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  • pinstripers
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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    A trend that has emerged this winter: many college coaches are tired of the transfer portal, the NIL money and the new NCAA world - and prefer to work in the NFL. Many college coaches already have left; many more want to.

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  • SubGod22
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    I have to admit, I think this is kind of cool.

    Glow-in-the-Dark Petunias Emit Bioluminescence Like Fireflies - Now For Sale in 48 States Online

    Unfortunately for the human taste of beauty, forest plants have no need to glow in the dark like those in the movie Avatar. Fortunately for the human taste of beauty, we can genetically modify plants to glow in the dark.

    Cleared as non-disruptive by the USDA and now available for pre-order, the Firefly Petunia is set to become the first commercially raised flower species that glows in the dark.

    The Firefly Petunia emits a soft glow at a lux level similar to moonlight. It can be grown in pots, baskets, or gardens, quickly attaining about 8 to 10 inches in size with abundant white flowers, according to the company Light Bio, which made them.

    Although typically regarded as annuals, petunias can be grown indoors if placed in a sunny spot. They flourish under long summer days, preferring at least six hours of direct sunlight. Promoting vigorous growth will produce a brighter glow.

    Bioluminescence has been found in many animal species, including fish, invertebrates, and bacteria. The origin of this particular science experiment comes in the form of bioluminescent mushrooms. Scientists transferred four genes from these mushrooms into a tobacco plant, and found it glowed in the dark for its whole life.

    “We show that you can transfer four genes from these glowing mushrooms into the plants —and wire them into plant metabolisms—so that the plants start to glow in the dark,” Karen Sarkisyan, one of the lead authors of a study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology on Monday, told CNN.
    There's a teaser video in the link


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  • pinstripers
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    mid-season

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  • Kung Wu
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    Originally posted by pinstripers View Post
    Spoke with an old ballplayer friend over the weekend. I knew he had played baseball at OSU. Asked me about his career. He claims he played at Seminole and they were runner=up at Nationals. The next year, 10 or 12 of them went to ORU and they were "kicking butt," With a handful of games left in the season, the NCAA came down on violations of the basketball program and immediately dropped the entire University to NAIA status, effectively ending their baseball season. Ken Trickey was both AD and basketball coach, he said.
    Don't know why, but when you posted this I thought you were asking for research to get more details. Sorry for misintepreting your intent (and failing at trying to help).

    What I learned though is that Trickey is probably the only coach in history to cause two universities to drop from NCAA to NAIA (directly or indirectly).

    Even Lew Perkins had to be jealous of that accomplishment.

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  • Kung Wu
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    Originally posted by pinstripers View Post
    In 1987, ORU's founder Oral Roberts hired Trickey to return to the school at a time when the institution was facing both financial difficulty and an investigation for possible rules violations in the sports program. Trickey supervised a move from the NCAA to the NAIA.[12] He coached from 1987 to 1993 and had an overall record of 96–93. ORU elected him to its athletics hall of fame in 2009.[24][25]
    Wow missed that. Trickey was hired to clean up ORU after being sanctioned himself for many violations only 5 or so years earlier at OCU? Odd choice of a hire. But seems to have worked out for ORU.

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  • pinstripers
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    In 1987, ORU's founder Oral Roberts hired Trickey to return to the school at a time when the institution was facing both financial difficulty and an investigation for possible rules violations in the sports program. Trickey supervised a move from the NCAA to the NAIA.[12] He coached from 1987 to 1993 and had an overall record of 96–93. ORU elected him to its athletics hall of fame in 2009.[24][25]

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  • Kung Wu
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    Originally posted by pinstripers View Post
    Spoke with an old ballplayer friend over the weekend. I knew he had played baseball at OSU. Asked me about his career. He claims he played at Seminole and they were runner=up at Nationals. The next year, 10 or 12 of them went to ORU and they were "kicking butt," With a handful of games left in the season, the NCAA came down on violations of the basketball program and immediately dropped the entire University to NAIA status, effectively ending their baseball season. Ken Trickey was both AD and basketball coach, he said.
    Looks like your friend played for Oklahoma City University (OCU), not ORU. Trickey got lit up there in 1980-81. The entire athletic department of the university got put on probation and none of the teams were allowed to participate in the post season for two years. They were not forced to drop to NAIA.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1983/01/07/s...probation.html

    A year after the probation ended the baseball team made it back to the NCAA tournament, and then within a year or two after that the university dropped to NAIA.
    Last edited by Kung Wu; 2 weeks ago.

