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And now to open this year’s festivities, here’s our Grand Marshall, the prophet of love, Larry White

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The Rock Chalkboard

KU basketball releases details for 2019 Late Night in the Phog
Late Night, which will tip off on Friday, Oct. 4 this year, will start at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open for students at 4:30 p.m. and for the general public at 5 p.m.

TCU QB Mike Collins could be an option against Kansas
Duggan is expected to make his second consecutive start this week when the Frogs take on Kansas, but there may be another quarterback in the mix if things don’t start well; junior Mike Collins. TCU head coach Gary Patterson mentioned on Monday during the coaches’ teleconference that he gives the Frogs a good “drop back” option at quarterback if the passing game struggles.

Injury updates, notable quotes from Les Miles' press conference
The Jayhawks fell to West Virginia over the weekend and are currently working toward a game against TCU that will kick off at 11 a.m. in Fort Worth, Texas this coming Saturday. The Jayhawks will be attempting to start 3-2 after last week's loss in the Big 12 opener.

Early-season rust no longer an issue for KU's Pooka Williams
"Most definitely,” Williams said when asked if he’s knocked the rust off. “Like reversing field [against West Virginia], that was the best I've reversed field. It was just rust and I feel like I'm back in the groove again."

IAAF World Championships: Jayhawks in Doha – Kansas Jayhawks
Five Kansas Jayhawks will make an appearance on the World stage at the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) track and field World Championships from September 27 to October 6 in Doha, Qatar.

GAME PREVIEW: at TCU – Kansas Jayhawks
The game marks the second Big 12 conference game of the year for the Jayhawks, after falling to West Virginia, 24-29, on September 21. In that game, Andrew Parchment led the way offensively with five receptions for 132 and two touchdowns, resulting in his first Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honor.

NCAA suspends response deadlines in hoops corruption cases | KUsports.com
In a letter obtained by The Associated Press in a public-records request, infractions committee member Carol Cartwright wrote NCAA vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan last week to say the committee "will not act" on cases until Nov. 20. She also wrote that all "briefing deadlines" are on hold during that time, such as the 90 days schools or individuals have to respond to charges outlined in a Notice of Allegations (NOA).

Bits o Chalk

Harper -- Nationals fans' heckling crossed the line
Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper called out some Nationals fans, saying they crossed the line while heckling him in Wednesday's eighth inning.

Brady, limited in practice again, says age a factor
"Football is a contact sport. I wouldn't say I'm a spring chicken anymore," Brady, 42, said with a smile Wednesday. "I'm trying to just feel as great as I can and we'll see how it goes tomorrow. But I feel pretty good."

Ravens' Jackson -- 'I hate running'; I'd rather pass
"I hate running," Jackson said. "Only if I have to, but my job is to get the ball to the receivers, the tight ends, running backs. If I have to run, I'll do it, but I'd rather just sit back and pass it. I like throwing touchdowns instead of running them."

Brewers seal playoff spot, eliminating Cubs, Mets
The Milwaukee Brewers continued their scorching September with their 19th win of the month Wednesday, clinching a postseason berth and eliminating both the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs in the process.

Source -- L.A. RB Gordon plans to report Thursday
Running back Melvin Gordon contacted the Los Angeles Chargers and told them he plans to report on Thursday, ending his 64-day holdout, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Eraser Dust

Read the full text of the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower complaint
The complaint, which the administration initially withheld from Congress, was declassified with minimal redactions, and relates to Trump's July phone call with the president of Ukraine in which he asked his foreign counterpart to look into why that country's top prosecutor apparently had ended an investigation of the business dealings of Joe Biden’s son.

"Historic" Storm Could Bring Blizzard Conditions to Montana - WeatherNation
The Northern Rockies are no stranger to big winter storms. However, an early season snow headed for the high country could bring widespread and historic impacts. According to the National Weather Service in Great Falls, MT, a fall storm like this hasn’t hit this region since 1934.

73 Questions With Liam Gallagher - Vogue
Rock icon Liam Gallagher answers 73 questions while taking a brisk stroll through London’s Hampstead Heath. Garbed in his traditional dress, a black parka jacket, Liam cruises through the heath, petting dogs while talking about Oasis, John Lennon, his brother, Blur, and his children.

Live updates: Trump whistleblower's complaint is out - CNNPolitics
In a cover letter accompanying the whistleblower's complaint that ICIG Michael Atkinson wrote that the alleged conduct "would also potentially expose" Trump "to serious national security and counterintelligence risks with respect to foreign intelligence services aware of such alleged conduct.

Scott Aukerman Reveals the One Joke Obama White House Wanted to Cut From ‘Between Two Ferns’
Initially, Aukerman says Obama’s communications staff “really got behind that.” He and Galifianakis put a loose script together for their approval. “There was one joke where Zach says, ‘How does it feel to be the last black president?’ which kind of seems prescient at this point,” Aukerman says. “Obama’s people were like, ‘Hey, that’s just not going to fly.’ And I said, ‘Oh man, that’s the funniest joke.’”

Lewis Capaldi reignites feud with Noel Gallagher by kissing daughter | Metro News
Her dad, Noel, is probably not going to be over the moon when he sees his daughter’s latest Instagram snap given that he spent the summer embroiled in a very public feud with Lewis.