Magill â€” I was interested as it put me closer to my family and with more properties to value and responsibility it came with higher salary.Â I started employment on August 19, 2013. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Magill â€” My dad was in the Marine Corp for 20 years so I grew up all over the U.S.Â I was born in Wichita and that is where my family is from.Â I attended college at Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo California while my dad was still in the Marine Corp.My career started in the Sedgwick County Appraisers office in 1982.Â I was a single parent, raising my son and was told about the job opening from a friend.Â I applied, was interviewed and got the call on my birthday that I got the job.Â I went on to work for the Johnson County Appraiserâ€™s office, the Butler County Appraiserâ€™s office and the Marion County Appraiserâ€™s office.I hold the state appraisal designation, which is called RMA and stands for Registered Mass Appraiser.Â Whenever there is an opening in a county a letter is mailed to everyone on the state list and that is how I heard about the opening here. Magill â€” One challenge for this next year has resulted from the legislator changingÂ the procedures on taxing boats in the state of Kansas, which typically when there is a change in the law there are always bugs that have to be worked out.Â In the past a boat was taxed on 30 percent of its market value.Â Now a boat will be taxed at 11.5 percent of its market value for tax years 2014 and 2015, then it will reduce to 5% for all years after that.Â However, a boat’s tax will never fall under $12 in taxes.Â This is somewhat of a nightmare to implement from the software end of our valuation and tax systems.There will be some interpretation of the law as to the definition of â€œwatercraftâ€.Â It is defined as any vessel requiring numbering by the federally approved system (K.S.A. 32-1110) administered by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.Â Each watercraft may include one trailer which is designed to launch, retrieve, transport and store such watercraft and any nonelectric motor or motors which are necessary to operate such watercraft on the water.Â In the past if the boat acquisition cost was $750 or less it was not taxed, however with the implementation of this new law this exemption no longer applies. Magill â€” No surprises starting the job, yet anywayâ€¦â€¦it will be interesting working with the casino and their property values, as I have never had to value a casino before. SN â€” Has there been any surprises since starting the job? Magill â€” It is too early for me to be able to answer this question.Â I have not had time to analyze the sales yet and get a good feel for the different communities. SN â€” When people want to protest or question their tax bill what is the best method? SN â€” What made you decide to be the county appraiser of Sumner County and when did you start? Magill â€” I do not look at anything in particular to raise or lower a properties value; the sale transactions in the county determine the properties values.Â If someone pays more for a three bedroom home versus a two, then the three bedroom homes will carry a higher value.Â If a home with an attached garage sells for more than one without then the one with the attached garage will be valued higher, etc.The property tax is an ad valorem tax and the Latin meaning is â€œaccording to valueâ€.Â Of course if a property is not being taken care of properly then we would look at lowering the value due to the lack of maintenance. SN â€” What is the biggest challenge you think the appraiser office will need to tackle during your future tenure here? SN â€” Sumner County appraisal is a bit of a mixed bag. The casino has increased the appraised property. Yet the communities, especially Wellington, has seen a decrease in the collective appraised value. Why is that? by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Sumner Newscow is starting a new series called “Meet the new kid in town,” which will periodically feature a new person who has moved to the community or is now occupying a job of significant importance. If you have a person that is deserving of recognition that is new to the community, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Cindy MagillThe first “Meet the new kid in town” person we are featuring is Cindy Magill – the new Sumner County Assessor. Magill replaced Della Rowley, who resigned after 14 years to take a similar job at Geary County which includes Junction City.Magill started the job at the Sumner County Courthouse in August. Here are a few of the questions we asked her about herself and the assessor’s job she now holds:Â Sumner Newscow â€” Tell us about yourself. Where you grew up, where you went to college, where and when you started your career. How did you hear about the opening at the Sumner County courthouse. Just some general information leading up to your move to Wellington. SN â€” This may be a complex question, but when you appraise a piece of property, what is it you mainly look for in determining whether to raise or lower the value of the parcel of land in question? Magill â€” There are two times during a year when a property owner can protest their properties valuation.Â They can only initiate one appeal per valuation year.Â The first time is within 30 days of receiving their valuation notice that is sent out every spring.Â After receipt of the notice they would need to call our office to sit up a hearing for us to review the property and the valuation.Â No monies need to be paid to protest at this time.The second time would be to pay their taxes under protest when they receive their tax bill.Â This can put a burden upon the property owner if they are not financial secure.
