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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 09 Big 12 Conference Women’s Championship - Iowa State v Kansas Photo by David Stacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

KU football's Zac Woodfin announced as new Mizzou strength coach
Woodfin was the director of strength and conditioning for three years with the Jayhawks. Prior to that, he was at Southern Miss and UAB, with the latter of which serving as where he won FootballScoop's 2014 National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award, according to the Missouri athletics release.

KU's Tristan Enaruna sees importance in developing 3-point shot
Outside of two games, Tristan Enaruna has not been especially aggressive seeking out his 3-point shot. But the KU basketball freshman has already shown a willingness to take those shots on a big stage. It's something he's worked on for quite some time.

KU women's basketball looking to cap off perfect non-con slate
Most recently, the Jayhawks, who sit at 10-0, pulled off a come-from-behind win against St. Louis in a game where the team hit only one 3-point shot (on nine attempts) in the first half. The Jayhawks trailed by three after one and by seven after two, though they had kept the deficit to no more than nine points at that point.

Two former KU football players make PFT's top 10 CBs of decade
Pro Football Talk has been putting out top-10 lists throughout the holiday season of the top NFL players from the last decade at each position. Pro Football Talk's Josh Alper recently released PFT's list of the NFL's top-10 cornerbacks, which drew a response from a name that should be plenty familiar to those in Lawrence.

'They're pretty special': KU football has high hopes for 2020 cornerbacks |
Of the 19 commits that the Jayhawks landed last week, three of them were listed as cornerbacks. KU’s cornerback trio of Johnquai Lewis, Duece Mayberry and Karon Prunty matches the linebacker unit for most members of a specific position group during the early signing period.

Improved chemistry a key component of KU women's basketball team's 10-0 start |
“Now that we’ve recruited all of them, I can coach them really hard,” Schneider recently told the Journal-World. “Because I have a relationship with them. And I think that makes a difference.”

Notebook: KU football WRs also gain All-Big 12 recognition |
When the Big 12’s football coaches and a panel of media members selected their respective all-league teams for 2019, only two Jayhawks made the cut.

Missouri football announces hiring of former KU strength coach |
The next chapter in the career of former Kansas football strength coach Zac Woodfin officially began Thursday, as the Jayhawks’ old rivals at Missouri announced the Tigers’ football program hired Woodfin as its strength and conditioning director.

Ben McLemore salvaging NBA career by fitting in with Rockets | Smithology |
McLemore never had taken off the way many — including the Sacramento Kings, who drafted him seventh overall in 2013 — figured. And when the organization that seemed to know the 6-foot-3 shooting guard best waived him this past February, ending his second stint in Sacramento, it looked like the rest of the NBA might be ready to move on without McLemore.

Majority of KU AD's $700K salary to be paid by private funds; KU says negotiations began more than 6 months ago |
Kansas Athletics Inc. — as opposed to state dollars — will pay the majority of University of Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s salary, which was recently raised to $700,000 and extended for another four years.

Podcast: KU football 2020 recruiting class, basketball leftovers
This week's episode comes courtesy of Rock Chalk Sports Talk. The episode contains my (Scott's) weekly appearance on the show, which can be heard on 1320 KLWN (and FM 101.7). The opening segment discusses the Villanova game, which was in attendance for, with the latter section discussing the KU football 2020 recruiting class, both those who signed early and those who may be on the way.

Bits o Chalk

Clemson TE Braden Galloway maintains innocence as ban ends
- Clemson tight end Braden Galloway, who is set to play against Ohio State in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl after serving a one-year suspension for a positive drug test, said in his first comments since the suspension that he did nothing wrong and still has no idea how the banned substance got into his body.

Giants LB Markus Golden earns $1 million bonus after stat change
A stat correction from Sunday's New York Giants victory over the Washington Redskins allowed Markus Golden to earn a $1 million bonus.

Eastern Michigan's Mike Glass ejected for punching Pitt players
Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass III was ejected with 10 seconds left in Thursday night's Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit after throwing punches at two Pittsburgh players.

Edward Aschoff's fiancee grateful for 'memories of all the lives he touched'
Katy Berteau, the fiancée of Edward Aschoff, tweeted her thanks for the "outpouring of love" shown since the ESPN college football reporter's death Tuesday after a brief illness.

Eraser Dust

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, 20 casings found at scene of Kalispell drive-by
Police found more than 20 bullet casings at the scene of a suspected drive-by shooting in Kalispell last week that injured one and left multiple residences riddled with bullet holes, according to new documents filed Thursday in Flathead County District Court.

Grand Theft Auto becomes latest battleground of Hong Kong protests - CNN
Popular online video game "Grand Theft Auto V" has become a battleground between protesters in the semi-autonomous Chinese city and their rival players in mainland China.

James Seymour Victorian mansion being sold for $50,000 | CNN Travel
A 6,000-square-foot, 10-bedroom Victorian mansion could've been yours for only $50,000, but there was one catch: You had to put together a restoration proposal for the historic property in order to be considered.

Business of the Year: Montana West Economic Development - Flathead Beacon
City officials in Kalispell had for decades hoped to revitalize the rail corridor through town, while business leaders had eyed a rail park in the valley to spur industry. The city and business community ultimately partnered to unite the two long-held dreams in a cohesive dual undertaking, with MWED and FCEDA playing key roles in facilitating the process.

Man Keeps Rock For Years, Hoping It's Gold. It Turned Out to Be Far More Valuable
To crack open his find, Hole tried a rock saw, an angle grinder, a drill, even putting the thing in acid, but not even a sledgehammer could make a crack. That's because what he was trying so hard to open was no gold nugget. As he found out years later, it was a rare meteorite.

This is why filing your income tax return will never be the same
CPA Dan Herron didn’t want to be the bearer of bad news, yet there he was explaining to a couple why they owed the federal government approximately $10,000 in taxes on their 2018 return.

Reports of strange lights in the sky in northern Montana
People in and around Browning, Rocky Boy, and Lodgepole shared photos with MTN News on Wednesday evening that show a row of bright lights in the sky, and people in other areas of Montana reported seeing them, too.