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You never know when an old calendar might come in handy. Sure, it’s not 1985 right now, but who knows what tomorrow will bring?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 13 Kansas at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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SportsBeat KC podcast: Kansas football wins and Chiefs rumor | The Kansas City Star
It was a successful weekend for area college football teams largely because of an improbable victory by Kansas at Boston College. On today’s podcast, Star columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger chew on the Jayhawks’ triumph as a 20-point underdog and break down Kansas State’s huge victory at Mississippi State, plus look ahead to the battle of Columbia: Mizzou vs. South Carolina. Also, rumors abound about the Chiefs seeking a cornerback ... but how hard are they looking and who might be a candidate?

Three-star WR Jaddai Henry (2021) commits to KU football
On Tuesday, Jaddai Henry, a 6-4 wide receiver from Carrollton, Texas, announced he had committed to the KU football team. Henry is from Hebron high school, the same school attended by former KU defensive standout Daniel Wise.

Schools inquiring about QB Ben Easters, who remains solid to KU
Brownsburg (Ind.) head coach John Hart appeared on Monday's episode of The Notorious B1G Recruiting Podcast and while the bulk of that interview focused on his junior wide receiver Preston Terrell, a recent Purdue verbal, Hart also spoke about junior quarterback Ben Easters.

Big 12 Power Rankings after Week 3
Half of the league's teams are undefeated — five of 10, as opposed to the ACC, which has seen just three of its 14 teams make it through without a loss — and only one team doesn't have a winning record (and that's mostly because Iowa State has only played two games). Even the so-called bottom of the league has helped to make a statement about conference strength. Before the season, the media picked West Virginia, Kansas State and Kansas at the Nos. 8, 9 and 10 spots in the league. Kansas State sits 3-0 with a road victory over Mississippi State and looks more like a top-half team than a bottom-half squad. And West Virginia and Kansas took it to the ACC last weekend, with West Virginia drubbing NC State by 17 points in Morgantown and Kansas winning its first road game over a Power 5 team since 2008, doubling up Boston College 48-24.

KU football receiving national attention following win over BC
First, the Jayhawks were named as FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) National Team of the Week for the win over Boston College. The release of the news cited the rushing performances from Khalil Herbert (187 rushing yards) and Pooka Williams (122 rushing yards), as well as the play of quarterback Carter Stanley (three touchdowns in the win).

Bits o Chalk

Biggios now 2nd father-son duo to hit for cycles
"I did know my dad had one,'' Cavan Biggio said. "I have a ticket to the game he got it in in my room my whole life. I didn't think I was going to get up there for the opportunity.''

Source -- Ingram, Ball full participants in workouts
New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram and guard Lonzo Ball have been full participants in the team's voluntary offseason workouts in New Orleans, a source told ESPN on Tuesday.

Curry commits to Olympics -- 'That is the plan'
"That is the plan, for sure," Curry said in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols. "You know, obviously knock on wood, you don't want any injuries or things like that to interfere."

In video chat, Gordon says he'll play 'somewhere'
In a video chat with his Instagram followers on Tuesday, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon said he's "going to play somewhere" this season and that "it would be a waste of talent" if he did not.

In an age of superteams, Oakland A's built a winner without tanking
Watching the Oakland Athletics play the past two nights, one feature stood out, aside from the baseball itself: the football yard lines still visible on the field at the Oakland Coliseum. This signifies two important things:

Eraser Dust

Liam Gallagher: "I think Noel is having a mid-life crisis" - NME
“I think he [Noel] is having a mid -life crisis. It’s down to him and it’s down to the people around him – there’s only so many olive branches you can give someone without going, ‘I don’t think he really cares anymore’, but that’s life, we’ll see how it ends up,” Liam said.

Liam Gallagher Versus The World
“Ahhh, God no. I hate it. I hate that sport,” Liam Gallagher moans over the phone in regards to the results of the latest Ashes test. “I once went to the cricket with my mate Guigsy, he was in my band - Oasis - and he was like ‘come and check it out’ and I said alright and went to Lords, had a couple of beers and fell asleep, then woke up and it was still fucking going on.”

Nirvana’s Underwater Baby
Kirk Weddle took the iconic photograph of the underwater baby for the cover of Nirvana’s breakthrough album Nevermind. On his website, he describes the shoot and the process that resulted in the final photo. Before the baby went into the water, Weddle used a doll to get the lighting and focus right.

Explore: The Flathead Maze - Flathead Beacon
Whitefish Stage Organic Farms recently completed the construction of a 4,000-straw-bale maze shaped like a grizzly bear. The maze took about four weeks and hundreds of hours to assemble.

Number of abortions in U.S. drops to lowest since they became legal nationwide, report finds
The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday.

White House To Revoke Waiver Allowing California To Set Its Own Emissions Standards : NPR
It wasn't clear whether the announcement about rescinding California's emissions waiver would come on Wednesday or later in the week. An invitation went out to various conservative and free-market groups to attend an announcement at the Environmental Protection Agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. However, The Washington Post reports that the announcement could be delayed by at least a day.