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Notebook: Kansas Prepares to Maul Oklahoma

Don’t say revenge. Don’t say revenge. Uh, revenge? That’s it. I’m gettin’ out of here.

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Lance Leipold provides health update on Jalon Daniels, other Jayhawks ahead of KU vs. Oklahoma
Kansas football is coming off of its bye week as the Jayhawks prepare to take on the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday. The game will mark four weeks from the time that Jalon Daniels reaggravated his back injury prior to KU’s game against Texas on the final Saturday in September. According to Lance Leipold, Daniels’ status for Saturday’s contest with Oklahoma is doubtful to questionable.

Big Noon Kickoff, matchup with OU provides big opportunity for KU football on various fronts
For the first time, FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff will head to Lawrence for KU’s matchup against No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday. It’s the second straight year the Jayhawks have hosted a nationally televised pregame show after hosting ESPN’s College GameDay in 2022. It will be another golden opportunity for the program to showcase the rapid improvement over the last three seasons and to garner national recognition.

WATCH: Lance Leipold recaps KU's bye week, looks ahead to Oklahoma matchup
Kansas football is back this week after the Jayhawks had their sole bye week of the season. The Jayhawks are set to return to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday as the Oklahoma Sooners come to town. While KU enters the contest after a week off, Oklahoma enters the game off the back of a close win over UCF which saw the Sooners need to make plays late on to avoid the upset. The Sooners were also coming off their bye week and will be somewhat fresh as they play their second game after the bye. The Sooners will enter Saturday's game with a 7-0 record and with a marquee win over Texas.

The Big 12's new scheduling format for next season will 'change a lot' for KU, Bill Self says
During Big 12 Media Days this past week, Brett Yormark revealed another change is coming to the Big 12 basketball schedule. Just one season after the Big 12 went away from a round-robin scheduling format with the addition of four new teams, the conference’s commissioner stated there could be more conference games added to the slate for teams starting next season as the Big 12 tips off its entirely new-look conference.

Eraser Dust

U.S. state Senator Jeff Wilson arrested in Hong Kong for having gun in carry-on bag - CBS News
Hong Kong — A U.S. state senator was granted bail in Hong Kong on Monday shortly after he was arrested for having a pistol in his carry-on luggage during a flight to the city. Republican Jeff Wilson from Washington state said he was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and had a court hearing set for October 30.

Why is Elon Musk attacking Wikipedia? Because its very existence offends him | Zoe Williams | The Guardian
Wincing and scorn aside, Musk is after Wikipedia for a reason. The sight of something created socially that works is an insult to him. I would spend two quid a month, or more, just for that.

The Deathly Meaning Behind the Song "Bartender" by Dave Matthews Band
For those of us with experience drinking whiskey late into the night, ideas of God and death are assuredly to creep in at times. Mortality is part of life, after all. And elastic-voiced frontman Dave Matthews knows this well.

First snowfall of season to blanket Flathead Valley on Tuesday | Daily Inter Lake
The season’s first winter weather advisory was issued Monday for parts of Northwest Montana as the region enters a stretch of unseasonably cold and snowy days.

Restaurant Sues Customer After He Left $3,000 Tip And Demanded It Back A Month Later | YourTango
After being served by waitress Mariana Lambert, Smith’s meal totaled up to $13, so he decided to take a move from the Tips for Jesus playbook and leave behind a generous $3,000 tip.

Busse slams conservative Flathead lawmakers at Kalispell engagement | Daily Inter Lake
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ryan Busse condemned Monday the Gianforte administration for enacting “frightening, evil and antidemocratic” policies, many of which came from Flathead Valley legislators, he said.

It Looks Like Twitter Is in Even Deeper Trouble Than We Thought
X-formerly-Twitter is still bleeding advertisers under Elon Musk's characteristically unpredictable leadership — and the situation may be even more dire than we'd thought.

Montana man gets 18 months in federal prison for repeated racist phone calls made to a church | KECI
BILLINGS, Mont. — A Montana man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for making repeated threatening and racist phone calls to a Billings church for two years after he went there seeking help and received a gift card from a Black employee, prosecutors said.