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Notebook: Pooka Mauls Declaring for Draft, KU Mauls NDSU, TTech Mauls KU

Hello, little fella. Smithers...I believe this dog was in Skull and Bones

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The Rock Chalkboard

ESPN commentator calls out John Calipari during broadcast
“If Cal loses this one, he’s going to start running out of opponents he won’t play,” Dakich said. “He won’t play Indiana. They beat him. He won’t play Evansville. They beat him. He’ll never play Richmond again. He’s going to run out of opponents if he keeps getting beat in out of conference games.”

Grambling Yeager Shots
However, late in the opening stanza, the Red Raiders finally began to find some offensive rhythm and flow, and went to the locker room with a solid 33-19 lead. Jamarius Burton was the key player for opening up the offense. He played some in the middle of the zone—that player is the most important on the court in Tech’s zone offense—and managed to find open cutters and shooters. At that position, you need a poised and unselfish player who sees the court well. Zhaire Smith was that guy in his lone year as a Red Raider. I believe Burton will be Tech’s zone Zhaire this year.

KU basketball's Tyon Grant-Foster 'star of the game' vs. NDSU
"He's one of those guys that makes plays that other guys on our team can't," said KU assistant Kurtis Townsend in his post-game radio interview. "We don't win the game today without him, for sure."

Bill Self, KU teammates praise Jalen Wilson's assertiveness
“[Wilson] is always aggressive,” Tyon Grant-Foster said. “If he gets you on his hip on a straight-line drive, it’s a bucket. Wilson’s always going to be aggressive.”

The Drive: Tyon Grant-Foster emerges; Pooka declares for draft
The 15th season of The Drive continues following a Kansas football loss to Texas Tech and three KU basketball wins, which came on Tuesday (vs. Kentucky), Thursday (vs. Washburn) and Saturday (vs. North Dakota State).

Kansas football grades: Reviewing Jayhawks' loss at Texas Tech
Miles Kendrick did not record any touchdowns, but he also didn't turn the ball over. He quarterbacked one full scoring drive (for a field goal) and navigated a relatively-short field for a touchdown — which included a couple of important scrambles by the veteran QB.

Kansas football RB Pooka Williams declares for 2021 NFL Draft
KU football running back Pooka Williams Jr. announced on Twitter on Sunday afternoon that he has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. Williams opted out of the 2020 season on Oct. 19 due to what he said was a family health issue.

Kansas football at Texas Tech: Who stood out and who didn't...
Prunty had a dominant defensive outing. He was credited with one pass breakup but had at least two other instances of coverage — including one around the end zone — where he defended an incomplete pass expertly. His interception off a tipped ball was a huge play, as was his punch out on the fumble.

Three takeaways: Reviewing KU basketball's win vs. NDSU
There's no question that Wilson has become one of Bill Self's most-trusted players, evident by the number of minutes he played on Saturday despite a lackluster shooting performance (5-for-15 FG, 1-for-5 3PT). Self allowed the Jayhawks to play approximately 24 minutes of five-guard basketball, which put the versatile Wilson at the five-spot, where he grabbed 15 rebounds.

Photo gallery: Kansas football drops close call to Texas Tech
On the afternoon, the Jayhawks had four different drives end with a turnover on downs. That kept the Jayhawks from having a better shot to win the game, and it offset a defensive effort that forced four turnovers in its own right.

Eraser Dust

Proposed COVID-19 relief bill expected to get backing from Trump, McConnell | KTLA
“President Trump has indicated that he would sign a $908 billion package — there’s only one $908 billion package out there and it’s ours,” Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said Sunday. “The pain of the American people is driving this, and I’m optimistic that both those leaders will come on board.”

Liam Gallagher: Down By the River Thames review – barging through his back catalogue | Liam Gallagher | The Guardian
Always the most bullish defender of Oasis’ discography from Be Here Now onwards, tonight Gallagher sticks fast to their mid-90s oeuvre, largely avoiding the most obvious songs – no Wonderwall or Live Forever, Champagne Supernova delivered in a truncated piano-and-vocals version – in favour of a trawl through their heavier, punkier moments: Hello (its interpolation from Gary Glitter’s similarly titled 1973 hit unexpectedly intact), Morning Glory, Columbia, Headshrinker, Fade Away. The latter is a highlight, the snarling, get-me-out-of-Burnage-I’m-going-to-be-a-somebody lyrics acquiring an oddly melancholy quality in middle age: “We only get what we settle for … dream it while you can”.

The Most Influential Artists: #1 Nirvana | SPIN
The band, and Cobain in particular, was always taken seriously. Cobain’s lyrics reflected the anxiety and alienation that Gen X found relatable. The angst of the Reagan era was reflected in the burgeoning hardcore scene, while on college campuses, radio stations would play bands like Sonic Youth and R.E.M. in heavy rotation. Nevermind was the melodic melding of punk, college rock. Combined with the growing behemoth that was MTV along with tensions that accompanied the George H.W. Bush presidency, the moment was ripe for the underground to rise up.

Spirits are high, business brisk at Whistling Andy
Anderson, his wife Lisa Cloutier and then partners Mike and Dana Marchetti, opened the distillery in Bigfork on New Year’s Eve in 2010 with three offerings — rum, vodka and moonshine. As competitors entered and left the burgeoning handcrafted spirits market, Whistling Andy endured, earning the company the title of Montana’s longest operating craft distillery. After 10 years in the game, countless lessons learned and 13 products on the market, Whistling Andy is hitting its stride.

Bigfork botanical shop rebounds from pandemic through helping community
A botanical shop in Bigfork teamed up with a local distillery back in March to help fill the need of hand sanitizer.

Rudy Giuliani hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus - CNNPolitics
The 76-year-old former New York mayor was admitted to Georgetown University Hospital on Sunday, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. Giuliani appeared to confirm his positive diagnosis, hours after it was announced on Twitter by Trump, by tweeting that he's "getting great care and feeling good."