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The Rock Chalkboard

HOOPS: USC makes Top 7 for Top 50 2020 SG Moses Moody
The Trojans picked up more momentum in the 2020 recruiting class, making the top schools list for four-star Little Rock (AR) shooting guard Moses Moody on Wednesday. USC was among seven programs, which included Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Arkansas, Florida and Kansas.

ESPN’s FPI predicts every Week 1 matchup
FPI projected winner: Kansas | 85.4 percent

GAMEDAY GUIDE: Indiana State – Kansas Jayhawks
Everything you need to know for the Jayhawks' home opener.

MATCH PREVIEW: vs. #20 Memphis – Kansas Jayhawks
The No. 18 Kansas Jayhawks (2-0-0) look to continue their hot start to the 2019 season when they welcome the No. 20 Memphis Tigers (2-0-0) to Rock Chalk Park on Thursday, Aug. 29. The match, set for 7 p.m. (CT), will mark the seventh top-25 tilt in Lawrence since 2014. The match will be streamed live via Big 12 Now on ESPN+ with Josh Klingler (play-by-play) and Huw Williams (analyst) calling the action.

'There's no time for hesitation': True freshmen expected to contribute for KU football | KUsports.com
Although not one is a projected defensive or offensive starter for the Kansas football team’s season opener on Saturday versus Indiana State, true freshmen are expected to contribute for the Jayhawks out of the gate in Les Miles’ first season as head coach.

Bits o Chalk

Gone in 3.9 seconds - Where basketball took JamesOn Curry
It is Jan. 25, 2010, and, headlined by Baron Davis, Marcus Camby and Chris Kaman, the Clippers are 20-23, four games out of the Western Conference's No. 8 seed. DeAndre Jordan is in his second year. They're one year away from Blake Griffin's debut, two years away from Lob City.

The 5 Biggest Non-Conference Games For The Big 12's Reputation • LandGrant Gauntlet
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The non-conference is supposed to be about preparing your team for the rigors of conference play. Each program is trying to schedule games that fit some sort of need for the upcoming years. Some teams look for challenging opponents to improve playoff positioning. Others look for easy wins to boost confidence and increase bowl chances. Even more try to find challenging games that will help answer burning questions about their team before the games matter for conference standings.

Source -- Joe Johnson, 38, to work out for 76ers
Former NBA All-Star and reigning BIG3 MVP Joe Johnson is in Philadelphia preparing for a workout Thursday with the 76ers, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated.

Kobe -- 'Nothin but love' for Shaq after drama
Kobe Bryant says he has "no beef" with Shaquille O'Neal after comments came to light that Bryant thought he could have won 12 NBA titles if the dominant big man had Bryant's legendary work ethic.

Orioles' tempers again flare in dugout incident
The Baltimore Orioles' emotions boiled to the surface again Wednesday night, as reliever Richard Bleier and third-base coach Jose David Flores became embroiled in an obscenity-filled shouting match in the dugout and clubhouse tunnel.

Serena tested by McNally, 17, but rallies in 3 sets
Williams came back from a set down in the second round -- the first time she had ever lost a set in the round of 64 -- at Flushing Meadows to beat 17-year-old American Caty McNally 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 in a match that ended as Wednesday turned into Thursday.

Eraser Dust

What you never knew about Definitely Maybe, the debut album from Oasis
It’s 25 years to the day since Oasis released their debut album. As the legend goes, on 31 May 1993 Oasis (depending on who you believe) sweet-talked or barged their way onto the bill at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow.

Could Oasis reunion be on the cards as Definitely Maybe turns 25?
Bookmaker Coral is offering odds of 6/4 for Oasis to re-form by the end of the year – despite an ongoing feud between the Gallagher brothers.

What’s on the TV on the cover of Definitely Maybe by Oasis? - Radio X
According to Spencer Jones, what’s showing on the TV is Noel Gallagher’s favourite film: Sergio Leone’s 1966 “spaghetti western” The Good The Bad And The Ugly. The movie concerns three gunfighters who are on the trail of some Confederate gold during the American Civil War.

Oasis share new podcast on anniversary of Definitely Maybe
The podcast, created by Matt Everitt’s production company Cup & Nuzzle with Big Brother Recordings, in the company’s own words: “features contributions from fans, friends, fellow musicians and the band’s inner circle – this is the people’s story of that period, told by those who witnessed what happened when Oasis went supersonic.”

Definitely Maybe By Oasis At 25 | Cultured Vultures
Talking about Oasis musically in 2019 seems about as relevant as Pogs or David Ginola. Relics from the past that everybody should have moved past by now. So why is it that Definitely Maybe is as relevant today as it was back in the halcyon days before Trump and Brexit dominated our lives, all those years ago?

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