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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Preparing for Texas Tech

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Hot prospect Kingsbury brings small-town history, big offensive resume and movie star looks to USC Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

Speedy WR Trevor Wilson giving KU football offense a vertical threat |
Any modern college football offense worth its salt needs a deep threat receiver to stretch the field and force opposing defenses to cover more ground. That’s why the emergence of Trevor Wilson as a legitimate downfield target has been so important for Kansas.

Remy Martin named preseason Big 12 player of the year; Agbaji, McCormack also first teamers |
Newcomer Remy Martin on Wednesday was named the Big 12 preseason player of the year by the league’s coaches and he was joined on the six-man first team by KU seniors Ochai Agbaji and David McCormack.

Kansas men's golf takes 6th at Big 12 Match Play |
In the Jayhawks’ final match of pool play against their Sunflower State rivals, seniors Callum Bruce and Harry Hillier entered the final hole of their matches trailing their K-State counterparts by one. Both were able to win the 18th hole to halve the match, giving Kansas a 2-1-3 over the Wildcats.

KU soccer's Brie Severns earns national player of the week honor |
The sophomore from Lee's Summit, Mo., who scored the game-winning goal against both No. 9 West Virginia and No. 23 Baylor last week, was named The United Soccer Coaches' national player of the week for Division I on Wednesday.

Bits o Chalk

Top-50 prospect Jett Howard commits to play for dad Juwan Howard with Michigan Wolverines
"It was really hard. Harder than most people think," Howard told ESPN. "I took visits and really liked the places and coaches. As of a few days ago, I was unsure. My mom and aunt played a big role as they came on the visits. They helped put things into perspective."

United States vs. Costa Rica - Football Match Report - October 13, 2021 - ESPN
U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter changed his lineup significantly, inserting goalkeeper Zack Steffen among nine changes to the starting 11 following Sunday's 1-0 loss away to Panama as his team looked to pick up a needed three points against a veteran Costa Rica team.

Kyrie Irving says decision to remain unvaccinated is 'about being true to what feels good for me'
"The financial consequences, I know I do not want to even do that," Irving said. "But it is reality that in order to be in New York City, in order to be on a team, I have to be vaccinated. I chose to be unvaccinated, and that was my choice, and I would ask you all to just respect that choice.

Chicago vs. Phoenix - Game Recap - October 13, 2021 - ESPN
As Game 2 of the WNBA Finals wound toward a tight finish, the Phoenix Mercury looked to the player recently named the greatest in the WNBA's 25-year history.

Eraser Dust

Bow-and-Arrow Attack in Norway Treated as Apparent Terrorist Attack - The New York Times
The police said that they had contacted the suspect, a 37-year-old Danish citizen who is believed to have killed five people, over concerns that he had been radicalized.

Trump Says Republicans Won't Vote in Midterms, 2024 Election if 2020 Fraud Isn't 'Solved'
Former President Donald Trump believes Republicans will sit out the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential election, of which he may be a contender, if the fraud he believes occurred during the 2020 election isn't "solved."

The pandemic has driven many Americans to delay health care : Shots - Health News : NPR
Last month, Chelsea Titus, a 40-year-old mother of one in Boise, Idaho, needed surgery to relieve severe pain from endometriosis. But hospitals there are so full of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients that doctors told her she'd have to wait.

‘Squid Game’ Was HoYeon Jung’s First-Ever Acting Role—Here’s How Much She Was Paid
Of course, Jung’s perspective on life isn’t the only positive change to come from starring in Squid Game. HoYeon Jung’s net worth saw a boost thanks to her salary in the series, which is estimated to have been around a “few hundred thousand Taiwan dollars” per episode, according to Today Online, which is roughly equivalent to several thousand US dollars.

COLA 2022: Social Security benefits will be increased by 5.9% next year | Marca
Recipients of social security payments in the United States are set to see a boost in the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2022.