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The Rock Chalkboard

Versatile 2022 RB Isaiah Broadway talks game, Kansas recruitment
Ranked No. 528 in the 2022 class (No. 41 for running backs), that should open Broadway up to all sorts of possibilities. Already, he has offers from Baylor, Cincinnati, Houston, Kansas, Michigan State, SMU, Tulane, Utah, Washington State and several others.

Continuity, culture at the forefront of Lance Leipold's early messages
“I think it’s just expectations, how you treat people and doing it right every day,” Leipold said. “I try to think about how I’d want to be treated. Sometimes it’s being firm. Sometimes you have to put your arm around them. Culture is a daily process of expectations and beliefs.”

Team PALA 7on7 evaluation: QB Tiger Adolpho
In terms of arm strength and physical tools, there is a lot to like about Adolpho, who has somewhat of a sidearm delivery at times as he aims to get the ball out quick.

Two games that defined Lance Leipold's tenure at Buffalo
Buffalo fell, 71-68, in a seven-overtime game to Western Michigan on Oct. 7, 2017. The Bulls were down their starting quarterback but totaled seven touchdowns through the air and two more on the ground, nearly pulling off one of the craziest victories in college football history.

Behind Lance Leipold's first week on the job at Kansas
"It's been exciting, it's been full," Leipold said. "Getting a great chance to meet our players. A lot to go on. I tell you what, I could not be more, really, surprised and just appreciative of the hospitality of everyone within the athletic department, our football program, the city of Lawrence and all our KU backers. It's been unbelievable."

Bits o Chalk

Players' association fires back at NFL's voluntary offseason workout policy following Ja'Wuan James' injury
The Denver Broncos and tackle Ja'Wuan James have become the focal points in the growing acrimony between the NFL and the NFL Players Association over attendance of players at voluntary offseason workouts.

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic admits to 'complaining way too much'
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic, who has vowed to avoid an automatic one-game suspension by being called for his 16th technical foul of the season, acknowledged Thursday that he has been "complaining way too much."

Los Angeles Angels designate slugger Albert Pujols for assignment
Late Wednesday night, after watching another game from the bench, Albert Pujols was summoned into a room with Los Angeles Angels president John Carpino and general manager Perry Minasian and was informed that his near-decade run with the team was coming to an abrupt end. The following morning, the organization announced it had designated Pujols for assignment, a procedural move that will lead to Pujols' release by the end of the week, barely two months into the last season of a 10-year, $240 million contract.

NBA playoff watch - Lakers dealt another blow; Nets in danger of slipping to No. 3 in East
With the addition of the play-in games to the 2021 NBA playoffs, the scramble for seeding is wilder -- and more important -- than ever, with almost every game down the stretch having significant postseason implications.

Eraser Dust

Biden's Narrower Immigration Focus Frustrates Advocates : NPR
"He said in his speech ... 'Oh, I fulfilled my promise. Now it's off my hands. The Congress now needs to pass,' " said Gema Lowe, an undocumented organizer with the group Movimiento Cosecha. "So he's washing his hands by saying that ... instead of fighting and putting pressure to pass a bill, not just introducing the bill."

Hostages freed, suspect arrested after St. Cloud bank robbery standoff - StarTribune.com
A nearly nine-hour standoff ended late Thursday at a St. Cloud bank after a fifth and final bank employee taken hostage during an early afternoon robbery was freed.

Sixth-grade girl shoots three at Idaho middle school | Idaho | The Guardian
A sixth-grade girl shot two students and a custodian at an Idaho middle school on Thursday before being disarmed by a teacher, authorities said.

Kalispell’s Only Unsolved Murder - Flathead Beacon
On the night Darlene Wilcock was murdered, in April 2003, she told her sister goodbye at their Kalispell home but didn’t say whom she was meeting. Security footage from the Finish Line bar later showed her, in separate frames, with each of the men considered primary persons of interest. When she arrived at Motel 6, where she was found naked and strangled to death early the next morning, cameras captured the 26-year-old checking in alone, neither man anywhere to be found.

Keeping Coffee Simple - Flathead Beacon
After hauling freshly roasted coffee around the Flathead Valley in an old horse trailer and a Volkswagen bus for the past few years, Rob Brennecke now has a physical location for Maven Coffee Works in downtown Kalispell on Fourth Street East, which opened in April. (ed note - big fan of this dudes coffee)

Dogecoin: Saturday night could make or break the cryptocurrency | Fortune
Well, Saturday Night Live, to be exact. Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, SpaceX, and, sometimes, jokingly, Dogecoin, is set to appear on NBC’s comedy sketch show this weekend. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and speculators are waiting with bated breath for the episode; they expect the on-and-off-again world’s richest man to mention the so-called meme-coin on air, potentially causing its price to move. That could mean lots of pain—or euphoria—for investors, and likely heaps of both, depending on which side of the trade one falls.