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The Rock Chalkboard

2023 QB Parker Leise talks Kansas offer, contact with coaches
Parker Leise has quite the background when it comes to the sport of football. His father, Daryl Leise, was a tight end at Nebraska, and there was already a strong pull to the game when he was playing in third and fourth grade, he said.

VIP takeaways: Kansas football spring practice No. 2
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.

WATCH: KU basketball signee KJ Adams wins HS slam dunk contest
KJ Adams, a 6-7, 180-pound forward out of the Austin, Texas, area, showed out at the event, which was aired on Easter Sunday. Adams is the No. 71-ranked player in the class of 2021 per the 247Sports Composite, which also lists him as the No. 15 power forward and No. 5 player out of Texas.

Kansas football players enjoying energy of program under Emmett Jones
While there still is some uncertainty surrounding the head coaching position at KU, which is currently in the hands of interim coach Emmett Jones, reports from the start of camp largely have been positive. In fact, one word has popped up again and again in media sessions: energy.

2022 TE Houston Thomas announces Kansas football commitment
"It was really just coach [Joshua] Eargle and the whole coaching staff, like the constant text messages and letters," Thomas said. "They really just showed a lot of love for me, and they really believed in me. That was a big part of my decision, their trust in me to play the game at a high level."

Top six for for Florida WR Marcus Peterson
Peterson says he'll be at the Florida State spring game next weekend. Pittsburgh is on the docket for June 4, UCF the following weekend and either Kansas or Miami for June 18.

Evaluating KU signee Zach Clemence, commit Gradey Dick at Nationals
The Jayhawks had a 2021 signee (four-star big man Zach Clemence) and 2022 commit (four-star wing Gradey Dick) reach the championship game for No. 2 Sunrise Christian, while TyTy Washington, a KU target at point guard, made it to the semifinal round with No. 4 AZ Compass Prep.

Bits o Chalk

Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry searching for answers after losing 7 of past 8 games
"It's tough," Curry said, when asked about how his younger teammates are dealing with all the losing. "Keep it real; we all had higher expectations for where we were supposed to be this season. And guys want to outperform; when they go out there, they want to exceed the expectations for themselves, for the coaching staff, whatever it is. And when it doesn't happen, it's frustrating.

Jordan Spieth - 'Monumental' to end drought with victory at Texas Open
Jordan Spieth tapped in for par to win the British Open for his third major and 11th victory in just five years on the PGA Tour. He never imagined he would go 1,351 days before he felt that way again.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis tweets anti-Asian slur, apologizes
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis sent a tweet containing an anti-Asian slur Sunday night, and he has since apologized, saying he did not realize the term's deeply hurtful meaning.

How Haley Jones helped Stanford win the 2021 NCAA women's basketball championship
It was worth the wait. Twenty-nine years after winning its last NCAA title, Stanford is a national champion again. The Cardinal held off Arizona 54-53 on Sunday in San Antonio, with Wildcats star guard Aari McDonald missing a shot just before the buzzer.

Eraser Dust

US Coronavirus: There could be one big difference in another Covid-19 surge in the US: Who will be most affected - CNN
Experts say Covid-19 vaccinations in the US are going extremely well -- but not enough people are yet protected and the country may be at the start of another surge.

Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law - The New York Times
Companies like Delta are caught between Democrats focused on social justice and populist Republicans. They face major political consequences no matter what they do.

Noel Gallagher claims he's 'lost respect' for Damon Albarn as feud between Oasis and Blur rages on | Daily Mail Online
In the clips, the Oasis star, 53, explained he had 'lost respect' for Damon, also 53, after the latter 'taunted' him and fuelled the iconic Brit-pop bands' feud by refusing not to book shows in the same town despite fan clashes.

Hunter Biden on his struggles with substance abuse and relationship with brother's widow - CBS News
The son of President Biden opens up about the loss of his brother, Beau; his abuse of drugs and alcohol; and becoming the center of an election-year firestorm launched by his father's political opponents.

Kalispell man dies in Friday night vehicle crash
Montana Highway Patrol reports that a 39-year-old Kalispell man died Friday night after a car crash southwest of Kalispell.

Real estate couple introduces cutting-edge franchise | Daily Inter Lake
Lauri and Jeff Wilson recently opened a Flathead Valley franchise of the nationwide agency and are excited to introduce the cutting-edge company to the area’s booming real estate market.