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Notebook: Hawkeyes Maul Kansas

“Raise your right hock…aerate! Raise your left hock…aerate!”

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The Rock Chalkboard

Iowa State went after KU football's young secondary during hot start for Cyclones |
As Iowa State rapidly piled up points en route to hammering Kansas, 59-7, Saturday night at Jack Trice Stadium, the Jayhawks’ pass defense opened plenty of throwing windows for the Cyclones.

Notebook: Kenny Logan Jr. sits 1st half; Leipold a fan of what Campbell's building |
The Cyclones led by 38 points before Logan, a junior and team leader serving a one half suspension for a targeting penalty at Duke a week earlier, could even get on the field in what became a 59-7 rout.

Iowa State sweep ends KU volleyball's 9-match winning streak |
ISU topped KU 25-20 in all three sets on Saturday, dropping the Jayhawks to 11-4 on the season and 3-1 in Big 12 play. It marked the fourth consecutive Big 12 Conference match that Kansas had lost first set.

Bits o Chalk

Boston Red Sox to host New York Yankees in AL Wild Card Game
Aaron Judge drove home the winning run with a one-out single in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 1-0 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays, while Red Sox slugger Rafael Devers' two-run homer in the ninth inning broke a 5-5 tie against the Nationals in Washington.

Andrew Wiggins received COVID-19 vaccine, can play in Golden State Warriors' home games
"Andrew got vaccinated," Kerr said. "He just told me today that he was fine with us acknowledging it and that will be the end of it. I'm not going to answer any questions beyond that."

Iowa Hawkeyes, Cincinnati Bearcats move up in AP Top 25 poll; Clemson Tigers out for first time since 2014
Iowa is gearing up for its biggest home game since the 1980s, Cincinnati has its highest ranking in 12 years, and Clemson is on the outside looking in at The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2014.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tom Brady meets privately with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, capping emotional New England homecoming
"We've had a personal relationship for 20-plus years. He drafted me here. We had a lot of personal conversations that should remain that way. They're very private," Brady said.

Eraser Dust

An American tragedy: US COVID death toll tops 700,000 - ABC News
The United States reached another grim milestone on Friday, as the confirmed coronavirus death toll topped 700,000, just over a year and a half into the pandemic, and despite the wide availability of vaccines.

Kalispell duo bring classic collectibles back to life | Daily Inter Lake
“There isn’t much room in a city like St. Petersburg, so you are lucky if you can have more than one car. I always had one or two while I was down there, but the collection has grown a little since I have lived in Montana,” he said. “I visited this area when I was 7 or 8 years old and I made up my mind back then that one day I was going to live here. Now, here I am.”

Facebook whistleblower renews scrutiny of the social media giant : NPR
So far the newspaper has revealed how anti-COVID-19 vaccine information flourished on Facebook. It also reported how separate rules allegedly apply to celebrities and politicians on the site. Facebook allowed VIP users to, for a time, avoid penalties for bad behavior, according to the report.

Orange County beaches closed after oil spill off California coast destroys wildlife habitat - CNN
(CNN)Portions of popular beaches across a swath of Southern California have been closed after a pipeline breach sent thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean and dead wildlife began washing ashore.

Abortion, guns top agenda for new Supreme Court term
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is gearing up for a blockbuster term beginning Monday that is likely to produce the most important ruling on abortion in 30 years and a long-awaited decision on the issue of carrying guns outside the home.

Here's who Colin Jost was referencing in his sign to 'Ken' at end of SNL premiere
So, who is Ken, and why did it warrant a shout-out from one of SNL's head writers? EW has confirmed that Jost was referencing Ken Aymong, a longtime supervising producer who retired after last season.

"Pandora Papers" reveal billions hidden by the rich and powerful - CBS News
Hundreds of world leaders, powerful politicians, billionaires, celebrities, religious leaders and drug dealers have been hiding their investments in mansions, exclusive beachfront property, yachts and other assets for the past quarter-century, according to a review of nearly 12 million files obtained from 14 firms located around the world.

Major renovations underway at Kalispell thrift store | Daily Inter Lake
Optimizing the store’s operations does a lot more than increase revenue. The Kalispell store, along with the organization’s two other stores in Whitefish and Columbia Falls, provides income and opportunities to individuals with disabilities.