Tuesday was filled with sports news like the good old days when you were free to leave your house for any reason without the government asking to see your papers. Missouri could lose three players early to the NBA draft. Cartier Diarra picked a school to transfer to awfully quick. The Big Slick Charity event is off. And there is more where that came from.
Here is your daily Dr. Feelgood…
– Xavier Pinson, Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon will all declare for the NBA draft to get feedback from the league. The deadline to withdraw is June 3.
– Shane Southwell was announced as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team. Southwell played for Kansas State from 2010-2014.
– Cartier Diarra has decided to transfer to Virginia Tech. Diarra is expected to complete courses for his degree this spring so he would be eligible to play at Virginia Tech next season as a graduate transfer.
IN THE NEWS…
– The annual Big Slick Charity event to raise money for Children’s Mercy Hospital set for June 5-6 was cancelled on Tuesday because of the Wuhan Chinese coronavirus. The event has raised over $10 million in its 11 years. It is expected to return next year.
– Momentum is gaining among club owners and players to start the Major League Baseball season without fans to get in as many games as possible.
– Major League Baseball will pay minor league players $400 per week through the end of May. The players will also receive medical benefits. This will be re-evaluated and could be extended.
– Pac 12 commissioner Larry Scott said that the end of May is an approximate deadline for determining how college football will proceed in the fall.
PODCAST: In the Sunday night podcast l discussed another Chiefs’ re-signing and a player lost, an exciting new home-and-home series for Kansas basketball, a Major League Baseball decision on when the season will start and an in-depth look at the current state of college sports and where things are headed after an abrupt end to the winter and spring sports seasons. Give it a listen wherever you get your podcasts.
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