Pat Murrell, 80, of Winfield, died on December 19, 2014 at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Oxford.Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Oxford Christian Church in Oxford. Â Inurment will be in the Oxford Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Oxford Christian Church or the donorâ€™s choice. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information or to leave a condolence please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.comPatrica Ann Jordan Murrell was born on October 15, 1934 in Grenola, Kansas the daughter of Willard Glenn and Vera Mae Barker Jordan. She was a 1952 graduate of Grenola High School. On January 4, 1953 she was united in marriage with Ralph Murrell. Pat worked in the office for Hittle Service for a number of years.Â She served for 37 years in various roles with Girl Scouts, volunteered her services at both the library and Island Park Playground. Pat was also an active member of the Oxford Christian Church and enjoyed helping others.Surviving to honor her memory is her husband, Ralph of the home, daughter Pam Martin of Wichita, grandsons, Joshua Murrell and Jeremy Martin, great granddaughter Olivia Rose Murrell and step-granddaughters, Lori Martin Cox and husband Lloyd and Megan Martin, step great grandchildren, Jessica Cox, Taryn Cox, Cody Cox and Barrett Cox, sister Ethel Steward of Denver, CO, sister-in-laws, Cheryl Jordan, Betty Jordan and Morna Jordan.Preceding her in death are her parents, sister, Mary Mathis and brothers, Robert, Dick and Carl Jordan.
For the first time this season, the Clippers will be able to play their All-Star forwards together.Kawhi Leonard is expected to take the floor against the Celtics on Wednesday night, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ohm Youngmisuk, after missing the Clippers’ previous three games with a left knee contusion. Barring any last-minute setbacks, Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers will finally be able to pair Leonard with Paul George in the starting lineup. MORE: Is Russell Westbrook right about Patrick Beverley’s defense? “It’ll be great,” Clippers center Ivica Zubac said of both Leonard and George being available (via The Athletic’s Jovan Buha). “We’re really good with only Kawhi. We’re really good with only PG. You put them two together, it’s gotta be good. We’ll see it tonight. But I’m really excited.”Kawhi Leonard, who is listed as questionable tonight vs. Boston, is getting shots up at shootaround. We hadn’t seen him at the past two shootarounds here. pic.twitter.com/SsgoikXwgm— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) November 20, 2019Leonard has played in nine of the Clippers’ first 14 games, averaging 26.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.1 steals per game. George, who missed the start of the 2019-20 campaign following offseason surgeries on both shoulders and made his debut Thursday against the Pelicans, has been terrific with Leonard out. The 29-year-old has posted 29.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists while shooting 56.3 percent from the field and 52.2 percent from 3-point range in his first three games. Despite the health issues with their two stars, the Clippers find themselves at 9-5 overall with the sixth-best net rating in the NBA. The Leonard-George duo will start with a significant test, though, as the Celtics enter Wednesday’s contest with the best record in the Eastern Conference (11-2).
In Tuesday’s press conference, Nill said the incident does not involve any players or employees — past or present — and that he was informed of the action this weekend before an investigation began on Sunday. No players or staff, including interim head coach Rick Bowness, were informed about the investigation until Tuesday when the decision was made to dismiss Montgomery.MORE: Jim Nill, Rick Bowness address Jim Montgomery’s dismissal: ‘It’s a huge shock’Instead of fielding questions about squaring off against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, Stars players Jamie Benn, John Klingberg and Tyler Seguin were asked questions on Montgomery’s abrupt dismissal and how the team will move forward under Bowness.Here’s what a few of the players had to say.Jamie BennThe captain opened up his media scrum by saying he was “pretty shocked.””You didn’t expect that coming into the rink today; it’s a tough situation … trying to treat it like any other day even though we know it’s not just another day,” Benn said to the media.Been also made the point that the challenge is to stay focused on the task at hand and getting points in the standings, although he recognizes that the uncertainty looms large.”There’s a lot of questions that want to be answered and we have some too but we don’t know much. It’s our job to focus on this game tonight and that’s what we will do.”We’ll deal with it as a team, and as a group, and keep moving forward.”Jamie Benn talks to the media following morning skate. #GoStars pic.twitter.com/y3g6lZJtV5— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) December 10, 2019″We trust in Jim Nill and this organization and their decisions. We’re going to trust that they made the right decision and hopefully we can move on. . . It’s news to you guys, it’s news to us and that’s all we really know.”I loved playing for Monty and I wish him all the best.”John KlingbergKlingberg was asked about Browness’ message to the team following the news on Tuesday morning.”It’s all about sticking together right now. What’s best for the Dallas Stars? We have a game here tonight. We need to