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Rats. I almost had him eating dog food

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Big 12 Hoops Early Predictions
For the first time in what seemed like a geological epoch, somebody other than Kansas won the Big 12 basketball title last season. Chris Beard, a comet arcing across college basketball’s firmament, led Texas Tech to a share of the Big 12 title. So did the old warhorse Bruce Weber at Kansas State. Now it’s time to see whether this alteration of business as usual was a fluke, or whether it portends something like a changing of the guard. If the projection below comes to pass, it could be a little of both.

Report: Lagerald Vick to join Houston Rockets for Summer League
On Wednesday morning, Ian Begley of SNY-TV reported that Vick "has an agreement with the Houston Rockets," adding that he "is expected to play Summer League with the club." Begley later clarified that Vick, "an undrafted free agent, is on a make-good deal with the Houston Rockets, per SNY sources."

Nike Elite 100: Top Wednesday Performers
Wednesday was another solid day of action at the Nike Elite 100 event for top underclassmen. Class of 2021 and 2022 prospect stood out and showed what they are capable of. Here is a list of some who made a significant impression.

Trying to identify potential standouts in KU football's 2020 recruiting class | KUsports.com
While there’s little question that the Kansas football team’s 2020 recruiting class is shaping up favorably, what with its June commitment bonanza, it’s difficult to project which players in the group could turn out to be the most impactful at the college level more than a year from now.

Hill, Langs named to preseason all-Big 12 team | KUsports.com
For the seventh-straight season, Kansas volleyball has multiple players on the preseason all-Big 12 team as senior Zoe Hill and sophomore Rachel Langs were recognized by the league coaches entering the 2019 season. It is the first preseason all-Big 12 honor for both Hill and Langs.

Former KU football DB D'Juan Moore transferring to Delaware | KUsports.com
After one redshirt season with the Kansas football program, defensive back D’Juan Moore officially has moved on.

KU women's basketball team releases nonconference schedule | KUsports.com
KU will begin exhibition play on Sunday, Oct. 27 against Pittsburg State. The Jayhawks will conclude their two-game exhibition schedule with Emporia State on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Other Sports News

Bob Ley retires after 40 years as ESPN anchor
Bob Ley, after a 40-year career at ESPN, announced his retirement from the network Wednesday.

Florida lands top graduate transfer Blackshear
In potentially the final remaining big decision for the 2019-20 college basketball season, Virginia Tech graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. has committed to Florida.

Vandy beats Michigan to win College World Series
Vanderbilt swept the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament titles, set the league record for wins, tied the record with 13 draft picks and lost back-to-back games just twice.

Sources: Rockets shop Capela, Gordon for space
The Houston Rockets are canvassing NBA teams with significant salary-cap space to individually offer center Clint Capela, guard Eric Gordon and forward P.J. Tucker as a prelude to their pursuit of a sign-and-trade deal for Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Jimmy Butler, league sources told ESPN.

Where are the top NBA free agents going? Our experts predict
Where are Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson heading in NBA free agency? Will the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets or LA Clippers be able to land two max stars?

Other News

Havre ex-legislator urges Hutterite boycott, alleging 'unfair advantage'
A local activist is organizing a movement intended to “level the playing field” for family farms by calling for a boycott of Hutterite goods. Former state legislator Bob Sivertsen says the Hutterite communal lifestyle gives them unfair advantages over the average non-communal farmer.

The life and times of Liam Gallagher - Legends of Britpop
The viewer senses that the final missing piece in this tale of redemption is Noel. When Liam visits the Gallagher family home in Burnage, Manchester, he looks round the room he shared with his brother, happily explaining how their feud really began (he urinated on Noel’s stereo). When Liam is asked what he would do if they met after ten years of estrangement, he says he is unsure—that he might give Noel a “love bite”.

Kalispell school board plans for $1.7M deficit for next school year - KPAX.com
Superintendent Mark Flatau says the district is forced to make immediate cuts after voters turned down a $1.2 million levy request in May.