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The Rock Chalkboard

2022 DE Nico Davillier 'stoked' about first offer from Kansas
Described as a tall defensive end who is "ATHLETIC" — in all caps — and "a monster on film," at least according to one tweet, 2022 Maumelle (Ark.) standout Nico Davillier has a little bit of bounce to him.

4-star SF Rylan Griffen talks Bill Self contact, hoops skillset
Rylan Griffen has been a busy man since things opened up for class-of-2022 prospects. By the time 12:30 p.m. or so rolled around on Monday, the first day coaches could reach out to 2022 recruits, Griffen had already heard directly from KU coach Bill Self, he told Phog.net.

Report: Kelly Oubre (knee) now expected to miss NBA resumption
On Wednesday, Stadium's Shams Charania reported that Oubre will likely not play in the remainder of the NBA season. Twenty-two NBA teams are expected to have eight regular season games apiece in Orlando when play resumes. To make the playoffs, a team either has to receive a top-eight seed or win a play-in series as a No. 9 seed who finishes the regular season within four games of the No. 8 seed.

Every Big 12 commit in the updated Top247 for 2021
It should be noted that verbal commitments are non-binding and prospects in the 2021 class won’t be able to make it official until the Division I Early Signing Period, which begins on Dec. 16, 2020, and ends on Dec. 18, 2020. Those who elect not to sign during the early period will be able to do so on National Signing Day on Feb. 3, 2021.

Bits o Chalk

MLB players view proposed 60-game schedule as too short, sources say
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association found themselves at odds again Wednesday following a face-to-face meeting between commissioner Rob Manfred and union executive director Tony Clark, tempering optimism about a potential return-to-play deal between the sides, sources told ESPN.

Shaquille O'Neal, Rob Gronkowski to host virtual party, fundraiser for social justice
Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski believe that not only is it time to advance the conversation about social injustices in America -- it's time to come together and heal.

Ara Zobayan, pilot in Kobe Bryant crash, might have been disoriented in fog, NTSB says
The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported the aircraft was ascending when it actually was heading for the ground, federal investigators said in documents released Wednesday.

NBA coaches' union says Orlando plan could 'severely jeopardize' future jobs
The National Basketball Coaches Association fears new league standards and guidelines that could bar team staffers in high-risk categories for the coronavirus from attending the NBA season's restart in Orlando, Florida, could "severely jeopardize" their future employment opportunities.

Eraser Dust

Montana Is Open, But For Now The Blackfeet Nation Is Closed : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
The Blackfeet Nation, whose reservation borders Glacier National Park, is maintaining a two-week quarantine order and lodging restrictions for non-residents. Restrictions are set to expire at the end of the month, but tribal leaders have already extended them once and could do so again. That uncertainty has businesses dependent on the roughly $110 million local tourism economy looking for ways to survive until next season.

Months before election, Trump finds himself at odds with most Americans' views - Reuters
Trump takes the less-popular side of issues that Americans right now say matter, such as the coronavirus pandemic and police reform, according to an analysis of Reuters/Ipsos polling data since March.

Bethel, Ohio protests: Black Lives Matter meets small town America
Henson, 78, figured they’d heard the same rumors she had, the ones about busloads of people coming to her town to join small Black Lives Matter protests on Sunday and Monday in Bethel, Ohio. Word was hundreds could be arriving from Cincinnati or Columbus or Detroit.

The Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida, is 'at risk of an imminent collapse,' the Coast Guard warns. - CNN
Part of a bridge in Florida is closed for repairs after a large crack appeared underneath, authorities said.

The Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart is "at risk of an imminent collapse," the US Coast Guard warned.

Police Funding, Second Amendment Discussed at Kalispell Council - Flathead Beacon
“We had intel that Black Lives Matter was coming in to town,” Kalispell resident Dennis Gomez said. “And also when Black Lives Matter comes into town, Antifa follows with them. Antifa are the rioters … We went to the war memorial; I am a veteran of Vietnam … We are here to protect our war memorial and our community.”