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After breakfast, me and Milhouse are going down to the ravine. We got a tip from a six-year-old that there’s a dead Martian down there

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The Rock Chalkboard

Bring on the Jayhawks: Eastern Washington will face Kansas in NCAA West Regional first round | The Spokesman-Review
Eastern Washington had a feeling it would get matched up with one of college basketball’s blue bloods.

How about the one with the nation’s longest-active NCAA Tournament streak?

Enter Rock Chalk Jayhawk.

Kansas vs. Eastern Washington : 3 facts on the Tigers' NCAA Tournament foe
Now in his fourth season as the head coach of Eastern Washington basketball, Shantay Legans will coach in his first NCAA Tournament.

AP top 25 rankings announced ahead of NCAA Tournament
Before you fill out tour March Madness brackets, the AP top 25 rankings are here one final time before tip-off. With the NCAA Tournament field of 68 teams announced last night on CBS Selection Sunday, the media shared its own final rankings Monday in reaction to a wave of buzz-worthy conference title games.

Report: KU's Jalen Wilson out for start of 2021 NCAA Tournament
On Friday, it was announced that KU basketball had a positive COVID-19 test in the program, which caused the Jayhawks to withdraw from the Big 12 Tournament. On Monday, one day after Selection Sunday, Stadium's Jeff Goodman reported that Kansas' Jalen Wilson "did not travel to Indianapolis" with the team and is expected out for the first round of the event.

Potential NBA stock boosters in the NCAA Tournament
Let's look at a group of players who will have an opportunity to boost their stock over the next few weeks.

Bill Self: KU basketball received 'fair' NCAA Tournament draw
Interesting enough, while Sunday presented that opportunity, the KU coach did not take it. Self was asked about his team's 2021 NCAA Tournament draw and said he believed it to be "fair," even if it's not necessarily easy.

Hot board 3.0: Who will replace Les Miles with Kansas football?
On Monday, Kansas football announced that the program had "mutually" agreed to part ways with head football coach Les Miles, who was at the helm of the program for two seasons. The program will look to bring in a new coach after filling the newly-vacant athletic director position, KU chancellor Douglas Girod said on Wednesday.

Darrell Stuckey appointed Kansas' director of football relations
According to a Kansas Athletics release, Stuckey's new role will include "building and continuing relationships with football alumni, high school and junior college coaches and members of the community, while also working with current football student-athletes on personal development."

2022 DB Kaleb Pillow talks first offer from Kansas football
Kaleb Pillow brings a little bit of a different perspective to football. The 6-1, 180-pound defensive back is planning on playing both ways this season, plus he's done some track and even plays baseball when football isn't in season.

Eraser Dust

Sackler Family Offers Billions More In Opioid Settlements : NPR
Under a bankruptcy plan filed late Monday night, Purdue Pharma would pay roughly $500 million in cash up front to settle hundreds of thousands of injury claims linked to the company's role in the deadly opioid epidemic.

The 10 Greatest Versions of Windows, Ranked
In fact, if you wanted a list of the “best” versions of Windows, you might get a list of Windows versions with the most features, the least bugs, and the most up-to-date security—in other words, a list of Windows versions in chronological order (with a couple of hiccups). No, this list will be far more fun than that.

Steve Prohm out as Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball coach
Steve Prohm is out as Iowa State's men's basketball coach, the school announced Monday.

WandaVision Finally Fixed Infinity War's Huge Star-Lord Mistake
Quill already had an easily accessible out point for the debate, because his interference was a required part of the one reality where the Avengers won (hence Doctor Strange doing nothing to stop it). But that didn’t quite put an end to the accusations that Star-Lord single-handedly ruined the heroes’ chance of stopping the Mad Titan from snapping his fingers. He became as big a part of the post-release discourse, in fact, as the question of whether Thanos was right to wipe out half of the universe.

Taco Bell's got a ton of new menu items in the works
Living through a pandemic has meant an entire year in which exciting new Taco Bell innovations did not continue apace. We’d grown accustomed to a world where every six weeks or so we’d be blown away by some sort of scientific miracle like Triplelupas or Quesalupas. We could have—and should have— spent 2020 in pursuit of the mythical Dodecahedralupa, but instead we all sat at home while Taco Bell discontinued Mexican Pizza and we were powerless to stop it.

Daily Inter Lake
House Bill 259, sponsored by Rep. Sue Vinton, R-Billings, would prohibit cities from requiring developers to dedicate land or pay fees in order to keep homes priced for people with specified income levels – a system known as inclusionary zoning, which has been deployed in various forms to address affordable-housing shortages across the country. It would eliminate Whitefish's Legacy Homes Program along with a similar program in Bozeman.