Kansas News and Notes: 2.9.2019

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Kansas News

Bill Self, Dedric Lawson optimistic Lagerald Vick will return
Kansas will be down another body for the foreseeable future with the departure of Lagerald Vick from the program due to “personal matters that require his immediate attention,” according to a KU release.

KU basketball teams to play in Harlem Renaissance-inspired uniforms | KUsports.com
With a day-night basketball twinbill slated for Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, both the University of Kansas men’s and women’s teams will pay homage to Black History Month with special edition Harlem Renaissance uniforms created by Adidas.

Trials and tribulations piling up for Jayhawks this season | Smithology | KUsports.com
Perhaps because he’s spent so much of this season in college basketball’s version of crisis management mode, Bill Self on Friday afternoon turned one question about the at times tedious nature of a season into a nearly 3-minute long public service announcement about the state of the Kansas basketball team.

A blind résumé comparison, and why KU will have interest in Saturday’s bracket reveal
CBS Sports will be televising its early bracket reveal on Saturday morning, and you can bet there will be a lot of Kansas officials paying attention.

KU ‘moving on’ without Lagerald Vick: ‘He just needs to take care of some business.’
“It’s not going to be tomorrow by any stretch, or Monday, or probably soon after that. So we need to make sure that we support him, but on the flip side coach the guys we’ve got,” Self, KU’s 16th-year coach, said Friday at a media session held in advance of Saturday’s 11 a.m. home contest against Oklahoma State.

Here’s what to expect with KU basketball’s new starting five
?Following a stretch of three days that saw the Jayhawks fall to Kansas State, find out they likely wouldn’t have their best defensive player back for their next game and lose their lone senior, the KU coach could have been asked about any number of things.

Other Sports News

Philadelphia 76ers ride new-look lineup to win over Denver Nuggets
The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-110 as their new-look starting lineup of Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid closed the game on a 14-7 run as part of an impressive overall display from the most active team leading up to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.

NCAA tournament Bubble Watch: Welcome to the Wofford Terriers
Projected as a No. 10 seed by Joe Lunardi, Wofford is putting together one compelling case for the NCAA men’s basketball committee. Welcome to Bubble Watch, Terriers.

NBA stressed rest rule, $100K fine to Pelicans over Anthony Davis
One was his trade demand from the New Orleans Pelicans. The other was what would happen in the event the Pelicans didn’t trade him, which looked more likely by the day. Would New Orleans continue to play Davis or make him a healthy scratch for the rest of the season, as they did for several games before Thursday’s trade deadline?

Anthony Davis greeted with boos, cheers upon return
“I think the shock of the whole thing is over,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “Obviously, he said that he doesn’t want to be here, he wants to be traded. All that has been known. Now what we’re trying to do is bring back some normalcy to the whole situation.”

Kevin Durant not shocked by LeBron James’ first All-Star pick — ‘What else is he supposed to do?’
For the second straight season, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James used the first pick in the All-Star draft to select Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant for his team. For the second straight year, Durant wasn’t surprised at all.

Other News

Amid Measles Outbreak, Washington State Legislators Consider Bill To Remove Personal Belief As Reason To Forgo MMR Vaccine
House Bill 1638, would look to eliminate those personal and philosophical exemptions as related to the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine — more commonly known as the MMR vaccine — but would allow for religious and medical exemptions. The bill, The Columbian reports, is a direct response to the current measles outbreak.

Tax code changes leave Americans asking, ‘What happened to my refund?’
The White House said in October 2017 that the average family “would get a $4,000 raise” when it was pushing for passage of the law. Now that the new filing season has begun, some taxpayers are finding out that the tax man giveth — but also taketh away, especially as it pertains to their annual refund.

Lord and Miller are planning to kill off humanity again—but for kids!
Folks, we’re starting to wonder if Phil Lord and Christopher Miller even like the human race. The Spider-Verse producers—whose other success stories include The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, Clone High, and all those other things you like—have put together a whole bunch of world-ending scenarios over the years, from Last Man On Earth’s super-virus, to the wastelands of The Lego Movie 2, to a reality in which the sky is cloudy with a chance of meatballs and/or death. Now, THR reports that Lord and Miller—fresh off a Golden Globe win for Spider-Man, and the opening of the latest Lego—have become the subject of a competitive bidding war for their new project, The Last Human.

This is how I partnered with parents who didn’t want to vaccinate – CNN
And I won’t judge you if vaccinating your child scares you. I don’t think you’re stupid. I don’t think you love your child any less. I just ask that we talk about it.

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