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“We’ve also been told to apologise for using the term ‘Geezers’. Now, coming up next: The case of the cantankerous old ‘Geezer’.”

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The Rock Chalkboard

Benton Smith: Mondays more minor than 'big' for Jayhawks this season | KUsports.com
The words “Big Monday” used to arrive with some anticipation. At least when it came to the Kansas basketball schedule.

Ochai Agbaji, Bill Self talk bounce-back offensive performance
"A lot better — aggressive," Bill Self clarified. "Shot a couple balls right off the bat. Got the first one I think to go down. I thought he was a lot better, lot better offensively. Defensively he’s been pretty solid and good basically all year long. But tonight he was different offensively, much more confident.”

Big 12 Preview: Quarterbacks
The Big 12 Conference features eight teams with starting experience returning at quarterback for the 2020 season including three full-time senior starters in Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, Baylor’s Charlie Brewer and Kansas State’s Skylar Thompson.

Kansas impresses media in win over Oklahoma State
Kansas center Udoka Azubuike continued his dominant run with 19 points, 16 rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists. And he had plenty of help, including a strong showing from wing Ochai Agbaji, who failed to score against Baylor on Saturday. Agbaji scored early and often against the Cowboys, finishing with 15 points in the Jayhawks' 83-58 victory.

OSU coach Mike Boynton: Udoka Azubuike a worthy NPOTY candidate
Ordinarily, that'd be the nicest thing a player could expect to hear after a game, regardless of his numbers. Azubuike scored 19 points with 16 rebounds, three blocks and two assists in 26 minutes in an 83-58 win over Oklahoma State. And yet, it didn't come close to the best praise he received.

Bits o Chalk

Scott Boras to honor Kobe's wish, grant internship
Baseball superagent Scott Boras told the Los Angeles Times that he will create an internship for the teenage daughter of John Altobelli, the Orange Coast College baseball coach who, along with Bryant and his daughter Gianna, was among the nine people killed in last month's helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

LeBron James - 'Never going to be a closure' over Kobe Bryant's death
A day after Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were honored with a "celebration of life" at Staples Center, LeBron James said his emotions are still raw.

Yankees starter Luis Severino needs Tommy John surgery
The team said Tuesday the 26-year-old right-hander has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a development that means the two-time All-Star will miss all of 2020 after being sidelined for nearly all of 2019.

Sources - Sixers don't expect Ben Simmons back soon
Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons has a nerve impingement in his lower back and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time, league sources told ESPN on Tuesday.

How will KU basketball keep up three-point shooting in 2017-18? | The Kansas City Star
RockChalkTalk had a talking point in its latest Kansas basketball podcast that I found fascinating — and one that could go a long way toward determining the team’s offensive success in 2017-18.

Eraser Dust

Trump is reportedly furious with the plunging stock market due to coronavirus fears
President Donald Trump is reportedly furious that stocks are plunging, believing that health officials’ warnings have spooked investors, The Washington Post reported Tuesday night, citing two people familiar with the president’s thinking.

Kalispell criminal mischief behavior has residents concerned
"I felt that it needed to be reported. I know there are other things happening that are worse in the valley, but it's still a problem, it's not right," said Savage. "When someone takes that action to impose damage on your hard earned property."

How to turn the Popeyes chicken sandwich into a Fat Tuesday feast
There is only one Tuesday on the calendar that’s consistently worth a damn, and that is Mardi Gras. Of course, it’s not a holiday that we can all take to the streets and celebrate in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon. The closest that I’m getting to New Orleans is by going to Popeyes, and though their commercials have tried to convince me otherwise, there is nothing festive about the crowd at my local Popeyes. Fortunately for them, I have the strength and determination be be festive enough for everybody:

Best Love Is Blind Memes | POPSUGAR Entertainment
Netflix's dating reality "experiment" Love Is Blind is the obsession we all just can't seem to stop watching, and you know what that means: memes galore! Between lines from the show itself that have mutated into memes of their own and good old meme formats tweaked to suit the show's particular brand of drama, there's definitely no shortage of hilarious Love Is Blind memes making the rounds on social media. The finale for the first season airs on Thursday, Feb. 27, revealing once and for all what really happened to the remaining couples and if the "experiment" helped them find true love (or just some Insta followers). Ahead of the episode, check out some of the internet's funniest meme takes on the goofy drama on Love Is Blind.

Hot Pockets heiress Michelle Janavs sentenced in college admissions scam - CNN
Janavs, whose family invented Hot Pockets, paid the scheme's mastermind, Rick Singer, $100,000 to cheat on two of her daughters' ACTs, and agreed to pay $200,000 to have one of the daughters admitted to University of Southern California as a "fake beach volleyball recruit," according to a sentencing memorandum.