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Notebook: Bill Self Discusses Possibility of the Kansas City Raptors

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The Rock Chalkboard

Self: KC would be 'terrific' temporary home for Toronto Raptors
Bill Self knows having an NBA team in Kansas City might not be the best thing for nearby college programs — at least from a ticket-sales perspective. And yet, the KU basketball coach seems fully on board with the idea of the Toronto Raptors potentially putting down temporary roots in Kansas City, if indeed they needed to relocate.

2023 QB Cedric Simmons 'most definitely' wants to visit Kansas
Kansas became the first school to offer 2023 Ark. high school quarterback Cedric Simmons back in October. Simmons started varsity games as a freshman — totaling 18 total touchdowns (14 rushing) — yet he wasn't quite expecting schools to jump in so quickly.

Devon Dotson, Udoka Azubuike impress at 2020 NBA Draft Combine
The NBA Draft Combine isn't the same this year. In previous iterations, top prospects would gather at a singular location to take part in various measurements, physical testing and even scrimmages — all in person, of course.

Freshman QB Jalon Daniels sees 'big things coming' for Kansas
“Entering the season, he didn’t have enough snaps to get him ready, period,” said Miles. “No matter how you put it. We needed a spring ball for him so that he could run the show and he didn’t have that opportunity.”

Big 12 Teleconference: Three things Les Miles said this week
Miles has been tasked with rebuilding a Kansas football program that was facing a number of issues at the time he took over, including limited success in high school recruiting and a roster that — while being well under 85 scholarship names — was disproportionately weighted toward older players because of the number of JUCO prospects taken by former coach David Beaty.

Bits o Chalk

Steve Kerr greets voters at Chase Center ballot drop-off location
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr cast his vote, then spent some time Saturday morning greeting others who visited the ballot drop-off location at Chase Center.

Barack Obama details phone call with LeBron James, Chris Paul that helped save NBA season
"I think it was close to midnight when Chris, CP, calls with LeBron, Carmelo [Anthony], I think Russ Westbrook was on the phone, and the conversation we had was along the lines LeBron spoke about," Obama said of a call that sources said also included Miami Heat forward Andre Iguodala. "Protest is useful in terms of raising awareness, but given the power that the NBA players had, my suggestion was that we use that platform to see if you can start asking for some specifics. This isn't something that's just a one-off. That's sadly what we've seen, as it happens again and again.

NFL competition committee to propose 16-team playoff scenario as pandemic contingency plan, sources say
The NFL competition committee expects to present a resolution to owners that includes a 16-team playoff scenario in the event games are lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Adam Silver boosts urgency on deal for NBA's pre-Christmas start
On a conference call with the league's general managers on Monday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told the top team basketball executives that "time is running out" on the possibility of starting the 2020-21 season prior to Christmas Day and potentially salvaging hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, sources told ESPN.

CBS releases updated college basketball Top 25 and 1
The biggest mover in this week's rankings is the Texas Tech Red Raiders. They move from No. 19 to No. 16 after the NCAA approved Georgetown transfer Mac McClung's waiver, granting him immediate eligibility for coach Chris Beard. In two seasons with the Hoyas, McClung averaged 14.2 points per game.

Eraser Dust

Voting 2020: Officials brace for lines and lawsuits as polls open on Election Day - CNNPolitics
More than 100 million Americans cast their ballots before polls opened Tuesday, shattering records and likely reducing the number of people who will turn out to vote in person this year.

Trump says he'll win Michigan easily at final campaign rally | Fox News
"We're gonna win the state of Michigan so easily," Trump said. Recent polling data suggested he was trailing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the state.

Russia’s “Sausage King” killed with crossbow in his home sauna - CBS News
A Russian oligarch reportedly nicknamed the "Sausage King" was killed with a crossbow in his sauna after masked robbers broke into his home, investigators said Monday. The man and his wife were in their banya — a traditional Russian sauna — outside Moscow when several masked men entered, tied them up and "demanded they give up the money kept in their home," Russia's Investigative Committee said.

Long lines form at Flathead Co. Elections Department | KECI
One person told NBC Montana they had waited in the line for an address change for over two hours. Another person said their wife was inside the building for over an hour and still hadn’t made it out yet. Others waiting outside told us similar things.

Grizzly Injures Father, Son Hunting North of Whitefish - Flathead Beacon
A grizzly bear attacked and injured a father and son hunting in northern Montana.

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