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Notebook: Kansas Rested and Ready For Mauling After Bye Week

Take a look at this, Lisa. You don’t see any ‘Homer Is A Dope’ t-shirts, do you?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 05 Oklahoma at Kansas Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

Former quarterback breaks down Brent Dearmon's system
And while there were a number of games that could have qualified — Bethel’s 55.5 points per game didn’t just lead NAIA, but was the highest scoring offense at all college levels — one in particular stood out, when Bethel dropped 92 points in an 80-point win over Kentucky Christian.

Listen: The Drive, 10.13.19 — Enjoying the off weekend
Neither Kansas State nor Kansas played football this weekend, but The Drive must go on. The Drive is in Season 14 on Topeka's WIBW-13 with co-hosts Tim Fitzgerald ( and filling in for Scott Chasen ( this week is WIBW-13 sports director Tyler Greever. Fitz and Tyler discuss what both K-State and KU need to do on the football field to see improvement as the season wears on.

Grading every Big 12 CFB team through Week 7
Week 7 of the 2019 college football season is in the books, and it proved to be one of the most entertaining yet this fall. The Big 12 Conference -- even with four teams on a bye -- had no shortage of excitement to offer, starting Oklahoma's 34-27 win over Texas in the Red River Showdown and ending with Baylor's thrilling 33-30 overtime victory vs. Texas Tech in Waco. The Sooners and Bears both remained undefeated in 2019 with those victories, staying put as the leagues' only two teams with a perfect record this fall.

Kansas wins thriller over West Virginia – Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas volleyball survived a hard-fought, back-and-forth battle against West Virginia in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena, earning its first Big 12 victory in the new arena in five sets.

Jayhawks finished second at the Big 12 Match Play Championship – Kansas Jayhawks
The Kansas men’s golf team placed second at the Big 12 Match Play Championship at the Houston Oaks Golf Club in Houston, Texas on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Bits o Chalk

Jerry Jones -- Cowboys' recent losses not all on Jason Garrett
As disappointed as Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was in his team's third straight loss, he was not ready to pin sole responsibility on head coach Jason Garrett.

Astros' Carlos Correa, struggling recently, comes up big with walk-off HR vs. Yankees
The 2019 season has been a trying one for the Astros' Carlos Correa. Injuries have limited his availability and production, and even when he returned to the active list for the postseason, he struggled to find the timing at the plate that had made him one of the game's brightest young stars. That timing returned Sunday, and it was just in time for Houston.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Stephen Curry is at his peak physically and mentally
As Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry gets ready to enter his 11th NBA season, he does so with those around him believing he is at the "peak" of his basketball powers. Warriors coach Steve Kerr has reiterated throughout training camp that he is not expecting Curry to do more than he has already shown he can do over the years, even though the organization enters the new year in a transition without Kevin Durant, who signed with the Brooklyn Nets, and Klay Thompson, who continues to rehab a torn left ACL.

Texas Tech AD - Big 12 admits blown call in loss
Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt said Sunday that the Big 12 acknowledged it made an incorrect call in overtime of the Red Raiders' loss to Baylor on Saturday.

QB Sam Darnold throws for 338 yards and 2 TDs in 24-22 win over Cowboys
Unfazed by a three-game layoff, Darnold played one of the best games of his young career and sparked the Jets to their first win, 24-22 over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Eraser Dust

High School Football Player Forced To Tackle Teammate Running The Wrong Way On Interception
High school is hardly an easy time for any teenager, let alone those who try to balance a life filled with academics and athletics, so it’s important for kids around that age to have a good support system who can help save them from themselves. Kha’Ron Thrower, a high school football player in California, played that role perfectly on Friday when he had to stop a teammate from turning what should have been a pick-six into a safety.

NYPD cop points gun at waitress's head in Queens karaoke lounge: police sources
An NYPD officer has been charged with pointing his gun at two waitresses during a boozy night out with his sergeant at a Queens karaoke lounge, The Post has learned.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Roundabout eyed for Woodland, Conrad Drive intersection
The Montana Department of Transportation is working with the city of Kalispell on a proposed project to build a “mini-roundabout” at the awkward intersection of Woodland Avenue and Second Street East/Conrad Drive.

Ice on the Moon May Be Billions of Years Old, New Study Shows | Digital Trends
An important step toward more long-term manned missions to the moon is locating a source of water. If water is available to future astronauts on the moon, they will be able to stay much longer than if they have to carry a large amount of heavy water with them on their trip from Earth. Recent research has suggested that there could be frozen water in craters near the moon’s poles, and there may even be minute amounts of liquid water which travel across the moon’s surface. But scientists aren’t sure whether this water originates, so it’s hard to predict where it could be found.

Five Reasons the Diet Soda Myth Won’t Die - The New York Times
Repeated studies on a health bogeyman help explain wider problems with food research.

Syrian troops enter towns in northeast as Erdogan warns of wider offensive - The Washington Post
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took up positions Monday in several key towns across northeastern Syria, state media and a war monitoring group reported, following a last-minute agreement with local Kurdish fighters to ward off a Turkish assault.