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The Rock Chalkboard

Bryce Thompson explains decision to commit to KU basketball
Bryce Thompson made the decision to bring his recruitment to an end on Tuesday. The five-star combo guard announced he was committing to the University of Kansas on CBS Sports HQ, which vaulted the Jayhawks' class up to second in the Big 12 and up into the top-15 nationally.

Five-star Bryce Thompson commits to Kansas
“It’s a great school with great tradition and great coaches that I’ve built lots of relationship with,” Thompson told 247Sports. “I got good with the players also. I was able to talk to the AD surrounding the whole NCAA situation. He cleared it up pretty much, it’s not going to be perfect, but I trust the coaching staff and that they are going to do what’s right.”

Media buzzes after Kansas lands five-star Bryce Thompson
But Tuesday the Jayhawks landed a more traditional — read: for Kansas — star recruit, with five-star Tulsa guard Bryce Thompson committing to Kansas over fellow blue blood North Carolina and in-state schools Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

Previewing the early basketball signing period
On Tuesday, the day before the official start to the signing period, five-star guards Bryce Thompson and Nimari Burnett made their college decisions. Thompson announced on CBS Sports HQ that he is headed to Kansas to play for Bill Self, the same coach his father played for as a senior in college. Burnett opted for Texas Tech, becoming their highest rated recruit in school history. Kansas moved up to No. 11 overall in the 247Sports Team.

2 O-linemen leave KU football's 2020 recruiting class | KUsports.com
The Kansas football program’s 2020 recruiting class looks a little smaller as of Monday, when two potential signees — both of whom are high school offensive linemen — announced their futures won’t include playing for KU.

KU's defense must fix issues against mobile quarterbacks ahead of matchup with OSU | Jackson's Journal | KUsports.com
Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson recorded 127 yards and three scores on the ground via 17 attempts during a 38-10 win over Kansas in the Sunflower Showdown two weeks ago. After the game, many Kansas players were asked what went wrong on the defensive side of the ball.

Bits o Chalk

Ex-Astros pitcher Mike Fiers - Team stole signs with camera
The Houston Astros used a center-field camera to help steal signs during their 2017 championship season, a former pitcher for the team told The Athletic, a practice that would have run afoul of rules against using technology for an advantage and has prompted an investigation.

LSU atop CFP; Georgia beats out Alabama for No. 4
Fresh off its victory in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, LSU finds itself atop this week's edition of the College Football Playoff rankings, while No. 4 Georgia edged No. 5 Alabama to break into the top four.

No. 1 Kentucky stunned at home by unranked Evansville
Evansville's Sam Cunliffe, a transfer who had previously played at Arizona State and Kansas, hit a pair of free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining to seal the win. Wildcats guard Tyrese Maxey missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Lakers' Anthony Davis plays through injuries as LeBron James praises his 'grit'
Anthony Davis had a wrap on his right shoulder before the game and tape around his ribs by the end of it, but neither setback stopped him from putting up 24 points and 12 rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers' 123-115 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban agrees with load management
"The problem isn't load management, per se," Cuban told reporters in Boston on Monday. "I think teams have to be smarter about when to load manage. I'm all for load management. Worse than missing a player in a (regular-season) game is missing him in the playoffs."

Teams invited to Colin Kaepernick workout Saturday
NFL clubs were informed Tuesday that a private workout will be held for free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta, according to a copy of a memo obtained by ESPN.

Eraser Dust

Daily Inter Lake - Breaking News, Bigfork schools on lockdown following casino robbery
Bigfork schools were on lockdown Tuesday as the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office looked for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday morning at the Jackpot Casino in Bigfork.

Tinslee Lewis: Fort Worth hospital's plan to take girl off life support puts spotlight on Texas "10-day rule" - CBS News
A Texas law that gives families 10 days to find a new hospital if they disagree with doctors who decide to take a patient off life support is once again under the spotlight after a judge halted a Fort Worth hospital's plan to remove a 9-month-old girl from a ventilator against her family's wishes. Doctors at Cook Children's Medical Center planned to stop treatment Sunday for Tinslee Lewis after invoking the state's "10-day rule."

Daily Inter Lake , Visit from ‘Cat in the Hat’ not welcome
A woman on Swamp View Lane in Kila told Flathead County Sheriff’s Office a man purportedly wearing a “Cat in the Hat” style red and white top hat and black sweats showed up and tried to get into her house to use the restroom. The man, who supposedly smelled of alcohol, claimed he knew her husband, but she had never seen him before and didn’t let him in. Officers made contact with Mr. Cat in the Hat on U.S. 2 and advised him to stay away.

DNA Could Be One of a Million Possible Genetic Molecules
The new research points “toward there being large spaces of unexplored chemistry relevant to pharmacology and biochemistry and efforts to understand the origins of life,” according to the paper published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling.

Daily Inter Lake - Breaking News, Bigfork schools on lockdown following casino robbery
Bigfork schools were on lockdown Tuesday as the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office looked for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday morning at the Jackpot Casino in Bigfork.

Tinslee Lewis: Fort Worth hospital's plan to take girl off life support puts spotlight on Texas "10-day rule" - CBS News
A Texas law that gives families 10 days to find a new hospital if they disagree with doctors who decide to take a patient off life support is once again under the spotlight after a judge halted a Fort Worth hospital's plan to remove a 9-month-old girl from a ventilator against her family's wishes. Doctors at Cook Children's Medical Center planned to stop treatment Sunday for Tinslee Lewis after invoking the state's "10-day rule."

Daily Inter Lake , Visit from ‘Cat in the Hat’ not welcome
A woman on Swamp View Lane in Kila told Flathead County Sheriff’s Office a man purportedly wearing a “Cat in the Hat” style red and white top hat and black sweats showed up and tried to get into her house to use the restroom. The man, who supposedly smelled of alcohol, claimed he knew her husband, but she had never seen him before and didn’t let him in. Officers made contact with Mr. Cat in the Hat on U.S. 2 and advised him to stay away.

DNA Could Be One of a Million Possible Genetic Molecules
The new research points “toward there being large spaces of unexplored chemistry relevant to pharmacology and biochemistry and efforts to understand the origins of life,” according to the paper published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling.