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NCAA Football: West Virginia at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Rock Chalkboard

Listen: The Drive, 09.22.19
Kansas State took the week off and rose in the Top 25 polls, while Kansas fell at home to West Virginia. The Drive is in Season 14 on Topeka's WIBW-13 with co-hosts Tim Fitzgerald (GoPowercat.com) and Scott Chasen (Phog.net) discussing K-State and KU sports. 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.

KU football players assess defense after West Virginia loss
“For the majority of the time we weren’t getting off the field on third down,” Defense said. “It looks like they went pretty much 50 percent, which is way too much. We've definitely got to get off the field more on third downs. We've got to buckle up.”

Jayhawks soar past Kennesaw State, 3-1 – Kansas Jayhawks
Senior Katie McClure scored a pair of goals to help the No. 14 ranked Jayhawks close out nonconference play with a victory, defeating Kennesaw State, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at Rock Chalk Park.

Kansas’ opening weekend comes to a close – Kansas Jayhawks
The Kansas tennis team closed out its opening weekend Sunday after competing at the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational in Auburn, Alabama and Wahoowa Invitational in Charlottesville, Virginia.

KU football players notice improved environment, appreciate 'amped' home crowd | KUsports.com
With the offense finally in a rhythm in the third quarter of the Kansas football team’s Big 12 opener, and the Jayhawks four yards from the goal line and a potential momentum-boosting score, quarterback Carter Stanley did something for the first time in his college career.

Bits o Chalk

Holding calls plummet after call to referees
Officials threw 41 flags for offensive holding in 14 games Sunday, an average of 2.9 per game, according to ESPN Stats & Information. In the first 33 games of the season, there were 188 such flags -- a rate of 5.7 per game.

Browns coach admits late draw play a 'bad call'
Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens admitted that it was a "bad call" to try a draw play on fourth-and-9 during Sunday night's 20-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Sources -- Jags' Ramsey calls in sick, won't practice
Jacksonville Jaguars star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who requested a trade last week, called the team Sunday night to inform them that he is sick and will be unable to practice Monday, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Week 3 NFL takeaways - Fast starts by Chiefs, Pats, Cowboys
The Bills, Pats, Chiefs, Packers and Cowboys all sailed to 3-0 while the Lions also remained undefeated at 2-0-1. In big Week 3 wins, the Vikings' run game dominated Oakland, while Jacksonville was forced to rely on its passing game. And Daniel Jones debuted in a big way.

Brady won't share 'personal' feelings on Brown
"I do have a lot of personal feelings, none of which I really care to share," Brady said in his weekly interview on "The Greg Hill Show" on sports radio WEEI. "It's a difficult situation. That's kind of how I feel."

Eraser Dust

Mohammad Javad Zarif Says U.S. Sanctions Won't Defeat Iran : NPR
"We are resisting an unprovoked aggression by the United States," Zarif told NPR's Steve Inskeep in an interview in New York City on Sunday. "I can assure you that the United States will not be able to bring us to our knees through pressure."

Bill Hader addresses Saturday Night Live firing Shane Gillis | EW.com
“I have no thoughts on that,” Hader started, before adding, “I feel like you shouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Especially in comedy, you do stuff six or seven years ago that wouldn’t be okay now for good reason so I only speak for myself but, like anybody, you have to grow. I think it’s a good thing. I’m never interested in upsetting anybody.”

Daily Inter Lake - Local, Small farmers open bed and breakfast, cafe
Since June, they have been operating a Whitefish bed and breakfast, the Farmhouse Inn & Kitchen, feeding café customers with food made from scratch and selling handmade bath products out of a space scarcely big enough for the family of six.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Worst summer yet for seasonal staffing shortage
Summer 2019 was a great season for business, but a hard time for the businesses themselves. From Bigfork to Whitefish, employers confronted a workforce shortage more extreme than they had ever experienced before. Even as business boomed, many managers and owners resorted to cutting hours and services to meet the growing demand with shrinking staffs.

Here's A Mildly Confusing Update About Indiana Jones 5
Indiana Jones 5, which was initially slated for next year before being pushed back to 2021, is a movie that may or may not be happening, that we’ve had precious little news come out of even though all the principal players—Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg—insist they’re absolutely committed to seeing it through.