Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 7.16.2019

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Kansas News

KU seniors relish opportunity to represent program at Big 12 Media Days | KUsports.com
The senior running back was one of four representatives — along with Hakeem Adeniji, Mike Lee and Bryce Torneden — for the Kansas football team during the Big 12 Media Days on Monday at AT&T; Stadium. While the event went smoothly for the four KU seniors, the night before was anything but that for Herbert.

Notebook: QB Thomas MacVittie heads into camp with edge over Carter Stanley | KUsports.com
When Les Miles heads into his first preseason camp as the head football coach at the University of Kansas in a couple of weeks, he will do so with a quarterback competition to resolve

Les Miles, Big 12 commissioner weigh in on Pooka Williams’ 1-game suspension | KUsports.com
It didn’t take long Monday morning at Big 12 Media Days for Kansas football coach Les Miles to address the recently announced one-game suspension for high profile running back Pooka Williams, which was met on social media and other platforms with some backlash.

Jayhawks appreciate star power Les Miles brings to KU football | KUsports.com
Those expecting to prop up their feet, munch on some popcorn and enjoy The Les Miles Show at Big 12 Football Media Days didn’t get much of the fun-loving, grass-eating persona that so many associate with the University of Kansas head coach.

Les Miles: Thomas MacVittie ahead in KU football QB competition
Well, perhaps that isn’t fair. It may not be right to call David Beaty’s inability to name and stick with a starting quarterback a mistake, but it probably is fair to call it one of the many areas in which the former KU coach struggled. The Jayhawks went into various seasons with two — and sometimes three — different quarterbacks in the race, and they often switched back and forth between quarterbacks throughout seasons and even within individual games.

Les Miles is back! He’s got some Kansas-sized Qs to answer
College football Saturdays in Les Miles’ house followed a chaotic yet ritualistic schedule. Miles and his daughter, Smacker, would turn on TVs in multiple rooms starting at 11 a.m. and dash from screen to screen throughout the day. North Carolina and Texas A&M games were a must – places where Miles’ sons played – but the rest of the TVs were set to a jumble of the weekend’s best.

Four-star guard includes Arizona in top ten
On Monday, 6-foot-3, 170-pound Chicago Morgan Park shooting guard Adam Miller cut his list to ten schools and Arizona made the cut.

Photo gallery: KU football at Big 12 Media Day in AT&T Stadium
The Jayhawks will begin the 2019 football season on Aug. 31 against Indiana State. They will do so without Pooka Williams, who received a one-game suspension following a domestic battery charge in December. That topic of conversation was discussed at several points throughout media day, including by both KU coach Les Miles and Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

Two quarterbacks in the race for KU football, Les Miles says
KU football has a new coach, but the latest comment on the quarterback situation will sound all-too familiar to those who have followed the program in past years.

Bob Bowlsby: Pooka Williams suspension not decided by KU coaches
KU football’s coaches did not make the call to suspend Pooka Williams for one game, and the decision should have been decided without input from KU athletics, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced on Monday, the beginning of the two-day Big 12 Media Days.

Transcript of Les Miles’ press conference at Big 12 media day
The start of the 2019 KU football season is getting closer and closer. And while Les Miles and the Jayhawks prepare for their first Fall Camp and to open the season against Indiana State — KU football will take on its first opponent of the Miles-era on August 31 — the Jayhawks first met with the media on Monday as part of Big 12 Media Days at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Other Sports News

Clarke stakes Grizzlies to summer league crown
Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins has yet to lead an official NBA game, but he’s bringing some hardware home to Beale Street.

Sources — Waived JR Smith not headed to Lakers
A reunion with former teammate LeBron James does not seem to be on the horizon. Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Los Angeles Lakers are an unlikely destination for Smith.

Tiger says Masters took toll as he crams for Open
Three months removed from one of his most remarkable victories at the Masters, Tiger Woods is still enjoying the immensity of that triumph — and struggling to return to that form.

Sources: Cuban fined $50,000 for meeting leak
The NBA office fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $50,000 after he admitted to leaking information from last week’s Board of Governors meeting to a reporter, sources told ESPN.

Bill Self on Border War: ‘Nothing’s changed in my regard’ | KUsports.com
Although he showed up to discuss his team’s upcoming summer trip to Italy, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self couldn’t get through a media session Tuesday afternoon without the subject of the currently dead Border War coming up.

Other News

Everything Old Is New Again As IRS Releases Form 1040 Draft
Why did the form grow? There’s a good reason. The income reconciliation schedule – the bit where you summarize your income from the various forms and schedules – has been returned to the front page. (That sound you hear is tax pros cheering.)

Murder investigation underway in Kalispell – KPAX.com
Sheriff Brian Heino tells MTN News that deputies responded to a residence on Lenwood Lane around 5 p.m. on Monday where they found a Kalispell man dead.

Italian police seized an air-to-air missile and Nazi paraphernalia from three men – CNN
Italian police have seized “an arsenal of military weapons,” including an air-to-air missile, and a collection of Nazi paraphernalia from three men, one of whom is a former political candidate for an extreme right party.

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