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The Rock Chalkboard

KU’s rebounding issues continue against inferior Eastern Illinois team - KU Sports
For one, the final score was a lot closer than expected in a game where the Jayhawks closed as 38.5-point favorites. Kansas also lost the 3-point battle again, going 3-for-14 from long range while Eastern Illinois went 9-for-22 from distance.

KU football players earn combined 15 all-conference honors - KU Sports
Sophomore defensive end Austin Booker, who barely played in two seasons at Minnesota, joined KU as a transfer in the offseason and made an immediate impact as one of the premier pass rushers in the conference, tallying eight sacks on the year. He was rewarded with the title of defensive newcomer of the year, a spot on the all-conference first team and an honorable mention for defensive lineman of the year.

Rapid sellouts, conference honors build excitement as NCAA Tournament approaches - KU Sports
“While I was at Tech, one of the main things we would talk about was how loud it was in here and how the fans were all on top of us,” said Cooper, who transferred from Texas Tech prior to the season for her final year of collegiate volleyball. “Part of our scouting would be like, ‘We need to be loud because we can’t hear. Especially over the band.'”

Eraser Dust

Elon Musk apologizes for antisemitic tweet but tells advertisers ‘go f**k yourself’ at Dealbook Summit interview | CNN Business
Elon Musk, in his first interview with mainstream media since his antisemitic post on X earlier this month, apologized Wednesday for what he called his “dumbest” ever social media post. But he lashed out at advertisers leaving his platform because of rising antisemitism on X.

Legislative Commission to Mend Montana’s Mental Health System Comes to Kalispell - Flathead Beacon
Shrinking budgets, increased demands for services and skyrocketing costs have forced numerous mental health providers to shut their doors in recent years, putting pressure on the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs and local detention centers while leaving many patients with nowhere to turn. In recent years, 125 beds in Montana group homes have closed, as well as 31 voluntary and involuntary crisis beds in Bozeman, Butte and Polson that were formerly managed by the state-funded Western Montana Mental Health Center.

Travis Kelce reveals nickname for Taylor Swift following NFL record
“Thanks, Tay. I appreciate you on the Chiefs page supporting,” the two-time Super Bowl champ said on the latest episode of his “New Heights” podcast, which he co-hosts with big brother Jason.

House to vote on expelling Republican George Santos as outrage grows
WASHINGTON – Momentum is surging among House lawmakers to expel indicted Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., and the lower chamber was expected vote on whether to boot him as early as Wednesday afternoon − a rare sight in Congress.

Wendy's menu adds a meaty new sandwich with a scary twist - TheStreet
Prices at Wendy's locations vary based on local market conditions. In South Florida (Port St. Lucie), a Baconator will set you back $7.59 while a Pretzel Baconator costs $8.59. That's the chain's most expensive double burger, but it does offer a Triple Nacho Cheeseburger which has three burger patties for $9.19.

Tech mogul Bryan Johnson undergoes shock therapy on penis to get 'the erections of an 18 year old'
Anti-aging-obsessed tech mogul Bryan Johnson revealed he has reversed aging in his penis by 15 years by undergoing “painful” shock therapy on his genitals.

Supreme Court conservatives seem likely to axe SEC enforcement powers : NPR
The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative justices seemed highly skeptical Wednesday about the way the Securities and Exchange Commission conducts in-house enforcement proceedings to ensure the integrity of securities markets across the country. The case is one of several this term aimed at dismantling what some conservatives have derisively called, "the administrative state."

Henry Kissinger, American diplomat and Nobel winner, dead at 100 | Reuters
Nov 29 (Reuters) - Henry Kissinger, a diplomatic powerhouse whose roles as a national security adviser and secretary of state under two presidents left an indelible mark on U.S. foreign policy and earned him a controversial Nobel Peace Prize, died on Wednesday at age 100.

Kate McKinnon to host final ‘SNL’ episode of 2023 with musical guest Billie Eilish | CNN
As “Saturday Night Live” hurtles toward its last episode of the year, the long-running sketch show is welcoming former cast member Kate McKinnon back to the Studio 8H stage to make her hosting debut.