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The Turkey Chalkboard

ESPN releases latest NCAA Tournament projected bracket
Several high-profile coaches — most recently Kentucky's John Calipari — have spoken about the need to follow last year's void with a version of March Madness this year. And with talks about the tournament taking place in a bubble at one site and the NBA's success at regulating a similar environment, the chances of having the NCAA Tournament and finishing it look pretty strong, even in a season sure to be fraught with uncertainty.

Three-star 2022 athlete Xavion Brice commits to Kansas football
On Tuesday, three-star athlete Xavion Brice, out of the Arlington area, announced he was "100% committed" to KU football. Brice, who was recruited by wide receivers coach Emmett Jones and KU coach Les Miles, took to Twitter to announce the news.

KU's Marcus Garrett providing stability in year of uncertainty
The 2020-21 KU basketball season will be underway in fewer than 24 hours. That, at least, is the expectation following an offseason and preseason practice slate that has been filled with anything but certainty.

Bits o Bird

Dwight Howard prepared to do 'whatever' 76ers ask for chance to win title in Philly
"Winning the championship was everything, and it made me realize I could have the best stats in the world and it don't mean nothing," Howard said in his introductory video call after signing a one-year deal for the minimum with Philadelphia in free agency. "Because here it was, I won a championship and there was games where I didn't score a bucket, or get a field goal, or get minutes in a game. What really matters is just holding up that trophy.

NFL games on Thanksgiving Day - Schedule guide, game picks, fantasy football tips, odds, injuries and more
The Week 12 NFL schedule begins with some great Thanksgiving Day football. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and final score picks.

Baltimore Ravens' game against Pittsburgh Steelers moved as team disciplines staffer
The Thanksgiving night game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers has been moved to Sunday, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Stuffing Dust

Drake Defends The Weeknd, Says Grammys 'May No Longer Matter' - Variety
“I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artists that exist now and the ones that come after,” Drake wrote. “It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just can’t change their ways.”

Supreme Court sides with religious groups in New York in a dispute over Covid restrictions - CNNPolitics
In a 5-4 ruling, the US Supreme Court sided with religious organizations in a dispute over Covid-19 restrictions put in place by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo limiting the number of people attending religious services.

Trump’s conspiracies have MAGA world talking Georgia boycott - POLITICO
Driven by Trump’s insistence that Georgia’s elections are indelibly rife with fraud, conspiratorial MAGA figures are calling for a boycott of the two Senate runoff races, slated for Jan. 5, that will determine which party controls the upper chamber.

Trump’s conspiracies have MAGA world talking Georgia boycott - POLITICO
Driven by Trump’s insistence that Georgia’s elections are indelibly rife with fraud, conspiratorial MAGA figures are calling for a boycott of the two Senate runoff races, slated for Jan. 5, that will determine which party controls the upper chamber.

Noel Gallagher's written a new song that "sounds very much like The Cure"
“I’ve written a tune that sounds very much like The Cure, and I didn’t even have to dial back the copyright, it just sounds like The Cure. It’s called ‘Pretty Boy’.”

Hackensack Board Member Who Opposed LGBTQ Curriculum Resigns After Embarrassing Zoom Incident | Hackensack Daily Voice
Frances Cogelja didn’t realize she’d left her laptop camera on when she took it with her while going to the bathroom during the public comments section of a board meeting Monday night.

Nearly 150 participants, including students, apparently saw Cogelja relieve herself.

Poll of the Day

Poll

What are you most excited for today?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Turkey
    (0 votes)
  • 12%
    Stuffing
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Mashed potatoes
    (0 votes)
  • 18%
    Other sides
    (3 votes)
  • 6%
    Rolls/bread items
    (1 vote)
  • 6%
    Pie
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Football
    (0 votes)
  • 56%
    KU Basketball
    (9 votes)
16 votes total Vote Now