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Countdown to KU football: The season outlook for Pooka Williams
First, going back to the record books, our Carlos Peterson put together a story in July looking at where Williams could finish on the all-time rushing list. He's only around 1,700 yards shy of first, meaning if he plays out two seasons, he'll likely retire as the all-time KU rushing leader. However, Williams could depart after his junior season and head to the NFL Draft if he so chooses.

KU football could still face Southern Illinois despite MVFC news
However, per a Southern Illinois release, the game against UT Martin has already been rescheduled, while the game against the Jayhawks is "likely to change" dates — though there were no specifics as to whether or not it will still happen. So the Jayhawks could still very well matchup with the Salukis in a matter of weeks.

Checking in on former KU basketball players in the NBA bubble
Embiid capped off the week for Jayhawks in the NBA against the Orlando Magic by posting 22 points and 13 rebounds. Embiid is maintaining his level of play in the bubble. He opened with 41 points against the Pacers back on Aug. 1 and hasn’t scored less than 27 points in a game outside of Friday's contest.

Brylan Green sees 'once in a lifetime opportunity' with KU offer
"Oh yeah, he was the first to call," Green, a 5-9, 160-pound defensive back, told Phog.net. "He FaceTimed me all happy, congratulating me."

Eraser Dust

10 Genre TV Shows Where the First Season Was the Best Season
These are our picks of the 10 genre TV shows where the first season was the best of them all. Sometimes, it was because the showrunners failed to come up with a solid game plan beyond the debut, or maybe the series just failed to match the hype and buzz of its origins. In one case, it was actually because of forces outside of their control. No matter the cause, the result was the same: A series that started well but failed to capture the same amount of lightning in their bottles.

Second Stimulus Check Passage Delayed Again By $600 Unemployment Extension Clash
Tense negotiations between White House officials and Democratic leaders today over the next coronavirus stimulus package appear to have stalled again. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office after another marathon meeting without any agreement. “Unfortunately we did not make any progress,” Mnuchin told reporters. Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, who was also part of the meeting echoed Mnuchin’s sentiments saying “it was a disappointing meeting.”

Barbecue tips for home cooks, according to a pitmaster - Insider
For chicken thighs, Horn recommends seasoning them the day before you plan to cook, letting the meat sit in a foil pan with foil covering the top. When it comes time to load the grill, Horn first places the thighs directly over a flame until they get some color before moving them away from the flame so they take on a smokiness as well. Sitting a bowl of water or can of beer on the grill will add moisture, he said.

“Yellowstone” series to move filming, production to Missoula and western Montana
The popular “Yellowstone” series featuring Kevin Costner announced Friday it plans to move its production to the Missoula Valley and surrounding locations later this month.

Jerry Falwell Jr. to take an indefinite leave of absence
Jerry Falwell Jr., the controversial president and chancellor of Liberty University, agreed to take an "indefinite leave of absence" from his role, according to a statement Friday from the evangelical Christian university. CNN's Tom Foreman reports this comes after a strange vacation photo drew sharp criticism.

Bigfork church vandalized overnight | KECI
The vandals spray-painted the exterior walls with the numbers 666 and rearranged the letters on their sign to say, “Crossroads serves Satan.”

Kalispell superintendent to recommend face masks for middle, high school students | KECI
It currently states face masks are required for staff when unable to maintain social distancing. It also says masks are strongly encouraged and may be required for students.

Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally draws thousands - Chicago Tribune
The rally could become one of the largest public gatherings since the pandemic began, with organizers expecting 250,000 people from all over the country to make their way through Sturgis during the 10-day event. That would be roughly half the number of previous years, but local residents — and a few bikers — worry that the crowds could create a “super-spreader” event.