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UT Football Coach Darrell Royal - File Photos Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic

Hold on to your seats

Things will become quite bumpy

Just wait ten more years...

Tokyo Olympics

Olympics: USA men's basketball thumps Iran in Dream Team-esque effort
This ain't the original Dream Team, but for one night in Tokyo, it kind of looked like it.

Tokyo 2020: Walsh, Douglass podium to display U.S. swimming's dominance - Sports Illustrated
Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass grabbed medals in the 200 IM to show that U.S. Swimming hasn't lost its edge.

Hawaii’s Carissa Moore wins gold in first-ever women’s surfing event at the Olympics | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaii’s Carissa Moore defeated South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag to win the gold medal in the first-ever women’s surfing event in the Summer Olympics on Tuesday in Tokyo.

Dirty Games? Testing slowdown during COVID raises questions
TOKYO (AP) — The low numbers came in from across the globe and covered most every distance, from 100 meters through the marathon. The reasons behind all the improving times throughout the sport of track and field were every bit as diverse:

Tyler in Tokyo: Husker associate head coach Hildebrand leading U.S. beach volleyball teams at Summer Games | Volleyball |
He is the director of coaching/head coach for the USA Volleyball beach national team — “I’m a general manager, a consultant, a coach," he says.

2020 Tokyo Olympics softball score: Team USA falls to Japan as hosts capture second consecutive gold medal -
In a rematch of the 2008 gold medal game, Japan came out on top again

Simone Biles Pulled Out And Jordan Chiles Stepped In At Olympics : Live Updates: The Tokyo Olympics : NPR
Chiles had been slated to compete in just two events in the team final: vault and floor. But with Biles out of the competition, she was suddenly competing on the balance beam and uneven bars too.

Sue Bird says this is her last Olympics. Team USA must figure out what comes next. - The Washington Post
As U.S. women’s basketball opens its Olympics with a win over Nigeria, it must consider end of an era

College Football Nutjobbery

Texas and Oklahoma to SEC: Leaving the Big 12 is about money; it’s otherwise bad.
The Big 12 powerhouses leaving for the SEC will entrench some of college sports’ worst traits.

Pac-12 commissioner makes bizarre comment regarding advantage his league has with Texas and Oklahoma headed to SEC
This is one way to spin things.

It isn’t the responsibility of Texas and OU to carry the entire Big 12 Conference - Burnt Orange Nation
Texas was already perpetually framed as the big, bad bully in the conference. But maybe getting "bullied" wasn’t so bad while those fat checks cashed. And maybe the remaining eight schools are so mad now because they never truly appreciated what they had.

Expansion? The Big Ten shouldn’t add any teams unless it’s Notre Dame. - Off Tackle Empire Agreements with the Pac-12? Kansas or Iowa State to the Big Ten? Nah. Just stay where you are.

Mandel: Big 12's TV numbers explain divide between Texas, Oklahoma and the rest — and why remaining 8 should worry – The Athletic
The reality is there’s very little difference between the TV interest in Kansas State and West Virginia and the interest in UCF or Houston.

Other News From The Sporting World

Xavien Howard contract negotiation with Dolphins details | Miami Herald
Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard has asked the Miami Dolphins to trade him, but before that happened he merely wanted $4 million more this season.

Seattle Mariners players feel 'betrayed' after Kendall Graveman traded to Astros, per report -
Graveman was Seattle's best reliever this season

'Luxury' race will be among most expensive on earth - BBC News
A four-day ultramarathon covering 120 miles on the west coast of Scotland will cost £15,499 to enter.

Introducing The Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl | Barstool Sports
Today is one small step for man….. Yes I am proud to announce that Barstool Sports is the new sponsor of the Arizona Bowl not only for this year, but for for the foreseeable future. While obviously sp...

Yellow Journalism

The Day Philosophers Started To Take Consciousness Seriously | Mind Matters
We have learned a great deal about consciousness in the past half century but none of it supports materialism.

Why Was McDonald’s Arch Deluxe Burger a Marketing Failure? - Eater
In the ‘90s, Chicago fine dining chef Andrew Selvaggio was tasked with creating the Arch Deluxe, which turned out to be McDonald’s biggest flop

Grant from Metallica — yes, the heavy metal band — is 'blessing' to Nebraska college | Omaha State and Regional News |
Through its All Within My Hands Foundation, the legendary rock band seeks to invest in "the people and places that have supported the band," lifting up career and technical education.

Auditory Enlightenment