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Reading Festival 2019 - Day Three
AUGUST 25: A photograph of Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis is seen on Taylor Hawkins drum kit ahead of The Foo Fighters headline set on the Main Stage during day three of Reading Festival 2019 at Richfield Avenue on August 25, 2019 in Reading, England
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The Rock Chalkboard

What they're saying about Big 12 quarterbacks
The 2020 college football season opened up with a bit of a black eye for the Big 12 Conference. Kansas State’s loss to Arkansas State, Kansas’ loss to Coastal Carolina and Iowa State’s loss to Louisiana clouded the conference and made it appear weaker. But in the first week of conference play, the Big 12 came back a bit stronger.

Lefty QB Zachary Siskowic talks interest from Kansas OC Dearmon
Living out in the Los Angeles area, three-star dual-threat quarterback Zachary Siskowic knows things might be a little different in 2020-21. For starters, his football season won't start until January — if things go well, that is — and with the fires out in California, Siskowic was also dealing with practice interruptions.

Les Miles compares Kansas QB Jalon Daniels to Cam Newton
On the wall of the team's meeting room, you're able to see the team's goals, which include competing for championships at the Big 12 and national levels. When he took the job at KU, Miles proclaimed his roster had more talent on it than when he took over at previous destinations.

Podcast: Analyzing the ongoing Kansas football QB competition
The Phog.net Podcast kicked off back in July of 2018 as a way of bringing you KU basketball, football and recruiting coverage in another format. Today's episode will focus on breaking down the KU football quarterback competition, which has spilled over past the preseason for the first time at KU under Les Miles. In 2019, Miles used the same starter for all 12 games.

Bits o Chalk

Philadelphia 76ers to discuss coaching job with Doc Rivers
Philadelphia 76ers ownership -- including Josh Harris and David Blitzer -- were to meet with Doc Rivers in Philadelphia on Wednesday night on the franchise's head-coaching job, sources told ESPN.

Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo exit with injuries in loss to Los Angeles Lakers
The NBA Finals couldn't have started much worse for the Miami Heat. Not only did they get blown out 116-98 by the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 on Wednesday night, but they also lost veteran guard Goran Dragic (foot) and big man Bam Adebayo (shoulder) to injuries that could alter the course of the series.

Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis shines in NBA Finals debut but says 'job is not done'
The Miami Heat started the game sending a double-team at Anthony Davis, but it didn't take long to discover that there wasn't much they could do to slow down the Los Angeles Lakers' superstar big man.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson tweet says XFL plans to return in 2022
The XFL won't play in 2021, the league announced Thursday, and is targeting a return in the spring of 2022. Co-owner Dwayne Johnson tweeted the news Thursday morning and the league followed with an official announcement.

Eraser Dust

First Thing: Biden raised $4m from the ashes of the first debate | US news | The Guardian
Good morning. It is Joe Biden who appears to have benefited from Tuesday’s acrimonious presidential debate, raising $3.8m in the hour immediately following his televised clash with Donald Trump, whose performance Biden described afterwards as “a national embarrassment”. The Commission on Presidential Debates has said it will announce “additional structure” in the format of the two remaining debates, in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the chaotic scenes in Cleveland.

President Signs Spending Stopgap Measure, Averting Government Shutdown : NPR
President Trump signed a short-term spending bill into law early Thursday, about an hour after current funding levels expired and averting a federal government shutdown.

Fact check: Almost every single one of Trump's debate claims about mail-in voting was wrong - CNNPolitics
President Donald Trump lied about a wide variety of topics -- including health care, the economy and the coronavirus pandemic -- during Tuesday's presidential debate. But he was especially dishonest on the subject of voting by mail.

Downed power pole closes busy Kalispell road
A section of a busy Kalispell road is expected to be closed for most of Wednesday.

The Kalispell Police Department reports that East Idaho Street is closed between Fourth and Fifth streets will be shut down for most of the day due to power lines down.

Kalispell PD seeking community help to find perpetrators behind anti-Semitic vandalism
KPD is investigating anti-Semitic Vandalism on the historic silos near downtown and on a billboard at Silverbrook Estates off Highway 93. Kalispell Police Chief Doug Overman says it’s not known at this time if the incidents are related or separate acts of hate.