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This can’t be right. This man has 104% body fat. Hey, no eating in the tank!

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The Rock Chalkboard

Strong group of visitors expected for KU basketball in June
June has arrived, and prospects are once again allowed to visit campuses for the first time since March of 2020. For Kansas football, more than a dozen prospects have confirmed their Kansas visit plans to And KU basketball is expected to play host to at least half-a-dozen visitors in the upcoming month.

Report: Big 12-Big East Battle matchups revealed
The matchups for the 2021 Big 12-Big East Battle have reportedly been decided. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein released the 10 matchups on Tuesday afternoon, noting that dates and times are yet to be determined. Below are the reported matchups for the event:

Analysis: How Kansas' roster changes with transfer portal additions
Kansas football has added seven transfers in the last two days, with six joining the program from Buffalo. Some of those players — namely interior offensive lineman Mike Novitsky and defensive tackle Eddie Wilson — figure to see the field almost immediately, while others may be more about depth than anything else.

Bits o Chalk

Utah Jazz owner comps Game 5 courtside seats to Ja Morant's family, friends
Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith has provided complimentary tickets for courtside seats, lodging and a car service for a group of family and friends of Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant for Wednesday's Game 5 in Salt Lake City, Morant's father, Tee, told ESPN.

New York Mets' Marcus Stroman irked by 'racist undertones' after crack from analyst Bob Brenly
Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman referred to "racist undertones" in a tweet late Tuesday night after television analyst Bob Brenly made comments about the right-hander's head covering during New York's game against the Diamondbacks.

Los Angeles Lakers blown out by Phoenix Suns in Game 5, one loss from elimination
The Los Angeles Lakers' repeat title hopes are on life support after Tuesday's 115-85 shellacking by the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round series, putting L.A. one loss away from elimination.

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard hits playoff-record 12 3s in 2OT loss
In one of the most electrifying postseason performances ever, Damian Lillard had 55 points and an NBA playoff-record 12 3-pointers in the Portland Trail Blazers' double-overtime loss at the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 on Tuesday night.

Eraser Dust

Kharg, Iran's biggest ship, catches fire and sinks in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances - CBS News
The largest warship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semiofficial news agencies reported.

Fauci's emails during the pandemic's early days were published. Here's what they show about him - CNNPolitics
BuzzFeed News published more than 3,200 pages of emails from Fauci's inbox after obtaining correspondence spanning from January to June 2020, and The Washington Post published excerpts from more than 860 pages of emails during March and April 2020. CNN also obtained a number of emails from February, but many were heavily redacted.

Noel Gallagher gets Covid jab after doctor called him ‘a fool’ for declining it | The Independent
Noel Gallagher has revealed he has received his first Covid-19 vaccine, while calling out celebrities who campaign for other people to get the jab

Logan Health nurses in Kalispell now on strike, hospital administration responds
Logan Health union nurses in Kalispell are now on strike in hopes of pushing hospital administration to listen to their concerns.

Bigfork gas station finds card skimmer attached to pump | KECI
Workers at Your Turn Mercantile say they found a card skimmer attached to one of their pumps over the weekend.

'Very old' human remains found near Harry and Meghan's California mansion
Human remains believed to date back more than 10,000 years were found yards away from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s California mansion.