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The Rock Chalkboard

Bill Self, Jeff Long address Snoop Dogg's Late Night performance
KU basketball brought in Snoop Dogg for its Late Night in the Phog event, and the rapper did not disappoint in entertaining the near-capacity crowd — though KU coach Bill Self said he thought the performance went a little too far.

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A few years back, the Jayhawks added a new segment to Late Night where one male and one female student would each get the chance to shoot a half-court shot or have someone take the shot for them in order to win $10,000 from the now-17th-year KU coach. Over the first two years of the event, Brennan Bechard, KU director of basketball operations, made the shot to win a student the money.

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Same as it’s not enjoyable to watch “Avengers” and sit there critiquing it, talking about how unrealistic it is when Thanos snaps his fingers and other inconceivable characters disintegrate into the atmosphere, it probably doesn’t do an adoring fan base any good to watch the Jayhawks preoccupied with the fact that the NCAA is coming after their beloved basketball program with everything it’s got.

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Thomas P. Barrett, 21, was arrested around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Jayhawk Cafe, commonly known as the Hawk, 1340 Ohio St. He was 20 at the time of his arres

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While the University of Kansas has publicly released the list of recruiting allegations the NCAA has made against the school’s basketball program, it is declining to release other basic information about the case.

Snoop Dogg's performance more than KU officials expected | KUsports.com
“I didn’t know that there was going to be anything like that,” Self said roughly 30 minutes after Late Night ended. “I was told this was radio edited and everything else. So I guess you don’t have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight.”

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The Kansas Jayhawks host the 6th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday in what is expected to be the biggest of blowouts. The Sooner’s offense is riding high thanks to Jalen Hurts. The Jayhawks offense was abysmal after losing their most productive rusher in Khalil Herbert.

Self, Jayhawks celebrate start of new season with big expectations at Late Night | KUsports.com
“I heard a long time ago that bad publicity is better than no publicity,” said Self to wild approval from Kansas fans in every corner of the building. “I actually don’t believe that for a minute, but it felt pretty good to say it. … We’ve been here now starting our 17th year. And in the prior 16 years I’ve never been more proud to be the coach of your Kansas Jayhawks than I am tonight.”

Bits o Chalk

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The bullpen gate swung open and out trotted ... Max Scherzer? Yep, Washington's ace surprised the Los Angeles Dodgers and even a few teammates in the eighth inning Friday night.

Ex-UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez in talks to sign with WWE
Velasquez, a former two-time UFC heavyweight champion, is in advanced talks to sign with WWE, he told ESPN. He made a surprise appearance Friday on WWE SmackDown's Fox premiere at Staples Center, confronting Brock Lesnar in the closing moments of the show. Velasquez said he was not officially retired from the UFC, but pro wrestling is likely to be his focus right now.

Eraser Dust

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“A sticker you put on the back of your pickup truck to announce that you intend to marry your sister," the description read. "Think of it like a white trash ‘Save The Date’ card.”

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In its latest crackdown on legal immigration, the Trump administration announced Friday it is planning to reject visa applications from immigrants the government determines will not be able to pay for health insurance or cover health care costs in the U.S. The new requirement is set to go into effect November 3.

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A second intelligence official who was alarmed by President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine is weighing whether to file his own formal whistle-blower complaint and testify to Congress, according to two people briefed on the matter.

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A retired Roman Catholic priest in Montana who pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography has been sentenced to five years in prison.