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The Rock Chalkboard

Live updates: Meet Kansas football's 2021 signing day class
Kansas football is coming off Les Miles' second season as coach, as the team went winless but hopes to reload with a class ranked No. 54 in the 247Sports Composite and No. 52 in the Top247 (entering Wednesday). That would mark Kansas' highest 247Sports Composite class ranking since 2014 and the program's highest Top247 class ranking since 2013.

Kansas football WR Stephon Robinson enters transfer portal
After missing most of the 2020 season — in part due to surgery on his lower right leg — Kansas football wide receiver Stephon Robinson announced on Tuesday that he would be entering the transfer portal, potentially bringing an end to his Kansas career.

Ben Easters becomes first announced 2021 Kansas football signee
It probably couldn't have been more fitting. The Jayhawks' first signee in 2021 was a player who had been with the program — in the recruiting class at least — for quite some time. It was a player who rejected outside interest when it came (one school inquired at least), and one who plays a pretty important position. He's a pro-style quarterback, after all.

Source: Kansas football WR Ezra Naylor enters transfer portal
On Tuesday, Kansas football wide receiver Ezra Naylor appeared in the transfer portal a source told 247Sports. Naylor originally joined KU in the class of 2019, which was Les Miles' first recruiting class. He joined the program from Iowa Central CC, the same junior college as fellow wide receiver Andrew Parchment.

Brandon Huntley Hatfield talks new finalist, timeframe and more
"Recently, I’ve just been looking more into all of my top schools that I have decided to move forward with checking out all the pros and with them all and I just felt like the addition of Syracuse was right and that I could see myself playing there," Huntley-Hatfield said of why he added the Orange to his finalists.

Bits o Chalk

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer surpasses Pat Summitt for most victories in Division I women's basketball with 1,099
She was handed the game ball afterward and then given a new jacket, featuring the nickname "T-Dawg," by her celebrating players.

Alabama leads penultimate CFP rankings as top 5 teams hold steady; Iowa State moves up to No. 6
The top five teams in the penultimate College Football Playoff rankings, released Tuesday, remained unchanged, while Iowa State's playoff hopes received a boost and Cincinnati's absorbed another blow.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks reach five-year, $228M supermax extension
Giannis Antetokounmpo, the NBA's reigning two-time Most Valuable Player, has signed a multiyear extension with the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced.

James Harden makes preseason debut for Houston Rockets
"He was good," first-year Rockets coach Stephen Silas said. "I mean, he's obviously a great player and can do so many things on the floor, on and off the ball. Defensively, he has great hands and makes plays and is smart. So to have him out there was great."

Eraser Dust

Covid vaccines arrive at Kalispell Regional
A box containing 975 doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech arrived at Kalispell Regional Medical Center at about 9 a.m. Tuesday, and is being stored in a special freezer that preserves the vaccine at minus 112 degrees Fahrenheit, the hospital said in a news release.

MacKenzie Scott says she gave $4.2 billion to charity - CBS News
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, said in a blog post that she has given away $4.2 billion of her fortune in the past four months. Scott said she accelerated her charitable plans because of the "wrecking ball" of the pandemic, which she noted has also "substantially increased the wealth of billionaires."

This $300 Tax Deduction Is Available For 2020 Only | HuffPost Life
A provision under the CARES Act ― the comprehensive coronavirus stimulus package passed in March ― makes it possible to write off up to $300 in certain charitable contributions without having to itemize your taxes. According to the Internal Revenue Service, nearly 9 in 10 taxpayers currently take the standard deduction and could potentially qualify for this new deduction. (Ed Note - For anyone who purchases health insurance through the marketplace and is near the income thresholds, this is important for you)

Tom Cruise reportedly recorded berating 'Mission Impossible' crew over Covid protocols
n it, the man identified as Cruise is heard shouting, "If I see you do it again, you're f---ing gone. And if anyone in this crew does it, that's it — and you too and you too. And you, don't you ever f---ing do it again."

Trump retweets call to jail Georgia governor and secretary of state
“President Trump @realDonaldTrump is a genuinely good man,” Wood wrote. “He does not really like to fire people. I bet he dislikes putting people in jail, especially ‘Republicans.’ He gave @BrianKempGA & @GaSecofState every chance to get it right. They refused. They will soon be going to jail.”

McConnell says "we're getting closer and closer" to deal on COVID relief - CBS News
Congressional leaders met twice Tuesday, and though negotiations went on for several hours, at the end of the night, there was still no agreement. But comments from Republican and Democratic leaders were positive.

Myrtle Beach police arrest 8 in undercover prostitution sting via internet service | WBTW
Seven women and one man were arrested during an undercover prostitution sting in Myrtle Beach.

Wreaths Across America canceled in Kalispell | KECI
Schneller said with the money they do have they purchased four large wreaths that will be displayed at three local cemeteries in the Flathead Valley as well as one at the Veterans Memorial at Depot Park in Kalispell.