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‘What does he do?’ NBA Draft scouts offer brutally candid views on 50 top 2023 prospects - The Athletic
We know these guys are good — that’s why they are on this list. The value in this exercise is to lean into why they might not make it.

WR Bryson Hayes gets four P5 offers since start of summer
"Kansas was great," he said. "I love all the coaches there. It was a great atmosphere there. I have a lot of respect for the guys there."

College basketball 10 takes: Concerns with Top 5 teams; Who will win the Paul Mulcahy sweepstakes?
“We were in a position where we really didn’t know what some guys were going to do because of testing the waters,” Arkansas coach Eric Musselman said. “The NBA dates and the NCAA dates, they really don’t align. So, you’ve got to put together a roster while you really want to support your guys that are trying to figure out their NBA dream, but also you have an obligation to put the best roster you can together. So, that’s kind of a balancing act for about a 30-day period. It puts stress on your roster management. It puts stress on the player. It puts stress on the incoming players, not knowing if guys that are testing the waters are coming back or not coming back. There are a lot of factors in recruiting that maybe the general public doesn’t understand.”

Big 12 football: Athlon Sports predicts every team’s final record, order of finish
The Big 12 was arguably the most exciting conference in college football last season with several thrilling battles seemingly every week. The new-look league soon begins its first season with four incoming members BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF entering the fray. As part of its 2023 season preview magazine, Athlon Sports revealed its final record projections and predicted order of finish for the Big 12.

College football recruiting: Top247 prospect among this week's Big 12 commits
Nine Big 12 schools secured at least one commitment this week. West Virginia leads the way with six, followed by Kansas with five, then BYU and UCF with three each, and Baylor and Cincinnati with two each, while Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas Tech each have one.

Big 12 football 2023 predictions: Projecting Offensive, Defensive Player of Year candidates
The new-look Big 12 Conference adds four members for the upcoming 2023 college football season, but the existing members are expected to control the league as BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF make the transition to the Power Five level. The conference is stacked with remarkable talent on both sides of the ball, even after it witnessed 30 players selected in the 2023 NFL Draft including six in the first round. TCU quarterback Max Duggan won the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year award last season while Kansas State defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah claimed the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year title. Both were drafted.

Eraser Dust

Missing Titanic submarine: OceanGate submersible running out of time as US accused of hampering rescue | The Independent
A massive search and rescue operation is still under way to find the Titanic tourist submersible which has been missing for nearly two days in the Atlantic Ocean with five people aboard.

Donald Trump and Fox News Anchor Bret Baier Clash in Heated Interview
Donald Trump sparred with Fox News host Bret Baier in a tense interview on a number of topics Monday night, including the former president’s possession of classified documents and whether he believes anyone even watches Fox anymore.

Apple is trying to trademark depictions of actual apples | Mashable
Apple has been trying to trademark the apple in Switzerland since 2017 and has launched similar applications in several other countries, per Wired UK(opens in a new tab). It submitted an application to the Swiss Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) for the IP rights to a black-and-white depiction of a Granny Smith apple. In 2022, the IPI partially awarded Apple's request, citing that generic imagery of common items are considered to be in the public domain.

Montana officials downplay first-of-its-kind climate trial | AP News
The 16 plaintiffs, ranging in age from 5 to 22 years old, say they’re being harmed by wildfire smoke, excessive heat and other effects of climate change. They’re asking a judge to declare unconstitutional a state law that prevents agencies from considering the impacts of greenhouse gases when issuing permits for fossil fuel development.

5 Underrated Rock Bands You Should Be Listening To Today -
Below is a group of five bands that display their own unique sounds as well as showcase how many musical gems there are in the world of rock music. While you may not know these groups by heart or while their band names may not be household just yet, they are all groups you should know.

Rock Guitarists Who Never Got Enough Credit
When you think about rock and roll, one of the first things that comes to mind is probably the electric guitar. From Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix, to Joe Satriani and Derek Trucks, the pantheon of guitar gods is fully stocked with rock and roll legends. Today, these guitarists are considered some of the most revolutionary in rock history, as they changed the way people played and even conceptualized the electric guitar. But what about some of the other guitar gods, who have made undeniable impacts but have never gotten the same plaudits?

Noel Gallagher buys new West London flat and boasts about famous rock star neighbours | The US Sun
“There’s a website called FirstDibs, which is great. I like Seventies furniture. I’m getting into the Seventies thing.

12 Discontinued Taco Bell Items We Aren't Getting Back
This restaurant has had many menu items come and go throughout the years. While Taco Bell has plenty of selections that stand the test of time, there are several discontinued items that didn't make it long term. Some people are big fans of some of the discontinued menu items, while other items were poorly conceived and probably should have never been released. Some folks get passionate about their favorite fast food, to the point where there are petitions to get some of these discontinued items back on the menu. In this guide, we'll discuss discontinued Taco Bell menu selections that are noteworthy for various reasons.