The Daily Mauling: 8.7.2019

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4-star LB Brennon Scott commits to KU, breaks down decision
“For starters, it’s been a crazy ride and I wanna thank God for blessing me like this,” Scott wrote in a note posted to his Twitter account. He went on to thank his friends, family and coaches before announcing: “I’m committed to the University of Kansas.”

Thomas Robinson talks about time in China, possible NBA comeback
“I’m in talks with [the Spurs] to hopefully secure something for the year,” Robinson told a small group of media members earlier in the week. “If not, I have a couple of other teams that I’m just trying to make sure the security is there. I have options. I just want to make the security a little more concrete because I’m at a point right now where I need to make the right decisions.”

Les Miles hints KU offense could feature some old school elements | KUsports.com
During the introductory years of his decades of college football experience, Les Miles played for and later worked for iconic Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler.

Frank Mason III plans summer camps after summer league | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
The wild ride as an NBA rookie soon may be slowing down for former Kansas point guard Frank Mason III, but that does not mean the reigning national player of the year will be. (ed note – Isn’t the wild ride as an NBA rookie just getting started?)

Shane Jackson: Landing 4-star linebacker Brennon Scott is a huge win for KU football | KUsports.com
Brennon Scott, a four-star Dallas linebacker in the 2020 class, announced his verbal commitment to KU via his personal Twitter account Tuesday night. Scott chose the Jayhawks over Texas, USC, Auburn and Oregon. KU receivers coach and Dallas native Emmett Jones played a crucial role in swaying Scott over those programs.

4-star Dallas LB Brennon Scott announces commitment to KU football | KUsports.com
Even though four-star Dallas linebacker Brennon Scott’s list of five finalists included programs synonymous with college football success — Texas, USC, Auburn and Oregon — Scott ultimately decided to commit to KU.

Bits o Chalk

Barnwell – Picking the five NFL teams most likely to improve in 2019
The NFL moves and shifts faster than you think. Since the league went to its current standings and schedule format back in 2002, an average of six teams have made repeat trips to the playoffs each season, meaning half of the playoffs turn over from season to season. Just five of the 12 teams that made it to the playoffs in 2017 made it back to the postseason in 2018, and even that was up from four the previous season.

76ers’ Simmons felt ‘singled out’ entering casino
– Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has explained a social media post that seemed to imply he had been racially profiled by security staff at a Melbourne casino by saying he and his friends felt “singled out.”

NCAA issues rules for agents; LeBron responds
In the memo, obtained by ESPN, the NCAA outlined new criteria for agents: a bachelor’s degree, NBPA certification for at least three consecutive years, professional liability insurance and completion of an in-person exam taken at the NCAA office in Indianapolis in early November.

Brady, Gisele list Massachusetts home for $39.5M
The couple’s next-closest property, at Silo Ridge Field Club in Armenia, New York, is nearly 3 hours from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. They also own a place in New York City — and reportedly have been looking in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Alpine, New Jersey.

Eraser Dust

Kalispell apartment building project moves forward | KECI
The Kalispell City Council gave the green light to a proposed nine-unit apartment building at 23 Woodland Park Drive.

Toni Morrison dead: The novelist’s work as an editor, teacher, and critic was just as crucial.
Every writer of color working today must be thankful for Morrison’s sense of her wide-ranging calling. It was from this posture that Morrison not only wrote the books she wanted to see in the world, but imagined into being a more expansive sense of what “black” literature could be and do. Even as we celebrate her as a novelist, we should remember her also as a titan of criticism and a shepherd of an entire generation of black writers.

Mental illness isn’t main driver of mass shootings, experts say – CBS News
In response, mental health experts repeated what they have said after previous mass shootings: Most people with mental illness are not violent, they are far more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators, and access to firearms is a big part of the problem.

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