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New Kansas WR Trevor Wilson bonded with Lance Leipold through loss
"For me, it means a lot," Wilson said. "We've built a pretty strong relationship. I've been through a lot over a couple years since I've been in college. Coach Leipold and the staff have always been there for me, for me and my family, and always looked out for us. I feel like following him is a huge step for me, and my family is 100 percent behind me with it."

2023 QB Parker Leise speaks with Kansas staff, sets visits to Lawrence
A local quarterback in the class of 2023 has set two visits to Kansas. Parker Leise, a passer out of Shawnee Mission East HS, will be taking two trips to Lawrence this summer — for camps on June 15 and June 23, he told Phog.net.

Kansas football lands 1st-team All-MAC center Mike Novitsky
"On to the next chapter of my life," Novitsky said in a note posted to Twitter, adding the following message to announce his commitment:

LA Classic: Mookie Cook proves that he is one of 2023's elite players
Time will tell where class of 2023 wing Mookie Cook of Portland (Ore.) Jefferson stands among the top players from the area, but given the body of work he's building and how he played with the Oakland Soldiers 16U team at the LA Classic, the 6-foot-7 sophomore is tracking as one of the most promising prospects to come out of the city in the last 15 years.

Three more Buffalo transfers headed to Kansas football
The Jayhawks are attempting to restock and rebuild the roster after the coaching change from Les Miles to Lance Leipold. While only three players have hit the transfer portal since the coaching change, the Jayhawks also saw a number of offseason departures likely in part due to the NCAA's one-time transfer waiver to allow players to be immediately eligible at another school.

Kansas football adds Virginia Tech D-line transfer Zion DeBose
Kansas football has landed a seventh player via the transfer portal — in the last 48 hours alone. This time, the commitment was not from a Buffalo player, as was the place with the first six to announce for the Jayhawks.

Former KU star Joel Embiid leaves playoff game after hard fall
Joel Embiid left Monday's playoff game against the Washington Wizards with an apparent knee injury, the Philadelphia 76ers announced. Embiid, who took a hard fall in the first quarter and appeared to hurt his tailbone, went back to the locker room before being ruled out for the rest of the contest.

Report: Kansas 'expected' to add Michigan St. player personnel director
According to a report from The Athletic's Bruce Feldman, the Jayhawks are expected to add a new staff member from Michigan State. Feldman reported — citing unnamed sources — that Scott Aligo, the director of player personnel for Michigan State, is "expected to go home to Kansas as the Jayhawks' new director of scouting."

Bits o Chalk

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Threatens to Withhold Lawmaker Pay After Dems Block Voting Bill
His announcement comes just hours after Texas Democrats walked out of the House, breaking quorum, and blocking the possibility of a vote before a midnight deadline. "I will veto Article 10 of the budget passed by the legislature. Article 10 funds the legislative branch. No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities," Abbott tweeted Monday afternoon. "Stay tuned."

Chelsea troll Gallagher brothers on Twitter with Oasis lyrics after both Noel and Liam attend Man City's Champions League final defeat to Blues
One of the lyrics was even twisted from ‘We see things they’ll never see’ to ‘We see things you’ll never see’.

Giovanni Brusca, Sicilian mafia 'people-slayer,' released after 25 years in jail - CNN
Sicilian Mafia turncoat Giovanni Brusca, the man who detonated the bomb that killed judge Giovanni Falcone in 1992, has been released from jail after serving a 25-year sentence, causing grief and anger among the relatives of those he killed.

Covid vaccine: Moderna applies for full FDA approval
Moderna on Tuesday asked the Food and Drug Administration for full U.S. approval of its Covid-19 vaccine — the second drugmaker in the U.S. to seek a biologics license that will allow it to market the shots directly to consumers.