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Notebook: Kansas Set For Duke

Relax, Homer. At Globex, we don’t believe in walls. Matter of fact, I didn’t even give you my coat!

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The Rock Chalkboard

Jayhawks appreciate seeing KU football coach Lance Leipold's fiery encounters with officials |
“I was pretty fired up about it,” Bean said upon viewing Leipold’s fiery approach, “because being around Coach Leipold, he talks, but you don’t really ever see him get out of character like that. It’s exciting, seeing that your coach is going to have your back no matter what the situation is.”

5 questions with KU football starting LT Earl Bostick Jr. |
A: “It was a situation where it was like both. But when I first got here, it was looking like O-line. But then it was like, ‘You know what, we can basically put you at a tight end.’ And I was grateful for the opportunity.”

KU football coaches hope to get former QB and WR Torry Locklin more touches at RB |
“It was kind of like trying to find him a home,” Leipold said of Locklin, a redshirt sophomore who came to KU as a quarterback in 2019 and was at receiver earlier this year, when the head coach took over the program at the end of spring football.

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self pleased with effort of KU veterans and newcomers at 'more intense' boot camp |
“They all did well,” Self said. “We’ve had several years here when we didn’t go the full 10 days, but they did everything we asked and they all worked hard and we didn’t think there was any reason to keep it going.”

Bits o Chalk

PSG's Lionel Messi again out with injury, doubtful for Man City clash
The Argentina forward, who joined the French club from Barcelona on a two-year contract in August, will be assessed again on Sunday -- ahead of next week's Champions League home game against Manchester City.

British actor Tom Felton of 'Harry Potter' fame collapses during golf exhibition at Ryder Cup
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- British actor Tom Felton, known for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" movies, collapsed while playing a celebrity golf exhibition Thursday at the Ryder Cup.

Carolina Panthers lose Christian McCaffrey to strained hamstring, Jaycee Horn to broken foot
HOUSTON -- Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey left Thursday night's game against the Texans with a strained hamstring, and Carolina later lost first-round pick Jaycee Horn to a broken right foot.

Source - USC Trojans QB Jaxson Dart has surgery to repair meniscus injury, out indefinitely
USC freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart had surgery to repair a meniscus injury and will be out indefinitely, a source confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.

David Beckham mocks Man City fan Noel Gallagher after watching Oasis Knebworth doc
“What a great film mate…Oasis at Knebworth 1996…Absolutely loved it…” Beckham wrote. “Took me right back to the good old 90’s when United were winning everything.”

Eraser Dust

McConnell warms to Herschel Walker as primary war with Trump fizzles - POLITICO
Republicans are hand-wringing over former President Donald Trump’s hand-picked candidate Herschel Walker entering a critical Senate race. Surprisingly, Mitch McConnell isn’t one of them.

Youth suicides on the rise in Kalispell, community searching for answers
According to the 2019 Flathead County Youth Risk Behavior Survey, during the 12 months before the survey, 12.2% of Flathead County students in grades 9 through 12 had made one or more suicide attempts and 11.7% of seventh and eighth grade students.

Kalispell sets record for hottest summer | Daily Inter Lake
The hottest day was July 31 when thermometers set a daily record at 101. While that was the only triple-digit day of the summer, 19 days in July and August reached the 90s or higher.

The Night Before Nirvana Changed Forever - The Ringer
the night of September 23, 1991, the members of Nirvana were so bored that they decided to play a new version of Twister. The band unfurled two of the game’s color-coded plastic mats on the stage at Bill’s Bar in Boston. Then they opened a can of Crisco. By this point, bassist Krist Novoselic had stripped down to just black briefs and a pair of white tube socks. Drummer Dave Grohl and lead singer Kurt Cobain then covered him with a thick layer of vegetable shortening.

Controversial Election Review In Arizona Confirms Biden Win : NPR
Randy Pullen, a spokesman for the election review, confirmed the validity of the draft. "It's not the final report, but it's close," he said Thursday.

A Taliban Founder Says Executions And Amputations Will Resume : NPR
"Everyone criticized us for the punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and their punishments," Turabi told The Associated Press, speaking in Kabul. "No one will tell us what our laws should be. We will follow Islam and we will make our laws on the Quran."

National Guard to assist at Logan Health hospitals | Daily Inter Lake
Logan Health reported that it had 42 Covid patients on Wednesday, with nine in the ICU and five on ventilators. According to the hospital, 34 of those patients were unvaccinated, including eight in the ICU and all five on ventilators.

Oasis Knebworth 1996 review — an unobjective and fawning gush-a-thon | Times2 | The Times
“The energy pulsating through the crowd was unbelievable!” one fan gushes. “You felt a wave of energy come from the band!” another confirms. “Liam raised his arms and it felt like God coming out with his disciples,” says another still, without irony. OK, we get it.

Medical Providers Challenge Law Banning Vaccine Requirements - Flathead Beacon
HELENA – Medical providers and Montana residents with compromised immune systems are challenging the only law in the U.S. that prevents employers from mandating workers get vaccinated amid a surge of COVID-19 infections.