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The Rock Chalkboard

Best- and worst-case scenarios for every Big 12 team
Think about how strange 2020 has been in the Big 12: Oklahoma’s record-setting championship streak is in danger of coming to an end, Texas has fallen short of sky-high expectations with a former Heisman Trophy hopeful at quarterback, dark-horse Big 12 contender Iowa State owns a loss to Louisiana.

Big 12 releases preseason basketball poll
Kansas has won at least a share of the Big 12 title for 15 of the last 16 years. But the Jayhawks will enter the 2020-21 season as a somewhat rare underdog as Big 12 coaches picked Baylor as the favorite to capture the league crown this year.

Preview: Kansas defense set to face Brock Purdy, ISU offense
Kansas football is hoping to snap its 0-5 start to the year on Saturday against the Iowa State Cyclones. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CT from David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Bits o Chalk

Trevor Lawrence coronavirus diagnosis -- Timeline, Clemson's backup QB and more
Clemson superstar quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss Saturday's game against Boston College. His status for the following week's showdown at Notre Dame remains in question. Here's what we know so far about Lawrence's condition; his backup, D.J. Uiagalelei; and what this could mean for Clemson's College Football Playoff chances.

Trevor Lawrence positive for COVID-19, will miss Boston College-Clemson
"Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement Thursday night. "He is doing well with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week's game against Boston College.

Chicago White Sox name Tony La Russa, 76, new manager
"We are extremely excited about the future of this team,'' general manager Rick Hahn said Thursday. "As we showed in 2020, this is a young, talented club that we expect to only grow better and better in the coming years. Adding in a Hall of Fame manager who is recognized as being one of the best in the history of the game, we are a step closer to our goal of bringing White Sox fans another championship.''

Hit on Carolina Panthers' Teddy Bridgewater draws ejection for Atlanta Falcons' Charles Harris
Atlanta Falcons defensive end Charles Harris was ejected in the third quarter of Thursday night's 25-17 win over the Carolina Panthers after a vicious hit that briefly sidelined quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Eraser Dust

US coronavirus cases hit record daily high and experts warn daily death rates will triple by mid-January - CNN
Daily Covid-19 cases in the US reached a record high on Thursday, with experts warning that death rates could triple by mid-January.

Trump adviser Stephen Miller reveals aggressive second-term immigration agenda
In a 30-minute phone interview Thursday with NBC News, Miller outlined four major priorities: limiting asylum grants, punishing and outlawing so-called sanctuary cities, expanding the so-called travel ban with tougher screening for visa applicants and slapping new limits on work visas.

With Lil Wayne, Ice Cube And 50 Cent, Trump Makes Final Push For Black Voters : NPR
Before President Trump left Miami on Thursday for another long day on the campaign trail, he had a private meeting with a supporter with a big following among a group of voters his campaign has been courting all year: rapper Lil Wayne.

Man mauled after paying for 'full-contact' leopard experience in Florida
Dwight Turner, 50, paid $150 to a man named Michael Poggi, who runs what he describes on Facebook as an “animal sanctuary” at his Davie home, WPLG reported, citing information from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators.

Kanye's gift to Kim Kardashian of Robert Kardashian hologram stirs debate again - CNN
That's the debate social media is having about Kanye West gifting his wife Kim Kardasian West with a hologram of her late father for her 40th birthday.

Prince William shares 'ruthlessness' with Queen when dealing with Meghan Markle and Harry | Royal | News | Express.co.uk
Mr Lacey told Vanity Fair: "At the end of the day we saw a ruthlessness from the Queen over her absolute refusal to allow the Sussexes to use the word royal for their new branding, and we’re seeing the same ruthlessness in William."