Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 4.15.2019

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Kansas News

Chris Harris on Les Miles at KU: ‘He knows what to do’
Among the many Jayhawks back in town for Saturday’s spring game — dubbed Late Night Under the Lights — was Chris Harris, a former All-Pro NFL standout who plays for the Denver Broncos. Harris did not play in the alumni game — an NFL contract likely would have kept him from doing so regardless — but he patrolled the sideline, warmly interacting with just about anyone who he crossed paths with.

Chris Harris Jr., Todd Reesing impressed by ‘energy’ around KU football with Les Miles in charge | KUsports.com
The last time the Kansas football program fielded the type of teams capable of generating national attention, Todd Reesing was tossing touchdowns at quarterback and Chris Harris Jr. was making plays in the secondary.

KU women’s golf tied for third after day one of Big 12 Championship | KUsports.com
Kansas women’s golf opened play at the Big 12 Championship Sunday afternoon, playing 18 holes of play at the par-72, 6,341 yard Golf Club of Oklahoma. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is hosted by the University of Oklahoma and runs through Tuesday.

Ditzenberger records another walk-off win for KU baseball | KUsports.com
Redshirt-freshman first baseman Dylan Ditzenberger walked it off for the second day in a row to help Kansas win its first Big 12 series of the season against Oklahoma State, 7-6, in 11 innings Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU softball falls in finale to suffer series sweep against No. 2 Oklahoma | KUsports.com
In her first at bat of the series, Oklahoma senior infielder Sydney Romero struck out in the first, just one of the four times she got out over the course of the Sooners’ series with Kansas.

Todd Reesing sees restored energy around KU football program
“I was just trying to throw it as long as I could. I didn’t know I’d be able to get it that far, to tell you the truth,” said the former KU quarterback on the field of Memorial Stadium at the spring game. “But somehow I found a way to get it. I think it was the wind more than anything. … I’ll take it. I’ll take it.”

Top Duke Target Matthew Hurt Shuts Down His Recruitment
Five star combo forward Matthew Hurt will make his college decision on Friday, April 19th. The 6-foot-10 McDonald’s All-American and member of Team USA during the recent Nike Hoop Summitt is therefore in his last week of fielding calls and, potentially hosting different coaching staffs making their final recruiting pitches.

Other Sports News

With Griffin sidelined, Pistons routed by Bucks
Dwane Casey’s pregame announcement that Blake Griffin’s knee was “too sore” for him to play in Game 1 of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks foreshadowed the debacle that was about to occur Sunday. It only got worse when Detroit took the court. Pistons forward Thon Maker — a fan favorite when he played for the Bucks — was booed every time he touched the ball. Milwaukee mounted a double-digit lead by the end of the first quarter. Just when it seemed things couldn’t get uglier, Andre Drummond was ejected.

LSU reinstates coach Wade after NCAA meeting
“Coach Wade met Friday with University and NCAA officials,” Alleva said in a statement. “During those meetings, he answered all questions and denied any wrongdoing in connection with recently reported allegations of irregularities in college basketball recruiting.

Rockets showcase what they must: Lockdown D
The desperate 36-footer by Donovan Mitchell sailed over the backboard in a miserable moment that epitomized the Utah Jazz’s offensive woes in their 122-90 Game 1 loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday.

Bettor wins $1.19M on Tiger as books take bath
On Tuesday, a bettor at a William Hill U.S. sportsbook at SLS Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada placed an $85,000 bet on Woods to win at 14-1 odds. It was the first bet ever placed by the customer at William Hill and will pay out $1.19 million, the largest single golf ticket in the company’s history in the U.S.

How Tiger made the earth shake again at the Masters
“This is a very special moment in the history of the game of golf, and of Augusta, and of Tiger himself,” Langer said.

Other News

On Tax Day, Trump tax cuts remain deeply unpopular – POLITICO
Multiple polls show a majority of Americans don’t think they got a tax cut at all — even though independent analyses show they did. And only around a third of the country approves of the legislation itself, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by Congress at the end of 2017.

Daily Inter Lake – Local, Stone Hill Kitchen + Bar a family endeavor
Husband and wife owners Andrew and Bonnie Matosich collaborated with chef Sean Crowley, who is Andrew’s nephew, Sean’s wife, Pamela Petersen, and a host of local relatives to revamp the former home of Moroldo’s Italian restaurant. The light color scheme and transformation of the center fireplace match the family’s vision of a modern restaurant emphasizing fresh, local food made with care and creativity.

Game of Thrones season 8 premiere recap: Winterfell is here (and reunions are coming) – CNET
Game of Thrones season 8 kicked off with a bang on Sunday and episode one was everything we hoped for. And because this show is more complicated than the Dewey Decimal system at the Citadel library, we’ve got everything you need to know from episode one in a handy recap.

For Anxious Kids, Parents May Need To Learn To Let Them Face Their Fears : Shots – Health News : NPR
The first time Jessica Calise can remember her 9-year-old son Joseph’s anxiety spiking was about a year ago, when he had to perform at a school concert. He said his stomach hurt and he might throw up. “We spent the whole performance in the bathroom,” she recalls.

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