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Tristan Enaruna comments on decision to transfer from KU basketball
After KU basketball announced sophomore wing Tristan Enaruna would be transferring out of the program, the second-year guard from the Netherlands took to social media to release a statement on his decision.
Hot Board 7.0: Top candidates emerging for Kansas' next AD
Version 7.0 update: Added to the list is one more candidate, plus the Lawrence Journal-World reported Tuesday that a week or two could be the timeline for installing a new AD.
Emmett Jones: A 'dream come true' to lead Kansas into spring practice
“He gets everybody put together,” said wideout Kwamie Lassiter. “We all want to go to war with Jones. That’s pretty much it. It’s self explanatory. If you know Jones, you know how that goes.”
Four-star point guard Bobby Pettiford is headed to the Big 12
Four-star point guard Bobby Pettiford didn't need much time to mull things over. A day after receiving a scholarship offer from Kansas head coach Bill Self, Pettiford has decided that he will be a Jayhawk.
Bill Self comments on Tristan Enaruna's transfer decision
“Tristan and I met this morning and he informed us that he will be entering the transfer portal,” said Self. “Obviously, this was a difficult finish for Tristan this year with the COVID situation and not being able to finish the season with the team. He represented himself, his teammates, our program and our university [in a] first-class [way] daily and he will be missed. His best ball is ahead of him and we all support his decision and wish him well.”
Four storylines to watch as Kansas football's spring slate begins
Spring football is back for Kansas football. The Jayhawks did not hold a spring slate last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down things from March-on. Such a thing served detrimental for a team looking to work in a new quarterback, new offense and new pieces on the offensive line — among other position groups.
Updated: KU basketball's Tristan Enaruna entering transfer portal
On Tuesday, KU's Tristan Enaruna appeared in the transfer portal, a source told 247Sports. About a minute later, his name was removed and listed as "withdrawn," which can occur because a player has chosen to take his name out of the portal or a school entered the player's name in error, a source said. However, KU basketball has since confirmed Enaruna will transfer.
Utah Jazz charter flight forced to make emergency landing after striking flock of birds
The Utah Jazz's team charter plane had to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff Tuesday afternoon after striking a flock of birds, which caused an engine fire and failure.
Referee alert after collapsing on sideline during Gonzaga-USC Elite Eight game
Official Bert Smith was alert as he was placed on a stretcher and moved off the court at Lucas Oil Stadium. The NCAA said he left the game with a medical issue. On the TBS broadcast, rules analyst Gene Steratore said Smith was feeling lightheaded and was being tended to in the locker room.
Looie Lookout: Police seek to recover minor league mascot
Police are asking "Where's Looie?" after a minor league baseball team in Tennessee reported its team mascot was stolen from its ballpark.
UCLA Bruins outlast Michigan Wolverines to reach Final Four of NCAA men's tournament
UCLA, which was one of the last four at-large teams selected to the NCAA tournament and earned an 11-seed, became the first team since VCU in 2011 to advance from the First Four to the Final Four, holding on to upset top-seeded Michigan 51-49 on Tuesday night.
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What's In President Biden's $2 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal : NPR
The $2 trillion proposal includes:
$115 billion to repair and rebuild bridges, highways and roads;
$100 billion to expand high-speed broadband across the entire country;
$100 billion to upgrade and build new schools;
and $100 billion to expand and improve power lines and spur a shift to clean energy.
Report: Rep. Matt Gaetz under investigation for sexual relationship with 17-year-old
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is under investigation by the Department of Justice for a sexual relationship he allegedly had with a 17-year-old girl, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
NYC attack on Asian woman: Brandon Elliot charged with hate crime
Police on Wednesday said a man suspected of brutally assaulting an Asian American woman in broad daylight has been arrested after surveillance video of the attack drew widespread condemnation.
New York legalizes recreational marijuana, expunges former pot convictions - ABC News
The New York state legislature formally voted to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adults and expunge the records of people previously convicted of possession.
‘No Place for a Child’: Inside the Tent Camp Housing Thousands of Migrant Children - The New York Times
Children are sleeping shoulder to shoulder in the overcrowded facility at Donna, Texas, which is now housing more than 4,000 migrants amid a new surge on the border.
Flathead Electric crews work quickly to restore power during Sunday's windstorm
She said wind speeds varied anywhere from 30-to-40 mph in the Flathead Valley with gusts up to 50 mph near West Glacier. \