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Hey, they work! My feet are soaked but my cuffs are bone dry. Everything’s coming up Milhouse!

SMU v Oklahoma State

The Rock Chalkboard

Q & A with KU football's leading receiver, super-senior Kwamie Lassiter II | KUsports.com
A: “We kept finishing drives like we should’ve been, like coming out of halves. So like the first drive of the game we scored (seven) points. Coming out of half (in the third quarter), OU actually scored, so we knew we needed to score that drive. So stuff like that, I feel like that’s big. It doesn't really go unnoticed to me. I feel like that's what we need to do.”

After KU football coaches challenged Jason Bean, QB delivered 'his best game yet' | KUsports.com
Following consecutive blowout losses to Iowa State and Texas Tech, Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold got the sense that some outside the program wondered if the Jayhawks were contemplating a change at quarterback.

Bits o Chalk

Brett Favre repays $600K in Mississippi welfare case; state still seeks $228K in interest
JACKSON, Miss. -- Retired NFL player Brett Favre has repaid $600,000 in state welfare money he accepted for speeches where he didn't appear, but the state attorney general could sue Favre if he doesn't pay interest owed on the amount, the Mississippi auditor said Wednesday.

Russell Westbrook ejection caps Los Angeles Lakers' loss to Oklahoma City Thunder after blowing 26-point lead
"How I play the game, I'm more old-school," Westbrook said, explaining why he took issue with the Thunder's Darius Bazley for scoring on a breakaway dunk with 1.5 seconds remaining, rather than dribbling out the clock. "And when s--- like that happens, I don't let it slide. ... In the game of basketball, there's certain things you just don't do. Like in baseball, you don't flip the bat. There's certain things you don't do in sports when the game's already over. And I didn't like it. Simple as that."

Arizona Cardinals DE J.J. Watt likely in store for season-ending shoulder surgery, sources say
Defensive end J.J. Watt will undergo what is likely to be season-ending shoulder surgery, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday night. No date has been set for the procedure.

Eraser Dust

3 keys for KU football vs. No. 3 Oklahoma | KUsports.com
Two weeks ago, during the second quarter of the Sooners’ Red River rivalry game with Texas, true freshman Caleb Williams replaced redshirt sophomore Spencer Rattler at QB. During the rally to beat the Longhorns and a 52-31 win over TCU last week, Williams has completed 71% of his passes for 507 yards and six touchdowns, and hasn’t thrown an interception.

Live Updates: Biden Expected to Outline Framework of Revised Social Spending Deal - The New York Times
The president delayed his departure for a trip to Europe to trek to Capitol Hill and rally lawmakers behind both pieces of his domestic agenda.

Man confirmed to be great-grandson of Sitting Bull using DNA from centuries-old lock of hair - CBS News
A lock of hair from legendary Lakota chief Sitting Bull's head had been stored for over a century in Washington's Smithsonian Institution at room temperature in a glass box. Now, Sitting Bull's lock of hair has been used to prove that a man named Ernie Lapointe is his great-grandson.

Trump Rips Billionaire Tax, Muses About Leaving Country
"I just wonder, will I be allowed to run for president again if I move to another country?" he said in a statement. "No, I guess I'll just stick it out, but most others won't." (Ed Note - Every US citizen, regardless of where you live, must file a tax return if you have income)

Hazard High School lap dances: Disciplinary action taken over photos
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The superintendent of an Eastern Kentucky school district said "appropriate disciplinary action has been taken" after photos surfaced showing students giving lap dances to staff Tuesday as part of a high school's homecoming week.

Covid surge pushes Kalispell hospital over capacity | Daily Inter Lake
LOGAN HEALTH Medical Center reported 56 Covid patients on Wednesday. That total included 45 unvaccinated people. Fourteen Covid patients were in the ICU and seven were on ventilators.