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Mrs Simpson: while we were rescuing your husband, a lumber yard burned down

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The Rock Chalkboard

Andrew Parchment wants to lay foundation for Kansas football
There's no doubt Andrew Parchment's senior season isn't going perfectly. Even if you removed his numbers, Parchment — known as one of the vocal leaders in the Kansas football program — has previously spoken about the importance of winning, something the Jayhawks have not done this year.

Big 12 power rankings by ESPN FPI
While there were some rather exciting games around the college football landscape last weekend, the Big 12 Conference was all but excluded from the fun. Only one league game was played this past weekend.

Kansas Jayhawks RB Pooka Williams Opts Out of 2020 Season
Of course, we are all praying for Pooka Williams and his family right now. But if this is the last we see of Pooka in Jayhawk blue, can you blame him?

How COVID-19 may affect Kansas football recruiting in 2021, 2022
At Kansas, the Jayhawks have been trying to recover to a full 85 scholarships since the Charlie Weis-era. Now, the Jayhawks are approaching that mark, and an NCAA waiver related to COVID-19 — which will allow all players to maintain their eligibility from this year — may allow them to get there with the 2021 class, as compared to 2022.

Keyonte George scouting report
George, 6-4 and out of Lewisville (Texas) High School, was offered by Kansas last month, and also has offers from the likes of Arizona, Baylor, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas and Texas A&M. There have not been any Crystal Ball predictions registered for George.

Jahron McPherson says Kansas has 'great talent individually'
“They have a lot of great talent individually,” McPherson said of the Jayhawks. “They are very talented, individually. That’s what people don’t realize about them. They’re a very — individually, they’re a great team.”

Bits o Chalk

'Pretty good chance' Washington Football Team remains in 2021, says team president
"There's a pretty good chance we will be the Washington Football Team next season," team president Jason Wright told Washington TV station WJLA on Tuesday.

University of Michigan stay-in-place order won't impact Wolverines athletics
The Washtenaw County Health Department issued a stay-in-place order Tuesday for University of Michigan undergraduate students beginning immediately because of a rise in COVID-19 cases, but the order will not impact athletic activity at this time.

Source - Miami Dolphins naming Tua Tagovailoa starting quarterback
Rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will take over as the Miami Dolphins' starter beginning Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Los Angeles Dodgers ride Clayton Kershaw to Game 1 World Series win
Clayton Kershaw can pitch just fine in October, thank you very much -- and after his performance in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers are within three wins of their first championship in 32 years.

Eraser Dust

Nurse Urges Montanans to Take Politics Out of COVID Fight | Montana News | US News
“I have never and I will never run into the room of a patient in distress and ask them how they vote,” said Skinner, a registered nurse at St. Peter's Health in Helena. “People in health care don't discriminate and neither does this virus.”

“I'm asking you to stop segregating yourselves into maskers and anti-maskers and to stand with us on the common ground of science and evidence, which is clearly telling us that masking works,” Skinner said.

Amid coronavirus outbreak and social unrest, weary city dwellers escape to Montana, creating a property gold rush - The Washington Post
Even as the state’s fierce winter looms, the transplants are pushing house prices to record levels. Some are offering millions of dollars in cash for houses and land they have seen only on the Internet.

Every resident of Kansas nursing home infected with Covid-19
All 62 residents of a Kansas nursing home have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 10 have died, health officials said. One resident is in the hospital, and the rest are being quarantined.

Man jailed following fatal Kalispell home fire
Sheriff Heino says that following an investigation, 42-year-old Jason Weldele of Kalispell was booked into Flathead County Detention Center on a pending felony charge of arson.

Wear a Mask at the Drive-Thru
Even if you aren’t going out to eat at restaurants right now, you are probably ordering takeout and/or going through the occasional drive-thru and, when you do that, you almost certainly come into contact with at least one person—the one whose job it is to physically hand you your food. That person would appreciate if you wore a mask (as would I).