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Lance Leipold comments on five Kansas staff additions from Buffalo
Lance Leipold's complete Kansas football staff was announced on Wednesday. The group is made up of five assistants from Leipold's time at Buffalo — including both coordinators — as well as five staff members who were holdovers from the Les Miles regime.

Lance Leipold talks retaining Emmett Jones, four other Kansas assistants
Lance Leipold's complete Kansas football staff was announced on Wednesday. The group is made up of five assistants from Leipold's time at Buffalo — including both coordinators — as well as five staff members who were holdovers from the Les Miles regime.

Eudora TE Jaden Hamm continuing to see offer list expand
The offer list for four-star Eudora (Kan.) TE Jaden Hamm has continued to expand. Missouri and TCU have jumped in on the 2023 talent since the start of May, while Hamm previously held offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa State, Miami (OH), Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State...

... plus, of course, Kansas and K-State, the two schools he told 247Sports were in contact with him most back in April.

Kansas football announces Lance Leipold's full coaching staff
The five new assistants are offensive coordinator (and tight ends coach) Andy Kotelnicki, quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski, offensive line coach Scott Fuchs, defensive coordinator (and safeties coach) Brian Borland and linebackers coach Chris Simpson.

ESPN's FPI picks which Big 12 teams will be bowl eligible
Last season, the Big 12 didn't put a single team in the College Football Playoff, though Oklahoma was playing well enough by the end of the season that the Sooners might have been one of the nation's four best teams. But according to ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI), the league could have multiple teams making a push toward a spot in the CFP this year.

5-star transfer Bryce Thompson to announce decision Thursday
One of the top available transfers in college basketball has set a date and time for the announcement of his decision. Former Kansas guard Bryce Thompson will make his commitment Thursday at noon. The three finalists are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa.

TyTy Washington to announce live on ESPN Wednesday
The 6-foot-3 guard made the biggest jump of any 5-star prospect, moving up 17 spots to No. 16 overall in 247Sports final 2021 rankings update last week. Washington is now the second-highest-rated uncommitted prospect in the 2021 class behind only Jaden Hardy, who will announce his decision Saturday.

Important dates to know for KU basketball players in NBA Draft process
At the moment there are two Jayhawks testing the NBA Draft waters as early entrants. Ochai Agbaji and Jalen Wilson each have declared for the NBA Draft, though both are preserving their college eligibility with the chance to return for next season.

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Buccaneers' Tom Brady to return to New England in Week 4, when all-time passing mark may be on line
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will begin their Super Bowl defense against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Kickoff Game on Thursday, Sept. 9, at Raymond James Stadium, but all eyes will be on Tom Brady's return to Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Oct. 3.

NBA creates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award
The NBA has created a new award in honor of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer and a noted civil rights activist, that will recognize a player who best embodies his strive for social justice and racial equality, the league announced Thursday.

Los Angeles Lakers unveil 2020 NBA championship banner, stay alive for top-6 spot
The Los Angeles Lakers finally unveiled the franchise's 17th NBA championship banner at Staples Center on Wednesday night, and LeBron James used the occasion to set his sights on No. 18.

Champions League final between Man City, Chelsea moved to Porto
The 2021 men's Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea, due to take place in Istanbul on May 29, has been moved to Portugal.

2021 NFL schedule winners, best matchups, win total predictions - Experts make their picks
nd the opening Monday Night Football game will see the Baltimore Ravens visit the Las Vegas Raiders.

Eraser Dust

Israel steps up Gaza offensive, kills senior Hamas figures
Israel on Wednesday pressed ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing as many as 10 senior Hamas military figures and toppling a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in airstrikes. The Islamic militant group showed no signs of backing down and fired hundreds of rockets at Israeli cities.

Biden Will Host Senate Republicans In Bid For Infrastructure Package : NPR
President Biden continues conversations with congressional Republicans on Thursday in the hopes of landing a bipartisan deal on an infrastructure package, but major hurdles persist over what items would be in the measure, and how it might be paid for

California Gov. Gavin Newsom looks to lift most of state's mask mandate in June
Californians may not have to wear a mask in most circumstances beginning in mid-June, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in an interview Wednesday.

Here's the net worth you need to have be considered wealthy in 2021
Most Americans say that to be considered “wealthy” in the U.S. in 2021, you need to have a net worth of nearly $2 million — $1.9 million to be exact.

As Trillions Flow Out the Door, Stimulus Oversight Faces Challenges - The New York Times
Lawmakers have unleashed more than $5 trillion in relief aid over the past year to help businesses and individuals through the pandemic downturn. But the scale of that effort is placing serious strain on a patchwork oversight network created to ferret out waste and fraud.

Crews break ground on Kalispell respite home | KECI
The Sunshine Factory will be open to families with children undergoing treatment at Montana Children’s hospital.

Elon Musk's Sudden Swerve on Bitcoin - The New York Times
In a sudden U-turn, Tesla stopped accepting the cryptocurrency as payment. But why?