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Notebook: What to Look for as KU Football Season Edges Closer

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The Rock Chalkboard

Every Big 12 team's conference record since 2010
As a 10-member institution, the Big 12 is the only Power 5 conference that uses a round-robin schedule -- there are no divisions -- and depending on the results of the regular season, winning the conference may very well entail defeating the same school for the second time in a single season. You're at least going to face an opponent, should you reach the Big 12 Championship Game, that you already played against earlier in the season.

Jeff Long: KU providing 'safe path forward' for football season
"I’ve got to tell you, my spirits were lifted," the KU athletic director said. "It made all the work behind the scenes here even that much more worthwhile once I saw those young men sitting 10 feet apart with masks on spread out throughout the indoor. It was a great start, a good meeting. Got to share some information with them and could tell they were excited to play college football."

Countdown to KU football: A picture is worth 1,000 words
No, don't be alarmed. While there's no question I love writing longform and blowing past the 1,000-word mark, in this case I'm bringing up the expression "a picture is worth 1,000 words" simply for emphasis

2022 DB Jordan Allen: 'Kansas is one of my favorite schools'
"Kansas is one of my favorite schools," Allen told Phog.net. "To get an offer is really big for me."

Analysis: DaJon Terry could be key to 2020 KU run defense
Calling KU football defensive tackle DaJon Terry a “big man” wouldn’t do justice for those who haven’t seen him. At 6-foot-4, 345 pounds, Terry is built bigger than most NFL defensive lineman. But given Terry's sheer size, the Jayhawks feel his build fits perfectly into their front seven.

Scouting Sunday: 4-star 2022 SF Gradey Dick more than a shooter
Gradey Dick will be making a change this year and facing an uptick in competition at the high school level. The four-star wing made the decision to transfer from Wichita Collegiate to nearby Sunrise Christian (Kan.), joining a star-studded team that includes four-star KU commit Zach Clemence (power forward), five-star Baylor commit Kendall Brown (small forward) and five-star Tennessee commit Kennedy Chandler (point guard).

Scouting Sunday: 4-star 2022 SF Gradey Dick more than a shooter
Gradey Dick will be making a change this year and facing an uptick in competition at the high school level. The four-star wing made the decision to transfer from Wichita Collegiate to nearby Sunrise Christian (Kan.), joining a star-studded team that includes four-star KU commit Zach Clemence (power forward), five-star Baylor commit Kendall Brown (small forward) and five-star Tennessee commit Kennedy Chandler (point guard).

Bits o Chalk

Lakers' Rajon Rondo to clear quarantine Monday; no timetable for return
"I'm not sure exactly when he's going to be available to be in uniform," Vogel said on a video conference call Sunday. "We'll get him on the court and see where he's at. But no specific timetable yet on him."

Red Sox executive Chaim Bloom says team has 'a lot of work to do'
This isn't what any of us want," Bloom told The Boston Globe on Sunday. "There's a lot of work to do."

Man arrested on kidnapping charge at home of WWE star Sonya Deville
A man was arrested Sunday on a kidnapping charge at the home of WWE star Sonya Deville.

Eraser Dust

Kanye West weighs up who's better out of Guns N' Roses and Nirvana
“Nirvana was revolutionary, but they couldn’t have happened without GnR,” one Twitter user argued. “GnR was the link between the hair bands and grunge. They were the beginning of the end of the height of glam rock. Nirvana sealed the deal.”

Kalispell Veteran Chosen for Mortgage-Free Home - Flathead Beacon
But thanks to a collaboration between local development company Edge LLC and a Texas-based nonprofit organization, Operation Finally Home, Andrews now has a mortgage-free home in Kalispell, where he never wanted to leave in the first place.

Whitefish restaurant temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19 | KECI
A Whitefish restaurant closed Friday and Saturday, and planned to go to take-out only service next week after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

POLITICO Playbook: Bizarro convention week kicks off in … wherever - POLITICO
THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION begins tonight and … it doesn’t feel anything like it has in the past. There are no throngs of delegates, party faithful, press and hangers-on streaming into Milwaukee, where Democrats were supposed to gather this week to officially pick their next leader. Instead, we’re all still scattered across the country, stuck in our homes watching the whole bizarre spectacle on screens between 9 and 11 each night.

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