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Report: Four coaches getting most attention in Kansas coaching search
The Kansas Jayhawks have been without a head football coach for almost two months after parting ways with Les Miles March 8, but they could be close to a new hire. According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, Buffalo’s Lance Leipold, Army’s Jeff Monken, Louisiana Tech’s Skip Holtz and Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko are the four names that have received the most attention for the job. CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd has since confirmed Rittenberg’s report, listing all four of those names and adding that Leipold and Monken are the favorites. Dodd believes there could be a decision that comes in the next 24-48 hours.

Kansas players focusing on practice as coaching search winds down
Talk to a Kansas football player in the midst of the spring slate, and they'll give you a similar message. More likely than not — when you ask about the coaching search, at least — you'll get an answer that redirects to things on the field.

VIP takeaways: Kansas football spring practice No. 12
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.

Top ten ranked Kijani Wright has seven schools in mind
With his high school and summer season in full effect, Kijani Wright has made the next move in the direction of ending his recruitment. The five-star forward announced his list of top seven schools this evening. Arkansas, Kansas, Florida State, Michigan State, Stanford, Texas, and USC all made the cut for the top ten ranked prospect.

Kansas football players noticing increased talent level on roster
The Jayhawks brought in a group of eight first-semester scholarship freshmen, of which three players — defensive backs Jacobee Bryant, OJ Burroughs and Jayson Gilliom — have been mentioned regularly as practice standouts.

Bits o Chalk

Controversial high school football coach Rush Propst won't have contract renewed in Valdosta, Georgia, after recruiting allegations
The GHSA investigation was the result of comments made by Propst on a secretly recorded conversation he had with former booster club executive director Michael "Nub" Nelson in May, in which Propst indicated he needed "funny money" to help pay for living expenses for players' families who wanted to move to Valdosta.

Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul fight rescheduled for June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
Five-time world champion Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring to face YouTube sensation-turned-boxer Logan Paul at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on June 6 on Showtime pay-per-view and Fanmio, it was announced Tuesday night.

Brooklyn Nets first in Eastern Conference to clinch playoff berth
"It's great," first-year Nets coach Steve Nash said of securing a place in the playoffs. "I think we have our eyes on bigger things, but it's a nice first step to clinch a berth. For this group, facing all we've faced, to be in this position with 10 games left is very positive."

Antonio Brown re-signing with Tampa Bay Buccaneers on one-year contract, agent says
Wide receiver Antonio Brown is re-signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year contract, his agent told NFL Network on Wednesday.

Eraser Dust

Falcon and Winter Soldier's Malcolm Spellman on Lemar's Fate
In Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Karli Morgenthau and the Flag-Smashers are at odds with John Walker and his fellow soldier, Lemar Hoskins. Showrunner Malcolm Spellman recently discussed the implications of the big Marvel fight.

President Joe Biden to propose American Families Plan with paid leave
President Joe Biden will propose a sweeping $1.8 trillion plan Wednesday for national paid family leave, universal pre-kindergarten, free community college and subsidized child care in what would be a dramatic federal expansion of the social safety net for families and children.

The No. 1 emerging property market in America isn’t in Texas or Florida — you may never even have heard of it - MarketWatch
Top of the list was Coeur d’Alene, a city of some 44,000 people located amid the mountains of northwestern Idaho, just across the border from Spokane, Wash.

Planning Board Approves Lake Five Dock, Swim Platform - Flathead Beacon
At a meeting on April 14 that stretched nearly five hours, the Flathead County Planning Board voted to forward a positive recommendation to the county commission for new construction at a controversial Lake Five property.

Complaints pile up in Kalispell School Board dispute | Daily Inter Lake
The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices has found nine current Kalispell Public School board trustees in violation of campaign finance practice laws for failure to register with the commissioner in a timely manner in past school elections and the upcoming May 4 election.