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The Rock Chalkboard

Kansas softball knocks off No. 20 James Madison to finish weekend |
The Kansas softball team rounded out its St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational with a 12-2 upset victory over No. 20 James Madison and a 5-4 loss to No. 21 Northwestern in the Eddie C. Moore Complex on Saturday.

KU women's basketball defeats Texas to end 7-game skid |
The Jayhawks started what would end up being a seven-game skid with an 85-77 road loss to Texas on Jan. 22. On Saturday, KU got back in the win column for the first time since Jan. 18 and got some revenge with an 82-67 victory over Texas in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU players preview quick turnaround, Marcus Morris jersey day
KU basketball is two-thirds of the way through a stretch of three games in six days. The Jayhawks won at West Virginia on Wednesday, arrived back in Lawrence early Thursday morning and then won on Saturday against Oklahoma

Tyler Olker, KU recruiting operations director, heading to SMU
On Sunday evening, Tyler Olker, who moved to the position of director of recruiting operations, announced that he would be headed to SMU. Olker will be filling the same position on SMU's staff.

Kansas tennis knocks off No. 23 Washington |
The Kansas women’s tennis team picked up a big 5-2 win on its home court Sunday afternoon against No. 23 Washington.

Jayhawks secure series victory at Belmont |
The Kansas baseball team earned the series victory after beating Belmont, 7-6, in the finale Sunday at E.S. Rose Park. The Jayhawks (2-1) used another strong performance from their bullpen to stop a late Belmont (1-2) comeback attempt.

Bits o Chalk

Rain postpones Daytona 500 until Monday afternoon
The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR's season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump.

All-Star Game remembers Kobe Bryant with tributes from Magic, Jennifer Hudson, Common
The tributes to the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna began well before Sunday night's All-Star Game at the United Center.

Kawhi Leonard scores 30, goes 8-for-14 on 3-pointers to win MVP
The 2020 All-Star Game saw Kawhi Leonard win the first Kobe Bryant MVP Award and saw both teams honor the late Los Angeles Lakers legend in the most fitting fashion: by playing hard to the last second.

Sources -- Cavaliers and coach John Beilein have discussed possibility of him stepping down
The Cleveland Cavaliers and John Beilein have discussed the possibility of the coach stepping down before the end of the All-Star break, and Beilein was expected to reach a decision in the next 24-48 hours, league sources told ESPN.

Eraser Dust

Diamond Princess: 14 passengers on US charter flights evacuating the cruise ship have tested positive for coronavirus - CNN
Fourteen people who were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship and flown back to the United States on charter flights tested positive for novel coronavirus, according to a joint statement from the US Departments of State and Health and Human Services.

Daily Inter Lake - Local, Kalispell tech company ‘hiring like crazy’
This year, WaterStreet Company is celebrating its 20th year of business in the Flathead Valley. The Kalispell technology company has quietly grown to include 80 local employees and software clients across the country.

'Winds of Winter' release date may finally explain why Daenerys went mad
Daenerys has always had a very black and white sense of justice, and a single-minded belief in her purpose in the world. She is the Mother of Dragons, the breaker of chains, destined to liberate Westeros from the traitors who killed her father. This is the core of her identity, in both the show and the books. But this identity is sorely tested during her rule in Meereen. And it will break entirely when she comes to Westeros.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Couple opens Bigfork’s first pet supply store
What they’re doing at Powder Hounds in the Branding Iron Station plaza is focusing on healthy pet food—including raw food for dogs and cats, low-carb options specifically for dogs and even homemade pet ice cream made personally by Julie.