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The Rock Chalkboard

KU swim knocks off Iowa State in regular-season finale |
The Kansas swimming and diving team closed out its dual meet season with a 204-111 road victory against Iowa State. The win moves the Jayhawks to 7-1 overall as they head into the postseason.

KU softball falls to Utah in final game of Kajikawa Classic |
The Kansas softball team closed out the Kajikawa Classic with a 4-1 loss to Utah on Sunday morning at the Alberta B. Farrington Softball Stadium. The loss moves KU to 1-4 overall on the year.

Devon Dotson hits career-best mark in KU basketball win at TCU
“I don’t know about the place," Dotson said after Saturday's game, "but each and every game I try to come out here and get the win."

KU basketball players embracing defensive identity
"We definitely hang our hat on defense," said KU basketball big man David McCormack outside of KU's locker room following a 60-46 win at TCU.

Longtime Bill Self assistant Kurtis Townsend lauds boss' people skills after 700th career victory |
“To me, it means a lot just to be by his side for as many as I have,” Townsend told the Journal-World following Self’s 700th win on Saturday. “A guy like me, (I’m) just so happy to be along for the ride.”

Les Miles: KU filled needs at WR, OL, DB and DL with 2020 class |
“We’re going to lose a ton of receivers this year,” Miles said, projecting what the roster will look like once his second season in charge of the program comes to an end.

Bits o Chalk

Director Spike Lee honors Kobe Bryant with outfit at Academy Awards
Lee arrived to Sunday's Academy Awards wearing a purple-and-gold outfit with Bryant's No. 24 on the lapels and the back. Lee also wore a pair of Bryant's Nike sneakers.

Former NFL WR Matthew A. Cherry wins Oscar for short animated film
Cherry, who was a star at the University of Akron, spent about three seasons in the NFL on the practice squads and rosters of several teams before walking away in 2007. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of working in Hollywood.

Sources -- Darren Collison won't return to NBA this season despite interest from Lakers, Clippers
After considering a midseason return to the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers or the Clippers, veteran guard Darren Collison has decided to remain retired, league sources told ESPN.

Sources - Mookie Betts and David Price trade to Dodgers finally done
Mookie Betts and David Price are finally going to Los Angeles. Sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan that a deal has been agreed upon to send the players to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a package that includes outfielder Alex Verdugo, shortstop Jeter Downs and catcher Connor Wong going to the Boston Red Sox.

Eraser Dust

Chick-fil-A, Popeyes and McDonald's May Soon Have Very Bad News For Customers (Wendy's Says It'll Be Fine) |
Bloomberg reports that there's been something of a shortage of chickens. More specifically, the smaller chickens that sacrifice their lives so that you can have your Popeyes. And your Chick-fil-A.

China Reports Nearly 100 Deaths In A Single Day From Coronavirus : Goats and Soda : NPR
The head of the World Health Organization is warning that a few cases of the novel coronavirus that have been spread by people who never traveled to China could be "the tip of the iceberg," as officials reported the highest single-day death toll since the epidemic began.

Daily Inter Lake - Law Roundup, Woman battles demonic possession
A woman told the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, “Satan is going to take possession of her brain” and that he “already has possession of her body.” She also reported “this issue of Satan taking over [her] body is an ongoing issue.” She was taken to receive medical care.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, United Way leaders work to build trust, transparency
It’s been an arduous couple of months for Northwest Montana United Way as the organization works to rebuild its reputation as a necessary resource for the Flathead Valley, and as one that can be trusted by nonprofits and donors alike.