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Notebook: Shocking news on Media Day

Notebook: Shocking news on Media Day

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Brett Yormark expects the Big 12 to be ‘the deepest football conference in America’ this fall
LAS VEGAS — Lance Leipold likes to say that the improvement in Kansas’ football program has allowed the Jayhawks to do their part to improve the Big 12 on the field and make the conference competitive from top to bottom. Well, Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark echoed that latter sentiment Tuesday at the kickoff of Big 12 Media Days in Las Vegas.

Ranking the 10 Most Dynamic Running Back Tandems in College Football
College football’s most talented running back rooms certainly have an impact on the fall playoff race, but which teams have the best tandems is a whole different ballgame. Backfield depth is important, but the two players who get the most carries as headliners get top billing, and there’s nothing like a defense that gets hit with a 1-2 punch with little to no drop-off in production.

Brett Yormark Outlines Future Vision for Big 12
“When I think about our commercial activities, our top priority is growth and creating value for our member institutions,” Yormark said. “I often refer to our competition as a mature startup. That means our brand can be younger, more progressive and more innovative, compared to some of our peers.”

Lance Leipold reacts to KU’s ranking in the Preseason Big 12 Poll, conference landscape heading into the fall
With Big 12 Media Days kicking off later today in Las Vegas, the conference released its annual preseason media poll last week. The poll had Kansas football tipped to finish fourth in the Big 12 this season, while also receiving five first-place votes. Utah was tipped to win the conference, with Kansas State in second. Oklahoma State was tipped to come in third, just ahead of KU. Arizona rounded out the top five. All five teams received at least two first-place votes.

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Biden support plummets in deep blue New York: ‘We’re a battleground state now’ – POLITICO
Elected officials, union leaders and political consultants are panicking over polls showing a steady decline in Biden’s support in a state he won by 23 points four years ago. They’re so worried that they’re trying to convince the Biden team to pour resources into New York to bolster his campaign and boost Democrats running in the half-dozen swing districts that could decide control of the House.

Travis Kelce’s backstage antics at Taylor Swift Amsterdam Eras tour gig revealed as fans call him ‘marriage material’ | The US Sun
“We were on our way out early and just saw Travis sprinting through the halls to get backstage,” Glaser said in a TikTok video.

“I’ve met him before (but) I didn’t have time to say anything other than, ‘We love you, Travis.’ And we do.”

What the Supreme Court’s Chevron Ruling Means for Schools
For years, the U.S. Department of Education has had some ability to intervene in these scenarios. But a Supreme Court ruling just over a week ago limited the agency’s power to help ordinary people. The news came as key deadlines loom for schools to implement key regulations, many of which now stand on shaky legal ground.

What You Need to Know About Heat-Related Illness During Montana’s Heat Wave
With temperatures approaching or reaching 100º, people need to be extra careful about heat-related illnesses. Dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are the biggest concerns for people outside in this weather.

Hip-hop act Cypress Hill releases 28-year-old Simpsons joke
The LSO will perform unique orchestral arrangements of the band’s most iconic songs, including Insane in the Brain and I Wanna Get High.

Kansas Jayhawks QB Jalon Daniels is ready for his comeback – ESPN
The goal for Jalon Daniels is simple and within reach.

Daniels simply wants to play college football for Kansas, nonstop, from the beginning of the season to the end. That’s it. Any additions can come from others. The proclamations and accolades around him will surely come, just as they did last summer. After all, Daniels’ brilliance when he’s on the field is as undeniable as it is compelling.

Tester, Brown and Bennet tell their fellow Senate Democrats they don’t think Biden can win
Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) told their colleagues during a closed-door caucus meeting that they doubt Biden’s ability to defeat former President Trump, a source familiar with the meeting told Axios.

Klay Thompson explains why he changed his jersey number with the Mavericks, honoring another all-time great shooter – CBSSports.com
Klay Thompson may be done playing for the Golden State Warriors, but he’s not done playing in the NBA yet, and it seems like he can’t wait to roll up to the Dallas Mavericks. As this new and potentially final chapter of Thompson’s Hall-of-Fame career begins with a three-year, $50 million contract in Dallas, he told reporters on Tuesday that he’s “not mad about the change” of playing for a team other than the Warriors for the first time in his professional life, and that he’s “actually really excited about it.”

Findings from CNN investigation: How Airbnb fails to protect its guests from hidden cameras | CNN Business
Airbnb has known for years that some of its hosts use hidden cameras to secretly spy on guests, intruding on their most private and intimate moments. While Airbnb has repeatedly acknowledged the problem in financial filings, the company has worked to keep the scale of the problem out of the public eye through arbitration, confidential settlements and nondisclosure agreements for employees. The company has also fought regulations that could protect users and give authorities more insight into who uses its platform.

Older, retired homeowners struggle to pay rising insurance and tax costs – Business Insider
This is particularly evident in the state of Montana, where home prices have risen as out-of-state residents move in and the housing shortage worsens. But in Big Sky Country, as in much of the country, the costs associated with home ownership, including home insurance premiums, property taxes and home repairs, have also risen rapidly.