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The Weekend Mauling: 7.29.2023

She did things your mother would never do like have sex for money.

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The Rock Chalkboard

Bill Self, Travis Goff react to Colorado's return to the Big 12
The University of Colorado is headed back to the Big 12. On Thursday, the Big 12 formally announced the return of the Buffaloes to the conference following their departure to the Pac 12 in the summer of 2011. With Colorado back into the fold starting next July, the Big 12 will be at 13 teams following the departures of Texas and Oklahoma.

WATCH: Bill Self, players preview upcoming Puerto Rico trip
Kansas basketball is headed south next week as the Jayhawks will make the trip down to Puerto Rico for a summer trip. It’s KU’s first summer trip since the team went to Italy. The Jayhawks will play three games during the trip, with the contests set to take place on August 3, 5 and 7. KU will leave Lawrence on Tuesday, August 1 for the trip.

Sunflower State Recruiting Show: Names to watch in Kansas this fall, plus answering fan questions
Kevin Flaherty, Ryan Wallace and Michael Swain are here for another podcast discussing all things local recruiting. Today, we break down the latest with Michael Boganowski and talk about KU's newest commit David McComb. Then, we transition into answering listener questions regarding all things local recruiting.

David McComb felt at home in Lawrence after one visit, his second trip sealed the deal
McComb earned an offer from KU earlier this year, after KU quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski went down to Oklahoma to watch the quarterback throw and workout in person. The KU coach liked what he saw in person — and in addition to McComb’s sophomore film — and extended the offer. At the end of June, the KU coaches hosted some early class of 2025 targets on campus for visits. It wasn’t McComb’s first college visit, but it was his first trip to KU.

Eraser Dust

Will Hurd gets boos for taking on Trump indictments at Iowa GOP dinner
“Donald Trump is not running for president to make America great again. Donald Trump is not running for president to represent the people that voted for him in 2016 and 2020,” Hurd said to a ballroom filled with 1,200 Iowa Republicans who listened silently, appearing almost to hold their breaths as they waited to see how Hurd planned to resolve the point.

“Donald Trump is running to stay out of prison,” he finished, eliciting a round of boos that drowned out the few spotty cheers of support.

Trader Joe’s recalls falafel, broccoli cheddar soup for possible rocks, insects | Fox Business
Trader Joe’s recalled two more products this week after previously recalling two cookie products because they may contain rocks.

The Dave Matthews Band, Reconsidered - The New York Times
When we’re young, we define ourselves as much by the culture we disdain as by what we love. One of the pleasures of adulthood is letting some of that go.

I Made Burgers Using Air Fryer, Stove, Oven, and Grill, Clear Winner
I recently put my air fryer, stove top, oven, and grill to the test to see which one makes the best burger.

'Seinfeld' star Jason Alexander on why he doesn't get 'mobbed' by fans
Jason Alexander joked that his aging appearance prevents him from being “mobbed” by fans while strolling in New York.

McDonald's Makes a Big Breakfast Menu Change - TheStreet
"McDonald's serves new Cheesy Jalapeno breakfast sandwiches in select markets across the US, including here in Los Angeles. They basically take the same pickled jalapenos and cheddar cheese sauce from the new Cheesy Jalapeno Quarter Pounder with Cheese and allow you to add them to a number of their regular breakfast sandwiches," Brand Eating reported.

California, Washington cherries impacting Flathead Lake cherry harvest
Despite a beautiful looking crop, millions of pounds of cherries will be stuck on trees this summer due to supply and demand issues stemming from California and Washington.

West Valley School Board appoints interim superintendent amid turmoil | Daily Inter Lake
Elementary Principal Richard Gross will serve as the 2023-24 interim superintendent of West Valley School District, pending approval of a contract, following a rift between administrators and members of the school board.

Montana’s anti-drag law on hold ahead of Pride festivities
A federal judge in Helena on Friday temporarily blocked state officials from enforcing Montana’s new law restricting drag story hours and drag shows ahead of one of the state’s largest LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations, which is slated to kick off Sunday in the state capital.

Noel Gallagher's ex-wife Meg Mathews is banned from the roads for crashing her Jeep Wrangler while more than twice the limit after having 'a couple of drinks' to calm her nerves at book signing | Daily Mail Online
Noel Gallagher's ex-wife Meg Mathews has been banned from the roads for drink-driving after crashing her car following a book signing while more than twice the limit.

Odds for the Next School to Accept an Invite to the Big 12 - Sports Illustrated West Virginia Mountaineers News, Analysis and More
Now that the PAC 12 is on the brink of collapsing, the Big 12 can attempt to poach some of the league's most valuable programs. According to SportsLine, Arizona and Arizona State have the best odds to be the next school to join the Big 12.

Woman goes viral after refusing to give up first class seat to kid
The 6-second video, captioned “POV: Flight agent asks me if I want to give up my 1A seat so a child sits with their family,” shows her lounging on her first class seat, while a popular TikTok audio drop — “Girl, f – – k them kids and f – – k you too” — plays in the background.

“That’s a no from me dawg,” Sabra wrote in the caption with a laughing emoji, asking her followers: “Would you have given up your seat?”

10 Harsh Realities Of Rewatching The Dark Knight Trilogy, 11 Years After It Ended
Followed by the critically-acclaimed 2008 sequel The Dark Knight and rounded out by 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, Nolan's trilogy delivered a three-film Batman arc for the ages. However, over a decade after the trilogy's ending, the Dark Knight as a character has undergone multiple cinematic changes, with new versions of Batman gently redefining audiences' perceptions of the character. When the hero's past and present are taken into account, a reappraisal of the trilogy highlights a few difficult truths about the beloved movies.

Enjoy all things cherry at Flathead Cherry Festival | Lake County Leader
It’s July and the cherries are ripe, providing inspiration for the annual Flathead Cherry Festival weekend on July 29 and 30. Cherries infuse ice cream, pie, lemonade, popsicles and tarts, and adorn a profusion of art and craft items.