get out there and get a win and stick together and do what’s best for the Dallas Stars,” Klingberg told reporters.”Everyone that’s come this far in their career, they’re obviously true professionals and they know how to deal with these types of situations,” Klingberg said on the dynamic within the locker room. “It’s shocking for all of us and if they need someone to talk to, they know they can talk to us and talk to other guys on this team and that’s what I feel like is a real strength of our team. A lot of the guys are really open-hearted and open-minded. We know what you can get from each guy on this team and you know who you can talk to if you need to. Coaches’ doors are always open as well and then Jim Nill’s door is always open as well.”We’re all professionals in here. This is shocking for all of us, but you deal with it and you move on.”John Klingberg reacts to today’s coaching change. #GoStars pic.twitter.com/RTzQDFet2C— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) December 10, 2019″You see this all over everywhere right now, not only in hockey or sports, you see it in normal life as well,” the defenseman said. “It’s a good thing it comes up too. It needs to be changed around this world — how you treat people and how you think about stuff so that’s a good thing.”We don’t know what happened. I never had any troubles with Monty at all. He’s been my head coach for a year and he’s done a lot for the Stars’ organization.” The Dallas Stars blindsided the hockey world on Tuesday by firing head coach Jim Montgomery “due to unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League,” and that includes the players wearing Victory Green.Although the conduct reportedly does not fall under the umbrella of league changes and new policies announced by Gary Bettman on Monday, the undisclosed event was pivotal enough to take Monty’s job within a few days of the information reaching GM Jim Nill’s attention. Tyler Seguin”I was looking forward to him being my last coach in Dallas,” Seguin told the media. “I’ve had many coaches but [it’s] out of my control and out of the guys’ control and we trust our management and obviously trust Jim Nill so whatever happened, obviously he made the right decision, Jim [Nill] and we’re going to move on.”Seguin: “We’re looking forward to the opportunity (of playing) tonight and we’ll rally together around this.”#GoStars pic.twitter.com/dOQFcJNwKT— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) December 10, 2019″We’re not trying to find answers,” Seguin clarified. “Definitely not right now. You trust your GM and your management; they made that decision and we back it up and we go and be pros and play hockey tonight against a good team.”Throughout their rollercoaster season and now a coaching change out of left-field, Seguin said the mission is to stay even-keeled and know you’ve got a job to do.
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Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015:Tuesdayâ€¢Nothing scheduled.Wednesdayâ€¢WHS Football pictures, 6 p.m.Thursdayâ€¢JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.â€¢Hamburger Scrimmage, 6 p.m.â€¢Volleyball pictures, 4:15 p.m.Todayâ€™s Lunch– Chicken Fry Z’s, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Fresh Broccoli, Peaches, Hot Roll and Milk.Â Todayâ€™s News*FCA will be meeting in Mr. Ginters room this Friday at 7:00 a.m. Don’t miss out!*Auditions for the All School play will begin today at 3:30 p.m. through 8 p.m. If you plan to attend the audition times after 6 p.m., please sign up with Mrs. Kelly in room 106. Auditions on Wednesday will begin at 3:30 and end at 5:00. Any student can audition for this production.* NHS will meet on Thursday, August 27 at 7:30 a.m. in room 110.*There will be a baseball meeting at 7:25 a.m. on ThursdayÂ in the Health/PE Room.*School Pictures will be on September 2.*Attention students!Â If you are interested in being a part of planning homecoming, school dances, spirit week, and pep rallies, as well as making Wellington High School a fantastic place to be, consider joining student council. Stuco will have its first meetingÂ this WednesdayÂ atÂ 7:15Â in room 107.Â All WHS students are welcome to attend.Â There will be food and fun, and you will meet new people.Â If you have any questions, please see Ms. Vaughn in room 112.*Students: If you are participating in a fall sport, you must pay your $25.00 Sports Fee before your first game.Guidance office news:College visits during lunch:Tuesday, Sept. 8 – Emporia State University.Friday, Oct 2nd – Kansas State University.Monday, Oct 5th- Wichita State University.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, August 31, 2016â€¢7:37 a.m. Officers took a report of Suspicious Activity in the 400 block N. A, Wellington.â€¢7:45 a.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 400 block N. Blaine, Wellington.â€¢8:04 a.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report of known subject in the 200 block E. Harvey, Wellington.â€¢9:12 a.m. Katie L. Harrington, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large.â€¢11:11 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious ctivity in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.â€¢2:30 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet in the 500 block S. Lake Road, Wellington.â€¢6 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 200 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.â€¢7:39 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢9:04 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block N. G, Wellington.
