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Notebook: Wayne Selden Mauls European Final Four

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RB Marquise Collins talks junior year goals, potential Kansas visit
"Really excited," the 2023 running back said of adding the KU offer. "My left tackle and my tight end committed there, so I was very excited. ... My family was very proud. It meant a lot to me."

Danny Manning officially introduced on Mark Turgeon's Maryland staff
"I'm thrilled to add Danny to our coaching staff," Turgeon said through a Maryland Athletics release. "I've known Danny for a long time going back to our days as teammates at Kansas and I cannot say enough about him as a coach and as a human being. He has seen it all in the game of basketball and will bring unparalleled experience to our program."

Hot board 9.0: Candidates for Kansas football's next head coach
The list has been updated to reflect two new reported candidates, as well as updates with every candidate in the top group. We've also cut a few names from the list entirely...

Wayne Selden named Final Four MVP of FIBA Europe Cup
Wayne Selden, who played for the Jayhawks from 2013 to 2016, helped guide his team — Ironi Ness Ziona — to the 2020-21 FIBA Europe Cup championship. In doing so, he received Final Four MVP honors.

Bits o Chalk

Seven women sue LSU, allege violations in how Title IX complaints were handled
Seven women filed a federal class-action lawsuit against LSU and its leadership Monday, with the university's former president and athletic director, as well as its athletic fundraising group, among those named as defendants, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by ESPN.

Liverpool announce loss of £46 million due to COVID-19 pandemic
Liverpool announced a pre-tax loss of £46 million ($64m) for the year that ended last May, with the COVID-19 crisis hitting clubs hard in the final quarter in particular, the defending Premier League champions said on Tuesday.

LeBron James rookie card sells for record $5.2 million
A 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection RPA (rookie patch autograph) parallel LeBron James card, numbered out of 23, was sold privately for $5.2 million with PWCC Marketplace. The Beckett Grading Services-graded 9 card (with a perfect 10 signature) claims the throne for most expensive basketball card, knocking off the $4.6 million one-of-one 2018-19 Panini National Treasures Luka Doncic Logoman RPA sold in March.

Golden State Warriors become first pro team to launch NFT collection
Ultimately they decided to create digital championship rings to commemorate each of the team's six NBA championships as well as digital ticket stubs from some of their most iconic games, like their win over the Memphis Grizzlies on April 13, 2016, which broke the NBA single season record for wins (73).

Eraser Dust

How a false claim about beef and Biden's climate plan spread
Abbott was retweeted by fellow Republican Gov. Brad Little, who said, “Idahoans also have beef with this agenda and for dinner!” The two governors followed in a line of conservative politicians, pundits and news outlets who spent days proudly stating their opposition to a provision of Biden’s climate plan that doesn’t exist.

Biden to Order a $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors - The New York Times
The current minimum, $10.95, has prevailed since an executive order in 2014, including adjustments in the interim for inflation.

Angry subscribers are canceling Netflix over a new show that was just announced
For those unfamiliar, Hype House is basically a collective of TikTok influencers who live together and Netflix recently inked a deal with them for an unscripted series about life in the house.

Biden committed to capital gains tax hike for rich - Axios
Why it matters: Eliminating the so-called stepped-up basis is central to Biden’s plan to find additional revenue to pay for the roughly $1.5 trillion in new spending he'll unveil during a major speech Wednesday night.

NPR affiliate reporter killed by stray bullet in Kansas City | TheHill
An NPR affiliate reporter in Kansas City is dead after being struck by what appears to be a stray bullet on Friday, KCUR reported.

Private Ambulance Service Launches in the Flathead - Flathead Beacon
Seeing the need for additional services in the valley, Verworn bought an ambulance on eBay in January and officially launched Vitalogy EMS, a private ambulance and education service, in March and hopes to begin transporting patients by mid–May.

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