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Notebook: A look Back on KU Football’s 2019 Season; Bill Self Previews Colorado

I spent the next three years in a POW camp, forced to subsist on a thin stew made of fish, vegetables, prawns, coconut milk, and four kinds of rice. I came close to madness trying to find it here in the States, but they just can’t get the spices right

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The Rock Chalkboard

Devonte' Graham sets Hornets franchise record for 3-pointers
Former Kansas Jayhawks guard Devonte' Graham nearly tied the Charlotte Hornets franchise record for 3-pointers in a single game during a win over the New York Knicks last month.

Ten KU football players honored in yearly Big 12 awards
Several KU football players were honored on Wednesday as the Big 12 released its honors for the 2019 season. A total of 10 Jayhawks were honored in the yearly awards that are voted on by the 10 Big 12 coaches (coaches cannot vote for their own players).

Year In Review: The pessimist's take on the 2019 Kansas football season | Tale of the Tait |
But whether you focus on the win total, the moments of offensive ineptitude or the opportunities to win that just weren’t captured, the most difficult part about the latest Kansas football campaign in the eyes of the pessimists is that it left them with the same two-word question that they’ve had for the past decade — now what?

Year In Review: The optimist's take on the 2019 Kansas football season | Tale of the Tait |
If you’re the type who can ignore the final scores and believes that the puzzle of a rebuilding project is put together not of individual moments but by snapping together notable accomplishments, you probably think Year 1 went pretty well.

Kansas football: Could Feleipe Franks be joining the Jayhawks?
Kansas football desperately needs a competent quarterback next season to replace Carter Stanley, could former Florida Gator Feleipe Franks be the answer for the Jayhawks? Rumors have been circulating that Franks could wind up with Kansas after he followed head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon on his Twitter account. Franks only follows about 100 other people, so it doesn’t seem like just a coincidence.

Bits o Chalk

49ers suspend radio analyst Tim Ryan for Lamar Jackson comments
The San Francisco 49ers suspended radio analyst Tim Ryan on Wednesday after he said on a Bay Area radio station that Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's dark skin helps him disguise a dark football when running fake handoffs in Baltimore's zone-read-heavy offense.

Judge orders 'Miracle on Ice' player Mark Pavelich to undergo treatment
A Minnesota judge on Wednesday ordered that a former member of the "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team should be committed to a secure treatment facility, saying the hockey star is mentally ill and dangerous.

Bucks vs. Pistons - Game Recap - December 4, 2019 - ESPN
"They're just a great defensive team and just play really physical," Antetokounmpo said. "They want to be physical, they want to be dirty. They want you to get out of your game, and whenever you come in Detroit, you expect that."

Sources -- Rockets likely to file protest over missed call on James Harden's dunk
The Houston Rockets will likely file an official protest regarding James Harden's dunk that wasn't counted in Tuesday's 135-133 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.

LeBron James says uncalled travel 'one of the worst' of his career
"It was the worst thing, probably one of the worst things I've ever done in my career," James said after the game, essentially admitting his final line of 20 points, 12 assists and just one turnover should have included a second turnover. "I didn't realize I did it until halftime. One of my coaches showed me."

Eraser Dust

Helena judge reprimanded by discipline board over QAnon email | Local |
The Montana Judicial Standards Commission has publicly reprimanded Lewis and Clark County's elected justice of the peace for using his official email account to express political opinions about the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon.

Sailor Kills 2 And Self At Pearl Harbor : NPR
A U.S. Navy sailor shot and killed two civilian employees of the Defense Department and wounded a third, before killing himself at Hawaii's Pearl Harbor military installation.

SCOTUS justices stumped by tax refund case with key implications — Quartz
The fight here arises from a $4 million tax refund that the IRS gave United Western Bancorp, Inc. (UWBI), which its subsidiary, United Western Bank (UWB) claims belongs to it. Both the parent corporation and the subsidiary have filed for bankruptcy. Now, Simon Rodriguez, the trustee for parent corporation UWBI, is challenging the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC), the receiver for the bank, saying the $4 million belong to UWBI’s estate.

Smoking weed every day puts men at risk of a deadly disease | Inverse
Lighting up a cigarette has known cancer-causing consequences, but marijuana’s link to cancer has been less understood. Now, after a meta-analysis of 25 studies, scientists say that smoking marijuana heavily for at least a decade heightens the risk of one startling disease: testicular cancer.

The George Zimmerman lawsuit reminds us of how significant the Trayvon Martin case was for a divided country - CNN
News that Zimmerman is suing Trayvon's family for $100 million in damages this week has put the polarizing details of this case back in the national spotlight.

Whitefish-based Ministries Changes Course on Dissolution - Flathead Beacon
In a surprising change of course, the beleaguered Whitefish-based ministries program that last summer faced a firestorm of abuse allegations, setting off a bizarre chain of events that led to the dissolution of its assets and the closure of its popular burger chain, announced it was reorganizing and will remain intact.