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Notebook: Les Miles Mauls Press Conference, Jalen Wilson Mauls Surgery

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Injury updates, notable quotes from Les Miles' press conference
The Jayhawks held their second off week over the weekend and are currently working toward a game against Oklahoma State that will kick off at 11 a.m. in Stillwater, Okla., this coming Saturday. The Jayhawks will be attempting to keep their hopes of bowl eligibility alive with a victory. The team currently stands at 3-6 on the season..

Associated Press releases Week 2 college basketball poll
Champions Classic paired the top four teams in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 Poll, with each of the underdogs — at least in preseason ranking — leaving Madison Square Garden with a victory. Then-No. 4 Duke outlasted No. 3 Kansas 68-66 in the early game, before No. 2 Kentucky topped a less-than-full-strength No. 1 Michigan State 69-62. And while the results could play out differently in March — few felt that Michigan State without Joshua Langford was the No. 1 overall team at this point in time — it provided at least some indication of who the best teams are right now.

Gundy hires former asst. Todd Bradford as Director of Recruiting
Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy opened his Monday news conference modeling the new hooded sweatshirt that he will likely wear on Saturday to go along with the Cowboys uniforms to honors the military, Veteran's Day, Folds of Honor, and the Oklahoma State tradition of ROTC and by announcing that he has hired form Oklahoma State assistant coach Todd Bradford as the Director of Recruiting. Bradford was the linebackers coach on Gundy's first staff when he took over as head coach. Bradford later left with Gundy's offensive coordinator, Larry Fedora, when he took the head coaching job at Southern Miss. Fedora took Bradford as his defensive coordinator.

KU football commit Tommy Brandt 'parting ways' with Jayhawks
Tommy Brandt, a three-star offensive tackle out of St. Paul, Minnesota, announced that he was "parting ways" with the Jayhawks on Monday. Brandt was the No. 169-ranked offensive tackle in the class of 2020 and the No. 13-ranked Minnesota prospect, per the 247Sports Composite. The Top247 had Brandt at No. 196 for his position and No. 18 for Minnesota prospects. He is listed at 6-4 and 275 pounds out of St. Thomas Academy.

KU freshman Jalen Wilson thanks fans for support after surgery
Wilson didn’t play a full minute against UNC Greensboro Friday before leaving the game with an ankle injury, with Kansas coach Bill Self saying after the game that the ankle was broken and that Wilson could miss three months.

Bits o Chalk

Hockey icon Don Cherry fired for immigrant comments
Don Cherry, an iconic Canadian hockey commentator, has been fired by Sportsnet for his on-air remarks on Saturday alleging that the country's immigrants don't properly honor fallen soldiers.

Kawhi Leonard 2 for 11 vs. Raptors but Clippers pull off win
"Hey, hey, hey," Leonard said with a smile to one Raptor, echoing the phrase that went viral on opening night, when he started to deliver a message to fans before that game.

49ers fall to 8-1 as Seahawks squeak by with OT victory
Despite a spirited, fourth-quarter comeback and a wild overtime period, the San Francisco 49ers suffered their first loss of the season Monday night at Levi's Stadium, a 27-24 overtime defeat at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson.

'Merci Tony' - Spurs honor Tony Parker in ceremony to retire No. 9
The San Antonio Spurs and their fans said "Merci, Tony" as they celebrated former star point guard Tony Parker's career by retiring his No. 9 jersey on Monday night.

Eraser Dust

Even Oasis Couldn't Believe How Much the Black Crowes Fought
The Robinsons said Noel and Liam Gallagher got an up close look at the Black Crowes' on-going feud during 2001's ironically named Tour of Brotherly Love. "We freaked them out," Rich told Howard Stern, in a video attached below. "They were like, 'Whoa, that was even intense for us.'"

Arctic blast brings snow, ice and bone-chilling temps across US
At least four people in the Midwest have been killed in crashes in which officials say weather was a factor.

Deal With Taliban Will Free American and Australian Professors, Officials Say - The New York Times
The expected exchange, including senior members of the Haqqani network of the Taliban, is likely to be a step toward new peace talks.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Hearing to address ongoing bottling plant litigation
In September 2018, Yes! For Flathead Farms and Water, a local nonprofit advocacy group, filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Egan Slough Community, accusing the county commissioners, other county departments and the Montana Artesian Water Co. of ignoring the rules of the expanded Egan Slough Zoning District.

San Diego State student dies; all fraternities suspended
A San Diego State University freshman died after allegedly attending a fraternity event last week, prompting the school to suspend all Interfraternity Council-affiliated organizations.