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Throwing to Travis Etienne, trusting USC, testing BYU and more to watch in Week 10
Week 10 of the college football season is the first official fire hose weekend of the season, where the information is coming at us faster than we can take it in. We inhaled six MAC games simultaneously on Wednesday night. On Friday night, we'll watch unbeaten playoff sleeper BYU take on by far its toughest test of the season. And on Saturday, we've got a battle of top-four teams (Clemson-Notre Dame), a neutral-site fight for the No. 2 spot in the SEC (Florida-Georgia) and, oh yeah, the first five Pac-12 games of the season.

Kansas football at Oklahoma (2020): Preview & prediction
Jalon Daniels has shown improvement week-over-week, but it's time for a new bar. The baseline is no longer: Were you less bad than the week before? It now needs to shift to: Are you leading scoring drives? If so, how many?

Official: Kansas announces games vs. Gonzaga, Saint Joseph's
The first two games of KU basketball's 2020-21 slate are officially on the calendar. The latest announcement means the schedule for this season is almost complete, pending a potential announcement of just one more game

KU Campus Underground: Hoops, football & recruiting news (11/6)
This week's edition is loaded with KU basketball and football tidbits. We give the latest buzz on a KU basketball sophomore, plus updates on the KU football O-line and injury/health situation. Beyond that, we preview the upcoming KU football contest and give a comprehensive look at things on the recruiting trail.

Bits o Chalk

Mark Davis -- People have wrong perception of Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis took issue with his team being fined $500,000 and being stripped of a sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft and coach Jon Gruden being docked an additional $150,000 for what one source described as "brazen and repeated violations of [COVID-19] protocols."

New Orleans Saints' Malcolm Jenkins buys lunch for 300 Philadelphia poll workers
New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins provided lunch to 300 poll workers at the Philadelphia Convention Center on Friday as they continue to count votes for the presidential election.

Rob Manfred won't punish Justin Turner for leaving isolation after testing positive for COVID-19
"We all have made mistakes as we navigated these unprecedented challenges and have tried to learn from those mistakes so they are not repeated," Manfred wrote. "With this in mind, I am closing this matter by applauding Justin for accepting responsibility, apologizing and making a commitment to set a positive example going forward."

Carolina Panthers activate RB Christian McCaffrey for game vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Carolina Panthers on Saturday activated running back Christian McCaffrey from injured reserve to make him eligible for Sunday's game at Kansas City.

Eraser Dust

Man Banned From Yellowstone National Park After Rangers Catch Him Cooking Chickens in the Hot Springs | Travel + Leisure
According to Newsweek, three suspects were cited in the Aug. 7 incident after a ranger received a report that a group of 10, including a child, were hiking towards the Shoshone Geyser Basin with cooking pots. They were found with two chickens in a sack, placed inside a hot spring.

What happens to the grifters if Trump loses? - Sh!tpost
But if we are to believe claims that 2020 political polling is better than it was in 2016, then there’s a chance that Donald Trump will not be reelected president on Tuesday. If that happens, the self-sustaining market of politically minded retweet hounds and hashtag warriors face an uncertain future.

COVID news, updates: Mark Meadows tests positive; US sees record cases
As the wait for election results drags on and new daily coronavirus cases continue to set records, states are beginning to dip back into an area that proved successful — but difficult to enforce — in the spring: curfews.

2020 Election Live Updates: Biden leads as vote count continues in key states
Much of the focus is on Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes – enough at this stage to win Biden the presidency. As of late Friday, the former vice president was leading there by more than 28,000 votes with 96% of the vote tallied.

Liam Gallagher seen filming performance on the Thames
In one clip shared online, Gallagher’s 2017 song ‘Greedy Soul’ can be just about made out as the boat sails along. In other videos and images, the set-up is more visible, showing the star joined by his band and his traditional “Rock ’N’ Roll” sign that adorns the stage at his shows.

For Black students, Mississippi's new state flag means end of a 'Confederate relic'
The 13-year-old had spotted the emblem — a blue X against a red square with 13 white stars — on bumper stickers and flags in front of some homes here. But it wasn’t flown in his middle school, which only raised the American flag. Ethan thought the state flag, which included the Confederate emblem in the upper left corner, was just one “white people had when they didn’t like Black people.”

West Valley School in Kalispell goes remote due to COVID-19 | KECI
West Valley School in Kalispell will begin remote learning Friday, after reporting that more than a dozen staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 or are in quarantine for close contact.