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The Rock Chalkboard

PFF: Former Jayhawk Chris Harris a top-15 NFL player of 2010s
"Chris Harris went from an undrafted rookie to a slot corner to a corner who played outside on base downs before kicking inside to cover the slot in sub-packages to a corner who only played outside, all over the course of the decade. Only [Richard] Sherman has a higher PFF grade over the decade than Harris, and his best seasons are on a par with anything from any other superstar at the position."

KU targets Tederian Blair, Travelle Anderson attacking offseason
"We work out every day," noted 2022 offensive guard Tederian Blair of he and Gosnell (Ark.) teammate Travelle Anderson, a 2022 running back. "He was pumped [when I was offered] because since we were kids we’ve always talked about eventually going to the same school playing together. So when he found out I got the offer, he was just excited for me. He was being a great teammate."

'Old school' 2021 DT Melvin Swindle breaks down top schools
Both are prevalent on Swindle's high school film, which includes tape of the near 280-pound lineman lead blocking in the open field and stuffing runs in the A-gap. Swindle's basketball background could contribute to his mobility as a football player. In addition to the two-state titles he won on the football field, Swindle was on a state-winning basketball team at Heritage Hall.

Washington OG Koli Faaiu breaks down his final five
Kansas: "Kansas, I’ve had a relationship with them ever since my sophomore year and I’ve always been interested in them and their football program."

KU Athletics announces pay cuts, furloughs for staff members
According to the email, obtained by on Wednesday, the move will save the athletic department approximately $650,000. That will help protect against an anticipated "10%-20% shortfall due to lack of revenue, even if football and men's basketball seasons are played without interruption," the email from Long read.

ESPN's Fran Fraschilla breaks down Devon Dotson
“Let’s take a look at a mini NBA scouting report of Devon Dotson, one of the most productive sophomores in Kansas basketball history,” Fraschilla said in the preview. “Dotson is one of the fastest players in college basketball with the ability to get downhill. He’s got the toughness to finish in the lane over bigger players as well. Remember, this sophomore led the Big 12 in scoring at 18 a game."

Bits o Chalk

Trump to sign executive order on social media amid Twitter furor - POLITICO
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order aimed at social media companies Thursday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Wednesday evening, a move that comes as the president and his allies have escalated their allegations that companies like Twitter and Facebook stifle GOP voices.

NASBA proposes changes in CPA requirements | Accounting Today
“This is an important milestone in our CPA Evolution journey,” said NASBA chair Laurie Tish in a statement Tuesday. “Not only will these proposed revisions give us the platform we need to achieve the goals we outlined in the CPA Evolution Initiative, but they will result in more relevant and uniform education requirements.”

Man shot dead in Minneapolis amid protests over George Floyd death | US news | The Guardian
A man was shot dead amid further protests over the death of a black man whose neck was knelt on by a white police officer, with demonstrators rocking parts of Minneapolis for a second night on Wednesday.

'Unbelievable devastation': 1 dead as Floyd protests boil over again | MPR News
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey did the same, telling a CNN interviewer just before 9 p.m., “I’m imploring our city, I’m imploring our community. This is on all of us — our police officers, our community, all of us right now — to keep the peace.”

Peter Manfredonia, UConn student wanted for murder, caught in Maryland
Connecticut State Police said Manfredonia is wanted in the machete killing of 62-year-old Ted DeMers and wounding of another man in Willington on Friday. Manfredonia went to another man's home, held him hostage and stole his guns and truck, then drove about 70 miles southwest to Derby, Connecticut, state police said.

Discover Kalispell sees strong rebooking for COVID-19 canceled events
Sh told MTN News that Kalispell hotels and convention centers used for group meetings have been flexible with rearranging dates going forward.

Eraser Dust

Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard says play-in tourney plan 'would be perfect'
"I feel like a play-in tournament would be perfect, just because we actually were in striking distance and also had enough games to get in the playoffs," Lillard said Wednesday on ESPN's Jalen & Jacoby. "But to that point, if they did decide that we're just gonna go straight to the playoffs, obviously, we would all be disappointed.

What the new version of the NBA playoffs should look like
The NBA's cleanest method of resuming its season is to bring the 16 current playoff teams to its designated "campus," seed them as they are now -- eight East, eight West -- and play the NBA's normal postseason.

Sources - MLBPA to counter MLB proposal with more games, full prorated salaries
"After discussing the latest developments with the rest of the players there's no need to engage with MLB in any further compensation reductions," Scherzer wrote.

Mike Tyson and Henry Cejudo mix it up in AEW pro wrestling brawl with Chris Jericho
Tyson was involved in a storyline segment at the end of All Elite Wrestling's Dynamite show on Wednesday, which aired on TNT. He faced off with wrestling legend Chris Jericho on the live show in Jacksonville, Florida, in a continuation of a story that started 10 years ago in WWE.

Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony pushed to 2021, Jerry Colangelo says
"We're definitely canceling," Colangelo said. "It's going to have to be the first quarter of next year. We'll meet in a couple of weeks and look at the options of how and when and where."

Phil Mickelson wants annual 'Match' with likes of Stephen Curry, Michael Jordan
"I think you could showcase guys like Steph Curry and Michael Jordan or Tony Romo and Patrick Mahomes, who are all good golfers, elite talents and have great personalities," Mickelson told the Los Angeles Times in a column published Wednesday. "Those personalities are going to come out with this event. Or you could have someone who loves the game and is competitive but is really entertaining like Larry David and Bill Murray. I think that could shine."