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Could former Big 12 members be in the expansion mix? Bill Snyder thinks so | Tale of the Tait |
“I may be wrong and other people may see it differently, but I don’t think anyone could be in a better situation than the teams we have in our conference,” Snyder said. “I’ll tell you what. There are teams that left our conference right now that wish they could get back in our conference.”

Svi scores 12 in setback |
Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 12 points off 5-of-21 shooting in Ukraine’s 64-52 loss to Germany on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Under 20 FIBA European Championships in Finland.

Tim Kaine, A Mizzou Grad, Roots For The Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas-Missouri is frequently cited as one of the fiercest rivalries in all of sports because, like the best sports rivalries, it’s actually about so much more than sports. Dubbed the Border War, it reaches back to the Civil War, when Missouri and Kansas literally went to brutal, bloody war with each other. Kaine seems completely nonplussed by this. From the Washington Post article mentioned in that tweet:

Former KU commitment and 3-star DB Akayleb Evans picks Tulsa |
Evans, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound safety from McKinney, Texas, who picked Kansas over offers or strong interest from Iowa, Iowa State, SMU, TCU and Tulsa back on his birthday in late June, declared his intentions on Twitter earlier this week, saying simply, “I am officially de-committing from the University of Kansas and reopening my recruitment.”

Other Sports News

Team USA stomps Argentina 111-74 in exhibition: Five takeaways -
The road to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics began for USA Basketball in Las Vegas Friday night when they hosted the Argentina National Team for a friendly warm-up exhibition. As expected, things went Team USA's way in a 111-74 victory that was never really all that close.

Clippers, Thunder, Bulls among five teams at a crossroads this coming season -
In the NBA, for the most part, you're either getting better or you're getting worse, and for the teams that don't seem to be doing either, who are just sort of stuck where they are, that's a problem. Fans lose patience pretty quickly. So do owners. Take a team like the Clippers, for instance. They've been on the cusp of elite since Chris Paul arrived in 2011-12, but they've never gotten there. Never gotten past the second round, more specifically.

Inside College Hoops: The 'Packet Racket' is making amateur basketball lucrative -
The final five-day evaluation period of July ends Sunday afternoon, at which point college coaches who have spent most of this month on the recruiting trail will head home for what should, relatively speaking, be a quiet few weeks. Meantime, tournament organizers will walk away with piles of cash.

Drew Bledsoe's son commits to Northern Arizona - MaxPreps
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback for Summit (Bend, Ore.) passed for 2,551 yards and 31 touchdowns last season for the Storm, who finished 12-1 and won a Class 5A title. Bledsoe threw for 1,862 yards as a sophomore and 25 touchdowns and in two seasons has rushed for 11 scores.

With ACC Network Deal Looming, The Big 12 Is Expanding
While its coaches, administrators, and league commissioner had a tough time grasping institutional responsibility at media days, the Big 12 did indeed manage to make a splash with the league’s latest reveal: the conference is expanding.

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Kickass Torrents Clones Are Going to Keep Appearing, Aren't They?
I’ve received multiple emails since the alleged owner of Kickass Torrents (KAT) was arrested on Wednesday concerning new clones of the popular piracy website. One appeared less than a day after the operation shut down the site, and of course, more have popped up.

Clinton Courts Crucial Boring Whites Demographic With Kaine VP Nom
Sure, history says this is what was expected. The Democrats have given us Joe Biden, better known for his flubs than his actual oratory execution; Al Gore, whose “look at how hard I am acting like I am hot for my wife” kiss is impossible to forget; and Walter Mondale, whose face I cannot picture at all even as I know that Ronald Reagan kicked his ass in 1984. Are you old? Are you white? Are you not too ambitious because you can’t overshadow No. 1? Perfect! Welcome to the Democratic presidential ticket!

NCAA Issues Survey On Whether Event Hosts Are Okay With Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination
North Carolina’s controversial and ill-founded House Bill 2 drew another response from one of the nation’s major sports institutions Friday, as the NCAA issued an anti-discrimination survey for all host cities of NCAA events. This comes a day after the NBA declared plans to move the 2016-17 All-Star Game, after repeated public warnings from commissioner Adam Silver.