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Bill Self discusses Kevin McCullar's options as KU guard tests the NBA waters
The NBA Draft early entry deadline passed on Sunday night and the KU basketball program has three players who have declared. Both Jalen Wilson and Gradey Dick declared for the 2023 NBA Draft with public statements, whereas Kevin McCullar did so quietly. He did confirm to reporters at KU’s end of season banquet that he would test the NBA waters and go from there.
Georgetown transfer Primo Spears to visit Kansas this week
The Kansas basketball program is set to host another transfer for a visit this week. On Tuesday, former Georgetown guard Primo Spears is expected to arrive in Lawrence to begin his official visit to campus. Spears will have two seasons of eligibility remaining, plus a redshirt, at his next school. He is a two-time transfer, so he will need a waiver to be eligible to play during the 2023-24 season.
Men’s Golf Big 12 Championship Day 1 - Rock Chalk Talk
The first day of the Big 12 Championship started well for the Jayhawks. On the first day, the first two rounds were played. KU was matched up with K-State in the pairings for both rounds. The two schools began the first round on the back nine and the second round on the front nine.
Bits o Chalk
Rosenblatt: The Jets got Aaron Rodgers, and what it cost doesn’t really matter - The Athletic
The Aaron Rodgers news, that a trade was agreed upon, dropped around 4:15 p.m. ET on Monday. Jets coaches were in a draft meeting, oblivious to the hullabaloo going on around them. As the news trickled in — that Rodgers really was going to be a Jet — it caught many of them off guard. Multiple members of the coaching staff described to The Athletic a feeling of disbelief. Everyone in the room knew Rodgers would be their quarterback eventually — they were planning for such an outcome even before Rodgers announced on “The Pat McAfee Show” last month what he wanted.
LeBron James' first career 20-20 line powers Lakers' OT win
LOS ANGELES -- With less than 30 seconds to go in overtime in Monday's Game 4 against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Los Angeles Lakers' 38-year-old star, LeBron James -- playing in his 45th minute -- made a layup while being fouled by his first-round foil, Dillon Brooks.
Biden Announces Re-election Bid, Defying Trump and History - The New York Times
While the president once pitched himself as “a bridge” to a new generation of Democratic leaders, he has decided that he is not ready to turn the torch over yet.
Tucker Carlson news latest: ‘Blindsided’ Fox News host was negotiating new contract when Murdoch fired him | The Independent
“Blindsided” Tucker Carlson was in the midst of negotiating a new contract with Fox News when he received a call from CEO Suzanne Scott on Monday morning telling him he had been fired from the right-wing network, according to a report.
College Board to revise AP African American studies course again - The Washington Post
It pledged that revisions would ensure that, “regardless of how many students take this course, each one of those students should have access to the full breadth and beauty of this discipline.”
North Dakota governor signs law banning nearly all abortions | North Dakota | The Guardian
North Dakota on Monday adopted one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the US as the Republican governor Doug Burgum signed legislation banning the procedure throughout pregnancy, with slim exceptions up to six weeks’ gestation.
Disney Has Done What George Lucas Couldn't: Killed Boba Fett
Disney started strong with Boba Fett, teasing his return in the books before officially bringing him back in The Mandalorian season 2 - with Temuera Morrison taking the role, after having previously played Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones. The hype for Boba Fett peaked with the post-credits reveal he would get his own spinoff, The Book of Boba Fett, but unfortunately that didn't go well. Boba Fett didn't return in The Mandalorian season 3, with Morrison himself expressing sorrow at the SUPANOVA Comic Con & Gaming convention. Boba Fett may be back, but the future doesn't look bright for him.
Twitter users are now wondering if mandatory blue checks are illegal - The Verge
Okay, I’ll admit it: I did not expect the Twitter checkpocalypse to result in Dril accusing Elon Musk of violating federal consumer protection laws.
‘Baby J’ Review: John Mulaney Punctures His Persona - The New York Times
In his highly anticipated new Netflix special, the comic changes his pace to deliver bristlingly funny material about addiction, rehab and what it means to be likable.
Planned power outages to impact parts of the Flathead
Parts of Flathead Valley will have a planned power outage Monday and Thursday nights of this week.
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) says the planned power outages will begin at 10 p.m. and are expected to last approximately four hours.