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Notebook: Kansas Mauls the Phone Lines on Recruiting Day

Although we can’t reach the boy, we can freeze him with liquid nitrogen so that future generations can rescue him

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The Rock Chalkboard

Tennessee, Iowa State, Missouri among offers for DJ Wesolak
On September 1st, the first day schools could initiate contact with the 2022 class, Boonville (Mo.) linebacker-defensive end DJ Wesolak was offered by Kansas and Iowa State. That added to existing offers from Akron and Tennessee for the 6-foot-5, 225-pound recruit.

Brock Burns 'heard from almost everyone' on KU's staff Tuesday
"I think I've heard from almost everyone on staff," joked Burns of a busy day of texts from KU coaches.

KU football lands in top 5 of 3-star edge rusher Mandela Tobin
Three-star 2021 edge rusher Mandela Tobin has released his top five schools. The Kansas Jayhawks were among those who made the cut for the 6-4, 270-pound defensive end out of San Diego, Calif.

Bits o Chalk

Serena Williams breezes, Venus Williams falls as both claim US Open records
Serena Williams began her latest attempt to win a 24th Grand Slam singles trophy by beating Kristie Ahn in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday. Things didn't go as smoothly for her sister, as Venus Williams lost in the first round of the event for the first time in 22 attempts.

Source: Alvin Kamara to return to practice Wednesday amid contract negotiations with Saints
Alvin Kamara will be back at practice with the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, and the two sides will continue working toward a long-term contract extension, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Appreciative Kemba Walker making most of first trip to second round as Celtics take 2-0 lead on Raptors
So it came as little surprise that Walker, after hitting the two biggest shots of the game to lift Boston to a 102-99 victory Tuesday over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal, was grinning from ear to ear in The Field House at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Donovan Mitchell 'in shock' after Game 7 loss, but says 'this is just the beginning' for Jazz
Only minutes after Donovan Mitchell was lying facedown on the court inside AdventHealth Arena, he plopped himself down in front of a video camera, his eyes still red from tears he shed after his Utah Jazz saw their season end Tuesday night with a heartbreaking 80-78 loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 of their first-round NBA playoff series.

Penguins overcome slow stretch to edge Predators in Game 1 -
The defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins went without a shot for virtually two periods of Monday night's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, but a superb stretch for the Nashville Predators' defense was not enough to stop Steel City from celebrating Memorial Day with a victory, as the Pens used a couple of last-minute scores to down the Preds, 5-3.

eraser dust

Coronavirus vaccine should go to health workers first, committee recommends - CNN
Any new coronavirus vaccine, once approved, should be allocated to people in the US in four phases with first responders and high-risk workers in health care facilities at the front of the line, an independent committee recommended Tuesday.

Each State's Favorite Junk Food, Mapped | Mental Floss
It turns out Americans have local favorites when it comes to packaged junk food, too. Career advice website Zippia recently examined Google Trends data to find out which snack foods were popular in which states.

What every state is best known for - Insider
Here's what every state is best known for.

Map Of Each State's Favorite Potato Dish (Spoilers: Casseroles And Fries Abound) - Zippia
If you’re stumped on what potato to celebrate with, rest your head, we found each state’s potato dish of choice.

Liam Gallagher reveals his third solo album is coming next year
In response, Gallagher said: “Nxt year but I’ll give you a little tune this year to cheer youse up.” You can see that exchange above.

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