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Three-star OT Christien Hawks decommits from Kansas football
On Tuesday, three-star offensive tackle Christien Hawks out of Norton, Kan., announced he'd be backing off his pledge in the Jayhawks' 2021 class. Hawks is the No. 135-ranked offensive tackle in his class per the 247Sports Composite. He previously reported other offers from Air Force, Arkansas State, Central Michigan, Coastal Carolina, South Dakota and a host of others.
College tipoff: 10 must follow debuts for the 2020-21 season
Like many of you who have been waiting patiently for the start of the season, I’m looking forward to settling in and spending the next few days devouring as much food and college basketball as I possibly can. Sure, not every game I would like to watch is going to be readily available on television and cancelations or postponements mean that we’ll have to wait a little longer to see some players or teams. There could even be more cancelations or postponements but there will be more than enough action to keep us entertained.
Four-star guard Noah Shelby discusses his options
"I feel really good about it. I am getting recruited by different schools across the country," says Shelby on his recruitment. "It is good to hear from all of them. So I am just soaking it in and being grateful."
Fast rising forward Jai Smith talks schools involved
“They love me and say that I would be a great fit with the team,” he said. “They had one of my favorite players that I get my swag from, Kelly Oubre Jr. What stands out about them is their play style, especially seeing how Devonte Graham worked out being from that Charlotte area. They're a blue blood so it doesn't get much better than that.”
Bits o Chalk
Minnesota cancels football game vs. Wisconsin amid positive tests for COVID-19
The game will not be rescheduled, per Big Ten policy, and will be ruled a no contest. It's the Badgers' third game to be canceled this season, following matchups against Nebraska (Oct. 31) and Purdue (Nov. 7) that were called off because of positive COVID-19 cases within the Wisconsin program.
Agent - Miami Heat, Bam Adebayo agree to 5-year max extension
This is an accomplishment I always wanted to get," Adebayo said. "Just being able to reach this milestone and being able to generationally change my family's life and also take care of the people around me, it's a big deal to me."
Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, Ohio State round out top 4 in initial College Football Playoff rankings; BYU (9-0) at No. 14
"It's definitely a challenge. We knew that coming in," selection committee chair Gary Barta, appearing Tuesday on ESPN's rankings reveal show, said of putting together the first set of rankings. "You're evaluating teams that have played three games against teams that have played eight or nine games. We embraced the chaos."
How Biden And Democrats Are Thinking About More COVID Relief : NPR
Some 12 million people are expected to lose unemployment benefits the day after Christmas, and moratoriums on evictions and student debt payments are set to expire at the end of the year.
Trump Is Said to Plan Pardon of Flynn - The New York Times
President Trump has told aides that he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn and that it is one of a string of pardons he plans to issue before leaving office, a person familiar with the discussions said on Tuesday.
Scott Peterson, thousands of California inmates carried out 'staggering' Covid fraud, officials say
Between March and August, Schubert said, inmates housed in every California prison and in jails across the state filed 35,000 claims totaling $140 million in benefits.
Man who removed Kalispell Ten Commandments monument found guilty
A Columbia Falls man who was charged in connection with removing the Ten Commandments monument outside of the Flathead County Courthouse in late June has been found guilty of felony criminal mischief.
With staff hobbled by COVID, Kalispell’s hospital imports help and prepares alternative facility built by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Nearly 100 employees at Kalispell’s hospital currently have COVID-19, and another 73 are in quarantine after coming in contact with the virus that is raging across Montana and the Flathead Valley, reports Montana Free Press.
Dave Chappelle: "Boycott 'Chappelle's Show.' Do not watch it unless they pay me." - CBS News
"I'm begging you, if you ever liked me, if you ever think there was anything worthwhile about me, I'm begging you, please don't watch that show," Chappelle said. "I'm not asking you to boycott any network. Boycott me. Boycott 'Chappelle's Show.' Do not watch it unless they pay me."
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