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Notebook: Pitt State Mauls KU Women; Reflections on Saturday’s Big Win

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The Rock Chalkboard

Specialists steal spotlight in wild KU football victory |
Incognito no longer, a couple of Kansas football specialists found themselves directly in the middle of the limelight as the Jayhawks and their fans alike rollicked Saturday night on the field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

KU women's basketball falls to Pitt State in exhibition opener |
The Kansas women’s basketball team fell to Pittsburg State 90-82 in its first exhibition game of the 2019-20 season in Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday.

KU won’t release report it cites as evidence against NCAA allegations |
Amid allegations that the University of Kansas basketball program committed recruiting violations, the university has cited a report to argue that its record of compliance with NCAA rules was on par with “the industry standard.”

No. 23 Jayhawks record 2-2 draw at TCU |
A goal for both sides in the final three minutes of regulation saw the No. 23 Kansas Jayhawks soccer team and the TCU Horned Frogs settle for a 2-2 draw Sunday afternoon at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium.

KenPom predicts college basketball's best teams for 2019-20
This is significantly lower than both polls, where Kansas came in at No. 3. But Kansas would seem difficult to project from a numbers standpoint with the return of Devon Dotson, Ochai Agbaji, Marcus Garrett and David McCormack — all who started at least 13 games last year — and the re-additions of Silvio De Sousa, who didn’t play last year, and Udoka Azubuike, who played nine games. KenPom has Kansas equally good on offense and defense (16th).

Podcast: Where does KU football stand after Texas Tech upset?
KU football had the opportunity to defeat Texas Tech for the first time in 12 tries in come-from-behind fashion, it all came down to the leg of Liam Jones. And on the second try, he converted to give KU a 37-34 win.

Bits o Chalk

Dwight Howard of Los Angeles Lakers turns back clock off bench
There were less than five minutes left in the fourth quarter Sunday and the Los Angeles Lakers were up by 16 over the Charlotte Hornets when Frank Vogel subbed Dwight Howard out, signaling the end of his night.

Sources -- Adidas in talks to buy John Wall out of endorsement deal
All-Star point guard John Wall and Adidas are engaged in ongoing buyout negotiations that will soon bring his five-year footwear and apparel endorsement deal to an end less than two years into the agreement, industry sources told ESPN.

Tiger Woods takes 82nd PGA Tour title, tying Sam Snead atop list
The journey to Japan was ostensibly about fulfilling corporate obligations, participating in a made-for-TV exhibition and getting in some reps following knee surgery and physical challenges that dogged Tiger Woods throughout the summer.

Texans DE J.J. Watt 'gutted' over season-ending injury
"This game can be beautiful and it can also be brutal," Watt tweeted Sunday. "Absolutely gutted that I won't be able to finish the season with my guys and give the fans what they deserve. I truly love this game and can't stand letting you guys down. Thank you for all of the thoughts & well-wishes."

LeBron James tweets he's had to evacuate due to California wildfires
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James tweeted early Monday morning that he and his family has had to evacuate their house due to the wildfires that are blazing throughout California.

Eraser Dust

Texas shooting in Greenville: Gunman at large; shots fired at vigil
Two people were killed and 12 others injured near a Texas A&M campus in Greenville, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas, when shots rang out around midnight early Sunday.

Man wins lottery: Man wins $200,000 lottery prize while on the way to last round of chemo - CBS News
A North Carolina man was on the way to his last round of chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday when he said he stopped for a scratch-off lottery ticket on the way to the hospital. After scratching it off, he realized he had even more to celebrate that day — $200,000 more to be exact.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Bone-chilling cold on tap for Halloween week
Wind gusts as high as 40 mph will stir up Flathead Lake, with wave heights up to 4 feet possible. Valley wind chill values Monday night could dip below zero.

Chicken sandwich alert: Popeyes chicken sandwich returns Nov. 3
"The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich was launched in August as a permanent addition to our menu," said Felipe Athayde, president of Popeyes for the Americas, in a statement to USA TODAY. "We sold through our inventory due to unprecedented demand, so the product was temporarily unavailable, but now we’re excited to say it’s back for good."