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Bill Self: No additions coming after Silvio De Sousa's departure
Speaking to media on Thursday, KU coach Bill Self said he and his staff had spoken to De Sousa "a lot." However, Self said to his knowledge De Sousa has yet to make a decision of what will come next.

2021 WR Tanaka Scott opens up on Kansas football commitment
"They were my biggest offer," Scott said of the Jayhawks. "They're in a big conference, and they say that I'm the best guy that fits for KU."

Washington four-star 2022 OL Malik Agbo open to several
Federal Way (Wash.) Todd Beamer 2022 offensive lineman Malik Agbo sits on 15 offers and is eager to start checking out some of the schools who have offered.

Bill Self, Ochai Agbaji preview virtual Late Night in the Phog
On Friday at 7 p.m., the 36th annual Late Night in the Phog will be streamed on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, Facebook and KUAthletics.com. It will also be shown on local television channels. The event has been prerecorded and will take place inside a presumably empty Allen Fieldhouse.

Preview: Kansas football set for Sunflower Showdown at K-State
The Wildcats enter Saturday’s matchup riding an 11-game winning streak against Kansas. Last year’s game ended in a lopsided 38-10 victory for Kansas State. The Jayhawks currently lead the all-time series with a record of 66-46-5.

Bill Self, KU basketball experimenting with five-guard lineups
KU basketball might have been expected to play often with four-guard lineups given the 2020-21 team's roster makeup, plus coach Bill Self's shift to a more perimeter-oriented approach over the last half-decade or so. The departure of senior big man Silvio De Sousa has only moved things more in that direction, and it's even led to some experimenting by KU's coach.

Bits o Chalk

UNC responds to NCAA allegations, argues jurisdiction in academic scandal - CBSSports.com
The school has disputed the previous findings in the school-commissioned Wainstein Report, arguing that only 29.4 percent of the students in these classes (many no-show or "paper" classes) where athletes. UNC argues that jurisdiction over the anomalous classes falls to the school's academic creditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Committee on Colleges.

Carson Wentz leads Philadelphia Eagles' late-game surge to beat New York Giants
Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles did it again, roaring back late in the game Thursday night to upend the New York Giants 22-21 and put themselves in the driver's seat in the lowly NFC East.

Big Ten will deem any football game canceled by COVID-19 a 'no contest'
The Big Ten, which begins its season at 8 p.m. ET on Friday when No. 14 Wisconsin hosts Illinois, is attempting to play an eight-game conference season in eight weeks, plus a ninth game for all 14 teams during Big Ten champions week the weekend of Dec. 19. In order to compete in the Big Ten championship game, a team must play at least six games, according to conference tiebreaker rules that were also released on Thursday.

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson says 'humbled' Antonio Brown deserves another chance
"I think Antonio definitely has taken those steps [in the right direction], and like I said, nobody's perfect," Wilson said Thursday. "From the conversations I've had with him, he's really been remorseful and he's been humbled along the way. Like I said, I pray that he can continue to grow, just like anybody."

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Justin Gaethje make weight for title bout at UFC 254
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje successfully weighed in Friday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for their UFC lightweight title unification bout. Nurmagomedov and Gaethje each weighed right at the limit of 155 pounds.

Eraser Dust

This Was the Worst "SNL" Host of All Time, Cast and Crew Say
The montage of hugs at the end of each Saturday Night Live episode makes you feel like everything behind the scenes is peachy. While the cast and their guest hosts do generally seem to get along, there have been some exceptions. One SNL host stands out among the rest as the worst of all-time: Steven Seagal. Amid many pretty problematic guests in studio 8H, Seagal takes the cake for worst SNL host ever, according to the cast and crew. To learn about why Seagal is banned forever, read on, and for another regrettable guest, This Is the Worst Guest Today Has Ever Had, Host Says.

Smashing Pumpkins announce sequel to 'Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness' and 'Machina'
“It’s a sequel to ‘Melon Collie…’ and ‘Machina'”, Corgan confirmed, explaining that the new, 33-track album would complete a trilogy.

When Will Mail-In Ballots Be Counted And Processed? : NPR
A record number of voters are expected to cast their ballots by mail this year, and in most states, election officials can begin processing that deluge of ballots in the weeks before Election Day.

Man arrested in Kannapolis, N.C. with van full of guns and explosives, allegedly researched killing Joe Biden
A man was arrested in Kannapolis with a van full of guns and explosives with plans to carry out an act of terrorism, including trying to assassinate Joe Biden.

Coronavirus case increase sets new U.S. record, rising to over 77K in one day
Nationwide, 77,640 new cases were reported for the day, up from the previous record of 75,723 on July 29, according to the latest tally compiled by NBC News.

Kalispell business voluntarily closes due to COVID-19 | KECI
He said if positive cases continue to rise, schools might have to go back to remote learning full-time. Harmon said canceling their big events will hopefully be good for the community. He wants to see children remain at school.

Gilead's Remdesivir First Drug to Win FDA Approval for Coronavirus
After months of waiting, the world finally has its first coronavirus drug to be fully approved by a major regulator. On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval to Gilead Sciences' (NASDAQ:GILD) remdesivir -- sold under the brand name Veklury -- to treat the illness in patients 12 years of age and older in cases requiring hospitalization.