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The Rock Chalkboard

Bill Self: Perry Ellis a 'good role model' for young Jayhawks
Back in September, it was announced by KU athletics that Ellis would be joining the basketball staff as a video coordinator. KU coach Bill Self said in a release that Ellis would first complete his "internship hours toward his undergraduate degree" (sport management) before joining the staff.

No. 12 Isaiah Todd talks Kansas, Michigan as decision date nears
“I love Coach Bill Self, he has a lot of experience, he always goes to the Tournament, I love the facilities, when I went on my visit it felt good,” Todd explained to 247Sports.

Devon Dotson: KU has 'one of the best backcourts in the nation'
“We have one of the best backcourts in the nation,” Dotson said. “You know, with the work that we put in this offseason, it can be electric.”

KU football taking 'collective' approach to offensive gameplan
"It’s not like we have the opportunity to go in and do a mass overhaul," Dearmon said. "We’re going to try to make things flow as easy as possible for our players so we don’t come out looking like we’re in install Day 2 for fall camp. Our coaching staff has already been doing the things that we can continue to do this week."

KU expected to use more RPO plays after promoting Brent Dearmon to OC | KUsports.com
“That’s why the RPO is so effective,” said Sam Castronova, who played quarterback for Dearmon at Bethel University in 2018. “If you are trying to stop the run, you are going to get thrown on. If you try to stop the pass, we are going to run the ball on you.”

Seniors show out on senior day for KU swimming | KUsports.com
It was senior day for the Kansas swimming and diving team on Saturday as part of the second day of the Kansas Double Dual meet against South Dakota and Missouri State. The team sent a strong message by winning both matchups in convincing fashion with a 261-87 win over South Dakota and a 244-101 victory over Missouri State inside Robinson Natatorium.

Jayhawks finish pool play at the Big 12 Match Play Championship | KUsports.com
After two days and four rounds, the Kansas men’s golf team will await the final round of pool play of the Big 12 Match Play Championship at the The Clubs at Houston Oaks on Sunday in Hockley, Texas.

Bits o Chalk

Jim Calhoun -- Never 'knowingly treated any woman unfairly because of her gender'
Jaclyn Piscitelli filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court against the small Catholic school in West Hartford, Connecticut, which began admitting men in 2018. She alleges violations of Title IX, the federal law designed to ensure equal opportunities for women and girls in education, including athletics.

Tua Tagovailoa becomes Alabama's all-time TD pass leader
"I mean, it's a great achievement, but we're not done yet," said Tagovailoa, who threw for 293 yards. "As a team, we still gotta continue to grow, we still gotta get each other better offensively and defensively and see what we can do better, and we'll move on to next week."

Penn State takes players' shirts backing teammate Jonathan Sutherland
Penn State personnel confiscated T-shirts bearing the words "Chains, Tattoos, Dreads, & WE ARE" that Nittany Lions football players were wearing during the pregame portion of Saturday night's contest at Iowa.

Simone Biles sets all-time medals record at gymnastics worlds with 24th
Simone Biles broke the record for most medals by a gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam competition Sunday.

Washington Nationals OF Adam Eaton says 'Seinfeld' key to big hit
"Everything I was thinking, they did the opposite," Eaton said. "So I was thinking 3-2 [count] should be a heater here and I'm like, well, that's the opposite, so I should George Costanza it and just go ahead and said breaking ball, and that's what happened."

Eraser Dust

Sandalwood Fire: 2nd Death Reported as Containment Grows to 68% in 1,000-Acre Blaze That Destroyed Calimesa Community | KTLA
Another body was found inside a burned Calimesa mobile home as firefighters battled the more than 1,000-acre Sandalwood Fire, bringing the death toll up to two people, authorities said Saturday.

Montana Men Arrested With $4.25 Million Worth of Marijuana Go Free
Alexander Clifford Gordon, 24, of Helena, Montana and Jared Michael Desroches, 30, of Missoula, Montana were charged on March 5 in Douglas County District Court with two counts of controlled substance crimes in the first degree for possession of more than 900 pounds of marijuana.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Dog takes car for a spin in Kalispell
Local motorists may have done a double-take Thursday afternoon when they saw a dog — yes, a dog — driving its owner’s car on U.S. 93 North, according to Kalispell Police Department Sgt. Chad Fetveit.

PG&E says it has restored power to all customers in Santa Cruz County
Power has been fully restored in Santa Cruz County after a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) shut off power to thousands of customers for their public safety power shutoff (PSPS).

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Smart Foodservice opens today in Evergreen
“We have everything a restaurant needs,” Director of Marketing Ryan Weedon said. That includes 35-pound jugs of fryer oil, gallon containers of mayonnaise and salad dressing, 20-pound bags of ice and 40-pound cases of chicken breasts.