The Daily Mauling: 12.7.2019

Oh, this isn’t fun. Maybe if you didn’t go to the bathroom so much you wouldn’t be so small.

The Rock Chalkboard

Five-star 2022 wing Tre White decommits from KU basketball
“At this time, I would personally like to thank the great staff at Kansas,” White said. “After much conversation with my family, I have decided to open up my recruitment and go through the entire recruitment process and make a decision on the college that best fits my academic and basketball needs to help me reach all the goals I have set in life. I once again want to thank Kansas for their support as I go through this process.”

Jayhawks working to fully unlock Isaiah Moss’ 3-point potential | Smithology | KUsports.com
Get Bill Self talking about his Kansas basketball team’s 3-point defense and his train of thought will eventually bring him to the arc on the opposite end of the floor.

KU football welcoming visitors as early signing period approaches | KUsports.com
With the December early signing period just around the corner, the Kansas football coaches are working toward adding to the program’s 2020 class

Bits o Chalk

College Football Playoff tracker — How each conference title game affects the field
Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens, who is also the chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee, is here at the Gaylord Texan Resort, not the Pac-12 championship game, where his two-loss Ducks had a chance to win the league — and simultaneously eliminate it from the CFP with a win over No. 5 Utah.

Cavs ready to listen to trade offers for Kevin Love, sources say
As NBA trade possibilities expand beginning Dec. 15, the Cleveland Cavaliers are expressing a willingness to listen to offers for All-Star forward Kevin Love, league sources told ESPN.

Oregon Ducks won’t change scheduling approach in search of CFP berth
“They want to play the best teams in the country all the time, and there is no way we’re going to go away from that mentality to try to schedule down to appease — whatever, I guess I should stop there before I get in trouble, right?” Cristobal said. “These guys deserve to find out how good they are by playing against the best, so we’re going to continue doing that.”

After chaotic end to regulation, Thunder shock Timberwolves in OT
“Jersey out! His jersey’s out! That’s a delay of game!” Paul yelled. Foster took notice, and called the Wolves for a delay of game. “Damn right,” Paul said after Foster made the call.

LeBron James says matching up against Carmelo Anthony ‘always special’
It’s always special,” James, 34, said of facing Anthony, 35, in 2019 after they first connected as teenagers. “I can’t even lie. It’s always special to be on the floor with a brother of mine.”

Ole Miss finalizing deal with Lane Kiffin, sources say
The former Tennessee coach and Alabama offensive coordinator has the Owls in their second Conference USA championship game on Saturday. They won the league title in 2017 in Kiffin’s first season in Boca Raton. The Ole Miss job would be the fifth head-coaching job for Kiffin, who turned 44 earlier this year.

Eraser Dust

PG&E: California power firm to pay $13.5bn to wildfire victims – BBC News
PG&E President Bill Johnson said since entering the bankruptcy process “getting wildfire victims fairly compensated, especially the individuals, has been our primary goal.

Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer, jury finds | Technology | The Guardian
Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer Vernon Unsworth by calling him a “pedo guy” on Twitter, a Los Angeles jury found Friday.

This week in Brexit: Can Nicola Sturgeon and Jo Swinson stop Brexit?
This week in polls: As they have for the entirety of the election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives are holding a roughly 10-point lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour in the polls, with support for both of the main parties steadily increasing.

“Secret Santa” picked up the tab for some customers at a Kalispell store
Some Walmart patrons in Kalispell received a special surprise this week when an anonymous “Secret Santa” purchased layaway items for unsuspecting customers.

Whitefish’s Under the Big Sky unveils lineup | Music | missoulian.com
The two-day shindig focused on Americana, country, roots and rock has booked a list of big artists who could all be considered the headliner depending on your preferences: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, EmmyLou Harris, the Head and the Heart, Shovels and Rope, Billy Strings, and Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Jade Bird, and more, according to the news release. They’ve also booked a number of local bands, including Missoula’s Lil Smokies.

Pensacola shooting: 8 injured, 3 killed along with gunman; unclear if terrorism, officials say – The Washington Post
A Saudi military student killed three people and injured eight others in a Friday shooting at a Florida naval base that also left the gunman dead, officials say.

Poll of the Day

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