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  • pinstripers
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    Spoke with an old ballplayer friend over the weekend. I knew he had played baseball at OSU. Asked me about his career. He claims he played at Seminole and they were runner=up at Nationals. The next year, 10 or 12 of them went to ORU and they were "kicking butt," With a handful of games left in the season, the NCAA came down on violations of the basketball program and immediately dropped the entire University to NAIA status, effectively ending their baseball season. Ken Trickey was both AD and basketball coach, he said.

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  • SubGod22
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    I kind of wanted to put this in the dog thread, but I feel it doesn't quite fit there.

    Woman Finds Her Missing Dog Enjoying A Night Out At The Local Bar

    In a heartwarming and unexpected turn of events, a Milwaukee woman's 16-year-old shih tzu named Bear embarked on a little adventure of his own, leaving his owner both worried and amused.

    Jenny Hazard's world momentarily shattered when she discovered that Bear, her elderly canine companion, had disappeared from their backyard. Fearing the worst due to Bear's age and heart condition, Hazard frantically searched for him. It didn't take long for her to notice the gate was ajar, and Bear was nowhere to be found.

    "After about 15 or 20 minutes, I was just in tears," Hazard recounted, expressing her concern for Bear's well-being.

    Desperate for help, she turned to social media, sharing a picture of her beloved dog and pleading for the community to keep an eye out.

    The unexpected twist in this canine caper came when Hazard received a text message that would relieve her worries but leave her laughing. It turned out that Bear wasn't in any danger – he was at the local bar, Finks, approximately a mile away, having the time of his life.

    "Great, I am relieved he’s okay – but what's he doing at a bar? (laughs)" Hazard told Fox 6 Milwaukee.

    As the story unfolded, it was revealed that Bear had found himself in the company of a group of girls on a bar-hopping adventure. The owners of Finks reported that the ladies had apparently picked up Bear on the street, and their first stop was, indeed, Finks.
    There's a three minute news clip over the story in the article, along with some pics from the evening.

    Also, the news reporter on site is kinda cute.

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  • SubGod22
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    100-yo D-Day Veteran Knew WWII Was Ending 48 Hours Before Rest of the World - Still Keeps the Historic Note

    Every child born into the Morgan family of Cheshire will be able to hold in their hands a very unique piece of World War II memorabilia thanks to the current patriarch, Bernard.

    Sergeant Bernard Morgan was working as a Royal Air Force codebreaker in 1945 when he deciphered a secret telex that read: “The German war is now over… The surrender is effective sometime tomorrow”.

    Last week Bernard celebrated his 100th birthday, and while he had already offered copies of the communicae to two different museums, he’s vowed that the real one will pass to his family when he dies.

    Ahead of his birthday, the great-grandad read out the note to interviewers, dressed in the uniform he wore on D-day to remind others of the liberties they had won in the victory.

    Bernard was the youngest RAF sergeant to land in Normandy in June 1944, when he and his team of codebreakers disembarked on Gold Beach, where the British Army defeated the 352nd Infantry Division and suffered 1,100 casualties.

    “I am always keen for the younger generation to know exactly what went on during the War and to appreciate the sacrifice that our lads made so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today,” said Morgan.

    He was stationed in Schneverdingen, Germany, when he got the message on around May 6, 1945, declaring that the war in Europe was ending via his Typex machine.

    The note stated:

    The German War is now over. At Rheims last night the instrument of surrender was signed which in effect is a surrender of all personnel of the German forces – all equipment and shipping and all machinery in Germany.

    Nothing will be destroyed anywhere. The surrender is effective some time tomorrow. This news will not be communicated to anyone outside the service nor to members of the press.

    Following the news, and as you might imagine, Bernard had a big party with his close comrades—lighting a huge bonfire and celebrating into the night while being careful not to give the game away. He kept both the note and his role in the war hidden for 50 years due to secrecy documents he had signed, which finally elapsed in 1994.

