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Notebook: Kansas Looks Ahead to Oklahoma

Don’t forget your stinking flag

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The Rock Chalkboard

One word to describe Kansas football QB Jalon Daniels
"He’s got a spotlight on him," said teammate and offensive lineman Adagio Lopeti. "Quarterback is [a] leadership position on the [field]. The way he’s handled himself, kudos to him because that’s big shoes to fill."

Q&A: 3-star Eric Hemphill talks bond with Kansas' Chevis Jackson
Kansas football offered three-star Brenham (Texas) cornerback Eric Hemphill back in September. Ranked as the No. 40 cornerback in 2022 per the Top247 (grade of 88), Hemphill has reported offers from Illinois State, Kansas and Memphis.

Game preview: Kansas football set for showdown at Oklahoma
This week that streak belongs to the Oklahoma Sooners, who lead the all-time series against the Jayhawks, 77-27-6. The Sooners are riding 15-straight wins in the series dating back to the 2000 season, one in which they defeated the Jayhawks, 34-16, in Norman. The two teams will square off in Norman this Saturday, with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. CT.

Collin's Corner: Notes on Trey Alexander and the decision
The top 2021 basketball prospect in the state of Oklahoma has set his decision date. Trey Alexander announced on social media he'd be announcing his collegiate commitment on Tuesday, November 10. With this news, here's the latest on what I know about Alexander and his recruitment status.

Top Oklahoma hoops prospect Trey Alexander sets decision date
In late September, Alexander released a list of his top-seven schools at this point in his recruitment. On that list were programs like Arkansas, Grambling State, Kansas, Georgia, Ole Miss, Auburn and Oklahoma. Alexander has been patient in the recruiting process, in no rush to make such a major decision. Now, after spending time focusing on these various opportunities, Alexander feels comfortable deciding what his next chapter will be.

Bits o Chalk

NFL quarterback midseason awards - Best and worst signal-callers, top rookies, amazing throws, most turnover-prone
The first eight weeks of the 2020 season have featured, in many ways, the best streak of cumulative quarterback play in NFL history. It has been easy to miss amid daily updates of coronavirus pandemic protocols and super-early coaching changes, but the league's aggregate Total QBR of 65.6 is nearly 10% higher than the next-best mark through the same period of a season since ESPN began compiling it in 2006.

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James seeks justice in death of Ericka Weems
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are reeling from the shooting death of Ericka Weems, the 37-year-old older sister of Cavs director of scouting Brandon Weems.

San Francisco 49ers put 4 on COVID-19 list ahead of Green Bay Packers game
The San Francisco 49ers, already reeling from injuries, placed four players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday and declared all four of them out for Thursday night's home game against the Green Bay Packers.

Houston Texans close facility after player tests positive for coronavirus
"In consultation with the NFL and medical experts, we have made the decision to close the facility and conduct all operations virtually today," the team said in a statement. "The player immediately self-isolated and contact tracing has begun. We will follow the NFL's intensive protocols and guidance regarding the team's operations. The health and safety of our team, as well as our entire staff, are of highest priority."

Eraser Dust

How the Trump Campaign Reacted When Fox News Called Arizona for Biden - The New York Times
What ensued for Mr. Trump was a night of angry calls to Republican governors and advice from campaign aides that he ignored, leading to a middle-of-the-night presidential briefing in which he made a reckless and unsubstantiated string of remarks about the democratic process. Standing in the East Room at 2:30 a.m., he dismissed the election as a “fraud” and claimed he wanted to stop the counting of votes and leave the results to the Supreme Court.

Kanye West receives at least 61 thousand votes in the 2020 presidential election | WGN-TV
Independent presidential candidate Kanye West received more than 61,000 votes across the 12 states where his name appeared on the ballot. With added vote totals still expected in the coming days, there’s a chance this number could slightly increase.

Into the Light - Flathead Beacon
So it was curious, or at least unsettling, when a Kalispell father named Ben Long posted a photo to Facebook of hundreds of used syringes that he found in the woods at Lawrence Park.

Can Trump Still Win? Can Biden Still Win? Yes. Here Are the Paths. - The New York Times
Mr. Trump’s path, as of late Wednesday, centered on his winning Pennsylvania’s 20 Electoral College votes — in conjunction with other scenarios that involve holding Georgia, erasing Mr. Biden’s lead in Arizona and flipping Nevada, the shakiest state in Mr. Biden’s map.

Liam Gallagher reveals "celestial announcement" is coming next week
Gallagher remained vague about the details of the announcement, but some fans believe it could be the first hint at new music.

Election 2020: TV viewership down 20% from 2016 as contest drags on | Daily Mail Online
Nielsen figures showed that roughly 56.9 million people watched this year's prime-time coverage across 21 networks, down from 71.4 million people watching in 2016, when Donald Trump upset Democrat Hillary Clinton.

'BBQ, Beer, Freedom' Man Who Said Biden's 'Stealing Election' in Viral Video Watched Over 10 Million Times
Avideo of a man repeatedly shouting, "the Biden crime family is stealing the election, the media is covering it up," has gone viral, being viewed more than 10 million times on Twitter.