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The Weekend Mauling: 4.24.2021

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The Rock Chalkboard

Photo gallery: A look inside Kansas football spring practice
Most recently, regarding the Kansas search, athletic director Travis Goff told donors he was starting a "national search" for the program's next football coach. Interim coach Emmett Jones is a candidate, Goff added.

VIP takeaways: Kansas football spring practice No. 11
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.

Source: Kansas football's Jacobi Lott enters transfer portal
On Friday, Jacobi Lott's name appeared in the transfer portal. Listed at 6-4, 324 pounds, Lott joined the Jayhawks in the class of 2018 ahead of David Beaty's final season as coach. He appeared in seven games as a redshirt-freshman in 2019 and started seven games as a sophomore in 2020.

KU basketball guard Latrell Jossell announces transfer destination
A KU basketball player in the transfer portal has found his next destination. Just one week after Kansas transfer Tyon Grant-Foster landed at DePaul, fellow 2020-21 KU newcomer Latrell Jossell also has picked a landing spot.

Meyer's Mailbag: Patrick Baldwin Jr., TyTy Washington, Kyle Cuffe Jr., and the final 2021 rankings
The latest on TyTy Washington, a former Creighton recruit, is that he is down to Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Kentucky, LSU and Oregon. His recruitment is a tough read as indicated by his Crystal Ball which has no predictions at this time. Would think that Baylor, however, is out with the commitment from James Akinjo.

Bits o Chalk

LSU Tigers banning RB Derrius Guice, firing longtime law firm
LSU, which is struggling to recover from an ongoing sexual harassment scandal that involved allegations against former coach Les Miles, is in the process of banning star running back Derrius Guice indefinitely from the athletics program, a school spokesman confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

Top prep forward Michael Foster chooses G League Ignite over Florida State, Georgia
Foster is currently the seventh-ranked high school player in the 2021 ESPN 100. The 6-foot-8 and 215-pounder chose joining the G League Ignite over his final two college choices in Florida State and Georgia or going to play professionally overseas.

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox in health and safety protocol, expected to miss 10-14 days, sources say
Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox has been placed in the league's health and safety protocols and is expected to miss at least 10-14 days, sources told ESPN on Friday.

Sources: Chiefs shipping first-round pick, 3 others to Ravens for package highlighted by Orlando Brown Jr.
In a major trade between AFC powers, the Baltimore Ravens sent Pro Bowl offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. to the Kansas City Chiefs, the teams announced Friday. The deal also gives Baltimore an additional first-round pick, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Tiger Woods posts photo of himself smiling, on crutches in Florida
The photo, which Woods posted on Instagram on Friday afternoon, is the first of Woods since he was involved in a serious one-vehicle crash on Feb. 23 in Southern California.

Eraser Dust

All 92 Best Picture Oscar Winners, Ranked
Obviously, it's completely impossible to objectively weigh 92 films made across the best part of a century, in every conceivable genre and with wildly different intentions. So, mostly, it's about whether I like them or not. Let's go!

Debris From Indonesian Submarine Is Found, Dimming Hopes of Rescue - The New York Times
Search teams from several countries had been looking for the navy vessel, which sank near Bali with 53 people aboard.

Biden Tries To Show — Not Just Tell — The World It Can Trust The U.S. Again : NPR
Biden needed to prove that the United States was committed to its relationship with the global coalition fighting climate change. To show that he knew the country had strayed before, but this time, other nations could trust that the U.S. was really serious about making it work.

Whitefish show gives audiences an intimate look at songwriting
Falling through Space is an intimate look for audiences into songwriting, written by Eric Krop, who starred in the Broadway revival of Godspell and he performed on ABC'S I Can See Your Voice.

Lawmakers brace for bitter fight over Biden tax plan | TheHill
Lawmakers are bracing for a bitter fight over tax increases President Biden is expected to propose in the coming days, which he says are necessary to pay for trillions in infrastructure and family support bills.

Caitlyn Jenner says she'll run for governor, is slammed on Twitter
Caitlyn Jenner confirmed rumors she intends to run for governor of California to replace Gavin Newsom in the recall election.

Kalispell lawmaker promotes false vaccine conspiracy theory | Daily Inter Lake
"It's still requiring an employee to put something into their bodies in order to be employed. That's crazy," Regier said. "What's next? I've read articles about putting a little chip in with the vaccine. There you got, right there — so what if that is federally approved and the employer requires that?"