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Notebook: Kansas Close to Mauling Coaching Hire

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The Rock Chalkboard

NCAA says decisions in all 6 current IARP infractions cases expected in next 12 months |
In a news release, the NCAA revealed that decisions in all six cases, including the one tied to the University of Kansas men’s basketball program, are expected in the next 12 months.

KU football coaching search appears to be nearing an end, but waiting until after Saturday's spring game to announce the hire is the right move | Tale of the Tait |
No, the spring game will not be on national television or count on any kind of official record. But it is what Jones and the KU staff have been working toward for more than a month and it would be a nice gesture by KU to let them have the spotlight one last time before everything changes.

Kansas baseball splits midweek series with Sacramento State |
The Kansas baseball team used a complete performance from its pitching staff and a relentless offense to push past Sacramento State for a 6-4 win Wednesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

Former Kansas RB Pooka Williams an 'underdog' heading into NFL Draft |
“My dream’s finally becoming a reality,” Williams said recently, looking ahead to the 2021 NFL Draft.

Bits o Chalk

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson pays man who couldn't ID him $100
But on Wednesday, Jackson actually paid one lucky passerby $100 after the man thought Jackson was a wide receiver and then an offensive lineman.

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson on critical non-call - 'Gotta earn my respect'
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is second in the NBA in free throw attempts and fourth in the league in free throw attempts per game, but coach Stan Van Gundy thinks he should be shooting even more.

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper exits after taking 96.9 mph pitch to his face against St. Louis Cardinals
Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper said he was "all good" after leaving Wednesday night's win against the St. Louis Cardinals because he was hit in the face by a 96.9 mph fastball from reliever Genesis Cabrera.

Devin Booker - Phoenix Suns' playoff berth 'has been a long time coming'
Now, the Suns' star guard will finally get to experience the postseason for himself. The Suns ended the second-longest active playoff drought in the NBA when they clinched a postseason berth with a 109-101 win over the LA Clippers at Phoenix Suns Arena on Wednesday night.

Eraser Dust

Spanish TV Use Liam Gallagher's Expletive Tweet About Neymar On Live Broadcast
n fact, the former lead singer of rock band Oasis decided to brand the Brazilian an "embarrassing c***" on his official Twitter account, and called for Neymar to be sent off after one particular dive.

Biden Income Tax Hike to Hit Couples Earning Combined $510K or More
The President plans to increase the income-tax rate from 37% to 39.6% for families earning more than $509,300, and for individuals above $452,700, the official said.

How Biden’s capital gains tax hike may hit home sellers in hot markets
Wealthy Americans now paying the top capital gains rate could see a hike to 43.4%, from 23.8%. Both rates include a 3.8% levy on net investment income, created by the Affordable Care Act.

Parkline Trail hits budgeting snag | Daily Inter Lake
Bids for Kalispell’s forthcoming Parkline Trail on the reclaimed railroad bed through the city’s core are more than $1.2 million above the city’s projected cost, which prompted the Kalispell City Council on Monday to discuss options for the budget shortfall.

Noel Gallagher teases arrival of new music this week
Noel Gallagher has teased that new music is set to arrive later this week