The Daily Mauling: 5.6.2020

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Colleges that produced most NBA first-round picks in 2010’s
4. KANSAS JAYHAWKS (10)

KU basketball lowering season-ticket prices in Allen Fieldhouse
KU athletics announced on Tuesday that it is lowering prices on a large portion of men’s basketball season tickets for the first time in more than a decade, citing feedback from fans, market research and the current pandemic in doing so.

Commitment analysis: Kansas O-line pledge De’Kedrick Sterns
Rankings: The industry-generated 247Sports Composite rates Sterns as a three-star recruit ranked No. 95 nationally among 2021 offensive tackle prospects, as well as No. 159 overall regardless of position in the state of Texas for his class. The 247Sports rankings consider Sterns a solid three-star with a grade of 85, which puts him at No. 86 nationally among 2021 offensive tackles and No. 157 overall in the Lone Star State’s 2021 cycle.

Top 5 games of Christian Braun’s freshman year for KU basketball
KU basketball freshman Christian Braun impressed even KU coach Bill Self with his play last year. Self and his staff knew they had a good player in Braun, but the head coach noted his freshman was further along than expected after having the chance to see him play in a few games.

KU football offer ‘overwhelming’ to 2022 OG Tederian Blair
“[My coach] was like, ‘Kansas wants to know about you,’ but I didn’t take into consideration that they might offer,” Blair told Phog.net. “You know my coach always told me it’s hard for linemen to get offers after their sophomore season, so I was more focused on [the idea of] keep working, get better.”

Three KU football questions entering the summer: Kicking game
In general, placekicking was not one of KU’s strengths in 2019 under special teams coordinator Mike Ekeler. The Jayhawks finished last in the Big 12 in field goal percentage (11 for 19, 57 percent) and PAT percentage (27 for 31, 87 percent).

2021 KU hoops target Tamar Bates announces move to IMG Academy
On Tuesday, Tamar Bates, a four-star combo guard, announced he would be leaving Piper HS in the Kansas City area. For his senior year, Bates said, he’ll be heading down to IMG Academy in Florida.

Bits o Chalk

Ranking the Bottom 10 sneakers in NBA history
Here at ESPN’s Bottom 10 headquarters, located in the dumpster behind the warehouse where Mike Golic Jr. stores his sneaker collection, we have always been obsessed with footwear. We have always been particularly possessed by presentations of repugnant podiatry, not to mention bad alliteration.

Ranking the top 74 sneakers in NBA history
From overly built high-tops to space-age heat-molded constructions to the phone-syncing sneakers of today, NBA players have laced up more collective design, technology and innovation than any other association.

Charles Barkley doesn’t see longtime rift with Michael Jordan ending
Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley admits he’s still “really, really sad” about the fact that his longtime friendship with Michael Jordan deteriorated years ago because of critical comments Barkley made about the way Jordan ran the then Charlotte Bobcats franchise.

Nets GM — Kevin Durant’s return ‘$110 million question’
Durant ruptured his Achilles tendon while playing for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals last June. Such injuries usually require a year of recovery, and after Durant signed with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency in July, general manager Sean Marks repeatedly had said the team expected Durant to miss the entire 2019-20 season.

Tua Tagovailoa to wear No. 1 with 13 retired by Dolphins for Dan Marino
Tagovailoa, drafted by the Dolphins with the No. 5 pick in last month’s NFL draft, is the most anticipated Dolphins quarterback since Dan Marino, the greatest player in franchise history.

Patrick Ewing says his two Olympic gold medals and Georgetown championship ring stolen
“My house got broken into in New York, and at one point they stole my medals,” Ewing said. “So I called Jerry Colangelo [former USA Basketball chairman], and he was great to be able to get me two replacement medals.”

Eraser Dust

Trump says he’s ‘inclined’ to skip WH Correspondents’ Dinner
President Trump says he had a “great time” during the last White House Correspondents’ Dinner he attended — but that he’s “inclined” to skip it for the fourth time as president unless he’s treated “fairly” by reporters.

Trump softens promise of coronavirus vaccine by end of year – POLITICO
“You can never be convinced,” Trump, during a trip to Arizona, told ABC News’ David Muir in an interview when asked whether he was still firm in that declaration, contending that “we have a really good shot of having something very, very substantial.”

Who is Rick Bright? The Coronavirus Whistle-Blower Who Said The Trump Administration Steered Contracts to Cronies – The New York Times
Rick Bright, the ousted chief of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, said he was pressured to steer millions of dollars to the clients of a well-connected consultant.

Poll: Bullock leads Daines in Montana Senate race | TheHill
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) leads Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) by 7 points in the state’s Senate race, according to a new poll from Montana State University released on Tuesday, a sign that the seat is in play as a possible pickup for Democrats.

Under the Big Sky Music Festival Postponed to 2021 – Flathead Beacon
The second annual Under the Big Sky Music and Arts Festival has been rescheduled for July 17-18, 2021 due to COVID-19, officials announced via Facebook on Tuesday, May 5.

UPDATE 1 person hurt in head-on crash north of Kalispell
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Fetterhoff tells MTN News that the driver of a cement truck turned left off Hodgson Road onto US Highway 93 but failed to see a gray Volvo that was in the northbound lane.

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