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Notebook: Kansas Offers New Recruits

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The Rock Chalkboard

Four-star 2022 CG Noah Shelby reacts to Kansas basketball offer
The 6-3, 175-pound prospect — ranked in the top 70 of the 247Sports Composite — has been in contact with a number of strong basketball programs, including a couple of Blue Bloods. At the moment, he told, "Kansas, Baylor, Memphis, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Cal and Stanford" have been the schools showing him the most interest. And he's been plenty busy dealing with an offer list that also includes the likes of Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Georgetown, Oklahoma State and Texas, among others.

10of12 Top 10: Oklahoma sits at the top, of course
Between the dual blights of COVID-19 and the big, mean Sun Belt Conference, the 2020 Big 12 football season is off to a humbling start. Well, not all of the league's member institutions have started their seasons. TCU and Baylor did not log a non-conference game due to the cancelations, with Baylor managing to cancel two games in two weeks. That's less than ideal for new Bears coach Dave Aranda but probably less painful than opening their season with a loss to a Sun Belt opponent most expected you to beat.

Week 4 college football betting lines released
The Week 4 slate features three head-to-head matchups between top 25 teams in the Associated Press Poll, including an SEC clash between No. 8 Auburn and No. 23 Kentucky, an ACC matchup between No. 21 Pittsburgh and No. 24 Louisville, and No. 14 Cincinnati playing host to No. 22 Army in a non-conference matchup.

Analysis: Behind the scenes of Jayden Jones' recruitment
The Jayhawks did well to establish themselves with Jones throughout their recruitment of him. Earlier in the month, Jones told he was strongly leaning toward the Jayhawks, citing several reasons:

'One of a kind': Api Mane a unique personality for KU football
"Api Mane, I would say Api Mane," Johnson said, asked about the topic of trash talk. "We're doing plays. I hear him messing around with [defensive tackle] Sam [Burt], just slapping him, doing whatever he wants. It's funny."

Bits o Chalk

Bryson DeChambeau wins U.S. Open for first major title
That's how he plays the game. And for skeptics who said that wouldn't work in a U.S. Open at Winged Foot, just look at that shiny silver trophy he kissed, and the record score he posted Sunday in a six-shot victory.

New England Patriots RB James White inactive after father killed in car crash
New England Patriots running back James White's father, Tyrone, died in a car accident Sunday, the Broward County (Florida) Sheriff's Office said in a news release. White was inactive for the team's 35-30 road loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Deion Sanders announces he'll be Jackson State's next head football coach
"It's very big for Jackson State University," athletic director Ashley Robinson said, according to the Clarion Ledger's transcription. "Not only for Jackson State University, this is very big for the country right now. Very big for the state of Mississippi. To Coach Prime, Jackson State University -- a blue blood program full of Hall of Famers -- it's just a great time."

Anthony Davis channels Kobe Bryant with game-winning 3 to put Lakers up 2-0 in West finals
"Obviously, we're representing him," said Davis, who scored 10 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter. "Especially in those jerseys. It's his jersey, one he created, and any time we put it on, we want to win."

Red-hot Russell Wilson tosses five TDs in Seahawks' win - 'Definitely in the zone'
"Definitely in the zone," Wilson said. "Locked in. Focused. Dialed in. My teammates are too. It's a great group of men, like I said. I've been ready to play since the last time we had our last game in Green Bay [where Seattle's season ended in the divisional round]. Every day it's my mindset, just my performance, team and everything else, just everything that we put into it is just getting ready and trying to be great.

Eraser Dust

US coronavirus: More than half of states are reporting more new cases as the country nears 200,000 deaths - CNN
The United States is closing in on the somber milestone of 200,000 deaths from Covid-19 as more than half of states are reporting a rise in cases.

ByteDance says it will own 80% of TikTok US, refutes $5 billion taxes claim
Beijing-based ByteDance said it would own a majority stake in the new TikTok Global in the U.S., appearing to contradict President Donald Trump’s claims the deal has “nothing to do with China.”

A Nebraska bar owner who was indicted in the fatal shooting of a protester has died by suicide - CNN
A Nebraska bar owner who was indicted by a grand jury last week in the fatal shooting of a Black protester has died by suicide, his attorney Stu Dornan announced during a news conference Sunday.

Kalispell man donates over 16,000 masks to Flathead community

"I bought a sewing machine and we fabric and we made masks, he said. "Back in April, we were able to give to our community about 4,000 masks."

Flathead Food Bank to reopen next week after staffer tests positive for COVID-19 | KECI
"Flathead Food Bank recently had an office staff test positive for COVID-19, remaining staff were tested and have all tested negative," a Facebook post made Friday noted. "The staff involved did not have contact with the food and we are glad it is an isolated incident. Please know that if you have received food from us there is no concern of exposure and you do not need to be tested. After following the Flathead City-County Health Department guidelines to quarantine we will return to our favorite job of feeding our neighbor’s on Tuesday, September 22."