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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 26 Women’s Kansas at Oklahoma Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

Jonathan Kuminga keeps No. 1 spot in updated 2021 rankings
While there are a handful of talented options at the top of the list, Kuminga, who is being heavily recruited by Auburn, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland and Texas Tech, was the clear choice for the pole position and the 247Sports staff didn’t consider ending his reign for another prospect in his class.

Ranking the Big 12's starting quarterbacks in 2020
Following the exit of Carter Stanley, there's a serious quarterback battle soon to take place in Lawrence this spring between Kendrick, who played sparingly in 2018, and Thomas MacVittie. You could even throw a potential transfer into the mix after the Jayhawks missed out on Feleipe Franks in an effort to bolster their roster at the position. Last July, MacVittie was battling Stanley for the starting job and had the edge at one point, according to Les Miles. Coaches will know more after spring practice when they've had a chance to evaluate the position over several scrimmages.

Marcus Garrett embracing 'defensive coordinator' role for Kansas
The term "defensive coordinator" is almost exclusively used in football. When it comes to basketball, the term may go to an assistant who helps run a certain defensive scheme. In the case of the No. 1 Kansas men's basketball team, there is a defensive coordinator, he just so happens to be a player — or perhaps a player-coach.

Podcast: Who is KU basketball's top NPOTY candidate?
The Podcast kicked off back in July 2018 as a way of bringing you KU basketball, football and recruiting coverage in another format. Today's episode will focus on breaking down KU's 83-58 win over Oklahoma State in Big 12 play and specifically where two KU players stand in the race for National Player of the Year in college basketball.

Shane Jackson: Consistent excellence makes Devon Dotson KU's MVP |
For more than a month, one Kansas player has been in the No. 1 spot of the Player of the Year standings: Devon Dotson.

Benton Smith: Udoka Azubuike's influence on both ends makes him KU's MVP |
No one else in a KU uniform impacts the outcome on both ends of the court quite like Udoka Azubuike.

KU women's basketball defeats Oklahoma in rematch with 83-80 win |
Five players reached double figures, propelling the Kansas women’s basketball team to a 83-80 road win over Oklahoma on Wednesday night inside the Lloyd Noble Center

Kansas tennis records 6-1 win over Tulsa |
Tulsa (8-4) moved up three spots to No. 33 in the country in the latest ITA Team Rankings, which were released on Tuesday. The Jayhawks, who were previously No. 42 in the nation, fell to No. 50.

Bits o Chalk

Grizzlies' Ja Morant says Russell Westbrook's play taken for granted
Rookie of the Year front-runner Ja Morant appreciates point guards who combine extreme aggressiveness and extraordinary athleticism, which is why his favorite player as a kid was Russell Westbrook.

Ex-Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin gets prison for beating woman
Former TCU and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to charges from the 2018 beating of his girlfriend.

Aaron Rodgers -- No vote on CBA based on Packers teammates
Aaron Rodgers was one of the 14 dissenters among the 32 NFL player representatives Tuesday, when they narrowly voted to send the new collective bargaining agreement to the full NFL Players Association membership, and he made it clear that he was voting not only on his own behalf but also based on concerns among the players who elected the Green Bay Packers quarterback as the team's union representative.

Hornets' Malik Monk suspended indefinitely for violating NBA anti-drug program
The third-year reserve from Kentucky is averaging 10.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 21 minutes per game this season. However, he had been playing much better of late, averaging 18.2 points per game in his past seven games.

Ticket sellers tell Congress they'd support federal mandate to disclose all fees upfront
Three of the country's biggest ticket sellers told a congressional committee Wednesday that they would support a federal mandate to disclose "all-in" ticket prices, meaning ticketing fees would be revealed up front to fans, instead of only after a fan has entered personal information, the current industry-wide practice.

Sixers center Joel Embiid exits game with shoulder sprain
Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid left Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first quarter and was ruled out with a left shoulder sprain.

Eraser dust

Trump puts Mike Pence in charge of US coronavirus response - CNNPolitics
President Donald Trump on Wednesday placed Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the US government response to the novel coronavirus, amid growing criticism of the White House's handling of the outbreak.

Molson Coors employee says talking to a co-worker likely saved his life - CNN
Employee Randy Chenoweth was headed home after work when gunshots rang out at the Molson Coors complex in Milwaukee. Then he saw something tumble down the stairs.

Noel Gallagher Covers Fleetwood Mac At Peter Green Tribute: Watch - Stereogum
Gallagher sang “Sandy Mary,” “Love That Burns,” and “The World Keeps On Turning,” Gilmour played guitar on “Albatross,” Kirk Hammett appeared on “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown,” Neil Finn performed “Man Of The World,” and the night ended with an all-star rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s cover of Elmore James’ “Shake Your Moneymaker.” Watch some footage from the set below.

Kalispell won't change ordinance prohibiting homeless from sleeping in vehicles
KALISPELL — The City of Kalispell will not change its stance on motor vehicle lodging, which does not allow homeless people to sleep in their cars.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Cribbage culture alive and well in the Flathead
It may not be the fastest-paced or most popular card game around, but for many players around the Flathead Valley, cribbage is king.