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Big 12 expansion: Big 12 reportedly will 'rubber stamp' invites for four schools
Big 12 presidents are expected to, “rubber stamp,” invitations for BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF to join the Big 12 at a meeting on Friday, according to a report from CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd. The meeting had been planned for some time but the update of this action taking place is new, according to Dodd.

Big 12 expansion: Cincinnati reportedly submits application to join league
Conference expansion appears to be officially beginning in the Big 12 Conference. The University of Cincinnati has officially submitted its application to join the Big 12, according to a report from The Enquirer.

Four-star guard Rylan Griffen names his top ten
One of the top scorers in the 2022 class, Rylan Griffen has named his top ten list of collegiate options this afternoon. The 6-foot-5 guard out of Richardson (Texas) announced that Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, California, Georgia, Kansas, Kansas State, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State have all made the cut.

How Torry Locklin helped Kansas to first win — without needing the ball
There was a teaching moment for Kansas quarterback Jason Bean, and it came on one of the key times he faced pressure in Friday's Kansas football win. Bean was under fire on a third-down attempt early in the fourth quarter, and instead of firing the ball to Kwamie Lassiter, he took a sack.

Ray-Pec WR Jaidyn Doss talks recruiting, start to 2021 season
When the calendar flipped to September, 2023 wideout Jaidyn Doss got plenty busy. The three-star (grade of 89) Top247 wideout, ranked No. 39 at his position nationally, heard from Power Five programs across several different conferences, including a few of the programs he holds offers from.

Honduras vs. United States - Football Match Report - September 8, 2021 - ESPN
Ricardo Pepi scored a goal and had two assists as the United States raced to a 4-1 win at Honduras in a World Cup qualifying match that saw Christian Pulisic hobble off with an ankle injury.

Ashraf Ghani: Afghanistan ex-president issues explanation after fleeing
“I owe the Afghan people an explanation for leaving Kabul abruptly on August 15 after Taliban unexpectedly entered the city,” Ghani began, in a letter posted to his Twitter account that was written only in English.

Biden Justice Department expected to file suit against Texas over restrictive abortion law: Source - ABC News
Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement Monday that the DOJ was "urgently" exploring all options to potentially challenge the Texas law in court, and a source familiar confirmed such a lawsuit could come as soon as Thursday.

Spicer Says Suing Biden After Fired From Trump Job at US Naval Academy
"I will not be submitting my resignation and I will be joining a lawsuit to fight this," Spicer said Wednesday on Newsmax, the conservative cable network where he is an anchor.

How Oasis Conquered Britpop—and Then the World—With “Wonderwall” - The Ringer
Liam, for his part, as a surly teen was more outgoing, more popular, more handsome, more aloof; Paul, his other older brother, tells a story about a gang fight at school where Liam and his crew were ambushed, essentially, and someone “boshed Liam on the head with a hammer.” Boshed is bad; bopped is good. But Liam says from that day forward, something clicked. He started hearing music. It started making sense. Noel says, “Someone hammered the music into him.” Music, to both these guys, is inextricable from violence. It is the cause, and the effect, of great personal violence.