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The Rock Chalkboard

A needlessly early look at the 2024 Kansas football roster - KU Sports
The Kansas football roster is far from finalized, particularly after the recent departures of players like Austin Booker and Ar’maj Reed-Adams created unanticipated needs, but the team signed its 17-man freshman class out of high school on Dec. 20 and the early transfer window is now nearing its end.

Bits o Chalk

Iowa sensation Caitlin Clark drains winner from logo to cap 40-point night | College basketball | The Guardian
Clark proved it again with her long three-pointer as time expired, giving her 40 points and the No 4 Hawkeyes a 76-73 victory over Michigan State on Tuesday night.

Raptors Provide Clarity On the Plan for Gradey Dick - Sports Illustrated Toronto Raptors News, Analysis and More
Dick has been in the gym working with the Raptors, using the team’s OVO Athletic Facility, rather than the facilities and training staff Toronto’s G League team The Raptors 905 use.

Monday night, Toronto moved Dick into the next phase of this plan, sending him down to the G League where he’ll likely spend the next two weeks while the Raptors head out on a West Coast road trip.

Nick Saban's wife reveals choice he faced after Rose Bowl loss
But Terry Saban, wife of the 72-year-old coach, revealed her husband’s more immediate plans: watch a movie on Netflix rather than watching Texas play Washington in the second College Football Playoff semifinal game later that night.

Eraser Dust

Epstein Documents Naming Prominent Figures Expected to Be Released Soon - The New York Times
Court documents related to the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein are expected to be released soon with many names that were previously redacted, and prominent figures on the right are holding up the impending disclosures as evidence of wrongdoing by Democrats despite a lack of concrete information about what they will show.

ESPN Sugar Bowl Flasher Offered Webcam Show Deal Worth Up To $100k
The woman who went nips out for some beads during ESPN's Sugar Bowl broadcast is being offered a deal more eye-opening than the viral clip ... with an adult company willing to shell out up to $100k to get her to perform an encore on its platform.

Jordan Klepper and Roy Wood Jr. Talk ‘Daily Show’ Drama and 2024 Tour
“Anytime I get to work with Jordan Klepper is generally a good time, with the exception of the the anti-gay barbecue food truck in North Carolina,” Wood says, referring to another Daily Show bit that found them testing the limits of a state law that said businesses could deny service to customers based on their sexual identity. “That was one of those, ‘Oh, shit, I think I’m going to get shot’ moments,” Wood recalls, a feeling that Klepper—and anyone who spends time with him on the road—has become accustomed to in recent years.

Japan Airlines says flight crew ‘acknowledged and repeated’ permission to land ahead of crash - ABC News
As a Japan Airlines plane caught fire on a runway in Tokyo on Tuesday, the flight crew directed hundreds of passengers off the aircraft using megaphones and "their own voices," the airline said Wednesday.

Elon Musk Is Still Fuming Over John Oliver Roasting
"It is rather tragic to see an otherwise capable comedian like @iamjohnoliver become weak sauce," Elon Musk wrote on X on Tuesday.

Jimmy Kimmel hints at potential lawsuit against Aaron Rodgers
Said Kimmel, on X: “Dear Aasshole: for the record, I’ve not met, flown with, visited, or had any contact whatsoever with Epstein, nor will you find my name on any ‘list’ other than the clearly-phony nonsense that soft-brained wackos like yourself can’t seem to distinguish from reality. Your reckless words put my family in danger. Keep it up and we will debate the facts further in court.”

Changes coming to Glacier National Park in 2024
That also means visitors will be allowed to enter the park before 6 a.m. and after 3 p.m. without reservations. Reservations will not be necessary to access Apgar and that portion of Lake McDonald for people entering from West Glacier. In fact, the checkpoint will be past the Apgar Campground.

Gen Z aging worse than millennials — the alarming reasons why
Injections, fillers and vapes are among the sneaky culprits making Gen Z look older than millennials, experts warn, as cosmetic procedures soar among the younger generation.

Bojangles Expanding to New States in 2024
Bojangles is also highlighting its strengths through the design of its newest restaurant locations. Around a dozen Bojangles restaurants across Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Ohio feature a viewable biscuit station near the counter so customers can watch their biscuits being made.

A Radical Fix for ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2024 | Cracked.com
Cracked has been suggesting for a while that the cast of Saturday Night Live is too big. This year’s roster has actually downsized from its post-COVID peak, but there are still 17 cast members on this season’s show, 20 if you count the boys in Please Don’t Destry (and why wouldn’t we since they’re on nearly every week). Compare that number with the seven Not Ready for Prime Time Players in the show’s original group. SNL is still a 90-minute show, but now there are nearly three times as many funny people vying for air time. Plus, my pleas to Lorne Michaels to fire half the cast have fallen on deaf ears.