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The Rock Chalkboard

Kansas football 4th-down report: Oklahoma (2020)
KU football is embracing analytics. We covered that — with regard to 2-point conversions — in a story following the Coastal Carolina game, and the same is likely true for fourth-down calls.

'Just a dream': 4-star KJ Adams talks signing with KU basketball
During the same evening in which he signed with the KU basketball program, four-star power forward KJ Adams, a class-of-2021 prospect, spoke on how the Jayhawks landed his services. Adams spoke to Spectrum News 1 Texas after committing down in Austin, where he is plays his high school ball.

Kansas secures 2022 commitment from DB Dewuan Mack Jr.
Kansas has secured a commitment from Lee's Summit (Mo.) North's Dewuan Mack Jr, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound defensive back who plays cornerback for North but likely projects to safety at the next level. The Jayhawks only just offered a day ago, but Mack Jr. was ready to make the decision and pulled the trigger.

Kansas offers '23 QB Israel Carter
The Jayhawks also offered junior defensive back Eric Butler. We've said it a ton but Jayhawk LB coach Chidera Uzo-Diribe has been very active in the SoCal region and Kansas has probably offered more California players in the last year then they have the last five years combined.

National Signing Day: Five sneaky good classes
The Aggies are not the only program on this list that has nabbed Texas talent. Bill Self and staff received two Central Texas frontcourt commitments who both have the upside to develop in KJ Adams and Zach Clemence. Adams is a prospect who could potentially thrive in the Jayhawks culture due to his college-ready frame, defensive versatility, physicality, and most importantly his mindset. Most of his success offensively in his high school career has come when operating in the high post. An area of the floor where many of Self’s past four-men have thrived. Clemence will be a terrific floor spacing option at 6-foot-10 that will be hard for defenses to account for.

Bits o Chalk

Source - Kansas City Chiefs seek NFL inquiry on unmasked union rep
The Kansas City Chiefs asked the NFL to begin an inquiry with the players' association after a union representative held a meeting with the full team late in October without wearing a mask, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Cleveland Indians' Shane Bieber unanimously wins American League Cy Young Award
Cleveland Indians ace Shane Bieber was the unanimous winner of the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday, capping an impressive rise by the right-hander to his status as one of the game's best pitchers.

Trevor Bauer becomes first Cincinnati Reds pitcher to win Cy Young Award
The Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer won the National League Cy Young Award, giving Cincinnati its first winner of the honor.

Masters in weather delay due to lightning, rain
About a half-hour after Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player hit honorary tee shots before the smallest crowd ever, a rumble could be heard from Amen Corner. It wasn't a roar, but an approaching storm. The course was evacuated because of lightning in the area at about 7:35 a.m.

Eraser Dust

Republican senator says he will step in if Biden doesn't have access to intelligence briefings by Friday - CNNPolitics
Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford said Wednesday that he will intervene if the Trump administration has not allowed President-elect Joe Biden access to presidential daily intelligence briefings by the end of the week, one of the first rights of a presidential candidate after winning the election.

Lockdown to coronavirus vaccine can work, Biden adviser says | kare11.com
A member of President-elect Joe Biden's newly formed coronavirus task force says if federal government pays people, businesses and local governments during a 4-to-6 week lockdown, it could get the pandemic under control in time for a vaccine.

Bernie Sanders says he would accept Labor secretary job if Joe Biden asks - CNNPolitics
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he would accept the job of Labor secretary if President-elect Joe Biden asked him to join his Cabinet.

Nirvana Song Paid a Creepy, Dark Tribute to 'The Andy Griffith Show'
The song is titled “Floyd the Barber” and was included on the band’s 1989 debut album, Bleach. The disturbing song tells of an alternate reality where Kurt Cobain visits Floyd’s barbershop, only to be molested and tortured by Mayberry’s citizens, including Aunt Bee, Barney, and Andy.

Starbucks coffee shop coming to Whitefish
The new Starbucks was not always destined to be a coffee shop, according to Waatti. He said the building could have become the future home of a fast-food restaurant or some other business, but the Seattle coffee company won out in the end.

Google Photos is ending free unlimited storage in 2021 — so what are your options?
Google did it again. It is shutting down one of the most popular features across its product universe: Google Photo’s free unlimited storage. The company said that it’s ending this service from June 1, 2021.