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Notebook: Coach Howard Leaves for Texas

Oh, it’s no use. I’m never gonna find that tree. This whole raid was as useless as that lemon shaped rock over there

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KU basketball assistant Jerrance Howard leaving for Texas
KU basketball assistant Jerrance Howard will be departing the program, coach Bill Self announced on Tuesday. Howard, who has been on staff with KU for eight seasons, is leaving for an assistant job at Texas under Chris Beard.

Ten teams that can knock off Baylor in 2022
A college basketball season that many thought could never be successfully played due to COVID-19 came to an end on Monday night with a performance for the ages. Baylor head coach Scott Drew led his basketball team to an 86-70 victory over Gonzaga to claim the school’s first-ever men’s basketball National Championship. The Bears were one of the tournament’s No. 1 overall seeds in the field and ended up proving that ranking was an accurate one by cutting down the nets.

Notes and insight on Kansas transfer QB commit Jason Bean
Kansas' recent transfer addition of former North Texas quarterback Jason Bean should provide an athletic option in the QB room for the Jayhawks. Bean came out of Mansfield (Texas) Lake Ridge as a standout sprinter on the track, and he showed that speed when he got the chance during the 2020 season.

How new Kansas AD Travis Goff helped Northwestern football's growth
"Goff got to Northwestern in 2013 in a new position that had just been created," Brockway said. "The university started a huge fundraising campaign then and Goff oversaw the athletics aspect of it. The $270 million athletic facility on the lake was the big fundraising project that Goff took charge of when he got here, and that went far above what they were initially projecting it could be."

Mitch Lightfoot recalls dive over table at NCAA Tournament
“First of all, I thought the table was actually one of those ones that [media] usually sit at in the Fieldhouse where it’s like planted into the ground,” Lightfoot said. “I sat down on top of it and I was like, ‘OK, cool, I’m good.’ And then all of a sudden everything started moving below me and I was like, ‘Aaaaaand timber.’ I was just making sure we got that extra possession."

CBS Sports reveals Top 25 and 1 college basketball rankings for 2021-22
"Even if Ochai Agbaji moves on, Kansas should still return four starters from a team that went 9-2 in its final 11 games and advanced in the NCAA Tournament. A top-10 recruiting class will help the Jayhawks compete for the Big 12 title."

Eraser Dust

Who can win the 2021 Masters, and who has absolutely no shot
There will be limited patrons once again because of the coronavirus pandemic, and no Tiger Woods as the five-time Masters champion recovers from serious injuries suffered in a car wreck in February.

De Bruyne signs new Man City deal; Premier League leaders look to extend Sterling contract next
Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new long-term contract at Manchester City that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2025.

DeMarcus Cousins makes LA Clippers debut: 'Best shape I've been in my entire career'
Less than a minute into his first game as a member of the LA Clippers, DeMarcus Cousins maneuvered his way around Enes Kanter, tapped an offensive rebound to himself and scored on a putback right in front of a delighted Clippers owner Steve Ballmer.

Washington hires NFL's first Latina coordinator of football programs
The Washington Football Team announced Wednesday that it has hired Natalia Dorantes to serve as its coordinator of football programs, making her the first Latina to fill that role in the NFL. Dorantes also will become the third woman to have this job.

Eraser Dust

In 'close consultations with partners and allies around the world,' Biden administration will weigh 2022 Beijing Games for U.S.
The State Department said Tuesday the Biden administration is consulting with allies about a joint approach to China and its human rights record, including how to handle the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics.

Transgender youth treatment banned by Arkansas - BBC News
The bill also in effect bans doctors from providing puberty blockers, or from referring them to other providers for the treatment.

Hollywood actor arrested in alleged $227-million Ponzi scheme
Zachary J. Horwitz, a small-time actor, was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles on a federal charge that he ran a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of $227 million by touting fictitious film licensing deals with HBO, Netflix and other platforms.

Modern Day Mountain Man - Flathead Beacon
“He said, ‘Gene, we’d love to have you come down and hunt sometime with us free of charge,’” Gordner said. “Bring your flintlock and we’ll hunt a New Zealand stag.’”

Kalispell man's "Can I hit it with a hammer?" series on TikTok goes viral
“What if it was just like in like an educational TV but it’s super bad? And that was the thought in my mind. I was like, hey everybody or friends, you know, have you ever been in your Jacuzzi bathtub and thought can I hit it with a hammer?” said Schiele.

Noel Gallagher says he's hit a "purple patch" in songwriting for new album | NME
Early indications suggest that it could continue to build on the psychedelia influences of his last record, with Noel admitting that he has been experimenting with “electro shimmer pop”.

Breath of the Wild fans are trying to mount Sidon as fast as possible - Polygon
Every month, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedruns get a little stranger. Case in point, today we’ve got a new category of playthrough titled “mount%,” wherein runners try and ride every animal in the game. This includes standard creatures, like horses, but it also includes everyone’s favorite shark hunk, Sidon. After all, you do ride Sidon during a boss portion of the open-world adventure, so technically, he qualifies here too.