The Daily Outkick: Thursday, April 4, 2019

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How Chris Beard Built Texas Tech Into College Basketball’s Most Unlikely Juggernaut (The Ringer) The Red Raiders were long a Big 12 afterthought. Now they’re on the brink of a national title.

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Appear In Court For College-Admissions Case (Wall Street Journal) Parents face charges in what prosecutors have described as a cheating-and-bribery scheme to get their children into top universities.

One And Done? Yes, But Done Before The Final Four (New York Times) None of the freshmen on the four teams left in the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament are averaging more than 6 points a game.

Biden Says He’ll Adjust His Physical Behavior As Three More Women Come Forward (Washington Post) Three women said Biden’s behavior toward them made them feel uncomfortable and said Biden’s comments Wednesday didn’t fully address their concerns.

AAF Players Who Could Get Another Shot At The NFL (SI) The AAF is suspending operations after eight weeks of its inaugural season. Which players’ performances earned a look from NFL scouts?

Republicans Trigger ‘Nuclear Option’ To Speed Trump Nominees (Politico) Senate Republicans used the “nuclear option” Wednesday to unilaterally reduce debate time on most presidential nominees.

Bob Knight Lauds Texas Tech Protege Chris Beard: ‘He’s Done Pretty Damn Good’ (New York Post) Former Texas Tech coach Bob Knight is “tickled to death” his onetime assistant, Chris Beard has led the Red Raiders to the Final Four.

The Snap Decision Society (Axios) Making assumptions is an age-old human flaw, but it is being worsened by the challenges of responding to an increasingly complex world at warp speed.

Notre Dame Football 2019: Schedule, Roster, Recruiting And Three Questions For Fighting Irish (Sporting News) Brian Kelly enters his 10th season as Notre Dame’s coach looking to build on the program’s first appearance in the College Football Playoff.

Here’s Who Owns Everything In Big Media Today (Recode) It probably won’t look like this for long.

John Skipper Tells Bill Simmons ESPN Contract Non-Renewal Was “Because You Weren’t Going To Stay.” (Awful Announcing) Simmons Says “That Is True”