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The Morning Stake: June 20th

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This is a short story from the Denver Post about Beckie siblings, Drew and Janine. I had no idea that Janine’s dad had passed away when she was a young age.

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ESPN’s Jake Trotter tries to predict the 3,000 yard passers this year and has Nic Shimonek at #3 in that group:

3. Nic Shimonek, Texas Tech: Shimonek has big shoes to fill in replacing Patrick Mahomes, who led the country in passing last season with more than 5,000 yards through the air on the way to becoming a first-round draft pick. But in limited action backing up Mahomes, Shimonek showed he can fling the ball around, too, in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense, which is always a near lock to feature a 3,000-yard passer.

WR Tony Brown has decided to continue his education at Colorado after transferring from Texas Tech. Darrin Chiaverini is the offensive coordinator at Colorado and was at Texas Tech previously.

LAJ talks with Bradley Marquez, who had his first child with his wife Melissa last year:

But Marquez and his wife, Melissa, also had a baby in the midst of it all. Kash Bradley Marquez was born Nov. 10.

“It’s a lot different now,” Marquez said during a weekend visit to Lubbock. “Being a new father now would be the biggest thing. I can’t complain. The last year alone, being in L.A. and everything’s changed, but it’s all good.”

CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodds has a notebook, focusing on Lincoln Riley’s rise to the new OU head coach position, but at the end, he writes this about conference realignment:

You can see the recently released numbers. What’s more troubling is the Pac-12 returned only 70 percent of its revenue to its 12 schools.

That’s by far the smallest percentage among the Power Five. Costs of building out a new headquarters in San Francisco and maintaining a large staff get the biggest blame.

Who’s to say the Big 12 at some point doesn’t reach out and try to snag, say, Arizona and Arizona State? More money for them and if that’s enough to keep Texas and Oklahoma, why not?

Miscellaneous . . . via the Waco Tribune this is a crazy story, in a deposition, interim Baylor President told a Waco attorney that he did not know why the school was being investigated for how it handled the allegations of sexual assault, why Ken Starr was removed as president and how much money that Art Briles received in a mediation . . . NewsOK’s Berry Tramel writes about how the Big 12 has upgraded it’s football schedule . . . LandGrant Gauntlet’s Jay Jordan has a really nice X’s and O’s look at how some Big 12 offenses operate, good stuff if you like the technical side of things . . .


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