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Notebook: Dotson Downplays Preseason Awards; Self Expects Dok to be Best Big Man in Country

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The Rock Chalkboard

Tadokoro wins Cardinal Cup; Jayhawks finish 5th overall – Kansas Jayhawks
Junior Sera Tadokoro was an unstoppable force at the Louisville Cardinal Cup Sunday afternoon, as she took down the entire field on her way to her first-career tournament victory and a Jayhawk fifth-place team finish.

Bill Self expects Udoka Azubuike to be 'the best big man in' CBB
"Hopefully to play to what others think about him," Self said. "I think he deserves that, and certainly I think he needs to play to an All-American status for us. He's going to get opportunities. Of course his opportunities will be in large part determined by how well we shoot the ball from the perimeter, because if we don't, everybody will put two guys on him. But I expect him to be the best big man in the country."

Listen: The Drive, 10.20.19 — Seeing improvement
Kansas State beat TCU and KU nearly pulled off a huge upset at Texas, as both football programs showed progress this week. The Drive is in Season 14 on Topeka's WIBW-13 with co-hosts Tim Fitzgerald ( and Scott Chasen ( Fitz and Chasen discuss what both K-State and KU need to do on the football field to see improvement as the season wears on.

Devon Dotson downplays preseason honors, excited for KU season
Devon Dotson isn't one to blow his own accomplishments out of proportion publicly, especially when they haven't actually materialized on a court just yet. The perfect instance of that came when the KU basketball sophomore point guard was asked about being named as a preseason All-Big 12 first-team honoree — and then when he was asked about a teammate receiving a similar honor.

Smagina falls in quarterfinals; Kansas concludes play at ITA Central Regional Championships – Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas women’s tennis concluded play Sunday afternoon at the ITA Central Regionals. Sophomore Sonia Smagina advanced to the tournament’s quarterfinals in the singles main draw before ending run.

Bits o Chalk

Clemson CB Andrew Booth Jr. rides bus, not plane, after throwing punch
"He rode back on our manager bus. That's where it started," Swinney said. "The rest of it will be handled in-house."

Chargers in disbelief over loss to Titans -- 'On the field, we won it twice'
Los Angeles Chargers players were still in disbelief after losing a game in which officials signaled touchdown on the field twice for go-ahead scores in the final minute Sunday, only to have both calls overturned in a 23-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

NBA enacting zero-tolerance rules for abusive, hateful fan behavior
The numbers show that they're right, and if that isn't troubling enough, race adds to the complexity of the issue: Most NBA players are black, and it seems like most of those in the closest seats are white. Not every incident is racially motivated, but some clearly are.

Jalen Ramsey 'a big boost' as Los Angeles Rams snap losing streak
"To be able to come in on such short notice, with such short practice time and to be able to play the way that he did, it was a big boost to our team for sure," Rams coach Sean McVay said.

Tiger Woods finishes second to Jason Day at Japan Skins event
- In keeping with the mood of the day, nothing was too serious Monday at The Challenge: Japan Skins, where Jason Day walked off with $210,000 and the victory, and nobody seemed too upset about it.

Eraser Dust

Daily Inter Lake - Breaking News, 2 detained in suspected Kalispell homicide
“As details were learned, the welfare check turned into a homicide investigation,” Wardensky stated in a media release Sunday.

Mitt Romney Has a Secret Twitter Account, and It Sure Looks Like It's This One
ot all of his five sons have public Twitter accounts, and some of them, like the dreaded Tagg, have too many followers to possibly dig through. Romney’s oldest grandchild, Allie Romney Critchlow, however, has just 481 followers, making digging through them an annoying-but-not-impossible feat. As I scrolled, while focusing on the ones that appeared to make an effort to conceal their real identities, one in particular caught my eye.

Opioid settlement throws historic trial into doubt
Four key defendants in a historic opioid lawsuit reached a landmark settlement Monday with state and local governments suing makers and distributors of the highly addictive painkillers.

Kalispell, MDT to Host Open House on Woodland Avenue Intersection - Flathead Beacon
“That’s an area where we’ve identified a lot of crashes over the last 10 years,” MDT Missoula District Manager Bob Vosen said. “It’s a very high number of crashes for that localized intersection.”