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The Morning Stake | 2019.12.23

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Bellagio Bandit: How One Man Robbed Vegas’ Biggest Casino and Almost Got Away. Via Pocket (via Rolling Stone):

He was in and out long before security or police could arrive. More important than the $19,000 in cash he made off with was the knowledge of just how easy it was to knock off a casino.

“It was a mountain to get over to make myself walk through that door. But once I did it, I knew anything was possible.”

He hit the Bellagio five days later.

By robbing the Bellagio, Carleo had achieved something he hadn’t been able to do in a decade of striving – he had made himself a millionaire. But, because he had stolen chips instead of cash, he was really only a millionaire inside the Bellagio casino. He would have to park his car in the casino’s garage, ride the casino’s elevator and walk the casino’s marble floors under the watchful eyes of thousands of cameras. He would have to hand the casino’s chips to the casino’s cashiers and hope that they would give him money rather than call the police. And because trying to redeem too many chips at once might bring unwanted attention, he would have to do it over and over again.

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Lady Raiders Move to 10-0. On Friday, the Lady Raiders defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 81-65 and then defeated Louisiana-Monroe 83-38 on Sunday where Brittany Brewery recorded a triple-double, 12 points, 14 rebounds, and 16 blocks (which ties an NCAA record)! The Lady Raiders have one more non-conference game on December 29th against UTSA at home before conference play starts at home against Iowa State.

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Report: Longhorns to Hire Yurich. Via NBC Sports, a report from Watch Stadium’s Brett McMurphy that Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns are set to hire former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurich. Yurich was at Ohio State last year as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Additionally, Minnesota OC Kirk Ciarocca is another option.

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