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Notebook: A Look at a Busy Weekend for Kansas Sports

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Baseball - Jayhawks open Big 12 Championship against No. 6 TCU
Kansas (29-26, 11-13 Big 12) faces No. 6 TCU (39-14, 16-8 Big 12) for the fourth time this season, having played three games in Fort Worth, Texas, to open up conference play.

Emmett Jones reflects on interim coaching stint with Kansas football
Emmett Jones was a candidate, athletic director Travis Goff said, when the Jayhawks were seeking out their new head coach. Jones, named as the program's interim coach after some 20 players campaigned for his appointment on social media, had aspirations of taking over the program, though the search ultimately ended with Lance Leipold in the coach's seat.

Big 12 Baseball Tournament 2021: Bracket, schedule, how to watch
The bracket is officially set for the 2021 Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament following a wild final day of conference play. The action will get underway on Tuesday from Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The biggest question facing each top 10 team for 2022
The 2020-21 college basketball season was a strange one, though the teams did push through a fun NCAA Tournament and give fans a real ending. And while that segued into the wildest transfer market in history, things are starting to slow down just enough that contending teams are starting to take shape.

Kansas' new coordinators explain what it's like working under Lance Leipold
“He’s great as a big-picture thinker,” said Kotelnicki. “He’s good at connecting the puzzle pieces. Offensively, we talk about complementary offense. You have plays that complement one another. He views that from a personnel standpoint really, really well.”

Kansas football lands 2021 long snapper Will Boatner
Kansas has added a commitment from a walk-on in the class of 2021. Long snapper Will Boatner has committed to Kansas, he tells Boatner, who later announced the news on Saturday, had walk-on invitations to KU and Middle Tennessee State before announcing for the Jayhawks.

NY2LA Lone Star Invitational: Big time performers, visit news and stock boosters
Where is upwardly mobile guard Anthony Black from the class of 2022 planning to visit? How did point guard Arterio Morris look as he makes a push to cement status as a five-star guy in the same class?

Lakers' guard Ben McLemore involved in car accident after play-in game
TMZ Sports says a field sobriety test was conducted and McLemore passed. He did not appear intoxicated, according to sources. McLemore was not arrested, nor did he receive a ticket after crashing into a guard rail, per TMZ Sports.

How Kansas strength coach Matt Gildersleeve plans to implement culture
"If you emphasize everything you'll emphasize nothing," Gildersleeve told "For us it's definitely going to be a juggling act, but we have a really, really good plan for that. We've got to get culture installed now. We have a cultural installment plan."

Eraser Dust

N.Y.C. will eliminate remote learning for the fall, in a major step toward reopening. - The New York Times
New York City will no longer have a remote schooling option come fall, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced during a television appearance on Monday, a major step toward fully reopening the nation’s largest school system.

They tried to overturn the 2020 election. Now they want to run the next one. - POLITICO
Republicans who sought to undercut or overturn President Joe Biden’s election win are launching campaigns to become their states’ top election officials next year, alarming local officeholders and opponents who are warning about pro-Trump, “ends justify the means” candidates taking big roles in running the vote.

A Century After The Race Massacre, Tulsa Confronts Its Bloody Past : NPR
It's been 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre — one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history. An armed white mob attacked Greenwood, a prosperous Black community in Tulsa, Okla., killing as many as 300 people. What was known as Black Wall Street was burned to the ground.

Photos: European Couple Moved Into a 3D Printed Concrete Home
Concrete 3D printed homes could help alleviate housing shortages, according to the home's makers.

Florida high school altered girls' yearbook photos it deemed immodest - CBS News
CBS Jacksonville affiliate WJAX reports 80 students – all female -- at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns had their yearbook photos altered without their permission. Exposed shoulders and low necklines were covered up.

Kids without a home: Kalispell couple speaks on the need for more foster parents in Montana
Recently, we introduced you to Sam and Honey Newton who were named Co-Foster Parents of the Year for the State of Montana.

Kalispell Sells Final Old School Station Lot - Flathead Beacon
Kalispell became responsible for the six-parcel property’s past due taxes and assessments and the council passed a resolution to retain and sell the lots at the appraised prices in 2015 to avoid defaulting on Special Improvement District Bonds. The properties were listed for sale in 2017 in the Technology Tax Increment (TIF) District at Old School Station.

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