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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Prepares for the Week

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 25 Kansas at Cincinnati Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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Why Bill Self believes KU's win over Tennessee was 'one of the best wins we've had here in a long time'
KU basketball returned from the Maui Invitational late last week having finished in third place in the tournament and with a 2-1 record. Bill Self left Honolulu very encouraged by KU’s final game, a 69-60 win over Tennessee and not just because KU came away with a win. He was more impressed in that manner that the Jayhawks emerged with the victory.

Notebook: Bill Self talks individual standouts from Hawaii, Eastern Illinois matchup and more
With a 2-1 third-place finish in the Maui Invitational in the rear-view mirror for KU, Bill Self took multiple positives from KU’s performances. Not only was he impressed with his team as a whole handled unique situations – such as a 13-hour turnaround from playing Marquette to Tennessee – but he tabbed multiple players as standouts throughout the competition.

College basketball rankings: Purdue rises to No. 1 in AP Top 25 Poll as Kansas falters
Kansas basketball returns to the hardwood on Tuesday night with a game against Eastern Illinois. KU will look to build off of its 2-1 record in the Maui Invitation and build some momentum heading into Friday’s game against UConn in Lawrence. On Monday, Bill Self met with reporters to recap the Maui Invitational and look ahead to Tuesday’s game.

College football bowl projections: Predictions for all 41 games after the regular season
Rivalry week across college football was such a tease, but in the end, only three nationally-ranked teams lost and only one — previously unbeaten Ohio State — was in the middle of the playoff race. That means updated bowl projections after the regular season feature significant changes outside of the New Year's Six, but not in the final four race.

Eraser Dust

Israel, Hamas abide by truce, discuss further extensions | Reuters
CAIRO/JERUSALEM, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Israeli forces and Hamas fighters abided by a truce for a fifth day on Tuesday, after a four-day ceasefire was extended at the last minute by at least 48 hours to let more hostages go free.

Travis Kelce's Friends Think Taylor Swift Relationship Is 'the Real Deal': Source
"Travis' friends think this is the real deal for him,” the insider close to the Kansas City Chiefs star says exclusively. “They're still a little shocked by all of it — that he's dating the Taylor Swift, but they've seen how down to earth she is with his friends and family.”

Controversial Las Vegas Strip headliner extends residency - TheStreet
Carrot Top, who has headlined at MGM's Luxor since 2005, borrows heavily from Gallagher. He has other influences, however, according to an MGM news release from 2015 that celebrated him extending his residency through 2000.

Taika Waititi Wants His Star Wars Movie to Recapture the Joy of the Original Trilogy
I’ve been developing [the Star Wars film] for a few years, but I think with any film, but that one in particular, it’s something I’d really like to get right so I don’t want to rush it. It’s going to bubble along on the side...I wanna capture that joy and entertainment of those early ones like The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and all those ones, so I’m trying to figure that out. It’ll happen.

Tim Robinson Is the Last Great Comedian Who Doesn’t Have to Participate in the Culture Wars |
Perhaps the most comforting part of the success of I Think You Should Leave is knowing that none of Tim Robinson’s iconic characters will ever host a podcast or utter the ungodly words, “cancel culture.”

The sound of crunching chips is annoying. Doritos has made a silencer. - The Washington Post
“Realistically snacking and gaming go hand-in-hand,” said app developer Dylan Fashbaugh.

Actor Tim Allen Just Gave the World a Whole New Reason to Hate Him - Disney Dining
“It originally had a lot of otherworldly characters, ghosts, and goblins,” explained Allen. “I said, ‘No, this is ‘Christ-mas.’ It’s ‘Christ-mas.’ It literally is a religious holiday. We don’t have to blow trumpets, but I do want you to acknowledge it. That’s what this is about. If you want to get into Santa Claus, you’re gonna have to go back to history, and it’s all about religion.”

Kalispell Man Arrested in Lakeside Convenience Store Shooting - Flathead Beacon
A 26-year-old Kalispell man accused of shooting at a man seated inside his vehicle parked outside a Lakeside convenience store and casino late Friday night has been charged with felony counts of attempted deliberate homicide and criminal endangerment.

The Case That Could Destroy the Government - The Atlantic
This Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case that poses the most direct challenge yet to the legitimacy of the modern federal government. The right-wing legal movement’s target is the “administrative state”—the agencies and institutions that set standards for safety in the workplace, limit environmental hazards and damage, and impose rules on financial markets to ensure their stability and basic fairness, among many other important things. The case, Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jarkesy, threatens all of that. Terrifyingly, this gambit might succeed.