Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 4.17.2019

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Kansas News

3-star WR Keith Miller announces commitment after KU spring game
Keith Miller, a three-star wide receiver out of Texas, announced that he was committing to the Jayhawks on Tuesday. Miller plays for The Colony high school and is in the class of 2020. Listed at 6-4, 200 pounds, he continues a trend the Jayhawks have seen in recent times of larger outside wide-receiver targets joining the program.

Evolving early draft entry rules even make it hard for Bill Self to manage a roster | Smithology | KUsports.com
Since the day he accepted the position 16 years ago, Bill Self’s job title at the University of Kansas has been head men’s basketball coach. But it might as well be general manager, CEO, president of basketball operations and czar of roster engineering, too.

3-star Texas prep WR Keith Miller III commits to KU football | KUsports.com
Keith Miller III, a 6-foot-5 receiver from The Colony, Texas, who made an official visit to KU’s campus this past weekend for the team’s scrimmage and postgame Rick Ross performance, announced on Twitter his decision to commit to head coach Les Miles and KU.

92nd Kansas Relays to feature Jayhawks of present and past | KUsports.com
As professional, college and high school athletes flock to Lawrence for the 92nd Kansas Relays, Jayhawks past and present figure to stand out throughout the four-day meet at Rock Chalk Park.

Chou places 8th at Big 12 Championship | KUsports.com
The Kansas women’s golf team concluded three rounds of play at the 2019 Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship on Tuesday, firing a 928 (+64) over three rounds to finish in seventh place. The Jayhawks posted a 311 (+23) on Tuesday to conclude the nine-team tournament.

Bill Self shoots down coaching rumors: ‘I’m not going anywhere’
Players like Perry Ellis, Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins have chosen it as the time to announce they’d be returning to college and foregoing the NBA. Some theorized the same could be on the table for Udoka Azubuike, who has yet to make an announcement one way or another with regard to his future.

Watch: Kansas TE commit Will Huggins shines at Opening Regional
Shawnee Mission (Kans.) South tight end Will Huggins, a Kansas commit, was one of the top offensive performers at Sunday’s Opening Regional in St. Louis. For a kid with such a massive frame, he can run routes and go up and catch the ball with the type of coordination kids his size sometimes do not have. He looks like a fine early pickup for the Jayhawks with the tools to become a complete tight end with pass-catching acumen and the size to be an effective blocker.

Other Sports News

Pats bolster thin WR unit with Thomas signing
Thomas, 31, was acquired by the Texans from the Denver Broncos just before last season’s trade deadline. He suffered a season-ending torn Achilles tendon in December and was released by Houston in February.

Cooper: Ousted Lightning victims of own success
The Tampa Bay Lightning will be defined by their failure, swept out of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round by a Columbus Blue Jackets team that few thought had a prayer of hanging with the Presidents’ Trophy winners.

Nuggets coach used Clippers’ rally as inspiration
The Denver Nuggets, the second seed in the Western Conference, were down by 16 points to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night and about 18 minutes away from falling into a disastrous 0-2 hole in the series.

Sources: Miller, set to face Joshua, fails drug test
Heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller has tested positive for the banned substance GW1516 ahead of his scheduled challenge of unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua, three sources with knowledge of the results told ESPN on Tuesday.

Westbrook vows to play better after loss
After Tuesday’s deflating 114-94 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2, the Oklahoma City Thunder are heading back home in an 0-2 series hole with Russell Westbrook taking responsibility for the team’s poor performance and vowing to play better in Game 3.

Other News

Notre Dame fire: Macron’s five-year rebuilding pledge is unrealistic, experts warn
So French President Emmanuel Macron’s pledge Tuesday to restore fire-devastated Notre Dame within five years was at odds with experts who predicted restoring the jewel of Gothic architecture would likely take much longer.

Denver Schools Closed; Police Look For Woman With Columbine ‘Infatuation’ : NPR
More than a dozen school districts in Colorado are closed Wednesday after the FBI and local law enforcement warned of an 18-year-old white woman who is “armed and dangerous” in the Denver metropolitan area.

Yemen war: Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led coalition – BBC News
Mr Trump described the resolution as an “unnecessary” and “dangerous” attempt to weaken his constitutional powers.

Creston School Hopes to Find Former Students in Mystery Photos – Flathead Beacon
Around Christmas, a mailer arrived at Creston School with an Alaska P.O. Box number but no name. Inside the package school officials found old 35-millimeter film slides with a hand-written note explaining the photos were found in an attic. Many of them were labeled “Creston School.”

Source: Rock Chalk Talk