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Notebook: Kansas Set for Central Florida

But, somehow, I just never made it to the big time. Why not? Cause I got knocked out 40 times in a row. That, plus politics. You know, it’s all politics. Lousy Democrats.

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Preview: KU men’s basketball makes first-ever trip to UCF - KU Sports
The Orlando, Florida-based Knights, who came to the Big 12 this year with Cincinnati and Houston from the American Athletic Conference, opened their Big 12 account on a sour note Saturday when they lost 77-52 at Kansas State. UCF shot 34% from the field and 24% from deep and committed 13 turnovers and 20 fouls in its inauspicious debut as it dropped to 9-4 on the year.

KU football adds key piece to O-line in Division II transfer Bumgardner - KU Sports
He will make a substantial leap up in competition level to play at KU for his final year of collegiate eligibility. Indeed, the remainder of the scholarship offers he announced on X after entering the portal on Dec. 16 came from schools in Division II, the Division I Football Championship Subdivision or, most recently, the Group of Five conferences (the likes of Bowling Green, Buffalo, Coastal Carolina and Old Dominion).

Eraser Dust

'The Mandalorian & Grogu' Star Wars film to be directed by Jon Favreau
The Mandalorian broke ground as the first Star Wars live-action series on Disney+, and a lot of that success was thanks to a little baby Yoda creature named Grogu. Now, both the Mandalorian and Grogu are making their way to the big screen in an upcoming Star Wars film titled…wait for it…The Mandalorian & Grogu.

Trump team argues assassination of rivals is covered by presidential immunity | The Hill
Former President Trump’s legal team suggested Tuesday that even a president directing SEAL Team Six to kill a political opponent would be an action barred from prosecution given a former executive’s broad immunity to criminal prosecution.

The Movie Siskel and Ebert Called ‘The Worst Comedy Ever Made’ |
Movie critic Gene Siskel named this comedy the worst movie of 1992, “as depressing an experience as I've ever had going to the movies. That's 23 years of going to the movies professionally, maybe six, seven thousand pictures.” Siskel’s partner-in-criticism, Roger Ebert, went him one better: “This is perhaps the worst comedy ever made.” The movie in question? It’s Corbin (L.A. Law) Bernsen and Shelley (Cheers) Long, two of the 1980’s biggest TV stars, in Frozen Assets.

Bozeman School District denies request to remove book from high school curriculum | KECI
BOZEMAN, Mont. — On Monday, the Bozeman School District voted unanimously to keep Sherman Alexie’s novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” as part of the ninth grade curriculum at Gallatin High School.

The Bad Batch Season 3 May Have To Echo The Ending Of Another Tragic Star Wars Story
Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 3 may need to follow the tragic ending of one other Star Wars story. First entering Star Wars canon in 2021, the animated The Bad Batch series quickly became popular. Focusing on Clone Force 99 during the early days of the Empire, it is a refreshing break from Star Wars' usual focus on the Jedi. The Bad Batch season 3 will be the show's final season, and after the dramatic ending of The Bad Batch season 2, season 3 has a lot of questions to answer.

Secret Synagogue Tunnel Sets Off Altercation That Leads to 9 Arrests - The New York Times
Videos showed a tumultuous scene as young Hasidic men clashed with the police in the global headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitcher movement in Brooklyn.

These classic 1994 albums all turn 30 this year
Some seismic shifts took place in the music world in 1994. After Kurt Cobain’s death rocked the world early in the year, grunge’s grip on music fans was loosened and new sounds took its place, from Britpop to rave to US punk. Woodstock returned to the festival circuit for a historic, mud-soaked weekend, while the likes of Oasis, Nine Inch Nails, and more all had their big breakthroughs.