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The Rock Chalkboard

Les Miles grateful Pooka Williams given extra week to recover
"I think Pooka still has a lot of Pooka Magic in his business," Miles said on the show. "I saw him in the building [Wednesday], and really running around was exactly what he was doing. We've got to settle him down and not let him be too busy."

Twitter accounts for Kansas football, basketball fans to follow
With the 2020 college football season underway and the 2020-21 hoops season drawing nearer and nearer, we've compiled a list of Twitter accounts you should be following to keep up with everything going on with your Jayhawk teams.

Stock up for Kansas edge commit Deldrick Withers
The monthly update of the 247Sports rankings occurred Wednesday, and that update brought a bump in the rankings for Kansas three-star defensive end commit Deldrick Withers. Previously rated a high three-star with a grade of 87, Withers got a bump to an 88 grade, which puts him 33rd nationally among 2021 strong-side defensive end prospects.

2022 center Mor Seck up to four offers
“I run fast, can post up, block shots and rebound,” Seck said. “I want to improve my dribbling and my shot. That’s what I’m working on right now.”

Bits o Chalk

Minnesota Twins' Josh Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt at plate after homer
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.

New York Yankees hit 5 homers in inning for first time in franchise history
With the score tied at 2-2, Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit homered on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning from the Toronto Blue Jays' Chase Anderson on Thursday night. Voit's home run was his major league-leading 20th.

Shaun Wade says he's returning to play for Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade announced on SportsCenter that he's returning to play for the Buckeyes this season after declaring for the NFL draft on Sept. 14.

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James has nothing but respect for resilient Denver Nuggets
"Very resilient, very confident, very driven, very well-coached team," James said after practice Thursday when asked about Denver. "It takes a lot of energy, effort, a lot of desperation to be able to come back from a 3-1 deficit. They did it twice. So the respect level is out of this world for what we have for this ballclub. That's how we're going into this series: understanding what they're capable of, where they stand."

Boston Celtics downplay locker room frustrations following loss to Miami Heat
Smart left the locker room yelling, "Y'all on some bulls---," according to Andrews, and there were several loud clanks -- like someone throwing things -- coming from inside it, while several players, beyond just Smart, were yelling.

Eraser Dust

Our Favorite Britpop Icons Are Turning Into Anti-Maskers and It's Embarrassing
Noel Gallagher isn't the only Britpop-slash-Madchester-era musician to bring out his bad takes lately. Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown has gone the kind of bonkers that can only be expressed in ALL CAPS tweets. In (fortunately) infrequent tweets, he has written "NO LOCKDOWN NO TESTS NO TRACKS NO MASKS NO VAX," and "YOU WONT BE PEPPER SPRAYIN MY KIDS OR SHOOTIN YOUR POISON INTO THEIR BODIES ."

Big changes possible for downtown Kalispell parking lot | KECI
“I think it would be a great idea. We either have to move our cars every two hours on Main Street, or we have to park in the banking area, where they don’t like us to park, or we have to get a permit to park here. So, it’s just a huge headache for anyone who is living here,” Kalispell resident Aliah Sabeh said.

Trump administration to ban Americans from downloading TikTok, WeChat | Fox Business
The Trump administration announced Friday morning that it will ban Chinese-owned messaging and payment app WeChat effective Sunday and block new downloads of video-sharing app TikTok on the same day.

Trump calls for 'patriotic education,' says anti-racism teachings are 'child abuse'
President Donald Trump accused schools of teaching students "hateful lies about this country" and said he would be taking steps to "restore patriotic education" as he continued his opposition to efforts to raise awareness about racial inequalities.

Trump Launches 'Patriotic Education’ Commission, Calls 1619 Project 'Ideological Poison’
At the White House Conference on American History, Trump took aim at the 1619 Project, a series of essays in the New York Times re-examining America’s legacy of slavery which has become a common foil for right-wing politicians, calling it “ideological poison” that will “dissolve the civic bonds” of America.