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Media, fans react to retirement of former KU coach Roy Williams
Of course, current KU coach Bill Self took over the program after Williams departed for North Carolina following the 2003 National Championship game. Reflecting on his departure back in May of 2020, Williams called the decision to leave Kansas a career "low point," saying "there's no question" it was an incredibly difficult decision to leave.

KU basketball coach Bill Self comments on Roy Williams' retirement
Former KU basketball coach and current UNC program leader Roy Williams made the decision to retire on Thursday, as was announced by the University of North Carolina. Williams, of course, was the predecessor to Bill Self at Kansas. He reached four Final Fours in his decade-and-a-half with the Jayhawks.

New Kansas OL Colin Grunhard talks transfer from Notre Dame
“Being in Lawrence is nothing new to me,” Grunhard said, addressing media for the first time as a member of the Jayhawks. “My dad had a condo here when he coached here, so I was up here almost every weekend in the fall. I used to go to KU basketball games on school nights, too. It’s good to be back in Lawrence. I have a lot of friends from high school still here. ... It’s been a great transition so far, having a lot of fun.”

Kansas football's Kenny Logan has unfinished business in 2021
“I just had to show that I was loyal to the program,” Logan said. “I came here for a reason and that was to change this program. I had to start from the bottom and continue to work to get to the top.”

Eraser Dust

Rian Johnson Star Wars Movies Less Likely After Knives Out Deal
And while a $450 million Netflix deal makes it seem less likely those Star Wars movies Johnson swears are still coming might actually be coming, fans of his work in The Last Jedi have to feel at least a little validated right now. A filmmaker with talent and vision just closed a $450 million deal to make original genre movies. And that’s freaking awesome.

Bez says that Shaun Ryder and Noel Gallagher have recorded a future "Number One" together | NME
“No. I don’t think we’ll ever do any new music because we’ve got that thing like Oasis with a brotherly relationship going on [between Shaun and his brother bandmate Paul Ryder] so for that reason, I don’t think they’ll be any new Mondays music any time soon,” he replied.

Dave Grohl to star as the villain in new James Bond movie — Kerrang!
The movie has been marred by delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, having originally been slated for release in November 2019, and now the decision has been made to reshoot certain scenes with the Foos frontman, starring as Grohlfinger – the musical side-kick to Rami Malek’s Lyutsifer Safin.

Taiwan train crash: Derailment north of Hualien kills 51 people - CNN
A busy passenger train carrying 490 people has derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan, killing at least 51 and injuring dozens more, authorities said.

Derek Chauvin trial live: George Floyd restraint 'could've ended': Cop
"When Mr. Floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended their restraint," said David Pleoger, a sergeant who had authority to review use of force complaints in the precinct where former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin worked.

Feds looking at alleged payments Rep. Matt Gaetz made to women and online solicitation: Sources - ABC News
The federal investigation targeting Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz is specifically looking into whether he and an associate in his home state of Florida provided cash or others things of value to women they had sex with after connecting online, The New York Times first reported Thursday evening and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News.

GOP Looks To Make Gains In Key Suburbs, With Trump Gone : NPR
Driven by demographic change and increasing diversity, the political leanings of the suburbs have shifted. In many areas, those shifts accelerated in recent years, because a large number of suburban voters disliked Donald Trump. On top of that, a lot of them are turned off by a GOP that has fully embraced Trump-style populism and grievance, and an eagerness to put culture wars front and center.