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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Indiana

Why is it when I heard the word “school” and the word “exploded”... I immediately thought of the word “Skinner”?!

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The Rock Chalkboard

KU rallies late, escapes Indiana for first road win - KU Sports
KU went on a 16-5 run to claim its first lead of the game over Indiana on a Hunter Dickinson hook shot with 4:53 to go, Kevin McCullar Jr. drained a no-hesitation deep 3-pointer a minute and a half later and the red-hot Trey Galloway missed a potential go-ahead 3 with 23 seconds to go. The Jayhawks overcame a disjointed first 30 minutes of play Saturday and claimed their first-ever victory at Assembly Hall, 75-71.

Grimes impressed by “nuts and bolts” as he takes stock of KU program - KU Sports
“I told him I’m trying to get a read on him yet,” head coach Lance Leipold said Friday. “He’s pretty tight to the vest. But that’s what I admire about him — I think he’s trying to see how we operate. And I told him that, ‘Again, as you make your notes and look at it, I want to know your suggestions and tweaks and ways that you’ve done it, and then we make our program better.'”

KU women take 20-point victory over Central Arkansas - KU Sports
The Jayhawks extended their win streak to three with a dominant 69-48 win over the Central Arkansas Sugar Bears in the penultimate nonconference contest of their season. The game featured balanced scoring across the starters and bench alike, while Taiyanna Jackson recorded her sixth double-double of the season.

Eraser Dust

Negotiators are rushing to reach a US border security deal ahead of the Senate's holiday recess | AP News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Time slipping, White House and Senate negotiators struggled Sunday to reach a U.S. border security deal that would unlock President Joe Biden’s request for billions of dollars worth of military aid for Ukraine and other national security needs before senators leave town for the holiday recess.

Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes given big fines for criticizing notorious offsides call
Sometimes, NFL coaches and players just want to get their frustrations off their chests. They all know that the one thing you can't get away with is publicly ripping officials, but once in a while, the fine is worth it to vent.

Clarence Thomas’ Money Complaints Sparked Resignation Fears — ProPublica
After almost a decade on the court, Thomas had grown frustrated with his financial situation, according to friends. He had recently started raising his young grandnephew, and Thomas’ wife was soliciting advice on how to handle the new expenses. The month before, the justice had borrowed $267,000 from a friend to buy a high-end RV.

Charlie Hunnam Reveals He Was Almost Anakin Skywalker in 'Star Wars' (Exclusive) | Entertainment Tonight
It's hard to imagine Star Wars' Anakin Skywalker as anyone other than Hayden Christensen, but according to Charlie Hunnam, he almost wielded the lightsaber of the franchise's iconic character.

Montana libraries lose access to library app | KECI
It’s not just an issue in Montana. Due to a contract dispute between SirsiDynix, a provider Montana libraries have used for over 20 years, and a third party vendor – libraries nationwide are left without an app that provides access to online catalogues.

Taylor Swift Watches Boyfriend Travis Kelce’s Football Game with Dad Scott
Scott Swift swapped Eagles-green for Chiefs-red to support daughter Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Travis Kelce on Sunday!

Conservatives move to keep abortion off the 2024 ballot - POLITICO
In Arizona, Florida, Nevada and other states, several anti-abortion groups are buying TV and digital ads, knocking on doors and holding events to persuade people against signing petitions to put the issue before voters in November.