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The Rock Chalkboard

Roy Williams, MJ, & the Time Kansas (Almost) Joined Jordan Brand
In the early 2000s, the newly-founded Jordan Brand was still finding its footing in the landscape of college basketball. Though the Tar Heels and Cincinnati Bearcats were already on their roster, another powerhouse program caught the eye of MJ and Co.

That team?

The same one that took down Mike’s alma mater Monday night.

KU Athletics releases official parade info to celebrate Jayhawks' NCAA championship win
A championship parade will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. The parade route will head south on Mass Street beginning on Sixth Street and finish at 19th Street.

Fresh off winning 2022 NCAA men's basketball championship, Kansas Jayhawks head into offseason as 2023 title favorites
Caesars Sportsbook has installed the Kansas Jayhawks as the favorites, at 10-1, to win the 2023 national championship.

Kansas Jayhawks basketball will play SUU Thunderbirds basketball in November - Deseret News
The SUU Thunderbirds men’s basketball program hasn’t been shy about scheduling big-time opponents in recent years, and on Wednesday, the Thunderbirds announced that they’ll face the recently crowned national champion Kansas Jayhawks next season.

The game is scheduled to be played Nov. 18 at the famed Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, the Jayhawks’ home arena.

PHOTOS: Champion Jayhawks raise some fan appreciation at Raising Cane’s | News, Sports, Jobs - Lawrence Journal-World: news, information, headlines and events in Lawrence, Kansas
A line like the one Wednesday at Raising Cane’s, 2345 Iowa St., is what happens when a trio of KU basketball players agree to serve meals at a fast food chain a couple of days after winning the National Championship. Changes in name image and likeness rules now allow college athletes to do these types of promotions.

KU Athletics releases official parade info to celebrate Jayhawks' NCAA championship win
A championship parade will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. The parade route will head south on Mass Street beginning on Sixth Street and finish at 19th Street.

Fresh off winning 2022 NCAA men's basketball championship, Kansas Jayhawks head into offseason as 2023 title favorites
Caesars Sportsbook has installed the Kansas Jayhawks as the favorites, at 10-1, to win the 2023 national championship.

Kansas Jayhawks basketball will play SUU Thunderbirds basketball in November - Deseret News
The SUU Thunderbirds men’s basketball program hasn’t been shy about scheduling big-time opponents in recent years, and on Wednesday, the Thunderbirds announced that they’ll face the recently crowned national champion Kansas Jayhawks next season.

The game is scheduled to be played Nov. 18 at the famed Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, the Jayhawks’ home arena.

PHOTOS: Champion Jayhawks raise some fan appreciation at Raising Cane’s | News, Sports, Jobs - Lawrence Journal-World: news, information, headlines and events in Lawrence, Kansas
A line like the one Wednesday at Raising Cane’s, 2345 Iowa St., is what happens when a trio of KU basketball players agree to serve meals at a fast food chain a couple of days after winning the National Championship. Changes in name image and likeness rules now allow college athletes to do these types of promotions.

Eraser Dust

EU's full ban on Russian coal to be pushed back to mid-August -sources | Reuters
BRUSSELS, April 7 (Reuters) - European Union envoys are set to approve on Thursday a ban on Russian coal that would take full effect from mid-August, a month later than initially planned, two EU sources told Reuters, following pressure from Germany to delay the measure.

What to Watch For Ahead of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation - The New York Times
Two final votes loom as Democrats — and a few Republicans — are ready to back Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s elevation to the Supreme Court.

Marjorie Taylor Greene calls Mitt Romney, Ketanji Brown Jackson ‘pro-pedophile’ - Deseret News
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and two other Republican senators were the target of nasty rhetoric for pledging to support Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, none more vitriolic than the words spewing from a conservative firebrand in Congress.

GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called Romney and Sens. Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, and Susan Collins, of Maine, “pro-pedophile” in a Twitter rant.

Maldives shelters sanctioned Russian billionaires' yachts | Reuters
MALE, April 7 (Reuters) - A day after coal and fertilizer billionaire Andrey Melnichenko was placed on the European Union's sanctions list on March 9, his superyacht Motor Yacht A stopped broadcasting its location while in Maldives' waters, maritime data shows.

Alex Jones sits for depositions in Sandy Hook case after paying $75,000 in fines
She ordered him to pay daily fines amounting to tens of thousands of dollars for every day he didn't provide the sworn testimony. According to Wednesday's filing, Jones paid $75,000 — $25,000 on Friday and $50,000 on Monday.

Kalispell's ImagineIF Library faces lack of donor confidence | KECI
Recent controversy stemming from the board’s decisions on disputed books and moving forward with an unqualified director, causing the library to lose state funding, and now private donors are pulling back.

Kalispell man charged with attempted deliberate homicide | Daily Inter Lake
Kalispell police arrested a local man overnight on an attempted deliberate homicide charge after an assault at a bar on the city's east side left another man hospitalized with a neck laceration.

Burrito Day 2022 deals: Taco Bell, Chipotle, Del Taco have specials
Thursday is National Burrito Day, and Mexican chains are going the whole enchilada and passing along hot deals that include buy-one-get-one and discounted entrees. The made-up food holiday is held on the first Thursday of April each year.

Bruce Willis seen in new photo after aphasia announcement
Emma Heming Willis, who revealed her husband's aphasia diagnosis publicly last week, shared new video and a new photo of the actor on her Instagram story. In the clip, Bruce is seen walking near a serene river. Emma also posted a picture with Bruce, which was taken by their 10-year-old, Mabel. (The couple, who've been married 13 years, also share a 7-year-old daughter, Evelyn.