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Notebook: Bill Self Mauls Discussing Marcus Garrett

You guys give up or are you ready for more?

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 21 Kansas at Villanova Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

KU basketball drops to No. 5 after Villanova loss
The now-No. 5-ranked Jayhawks (who are also No. 5 in the coaches poll) were on the road at Villanova for their lone game of the last week. KU basketball held a four-point lead with fewer than two minutes to play, but Villanova closed out the contest with the final five points to win, 56-55

Bill Self: Marcus Garrett 'as fun a player as I’ve had to coach'
“To me he’s as fun a player as I’ve had to coach," Self said. "You know, here may be a little different because you think of Tyrel [Reed]’s legacy or Brady [Morningstar]’s legacy or Travis [Releford]’s legacy and you don’t think of guys who scored a ton of points. You think of winners. And I think that will be his legacy is that he is a true winner.”

Bits o Chalk

Packers run over Vikings to clinch first NFC North title since 2016
The Green Bay Packers aren't just going back to the playoffs. They're going back as NFC North champions. A week after they ensured they'd end their two-year playoff drought, they wrapped up their first division title since 2016.

Free-agent pitcher Rich Hill, wife arrested after incident at Gillette Stadium
Free-agent pitcher Rich Hill and his wife were arrested and fined over an altercation with police at Saturday's Buffalo Bills-New England Patriots game, Foxborough Police told The Boston Globe.

Sources -- Jazz agree to deal Dante Exum and picks to Cavaliers for Jordan Clarkson
The Utah Jazz have agreed to trade guard Dante Exum and two second-round picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers for guard Jordan Clarkson, league sources told ESPN.

Seahawks add RBs Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin
Lynch's contract is for this season only -- Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers and the postseason, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Eraser Dust

Auburn’s AD wants to leave the SEC West for the East. We have a better solution -
Just get rid of divisions entirely.

Man in arrested on charges related to Kalispell shooting | KECI
A Columbia Falls man is in custody on charges related to a shooting in Kalispell over the weekend, according to law enforcement officials.

Skijoring Event Canceled at Rebecca Farm - Flathead Beacon
Organizers of Skijoring at Rebecca Farm announced Monday that they are canceling the upcoming event due to a lack of snow.

Noel Gallagher hints at 'reconciliation' with estranged brother Liam amid decade-long feud | Daily Mail Online
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Noel said: 'Our family has never been close. I don’t know one person, one single person, in my life who is living in the perfect family. Not one.'

He then added: 'Reconciliation is a good thing.'