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The Rock Chalkboard

Jayhawks expect QB Peyton Bender to come 'out of his shell' | KUsports.com
“You know Carter’s going to talk. Carter talks. He’s always laughing,” Sims said, before predicting Bender would get there, too. “… Those two are always together, laughing, talking. Peyton’s just a little more quiet. Carter’s kind of quiet, too. But Carter’s been here for three years. Peyton just got here.”

Gilles Tchio familiar with new Kansas OL coach Scott Fuchs
Gilles Tchio had a pretty good voice to learn from when it came to football. In his early high school days, his brother, Paul, was offered by and then committed to Clemson. (He signed with the Tigers in 2020.)

Three questions entering the summer: Kansas football safeties
A leader of the secondary, and the defense — and the team — for that matter, Logan was a mostly-special-teams standout in 2019 who made the jump to being a key contributor last year. He picked off two passes. He returned a kick for a touchdown. He broke up three passes. He forced a fumble

Trevor Wilson wants to implement new culture at Kansas
Trevor Wilson's second recruitment wasn't all that arduous. After the wideout made the decision to transfer from Buffalo, it was really one call that determined where his next stop would be

Bits o Chalk

Katie Ledecky dominates 200 free, 1,500 free at U.S. Olympic swimming trials
On another memorable night for the American swimming star, Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle and the historic 1,500 free about 70 minutes apart at the U.S. Olympic trials Wednesday, locking up two more individual events for the Tokyo Games.

Wimbledon organizers contact Osaka, begin consultation on media engagements
Wimbledon organizers have been in contact with women's world No. 2 Naomi Osaka and other players about the tournament's media operations this year, All England Club chief executive Sally Bolton said Thursday.

Denmark's Christian Eriksen to have heart-starter device implanted after on-pitch collapse
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen will get a heart-starter device implanted after his collapse during his team's Euro 2020 opener against Finland on Saturday, the national team doctor said in a statement on Thursday

Atlanta Hawks erase 26-point deficit to defeat Philadelphia 76ers, take 3-2 series lead
In Game 5 of their series against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, Atlanta was staring at a 26-point deficit as it tried to get the advantage in the Eastern Conference semifinals matchup.

LA Clippers' Paul George delivers in Game 5 win with Kawhi Leonard sidelined
With Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely with a sprained knee, Paul George channeled his old mindset of being the franchise leader in Indiana and produced arguably his finest game and moment as a member of the LA Clippers on Wednesday night.

Eraser Dust

'Dangerous' and 'record-breaking' heat wave affects 50 million Americans | TheHill
A heat wave affecting 50 million Americans is hitting the West.

Widespread excessive heat warnings and heat advisories are in effect for California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah.

Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk, and he is expected to sign it into law.

Chinese crew enters new space station on 3-month mission
Three Chinese astronauts arrived Thursday at China’s new space station at the start of a three-month mission, marking another milestone in the country’s ambitious space program.

After 50 Years Of The War On Drugs, 'What Good Is It Doing For Us?' : NPR
"They're spending so much money on these prisons to keep kids locked up," Hinton said, shaking his head. "They don't even spend a fraction of that money sending them to college or some kind of school."

Southern Baptist Vote Signals Further Fractures in American Evangelicalism - The New York Times
In the broad spectrum of American Christian culture, Mr. Litton can only be described as conservative. “I believe in the inerrancy, infallibility and sufficiency of God’s word,” he said in a statement on Wednesday. “I am pro-life, and I believe that marriage is between a man and woman.” He also describes himself as a complementarian, meaning he believes that women should not lead churches, and should submit to their husbands.