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Notebook: Kansas Set to Tip Off Today in Maui

Let the record show that the witness made the ‘drinky drinky’ motion

Horse riders caravan along the spectacular Maui coastline en route to scenic waterfalls courtesy of Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

KU soccer suffers 2-0 loss to South Carolina in Sweet 16 |
No. 11 Kansas surrendered a pair of second-half goals in a 2-0 defeat at No. 5 South Carolina during the Sweet 16. KU’s season came to an end at 17-5-3, which was just one win shy from tying the all-time program record in wins and earning its first trip to the Elite Eight.

Game Day Breakdown - No. 4 Kansas vs. Chaminade |
Ever since opening the season with a slow and sloppy start against Duke, the Jayhawks have been lights out in the opening few minutes of their three victories.

'That was crazy': KU's Spencer Roe catches surprising first TD
A team puts a trick play into the playbook. They practice it over and over, targeting the lead wideout and developing a feel for the situation over a bunch of weeks — if not an entire season — to the point where when the play is called, it feels like the anticipation has been building for years on end.

Listen: The Drive 11.24.19 — From Ames to Lubbock to Maui
Kansas State won ugly at Texas Tech, Kansas lost pretty at Iowa State, the KU basketball team if off to Hawaii and K-State fans are making bowl game plans. The Drive is in Season 14 on Topeka's WIBW-13 with co-hosts Tim Fitzgerald ( and Scott Chasen ( Scott and Fitz talk both football and basketball for the Wildcats and Jayhawks.

Isaiah Moss provides dramatic impact to Kansas offense
Kansas already had a star point guard in Devon Dotson and three excellent post players in Udoka Azubuike, Silvio De Sousa and David McCormack. And while wings like Ochai Agbaji and Marcus Garrett boasted plenty of experience as well, there was relatively little shooting pedigree among those experienced players.

Jayhawks blend business with pleasure during prep day in Maui |
Saturday night, after an “exhausting” day of snorkeling, sight-seeing, practice and family adventure, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self declared the fun part of fourth-ranked KU’s escape to Maui finished.

Despite sloppy first half, KU women's basketball defeats Texas State 68-48 |
Senior forward Mariane De Carvalho stepped into a 3-pointer with under a minute to go, stretching the Kansas lead to 20 and putting an exclamation point on what proved to be a more stressful game than anticipated.

Bits o Chalk

2019 NFL playoff picture - AFC, NFC standings, seeds and outlook in Week 12
We've reached clinching season in the NFL. If all goes well in the coming days for the Saints, they'll have secured the NFC South by this time next week and become the first division winner of the 2019 season. That's one of several upshots from an eventful Sunday in Week 12, including a pair of teams reaching 10 wins atop their respective conferences.

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph benched for poor play; denies using slur
After being benched because of ineffectiveness in the Steelers' 16-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, quarterback Mason Rudolph vehemently denied Myles Garrett's accusations that he directed a racial slur at Garrett to escalate the melee at the end of Pittsburgh's Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Josh Hart - Made calls to Lakers players, staff after derisive remarks
New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart said he called some of his former Los Angeles Lakers teammates and front-office staffers to clear up the negative comments he made about the organization on his podcast and on social media in September.

AP poll - Ohio State gains on LSU; Oregon falls to No. 14
No. 2 Ohio State gained some ground on No. 1 LSU in The Associated Press college football poll and Oregon dropped out of the top 10 after being upset by Arizona State.

Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins misses final snap to take selfie with fan
"I was so hyped, I broke a water bottle," Haskins said. "I look up and we're in victory [formation]. I thought the game was over with already, but I'll get it next time."

Eraser Dust

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Kalispell Middle School students learn how to tan hides
Out in the courtyard of Kalispell Middle School on Wednesday was an unusual sight — deer and elk hides stretched tautly with rope on wooden frames lying fur side down on tarps.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Asbestos aftermath: Cleanup challenged by distrust in government, research
“When I first got here, no one had ever done this kind of magnitude of residential property inspections and cleanups and had never really dealt with those specific fibers, so it was a learning curve for everybody,” said Mike Cirian, project manager of the Superfund cleanup in Libby since 2005 .

Tester Town Hall in Kalispell Draws Crowd of Curious Constituents - Flathead Beacon
Indeed, the latter have become a signature of the third-term senator’s tenure in public office, and some of the questions from audience members, who gathered at the Flathead Valley Community College’s Arts and Technology Building, caught Tester flat-footed — including one from a Glacier High School student who grilled the senator about socialist nations and their viability in the history of civilization.