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Notebook: Gonzaga Mauls Kansas

It’s okay, Marge. I’ve learned my lesson. A mountain of sugar is too much for one man. It’s clear now why God portions it out in those tiny packets, and why he lives on a plantation in Hawaii

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KU basketball vs. Gonzaga: Who stood out and who didn't...
Thompson obviously didn’t get the start on Thursday, but this was very much a case of it being more important to play starter’s minutes than to get the literal start. Thompson was hard to take off the court for KU coach Bill Self, and you could see why. Aside from his shooting, Thompson was mostly in the right spots on both offense and defense. He was used as a primary ball handler and offense initiator. And aside from one real noticeable defensive mistake, he graded out pretty favorably.

KU Campus Underground: Hoops, football & recruiting news (11/27)
This week's edition is loaded with KU basketball Game 1 takeaways, a comprehensive 2021 KU football recruiting update and injury report on the football team. We also break down KU basketball's newest 2021 commitment.

Photo gallery: KU basketball falls to Gonzaga in season opener
KU basketball fell in its season opener on Thursday to the No. 1-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Jayhawks, who entered the year at No. 6 in the country, shot 53 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3, but they missed eight free throws, committed 15 turnovers and allowed the Bulldogs to shoot better than 60 percent from the field.

Life after Doke: KU basketball looking for answers at the five
“Our transition defense was nonexistent,” coach Bill Self said in his post-game radio interview. “Our ball-screen defense was awful.”

Media abuzz after Gonzaga's opening win over Kansas
Partway through the first half, Kansas looked like an unsure team taking on the top-ranked squad in the nation. The Jayhawks were turning the ball over offensively, struggling to move the ball and giving up open looks both at the rim and behind the 3-point line

Bits o Chalk

Football game between No. 18 USC and Colorado canceled due to COVID-19 protocols
"We are disappointed for our players and fans and those from Colorado that Saturday's game will not be played, but the health and safety of everyone in both programs is of the utmost priority," Trojans coach Clay Helton said in a statement.

No. 2 Baylor Bears head to Las Vegas with hopes of tipping off season
No. 2 Baylor made an unexpected Thanksgiving night flight to Las Vegas, where the Bears now hope to open their men's basketball schedule with two games this weekend.

Sources - Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson tests positive for COVID-19
The reigning NFL MVP is the biggest star player to become infected in what has become one of the largest outbreaks in the NFL.

College football trophy prototypes for 2020 rivalry week
Conferences staggered their starts. Due to the truly regional nature of the sport, there's no uniform approach. Some leagues played nonconference games, while others haven't. An extremely nontraditional year means our hallowed traditions are upended: Florida isn't playing Miami or Florida State. TCU and SMU, which would've played for the 100th time this year for the Iron Skillet, canceled their game, then added it again, then nixed it again.

Eraser Dust

Liam Gallagher reveals his brother Noel turned down £100MILLION to reform Oasis for a reunion tour | Daily Mail Online
And Liam Gallagher has claimed there is 'nothing left on the table' to fix his row with brother Noel, after he turned down £100million to join him on a reunion tour.

Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee Welcomed Arrival Of Nirvana 'With The Biggest Open Arms On The Planet' -
"Everybody was listening to ALICE IN CHAINS and SOUNDGARDEN," Corabi said. "At that point, we were considered passé."

Trump says for first time he'll leave office if Electoral College votes for Biden - CNNPolitics
"Certainly I will, and you know that," Trump said when asked by a reporter about leaving the White House if Biden is declared the winner on December 14. "I will and, you know that."

Watch Trump tell reporter: 'Don't ever talk to the president that way' - Business Insider
President Donald Trump snapped at a White House reporter on Thursday and called him a "lightweight" after the reporter asked if Trump would concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden.

Liam Gallagher Shares New Song “All You’re Dreaming Of”: Listen | Pitchfork
iam Gallagher has shared a new song called “All You’re Dreaming Of.” He co-wrote the song with Simon Aldred; Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt served as producer. In a statement, Gallagher said, “‘All You’re Dreaming Of’ is an instant classic that is perfect for this time of year. Considering the year that we’ve all had, I hope this brings back some much needed love and hope. Bing Crosby would have been proud.” Listen to Liam Gallagher’s “All You’re Dreaming Of” below.

Daily Inter Lake
The Daily Inter Lake asked the leaders of several caregiving organizations to share their thoughts about the challenges they've faced this year, and what it means to be thankful in a year like 2020.

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