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Notebook: Kansas Set to Take on OSU

I didn’t burn down the school. It was the butterfly, I tell you! The butterfly!

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Kansas Jayhawks Player Ratings to the Theme of Glasses to Drink Beer From - Blue Wings Rising
Kansas did just enough to sneak past the Oklahoma Sooners, and if you’re anything like me, you might’ve been reaching for the refrigerator to get a beer. The almost-implosion that Kansas has been recently known for never happened, so I didn’t indulge in a tasty hoppy beverage right then, but no one would blame you if you did. Anyway, beer can be consumed straight from the can or bottle or it can be poured into a variety of vessels. Today we will compare KU’s performances with glasses for the tastiest of beverages.

Final run pushes Kansas Jayhawks past Kansas State Wildcats 63-51 - Blue Wings Rising
The Kansas Jayhawks played a game of runs with the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday. Twice, the Jayhawks went up by 9 or more points only to see the Wildcats come charging back to tie or take the lead. A final push in the last 5 minutes of the game put Kansas ahead for good, and they cruised to a dominant 63-51 victory

Quick Analysis: Three Takeaways from Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas Jayhawks - Blue Wings Rising
With the Sooners making a concerted effort to shut down Ochai Agbaji, it took a big effort from multiple other Jayhawks, but with plenty of options, Kansas was able to stave off a late run to escape with the win.

Kansas Jayhawks Hold On Late to Defeat Oklahoma Sooners 71-69 - Blue Wings Rising
David McCormack started hot from the field, scoring 7 of KU’s first 9 points, but the Jayhawks’ defense was existent and the Sooners pulled out to a 24-16 lead. That lead would then get to 29-20 as Oklahoma shot 53% from the field in the first half and only turned it over three times.

KU basketball vs. Oklahoma State: Preview and how to watch
Kansas basketball (9-2 Big 12) faces a quick turnaround ahead of a Big Monday matchup with Oklahoma State (12-12, 5-7 Big 12) at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks enter Monday’s game off the back of a close win over Oklahoma on Saturday. Oklahoma State, on the other hand, enters the contest off the back of a blowout win over West Virginia at home.

Eraser Dust

'Freedom Convoy': A vital US-Canadian border crossing reopens after trucker blockade of Ambassador Bridge is cleared - CNN
(CNN)North America's busiest land border crossing has reopened after a nearly weeklong blockade by protesters decrying Covid-19 mandates crippled the key trade route, while demonstrators in the nation's capital are expected to begin shifting out of residential areas Monday.

Liam Gallagher would "love" Oasis reunion: "We should never have split up"
“But you know I love him,” he added. “We split up nearly 13 years ago. It’s ridiculous. We can go on about whose fault it is, but he’s his own man. If he really wanted to get in contact, for my mum’s sake, he could do it, but he obviously doesn’t want to. There are only so many olive branches you can offer.”

US Suspends Mexico Avocado Imports After Official Gets Threatening Call
"US health authorities ... made the decision after one of their officials, who was carrying out inspections in Uruapan, Michoacan, received a threatening message on his official cellphone," the ministry wrote, according to an Associated Press translation of the announcement.

Biden and Ukrainian President Zelensky will speak today - CNNPolitics
"President Biden made clear that the United States would respond swiftly and decisively, together with its Allies and partners, to any further Russian aggression against Ukraine. The two leaders agreed on the importance of continuing to pursue diplomacy and deterrence in response to Russia's military build-up on Ukraine's borders," according to the White House readout.

Authorities investigating shooting in Kalispell
One person was shot and another taken into custody Saturday morning near the intersection of Kelly Road and Willow Glen Drive in Kalispell, according to the Flathead County Sheriff's Office.

Kalispell doctor prescribes nutritional focus in new book | Daily Inter Lake
“Feeding Our Children,” is based on Flass’ 30 years of nutrition experience as a researcher and a physician. He currently serves as a pediatric physician at Logan Health, and he has been practicing in the Flathead Valley since 2015.

Super Bowl 2022 halftime show: The 5 biggest talking points after Eminem and Kendrick Lamar perform | The Independent
Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Blige, and Lamar joined a list of celebrated musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows, including Beyoncé, Madonna, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Shakira.

Hilton Garden Inn under new ownership | Daily Inter Lake
Veridea also plans to invest approximately $8 million to undertake a comprehensive “top to bottom” renovation of the property. Renovations are expected to begin this summer. Specific improvements will include new furnishings and décor in all guest rooms, a complete renovation of the Conference Center and meeting rooms, renovation of public areas, technology upgrades throughout the property, renovation and rebranding of the casino, bar, and restaurant, including a new menu, and an exterior refresh, including new landscaping and a new outdoor restaurant patio.

Super Bowl 2022: LA Rams beat Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 - CNN
"I'm just so happy, I wanted this so bad. I dreamed this, man. I dreamed this and it's, like, surreal," Donald said with tears in his eyes after winning. "It's the best feeling in the world. God is great."