The Rock Chalkboard
Kansas QB Torry Locklin had opportunity to develop during grayshirt year | KUsports.com
When Locklin was 11 years old, the coaching staff called a trick play just before the half. Locklin, who was a running back at the time, took a direct snap from the Wildcat formation and proceeded to unleash a left-handed pass.
Appearances by Miles, Self highlight KU's annual Traditions Night | KUsports.com
“We’ve got some business to take care of Saturday and the following Saturday and the following Saturday before we ever get to Oct. 4,” Self said. “The people here tonight, all 3,000 of you will want to be at Allen Fieldhouse that night.”
LISTEN: The Drive, 08.25.19
The Drive launches Season 14 on Topeka's WIBW-13 with co-hosts Tim Fitzgerald (GoPowercat.com) and Scott Chasen (Phog.net) discussing the start of the 2019 football season in this podcast version of the show. The Drive will be available as part of the 247Sports Podcast Network the day after its television airing on WIBW. Due to altered highlight rights, the video version of The Drive is no longer available for replay on the internet.
Ankle-breaking crossover put DaJon Terry on path to KU football
One such instance of Terry’s eagerness to learn came at a recent practice. As recalled by defensive line coach Kwahn Drake, Terry was on the field as a nose tackle. As the play unfolded, Terry wasn’t able to make an impact. When the play moved downfield, Terry began to jog over to the sideline. Before he reached the numbers (located about 15 feet from the sideline), Terry was trying to get his coaches attention — all while the ball was still in play.
How a wild ride of recruiting ups and downs shaped the 2019-20 Kansas basketball roster | KUsports.com
“Panic may be too strong,” said Self, when asked recently by the Journal-World just how worried he was about his roster this spring. “We’ve always figured out a way. People said we were losing kids. Well, you’re losing kids to Duke and Kentucky. I mean, good gosh. They’re not the easiest guys to get when those programs make them priorities as well.”
Dick Vitale names his top college hoops teams for 2019-20
Why Kansas at No. 1? The Jayhawks figure to wear teams down with arguably the nation's top frontcourt, an elite point guard and tons of depth. Within a few month period, 1) Udoka Azubuike elected to return to school rather than test the NBA Draft waters; Kansas was undefeated and had one of the nation's best defenses when he was healthy a year ago. 2) Devon Dotson tested the waters but announced his return to Kansas as well. 3) Silvio De Sousa, a big part of Kansas' Final Four run as a true freshman, was declared eligible by the NCAA
Bits o Chalk
Ortiz enlists ex-police commish to probe shooting
Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has hired a firm headed by ex-Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis to look into the details surrounding the June shooting of Ortiz in the Dominican Republic.
Under oath -- Judge delivers on home run promise
The New York Yankees outfielder, while catching up with bullpen catching coach Jason Brown's father, John, on the field prior to Sunday's series finale at Dodger Stadium, told the elder Brown, "I'll hit one for you tonight," as he walked away.
Barnwell - The NFL-altering Andrew Luck retirement, and what comes next
It's not hyperbole: Andrew Luck's stunning decision to move on from the NFL is the most shocking retirement American pro sports has seen since Michael Jordan left the NBA in 1993. The circumstances are obviously different, and we've seen players such as Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson leave the game earlier than anybody would have expected, but 29-year-old quarterbacks in the prime of their careers just don't get up and leave. This isn't just a franchise-altering decision. It alters the entire complexion of the NFL.
What Andrew Luck Means
Luck was always a prime candidate to cut his own career short, given both his injury history and—GASP!—his open affection for outside interests, namely architecture. Those outside interests weren’t enough to prevent the Colts from drafting Luck, perhaps because they weren’t too political or demonstrative in nature, or perhaps because Luck’s father Oliver was also a Respected Football Man, or perhaps because Luck was, physically speaking, as well-built to withstand the rigors of football as anyone could possibly be.
Noel Gallagher Brutally Rips Smashing Pumpkins' D'arcy - AlternativeNation.net
Gallagher did say he likes the hits from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. “I like ‘1979’ and ‘Tonight, Tonight.’ I remember seeing them do that at the MTV Awards in the ’90s with the full orchestra. I was like, ‘Wow, [expletive] hell. That’s pretty.’” He said he’s happy that D’arcy Wretzky isn’t a part of the current Pumpkins lineup on tour. “Let’s put it this way. If she was a guy, she would have got [expletive] kicked in the bollocks.”
Daily Inter Lake - Local, New franchise locations in North Kalispell
The latest addition to the U.S. 93 North commercial corridor in Kalispell will house a new Jimmy John’s sandwich shop and Spectrum store.
2020 Presidential Election: Live Updates, News for Aug. 26, 2019 - Bloomberg
Younger voters are far less likely than their parents and grandparents to deem patriotism, religion/belief in God, and having children as “very important.” Americans of all ages are closely aligned on the value of hard work and financial security.
Nuclear weapons and hurricanes don't mix, NOAA advises - BBC News
The NOAA says that using nuclear weapons on a hurricane "might not even alter the storm" and the "radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas".