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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Preparing for Texas Tech

Hmm. Clean house. No silverfish. Could’ve been very happy here

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The Rock Chalkboard

KU women's golf finishes 6th at final fall tournament |
The Kansas women’s golf team shot its lowest round of the fall season on Sunday, firing a 5-under 283 in the final round of the Ron Moore Intercollegiate at the Denver Golf Club at Highlands Ranch.

IARP timeline in Kansas basketball infractions case includes key developments but few details from past 16 months |
The remaining 29 entries fall under the heading “Investigation” and the most notable of those appears to be correspondence from KU and legal counsel for head coach Bill Self in May regarding the “appearance of a conflict of interest.” No further details were given and the IARP’s Complex Case Unit responded to those inquiries within a week.

'Stay the course': Leipold and coordinators trusting rebuilding philosophies amid KU football losing streak |
The Kansas football team’s current four-game losing streak isn’t the first such skid head coach Lance Leipold has encountered while trying to rebuild an FBS program. And some of the philosophies Leipold and his longtime coordinators leaned on at Buffalo a few years ago, they expect, will work for the Jayhawks, too.

Bits o Chalk

NFL selects 3 German cities to bid to host regular-season game
"We had eight expressions of interest from eight different cities, and when we went through the dossiers of those cities we narrowed it down to three that we felt had the stadium to host it, which is an important part, the capacity and infrastructure to host," Brett Gosper, NFL head of Europe and UK, told ESPN. "Those three cities stood out in that sense."

Los Angeles Dodgers thwarted by 'crazy' wind as San Francisco Giants take Game 3 thanks to Evan Longoria HR
With none on, two outs and the Dodgers trailing by a run, Lux unleashed his best swing on an up-and-away, 99 mph fastball from the young, electric Camilo Doval and produced a 107 mph line drive with a 22-degree launch angle -- a batted ball with an expected batting average of .890, the type that resulted in a home run about half the time this season.

Ben Simmons surprises 76ers by reporting to Philadelphia, sources say
After staying away for two weeks to start the NBA preseason, 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons reported to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Monday night -- much to the surprise of an organization that had expected him later in the week, sources told ESPN.

Jon Gruden resigns as Las Vegas Raiders head coach after report of anti-gay, misogynistic language used in emails
"I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction," Gruden said in a statement Monday night. "Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I'm sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone."

Eraser Dust

House to vote to extend debt ceiling through early December - CNNPolitics
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned lawmakers that the federal government will likely run out of cash by October 18 unless Congress raises the debt ceiling, setting up a ticking clock and high stakes. Congress may not even have that long to act since the deadline is more of a best-guess estimate than a set-in-stone deadline. That dynamic intensified pressure on Democrats and Republicans to reach a deal to address the debt limit.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans coronavirus vaccine mandates in executive order - The Washington Post
The order says it is intended to protect citizens who are reluctant to get the vaccine for religious or medical reasons, including prior recovery from covid-19, from losing their jobs.

Showing off weapons, North Korea's Kim Jong Un vows to build 'invincible' military
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed a rare exhibition of weapons systems and vowed to build an “invincible” military, as he accused the United States of creating tensions and not taking action to prove it has no hostile intent toward the North, state media reported Tuesday.

Colorado wildlife officials remove tire from elk’s neck after two years - The Washington Post
Wildlife officials first spotted the tire-yoked elk in 2019. They spent more than two years trying to free him.

What sea level rise will do to famous American sites, visualized | Climate crisis | The Guardian
Meeting the most ambitious goals of the Paris climate agreement could reduce the sea level rise exposure by roughly half. But the world is not on course to limiting global warming to 1.5C (2.7F), as outlined in the 2015 Paris agreement. Based on current emissions, the Earth is expected to reach and even exceed 3C (5.4F) warming by 2100.

Farm Hands Nourish the Flathead Grows Role in Schools - Flathead Beacon
At the farmers market each week, local residents would visit the Farm Hands Nourish the Flathead (FHNF) booth to express their concerns in person. Even school administrators said they were worried about the future of the Wildcat school garden at Columbia Falls Junior High, which has long served as a teaching opportunity for students.