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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Emporia State, NCAA Mauls Oklahoma State

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The Rock Chalkboard

Delayed debut: KU guard Remy Martin brings fire, production off the bench to lead Kansas past Emporia State, 86-60 |
The former Arizona State Sun Devil, who beat Kansas twice in his ASU career, finished his unofficial KU debut with 15 points, four assists and one turnover in 18 minutes.

Kansas Basketball Notebook: 14 play vs. Emporia State, but Self says redshirts will be considered |
“We may have a redshirt (candidate) or two or three,” Self said. “But I haven’t had those conversations with our players yet. I told them that we’re going to get through the exhibition games and then kind of sit down and talk and see how we view (them) at this juncture and see what they want to do moving forward.”

Lawrence native, KU football freshman Devin Neal not a newcomer to K-State rivalry |
“And so it's always ‘beat those other guys,’ you know, and that's kind of how I feel about it,” Neal said ahead of his first Sunflower Showdown, on Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium (11 a.m., FOX Sports 1). “It's important for me, and I'm just gonna go out there and enjoy the game.”

NCAA denies Oklahoma State appeal, Cowboys get postseason ban |
The infractions panel responded by saying holding the school responsible at the same level was consistent with past decisions, and said a member school is responsible for its staff members.

Bits o Chalk

Sources - Boston Celtics hold players-only meeting in wake of Marcus Smart's comments, collapse vs. Bulls
The Boston Celtics had a players-only meeting ahead of Wednesday's 92-79 win in Orlando over the Magic, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Henry Ruggs III drove 156 mph seconds before fatal car crash, prosecutors say
Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was driving 156 mph with a blood alcohol content twice Nevada's legal limit before his car slammed into the rear of a vehicle that burned, killing a 23-year-old woman, according to prosecutors.

Hockey Hall of Fame crosses out Brad Aldrich's name on Blackhawks' Stanley Cup
Three years after that, Aldrich was convicted in Michigan of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct against a 16-year-old and sentenced to nine months in jail.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tests positive for COVID-19, source says
Rodgers was placed on the league's reserve/COVID-19 list along with cornerback Isaac Yiadom on Wednesday, and the NFL said it would look into how the Packers have handled the league's COVID-19 protocols.

Eraser Dust

Biden vaccine mandate: Businesses have until after Christmas to comply
The administration on Thursday also pushed back the deadline for federal contractors to comply with a stricter set of vaccine requirements for staff from Dec. 8 to Jan. 4 to match the deadline set for other private companies and health-care providers.

The U.K. Approves Merck's Covid Pill - The New York Times
The British authorities said that the antiviral drug was “safe and effective” in reducing the risk of hospitalization and death for those at increased risk of severe symptoms.

POST decides against discipline for Flathead Co. deputy | KECI
MISSOULA, Mont. — We’re following up with new information about an exclusive story we brought you earlier this year when a Kalispell city judge accused a Flathead County deputy of lying on the stand.

Research: Whales poop more than scientists thought
Whales might poop more than scientists previously thought. That’s one conclusion of a paper published Wednesday in Nature, in which researchers spied on baleen whales with suction-cup sensors and drones to discover how much they eat. Previous estimates of how much whales poop were based on stomach contents, and captive animals, like orca. But the new paper suggests that baleen whales (who count the blue whale in their number) eat about three times more krill than the scientists thought they did. And given that what goes in must come out, that means they poop more too.

World’s New Methane Pledge Doesn't Include Biggest Emitters
Yet several heavy-hitting polluters are, at least for now, sitting out committing. China, Russia, India, Australia, and Iran are some of the biggest countries that are the did-not-sign list. China, India, and Russia are the top three methane-emitting countries in the world, and their absence is particularly noticeable. Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping of Russia and China, respectively, aren’t even at COP this year, so they’re not exactly jonesing to show off their climate cred for all their world leader buddies.

On Pornhub, Math Teacher Makes His Mark Teaching Calculus
“Since very few people teach math on adult video platforms, and since there are so many people who watch videos on them, I thought that if I uploaded my videos there, a lot of people would see them,” Changshu told Mel Magazine (via Gigazine). He has tried taking his lessons to other adult platforms like XVideos, but those sites apparently don’t allow non-adult clips. Pornhub is much more welcoming.

A Child in Texas Has Been Hospitalized With Rabies
A child in Texas has been hospitalized by rabies that he caught through a bat bite, health officials recently reported—the first documented case of the viral illness within the state in over a decade. Though officials say they’ve contacted other people at risk of having been infected, the current status and prognosis of the child have not been disclosed at this time.

Question of the Day

Inspired by a comment by Sterlingice yesterday, what is your best story about sneaking into an event or just sneaking into someplace you weren’t supposed to be?