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Notebook: Kansas Mauls EWU, Preps for USC

There’s only two kinds of guys who wear Hawaiian shirts: gay guys and big fat party animals. And Bart doesn’t look like a big fat party animal to me!

HONOLULU, HAWAII — NOVEMBER 4, 2020: Maxar overview satellite imagery of Honolulu.

The Rock Chalkboard

Preview: KU basketball to face 'unbelievably talented' Evan Mobley, USC
KU's win vs. Baylor? McCormack went for 20 points and three blocks. The win over Tech in Lawrence? He went for 17 and nine boards. McCormack posted 23 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in a win over Oklahoma State, and 24 points, 12 boards and three blocks the first time against the Cowboys, albeit in a loss.

KU basketball's David McCormack reflects on return from coronavirus
“Pushups, sit-ups,” McCormack said of his workout routine in isolation. “I had a stationary bike in the room, so I did that. But other than that, that was the extent of my workouts.”

Jalen Wilson will play vs. USC at 'far less than 100 percent,' per Self
“He’ll suit up,” Self said of Wilson. “If he’s here he’s suiting up. And I anticipate him getting in the game. I don’t know how much he’ll play. You know, he’s going to be rusty, he’s going to be fatigued. He’s going to be far less than 100 percent. But he can rebound the ball and do some things. So he may play three minutes, he may play 10 minutes, he may play 15, I don’t know.”

Marcus Garrett delivers in 'winning time' vs. Eastern Washington
Marcus Garrett is a man of few words. When he’s on the court, his personality often mirrors that approach. However, the senior from Dallas couldn’t contain his excitement in his first NCAA tournament game since 2019 — especially when the outside shots were falling.

Bits o Chalk

Charlotte Hornets' LaMelo Ball expected to miss rest of season with fractured right wrist, sources say
Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball, the NBA's front-runner for Rookie of the Year, is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a fractured right wrist, sources told ESPN.

Oregon State ousts Oklahoma State, Cade Cunningham as Pac-12 continues 'putting everybody on notice'
Senior guard Ethan Thompson led the Beavers with 26 points on 5-of-11 shooting and seven rebounds. Oregon State also got an unexpected lift from junior forward Maurice Calloo, who scored 15 points -- all in the first half. Calloo came into the game averaging 5.2 points.

North Dakota and Boston College highlight field of 16 teams for the NCAA men's hockey tournament
"Our team, we're consistent with 26 players, everyone has a role and they do it to the best of their ability," North Dakota coach Brad Berry said during the selection show broadcast on ESPNU. "That's the culture of North Dakota hockey."

Buddy Boeheim's 25 points help send Syracuse Orange, Jim Boeheim into Sweet 16
At halftime of the Syracuse-West Virginia game Sunday, one of Orange coach Jim Boeheim's best players ever approached Boeheim's youngest son.

Eraser Dust

The Capitol Hill riot's long shadow is visible in day-by-day news coverage - CNN
"The world looks to us for the rule of law and order and democracy. And that was shattered, I think, on that day," Michael Sherwin, the former acting DC US attorney, said on Sunday's "60 Minutes" broadcast on CBS.

Are mRNA Covid Vaccines Risky? What the Experts Say: QuickTake - Bloomberg
When it became clear in early 2020 that the Sars-CoV-2 virus posed a pandemic threat, researchers who’d been exploring an innovative way to make vaccines saw an opportunity. Experimental messenger RNA vaccines had been recognized for years for their potential speed and flexibility in a fast-moving epidemic, and were some of the first Covid inoculations to move into human trials. The effort paid off when, late last year, vaccines from Moderna Inc. and the Pfizer Inc./BioNTech SE partnership were the first to prove effective. Because the technology is so new, however, these vaccines are particularly vulnerable to disinformation campaigns aimed at dissuading people from taking the shots.

Murphy-Goode Winery will pay you $10,000 a month to live and work in Sonoma | CNN Travel
"Have you always wanted to live in breathtaking Sonoma Wine Country ... with a $10,000 per month salary, and rent free for a year?" the Geyserville winery wrote. "Do words like Cabernet, Rosé, and Chardonnay just roll off your tongue?"

Researchers at NIST Put Cloth Face Masks Under a Microscope
After seeing the destruction covid-19 has wreaked around the world, it can seem incredible that something as simple as a cloth face mask could slow the spread of the virus. (PSA: They do. Please wear a mask). However, you probably won’t feel the same way once you see the spectacular images of cloth face masks under a scanning electron microscope captured by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Council Approves Final Plat for Subdivision in South Kalispell - Flathead Beacon
The Kalispell City Council unanimously approved the final plat for a 24-lot townhouse subdivision on almost 4 acres on South Woodland Drive, and councilors also voted to proceed with the sale of a lot at Old School Station in south Kalispell at the March 15 council meeting.

Local private chefs aim to create nationwide platform | Daily Inter Lake
THEIR IDEA follows the design of other gig-economy innovations. They envision an app-based platform with kitchen locations and a roster of chefs in numerous cities. They want to develop a headquarters for private chefs, where the cooks in their network can come to use kitchen space and tools to prepare for various bookings.

Whitefish theatre company upgrades to new space in vacated cinema
Alpine Theatre Project began their move from their garage space to the vacant mountain semaphore location in Whitefish which gives the group 11,000 square feet to work with.

Orlando Bloom says he and Katy Perry don't have 'enough' sex
“How often do you have sex?” the reporter asked the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star.

“Not enough—we just had a baby, though,” Bloom said.

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