The Daily Mauling: 9.20.2019

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Happy Liam Gallagher album release day!

The Rock Chalkboard

Three-star 2020 KU OL commit out until spring with knee injury
Jackson Stoefen, a three-star offensive lineman out of Iowa, announced this week that he would be undergoing surgery following an injury in practice that should keep him out through the end of spring ball — when he hopes to have joined the Jayhawks, anyway.

Brown & Co. prepared to play the guessing game against Kansas
It’s funny sometimes to think about how much time we spend obsessing about what a team does during the four quarters they spend playing the game. In reality, what a team does during those 60 minutes and how we react is the result of what happens during the week.

KU football’s Darrell Stuckey to be inducted into Ring of Honor
Darrell Stuckey, a member of the Jayhawks’ standout secondary from 2005-2009 and a multi-year NFL pro, will see his name added to the ring during KU football’s game against Texas Tech, which is slated for Sat., Oct. 26. Stuckey is the fifth member of the Orange Bowl team — 2007 season, 2008 bowl game — to be inducted into the Ring of Honor.

No. 14 Jayhawks blanked by No. 7 BYU, 2-0 – Kansas Jayhawks
The No. 14 Kansas Jayhawks struggled to mount a comeback on a night where the ball wasn’t bouncing their way and fell, 2-0, to the No. 7 BYU Cougars on Thursday night at Rock Chalk Park.

Kansas to be featured on four ESPN Big Mondays for the 14th-consecutive season – Kansas Jayhawks
For the 14th year in a row, Kansas men’s basketball will be featured four times on ESPN Big Monday, according to the 2020 Big 12 Conference schedule released by the league on Wednesday.

Bits o Chalk

One way the Dodgers are better built for October than the Astros — and everyone else
A year ago, the Oakland A’s had one of the best offenses in baseball. But, in a strange quirk, they were easily the league’s worst against high-velocity fastballs: a league-low .191 batting average against pitches over 95 mph, a league-low .268 weighted on-base average, a league-low 72.3 percent contact rate.

Artist says Pats’ Brown sent ‘intimidating’ texts
The lawyer for a woman who earlier this week alleged sexual misconduct by Antonio Brown reached out to the NFL on Thursday night after the New England Patriots wide receiver apparently sent what were described as threatening text messages to her client, Sports Illustrated reports.

Minshew — ‘Gotta make the most of’ opportunity
– Not only is Gardner Minshew capably filling in for the injured Nick Foles, but the rookie sixth-round pick is beginning to show he might be able to carry the Jaguars’ offense.

DC floats Lamar-Mahomes as next Peyton-Brady
Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale thinks Sunday’s quarterback showdown between Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes can become the next great sports rivalry.

Brady turns off TNF, citing ‘ridiculous penalties’
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tweeted Thursday night that “ridiculous penalties” in the first half of the Tennessee Titans-Jacksonville Jaguars game led him to turn it off.

Duke frosh Stanley breaks Zion’s vertical record
Duke freshman Cassius Stanley broke the school record for maximum vertical leap on Wednesday, a record set last year by Wooden Award winner and No. 1 NBA draft pick Zion Williamson.

Eraser Dust

Saudi oil attacks underscore China’s energy vulnerability – CNN
As the world’s largest crude oil importer, China’s heavy dependence on other countries for energy has influenced much of its foreign policy. Beijing is trying to reduce that dependence, but the needs of its growing economy and a trade war with the United States have put it in an awkward position. It’s buying more Saudi oil than it has done for years.

Extremism Researchers Struggle With The Mental Toll Of Their Work : NPR
Charlie Winter, a London-based terrorism researcher, was dining with friends one recent evening when the conversation turned to whether it is ethical to eat meat. Someone brought up slaughterhouse conditions, Winter said, and he instantly grew uneasy. He stayed for a while longer, squirming, and then finally left the room. That word — “slaughterhouse” — had conjured images of one of the most gruesome ISIS videos he’d come across. The militants had filmed a mass execution in a slaughterhouse, casting their prisoners as the animals.

Fire Destroys Home Near Kalispell – Flathead Beacon
Firefighters from multiple agencies, including the West Valley, Smith Valley and South Kalispell fire departments, all responded to the scene off West Valley Drive at around 3:30 p.m.. It was unclear if anyone was injured in the blaze or what caused it.

Liam Gallagher Trashes Noel Gallagher After Saying How Important Family Is | SPIN
“Oh well, definitely my Mrs. and my kids. My mum,” Gallagher said. “My family, not me. All right, family. One. Music. Two. And Man City, three. And obviously my Mrs. comes in the family vibe.”

Liam Gallagher: Why Me? Why Not review | Alexis Petridis’s album of the week | Music | The Guardian
He knows his audience. They are men in middle age for whom pop music has grown ever-more remote since the mid-90s, and for whom Noel Gallagher’s recent attempts to broaden his musical horizons a little represents an unacceptable capitulation to the terrifying forces of progress and change. They are teenagers who’ve bought into a romanticised version of the 1990s, propagated in documentaries and misty-eyed media eulogies occasioned by 25th anniversaries, and who have furthermore noted that guitar-based alt-rock has little to currently offer in that vein: you can go and see Catfish and the Bottlemen, but you’re not going to hear anything with the potency of Slide Away or Rock N’ Roll Star.

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