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Notebook: Kansas Offensive Line Gives up Zero Sacks for the Second Straight Week

Well, it will be okay. We’ll get him a new dog, one with an untwistable stomach!


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10of12 Top 10: Oklahoma rises to the top
After an impressive win, it's now undeniable that Oklahoma is currently the best team in the league. Yes, Iowa State has a better record and were already victorious over the Sooners this season, but a 41-13 beatdown over Oklahoma State puts them at No. 1.

Kansas offer 'really a blessing' for 2022 QB Khalib Johnson
"They like me a lot," Johnson told "When I got the offer I was very excited, blessed. You know, I've been working hard and staying focused. So that was really a blessing."

The Drive: Getting ready for KU basketball's season opener
For those new to the show, The Drive is a weekly television program (discussing Kansas and Kansas State) that airs on WIBW-13 Sunday nights in Topeka. The Drive is in Season 15 with co-hosts Tim Fitzgerald ( and myself, Scott Chasen of Fitz and I discuss both football and basketball regarding the Jayhawks and Wildcats.

Four storylines to watch ahead of 2020-21 KU basketball opener
This question is more representative of a concept than it is to be taken literally. No, it really doesn't matter who "starts." Kansas has used a big man starter at times who seldom even played more than 15 or 20 minutes — think Hunter Mickelson. The program has started a player with a high ceiling — like former five-star prospect Quentin Grimes — whose minutes widely varied from game-to-game.

NBA Jayhawks tracker: Latest on KU's Marcus Morris, Josh Jackson
According to ESPN, Jackson is "finalizing a deal" with the Detroit Pistons. No terms of the reported agreement have been announced, but a deal for Jackson, who spent most of the last season in the NBA G League, is undoubtedly a positive for him. He will join another Jayhawk in Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk with the Pistons. Jackson is also from Detroit.

The Weekender: Freshmen we need to see, available big-timers
College basketball is only a few days away, which highly touted freshman does the 247Sports team most want to see? Which available high school senior’s recruitment will be the most closely watched this winter and who will blow up for the 2021 Draft in the next few months? Analysts Eric Bossi, Brandon Jenkins and Jerry Meyer discuss in the Weekender.

Bits o Chalk

Patrick Mahomes outduels Derek Carr to all but seal AFC West for Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes had never thrown a go-ahead touchdown pass in the final two minutes of a game, but Andy Reid's thought on Sunday night was that there is a first time for everything.

Dabo Swinney blasts Florida State for postponing game after Clemson player tests positive
"This game was not canceled because of COVID," Swinney said. "COVID was just an excuse to cancel the game. I have no doubt their players wanted to play and would have played. And same with the coaches. To me, the Florida State administration forfeited the game."

Sources -- Arizona State Sun Devils withdraw from Empire Classic
Arizona State is withdrawing from this week's Empire Classic, sources told ESPN, following the news that Baylor men's basketball coach Scott Drew tested positive for COVID-19.

As New York Jets flirt with 0-16, RB Frank Gore says, 'I can't go out like that'
Frank Gore, the NFL's third-all-time leading rusher, doesn't know if he will be playing football next season. At 37, he wants to make the most of the time he has left in the game. For now, that means one goal.

Pope Francis hosts NBA players to talk social justice
In an unprecedented meeting, a delegation of five NBA players and several officials from the National Basketball Players Association are at the Vatican on Monday morning for a private audience with Pope Francis to discuss their work on social justice issues.

Eraser Dust

Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada Will Certify Election Results : NPR
Michigan and Pennsylvania are set to do so Monday, and Nevada will on Tuesday. Arizona and Wisconsin have certification deadlines next week.

Chris Christie calls Trump's legal team a 'national embarrassment' - CNNPolitics
A staunch ally of Donald Trump said Sunday it was time for the President to end his futile gambit to overturn the results of the election.

Mom is not taxi service for drunk son
A drunk man with a broken foot allegedly got upset his mom wouldn’t pick him up and was screaming in a parking lot, which prompted someone to call the Kalispell Police Department. He agreed to leave the area and possibly call someone else for a ride.

This Video Suggests Star Wars Is More Scientific Than You Think
In a new video, YouTuber EC Henry focuses on the original Star Wars film, A New Hope, to explore the ways in which it’s not as fantastical a science fiction film as you might think, and in fact in several ways it is fairly grounded in terms of the mundanity of space life. Sure, there are the fantasy elements like the Force, but, especially in the original film, those live next to a meticulous attention to things like heat management, the mechanics of space travel, and realistic portrayal of things like depressurization and magnetics. It’s definitely imaginative, but it looks and feels somewhat realistic.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Release Date Reportedly Revealed
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date, or at least a narrower release window, has reportedly been revealed, and according to the new report, the Zelda sequel isn't hitting Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite for, roughly, another year. The sequel to the Nintendo Switch launch game was first announced back at E3 2019, and since then, we've heard virtually nothing about the game, and we've seen even less of it. That said, this will reportedly change next year, because according to a new report, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is releasing sometime during holiday 2021, which is to say sometime between October and December.