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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Baylor

Sorry, M.B., but I’m having trouble with this character. Is he supposed to have some kind of neurological impairment... like Rain Man or Awakenings? I mean, what the hell am I doing here? And this dialogue has none of the wit and sparkle of Murphy Brown.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament First Round - TCU vs Kansas Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The Rock Chalkboard

Kansas women’s basketball stuns No. 4 Baylor in double-digit upset; Jackson scores her 1,000th career point - KU Sports
That’s exactly what happened on Wednesday night, when the Jayhawks outfought Baylor for an 87-66 victory at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks fought hard in the first half, then dominated the second; Taiyanna Jackson reached 1,000 career points in the fourth quarter; the Jayhawks snapped a three-game losing streak; and Kansas once again looked like the caliber of team that piled up win after win in the WNIT last year.

Bean, Young hoping to impress at Hula Bowl - KU Sports
“It’s been fun, just competing with other players around the country, good players at that,” Young told the Journal-World Wednesday. “All of us out here chasing the dream. It’s unbelievable, you know, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to have, and we’re just out here just enjoying ourselves, really.”

Eraser Dust

Barnes & Noble to open Kalispell location in January | Daily Inter Lake
A Barnes & Noble bookstore is poised to open a location in North Kalispell later this month.

Montana fire chief who had refused vaccine mandate in Washington state charged in Jan. 6 riot | AP News
A Montana fire chief who lost a previous job over a coronavirus vaccine mandate has been charged with spraying a chemical irritant on police officers during the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

NCAA President Announces Decision On Michigan's National Title - The Spun: What's Trending In The Sports World Today
t doesn't sound like the NCAA is planning on looking into Michigan's national championship, led by head coach Jim Harbaugh, this past Monday night.

Congress nears deal on expanded child tax credit - The Washington Post
Congressional lawmakers are closing in on a deal that would partially revive President Biden’s expanded tax credit for lower-income families in exchange for extending tax incentives favored by business interests, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Taco Bell fans say 'times are tough' as chain removes two beloved 'go-to items' from new $3 value menu | The US Sun
Unfortunately, the Fiesta Veggie Burrito and Chipotle Ranch Grilled Chicken Burrito won't be included in the new menu.

Orthodox Jewish students used migrant labor for secret tunnel
Extremist students from an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic group secretly hired migrant laborers to help them build a controversial tunnel at the sect’s world headquarters in Crown Heights — all to fulfill what they felt was a religious obligation to expand the holy site, The Post has learned.

Our First Tease of Ahsoka Season 2 Is a Dave Filoni Sketch
We couldn’t say with 100% certainty but that certainly looks like, and would make sense to be, Ahsoka and Sabine. They’re standing on a giant finger which fans of the show should recognize as the pointing statue of the Father Mortis God on Peredia. An image that, on its own, held massive story implications moving ahead. However, on the show, it’s Baylan Skoll who was on at the statue, not Ahsoka and Sabine.

Man arrested after threatening workers at KU football construction site
A man is in custody Wednesday night after Lawrence police say he threatened several people with a knife at the University of Kansas football construction site.

Elon Musk Seems to Endorse Tweet Saying Students at Black Colleges Have Low IQs
Elon Musk endorsed a tweet Tuesday that suggested graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have IQs approaching “borderline intellectual impairment.” This isn’t the first time the billionaire celebrated blatant bigotry on his platform in recent months. In November, Musk promoted a tweet that said Jews push “hatred against whites.”

Aaron Rodgers Booted as Guest on ESPN’s ‘Pat McAfee Show’
Aaron Rodgers has gotten the boot from his regular guest appearances on “The Pat McAfee Show” amid controversial comments regarding Jimmy Kimmel, McAfee said on Wednesday.

Haters gonna hate: Pentagon pushes back against Fox News conspiracy theory involving Taylor Swift - POLITICO
Watters on Tuesday, during his show Jesse Watters Primetime, told viewers that “around four years ago, the Pentagon’s psychological operations unit floated turning Taylor Swift into an asset.”