Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 3.8.2019

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Kansas News

Disappointing End of Big 12 Title Streak Will Push Kansas to Reassess Goals | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
While it’s not a “good” thing the Jayhawks didn’t win the Big 12, one clear positive accompanies the streak’s end: No longer will Kansas players and coaches feel pressure to extend a regular-season trend. No longer will their supporters feel empowered to withdraw to a conference-specific brag if the team underperforms on the tournament stage.

Les Miles shares expectations for KU football skill positions this spring | KUsports.com
When Les Miles met with media members shortly after the conclusion of his Kansas football team’s first spring practice on Wednesday evening, the program’s first-year coach didn’t want to reveal too much about his offensive philosophy at this early stage of the offseason.

Another visitor this week for Kansas | KU Basketball Recruiting Scoop with Matt Scott | KUsports.com
2020 PF Isaiah Cottrell will arrive on Thursday for his official visit to Kansas. The 6’8″ junior from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, NV, will begin his 48 hour official visit on Thursday before heading back home after Saturday’s game vs Baylor.

KU preparing for ‘different’ senior day without Lagerald Vick
There will be no celebration, no speech that jerks tears, no standing ovation from the Allen Fieldhouse crowd. No, Saturday’s senior day will be very different. For the first time since the 2006-07 season, Kansas will be without a senior for its final game inside Allen Fieldhouse.

10 quotes from Bill Self’s weekly media session
Entering the final game of Big 12 play, the Jayhawks sit at 22-8 on the year and at 11-6 against Big 12 opponents. K-State and Texas Tech each sit two games clear of KU (both are 13-4) with only one game remaining. However, the Jayhawks still have a pretty solid case for at least a top-five NCAA tournament seed, mostly due to the team’s tough schedule.

Offers keep coming for three-star RB Torrance Davis
Possessing an impressive combination of size, speed, and athleticism, Cleveland Glenville runingback Torrance Davis has already established himself as one of the top prospects at his position in the Midwest.

KU Jayhawks basketball: How teams like KU fared in NCAAs | The Kansas City Star
KU’s best-case scenario isn’t difficult to find either. The 2010-11 UConn Huskies played a tough schedule, stumbled down the stretch, then played their best basketball late while taking advantage of a favorable bracket during a surprise run to the national championship.

Other Sports News

Tommy Lasorda to Dave Roberts: You haven’t done s— until you win tomorrow – CBSSports.com
Not long after the Dodgers prevailed over the Astros on Tuesday night to force a seventh game of the 2017 World Series, Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts made his way to the interview room at Dodger Stadium. Just before he got there, Hall of Famer and former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda gave him some words of inspiration.

Sources – Broncos trading Keenum to Redskins
The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade quarterback Case Keenum to the Washington Redskins for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday. Washington will also get a 2020 seventh-rounder from Denver.

Bills GM — Asked about AB but ‘have moved on’
“We inquired about Antonio Brown on Tuesday, and kept talks open with the Steelers,” Bills general manager Brandon Beane said in a statement Friday. “We had positive discussions, but ultimately it didn’t make sense for either side. As great a player as Antonio Brown is, we have moved on and our focus is on free agency.”

Suspended Irving says he’s quitting, blasts NFL
“Basically, guys, I quit,” Irving said. “I don’t want to talk about a suspension and all this other nonsense. I’m outta there. I’m not doing this s— no more.”

Sources — LSU coach on wiretap discussing ‘offer’
FBI wiretaps intercepted telephone calls between LSU coach Will Wade and aspiring business manager Christian Dawkins, in which Wade expressed frustration about his inability to close what he described as a “strong-ass offer” for a recruit, sources told ESPN on Thursday.

Other News

‘The Simpsons’ is pulling its Michael Jackson episode – CNN
In light of the controversial “Leaving Neverland” documentary, “The Simpsons” is yanking one of its classic episodes featuring Michael Jackson.

Without vaccine, hundreds of children die in Madagascar measles outbreak | Reuters
Measles cases are on the rise globally, including in wealthy nations such as the United States and Germany, where some parents shun life-saving vaccines due to false theories suggesting links between childhood immunizations and autism.

Kalispell man falls victim to growing nationwide scam – KPAX.com
“It certainly sounded appealing to me at the time,” said Helding of the offer to work from home as a “purchase clerk”, buying electronics in large quantities, then shipping them to the company’s clients, mostly overseas.

Daily Inter Lake – Local News, Bigfork math teacher’s ‘beard-raiser’ helps DREAM Adaptive
The unusual scene came as the finale to a week-long fundraiser for DREAM Adaptive Recreation, for which Bigfork Middle School math teacher Patrick Johnston agreed to shave his bushy red beard into whichever shape the students voted for with their donations. For seven days, students poured loose change and bigger bills into three jars, each sporting a different picture of an outlandish facial-hair photo.

Hookah smokers inhale toxic chemicals that may harm the heart, says report – CNN
Use of hookah or shisha pipes to smoke tobacco is on the rise among young people in the United States and elsewhere, with the National Youth Tobacco Survey showing 4.1% of American high school students smoked hookah over the previous 30 days in 2011, compared with 4.8% in 2016, according to the American Heart Association. The authors of the new report also warn that there is often a misperception that it is less harmful than cigarette smoking, according to the association.

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