The Daily Mauling: 1.14.2020

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Homer Simpson does not lie twice on the same form. He never has and never will.

The Rock Chalkboard

Jayhawks should learn from Baylor’s masterful defense of Udoka Azubuike | Smithology | KUsports.com
KU usually outscores its opponents by double digits in the paint (plus-15.9 points per game this season), and Azubuike helped the Jayhawks do that in 11 of their first 14 outings. But when Baylor won the battle for high-percentage points, 28-26, and beat the Jayhawks, 67-55, it became just the second opponent to outscore KU inside.

Bill Self reacts to Kansas City Chiefs’ comeback win over Texans
“I didn’t [see it],” Self responded. “We were actually watching film that was supposed to last 30 minutes, which ended up lasting about an hour and 15. And I wasn’t going to talk to them, which ended up lasting 45 minutes.”

How Devon Dotson’s hip injury will affect him moving forward
“We met yesterday. We watched tape,” Self said. “We talked through some stuff but we did not practice yesterday. So I haven’t seen him. I know he’s been getting treatment. It’s a hip pointer, so he’s going to be sore regardless.”

Kansas’ Bill Self, David McCormack preview Oklahoma road test
The last time KU basketball was in Norman to face Oklahoma, KU officially had its streak of consecutive conference titles broken. On that night, KU was blown out, 81-68, which put a bow on its season of struggles on the road.

KU great Gale Sayers named 10th-best college football player of all-time | KUsports.com
Gale Sayers, a Wichita native who accounted for 4,020 all-purpose yards in just three seasons for the Jayhawks (1962-64), was named one of the top 11 college football players of all-time by ESPN. The final members of ESPN’s 150 greatest list were announced during an on-field ceremony in New Orleans, at halftime of the title matchup between LSU and Clemson.

Bits o Chalk

Australian Open qualifier forced to retire after coughing fit
Slovenia’s Dalila Jakupovic feared she would pass out during Australian Open qualifying, with the smoky conditions the worst she has experienced.

LSU and Joe Burrow’s national championship season places Tigers among greatest ever
There was the LSU quarterback, scrambling for three first downs and a touchdown in a critical second-quarter rally when No. 1 LSU found itself trailing for the first time since Oct. 22 against Florida, three months and 33 quarters ago. And there was LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, doing such a number on All-ACC corner A.J. Terrell, Clemson’s best defensive back, that Clemson moved Terrell off of him in the second half.

LSU’s Joe Burrow sets FBS single-season records for TD passes, TDs responsible for
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow broke the NCAA FBS single-season records for touchdown passes and touchdowns responsible for during his team’s 42-25 victory over Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday.

Houston QB D’Eriq King announces he has entered the transfer portal
The reversal of course for King — who played four games before announcing in late September he would redshirt the rest of the 2019 season, with plans to return to the Cougars in 2020 — means one of the nation’s most talented quarterbacks is available. King graduated from Houston on Dec. 14, meaning he will be eligible to play next season regardless of where he lands. He will have one season of eligibility remaining as a redshirt senior.

Skills competition at NHL All-Star Game to feature players shooting pucks from stands
A new skills competition at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game will feature players shooting pucks from the stands, over the fans and at targets on the ice, sources tell ESPN.

Eraser Dust

Supreme Court Hears Arguments In New Jersey ‘Bridgegate’ Case : NPR
“Bridgegate” was the political scandal that marked the beginning of the end of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential hopes. The scandal’s legal consequences could prove more consequential if, as prosecutors fear, the criminal convictions in the case are thrown out by the Supreme Court.

Two Pittsburgh area teenagers took a video of a toddler vaping. Now police are investigating – CNN
Pennsylvania State Police said child endangerment charges are pending against two teenage girls after video posted on social media appeared to show them recording a toddler using a vaping device.

Russians Hacked Ukrainian Gas Company at Center of Impeachment – The New York Times
The timing and scale of the attacks suggest the Russians may be looking for the same kind of damaging information on Joe Biden that President Trump wanted from Ukraine, security experts say.

Daily Inter Lake – Front Page Slider, Producer a driving force in local music scene
Forcone records, produces and mixes from the studio he built in his garage in the foothills outside Whitefish — Renegade Ridge Studios, he calls it. Friday morning he was mixing an album for Bozeman-based band The Hawthorne Roots.

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