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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 5.22.2019

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In another, more accurate way, Barney is the winner.

Kansas News

Bryce Torneden embracing leadership role for KU football in 2019 | KUsports.com

For the 2019 Kansas football team, especially on the defensive side of the ball, a majority of those responsibilities figure to fall on the shoulders of Bryce Torneden. The soon-to-be senior safety is the only returning player who finished in the top-three in tackles last year.

KU baseball hoping to keep hot streak alive at Big 12 tournament | KUsports.com

After opening the season with 24 consecutive road games and a 2-7 record in Big 12 play, the Kansas baseball team finished the regular season with a winning record and enters this week’s Big 12 tournament as one of the hottest teams in college baseball.

KU tennis seniors advance to Sweet 16 in singles, doubles championships | KUsports.com

Less than two weeks removed from helping the program reach the round of 16 for the first time since 1998, the Jayhawks’ No. 1 singles player, Anastasia Rychagova, as well as the No. 1 doubles team of Nina Khmelnitckaia and Janet Koch, are at it again, this time at the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Individual Championships, at the USTA National Campus, in Orlando, Fla.

Les Miles: Coaching football 'more fun' than retirement | KUsports.com

“I think it’s the experience that you’ve had developing young players, making sure that they get their degree and bringing them to the field,” Miles said on the Big 12 coaches spring media teleconference. “I think that experience would draw a lot of people to it.”

Six early candidates for the men's basketball Naismith Trophy

Several past winners of the men's basketball version of the award have come from players in the Big 12. Since the year 2000, the conference has produced winners that include Kevin Durant (Texas), Blake Griffin (Oklahoma), Buddy Hield (Oklahoma) and, of course, Frank Mason, who starred as a senior for the Kansas Jayhawks.

Dedric Lawson enjoys Hornets workout, KU basketball reunion

"It was definitely fun," Lawson told media in a video the Hornets released on Tuesday. "It's fun for me getting out here, they got us up early, got the guys loose. After that, we just got after it, guys competing trying to make each other better and competing for the opportunity to be in the NBA."

Other Sports News

Top 5 picks make up NBA All-Rookie first team

Top overall pick Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns was joined by the Sacramento Kings' Marvin Bagley III (No. 2), Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (No. 3), Memphis Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson Jr. (No. 4) and Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (No. 5) on the first team.

UW scores second top 7 recruit in PF McDaniels

Power forward Jaden McDaniels, the No. 7 overall prospect in the ESPN 100, announced Tuesday night he has committed to Washington.

'Resilient' Blues savor improbable run to Cup Final

The streamers fell from the ceiling and the fans sang along with "Gloria," the 1980s pop classic repurposed as the St. Louis Blues' official victory song, as it blared from the speakers in Enterprise Center.

VanVleet's shot reborn after birth of 2nd child

Fred VanVleet broke out in a huge way Tuesday night, scoring 13 points off the bench to help lead a balanced scoring attack for the Toronto Raptors, as they blew out the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Sources: Pitcher skips MLB draft for Japan deal

Nineteen-year-old pitcher Carter Stewart is in agreement with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League on a six-year contract worth more than $7 million, a groundbreaking deal that could have long-term ramifications for Major League Baseball's amateur and professional sides, sources told ESPN.

Bucks vs. Raptors - Game Summary - May 21, 2019 - ESPN

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Other News

OP Buffalo Wild Wings sued for alleged race discrimination | The Kansas City Star

Managers at an Overland Park Buffalo Wild Wings regularly made derogatory comments about African American customers and allowed employees to refuse them service or give them poor service, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday.

Theresa May's Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades - Reuters

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party.

Border Vigilante Jim Benvie Was Accused of Running Child-Cancer Charity Scam

The vigilante group was kicked off PayPal and GoFundMe as a result, but it is still attempting to raise money for its efforts in other ways. Now, court documents reviewed by The Daily Beast raise serious questions about Benvie’s background in fundraising.

Is Radio’s Shock Jock Era Over? Execs and Pundits Weigh In – Variety

Once a pillar of radio broadcasts, terrestrial and otherwise, the popularity of shock jocks, like Howard Stern, Opie and Anthony and Bubba the Love Sponge, has withered in recent years. With Stern expressing remorse over his previous airwave antics during the promotion of his just-released book, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” trade site Radio Ink offered some fascinating insight into why the shock jock format seems to be floundering.

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