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Notebook: Kansas Preps for K-State with High Stakes this Year

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The Rock Chalkboard

Even with added pressure, Jalen Wilson is comfortable with expectations of upcoming freshman season |
“I’m used to high expectations in basketball,” Wilson said. “I mean, I knew that coming here to Kansas, such a respected program. You’ve got to step up to the plate even more.”

Self lays out pros, cons for potential Mitch Lightfoot redshirt
"Mitch is doing great and we haven't made a final decision on what we'll do," Self said on the show. "He'll play in the Pitt State [exhibition] game and then we'll make a decision from there. He's actually played really well and would deserve an opportunity to play minutes. There's no question."

Los Angeles Rams trade Aqib Talib to Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins will acquire Talib and a fifth-round pick from the Rams in exchange for a future pick, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. For the Rams, the move was primarily motivated by salary cap space, which Los Angeles will now try to use to re-sign Jalen Ramsey. The Jaguars traded Ramsey to the Rams two weeks ago.

Ten things Chris Klieman said on Tuesday
Chris Klieman has been a part of countless big wins in his college football coaching career. There were the upset wins at North Dakota State, such as beating Kansas State, Minnesota and others. And then there were the countless national championship games that the Bison won, whether Klieman was a coordinator or a head coach.

Bill Self gives injury updates on Devon Dotson, Isaiah Moss
KU basketball's season will begin on Nov. 5 in the Champions Classic. From the sound of things, the Jayhawks are still dealing with at least one injury heading into the final exhibition contest before the regular-season opener against Duke.

'I was playing for him': Kansas defense steps up following Bryce Torneden's ejection |
Torneden could only watch, as Kansas eventually claimed a 37-34 win on a last-second field goal by Liam Jones Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The defense still made key stops late to help the Jayhawks earn their first Big 12 win of the season

NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness |
The nation's largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how to allow athletes to profit — something they have fought against doing for years — while still maintaining rules regarding amateurism. The NCAA Board of Governors, meeting at Emory University in Atlanta, directed each of the NCAA's three divisions to create the necessary new rules immediately and have them in place no later than January 2021.

Bits o Chalk

Hawks' Trae Young suffers 'painful' ankle sprain in loss at Miami
"It was painful,'' Young said. "Knock on wood, I haven't had too many injuries. I've been blessed not to have too many injuries throughout my whole entire life, so that was definitely a tough pain.''

Lakers' Anthony Davis posts 40 points, 20 rebounds in win
With his right shoulder wrapped in kinesio tape, the Los Angeles Lakers' newest star big man had a breakout performance with 40 points and 20 rebounds in a 120-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday at Staples Center.

Alex Bregman, Juan Soto carry bats to 1B after Game 6 HRs
After hitting a first-inning, go-ahead home run in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night, Houston Astros star Alex Bregman eschewed flipping his bat and instead carried it to first base, where he attempted -- and failed -- to hand it off to coach Don Kelly.

Nats' Dave Martinez ejected after arguing controversial call in 7th
Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez was ejected from a 7-2 Game 6 victory in the World Series after a controversial runner interference call in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday night.

McShay's updated 2020 NFL draft rankings - New top prospect in Chase Young
The 2020 NFL draft class has a new No. 1 prospect. After a four-sack performance against Wisconsin, Ohio State's Chase Young has officially jumped Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa for the top spot in my rankings.

Eraser Dust

California man sues Traeger Grills over pellet quality |
For example, Yates claims that the company’s hickory and mesquite wood BBQ pellets didn’t contain hickory or mesquite wood, but “less expensive wood” with hickory and mesquite flavored oils added to it, and that “the type of wood used in smoking and grilling is of utmost importance to backyard grillers and champion pitmasters alike.”

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Whitefish Mountain named No. 3 overall ski resort
SKI Magazine has named Whitefish Mountain Resort as the “No. 3 overall” ski resort in North America — the popular Whitefish resort’s highest ranking yet by the news outlet.

Mount Fuji: Live-streamer missing after fall while climbing Japanese peak - CNN
The video -- taken from the hiker's point of view -- shows what appears to be a scene near the top of Japan's iconic mountain, above the clouds. The ground is covered in heavy snow, and the man tells his viewers that it is slippery and dangerous along the route.

Lack of workers hitting bottom line at Flathead Valley restaurant
"We are currently closing two hours early every day because we do not have enough staff, to fully staff and give the customer service that we want to," said Denise Cofer, who's been the owner/operator of the Kalispell Taco Del Sol for 12 years.

National groups backing 2020 initiatives to legalize marijuana in MT
By: Mike Dennison

The backers of a voter-initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Montana said Monday they’ve formed a new group, with national backing, that’s prepared to spend at least $3 million to get the measure and a companion constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot and pass them.