Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 4.14.2019

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Kansas News

Notebook: Several 2020 targets in attendance for Jayhawks’ spring game | KUsports.com
As important as Saturday’s festivities at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium were for the Jayhawks who were able to show off their skills during the spring game, the weekend itself doubled as a giant stage for the program and its future under new head coach Les Miles.

Running backs rule night, leading offense to 45-7 win at KU’s spring game | KUsports.com
Appropriately, as Miles, the former national championship winning coach at LSU, made his Kansas debut Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, he and his staff went out of their way to get as many Jayhawks involved as possible, even rotating between four quarterbacks throughout the first half.

Experienced secondary posts impressive showing in KU’s spring game | Jackson’s Journal | KUsports.com
After all, it took a defensive score off a turnover to get the “white” team on the scoreboard. The offense, which was considered the blue team for the event, abused this loophole by scoring 45 unanswered points en route to a 45-7 win in the first spring game of the Les Miles era.

KU baseball bounces back to take down Oklahoma State | KUsports.com
“Early I was just trying to get a feel,” Zeferjahn said. “After that, I just knew that’s all they were going to get from then on.”

Seniors help No. 20 KU tennis record 7-0 win over Kansas State | KUsports.com
No. 20-ranked Kanas blanked Kansas State, 7-0, in the Sunflower Showdown Saturday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. The victory caps off a perfect 11-0 record at home this season as the Jayhawks finish the 2019 regular season 16-4 overall, including 7-2 in the Big 12.

KU softball falls to No. 2 Oklahoma | KUsports.com
Kansas held the No. 2 Oklahoma (37-2, 8-0 Big 12) attack to only five runs in game two of the three-game series at Arrocha Ballpark on Saturday, but were unable to produce much on offense in a 5-0 loss.

VIDEO: Watch Les Miles dance with Rick Ross to ‘All I Do Is Win’
Following the KU football spring game, one that saw the offense put up 45 points on the defense, popular rapper Rick Ross gave a concert to those in attendance. A KU Athletics official gave an estimate of 5,000 for those in the crowd, and it seemed like the fans packed the lower section of the side of the stadium they were designated to fill.

Recapping the spring game: KU football scrimmages for fans
KU football’s spring game was played on Saturday, with the offense squaring off against the defense in a ones-vs.-ones, twos-vs.-twos format.

Jayhawks, Rick Ross perform in first Late Night Under the Lights
“[Miles] is a proven champion. To have that knowledge and experience here is huge,” former Jayhawk and All-Pro NFL corner Chris Harris said. “He knows what to do. He knows the ins and outs of the college game at the highest level. To be able have a guy to lead this program like that, him and Jeff Long, I mean they have a great partnership. I’m excited for the future.”

Other Sports News

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his carefully scripted pregame routines
“I put hot sauce on my knees,” Antetokounmpo explains later. “It is not hot sauce. It is Icy Hot.”

Sources – Walton reaches deal to coach Kings
Luke Walton and the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a deal in principle to make him the team’s new head coach, league sources told ESPN on Saturday.

Lakers get OK to meet with Williams, sources say
The Los Angeles Lakers have been granted permission to discuss the franchise’s head-coach opening with Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams, league sources told ESPN.

Johnson busted with cell in game, fined by 76ers
Amir Johnson was busted for showing Philadelphia 76ers All-Star teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game 1 playoff loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, leading to a fine from the team and an apology from the veteran center.

Durant, Beverley ejected late in Warriors’ win
Golden State forward Kevin Durant and LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley were ejected after receiving a pair of double technicals for repeatedly jawing at each other in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ playoff-opening 121-104 win Saturday night.

Maybe you’re gonna be the one that saves me: The genesis of Minnesota United’s ‘Wonderwall’
It succeeded: Dr. Bill McGuire bought the club in 2012 and began the process of creating the Minnesota United outfit that is in its third Major League Soccer season. But the front office also captured a moment that would become one of the league’s most famous fan traditions: the singing of “Wonderwall.”

Other News

Online trolls hijack scientist’s image to attack Katie Bouman; they pick the wrong astrophysicist – nola.com
“While I appreciate the congratulations on a result that I worked hard on for years, if you are congratulating me because you have a sexist vendetta against Katie, please go away and reconsider your priorities in life,” he tweeted.

How To Keep Things Civil (Or Not) When It Comes To Politics : NPR
A newly married couple gets into an uncomfortably heated argument as they watch the confirmation hearings of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, until one finally leaves the room. “I love you, but you’re wrong,” she says.

Wellwishers donate $315k in hours for five-year-old boy who was thrown off Mall of America balcony | Daily Mail Online
Wellwishers have donated more than $300,000 to the family of a five-year-old boy who suffered life-threatening injuries when he was thrown off a third-floor balcony in the Mall of America by a stranger.

3 Sentenced in Blackfeet Head Start Embezzlement Case – Flathead Beacon
The people, including the wife of a former chairman of the Blackfeet Indian tribe, have been sentenced after pleading guilty to stealing from the Montana tribe’s Head Start program.

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