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NCAA Basketball: Maui Invitational Preview Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Rock Chalkboard

Bill Self unsure if KU basketball can continue with two-big look
“I don’t know that we can stay playing two bigs for much longer to be honest with you,” Self said in his radio interview after the game, “because it’s just not very good when they’re both in there.”

KU basketball vs. Chaminade: Quick recap & instant analysis
In the first half, the Jayhawks used a 17-2 run that coincided with a 27-5 spurt to pull away from the Silverswords. KU led by 17 points, 27-10, less than 12 minutes into the contest. That lead was pushed out to 20 points at the 1:32 mark, which is the same margin the first half ended at.

KU football lands commitment from 2021 wideout Kelan Robinson
The wideout tagged Emmett Jones and Les Miles in his tweet. Robinson joins fellow Texans Majik Rector and Jaddai Henry as wideouts committed to KU in the class of 2021. Quarterback Ben Easters rounds out KU’s current list of commits in 2021.

Big 12 Teleconference: Three things Les Miles said on Monday
“Well, I think this football team has improved. I think there's a great desire for this team to win and they're competitive and beyond competitive in many ways. I think that there's some things that Andrew Parchment, No. 6 in receiving yards, Pooka Williams, No. 3 in Big 12 averaging 94 yards a game, Stephon Robinson, No. 3 in the Big 12 in receptions — I think the things we've been able to accomplish in our first year have been very, very good. And I think it'll only get better.”

Associated Press releases Week 4 college basketball poll
The Jayhawks landed an underrated win over an East Tennessee State team likely to make the NCAA Tournament, and one that could potentially pull off an upset once it gets there. That game was notable in part because of how Kansas won; the Jayhawks had been a good outside shooting team, but made just 1-of-14 3-pointers against the Buccaneers and still won by 12. The Duke loss still lingers, but if Kansas wins the Maui Invitational and winds up defeating Michigan State in the process, it will reinforce those who felt, or still feel, like the Jayhawks are a national championship caliber team.

Conference Call: Week Fourteen
It took until the final weeks of the regular season, but it's finally set in stone. The Oklahoma Sooners and the Baylor Bears are set to go head-to-head in the 2019 Big 12 Championship game. The Sooners and Bears were considered to be the favorites to make this game for quite some time now, but for a while, it looked like it was up for grabs and nearly anyone had a shot to make it to AT&T Stadium.

Bits o Chalk

New Mexico, coach Bob Davie to part ways at season's end
"In stepping aside, I'm proud of what we accomplished at UNM, but we are all disappointed that we have not been able to sustain the success that we achieved and all desire," Davie said in a statement. "My family and I will be forever grateful to UNM for giving me the opportunity to coach again."

76ers vs. Raptors - Game Recap - November 25, 2019 - ESPN
"I can't have this type of production," Embiid said. "I would have never thought I would be here talking about zero points in an NBA game, but it is what it is. Some nights you make shots, some nights you don't. Some nights you're hot, some nights you're cold."

Carmelo Anthony leads Trail Blazers past Bulls in vintage performance
"Mentally, she kept me going," Anthony said of his wife. "Emotionally, she kept me going. She was nudging me, 'Don't do it, don't think about it, don't do it, don't you let that thought creep into your head.' So, she was a major, major part of why I'm here today."

Sources: PSG bench Neymar for Real Madrid trip in Champions League
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has all his forwards available for the group stage game at the Bernabeu stadium, and has decided that Neymar, alongside Edinson Cavani, will sit on the bench. Instead, Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria will start up front.

Lamar Jackson throws 5 TDs, rushes for 95 yards in 45-6 win over Rams
Lamar Jackson was an unstoppable force in one of the greatest performances ever in Monday Night Football history, showing the football world once again why he is perhaps the best player in the game.

LeBron James says Spurs' scheme is one 'reason why my jump shot is a lot better'
LeBron James banked in his first 3-pointer of the night and swished his fourth to move past Peja Stojakovic for No. 18 on the all-time 3-pointers list in the Los Angeles Lakers' 114-104 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.

Eraser Dust

The podcasts that defined the 2010s-The A.V. Club
Below are the podcasts that we believe defined each year of the 2010s. Some of them were famous, at least by the more paltry standards of the time, and some continue to be. But whether or not each one contributed to the odd phenomenon of podcasters getting recognized on the street by fans, they’re inarguably all a part of the podcast canon, a body of work that continues to grow with series that surprise or challenge us, labors of love that creators fought to make in what was arguably the most visual, text-based era in all of history. They saw our internet and raised us a radio.

'Tough as nails' weightlifter, 82, fends off home invader with TV tray, shampoo
The intruder grabbed a table and fell backwards, and Murphy dumped a bottle of shampoo on his face, she told the station.

Harvard Law Prof Skips Decade Of Filing Taxes, Key Lessons In IRS Response
The professor failed to file tax returns with the IRS for many years, and then he went to Tax Court to dispute the taxes with the IRS. In Sullivan v. Commissioner, the United States Tax Court held for the IRS. The professor failed to respond to many notices, and with the IRS, procedure is extremely important. That was one of the reasons he lost big. IRS records showed that Sullivan failed to file tax returns from 2005 to 2013. Eventually, the IRS caught up with him and was trying to collect an outstanding tax balance from 2012 and 2013. The amount due for just those two years was $1,231,775.

J.J. Abrams reveals Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker running time | EW.com
The Rise of Skywalker is “two hours and 21 minutes,” Abrams says (and then added “I believe,” which could add a minute or so of end-credits wiggle room).

Exclusive: Amazon OSHA Documents for Staten Island JFK8 Facility
Since opening in September 2018, Amazon’s massive fulfillment center on New York’s Staten Island has garnered a reputation as grueling and unsafe, even among a logistics network broadly criticized as such. Now, leaked company documents reveal that injury rates at the warehouse, known as JFK8, are over three times the industry average. What’s unclear is if these numbers are at all anomalous compared to Amazon’s other facilities.