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Notebook: Big 12 Approves 10 Game Schedule

Sir, if you’d just quiet down, I’d be happy to treat you to a garbage bag full of popcorn

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KU basketball announces makeup game after Harvard cancelation
On Monday, the KU program announced it was adding Stephen F. Austin to the 2020-21 schedule. Assuming games do indeed happen this year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the game will be played on Tues., Dec. 29. It will be the Jayhawks' final non-conference game outside of the Big 12/SEC Challenge, which is set for Jan. 30.

New Crystal Ball pick logged for D'Marion Alexander
I have logged a new Crystal Ball pick in the recruitment of 3-star defensive end D'Marion Alexander, who has set his commitment date for Wed., Aug 12, at 8:10 p.m. CT. That pick is for the Kansas Jayhawks to bring in a top target.

Bill Self: Marcus Garrett 'really working at' improving shot
A returning starter and 2019-20 Naismith national defensive player of the year, Garrett, of course, would be expected to play a large role in his senior season. But after a game at Oklahoma in his junior year — one KU played without Devon Dotson — Garrett impressed and Self gave him his vote of confidence as the 2020-21 KU point guard.

Countdown to KU football (25): Roundtable projects 2020 record
Well, we have a good idea about the number of games KU will play in 2020 — or at least how many games will be on the schedule.

Big 12 officially announces new scheduling format for 2020
The Big 12 Board of Directors today announced that Conference football programs will play a “9+1” schedule for the 2020 season consisting of nine conference games and one non-conference home opponent.

Rapid takeaways from the Big 12's 2020 schedule announcement
t took nearly a month, but we finally know how each Power Five conference will handle its 2020 football schedule with the Big 12’s announcement Monday evening that it will utilize a 10-game model: its normal round-robin format and an additional non-conference game. The Big 12 title game will be held either Dec. 12 or 19.

Kansas offers pair from SoCal program
Duffy is a national recruit and the No. 142 player in the 247Sports Composite. He will be a four-year starter at Rancho Verde and has been putting up big numbers since his freshman season. In two years, Duffy has already thrown for 5,552 yards and 66 touchdowns while completing over 70% of his passes.

Bits o Chalk

Derek Jeter blames Miami Marlins coronavirus outbreak on 'false sense of security'
"The entire traveling party got a little too comfortable," Jeter said Monday.

New Orleans Pelicans extend Zion Williamson to 25 minutes, closing time of win
"I felt alive again," Williamson told ESPN's Malika Andrews. "My competitive spirit was there, and I'm glad Coach and the whole team trusted me to finish the game out."

Atlanta Braves ace Mike Soroka done for season with torn Achilles
The two-time defending National League East champion Atlanta Braves took a huge blow when young pitching star Mike Soroka was lost for the season Monday night after tearing his right Achilles tendon against the New York Mets.

Dana White says Conor McGregor won't fight again in 2020
"This year, he is retired," White said on the "My Mom's Basement" podcast. "He doesn't have a fight this year, and he won't have a fight this year. Conor McGregor will not fight in 2020. ... I guarantee he will not fight in 2020."

eraser dust

Trump: Microsoft should pay 'key money' to Treasury for TikTok deal
President Donald Trump said Monday that it could be easier if Microsoft were to buy Chinese-owned TikTok in its entirety, rather than a small part of the social video app, because the name would be split across two companies, and suggested the company should pay the U.S. Treasury as part of the deal.

Dr. Birx: Wear Masks at Home with High-Risk Individuals |
“But more importantly, if you're in multi-generational households, and there's an outbreak in your rural area or in your city, you need to really consider wearing a mask at home,” she added.

This Second Stimulus Check Would Pay The Most
Are $1,200 second stimulus checks the best option?

Remediation Work Planned After Lead Discovered in Water at Kalispell Elementary School - Flathead Beacon
Thirty-six of the 57 fixtures tested at Hedges Elementary School in Kalispell produced water with unsafe levels of lead, according to a report released by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and Kalispell Public Schools on July 28.

Socially Distanced ‘Hoot from Home’ Fundraiser Supports Whitefish Trail - Flathead Beacon
The trail challenge allowed supporters to log miles alone or in socially distanced groups. However, the Whitefish Trail Hootenanny has gained popularity as a raucous downtown music festival, and try as they might, organizers couldn’t divine a responsible way to move forward with the event.