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The Rock Chalkboard

Chen Claims Second Victory in as Many Days – Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas diving competed in the 1-meter dive event on the second day of the Tiger Invite, and they were led once again by Jiayu Chen. The freshman posted a 292.10 total score to claim her second title of the invite after winning the 3-meter on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Jay Bilas breaks down NCAA's decision to suspend James Wiseman
“Even though it was an odd situation of a booster [Penny Hardaway] later becoming the head coach, this was really a garden variety eligibility case,” Bilas said. “So, the ultimate result was pretty clear. It was going to be nine games and then the NCAA added the three games on that Wiseman played while ineligible for a total of 12. It was fair from the application of the rules, and from the process.

Bill Self, Kansas players break down Maui Invitational field
"I always used to play the Maui tournament specifically ... just because I thought it was cool," Agbaji said on Thursday, noting he'd typically play it with Marquette. "I choose a lot of teams, but I'd usually have a player on the team and go crazy with them."

Bill Self believes Ochai Agbaji's slump part of path to success
"I think he's going to be a terrific player and I think he's going through some things that everybody goes through and the necessary steps you have to take to become a real good player," Self said at his weekly press conference. "He's just young and he's going to go through this and it's good he's going through it."

Parchment and Robinson Break 600 Yards
The Kansas wide receiver corps has made its way onto several highlight reels this season, led by juniors Andrew Parchment and Stephon Robinson Jr., who have each broken the 600 yard receiving barrier this season. Parchment has accumulated a team-leading 702 yards, while Robinson has 652 yards to his credit, marking the first time since 2009 that two Jayhawks had 600 or more receiving yards in a season. Both receivers have also hauled in six or more receiving touchdowns this season, also marking the first time since 2009 a Kansas wide receiver duo had accomplished such a feat.

Bits o Chalk

Myles Garrett's indefinite ban upheld; Maurkice Pouncey now suspended 2 games
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett's indefinite suspension has been upheld and Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey's ban has been reduced to two games following appeals, the NFL announced Thursday.

Tom Izzo leaves board after NCAA denies waiver for Joey Hauser
A frustrated Izzo said Thursday that he was resigning from the NABC board of directors after nearly 18 years of service. He said he wanted to focus on his team and family, but he also blamed the NCAA for making what he called "arbitrary decisions" regarding waiver requests, including denying forward Joey Hauser's appeal to play this season.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey youngest to join Madden 99 club
Christian McCaffrey's acrobatic and lightning-quick moves have been compared by opponents to those seen on video games, so it should come as no surprise the Carolina Panthers running back now is a member of the exclusive Madden 99 club.

Ex-Vikings kicker Fred Cox, inventor of Nerf football, dies at 80
Kicker Fred Cox, the Minnesota Vikings' all-time leading scorer and the inventor of the Nerf football, died Wednesday at the age of 80, the team announced.

Concussions prompt Oklahoma tight end Grant Calcaterra to retire
Oklahoma tight end Grant Calcaterra is retiring from football because of multiple concussions, including a recent one in practice.

Eraser Dust

Star Wars - Harrison Ford in possible true crime TV series role
In news that has us excitably screeching like a Wookiee, Star Wars legend Harrison Ford is reportedly eyeing up a role in an adaptation of one of the decade's best true-crime series.

Popeyes tweets shade at Chick-fil-A, original chicken sandwich - Business Insider
On Thursday, the fast-food chain tweeted "I'm gonna tell my kids this is the Original Chicken Sandwich" and attached a photo of its wildly popular menu item.

Tesla Cybertruck debuts, and we can't believe our eyes
The Tesla pickup truck is here. Elon Musk presented the Tesla Cybertruck tonight in Los Angeles, putting one giant bow on this year’s L.A. Auto Show that’s already seen the reveal of the electric Ford Mustang Mach-E. Tesla played it completely straight with its reveal, but we're still struggling to believe that the whole thing wasn't one big joke. If it isn't, well, here are all the details.

Teen develops 'popcorn lung' symptoms after vaping flavors and THC - CNN
A 17-year-old boy in Canada has been treated for a life-threatening popcorn lung-like illness after vaping flavored e-liquids and THC -- the main psychoactive component of cannabis.