Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 12.4.2018

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Kansas News

Former KU football coach Turner Gill retires | KUsports.com
Former Kansas football coach Turner Gill announced Monday he is retiring from his position as head coach at Liberty University, effective immediately.

KU basketball vs. Wofford: Lineups, tipoff time, TV info, facts and figures
Here are projected starters with TV and radio information for the Kansas Jayhawks-Wofford Terriers game on Tuesday in Lawrence.

KU’s biggest defensive issue hasn’t gone away. Here’s how Bill Self hopes to fix it
One of the Kansas Jayhawks’ basketball team’s biggest concerns: KU cannot defend threes — not against good three-point shooting teams, and, as a 90-84 OT win vs. Stanford showed, not against bad ones either.

Giant-killer Wofford to face KU basketball in Allen Fieldhouse
Giant-killer Wofford, a mid-major team out of the Southern Conference that thumped South Carolina by 20 points earlier this season after shocking North Carolina, 79-75, a year ago in Chapel Hill, heads to Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night vying for yet another signature victory over a major-college foe.

Report: Chip Lindsey set to become new KU offensive coordinator
According to multiple media reports, including from 247Sports, the former Auburn offensive coordinator is set to join the KU football staff. He is “expected to be hired as the offensive coordinator at Kansas,” 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello is reporting. The news was first reported by Al.com.

Jayhawks in need of more 3-point shooting to support Lagerald Vick | Smithology | KUsports.com
Lagerald Vick’s borderline ludicrous 3-point shooting over the course of the Kansas basketball team’s previous five games had the Jayhawks ranked seventh in the country in long-distance accuracy (43.9 percent) entering the week.

Meet Chip Lindsey: A look at KU’s reported new offensive coordinator | Jackson’s Journal | KUsports.com
Lindsey has spent the last two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Auburn. Prior to that, Lindsey directed the offense and coached the quarterback position at Arizona State for the 2016 season. He also was an offensive coordinator at Southern Miss from 2014-15.

Despite record donation, KU Athletics loses $5M in 2018; salaries increased 13 percent | KUsports.com
Fundraising was up — including a historic $50 million pledge — but Kansas Athletics still posted a more than $5 million loss as department spending again exceeded athletic revenues during the 2018 fiscal year.

Other Sports News

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer to retire from coaching after Rose Bowl
Urban Meyer is retiring as Ohio State’s coach after the Rose Bowl, and offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over as head coach beginning Jan. 2, the school announced.

Colt McCoy of Washington Redskins fractures fibula
The Washington Redskins lost another quarterback. They lost another game, too. And a season that started to look promising a month ago now appears headed for a tough finish.

Kobe Bryant — Los Angeles Lakers champions again ‘before you know it’
Kobe Bryant says the growing pains LeBron James and the Lakers have endured for much of this season are a necessary evil but that they will square things away soon enough.

Stephen Curry of Golden State Warriors back in full form with early blitz vs. Atlanta Hawks
In just his second game since returning from a strained left groin, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry scored 30 points in 29 minutes in Monday night’s 128-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins are finalists for Heisman Trophy
Before they face one another in the playoff later this month, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray will face off Saturday night in New York.

Other News

North Carolina’s Election Turmoil: What We Know and Don’t Know – The New York Times
A congressional race in North Carolina that seemed to be settled on election night was reopened last week amid allegations of absentee ballot fraud. The Republican candidate, Mark Harris, has a 905-vote lead over the Democrat, Dan McCready.

Bigfork Eagle – Local News, Kalispell council to vote on urban renewal plan
To counter the presence of the highway, the proposed Main Street redesign would include: re-establishing the historic center-lane landscape median north of the Flathead County Courthouse, extending from Eighth Street to Sixth Street; carrying the two-lane courthouse couplet design through downtown to the BN Railroad/Core Area Corridor; creating a center turn lane and allowing left turns at all intersections; widening sidewalks; increasing landscaping and trees; and incorporating lanes, routes and facilities for bicycles into the corridor.

National Cookie Day 2018: Where to get freebies and deals Dec. 4
Dec. 4 is a made-up holiday for one of the most popular desserts. It’s National Cookie Day, which is the perfect excuse to search for sweet savings. (It also happens to be National Dice Day and National Sock Day.)

Wisdom Tooth Surgery a Gateway to Teen Opioid Addiction, Study Finds
A common rite of passage—having your wisdom teeth pulled—might be raising the risk of teens and young adults becoming addicted to opioids, a new study out Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests. Youngsters who are prescribed opioids by their dentist, often for wisdom tooth extractions, are more likely to abuse opioids within a year’s time than those who don’t get prescribed dental opioids, the study found.

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