The Rock Chalkboard
D.J. Eliot sees bright future for young Kansas football defense
The Jayhawks' performance, thus far at least, can be attributed in part to the departures from 2019. The Jayhawks lost six 12-game starters, including three in the secondary and two on the defensive line. Kansas returned just 44 percent of its defensive production from a year ago.
2022 RB Damien Martinez talks first offer from KU's Emmett Jones
So then, Martinez was able to celebrate his Kansas offer — the first in his recruitment — with a phone call. Funny enough, that was in similar fashion to how the 6-foot, 225-pound running back out of Lewisville, Texas, received his offer in the first place.
Kickoff time, TV info announced for Kansas football at K-State
The Jayhawks (0-3, 0-2 Big 12) just wrapped up their first off week in Big 12 play ahead of a Saturday showdown with West Virginia in Morgantown (Oct. 17). The game against West Virginia has been moved to a larger TV stage (Fox). It was previously slated to be played on FS1.
How Kansas is preparing for Saturday’s game at WVU
“Coach Miles is doing well,” defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said Monday. “Coach Miles is continuing to address the team via Zoom and the coaching staff via Zoom. Fortunately with the technology we’ve developed over the pandemic, he’s been able to continue the process as the head coach. We’ve had one practice without him, and that went well. Our players are motivated. We’re very prepared for this week and looking forward to having good practices this week as well as looking forward to having Coach Miles at the game this Saturday.”
Brent Dearmon names Miles Kendrick starting quarterback at WVU
“[Thomas] MacVittie is back; he’s full go now," Dearmon began. "Another probably striking bit of information that we don’t get much of here, we gave Miles Kendrick the nod. We told him that he’s our guy this week. We named him a captain because of the way that he practiced last week. He’s doing a great job. But it’s not like the other two are not doing a good job. It’s just Miles Kendrick has earned the spot this week, so we’re going to go with Miles Kendrick.”
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Dallas Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones says injured QB Dak Prescott still 'our future'
"Absolutely not," Jones said Monday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. "He's our future. He's special. If anyone can overcome anything, it would be Dak. This is something that our doctors feel good that he'll overcome and come back better than ever."
Khabib Nurmagomedov uninterested in TV reality series with Conor McGregor
"'The Ultimate Fighter' with him is good attention for him," Nurmagomedov told ESPN. "I don't want to give him this. I never give him this. Even if they give me $5 billion -- even if they gave me the UFC -- I never do this. This is good attention for him.
NCAA proposal would allow transfers immediate eligibility - Sports Illustrated
Under the proposal developed by the NCAA Working Group on Transfers, athletes are afforded a one-time transfer during their athletic careers without suffering the penalty of sitting out a season, reversing a policy from the 1960s. Fall and winter sport athletes would have to notify their schools of a transfer by May 1, with an exception extending the date to July 1 for an end-of-the-year head coaching change or the non-renewal of scholarships. Spring sport athletes would have until July 1 to notify schools of transfer. Athletes missing those deadlines would not be immediately eligible at their new school.
Atlanta Braves' No. 9 hitter Austin Riley opens floodgates with 9th-inning HR in NLCS Game 1 win
The Atlanta Braves are the only team left in baseball with an undefeated record this postseason. They got their latest win with a magic ninth inning and a massive home run from their ninth hitter.
Padres' Tommy Pham in 'good condition' after stabbing in San Diego
Padres outfielder Tommy Pham was recovering and in "good condition" after he was stabbed during an altercation Sunday night in San Diego.
Yahoo News/YouGov poll: As opposition to Trump’s pandemic approach grows, most voters want Senate to pass stimulus before considering Amy Coney Barrett
As the Senate begins confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, two-thirds of voters say Congress should focus instead on passing more COVID-19 relief for struggling workers and businesses, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.
California Officials Issue Cease-And-Desist On State GOP's Voting Drop Boxes : NPR
Unauthorized election ballot drop boxes have been found across California — in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties as well as in Fresno. On Monday, California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent out cease-and-desist letters to the state Republican Party, which appears to own at least some of these collection boxes.
How Quickly Will Your Absentee Vote Be Counted? A State-by-State Timeline - The New York Times
In a year when absentee ballots are surging, not all states are providing election officials enough time to process them before Election Day, and some do not allow them time at all.
What ended Britpop: Oasis, Diana or Euro 96? | Culture | The Guardian
The year 1997 should have been so Britpop: the Britpop prime minister entered Downing Street; Be Here Now by Oasis was given five stars by Q magazine; Blur and Pulp were due to release hugely anticipated albums. But it didn’t quite work out that way. Jaded, exhausted and punch-drunk from the past few years, those two bands created dark, introspective (yet brilliant) anti-Britpop hangover records. And Be Here Now – which, if anything, sounded too Britpop – turned out to be an overproduced, coke-fuelled mess.
Inside the strange new world of being a deepfake actor | MIT Technology Review
In 2019, two multimedia artists, Francesca Panetta and Halsey Burgund, set about to pursue a provocative idea. Deepfake video and audio had been advancing in parallel but had yet to be integrated into a complete experience. Could they do it in a way that demonstrated the technology’s full potential while educating people about how it could be abused?
After a 7-Month Wait, This Tourist Got Machu Picchu All to Himself - The New York Times
Jesse Katayama, a Japanese tourist, didn’t let Peru’s pandemic lockdown keep him from completing the journey of a lifetime.
Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine trial over sick participant - CBS News
"We have temporarily paused further dosing in all our COVID-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials, including the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE trial, due to an unexplained illness in a study participant," the company said in a statement.