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Bill Self gives update on David McCormack's recovery timetable
David McCormack's 2020-21 season came with some ups and downs. However, the finish to the Jayhawks' campaign — the season ended in the Round of 32 at the hands of USC — certainly did not bring out the best in the KU basketball big man. There were a few reasons for that.

The top 10 NBA Draft decisions to watch
The end of the college basketball season tips off the player movement carousel in earnest, and not just via the NCAA transfer portal. With the NBA and NCAA allowing players to enter the draft initially without an agent while still having the opportunity to withdraw and return to school, more players than ever test the professional waters.

KU basketball lands Drake transfer Joseph Yesufu
On Wednesday, Drake guard Joseph Yesufu announced a commitment to the University of Kansas. Yesufu is coming off a sophomore season in which he averaged 12.8 points per game but emerged as a star at the end of the year.

How KU basketball will proceed with open assistant coaching spot
KU basketball has a spot to fill on its coaching staff following the departure of assistant Jerrance Howard to Texas. Howard accepted a spot on Chris Beard's new staff, making way for an assistant opening under Bill Self.

Kansas AD Travis Goff 'open-minded' about football coaching position
After arriving in Lawrence, part of Travis Goff's itinerary involved stopping by a Kansas football practice. The new Kansas AD, fresh off a plane ride from Evanston, went to see the Jayhawks' football program, currently under the direction of interim coach Emmett Jones.

2023 CB Jaylon Braxton learned from former Kansas football DBs
"On my little league team, they called me 'Lockdown,'" Jaylon Braxton recalled to Phog.net. "It was back in like the fifth or sixth grade. I've always been a cover corner, man-to-man. And I'm always going to be guarding the No. 1 receiver every game.

Bits o Chalk

Arizona Wildcats fire men's basketball coach Sean Miller
The school announced Wednesday that Miller, who had one year left on his contract, was leaving the program, and that associate head coach Jack Murphy will serve as interim head coach. Arizona also said it would honor the terms of Miller's existing contract.

Swansea to boycott social media platforms for one week in fight against racism
A club statement read: "Swansea City has chosen to take a club-wide stance in the battle against abuse and discrimination of all forms on social media.

USWNT's Megan Rapinoe slams Draymond Green comments on women's sports: 'It's really unfortunate'
"That's frustrating that's the take you have. You obviously showed your whole ass in not even understanding what we all talk about all the time -- WNBA players and us on the national team. Like what Sue [Bird] said, you tagged the wrong people. You don't think we asked for more money? I mean, what are we screaming about? Nonstop!

Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant perfect from field in return, fuels rout of Pelicans
After missing almost two months because of a left hamstring strain, Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant quieted any lingering doubts about his health as the playoffs near: He looked like the same superstar he has always been.

Eraser Dust

Why We Are (And Should Be) Talking About Voting Rights Right Now | FiveThirtyEight
But understanding the effects of laws like Georgia’s is complicated. There’s not really solid evidence one way or the other that this law will hurt Democrats or help Republicans. It’s also a point that elides a more fundamental one: If one party increasingly supports anti-democratic measures, does anything else outweigh that?

AI tech studied Kurt Cobain to create a ‘new’ Nirvana song, and it… kinda rocks
As part of the Lost Tapes of the 27 Club, a project that is using artificial intelligence to create new music in the style of famous musicians who died at the age of 27, the "new" Nirvana song “Drowned in the Sun” was born. The Lost Tapes of the 27 Club zeroes in on famous musicians whose lives were cut short, talents like Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse and of course Cobain, and uses AI to analyze dozens of an artist’s songs to create something new and original in their trademark style.

Manchin: 'No circumstance' in which I'll vote to eliminate filibuster
"The filibuster is a critical tool to protecting that input and our democratic form of government. That is why I have said it before and will say it again to remove any shred of doubt: There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster," Manchin wrote.

Community of Inclusion - Flathead Beacon
For some individuals living in the margins of Montana, and especially for those who identify as gay or transgender, that spirit of affirmation and inclusion feels evasive, if not downright oppressive, in the current political climate. With Republican majorities in all three chambers of state government, several GOP lawmakers representing districts in the Flathead Valley have introduced a slate of controversial bills targeting transgender youth and LGBTQ individuals.

Under The Big Sky Festival returns to Whitefish in July | Daily Inter Lake
After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the festival returns with a power-packed slate of talent that includes big-name performers such as EmmyLou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and many others.

Prison sentence for Iowa face mask fight raises questions about mandatory minimums
A Des Moines man accused of starting a fight after being confronted over wearing his face mask incorrectly has been convicted of a felony and faces a mandatory 10 years in prison, as first reported by Iowa Capital Dispatch.

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