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Notebook: Coaches Begin Contact Class of 2023 Recruits

Now, if The Flintstones has taught us anything. It’s that pelicans can be used to mix cement

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The Rock Chalkboard

Tracking who contacted and offered many of the top 2023 prospects
On Tuesday, June 15th, members of the 2023 class were officially open for business as college coaches were allowed to begin contacting the rising junior class

Section 7: Who is going to attract the coaches?
For the first in seemingly forever, college coaches will finally be able to get in person looks at the players that they are already, or hope to be, recruiting.

Bits o Chalk

Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley on league's new COVID-19 protocols: NFLPA 'a joke'
"This is crazy. Did we vote on this?" he wrote in response to the list of protocols. "I stay in the hotel. We still have meetings. We will all be together. Vaccinated players can go out the hotel and bring covid back in to where I am. So what does it matter if I stay in the hotel now? 100 percent immune with vaccination? No.

Rick Carlisle won't return as Dallas Mavericks coach after 13 seasons
Rick Carlisle resigned as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, ending his 13-year tenure one day after the departure of longtime president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, removing two of the key figures from the franchise's 2010-11 championship team

Bryson DeChambeau has some 'fun,' videobombs Brooks Koepka during U.S. Open interview
"Heck, yeah, absolutely," DeChambeau said. "Again, it's one of those things people are thinking I was doing something, I wasn't doing anything at the PGA Championship. I saw an opportunity and I just had fun with it."

Giannis Antetokounmpo shuns 3s, goes on attack as Milwaukee Bucks force Game 7
"That was just how it went," Antetokounmpo said. "I didn't shoot a 3 tonight, but I'm just trying to be aggressive. Get downhill, make the right play, I think there was maybe one or two plays I was open at the 3-point line and maybe could have shot it.

Eraser Dust

Obamacare: Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Affordable Care Act, leaving it in place - CNNPolitics
The justices noted that there is no harm to opponents from the provisions that they are challenging because Congress has reduced the penalty for failing to buy health insurance to zero.

"For these reasons, we conclude that the plaintiffs in this suit failed to show a concrete, particularized injury fairly traceable to the defendants' conduct in enforcing the specific statutory provision they attack as unconstitutional," Breyer wrote. "They have failed to show that they have standing to attack as unconstitutional the Act's minimum essential coverage provision."

Juneteenth 2021: New national holiday sets off scramble to shutdown governments nationwide Friday - CNNPolitics
While June 19 -- which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States -- falls on a Saturday this year, governors across the country announced in quick succession a range of plans for their state offices Friday, the closest workday to the new holiday.

Bad strategy? How the Republican attack on voting rights could backfire | US voting rights | The Guardian
As the coronavirus wreaked havoc around the world, lawmakers in the US were faced with a monumental task: carrying out a presidential election in the middle of a once-in-century pandemic.

Noel Gallagher shares theory why people don’t like U2’s Bono
“I get a bit frustrated when people are like ‘I don’t like U2,'” Gallagher admitted. “And I’m like no, what you are saying is you don’t like Bono. It’s like you’re not telling me you don’t like one single note that they’ve ever done. It’s rubbish, it’s nonsense.” Noel added a bit of context stemming from his own experiences saying, “I’ve said this to him, so I’ll say it to you: nobody likes a 'do-gooder,' nobody likes it. That’s why people like me, I’m a 'do-badder.'”