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The Rock Chalkboard

Analysis: Remy Martin's pending NBA Draft decision looms large for KU
he Kansas basketball roster is now full, pending NBA Draft announcements. At a glance, a roster that could have been in the top 10 is now decidedly a top-five group. Kansas has veteran guard play combined with intriguing young talent. The wings are battle tested, and David McCormack, a second-team All-Big 12 selection last year, will be in his senior season with a stable of big men behind him.

Jay Bilas lists top 10 college basketball teams during his time as a broadcaster
Taking to his Twitter account, Bilas listed his Top 10 college basketball teams, but only within the period of him covering the sport as a broadcaster. Let’s dive into the famed analyst’s list.

Report: Kansas lands Arizona State transfer guard Remy Martin
“He's a great kid, great kid,” Sun Devils coach Bobby Hurley told local reporters after the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. “Outstanding family. Loyal to the program. Ultimate competitor. Friends. A guy that has humility, that competes, that makes big plays, that embodies my personality for playmaking and playing with passion and loving the game.”

2023 QB Avery Johnson talks dual-threat style, in-state recruitment
"The best part of my game I definitely think is just being able to be effective outside the pocket," Johnson told Phog.net. "Whenever I get outside the pocket I can make plays and throw off platform. ... That's definitely to a plus to have."

Kansas AD Travis Goff details process of hiring Lance Leipold
"Thursday night some things were happening," Leipold said. "Things were progressing through representation and things through the evening. I was staying up late. I missed most of the [NFL] Draft doing those things. And then I went to bed, and they said to expect a call. And it kind of went from there."

Bits o Chalk

Trainer Bob Baffert suspended from entering Medina Spirit, other horses at Belmont Park
Bob Baffert was suspended Monday from entering horses at New York racetracks, pending an investigation into Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit's failed postrace drug test.

Columbus adds 'Crew' back to official team name after fan backlash
The Columbus organization announced details of the initial rebrand on May 10, after word of the project leaked the previous weekend. Among the changes were the new logo and that the nickname Crew was being dropped from the official team name. Instead, the team was to be referred to as Columbus SC. At the time, Bezbatchenko insisted that the idea was to accentuate the name of the city.

New York Mets' Kevin Pillar bloodied by fastball to face as injury troubles grow
Rojas said the team will find out more about Pillar's injury on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Pillar tweeted that he was "doing fine."

NBA playoffs 2021 - Everything you need to know about the 20 teams in the mix
And yes, that is not a typo: The defending champion Lakers are in fact fighting for their postseason lives in the play-in tournament. If they can make it into the field, a healthy LeBron James and Anthony Davis could make the Lakers one of the most dangerous No. 7 or No. 8 seeds in NBA history.

Eraser Dust

'We don't deserve this': 10-year-old girl reflects on destruction in Gaza City
Nadeen Abed al Lateef has witnessed more violence at 10 years of age than most people have in a lifetime, and as Israel and Hamas exchange the most intense rounds of fire since the 2014 war in Gaza, the child has a message for America: “We’re just dying.”

Oasis Reunion Would Be ‘Compromise’ for Noel Gallagher
“People ask me that question on a daily basis,” Gallagher recently said on Australian TV show The Project. “I can only say to you that I just don't feel like it. When you're in a band, it's an absolute compromise. ... I don't think I could come up with an idea and then run it by four people and then, six weeks later, somebody knocks it back because their cat's got a cough. … I like to march to the beat of my own drum.”

Kalispell Superintendent Reflects on Unprecedented School Year - Flathead Beacon
The initial two-week statewide school closure ballooned to the rest of the semester. As Hill scrambled to navigate an unprecedented situation, he was effectively working two jobs, finishing out his principal duties at Glacier High School while taking the reins as district head, even if his contract didn’t technically start until July.

Farm Hands director on front line of battling hunger in the Flathead | Daily Inter Lake
Boyer said when she moved to Whitefish in 1994, she spent several seasons as a ski bum, lamenting how back then she could afford to work on Big Mountain for minimum wage and still afford her apartment. She spent a lot of time on the mountain, but said she has always been interested in community activism and was passionate about the local food system

Kalispell officials break down proposed $104 million budget | KECI
Russell broke down a few of the projects and their anticipated costs. He said $8 million is set aside for the CORE Area Trail project, $9 million for a couple water treatment plant projects, another $9 million for an elevated water tank and well project.

Shrek at 20: an unfunny and overrated low for blockbuster animation | Animation in film | The Guardian
Twenty years later, that flushing sound seems to signify the moment when blockbuster animation circled the drain. Shrek is a terrible movie. It’s not funny. It looks awful. It would influence many unfunny, awful-looking computer-animated comedies that copied its formula of glib self-reference and sickly sweet sentimentality. Three of those terrible movies were sequels to Shrek and one was a spin-off with a sequel in the works. The curse has eased but not lifted.