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Oh, he’ll gunk them all up. His hands are probably covered with mud and cookies

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The Rock Chalkboard

Kansas football announces hiring of new assistant Jake Schoonover
Kansas football has hired a new special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach, the program announced on Monday. Jake Schoonover, who spent the last three seasons at Bowling Green, will hold those roles for the Jayhawks, as was announced Monday.

KU basketball 'considering' adding game before Big 12 Tournament
Sitting at 17-7 (11-5 Big 12), the No. 17 Jayhawks are set to close their regular season with Texas (Feb. 23) and Baylor (Feb. 27) before the Big 12 Tournament. With the tournament beginning on March 10 — and the Jayhawks' first game likely coming a day later — coach Bill Self and others in the program have started to discuss how they might spend that 10- or 11-day layoff.

Preview: Texas' Shaka Smart sees KU basketball 'playing really well'
“We’re just trying to take it one game at a time and improve every practice,” said sophomore wing Christian Braun. “That’s what we’ve been focusing on through this stretch and it’s been working. We’ve seen improvement in ourselves just every practice. I think we’re all focused on getting back to what we do.”

Monday dish: Has a leader emerged for Coach of the Year?
Is a leader emerging for National Coach of the Year? Is top 30 big man Charles Bediako nearing a decision? National Basketball Director Eric Bossi looks at those topics and more in this week’s edition of the Monday Dish.

AP college basketball top 25 rankings updated for Feb. 22
When it comes to the AP top 25 college basketball rankings, all eyes fell upon yesterday’s rival clash between No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Ohio State. The Wolverines won their first two games back from a shutdown heading into the game, and the Buckeyes brought a seven-game winning streak.

Bits o Chalk

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James unfazed by workload, pushes back on 'narrative' that he needs more rest
"I think this whole narrative of 'LeBron needs more rest' or I should take more rest or I should take time here, it's become a lot bigger than what it actually is," James said. "I've never talked about it, I don't talk about it, I don't believe in it. We all need more rest, s---. This is a fast turnaround from last season, and we all wish we could have more rest. But I'm here to work, I'm here to punch my clock in and be available to my teammates.

Maradona death: Two more names added to criminal investigation
A doctor and a nurse coordinator are the latest individuals to be added to the investigation into the death of Diego Maradona, bringing the total to seven people.

Louisville basketball coach Chris Mack -- 'Not a good look' going maskless in video
Louisville coach Chris Mack admits it was "not a good look" to be shown maskless in a video while celebrating the Cardinals' Dec. 26 victory over rival Kentucky.

Seattle Mariners president/CEO Kevin Mather resigns after comments
"The Club's video presentation is a highly disturbing yet critically important window into how Players are genuinely viewed by management. Not just because of what was said, but also because it represents an unfiltered look into Club thinking,'' the statement read. "It is offensive, and it is not surprising that fans and others around the game are offended as well. Players remain committed to confronting these issues at the bargaining table and elsewhere.''

Eraser Dust

The 101 Best Movie Endings of All Time, Ranked
In compiling a list of the greatest endings in movie history, we had many arguments over many months about this very dynamic, and found ourselves drawn to certain types we deemed successful more than others: Ambiguous, dark endings; endings that purported to explain something but secretly did not; endings that denied us (and the characters) closure; endings that featured people dancing, but not always in joyous, triumphant fashion. Maybe that was a reflection of the times we were living. (Dark, uncertain, marked by a significant amount of human flailing.) Sometimes, we did go for the cathartic, bring-happy-tears-to-your-face finale, but we frequently found ourselves opining the sorts of stories that lack that release. The unendings.

US Capitol attack: Law enforcement officials to break silence about security failures - CNNPolitics
Americans could hear for the first time Tuesday why intelligence and operations failed dramatically on January 6 from the very people whose choices contributed to the crisis -- information that will likely help shape the search for new leaders and possibly a new security management structure on Capitol Hill.

Wife of drug kingpin El Chapo arrested on US drug charges
The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested in the United States and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plot his audacious escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.

Phoenix family discovers 5,000 fentanyl pills inside daughter's thrift store toy
A family in Arizona bought a toy worth far more than what they paid for when they discovered more than 5,000 pills believed to be fentanyl inside the doll.

Foys Lake Road and Kalispell Bypass Interchange Construction to Begin in March - Flathead Beacon
The existing roundabout at the intersection of Foys Lake Road and the Kalispell Bypass will soon be removed and replaced with an overpass and two separate roundabouts, with construction beginning tentatively on March 1, according to Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) officials.

Daily Inter Lake
Dubbed “workforce housing” by Columbia Falls City Manager Susan Nicosia, Greenway’s projects are considered an affordable housing opportunity in an area where the availability of modest-paying jobs far outnumbers the inventory of housing that can be afforded on such an income.