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Notebook: CBS Sports Releases Projected Win Total for Kansas

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The Merits of the Big XII Basketball Programs
With this article, I’ve endeavored to determine the categories that determine what the best and worst jobs are in Big XII basketball, and to see how the current 10 schools in the Big XII fare. There are doubtless several other categories—including facilities, proximity to recruiting hotbeds, and financial resources—that play a role in fixing the pecking order, but they tend to be rather slippery and difficult to quantify. Accordingly, I’ve confined myself to the more concrete factors in this piece.

CBS Sports projects 2021 win totals for every Big 12 team
The Jayhawks are in for another rough season, according to the CBS Sports projection. Kercheval sees Kansas going under 1.5 wins, securing its only victory of the season against South Dakota. It would be Kansas’ fourth season since 2015 with one or fewer victories.

Eudora wideout Jaiden Bender talks Kansas, K-State visits
"It's definitely a lot of fun since this is my first time doing all this stuff," Bender told "I'm definitely new to everything. I'm glad I had Silas with me on the K-State visit. He really helped me out and helped me talk to the coaches."

2023 QB Parker Leise building relationship with Kansas' Jim Zebrowski
"I'm looking forward to eight days off after getting out for most of June and hitting 20-plus college camps," Leise told "I feel good. I'm throwing the best I've ever thrown. It's going to be an exciting fall."

Kansas CB Duece Mayberry 'made a lot of progress' in freshman season
The 2020 season was a hands-on learning experience for Duece Mayberry. The young cornerback wasn't perfect, but he routinely saw the field — appearing in all nine games. He recorded 11 tackles and three pass breakups while also recovering two fumbles.

Eraser Dust

Sometimes a place lives up to your expectations. On our first trip after the pandemic, a road trip through the American Southwest with special attention paid to National Parks, I was most excited about Bryce Canyon. The photos I’d seen and the research we’d done whetted my desire to see this grandiose spectacle, and luckily, when we arrived, none of the awe was lost. It was better than I’d hoped.

Surfside condo owners in Florida building were facing assessments for $15 million worth of repairs - CNN
The Champlain Towers South condo association approved a $15 million assessment in April to complete repairs required under the county's 40-year recertification process, according to documents obtained by CNN.

Woman hit with nearly $2,000 unexpected bill for colon cancer screening - CBS News
"I thought, 'Hey, this screening at home that I can do sounds pretty easy compared to a full-blown colonoscopy,'" Bryant, 55, told CBS News.

California Bans State Travel To Florida And 4 Other States : NPR
Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta added Florida, Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia to the list that now has 17 states where state employee travel is forbidden except under limited circumstances.

Arizona ballot audit shows signs of backfiring on GOP - POLITICO
But the audit itself could be damaging Republican prospects, according to a new Bendixen & Amandi International poll, which shows roughly half of Arizona voters oppose the recount effort. In addition, a narrow majority favors President Biden in a 2024 rematch against Trump.

Man faces 20 years in prison for jumping off airplane - The Washington Post
After spending several days smoking methamphetamine, a man allegedly attempted to breach a commercial airplane cockpit and then jumped off the plane onto the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

HBO's 'The Righteous Gemstones' paying for extras in the Charleston area | WPDE
HBO's “The Righteous Gemstones,” which is entering its second season, is in need of extras this July.