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Notebook: Les Miles Tests Positive for Covid-19

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The Rock Chalkboard

Lawndale O-lineman recalls teaming with Kansas QB Jalon Daniels
In high school, Daniels helped lead his Lawndale (Calif.) squad to a CIF Southern Section title for the first time since 1966. Lawndale went on to win a state championship, with Daniels scoring on a 16-yard run late in the game to put his squad up eight.

2021 SG Bryce McGowens
Potential McD's AA level prospect Byrce McGowens decommitted from Florida State today. He is a guy that was pretty high on Kansas' wishlist prior to his commitment to FSU. I would fully expect KU to make another run at him. Nebraska will be in the picture pretty heavily as his brother is a junior there this season. But, have heard that Bryce is looking to see what type of blue blood level attention he can get.

Kansas AD updates timeline for Les Miles' return
Kansas coach Les Miles revealed Thursday that he too has tested positive for the coronavirus. Fortunately for the Jayhawks, they do not play this week, which leaves open the possibility of Miles being able to coach his team’s next game.

Kansas coach Les Miles tests positive for COVID-19
“Today, I was notified that I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am beginning the isolation process at my home and will continue to fulfill my head coach responsibilities remotely,” Miles said in a statement issued to

Sporting News releases latest NBA Draft Big Board
As teams are checking boxes and making calls on the top NCAA draft-eligible players, the long tradition of creating mock drafts has fans buzzing. Where will the top standouts like Anthony Edwards or LaMelo Ball land?

Bits o Chalk

Sources -- Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots have no new positive coronavirus tests
The New England Patriots also had no new positive tests from Thursday's testing, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, meaning the Patriots game against the Denver Broncos remains on for Monday.

Los Angeles Dodgers sweep San Diego Padres to make NLCS
The Los Angeles Dodgers completed a division-series sweep of NL West rival San Diego with a 12-3 victory Thursday night, setting up an NLCS showdown against the only other unbeaten team this postseason, the Atlanta Braves.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tom Brady - Focusing on yards, not first down, was wrong approach
With 1:13 to go Thursday night against the Chicago Bears and trailing 20-19 at Soldier Field, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got the ball at their own 25-yard line. In Brady's dazzling, 21-year career, he had orchestrated 59 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime, the most by any NFL quarterback since the AFL merger.

Wichita State investigating coach Gregg Marshall amid misconduct allegations
The Athletic reported multiple allegations against Marshall from the 2015-16 season, including Marshall pushing and later punching former player Shaquille Morris; Marshall putting one of his hands around a staff member's neck; and Marshall following and trying to punch a student-athlete in another sport who parked in his parking spot.

Eraser Dust

2020 election updates: Trump says he may hold rallies this weekend
President Donald Trump said Thursday he may hold campaign rallies this weekend in Florida and Pennsylvania, an announcement that comes a week after he tested positive for COVID-19 as part of a larger White House coronavirus outbreak.

Biden opts for solo ABC town hall after Trump spikes 'virtual' debate
Democratic nominee Joe Biden will participate in an ABC town hall with voters in Philadelphia after President Trump announced Thursday that he was boycotting their second presidential debate in Miami over a sudden format change.

Justice Dept. Sues Yale, Citing Illegal Race Discrimination - The New York Times
The department says the school’s admissions practices violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Yale’s president says the allegation was based on “inaccurate statistics and unfounded conclusions.”

Flathead Co. reports 2 additional COVID-19 related deaths
Fifteen of the deaths have been associated with residential care facilities. FCCHD reports that to date, 13 residential care facilities have dealt or are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks.

New signage makes Kalispell school zone safer | KECI
In a recent traffic study, the city of Kalispell says about 85% of drivers were going over the speed limit in front of Hedges Elementary.

Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony are ‘devastated’ by the passing of former bandleader Eddie Van Halen | Louder
Ex-Van Halen duo Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony have shared their thoughts on the death of their former colleague and friend Eddie Van Halen in a video message titled ‘We Love You Eddie’.

2020 Nobel Peace Prize: World Food Program Wins
The WFP, which feeds more than 90 million people a year, earned the highly-coveted award "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict," the Nobel Committee's chair, Berit Reiss-Andersen, said Friday.

Priest arrested for threesome with dominatrices on altar
The unidentified witness saw the half-naked priest having sex with the two women, who were dressed in corsets and high-heeled boots. The altar was also adorned with stage lighting, several sex toys, and a cellphone mounted on a tripod that was recording the act.

Yelp adds alerts to business accused of racism - CNN
The crowd-sourced review platform said it will allow customers to flag racist behavior, and it will place an alert on an establishment's page when it "gains public attention for reports of racist conduct, such as using racist language or symbols." A link to a news article explaining the business' problematic behavior will be included in the message.