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The best case scenario for every Big 12 team for 2021
Whenever a college football fan looks at the upcoming season, they tend to think about their squad's best-case scenario. What happens if the new offensive coordinator is a hit, the second-year starter at quarterback takes a step forward and the transfer defensive tackle becomes an all-conference performer?

Top 35 forward MJ Rice talks recruitment after big weekend
“I have not thought about any visits yet," he said. "When the time comes for that, my Dad and I will go over some stuff, then I’ll think about visits but as of right now I am just focused on AAU.”

Kansas football's Caleb Sampson expecting improvement from D-line
The spring slate featured plenty of battles between the Kansas defensive line and its offensive counterpart. While it was the defense that dominated in front of fans at the spring game, Caleb Sampson, entering his senior season with the Jayhawks, said the practice slate was plenty competitive in an update one week before the game.

KU basketball scheduling guru Larry Keating passes away
“We are all deeply saddened with the passing of Larry,” said Self. “Larry was an integral part of the Kansas Athletics department and our program. He played a pivotal role in success that we had during his 16-year tenure. He was solely responsible for putting together schedules that gave us the best opportunity for NCAA Tournament success.”

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LA Clippers say 'no concern' despite falling into 0-2 hole to Dallas Mavericks
After Tim Hardaway Jr. delivered a 3-point dagger for the Dallas Mavericks that took the air out of Staples Center, Luka Doncic waved to the road crowd asking to hear some noise before letting out a scream.

Trae Young's father says Atlanta Hawks star 'loves' being Madison Square Garden villain
Trae Young almost certainly will face more harsh treatment from Madison Square Garden fans Wednesday night when the Hawks continue their playoff series against the Knicks, but the star guard's father says his son "loves" being New York's latest basketball villain.

Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets plan to 'just keep it strictly basketball' during upcoming trip to Boston
"I am just looking forward to competing with my teammates and hopefully, we can just keep it strictly basketball; there's no belligerence or racism going on -- subtle racism," Irving said. "People yelling s--- from the crowd, but even if it is, it's part of the nature of the game and we're just going to focus on what we can control."

Son, ghostwriter of late senator say Trump intervened to stop probe of Patriots' Spygate scandal
But there was one man, a mutual friend of Specter and Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who believed that he could make the investigation go away. He was a famous businessman and reality television star who routinely threw money at politicians to try to curry favor, whether it worked or not. He had been a generous political patron of Specter's for two decades.

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Jackass at 20: The stunts that still make our stomachs drop
Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, and Jeff Tremaine’s indelible comedy franchise Jackass debuted on MTV 20 years ago this week on October 1, 2000. So we’re asking:

What Jackass stunt still makes your stomach drop?

Our fast food chicken sandwich rankings, so far
It has been two years since customers were first introduced to the Popeyes chicken sandwich. Since then, every other major chain in America has been scrambling to release its own version of the popular menu item—to varying degrees of success. To be clear, most fast food joints have been offering chicken-based sandwiches for decades, but many have stepped up their game since 2019 by focusing on four basic components: thick and juicy breaded chicken breast, pickles, mayo and/or spicy sauce, and a pillowy brioche bun. Judging on those attributes, The Takeout has reviewed the major players’ new chicken sandwiches one by one. Here are the rankings so far.

Airbnb Suspends Montana Cabin Banning Vaccinated Guests
Nestled in the woods of western Montana sits a two-bedroom cabin that, according to its Airbnb listing, promises guests "a safe place to rest, relax, enjoy nature and the surrounding activities."

There is just one big catch: no vaccinated visitors allowed.

Tulsa's Greenwood neighborhood found prosperity after the 1921 massacre. Then the highways arrived.
“Unless you’re actually standing here, you don’t get a sense of the destruction,” said Moreno, an author and graphic designer who moved to Tulsa in the late '90s

Kevin McCarthy condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene's Holocaust comparison - CNNPolitics
House Republican leaders have condemned incendiary remarks from GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene five days after she first publicly compared Capitol Hill mask rules to the Holocaust, amid a wave of criticism from Republican and conservative critics as well as Jewish groups aimed at the Georgia congresswoman and the party leaders' silence.

Kalispell celebrates signing of Parkline Trail contract | KECI
It’ll feature a 2-mile linear park and multi-use trail.

In addition, there are plans for more housing, retail and office space, dining and entertainment.