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Notebook: West Virginia Mauls Kansas

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The Rock Chalkboard

Rules analysis: Explaining the KU football onside kick penalty
Based off the social media response to the game, most KU fans — likely you, if you're reading this story — don't believe the Jayhawks should have been flagged for an onside kick recovery in the second half of their 29-24 loss to West Virginia.

Jayhawks see signs of progress, growing fan support after loss
“I've never seen that before,” said wide receiver Andrew Parchment. “We just love the student body for coming out here and on the locals for coming out here and supporting us win or lose. You don't see a lot of fans giving a team a standing ovation after a loss, especially in that fashion.”

What Neal Brown said after the win over Kansas
West Virginia is leaving Kansas with a win, and the Mountaineers needed contributions from nearly every player that made the trip to Lawrence with the team. That included running back Martell Pettaway, who was benched last game and never even saw the field against N.C. State.

Despite valiant effort, Jayhawks fall short against Mountaineers |
Those of the 35,816 in attendance who stuck it out until the end were so inspired to see the Jayhawks compete that most of the fans who saw it happen delivered a standing ovation to the KU players and coaches as they walked off the field Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Notebook: Kick-catch interference proves pivotal in narrow loss |
It appeared the man known affectionately in college football circles as “The Mad Hatter” had just pulled a quick one in the third quarter of his Kansas football team’s Big 12 opener against West Virginia.

Shane Jackson: KU's rushing attack bottled up in Big 12 opener against West Virginia |
KU’s rushing attack was stymied in a 29-24 loss to West Virginia Saturday afternoon at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The Jayhawks ran for just 142 yards in the Big 12 opener, which took place one week after Khalil Herbert and Pooka Williams Jr. combined for 308 yards in a win over Boston College.

KU volleyball falls to UNLV |
In a hard-fought match between the two schools, each netted a victory in the first two sets with Kansas winning the second set by a 25-23 margin. After UNLV earned the first set (25-23), Kansas captured the second set thanks to seniors Ashley Smith and Zoe Hill recording the final two points when the match was tied at 23-23.

Bits o Chalk

Panic in Ann Arbor, party in Athens and an epic UCLA rally top a wild Week 4
Four college football Saturdays have come and gone already, and for most teams, that means one-third of the season is in the books. That might not seem like much at first blush, but we can learn a lot from one-third of a season.

Sources -- Bridgewater gets starting nod for Saints
Teddy Bridgewater will be the New Orleans Saints' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini.

Agent: Teams interested in AB, want legal info
Antonio Brown's agent already has had communication "with a few teams that are interested" in his client and that "want information regarding his legal situation and the NFL investigation" into the wide receiver, Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Saturday.

Eye poke ends UFC bout seconds in; fans erupt
The main event of UFC Mexico City lasted just 15 seconds Saturday night after Yair Rodriguez accidentally poked Jeremy Stephens in the eye. When Stephens was unable to open his left eye after five minutes of recovery, the ringside physician advised that referee Herb Dean call the fight off. The bout was ruled a no contest.

Ole Miss questions Pac-12 refs after bizarre finish
Afterward, Ole Miss interim athletic director Keith Carter said he was "extremely disappointed" with the officiating at the end of the game and said he expects "a full explanation from the Pac-12 regarding the call and subsequent non-review" of the play.

Eraser Dust

Elizabeth Warren overtakes Joe Biden in new Iowa poll | US news | The Guardian
The survey carried out by the Des Moines Register, Mediacom and CNN puts the Massachusetts senator at 22% with likely caucus-goers, to the former vice-president’s 20%.

13-Year-Olds Are Arrested Over Hong Kong Protests - The New York Times
One of the minors, a girl, was arrested on charges of burning a Chinese national flag. She was held overnight in police detention.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Kalispell man charged in 31-pound meth bust
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, John Patrick Figueroa Araujo, 53, of Kalispell, Kristal Patricia Leonard, 34, of Huntington Beach, Calif., and John Murray Barry, 39, of Palmdale, Calif., are charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and with possession with intent to distribute. If convicted of the most serious crime, the defendants face a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and five years of supervised release. All defendants were detained pending further proceedings.

This is what mysterious ancient humans might have looked like - CNN
We know that mysterious ancient humans called Denisovans once lived alongside Neanderthals, thanks to a few bones and teeth recovered from a cave in Siberia. Now, for the first time, researchers have shared what they might have looked like.

Could Venus have been habitable?
Venus may have been a temperate planet hosting liquid water for 2-3 billion years, until a dramatic transformation starting over 700 million years ago resurfaced around 80% of the planet. A study presented today at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 by Michael Way of The Goddard Institute for Space Science gives a new view of Venus's climatic history and may have implications for the habitability of exoplanets in similar orbits.

TWA aircraft hijacking suspect arrested by Greek police - CNN
Greek police say they have arrested a 65-year-old Lebanese man on the island of Mykonos over the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 in 1985 in which a US Navy officer was killed.