Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 5.12.2019

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Kansas News

Grad transfers Holyfield, Tucker make choices, pass on KU | KUsports.com
The Kansas basketball team’s 2019 recruiting class was dealt a pair of blows on Saturday, when two of the Jayhawks’ targets announced their commitments to other programs.

KU track earns 8 medals, 12 qualifiers on day 2 of Big 12 Championship | KUsports.com
The Kansas track and field team earned eight trips to the award stand on Saturday at John Jacobs Track & Field Complex in Norman, Oklahoma on day two of the Big 12 Outdoor Championship. Along with the eight medals, the Jayhawks picked up 12 qualifiers for Sunday’s finals on the track.

KU baseball suffers tough defeat in walk-off loss | KUsports.com
Cyr was removed after allowing the first two batters of the ninth inning to reach. Despite not striking out a batter, Cyr allowed just two runs in eight innings of work before heading out for the ninth. He was charged with one earned run out of the five that scored in the final frame.

Devonte’ Graham calls rookie NBA season a ‘blessing’ | KUsports.com
An All-American during his final college season at the University of Kansas, Devonte’ Graham, like most rookies playing in the world’s premier basketball league, found himself recalibrating during his first season in the NBA as nothing came as easily as he was used to.

Dick Tomey, former Arizona football coach, dies at 80 | KUsports.com
Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, has died at 80.

Season ends for KU softball at Big 12 Championship | KUsports.com
“Really proud of our progress this team has made this year,” head coach Jennifer McFalls said in a team release. “It is unfortunate to have the season end the way it did and have weather impact the Big 12 Tournament.”

A look at KU football players in the transfer portal
“I think the ease of transfer is the only thing that I question. I think there’s a number of people that really are transferring not out of necessity,” Miles said. “One of the last statistics I saw [was] that 25 percent of all of college has put their name into the transfer portal. Then [those who] actually transferred were 13 percent. Now I don’t know that those were exactly the statistics, but they’re close. I just think it changes football so much.”

Teams with the most momentum on the recruiting trail
The same is also true of the transfer recruiting cycle, with two of the more coveted graduate transfers pulling the trigger Saturday. And that gives a pretty good view of which teams are generating some serious juice on the trail. So which teams are hot right now, or have the potential to heat up in a hurry?

Rayjon Tucker chooses Memphis over going into the NBA Draft
University of Arkansas Little Rock graduate transfer Rayjon Tucker was torn between staying in college for another season or going to the NBA, but he chose to stay in college and play for coach Penny Hardaway and his staff.

Other Sports News

Viral track star sets high school record in 100m
Houston Strake Jesuit senior Matthew Boling, who became a viral sensation last month after running a 9.98-second 100-meter dash, set a national record Saturday at the Texas state high school track and field championships.

Cavaliers interview four in Denver, sources say
Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman and members of his front office met separately with several assistant coaches in Denver on the eve of Game 7 between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers, including Denver assistants Jordi Fernandez and Wes Unseld Jr. and Portland assistant David Vanterpool, league sources said.

Haskins turning heads at Redskins minicamp
The scene was different for a Washington Redskins rookie minicamp, with three dozen or so media members attending. It’s been seven years since they entertained that sort of gathering for a rookie minicamp. But, as in the days of Robert Griffin III, the Redskins have a quarterback as their latest symbol of hope: Dwayne Haskins.

Sources — Vogel to coach Lakers with Kidd on staff
Vogel met with Lakers management Thursday and talks escalated quickly toward an offer Saturday to end the franchise’s tumultuous coaching process with his hiring, sources said.

Breaking: Texas Tech Lands Grad Transfer Big Man
The 6-foot-8, 227-pound forward averaged 12.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.3 blocked shots per game in 2017-18 at Stephen F. Austin before redshirting last season due to an offseason shoulder surgery. He announced his intention to transfer in March then in April that he had a top five schools list of Illinois, Kansas, Miami, Oregon and Texas Tech and that he would be visiting those schools before deciding.

All the challenges facing Frank Vogel, LeBron and the Lakers
There are also generally two kinds of general managers working in the league: those who make decisions aimed at keeping their jobs and those who are determined to do things their way, even if it comes with the risk of failure.

Other News

Leaked documents allege the NRA has been spending millions on legal work.
Newly leaked documents have fueled two new reports over the weekend of allegations of irresponsible and potentially legally dubious spending by the National Rifle Association. The reports have also given further insight into the ugly infighting in the NRA leadership and into the precarious situation the organization has found itself in as it faces an investigation into possible financial wrongdoing.

Mother’s Day nurse legacy at Kalispell Regional Medical Center – KPAX.com
National Nurses Week and Mother’s Day fall on the same week this year and for Kalispell Regional Medical Center that’s not where the coincidence ends.

Bigfork Eagle – Local News, Feast Whitefish begins today with Distiller’s Fest
The Distiller’s Fest, an opening night cocktail party at Grouse Mountain Lodge, is today, Saturday, featuring specialty cocktails (and spirits) from 10 different Montana micro-distilleries and an all-star line-up of appetizers from top Whitefish eateries

Blue Moon Brewing is capitalizing on Bezos’ news with a lunar lander keg | TechCrunch
Every so often, a big corporation manages to play the news cycle just right. Generally such things aren’t recommended and can fairly easily backfire, but the MillerCoors-owned Blue Moon Brewery would have been silly not to have capitalized on yesterday’s big announcement from Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin.

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