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Notebook: KU Football awards Kezelee Flomo a Scholarship; say RIP to RPI

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RPI replaced with new evaluation tool for NCAA Tournament - Sports - The Topeka Capital-Journal - Topeka, KS
The NCAA Evaluation Tool will rely on game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency and quality of wins and losses. NET will be used for the 2018-19 season by the committee that selects schools and seeds the tournament.

KU basketball targets shuffle in updated Top247 Rankings
The updated Top247 basketball rankings for the class of 2019 were released on Wednesday. With the release, several KU basketball players saw their stock move up and down on the list, including a pair of major KU targets and five-star power forwards in Matthew Hurt and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and a KU commit in Markese Jacobs.

Get to know the 2018 KU football roster: Defensive line
With players having reported in Lawrence and Fall Camp underway, will be taking you through the current KU football roster to look at how the team stacks up at each position and what newcomers and returners should be expected to contribute.

NBA rookie survey: KU basketball's Svi Mykhailiuk praised for shooting, Devonte' Graham gets ROTY vote
The 2018-19 NBA rookie survey was released by John Schuhmann of yesterday, and the two former Jayhawks who heard their names called in the NBA Draft were featured prominently on

KU football awards newly retired RB Kezelee Flomo scholarship |
Ahead of preseason camp, Kansas football coach David Beaty and his staff planned on giving walk-on running back Kezelee Flomo a scholarship.

KU administrator calls college basketball's new NET system a good replacement for RPI |
“Overall, I think the whole concept of this new system is a good idea,” Keating told the Journal-World on Wednesday, a few hours after the NCAA announced the new NCAA Tournament Evaluation Tool (NET) that will replace the RPI. “But I don’t think it’s going to affect us at all. … All they’ve done is take the RPI system, jazz it up with a couple of things and call it the NET.”

Class of 2019 forward with familiar name makes plans to visit Kansas | KU Basketball Recruiting Scoop with Matt Scott |
Class of 2019 forward Chandler Lawson told on Wednesday night that he will travel to Lawrence to visit Late Night in the Phog on Sept. 28.

KU's older, larger offensive linemen 'making their statement' |
When Peyton Bender returns to his spot as the Kansas football team’s staring quarterback Sept. 1 for the season opener, the ultimate success of not only the QB, but also every other skill position player who touches the ball, will boil down to one question.

KU, K-State listed 1-2 in’s power rankings for 2018-19 Big 12 hoops season
Kansas and Kansas State top’s early Big 12 Conference power rankings for the 2018-19 men’s basketball season.

KU basketball staff members to join Bill Self in charity rappelling adventure
Kansas basketball video coordinator/former Jayhawk guard Jeremy Case checked out the 888 Lofts Building in downtown Lawrence earlier this week after getting recruited by KU coach Bill Self to rappel down the luxury apartment complex at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Williamson, the No. 35-rated prep recruit in the country, sets date for Kansas visit
Samuell Williamson, a 6-foot-7, 170-pound small forward from Rockwall (Texas) High School, will make an official visit to Kansas the weekend of Sept. 1, he told on Wednesday night.

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The ascent, summit and decline of the Minnesota Lynx - Swish Appeal
Last night against bitter rival LA Sparks, the final buzzer sounded on the Minnesota Lynx’s season and Lindsay Whalen’s WNBA career. The one-and-done first-round elimination setup is brutal by any standard of competition, but especially so for the Lynx, who had appeared in the WNBA Finals in the past three seasons, winning the championship in two of those seasons — over the Fever in 2015 and over the Sparks in 2017. (LA won it in 2016.)

Let’s build college football’s version of the Golden State Warriors -
To do exactly what the Warriors have done to basketball, we’re going to start with the team already closest in college football.

Team USA women’s baseball players describe why America won’t let girls play -
Five years ago, Emily Tsujikawa stood on the mound at a baseball tournament in eastern Washington as members of the opposing team, along with their parents and grandparents, shouted at her. They were refusing to step up to the plate and let her pitch because she was a girl.

Florida’s 7 FBS coaches explain college football’s most chaotic state -
The history of college football spans nearly 150 years, but the state of Florida didn’t do much for that first century. Then, like its ubiquitous condo developments, the Sunshine State cropped up overnight and changed the landscape of the sport. And in the past 35 years, the constant churn of talent, money, and in-state rivalries has given rise to some of the most reliably gaudy football ever played.

Did Urban Meyer lie? Here’s the investigators’ explanation -
During the evening of July 23, 2018, Meyer received additional media reports discussing Zach Smith’s 2009 arrest and a “felony arrest” involving Zach Smith in 2015; at 10:25 p.m., Coach Meyer sent a message to Gene Smith, Jerry Emig, the Assistant Director, Athletic Communications, Brian Voltolini, Director of Football Operations, and Ryan Stamper, Director, Player Development, stating “I know nothing about this”; he asked “Is there a way to find out exactly what his issues were. I know about 2009 [it was dropped] and last week. That’s it. Need some guidance here so when I speak to media I’m not wrong.” Later that evening, Stamper reported to Meyer that there was no record of Zach Smith being arrested in 2015, only records of a divorce. Meyer acknowledged this, stating “Stamp just confirmed there was no arrest in 2015.”

Urban Meyer suspended for Ohio State’s first 3 games of 2018 -
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has been suspended for the first three games of the Buckeyes’ 2018 season, the school announced on Wednesday evening. The university also suspended athletic director Gene Smith for 17 days, a period that will keep Smith away from the athletic department for about as long as Meyer — through Week 3 of football season.

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The Good Place Google Chrome Extension Is Forking Awesome
Have you been looking for a browser extension to cleverly replace curse words and search the web with the help of an omnipotent being? Well, holy forking shirtballs, has Google got the answer for you!

An Oral History of ‘GoldenEye 007’ on the N64 – MEL Magazine
The Nintendo 64’s GoldenEye 007 — or GoldenEye 64, as it’s often known — is seen as one of the system’s all-time classics. Aug. 25, 2018, will be the game’s 21st birthday (allowing Bond to finally taste one of his revered cocktails), so we reached out to the people who played, reviewed and created the game to see how it all came together, way back in 1997. From the multiplayer being added as an afterthought to the game almost having every Bond actor ever, the game you and your buddies logged hours on — paintballing in the Stack or shooting Boris in the balls — was almost something very, very different.