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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 02 Big 12 Women’s Championship - Kansas v Kansas State Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

New Mexico dismisses forward Carlton Bragg Jr. after arrest
“Based on what I know at this time, I will be removing him from the team,” New Mexico head coach Paul Weir said Sunday night in an email sent to the Journal. “My hope is that he can find increased time and attention to heed to his personal well being. My sole purpose going forward is to support Carlton in his health and growth as a young man. The game of life is much more important than basketball right now. I still believe in him and hope this next step will allow him to develop into a strong, responsible young adult while also completing his degree here at UNM. I am rooting that this next chapter is his best one yet.”

Isaiah Moss eclipses 1,000 career points in KU's loss to Baylor
"It’s just an honor," Moss said of reaching 1,000 career points. "I’m not really into too much of that stuff, but it’s just an honor to get 1,000 points."

Jordan Peterson named KU football's new safeties coach |
“He is an excellent teacher,” Miles said of Peterson in a KU release, “and has strong recruiting ties in Texas, an area that is vital to us. A rising star in the coaching profession and a true family man, Jordan is a great fit for what we are looking for in our program.”

KU women's basketball falls to TCU on the road |
It was also another poor showing by KU in the fourth quarter, which has been a trend during league play. TCU doubled up Kansas in the final period, holding a 22-11 advantage to finish off the double-digit win. It marks the third consecutive game that the Jayhawks have been outscored in the fourth period, including the second straight contest by double digits.

KU swim falls to No. 21 Arizona State |
Kansas swimming and diving received its first loss of the season on Saturday, when No. 21 Arizona State handed KU a 209.5-88.5 defeat at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.

Bits o Chalk

Former Cal teammates Marshawn Lynch, Aaron Rodgers swap jerseys
Marshawn Lynch and Aaron Rodgers might never play on the same football field again, and if Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field was the last time the former college teammates share a field, they'll each have a memento.

Pending unrestricted free agent Jadeveon Clowney wants to play for contender
"I just want to win," the defensive end said after the Seattle Seahawks' season came to an end with a 28-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field. "I'm trying to get to the Super Bowl by any means. That's what I'm looking for: Who's going to get me there? I ain't looking to get on no sorry team for no money. That ain't going to fly. I ain't gonna put my body through all of that just to lose no 16 games, go home with my check. I'd hate that, so that ain't what I'm doing. So if I can't win no Super Bowl, I ain't going to no team that can't win."

First-year coach Matt LaFleur leads Packers back to NFC title game
"The way I look at it," Rodgers said in the days leading up to the Week 12 meeting at Levi's Stadium, "we've got to beat them once at their place at some point. It would be nice to do it now."

Jimmy Johnson to be part of Hall of Fame's centennial class
Former Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson on Sunday was officially named as the second member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's centennial class.

2019 NFL playoffs bracket reset - Schedule and previews for Titans-Chiefs, Packers-49ers
We're down to four teams and three games to determine the Super Bowl champion for the 2019 NFL season.

Patrick Mahomes-inspired Chiefs shatter records in rally
When the Kansas City Chiefs fell behind by 24 points in the second quarter to the Houston Texans on Sunday, Patrick Mahomes gathered his offensive teammates for a message.

Eraser Dust

Prince Harry and Prince William say bullying story is false - CNN
In a joint statement sent to CNN, spokespeople for the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge said: "Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge."

In New Book, Retired Pope Benedict Breaks Silence To Speak Out On Priestly Celibacy : NPR
The surprise move is seen as a rebuke to Pope Francis, who is weighing the possibility of a revolutionary move to relax the strict celibacy requirement for ordination in some South American countries where the shortage of priests is particularly acute.

Daily Inter Lake - Local, New fitness center opens near Silverbrook
Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, Bigfork native Stacy Delorme is bringing a new fitness option to the Flathead Valley. On Jan. 3, she opened World Gym Kalispell, the first Montana franchise of the international gym chain founded by well-known Los Angeles bodybuilder Joe Gold.

Spotlight Event: Bach, Beethoven and the Starry Sky - Flathead Beacon
Big Sky Alive! presents this concert featuring the world premiere of a piece for solo cello performed by Dr. Griffin Browne, principal cellist with the Glacier Symphony. “Starry Sky” will open the evening of music and it concludes with Beethoven’s Sonata No. 3 featuring pianist Marlene Anderson. Admission is a free-will donation ($10 is suggested) and items of non-perishable food for the Flathead Food Bank.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, C-Falls moves ahead with 3% resort tax proposal
The Columbia Falls City Council on Monday approved a draft version of a 3 percent resort tax that will go voters later this spring.

Jeff Bezos says Amazon is donating $690,000 to Australian bushfire efforts
Billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced his company will donate $690,000 donation to bushfire relief efforts in Australia.