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Notebook: Kansas to Face Kentucky Tonight

Tis the season, Marge! We only get 30 sweet, noggy days! Then the government takes it away again

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Previewing clash between No. 7 KU basketball and No. 20 Kentucky
Kansas and Kentucky will meet for the 33rd time on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. for the Champions Classic. The Wildcats have won 23 of the 32 matchups, but KU has won 6 of the last 10

Dionte Thornton talks ASU offer, ties to Kansas QB Jalon Daniels
Kansas football is hoping it has its quarterback of the future in three-star Jalon Daniels, a true-freshman who has started most of the games this season despite not being on campus in the spring. Also of note? The Jayhawks have looked to bring in even more talent from Lawndale, Daniels' high school out in California.

How to watch: TV, radio, game info for KU hoops vs. Kentucky
Later today, Kansas will square off against Kentucky, with Tuesday's game set to tip out in Indianapolis at 8:30 p.m. CT (though that start time may be delayed due to the prior game). The Jayhawks, of course, are coming off a 2019-20 season in which they finished the year as the consensus No. 1 squad, amassing a record of 28-3 and going 17-1 in Big 12 play. However, Kansas fell in its 2020-21 season opener to Gonzaga, 102-90, before rebounding to defeat Saint Jospeh's 94-72.

Champions Classic: New faces and recruiting outlooks
Ever since being introduced back in 2011, the Champions Classic has served as a great kickoff to the College Basketball season. Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State all rotating to play each other in a different city each year, who doesn’t love seeing some of the most storied programs in the history of college hoops lock up for an early double header each season?

Monday updates on Kansas QB Thomas MacVittie, OG Jacobi Lott
"I think his shoulder is probably not 100 percent," Miles said. "He wanted to get a snap. We had [Daniel] Hishaw's opportunity at a quarterback run [come available with Hishaw out]. So we practiced it all week. We wanted to give that opportunity [at the Wildcat QB spot] to Thomas."

'I'm blessed': How 2021 PF Sydney Curry landed with KU hoops
Sydney Curry's journey to KU wasn't quite a straightforward path. But the long and winding road on which his young hoops career has taken place has certainly paid off in the long run.

Bits o Chalk

Dennis Schroder says he intends to start at point guard for Los Angeles Lakers
"I did this off-the-bench stuff already in two years with OKC," Schroder, who finished second behind teammate Montrezl Harrell for Sixth Man of the Year for his role with the Thunder, said on an introductory videoconference call with reporters Monday. "I think I try to move forward, and I think with [Anthony Davis] and LeBron, I can be helpful as a starter in the PG position."

Despite struggles, benching Jared Goff 'was never part of the consideration,' Sean McVay says
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay acknowledged Monday that his willingness to call out Jared Goff after a 23-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers was a departure from his routine postgame comments, but McVay expressed confidence that his fifth-year quarterback can take it.

Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker out until January after stem cell injection in knee
Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker received a stem cell injection in his left knee and is out until at least the first week of January, the team said Tuesday.

Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers game postponed again, to Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. ET
The game is scheduled to kick off at 3:40 p.m. ET. It becomes the first game of the NFL season to get postponed three times. The game is kicking off at 3:40 p.m. because NBC, which is broadcasting the game, wanted to honor its commitment to broadcast the 88th Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday night, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Eraser Dust

COVID-19 Cost Fair More than $500,000 in Revenue - Flathead Beacon
Fair manager Mark Campbell presented the latest numbers to the county commissioners at their meeting on Nov. 17, showing year-to-date revenue is roughly $535,000 below the average from the last three years. Taking into account a deposit into the reserve fund last year, the fair is facing a $435,000 shortage in order to make the budget balance out

Woman Crashes Truck Into Whitefish Train Depot - Flathead Beacon
According to the Whitefish Police Department, witnesses reported Holler’s black Ford F-150 was headed northbound “at a very high rate of speed” on Spokane Avenue at around 7:40 a.m. before the truck smashed into the front of the historic train station. The stretch of Spokane Avenue directly south of the station includes a number of retail businesses, Whitefish Middle School and the Whitefish Performing Arts Center.

Germany bans far-right, pro-Nazi group; Police raid homes
“Whoever fights against the basic values of our free society will get to feel the resolute reaction of our government,” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said. “There’s no place in this country for an association that sows hatred and and works on the resurrection of a Nazi state.”

Noel Gallagher Thinks His Brother Liam Is A Fake Tough Guy
In an interview with the Daily Star newspaper (via MSN), Noel said of his brother, “He’s a tough guy when he’s got his security guard with him.” He went on to tell a story of how friend of squirrels Johnny Rotten blatantly disrespected Liam, saying, “I’ve had a few nights out with John Lydon, he’s also one of my heroes, but I’ve also seen him be a f*cking ****, he just doesn’t take sh*t off anyone. I was out with him one night in LA and he wouldn’t talk directly to Liam, he would say to me, ‘Ask your singer what kind of make-up he’s wearing.’ Liam was literally six inches from him.'”

Trump lawyer: ex-election security chief Krebs should be 'taken out and shot' | US elections 2020 | The Guardian
A former head of US election security who said Donald Trump’s defeat by Joe Biden was not subject to voter fraud should be “taken out at dawn and shot”, a Trump campaign lawyer said.

Dr. Scott Atlas, Special Coronavirus Adviser To Trump Resigns : NPR
Atlas, who is not an infectious disease expert and whose brief stint was marred by blunders and controversy, was tapped by the Trump administration to serve as special adviser to the president of the United States, in August. Since then, "the MRI guy" has repeatedly been at odds with the nation's leading health officials regarding his views on how to combat the spread of the virus, including members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

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Yes, Moira From Schitt’s Creek and the Home Alone Mom Are Played by the Same Person | Glamour
If you're surprised, you're not alone. “Why did I just realize that moira and the mother from home alone ARE PLAYED BY THE SAME PERSON,” one person tweeted. Another wrote, “So I just found out the actress that plays Moira in Schitts Creek is also the actress the plays the mom in Home Alone...I’m shook.”