The Daily Mauling: 1.29.2020

We’re not prisoners anymore! We’re free! We can go anywhere we want! I’m cold and frightened…

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KU football loses commitments from 2 Class of 2020 prospects | KUsports.com
A little more than a week before college football’s National Signing Day, Kansas lost commitments from a couple of potentially promising high school prospects in the Class of 2020.

Bill Self: Marcus Garrett ‘totally controlled everything’ at OSU
Garrett defends at a high level and is a versatile player, perhaps perfectly illustrated by his line of seven points, nine assists and eight rebounds in the Jayhawks’ 65-50 win at Oklahoma State on Monday.

Podcast: KU basketball looking to play with four guards more
The Phog.net Podcast kicked off back in July 2018 as a way of bringing you KU basketball, football and recruiting coverage in another format. Today’s episode will focus on breaking down KU’s 65-50 win over Oklahoma State in Big 12 play.

Bits o Chalk

Playful Jeff Capel chant angers Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski
Krzyzewski yelled at the fans to “Shut up!” and then walked across the court to scold them at the end of the first half, repeating emphatically, “He is one of us!”

Orange Coast College opens season 2 days after coach John Altobelli’s death
“You’re sitting there, and you’re making all these decisions that the man who you looked up to, who mentored you, was making the last seven years,” Johnson said. “It won’t hit me for a while. Maybe it’ll hit me tonight. Maybe it’ll hit me during the game tomorrow or Saturday. Whenever it is, it’s going to hit me that, ‘Wow, I am this person now. I’m running this team.'”

Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman dies at age 58
Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman died Tuesday night after a battle with cancer, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced in a statement. He was 58.

Shaquille O’Neal on Kobe Bryant’s death — ‘I still can’t believe it’
“I haven’t felt a pain that sharp in a while,” O’Neal said during a TNT tribute to Bryant on the Staples Center floor, where he was joined by Dwyane Wade, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson, Reggie Miller and Jerry West.

Dominic Thiem knocks out top seed Rafael Nadal at Aussie Open
Outplayed at his own brand of physical tennis for much of the match, Rafael Nadal finally claimed a set to try to start a comeback against Dominic Thiem.

Eraser Dust

Report: White House Considering Temporary Ban on All U.S.-China Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
The White House is considering imposing a temporary ban on flights to and from China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak centered in Hubei province, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday night, citing a person familiar with situation. The Washington Post and USA Today separately verified that such a ban was under consideration, though sources said it was just one of several options and differed on whether the administration had already told airlines that it was on the table.

2020 IRS Income Tax Refund Chart Shows Refund Dates | CPA Practice Advisor
The IRS officially opened the 2020 income tax season on Monday, January 27, when it started accepting tax returns. For millions of taxpayers, there’s no reason to get refund loans or other such services, which often come with steep fees, since most Americans can get their 2020 income tax refund in as little as 10 days if they file early and use direct deposit.

Dylann Roof appeals conviction, death sentence in Charleston massacre – CBS News
Dylann Roof on Tuesday appealed his federal convictions and death sentence in the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South Carolina, arguing that he was mentally ill when he represented himself at his capital trial.

A Storied Celebration – Flathead Beacon
It was in the middle of another cold Montana winter back in 1959, when Norm Kurtz grabbed a napkin and started sketching out what would eventually become Whitefish Winter Carnival, a storied mid-winter celebration that in 2020 is celebrating its 61st year. This year’s event is scheduled for Feb. 7 to 9.

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