The Weekend Mauling: 3/21/2020

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Hutson Lillibridge staying in contact with variety of schools
“Right now, I’m just kind of enjoying the process and having fun talking to coaches,” Lillibridge said. “The big thing for me is, I’m a mid-year graduate in the winter, so getting up on campuses and seeing schools was huge for me. It’s a bummer all these places closed down, but it’s a necessary precaution.”

Top 10 college football, basketball coaching duos for 2020
247Sports’ Take: Kansas is one of only two schools currently with national championship-winning head coaches between basketball’s Bill Self and football’s Les Miles. While Self’s 2008 Final Four run culminated in Kansas’ NCAA title, Miles did so with LSU’s 2007 BCS crown and has the Jayhawks on the right path. Miles’ first year led Kansas to a deceiving 3-9 (1-8 Big 12) record, losing three games by five points or fewer.

Les Miles and Kansas score big recruiting win in RB Devin Neal
Neal is perhaps the most coveted prospect this cycle for football coach Les Miles and his staff as they beat Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas State and Oklahoma State for the 5-foot-11, 192-pound talent’s pledge. Neal also took part in Kansas’s virtual junior day this week.

Associated Press releases 2019-20 All-America teams
The Associated Press All-America teams were released Friday, and just one player received a first-place vote on all 65 ballots. That seems a fitting wrap-up for the 2019-20 season, with any number of teams and players putting their respective marks on the season.

Kansas would have been monster favorite in NCAA Tournament
It might not come as a surprise, but FiveThirtyEight put numbers to the theory that Kansas was an overwhelming favorite to win this year’s NCAA Tournament. That’s the good news for Jayhawk fans; the bad news is that being a massive favorite, at least in recent years, hasn’t been an indicator that a team is going to cut down the nets in the end.

Bits o Chalk

USA Track & Field joins swimming in push for Games delay
USA Track & Field is joining USA Swimming in calling for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee to push for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.

Duke’s Tre Jones to enter NBA draft
Duke point guard Tre Jones — the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year — will enter the 2020 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Saturday.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin to defer to Tom Brady on No. 12
“Obviously if he doesn’t want it, or if he’s not making a big deal out of it, I’m definitely going to keep it. We’ll see how that goes,” Godwin said in a video interview with the Buccaneers’ website. “I think just out of respect for what he’s done, what he’s accomplished, just kind of the career he’s built for himself, you have to lean into that respect.”

Auburn freshman Isaac Okoro to declare eligibility for NBA draft
“If Isaac has an opportunity to be a first-round pick and certainly has an opportunity to be in the lottery, with this draft not being as deep as next year’s draft is going to be, I think it makes sense for him to absolutely become draft-eligible, which he is going to and then go through the process,” Pearl said, according to AL.com.

NBA to pay players full salaries due April 1; uncertain after
The NBA plans to deliver players their full salaries due on April 1 but left open the possibility of recouping future salaries for canceled games on April 15, according to a league memo shared with teams Friday.

Eraser Dust

Nancy Pelosi Says Mitch McConnell’s Third Coronavirus Response Package Bill Is a ‘Non-Starter,’ ‘Not at All Pro-Worker’
In her letter, Pelosi described McConnell’s proposal as “not at all pro-worker and [the proposal] puts corporations ahead of working people. As written, it is a non-starter.”

Fact-Checking 5 Trump Administration Claims On The Coronavirus Pandemic : NPR
President Trump has made a lot of promises about actions his administration is taking to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Not all of them have been exactly on the mark — and some have yet to pay off as advertised.

Liam Gallagher Challenges Noel Gallagher to Reunite Oasis
The relationship between Oasis siblings Liam and Noel Gallagher is a complicated one, with the brothers’ combustible dynamic coming to a head in 2009 when Noel left the band. In the years since, there’s been a few jabs, but also some attempts by Liam to reunite Oasis while Noel has remained reluctant. In light of the recent coronavirus pandemic, Liam is taking another shot, challenging his brother to reunite for a massive charity gig.

2 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Flathead County on Friday
The patients are a man in his 50s who is not a resident of Flathead County; the second is a man in his 30s. Both men recently engaged in domestic out-of-state travel, according to the Health Department.

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce reacts to Canada border closure
“When exchange rates were really favorable for the Canadians, in the early part of this decade, so 2010, 2011, and 2012, they were a huge part of sustaining our economy,” explained Unterreiner. “And we’re not seeing that flip in exchange rate. So, we love and appreciate our neighbors to the North.”

Discussion Questions

  1. How does the Coronavirus Pandemic change the world/society going forward? Will there be a noticeable change?
  2. We can all name bands that were the definitive bands of certain decades. Many people would say the Beatles were the definitive band of the 60s or Led Zeppelin as the definitive band of the 70s. Who are the definitive bands of the 2000s and 2010s?
  3. What is your favorite youtube channel?
  4. what is your favorite mobile game?

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