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Notebook: Kansas Adds New Walkons

To my executor, Lionel Hutz. I leave $50,000

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The Rock Chalkboard

Report: KU basketball to face Colorado in Boulder in 2021-22
KU basketball's last game in Boulder did not result in a particularly pleasant memory — at least for those in Lawrence. But soon the Jayhawks will have the chance to rewrite some of that recent history, as the team will play at Colorado in non-conference play this season, CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein reported.

KU basketball announces Charlie McCarthy, Dillon Wilhite as new walk-ons
“Dillon’s father, Brad, grew up here and his grandmother, Joanie Stephens, happens to be my administrative assistant and has worked in the athletic department for 37 years,” Self explained. “Both Charlie’s parents, Kent and Missy, graduated from KU and have been generous contributors to the Williams Education Fund for years. Charlie and Dillon will both be able to put their handprint on what we are trying to do in the men’s basketball program and they’ll both have a role in accomplishing that.”

Updating the Kansas outlook, two-deep projection after Karon Prunty news
Well, just four days after we predicted the two-deep for the Kansas football defense, the roster saw a pretty massive shakeup. Karon Prunty, arguably the best player on the team last year and a freshman All-American by 247Sports, announced he plans to enter the portal and look for his next home.

Pangos All-American Camp: Q&A with top 50 forward Aidan Shaw
One of the class of 2022’s highest flyers, four-star Aidan Shaw took the floor on Sunday at the Pangos All-American Camp. The product of Blue Valley (Kans.) High and the MoKan Elite grassroots program discussed his play over the past few months, upcoming visits with Iowa (6/22), Kansas (6/17), Maryland (6/28), Missouri (6/20) and Oklahoma State (6/12) and more during a Q&A with 247Sports Director of Basketball Eric Bossi.

Bits o Chalk

Kevin Durant on boring, predictable NBA playoffs: 'If you don't like it, don't watch' -
Here we are, a week away from the NBA Finals, and two teams have yet to lose. And who are they? The same two teams everybody would have predicted to be undefeated heading into the Finals before the season even started.

Braves try to fill Freeman-sized hole in lineup with trade for Cardinals' Matt Adams -
It's worth noting Adams won't be a free agent until after the 2018 season. Although, provided Freeman makes a quick and full recovery, it's fair to wonder how (or rather, if) Adams fits into the Braves' long-term plans. For now, they're just hoping he provides better production than Rio Ruiz and their other internal options could.

Daryl Morey, Philadelphia 76ers each fined $75K for Stephen Curry tweet
Morey tweeted "join 'em" with a picture of an Instagram post by Curry about his brother, Seth, the starting shooting guard for the 76ers. Morey attempted to explain himself in a subsequent tweet, writing that he was "talking about the fact that we are thrilled [Seth Curry] is here with the @sixers -- nothing else!"

Sources - Aaron Rodgers not expected to join Green Bay Packers as mandatory minicamp begins Tuesday
Aaron Rodgers is not expected on the practice field when the Green Bay Packers open their minicamp Tuesday, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter, making it the first mandatory offseason event that the discontented quarterback will have skipped.

Giannis Antetokounmpo continuing to believe as Milwaukee Bucks fall into 2-0 hole against Brooklyn Nets
"It's easy," Antetokounmpo said, when asked how he could keep his teammates from getting down after falling into a 2-0 hole. "That's what I do.

Phoenix Suns' Chris Paul, aided by improving shoulder, takes over in 4th quarter to close out Game 1 win against Denver Nuggets
Paul's command of the game was on full display, with him methodically asserting himself early in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 consecutive points for the Suns as they widened their lead. He finished with 21 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds in 36 minutes, and while his grip on the fourth quarter separated Phoenix, the team showcased its impressive balance and depth throughout.

Eraser Dust

Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Reteam With James Cameron for the Next Terminator Movie
“It is back,” commented Schwarzenegger, who revealed that he had met Cameron recently and discussed the project. “It is moving forward. He [Cameron] has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise,” the actor added, “I will be in the movie.

US Capitol Riot: Senate report reveals new details about security failures ahead of January 6 attack but omits Trump's role - CNNPolitics
Among the failures was an inability by intelligence officials to tie together a swirl of troubling internet chatter leading up to the riot and a reliance on using past, non-violent Trump rallies in security planning.

Hundreds Arrested in Global Sting Using App Run by F.B.I. - The New York Times
Global law enforcement officials revealed a three-year operation in which they said they intercepted over 20 million messages. Hundreds of arrests were made in more than a dozen countries.

Biden's Justice Department moves to defend Trump in defamation suit from accuser E. Jean Carroll
"Speaking to the public and the press on matters of public concern is undoubtedly part of an elected official's job," the brief states. "Courts have thus consistently and repeatedly held that allegedly defamatory statements made in that context are within the scope of elected officials' employment — including when the statements were prompted by press inquiries about the official's private life."

Noel Gallagher admits he would 'knife' brothers if he had to write a song in the studio with them | Daily Mail Online
Noel said: 'It's a gift to co-write ... I'd kill my f****ing two brothers if I had to write a song with them, I'd f***ing knife the pair of them.'

Bitcoin slides 7 percent after U.S. seizes most of Colonial Pipeline ransom
Bitcoin’s price slipped again Tuesday. The reason for the move was unclear, however, it may be related to concerns over the security of the cryptocurrency after U.S. officials managed to recover most of the ransom paid to hackers that targeted Colonial Pipeline.

Elon Musk Paid $0 in Federal Income Tax in 2018: Report
ProPublica received highly secretive tax data on everyone from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to mega-investor Warren Buffett by a method the investigative news outlet hasn’t disclosed. And ProPublica promises it will spend the next month exploring the intimate tax avoidance schemes of America’s wealthiest people.