bike racks; during peak visitation, turning part of the Avalanche Creek Campground into additional parking; and extending visitor hours at the Apgar and St. Mary visitor centers.