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Notebook: Kansas Feeling Good After Nearly Mauling Oklahoma

There’ll be no hospital then. I’ll tell the children

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The Rock Chalkboard

KU football freshman RB Devin Neal named Big 12's co-newcomer of the week |
“I felt like I had a lot of confidence and a lot of swagger out there that I was playing with,” said Neal, who finished with 23 carries, picked up three first downs on the ground and took one first-half run 44 yards.

'Holistic' success helped KU football defense exceed expectations vs. Oklahoma |
“It’s a holistic thing, and I think it always will be for us,” Leipold said of what he envisions for the program.

KU women's hoops locker room named in honor of legendary Kansas basketball coach Marian Washington |
A ceremony to unveil the new name of the Jayhawks’ quarters at Allen Fieldhouse — Marian E. Washington Women’s Basketball Suite — took place on Friday, with Washington, current coach Brandon Schneider, KU Athletic Director Travis Goff and members of the current and past KU teams in attendance.

Bits o Chalk

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs law restricting transgender student participation in school sports
"My heart is breaking all over again for our communities in Texas who have been tirelessly and fiercely fighting anti-transgender legislation session after session," said Anne Lieberman, director of policy and programs at Athlete Ally. "HB25 is yet another callous example of lawmakers passing legislation that bullies and targets kids who just want to play sports with their friends."

Draymond Green to buy another $5,000 bottle of wine on Joe Lacob's tab in honor of Stephen Curry's 75th team nod
"Steph just made the 75th anniversary team so y'all can call Joe this time and tell Joe that we about to go order a bottle of DRC because Steph made the 75th anniversary team," Green said after Monday's practice. "And Klay's 77."

Green Bay Packers place star WR Davante Adams on COVID-19 list
If Adams is indeed vaccinated and is asymptomatic, he would need two negative PCR tests 24 hours apart to play Thursday against the unbeaten Cardinals. Arizona activated pass-rusher Chandler Jones, who is second on the team with five sacks, and defensive lineman Zach Allen from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

World Series 2021 - Freddie Freeman's Fall Classic moment with the Atlanta Braves has finally arrived
Freddie Freeman's batting practice sessions, by his own admission, are the most boring in baseball. He does nothing but hit line drives into left field, over and over. Picture a slicing liner that barely clears the glove of a leaping shortstop and you'll get the idea of each ball's trajectory. And now picture this happening repeatedly, with metronomic precision, every swing the same, and you'll get an idea of its meditative quality. It's like watching someone casually paint a wall, each brushstroke traveling the same distance.

Eraser Dust

Missouri business owners pay for ‘Get. To. Work.’ billboard
KYTV reports that the workforce shortage is a major problem in all sectors and its affecting the supply chain for all kinds of goods and services, despite the Greene County Commission reporting a record-low unemployment rate is at 2.8 percent.

Flathead Co. Sheriff's Office investigating Evergreen homicide | KECI
KALISPELL, Mont. — Flathead County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a homicide that took place behind the old Kmart building in Evergreen.

Dave Grohl Revealed on TV What 'Learn to Fly' Is Really About
"I'm sorry. It's what I'm talking about. I'm singing because I want to learn how to be a pilot. You're singing because, 'I'm so inspired by life' and whatever. See?," he added in reference to his previous comments about lyrics having many meanings, depending on who is listening.

TikTok star accused of killing wife, her companion in high-rise shooting | WGN-TV
Ali Abulaban has more than 940,000 followers on TikTok, on which he goes by the name JinnKid. He is known for comedy skits and impressions, according to his profile on the social media app.

Petitioners Attempt Recall of Whitefish School Board - Flathead Beacon
According to the petition, the issue stems from an Aug. 12 board of trustees meeting that discussed whether to make face coverings optional or required. The trustees heard from 41 members of the public as well as members of the medical community and shared the results of several surveys sent to parents, teacher unions and other staff members in the district. The petition claims that the results of the surveys were misrepresented and therefore went against the “right of participation.”

Alec Baldwin shooting: 'Rust' crew members reportedly used guns with live ammunition hours before deadly incident on set - CNN
"There's this pastime that crew members sometimes do, it's called 'plinking,' and they go out into the rural areas and they shoot at beer cans. This is with live ammunition. We learned that this happened the morning of the day that Halyna Hutchins was killed," Waxman said.