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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Monmouth; Hope To Maul Oklahoma State Today

Simpson, eh? Well, judging by his outlandish attire he’s some sort of free-thinking anarchist

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The Rock Chalkboard

Confident KU soccer team looks to make a statement in first round of NCAA Tournament against Iowa |
Coming off the first Big 12 Championship title in school history, there’s a growing confidence among Kansas soccer coaches and players heading into the NCAA Tournament.

Monmouth guard stops Kansas from dribbling out clock, gets tech
The Kansas Jayhawks were content to dribble out the clock for a 55-point victory over the Monmouth Hawks on Friday night, but Monmouth guard George Papas had other plans.

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'Fierce': Silvio De Sousa brings energy in KU win over Monmouth
The junior big man arrived for the post-game press conference following KU's 112-57 win over Monmouth with bags of ice taped around his knees and his hands full. In one he held a banana. In the other he had a bottle of Gatorade.

Isaiah Moss catches fire from 3 in Kansas' win over Monmouth
Chaput’s reaction came after Isaiah Moss’ fifth and final 3, his most open shot of the game. The opposing guard’s reaction encapsulated how Moss hurt Monmouth’s defense in KU’s 112-57 win. Moss made Monmouth pay for losing track of him or allowing him even the smallest bit of room to shoot. Moss’ 21 points on 5-for-6 shooting from 3 were a team-high.

Bits o Chalk

Ex-Browns OC Todd Haley -- Melee 'falls squarely' on Freddie Kitchens
"This to me, this comes back to coaching," Haley told SiriusXM Radio on Friday. "This falls squarely right on the head coach. Because the head coach talks to every assistant coach, who then talk to their groups of players. And there's an old saying in coaching: 'You're either coaching it or you're allowing it to happen.'"

Nebraska gives Scott Frost 2-year extension, running deal through 2026
Despite a disappointing second season at Nebraska, coach Scott Frost has received a two-year contract extension through 2026, the school announced Saturday morning.

James Holzhauer holds off Emma Boettcher, wins 'Jeopardy!' Tournament of Champions
James Holzhauer, who garnered national attention this spring on "Jeopardy!" with a prolific run, won the game show's Tournament of Champions during Friday's episode, fending off rival Emma Boettcher to capture the $250,000 first prize.

LeBron James says Luke Walton did all he could with Lakers
With all the devastating injuries and tumultuous trade rumors that sank the Lakers last season, LeBron James says Luke Walton "did as great of a job as you could do under the circumstances."

Eraser Dust

Kim Kardashian West says she was with Rodney Reed when his stay of execution was granted - CNN
"Today, I had the honor of meeting #RodneyReed in person and the privilege of sitting with him when he got the news that the highest court in Texas had issued a stay of execution and remanded the case back to the trial court for further consideration," Kardashian West wrote on Instagram. "Words cannot describe the relief and hope that swept over the room in that moment."

Trump Intervenes To Clear Service Members Who Were Accused Of War Crimes : NPR
The president also restored the rank of Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL, who was convicted of posing with a corpse of an enemy combatant in Iraq. Gallagher had been acquitted of murder and other serious charges in July 2019.

Whitefish child hit by vehicle is still in critical condition
The family of the six-year-old Whitefish girl who was hit by a vehicle after getting off her school bus on Tuesday posted on social media saying she remains in critical condition.

Columbia Falls HS students start new free clothing rack
"We wanted to offer it as a way for people to not feel like 'hey you need this, I'm going to help you out'. but more of 'hey come hang out with us, have fun, we're going to go shopping'. You know? So, that's it's not -- because I know that there's sometimes that stigma around it," explained Hofeldt.