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His brand of gum, doublemint. Trying to double your fun, eh Bart? Well, I’ll double your detention. I wish someone was around to hear that...

Greg Niemuth of Eau Claire searched along the Yellow river around 15 avenue near highway 25 just north of town for missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs Tuesday October 23, 2018 in Barron, WIS. ] Jerry Holt • Jerry.holt@startribune.com

The Rock Chalkboard

Kansas AD Sheahon Zenger signs extension, vows to fix football | CollegeFootballTalk
Zenger did not hire Bill Self, but he did hire Charlie Weis, which cost KU more than $5.6 million in buyout money after he was fired for going 6-22 leading the Jayhawks from 2012-14.

Sophomore DB Kenny Logan 'coming along' for KU football defense
“Man Kenny Logan, he’s coming along,” said Mayberry. “He’s come a long way. He’s another guy, I wanna say he and Duece [Mayberry] are tied for leading the camp in interceptions. He’s just going and getting the football. That’s one of his outstanding traits. He goes and gets the ball tracked. He’s an outstanding corner.”

Sam Burt sees 'a lot of improvements' on KU's defensive line
Burt, who lettered in powerlifting, track and wrestling at Abilene High School, walked-on for KU football in 2017. It wasn’t until last season that Les Miles awarded Burt with a scholarship in a team meeting. Now, the 6-foot-4, 293-pound defensive lineman steps into a veteran role for a defense that he says is rapidly improving.

How the blue bloods can finish off strong in 2021
The Jayhawks are off to a solid start having already secured two top 100 prospects in the 2021 class with KJ Adams and Zach Clemence. Right now, their board consists of a handful of prospects including some top priorities in JD Davison, Hunter Sallis, Daimion Collins and Arthur Kaluma.

2022 WR/TE Max Reese hears from several power-five programs
“One thing that stood out to me was the amount of text I received at 12:01,” Reese told Illini Inquirer. “All of the coaches I spoke to were very nice and genuine people. I plan to approach this recruiting process day by day and choose the school that I feel is the best fit for me and the school that shows major interest in me as well.”

Bits o Chalk

Clemson's Dabo Swinney: CFP shouldn't wait for Big Ten, Pac-12
Dabo Swinney said Thursday that he'd be thrilled to see the Big Ten and Pac-12 get back on the field sooner rather than later, an option that seems to have some traction in recent days, but the Clemson coach doesn't want to see the College Football Playoff wait for those leagues to play catch-up.

Source: Indianapolis Colts make Ryan Kelly NFL's highest-paid center
Kelly, 27, won't have to worry about playing anywhere else anytime soon after he signed a four-year, $50 million extension that includes $34 million guaranteed with the Colts, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Grizzlies guard Ja Morant wins NBA Rookie of Year over Kendrick Nunn, Zion Williamson
"Man, it's a blessing," Morant said on TNT's "Inside The NBA" pregame show Wednesday night before the Boston Celtics played the Toronto Raptors. "I'm definitely honored. I put a lot of work in, day in and day out. This journey has been rough but, you know, in the end it's all paying off. I still have a lot more work to do, but for guys, kids who are not heavily recruited right now, this gives them hope."

Jaylen Brown calls Celtics' last-second loss to Raptors a 'disgrace'
But after Raptors forward OG Anunoby shook free for a stunning buzzer-beating 3-pointer that saw Toronto escape with a heart-stopping 104-103 victory, Celtics forward Jaylen Brown didn't attempt to hide his disgust over allowing the Raptors to survive -- and remain in the series as a result.

Washington Football Team releases veteran RB Adrian Peterson
Peterson, 35, rushed for 1,940 yards and 12 touchdowns in two seasons with Washington. He missed one game, when then-coach Jay Gruden made him a healthy inactive for the 2019 season opener

Eraser Dust

Trump ‘Swears on Whatever’ He Never Called Slain Soldiers ‘Losers’
President Trump says he’s ready to “swear on whatever” that he never called slain American service members “losers” or dissed Sen. John McCain. In late-night tweets on Thursday, the president claimed a story by The Atlantic about him mocking U.S. service members killed in combat was nothing more than a plot by “jealous failures” to sabotage his chances in the Nov. 3 election.

Oasis Reissue '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' for 25th Anniversary - Rolling Stone
Oasis will mark the 25th anniversary of their second LP (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? with a limited edition vinyl reissue.

White US professor admits she has pretended to be Black for years | World news | The Guardian
A seasoned activist and professor of African American history at George Washington University has been pretending to be Black for years, despite actually being a white woman from Kansas City.

Real Estate Market Trends - Flathead Beacon
Back in March (and two updates in July), we looked at the median list price per square foot by month listed, over the past five years, for the major cities across the Flathead. We focused upon the volume sweet spot of homes listed for prices between $250,000 and $499,999. Let’s update the charts to show data through July (August numbers weren’t available until after my submission deadline). The printed Beacon allows only one chart – so we will print the Flathead County chart; the online Beacon will also have an animated GIF, showing all of the major cities.

Nearly 700 members of extended Chiefs family receive Super Bowl rings - Arrowhead Pride
According to a tweet from Kansas City Chiefs president Mark Donovan sent on Thursday night, nearly 700 members of what he called the “extended Chiefs family” will be receiving Super Bowl rings.