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Kansas AD Travis Goff details 'thorough search' to find Lance Leipold
“Because of the unique timing that has been well-documented, we were really able to go out and conduct as diligent and thorough a search as I think has been done in college football, to be honest with you,” Goff said. “You can over complicate these things. Sometimes it’s just hard work. ... We probably at times tortured Lance as we continued to dig in and circle back — multiple Zoom sessions, obviously time together in person.”

Projecting a potential Kansas football staff after Monday's reports
The list of seven coaches expected to join Kansas are current Buffalo interim coach Rob Ianello, offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki, defensive coordinator Brian Borland, quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski, linebackers coach Chris Simpson, O-line coach Scott Fuchs and defensive ends coach and special teams coordinator, Taiwo Onatolu.

Report: Lance Leipold expected to bring majority of Buffalo staff to Kansas
On Friday, the Jayhawks announced that Leipold would be the program's next football coach, replacing Les Miles. Miles reached a settlement to depart the program after misconduct allegations emerged from his time at LSU.

CBS Sports updates college basketball rankings after big transfer commitment
“Just at the beginning of the process I built a great relationship with Juwan Howard, Howard Eisley and the whole coaching staff,” Jones told 247Sports about his decision. “Also some of the guys on the team like Jace and Hunter expressed how they lost this past season and how they want me there and I can help them do something special this year.”

Why new coach Lance Leipold believes 'you can win' at Kansas
“Everyone should know a little bit about history, but you can’t spend time on what’s happened in the past,” Leipold said. “The one thing that stands out, just on the surface, that has held [Kansas] back is stability, consistency, continuity. And those are things that we have talked about with Travis through this process. As far as the coaching world goes, you look at the lengths of stays or places I’ve been or returned to, I’m not a guy that’s moved around a lot. This is a place I want to be for a very, very long time.”

Kansas football DB Valerian Agbaw to enter transfer portal
"First I want to start by saying thank you to the Jayhawk nation also coach Miles and Jackson for seeing something in me and coach Ben [Iannacchione] for pushing me to my limits," Agbaw wrote on social media. "I would also like to thank coach [Emmett] Jones and coach [Jordan] Peterson for believing in me these last two years I have experienced at KU. I will never forget and will cherish the moments I had with my teammates and always remember them. With that being said I will be entering the transfer portal to find a new home."

Bits o Chalk

NFL draft 2021 - Biggest offseason questions, team needs, rookie battles for all 32 teams
So long, 2021 NFL draft. Hello, offseason. With all seven rounds in the books, front offices for all 32 teams are surely confident that they improved their rosters over the weekend. That's not always the case, though. Which rookie quarterbacks will actually play in Week 1, and which organizations found the best value on Days 2 and 3 of the draft? We'll find out in a few months when teams report for training camp.

Draymond Green says teams are 'terrified' of Stephen Curry, whose recent play has emboldened Golden State Warriors for playoff push
"Anytime you step on the floor with Steph Curry, there's an advantage there," Warriors forward Draymond Green said. "So, teams are terrified of him -- and everywhere he runs on the floor, with or without the ball, teams are terrified. That type of gravity, he pulls a lot of weight.

Detroit Lions sign 'Lance Chance U' RB Rakeem Boyd as undrafted free agent
The Detroit Lions announced Monday that they've agreed to terms with 13 undrafted free agents, including Rakeem Boyd, whose name might ring a bell for football fans.

Carmelo Anthony of Portland Trail Blazers moves into 10th place all time in NBA scoring
"Top 10 in anything of all time is a special thing," Anthony said. "I don't want to take this moment for granted. I understand how big this moment is. It don't seem real because I'm still in it, I'm still doing this."

Los Angeles Dodgers' Dustin May to undergo Tommy John surgery
"I feel for him, most important," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "For our ballclub, it's a big blow. But we have a lot of talented players and we just have to find a way to fill that void."

Eraser Dust

At least 23 dead after Mexico City subway overpass collapses
“A support beam gave way,” Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said at the scene. She said the beam collapsed just as the train passed over it. The accident occurred on Line 12 near the Olivos station in the southeast of the city around 10:30 p.m. (11:30 p.m. ET).

India Covid crisis: Total reported cases cross 20 million
There were 357,229 new cases reported over a span of 24 hours, bringing the total to 20.28 million, according to health ministry data.

McDonald’s customers are deeply divided over a 'disgusting’ new menu item: ‘Not worth it’
This latest entry has been similarly controversial. The Chick ‘N’ Cheese burger, announced in late April, features crispy chicken, lettuce, sweet tomato chili jam and a patty made of fried mozzarella cheese. To add to the sheer cheesiness, McDonald’s Singapore slapped on a slice of cheese as well.

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are splitting up
Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, and his wife, Melinda French Gates, said on Twitter on Monday that they will split up after 27 years. The two will keep working together on philanthropic efforts, which have addressed education, gender equality and health care.

Kalispell's Micah Hill named NW MT regional superintendent of the year
Serving more than 6,000 students, Hill said Kalispell schools have remained open for in-person instruction year-round thanks to strict COVID-19 guidelines including wearing a mask, frequently washing hands and practicing social distancing.

Kalispell City Council approves Parkline Trail funding | KECI
The Kalispell City Council approved the cost of the Kalispell Parkline Trail project for $8.1 million on Monday night. The work will include a $7.5 million contract with Sandry Construction.

Conan O'Brien announces end date for his TBS talk show, promises 'fond look back' at 11 years on the network | Fox News
"Anyway, we’re going to be making this switch. Now some of you are probably wondering why am I doing this? Why end things here at TBS? I’ll tell you that a very old Buddhist monk once told me that to pick something up you must first put something down," the host continued. "I’ll be honest with you, he was drunk out of his skull and very belligerent. I maintain you can pick up two things if you use both hands. He just got mad and started swinging at me so I ended the conversation and took his advice."