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The Rock Chalkboard

Kansas football spent part of spring trying to make QB Jalon Daniels ‘bulletproof’ - KU Sports
“We want to get you foundationally in a really good place and then we’re going to make you frickin’ bulletproof,” Gildersleeve told Daniels this spring. “We’re in that process now.”

Kansas basketball receives commitment from Towson sharp-shooter Nick Timberlake - KU Sports
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound senior combo guard announced his decision on his Instagram and Twitter pages, posting a photo of himself and his parents, with a second image of him in a blue, No. 25 Kansas jersey standing in a sunflower field amidst four national championship trophies.

Sports Editor Matt Tait’s farewell column - KU Sports
But I’m also thrilled to head off to tackle the new challenge of covering athletes in the name, image and likeness world for Perpetual Sports Network and the Mass Street Collective. And I’m thankful that my new gig will give me the opportunity to stay in Lawrence and continue to write, albeit in a slightly different way than I did for the Journal-World.

Kansas tennis falls to Iowa State in Big 12 quarterfinals - KU Sports
Kansas freshman Heike Janse Van Vuuren was the lone winner for the 28th-ranked Jayhawks in Friday’s 4-1 loss to No. 11 Iowa State at the Big 12 women’s tennis championships at the Jayhawk Tennis Center at Rock Chalk Park.

Bits o Chalk

Knicks' Obi Toppin ‘terrific’ as Julius Randle struggles
Julius Randle’s ineffectiveness opened the door for Obi Toppin, and the third-year forward made the most of the opportunity.

NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors edge past the Sacramento Kings to level series | CNN
Former Warrior Harrison Barnes, who played a key role in Golden State’s 2015 title run, missed a game-winning buzzer beater that would have given Sacramento a commanding series lead.

Anthony Edwards helps Timberwolves avoid sweep by Nuggets
"I don't ever want to say I got swept in my career," Edwards said Sunday night. "So I definitely took it personally tonight."

Eraser Dust

Scout’s Grill Chicken Wings - Flathead Beacon
The overarching ethos of Scout’s Grill is community, that much sought-after and sometimes elusive fellowship built around the act of sharing. Which is why so much of the menu at Scout’s Grill is meant to be passed around. The new eatery is located on the Scout + Gather campus in Columbia Falls, where cross-country ski trails meet miniature golf, and where summertime holds the promise of fresh air and live music. It’s there in the grill’s dining space that community can form around the opportunity for shared plates, shared experiences and, when it comes to chicken wings, well, shared rules.

How Democrats Learned to Embrace Biden 2024 - The New York Times
The president, who is expected to formally announce his re-election campaign this week, has won the full support of his party despite questions about his age and middling approval ratings.

Kenya probes starvation cult as death toll rises to 47 - The Washington Post
Authorities believe those found dead in a Kenyan forest were followers of pastor Paul Mackenzie’s Good News International Church.

Samuel Alito Abortion Pill Dissent Calls Out 3 Justices: SCOTUS Expert
Two justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, publicly dissented, with the latter writing an opinion in which he called out three female justices by name — including fellow conservative justice Amy Coney Barrett — in an apparent act of judiciary "theater," Scott Lemieux, a professor of political science at the University of Washington and an expert on the Supreme Court and constitutional law, told Insider.

A South Florida man shot at 2 Instacart delivery workers who went to the wrong house : NPR
A man in South Florida shot at the car of two people who drove onto his property after they got lost trying to drop off an Instacart order, police said, leaving the car with bullet holes and a flat tire.

The resident said he fired after the car ran over his foot.

As Montana looks to ban TikTok, questions linger | Daily Inter Lake
THE BILL holds the company behind TikTok culpable if users download or open the app in Montana. Online marketplaces offering downloads of TikTok in Montana also could face penalties if they violate the proposed ban by making the app available in the state, under the language of the bill.

Twitter claims dead celebs are subscribing to Blue from beyond the grave - The Verge
After chief twit Elon Musk made good on his promise to remove Twitter accounts’ legacy verification blue ticks last week, numerous high-profile accounts now appear to be re-verified — including a number of dead celebrities.

FVCC taps into role-playing game’s popularity with continuing education class | Daily Inter Lake
The combat scenario served as the climax to Isles’ six-week beginner course on the famously once-maligned role-playing game, offered this spring as part of the community college’s continuing education program. For two hours each Wednesday, a group of about 10 students worked over the finer points of character classes, ability scores, equipment selection and backstories in preparation for taking their characters on one or dozens of adventures.

Kalispell School District No. 5 2023 Election: Voter Guide - Flathead Beacon
The Beacon interviewed each school board candidate, asking them about their backgrounds and main goals if elected to the Board of Trustees. All candidate profiles are linked below. Slightly different questions were posed to incumbent and non-incumbent candidates. The Beacon added editors’ notes in italics where we were either able or unable to independently verify claims made by candidates.