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The Rock Chalkboard

Who is Cam Martin? Get to know KU basketball's latest commit
Even taking away that Martin had been playing (dominating, to be more precise) at the D-II level for the last three seasons, he had put out a list of finalists just four days earlier. On it? Some impressive schools like Creighton, Georgetown, Texas and UNLV. But it was March 27, and the Jayhawks were not yet fully on his radar.

Hot Board 8.0: Top candidates emerging for Kansas' next AD
Version 8.0 update: The list of finalists has been updated as news may be coming soon on the AD front.

A look inside the Kansas QB room as spring practice kicks off
Kansas football had a position to fill when Les Miles departed the program last month. After the Jayhawks filled the interim coaching position — that, of course, went to Emmett Jones — there was the matter of promoting another staff member to be an assistant, even if just for the short-term.

KU basketball big man Gethro Muscadin to transfer
“We recruited Gethro to come in and be a contributor for us over time,” Self said. “He certainly got better daily during practice and was a terrific practice player. With the rules being such, with guys getting the year back, Gethro sees it's in his best interest to look into some other opportunities and we totally support and agree with that decision.”

VIP takeaways: Kansas football spring practice No. 1
Kansas football's spring practice slate is underway. Normally, we'd have the chance to check out practices in person for about an hour or so a few times a week, but that obviously has not been the case this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

KU basketball lands D-II All-American grad transfer Cam Martin
"Dear [Missouri Southern] family, it has been an unbelievable three years being able to honor and represent Missouri Southern State University," Martin said. "With this being said, I am super excited to announce that I will be attending the University of Kansas next year. I am honored to be able to represent a University with so much amazing tradition. ... [T]o be able to play in front of Jayhawk nation is a dream come true. I can't wait to get started."

Why Kwamie Lassiter, Kyron Johnson chose to return for extra year
Kwamie Lassiter and Kyron Johnson didn’t have to return to KU football. The Jayhawks were coming off a winless season and bottomed out in numerous categories in the Big 12 ranks. However, the two seniors took advantage of the extra year of eligibility provided to all players due to the COVID-19 pandemic and became a part of a new era in Lawrence — one that still is clouded with uncertainty.

Bits o Chalk

President Joe Biden calls no limit on fans for opening game at Texas Rangers' ballpark 'not responsible'
President Joe Biden, speaking the night before major league ballparks reopen to fans throughout the country, stressed the importance of wearing masks and continuing to abide by health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, calling it "a mistake" for the Texas Rangers to open their stadium at full capacity for Opening Day.

Utah Jazz players on flight feared 'this might really be the end,' Jordan Clarkson says
"For a good 10 or 15 minutes, I think all of us on that flight were questioning if we were going to be here today," Jazz point guard Mike Conley said after Wednesday night's 111-107 road win over the Memphis Grizzlies. "That's how serious it was for us. I can't speak for everybody, but I know that guys were trying to text family just in case, you know? It was that kind of situation."

Detectives find cause of Tiger Woods crash but won't reveal it, citing privacy concerns
The Los Angeles County sheriff says detectives have determined what caused Tiger Woods to crash his SUV last month in Southern California but would not release details Wednesday, citing unspecified privacy concerns for the golf star.

Survey - ADs say compensating athletes would make it harder to comply with Title IX rules
"Sharing revenue with student-athletes is not feasible. That only works if universities are then absolved of Title IX requirements," one AD wrote in the survey. "Football revenue supports women's golf, women's tennis, women's softball, women's volleyball, women's soccer, women's track and field on this campus."

Eraser Dust

Biden infrastructure plan: 4 charts show where the money would go
President Joe Biden on Wednesday introduced a sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs package that looks to reshape the American economy and make the most significant domestic U.S. investments in generations.

Ever Given crew may face house arrest in Suez Canal probe
The Indian crew of the gigantic container ship that was freed after running aground in the Suez Canal may be placed under house arrest – and also could face criminal charges for the mishap, according to a report.

Atlanta, Colorado mass shootings expose lax gun laws, loopholes
Back-to-back mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado underscore how loopholes and weak restrictions in gun laws enabled both suspects to get quick access to their weapons of choice in attacks that left 18 people dead.

TikTok users have discovered a creepy ‘ghost town’ of abandoned mansions in Missouri: ‘I’m scared’
“Have you ever seen a subdivision full of abandoned mansions?” @carriejernigan1 asks at the start of her clip.

Inside the 'Lord of the Flies' factionalism now plaguing Trumpland - POLITICO
But inside Trump World, the episode sparked a game of whodunit over who had the audacity to abuse the confidential donor list, with GOP sources speculating that a pair of ex-Trump campaign hands were working to amass a donor profile of their own. And it added to the cold war that has broken out between competing factions that are seeking to capitalize on their time with Trump to score new business and political clients.

Can I still spread the coronavirus after I'm vaccinated?
It’s possible. Experts say the risk is low, but are still studying how well the shots blunt the spread of the virus.

2 hospitalized after Idaho State Police say Kalispell man drove wrong way on I-90 | KECI
Two people were injured after a Kalispell man drove the wrong way on I-90 near Post Falls, Idaho and collided with another vehicle.

Tester touts COVID relief during Kalispell visit | Daily Inter Lake
Doherty said a PPP loan helped Kalispell Brewing retain its seven full-time employees throughout the pandemic, even as the supply chain was disrupted and the downtown taproom — which generates about 75% of the company's sales — was forced to close for two months and then limit capacity to mitigate the spread of the virus. The additional support from the American Rescue Plan, she said, will help keep the business financially stable.