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The Rock Chalkboard

KU soccer records 1-1 draw with West Virginia | KUsports.com
Kansas ultimately finished in a 1-1 draw with West Virginia on Thursday night at Rock Chalk Park. The Jayhawks (11-4-2) extended their unbeaten streak to four consecutive matches with the draw in their latest conference clash.

Kansas' Christian Braun receives unique comparison after debut
Then came the follow-up question: Is there anyone Braun reminds Garrett of?

"Myself," Garrett deadpanned.

Kansas vs. Fort Hays State: Quick recap and instant analysis
It may have taken a little longer than expected, but thanks to big runs — one late in the first half and another in the second half — KU was able to defeat Fort Hays State, 86-56. It was the first of two exhibition contests KU will have in the lead-up to its season-opener against Duke in the Champions Classic on Nov. 5.

Les Miles, KU players impressed with Gavin Potter's development
“He's come in, has shown no problem dealing with big stadiums and stepping into spots and playing big,” Miles said “Yeah, he's going to be something down the road. Give him a couple of years, and he'll be something else.”

Marcus Garrett showcases improved shot in KU exhibition victory
"I just tried to not turn over the ball,” Garrett said. “That was my biggest key, to try [to] protect the ball and not turn it over and try [to] run the team."

Benton Smith: KU center Udoka Azubuike taken out of comfort zone in exhibition opener | KUsports.com
Udoka Azubuike hadn’t played a real basketball game in nearly 10 months. And he won’t officially play one until Kansas takes on Duke in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 5.

KU soccer records 1-1 draw with West Virginia | KUsports.com
Kansas ultimately finished in a 1-1 draw with West Virginia on Thursday night at Rock Chalk Park. The Jayhawks (11-4-2) extended their unbeaten streak to four consecutive matches with the draw in their latest conference clash.

Bits o Chalk

Warriors' Steve Kerr says blowout loss to Clippers 'not a one-off'
"This is not a one-off, this is the reality," Kerr said. "There's going to be nights like this this year. You've got to play through it, you've got to keep fighting and keep getting better. That's the plan."

Adrian Peterson climbs all-time rushing list, cheered by Vikings fans
With two minutes left in the game, and the game well in hand, the Minnesota crowd turned its appreciation to someone it knows well: running back Adrian Peterson. And the cheers caused the longtime running back, one of the hardest runners in the NFL, to choke up.

James Harden blames himself, not Bucks, for offensive woes
"Give them credit, they came back and played well in that second half, but this one is on me," said Harden, who had 14 assists and seven turnovers. "I wasn't aggressive enough, and that's what it was."

Admitting 'we were wrong,' Astros fire assistant GM Brandon Taubman
Last season, Osuna served a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, stemming from an incident that happened while he was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Suns' Deandre Ayton tests positive for diuretic, gets 25-game ban
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft, has been suspended for 25 games for violating the NBA-NBPA's anti-drug policy with a positive test for a diuretic, the league announced Thursday night.

Eraser Dust

Classic Rock, Ranked
Kelsey said she saw the film Yesterday on a plane. I said I didn’t understand why “Eleanor Rigby” was such a popular Beatles song. This being Deadspin, we have, after hours of yelling at each other in Slack, reached the natural endpoint of this, which is a democratically produced staff ranking of classic rock radio artists.

15 More Hilarious Paul Rudd "Look At Us" Memes For Anyone Who Can't Get Enough Of Them
I never want this to end.

Liam Gallagher Takes Brutal Shot At Eddie Vedder - AlternativeNation.net
A fan named Alan asked, “Last year you told me you once met Eddie Vedder. Do you remember in which circumstances that was?” Gallagher responded, “He met me, let’s get it rite.”

Eminem questioned by Secret Service over Trump lyrics in 2018, report confirms.
Eminem’s claim that the United States Secret Service questioned him over lyrics about Donald Trump has proven to be more than just big talk. On “The Ringer,” the opening track from the rapper’s 2018 album, Kamikaze, Eminem mentioned the president listening to his verses: “But I know at least he’s heard it/ ’Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service/ To meet in person to see if I really think of hurtin’ him/ Or ask if I’m linked to terrorists.” Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News this week through a Freedom of Information Act request confirm that agents really did question Marshall Bruce Mathers III—aliases Eminem and Slim Shady—over lyrics from his freestyle at the BET Awards as well as the songs “Like Home” and “Framed.”

Kalispell mayor says recent vandalism is anti-Montanan | KECI
The Flathead Valley has seen a spike in vandalism and theft. Last week there was a string of robberies and earlier this month businesses found anti-Semitic literature.