The Rock Chalkboard
Emmett Jones, Kansas players give first look at new offense
“[DeBord] really made it easy for everyone, from the O-line to the quarterback,” said wideout Kwamie Lassiter. “At the end of the day, it’s just a different language from a different coach. It’s football, the same routes, the same everything.”
Nate Betts talks position change, taking extra season at Kansas
“We [were] kind of short in linebackers last season and I kind of wanted to help the team out more,” Betts recalled. “I asked the coaches around to see what position they felt like is best for me, my body type and the way I play, my skill set.”
Details, salary, buyout for Bill Self's 'lifetime contract'
“I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Chancellor Girod, [interim AD] Kurt Watson, and the rest of the leadership at KU for their belief and faith in me to provide this lifetime contract,” Self said. “Every day, I am reminded just how fortunate I am to lead this storied program and there truly is no place else I would rather be. As we continue to work through the challenges facing our program, we look forward to moving ahead and focusing on our bright future.”
Coach Bill Self comments on receiving 'lifetime contract' from KU basketball
Essentially, Self has signed a five-year extension that automatically will add one year at the conclusion of each season. That will take place for the remainder of his career, KU Athletics announced.
KU basketball signs coach Bill Self to 'lifetime contract' extension
“Bill Self has meant a tremendous amount to the University of Kansas and our entire Lawrence community throughout his 18 seasons,” said Kurt Watson, who currently holds the interim AD spot at KU. “He has changed the lives of so many young men that have played for him throughout his nearly 30 years as a head coach. I have known Bill for many years, but working closely with him over the past few weeks in my current role has shown me even more so on a daily basis how deeply he cares about this program.”
Bits o Chalk
Houston Police investigating report concerning Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson
"As with any allegation, the Houston Police Department is now conducting an investigation and will not comment further during the investigative process," the department said in a statement. It did not specify what Watson is being accused of in the complaint.
MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia voting law
Major League Baseball announced Friday that it is moving the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to a new Georgia law that has civil rights groups concerned about its potential to restrict voting access for people of color.
Los Angeles Lakers' Marc Gasol frustrated with role since Andre Drummond's arrival
Los Angeles Lakers center Marc Gasol admitted Friday night that he has been questioning his place on the team since Andre Drummond was added from the buyout market last weekend.
Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots 85%, scores 47 in rout of Portland Trail Blazers
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 47 points while missing just three shots as the Milwaukee Bucks snapped the Portland Trail Blazers' four-game winning streak with a 127-109 victory Friday night.
Golden State Warriors suffer 'humiliating' 53-point loss to Toronto Raptors
The Golden State Warriors suffered one of the most "humiliating" losses in franchise history Friday night during a 53-point defeat at the hands of the Toronto Raptors -- a team that came into the game having lost 13 of its past 14 games.
Arizona Wildcats stun UConn Huskies to make first women's NCAA tournament championship game
UConn went into the Final Four on Friday night as the heavy favorites, with the player of the year and a championship pedigree
A Thriving Downtown Kalispell - Flathead Beacon
As spring inspires us to emerge from our own variations of winter hibernation, I encourage you to walk up and down the sidewalks of downtown Kalispell, and see the new businesses that have recently opened or have continued to be your longstanding favorites like Norm’s News and Imagination Station. And, although the newest decadent sweet spot isn’t located exactly downtown, if you haven’t checked out The Spot you have no idea what you’re missing. Pro tip: get a donut from The Spot and then walk around downtown while your taste buds explode with delight.
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