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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Kansas State at Kansas Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

'Miles to Go' served as a motivator for K-State's win
On this week’s episode of “Miles to Go,” the ESPN show that is following Miles behind the scenes as he attempts to rebuild KU football, the Jayhawks were shown celebrating their last-second victory over Texas Tech. In the locker room after the win, Miles asked his team a question.

Mitch Lightfoot comments on decision to redshirt as KU senior
"With the support of the coaching staff, my family and friends, we have decided that I will redshirt for the 2019-20 season," Lightfoot said in a note posted to his Twitter account. "While I know it'll be hard to sit out of competition, I am eager to continue to provide leadership, support and competition to the team a number of other ways."

Carter Stanley after exiting K-State game early: 'I'm all good'
“I don’t think it’s terribly serious,” Miles said of Stanley's knee injury on his post-game radio interview. “I think he’s nicked and we’ll certainly have to take care of him.”

KU football offense hits roadblock in loss to Kansas State
“They just came in here and beat our a— to be honest with you,” Parchment said. “We couldn't run the ball, couldn't protect the quarterback. We couldn't stop them defensively. … A lot of things went wrong tonight.”

2019 Champions Classic the latest chapter of Self vs. Krzyzewski | KUsports.com
“That particular game, that was when they always introduced the coaches and they shook hands before the game,” recalled Self to the Journal-World while looking ahead to Tuesday’s Champions Classic clash against Duke. “Well, I was a rook and he had to come all the way in our huddle to shake my hand. And I’m going, ‘Gosh, Coach, I’m sorry.’ They had the best team. Unbelievable. They were ranked No. 1 in the country hands down.”

No. 25 KU soccer advances to Big 12 semifinals | KUsports.com
A pair of first-half goals were enough to propel No. 25 Kansas past West Virginia, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Swope Soccer Village. Senior Katie McClure tallied her 14th goal of the season, while junior Isabella Cavalcante turned in her first of the year.

KU women's basketball secures 66-55 win over Emporia State | KUsports.com
Kansas juniors Bailey Helgren and Tina Stephens dominated the second half to lead the KU women’s basketball team to a 66-55 win against Emporia State in exhibition play Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

'Crushing': Jayhawks regret failing to give sellout crowd a proper show | KUsports.com
“When I first ran out of the tunnel, it was beautiful,” senior receiver Daylon Charlot said of the crowd awaiting the Jayhawks at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium for Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown.

Bits o Chalk

Browns wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry told by NFL to change cleats or sit
"I don't really understand," he said. "When we went up to the Nike headquarters to start game-planning for throughout the season, and our uniforms and things like that, these things get cleared by the league before Nike can start processing the shoe. So Nike processed the shoe and thinking, I guess, they got the green light from the NFL, so I didn't see it as being a problem or a distraction to anybody. I'm just trying to play football."

Florida State fires Willie Taggart
"I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well, but in the interest of the university we had no choice but to make a change," Florida State University president John Thrasher said. "We will support our student-athletes in every way and do all we can to return to the winning tradition that is Seminole football."

LeBron James credits improved health, 'hard work' for his defensive resurgence
"I'm playing injury free. I'm not injured. My quick twitch is back. My speed is back, my strength is back," James said after the Lakers' 103-96 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday to improve to 5-1.

Patriots unbeaten no more after loss to Lamar Jackson-led Ravens
The New England Patriots' dominant defense suddenly looks vulnerable, as a horrid start contributed to a 37-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night at M&T Bank Stadium. It was the team's first loss since December 2018.

Cleveland Browns waive Jermaine Whitehead after threatening posts
The Cleveland Browns have waived Jermaine Whitehead the morning after the team condemned the safety's profanity-laced and threatening social media comments.

Eraser Dust

Smugglers are using commercial power tools to get through Trump's border wall | Salon.com
The smugglers often use a reciprocating saw, a popular cordless power tool that can be purchased at retail hardware outlets for as little as $100, according to The Washington Post. If specialized blades are attached to it, reciprocating saws are capable of cutting all the way through the steel-and-concrete bollards that comprise the border wall in minutes. After that, the smugglers can push the detached section of the barrier out of the way and create a gap large enough for one adult to get through.

The Popeye's chicken sandwich is back and people are losing their minds - CNN
"We plan to offer it to our guests for a long time," a Popeye's representative told CNN. "We are confident that we'll be able to meet the demand."

Liam Gallagher thanks MTV EMAs for "recognising his brilliance" - NME
Accepting the award, Gallagher said: “Thank you man. I won’t keep you too long but I want to congratulate Seville for having a lovely city. I want to congratulate MTV for recognising my brilliance. Thanks for the award. I wear it well.” After the short speech, Gallagher walked quickly off stage.

Helicopter searches for possible Flathead burglary suspect | KECI
The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible burglary at a home near Foys Lake. A helicopter was called in to help with the search Saturday evening, but failed to locate a suspect.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Firehouse Subs coming to Kalispell
The “fastest-growing sub [chain] in the Northwest” will open its second Montana location next to Coldstone Creamery near Walmart on Dec. 7.