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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Going to Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The way I figure it... if the candy stays in the machine for more than a year, it’s up for grabs.

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KU headed to Guaranteed Rate Bowl, will face UNLV - KU Sports
KU is headed to the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix on Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. Central Time (7 p.m. local), the school announced Sunday afternoon. The game will be played at Chase Field, the baseball stadium that is home to MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, and will air on ESPN.

‘I just did it for my mom’: KJ Adams delivers pivotal performance in win over UConn - KU Sports
“I just did it for my mom,” Adams said in his interview with ESPN. “Everything I do right now is for her. It’s just her watching over me and her helping me with this.”

Kansas women’s basketball falters against Texas A&M, drops to 3-4 on the season - KU Sports
Center Taiyanna Jackson, who is averaging nearly four fouls a game thus far, found herself in foul trouble once again. Jackson was called for her fourth foul just two minutes into the third, and would not return until seven minutes remained in the final quarter and Kansas trailed 49-44. Both she and freshman S’Mya Nichols played minimal minutes in the late third and fourth quarters; Nichols fouled out with 22 seconds left in the contest.

Eraser Dust

Israel pounds southern Gaza after US warning on civilian deaths
Israel has ordered an evacuation of a large area of land in southern Gaza, as it stepped up an aerial bombardment of the enclave that has killed hundreds of people in the three days since a truce with Hamas broke down.

Volcanic Eruption Kills at Least 11 Hikers in Indonesia - The New York Times
Dozens of climbers were on Mount Marapi in Sumatra when it began spewing ash, the authorities said. Twelve were still missing.

Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan that shields Sackler family faces Supreme Court arguments today - CBS News
Washington — Long before Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy, before the series' "Dopesick" and "Painkiller" brought the Sackler family and devastation of the opioid crisis into Americans' living rooms, and before her son died of a drug overdose at the age of 33, Ellen Isaacs was sounding the alarm about the opioid epidemic.

Star Wars: Bad Batch Season 3 Gets Exciting Update: When Will It Release?
To spread the wealth and allow each show its due, fans shouldn't expect The Bad Batch Season 3 to premiere until late February 2024 at the very earliest. A Spring 2024 release window is the safest bet at this point.

Ranking every college football bowl game from worst to best
14. Guaranteed Rate Bowl (Dec. 26, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Kansas (8-4) vs. UNLV (9-4)

The Jayhawks are in a bowl game for the second consecutive season and produced a thriller a season ago against Arkansas. UNLV is making its first bowl appearance since 2013 and looking for its first 10-win season since 1984. Don’t be surprised if this is one of the most high-scoring games of bowl season.

Walmart takes Elon up on his offer | Boing Boing
Him saying "fuck off" isn't a problem so much as him making clear he doesn't care about providing value. Musk's attitude toward advertising as an undesirable but instrumental source of revenue may qualify for the Onion meme but you don't shove it in their faces like that. It's not his rich kid right-to-play politics that make him a fool, it's that he paid $44bn for a wholly ad-supported enterprise whose basic economics he can't stand.

The Simpsons’ Harry Shearer on his long-running radio show, the Spinal Tap sequel and ‘loathing’ SNL’s Lorne Michaels | The Independent
Shearer notes that the show has “evolved” down the years, with the Iraq war prompting a pivot to a more serious tone in places. In the run-up to the 2003 invasion, he says, “I noticed that I was getting information from sources outside this country that were not being broadcast or printed inside the US. I decided I had, if not the duty, then at least the opportunity to share that kind of information with the audience. So it became more information-loaded, and it’s stayed that way ever since.”

Beloved Chain Restaurants We Sadly Might Lose In 2024
Recently, Buffalo Wild Wings were criticized for serving up wings to its customers that — wait for it — weren't actually wings. The company, when taken to court over the issue, admitted to using chicken breast prepared and fried in such a way to look like boneless chicken wings, instead of actually using the winged part of the bird. If this weren't nefarious enough, the franchise took an additional hit this year when it pulled all its remaining locations out of Canada on the basis of underperformance and poor sales. These closures seem to have occurred one by one over a long period of time — leading us to wonder what might be in the works for the chain's stateside locations in 2024. "They seem to suck all over now, nationwide," said a disappointed user on Reddit. If the circulating negative consumer feelings and dishonest actions taken by the chain this year are any indication of what's to come, we estimate it may not be anything good.

Former Arkansas football coach, wife arrested after trying to have sex with prepubescent child | KOMO
A former Little Rock minor league football coach and his wife are facing felony charges for attempting to have sex with a prepubescent child.

IRS Penalty for Underpayments Soars to 8% — Nearly Triple What it was 2 Years Ago | CrownHeights.info – Chabad News, Crown Heights News, Lubavitch News
The Internal Revenue Service penalty for tax underpayments has nearly tripled since 2021, putting gig economy workers and consultants at the largest risk of having to cough up big bucks to Uncle Sam.

Supermarket worker sparks outrage online after revealing truth behind store policy: ‘It’s so disheartening to see’
The original poster, who worked in a grocery store, posted a picture of what looks like hundreds of loaves of bread headed for the trash bin. The post quickly gained traction online, garnering over 53,000 upvotes and 2,000 comments.

Who was the Big 12’s second-best running back this season? - KU Sports
Kansas running back Devin Neal was omitted Nov. 21 from the list of semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award, given to the best running back in the country, much to the dismay of his teammates and fans. That list of 10 featured four other Big 12 Conference running backs.