    “The Imperial War Museum in London and in Manchester both wanted the original copy— they weren’t interested in a photocopy—but I’m keeping it for my family,” he said.
    Pretty cool

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  • WuDrWu
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    Just listened, absolutely fantastic. Loved the part about he and Bill telling each other "not good enough" and Gary talking about Denning.

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  • WstateU
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    Worth a listen… really good stuff.



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  • SubGod22
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    Explorers Say They Think They've Found Amelia Earhart's Long-Lost Plane

    The mystery behind the disappearance of Amelia Earhart over the Pacific Ocean has fascinated people for years. But after a recent deep-sea sonar survey, some closure to the final chapter of her life may be forthcoming.

    87 years after disappearing somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, Deep Sea Vision, an ocean exploration company based in Charleston, South Carolina, claims to have found something that could be the wreckage of her plane.

    16,000 feet (4,877 meters) below the sea, an anomaly that the company believes could be the Lockheed 10-E Electra aircraft she was piloting, appeared on their screens.

    “Some people call it one of the greatest mysteries of all time, I think it actually is the greatest mystery of all time,” said the company’s CEO Tony Romeo, a pilot and former US Air Force intelligence officer. “We have an opportunity to bring closure to one of the greatest American stories ever.”

    The discovery was made with sonar, a machine that sends a soundwave out into the ocean and detects the echoes generated as it bounces off of objects in its path. Repeated applications of sonar can generate something like a picture in sound waves. The sonar was sent from an autonomous underwater vehicle called a Hugin 6000.

    The announcement was first made on Instagram.

    Deep Sea Vision surveyed 5,200 square miles (13,468 square kilometers) of ocean, and managed to detect the anomaly 100 miles away (161 kilometers) from Howland Island.
    They're hoping to try and get an image of the serial number when they return to study it further. If it is her plane, they will salvage it and it will be displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

    Who knows if this is finally what ends the mystery. There have been many theories and alleged evidence to support them over the years, but if someone can find hard proof that they've found the plane, it would be pretty cool. This discovery is in her flight path. I kind of hope this is it as that would be massive news and would spark more new interest in Amelia and her story, which is never a bad thing.

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  • SubGod22
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    The World's Highest, Spokeless Ferris Wheel Set for Construction

    A new enormous Ferris wheel to go up in South Korea is set to break not only the record for the world’s largest, but break the conformity of what this classic attraction can look like.

    Dwarfing the London Eye, the Seoul ‘Twin Eye’ will stand 591 feet high (180 meters), 40 feet taller than the Washington Monument, but won’t have a single supporting spoke.

    Described by Dutch design firm UNStudio as the first ever of its kind, the Twin Eye will operate as a spokeless Ferris wheel with two intersecting rings.

    Each ring carries pods that seamlessly revolve around inside and outside tracks.

    In total, it can provide rides to more than 1,400 people in 64 capsules simultaneously, almost doubling the capacity of the 443-foot (135-meter) London Eye.

    The structure is slated to be built in Peace Park on the edge of the Han River next to the World Cup Stadium.

    UNStudio, who teamed up with Arup and local firm Heerim Architecture for the concept, says they focused on the principle of unity as a symbol for the design. The wheel is inspired by the Honcheonsigye, an astronomical clock that represents the movement of celestial objects through time.
    At one point there was talk of a Ferris wheel down by the river. It never happened but I think I'd prefer a smaller version of this design as a more unique structure which may make it more of an attraction. How many spokeless Ferris wheels are there?

    I know we're not getting either, but I like the idea of something outside of the norm.

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  • ShockTalk
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    Originally posted by Kung Wu View Post
    On this day, January 30, in 1933 the first episode of The Lone Ranger aired! Here is that episode ...



    Edit: Actually the above is wrong ... the first airing was indeed on January 30, 1933, but it was a _radio_ show! The above is the first TV show, but it aired in 1949.
    A little trivia. Do you know the man in the pic?

    He's Glenn Strange. Played in a lot of westerns and became one of the bartenders, his name was Sam, in Gunsmoke. He played that part longer than anyone else and did it until his death.

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