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Notebook: Kansas Hopes to Use Bye Week to Recover

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Ask EBoss: Holmes, Hopkins, Michigan and more
Fans of Illinois are really interested to hear what the latest is with 2021’s No. 30 ranked player in the industry generated 247 Sports Composite, Bryce Hopkins. In this week’s edition of #AskEBoss, national basketball director Eric Bossi gives his take on Hopkins and several other topics.

KU Campus Underground: Hoops, football & recruiting news (10/9)
The football Jayhawks are currently in an off-week, but there have been plenty of injury updates to write about. And there's actually plenty going on in the hoops world, including a potential proposed rule change to eligibility, plus buzz on a few Kansas men's basketball players who are already standing out.

Report: KU basketball set to play tournament on Thanksgiving
The Jayhawks were previously set to begin the season against Kentucky in the Champions Classic, with the game set for Nov. 10 in Chicago. However, with the season being pushed back to a Thanksgiving-week start, just about everything has been on the move.

Report: KU basketball home-and-home with USC likely on the move
The previously-announced Kansas men's basketball non-conference schedule involved the Jayhawks facing a number of Power Five foes this season. At least one of those games will likely change, according to a recent report from CBS Sports.

Bits o Chalk

New England Patriots reopen facility, no Cam Newton at practice
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said quarterback Cam Newton and cornerback Stephon Gilmore won't practice Saturday, and he deflected questions about who will start Monday against the Denver Broncos (ESPN, 5 p.m. ET) if Newton isn't available.

Mike Brosseau plays hero for Tampa Bay Rays against rival New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash called it "the greatest moment" he has been a part of in baseball. Right fielder Austin Meadows said "you can't script it," and ace Tyler Glasnow pronounced it a "storybook" ending.

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler carries team to Game 5 win over Los Angeles Lakers
With 46 seconds left in Friday night's Game 5 of the NBA Finals, arena staffers lugged bags of white and gold confetti onto the carpeted floor and set them by the baseline of the court. The celebration accessories turned out to be premature, however, largely because of Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler.

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James on Danny Green's miss -- 'It just didn't go'
With less than 10 seconds left and the Los Angeles Lakers trailing by one Friday, LeBron James appeared to be putting the final touches on a 40-point masterpiece to clinch his fourth NBA title. Draped by seemingly the entire Miami Heat defense, James, who led the league in assists for the first time in his career this season, whipped a pass to a wide-open Danny Green at the top of the key.

Eraser Dust

COVID-19 case confirmed in Kalispell jail
A COVID-19 case has been confirmed in the Flathead County Detention Center.

Liam Gallagher jokes his alternative career on government website is 'Rock n Roll star'
Liam Gallagher has taken to social media to make light of the recently launched government website that suggests alternative careers to those whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Michigan sheriff spotted at rally with men charged in scheme to kidnap, kill governor
While being asked about the situation in an interview Leaf said, “It is just a charge, and they say a plot to kidnap and you got to remember that. Are they trying to kidnap? Because a lot of people are angry with the governor, and they want her arrested. So are they trying to arrest or was it a kidnap attempt?”