The Daily Outkick: Monday, April 8, 2019

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Virginia’s Late Free Throws Break Auburn’s Heart (The Ringer) Kyle Guy hit three free throws with 0.6 seconds remaining to send the Cavaliers to the national championship game.

Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns As Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary (New York Times) “I hope the next secretary will have the support of Congress and the courts in fixing the laws which have impeded our ability to fully secure America’s borders.”

Michael Avenatti Dumped 41-pages Of Documents Alleging Nike Bribed Basketball Players (CNBC) He also made allegations against Duke University’s Zion Williamson.

Kevin McAleenan, New Acting DHS Boss, Has Long Record In Border Security (Fox News) McAleenan is a longtime border officer, reflecting Trump’s priority for the department initially founded to combat terrorism after the Sept. 11 attacks.

NCAA Basketball Championship Odds And Betting: Virginia Vs. Remarkable Rise Of Texas Tech (Forbes) The college basketball National Championship game is set for Monday, April 8 and Virginia is a 1-point favorite over Texas Tech.

Where Each 2020 Democrat Stands On Abolishing The Electoral College (Axios) Eight Democratic 2020 candidates support eliminating the electoral college in favor of the popular vote. Four Democrats are open to the idea, and only 3 want to keep it.

Rick Barnes Emerges As The New Front-Runner In UCLA’s Basketball Coaching Search (LA Times) Barnes has interviewed with school officials, according to a person with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly.

Amazon Wants You To Use Alexa To Track Health Care (Wall Street Journal) Artificial-intelligence assistant meets privacy rules, giving device a potential daily role with patients.

Five Remarkable Features Of The Reds-Pirates Brawl (SI) From Derek Dietrich’s stare of admiration to Yasiel Puig taking matters into his own hands, an inside basebrawl look at Sunday’s Reds-Pirates throwdown.

Your Complete Guide To The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Dragons, Theories, And Predictions (Mashable) At this point we’re emotionally prepared to watch nearly every person die in Game of Thrones Season 8. But there’s probably a far worse casualty of winter: the dragons.

Arkansas Names Eric Musselman New Head Coach (Sporting News) The university announced Sunday that Musselman will be its new men’s basketball coach. He had spent the last four seasons at Nevada.

The Math Of How Crickets, Starlings And Neurons Sync Up (Wired) When the claps of a crowd suddenly become a pulse, as everyone starts clapping in unison, who decided? Not you; not anyone. Objects with rhythms naturally synchronize.

Virginia Tech On The Brink Of Hiring Wofford Coach Mike Young To Replace Buzz Williams (CBS Sports) Young is reportedly leaving Wofford after nearly two decades to take over in Blacksburg.