NBA teams are obsessed with the age of players when it comes time to conduct their annual draft each June, and the Rising Stars game offers one more piece of evidence that this approach to drafting might not always be best.ALL-STAR 2020: Full weekend schedule, including Slam Dunk ContestThe average age of the top 10 selections in last June’s draft was 19.5. There’s nothing particularly wrong with that, given that some of the players chosen were Zion Williamson (18 at the time), Ja Morant (20) and RJ Barrett (19). However, when the Suns executed a trade with the Timberwolves for the No. 11 pick and a chance to draft wing Cameron Johnson — a player who was 23 (gasp!) on draft night — the move was met with a hysterical response.This was not because of doubts about his ability. It was because he was, well, old.SB Nation said Johnson didn’t have “enough upside to warrant a pick this high.” Bleacher Report called Johnson the “anti-upside prospect of this draft.” Sports Illustrated wrote, “He’s already 23 years old.” Nearly every piece of analysis acknowledged Johnson is an elite shooter, and nearly everyone cited reasonable concerns about his potential defensive issues and lack of great strength. The most common criticism, though, was Johnson’s age.Paschall’s age was a factor in being selected in the second round, though he brought a lot of qualities the NBA covets: toughness, the ability to defend multiple positions, long-range shooting, a ton of experience winning. He is one of four players to make the Rising Stars game who spent four seasons in college. (Technically, the Heat’s Kendrick Nunn, who transferred from Illinois to Oakland, spent five.) Another three played three seasons, including Memphis’ Brandon Clarke, who likewise spent four years in college after transferring. Of the 21 players selected for the game, 12 played multiple seasons in college.”It’s strictly the impact of analytics,” an Eastern Conference personnel executive told Sporting News. “So many teams moved to having data augment their decision-making, and age always comes back as the biggest predictor of success in the NBA. So now more younger guys come in, and there’s a deeper pool to draft from.”On the surface, it’s a good idea, but the majority of guys just aren’t ready. So that’s why you see all these guys get traded.”Is the NBA’s way of drafting working for the teams following that course? It would seem not. We are into the fourth season since the 2016 draft was conducted. Of the 30 players chosen in the first round that season, 20 already are no longer with their original teams. Eighteen of them have been traded. One was released outright. One was both traded and released.Curiously, of the 10 players still with their original teams, only one played his rookie season as a teenager — Denver’s Jamal Murray — and the average rookie-year age of those players was 21.A Western Conference personnel executive explained to Sporting News the primary reason teams are so fixated on drafting younger players is contract-related. If a selected player comes to be valued, then the team has — through the player’s rookie-cap years and subsequent free-agency advantages of the drafting team — the opportunity to comfortably retain that player for eight years.For a team drafting the player at 19, that covers until he is in his prime NBA years. If he enters at 23, the control takes him into his 30s, when players typically decline.”That’s the difference there. That’s the business element of the whole thing,” the personnel man said. “Our league is trending so young, every year a new guy breaks our record for the youngest player to wear our jersey. We find as a league, by the time you become a senior in college, we have you evaluated properly after four years, and if you are in the bucket of you-are-who-you-are physically, your game probably doesn’t have a ton more growth.”All those things have to be evaluated on an individual basis. We try not to just give a young guy a pass. There are a lot of imperfect players and imperfect people, and you can’t just say he’s young.”MORE: All-Star rosters for Team LeBron, Team GiannisNot every front office person in the league agrees with that in principle, however. The Eastern Conference exec countered that there isn’t anything undesirable about controlling a player into this early 30s, especially given that a player who enters in his 20s is more likely to be physically mature.The idea players are fully formed after extended college careers has been contradicted by the experience of myriad players in the past decade. Draymond Green, Khris Middleton, Klay Thompson, Fred VanVleet, Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard might seem like exceptions, but younger surprise successes such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zach LaVine, Kelly Oubre, Steven Adams and Bam Adebayo are equally rare.The reigning NBA champion Raptors defeated the Warriors with an eight-man rotation that included not a single player who entered the league as a teen ager. Only three of the eight — Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard — entered at 20, and the average age in their rookie years was 21.5. The Warriors were slightly younger, with an average rookie-year age of 21.2 and two players — DeMarcus Cousins and Kevon Looney — who entered the league as teens.Even the eventual MVP of the Rising Stars game, wing Miles Bridges of the Hornets, entered the league at age 20 after being widely criticized for not becoming a one-and-done player following his freshman year at Michigan State. He averaged 7.5 points in 21 minutes per game as a rookie, but in his second year is up to 13 points per game while playing 30 minutes on average. He scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting and contributed 5 assists and 5 rebounds for the winning U.S. side Friday night at Chicago’s United Center.This is not to stay that players who enter as teens are not wildly successful. LeBron James and Kevin Durant are obvious examples of superstars who followed that course. They were extraordinary talents whose potential was clearly established. That’s why James was the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NBA Draft and Durant went No. 2 in 2007, directly after another teen phenom, Greg Oden.That the league would assume players are done making major improvements by the time they turn 22 is unsupported by the facts. Lillard was chosen No. 6 overall at age 22 in the 2012 draft, averaged 19.0 points as a 22-year-old rookie and then increased his scoring average in four consecutive seasons. This year, as a 29-year-old, he is producing career-bests of 29.5 points and 7.9 assists per game. VanVleet was not even drafted after four years at Wichita State, which included a Final Four appearance his freshman year and an undefeated regular season as a sophomore. He averaged 2.9 points as a rookie. He is getting 18.0 points and 6.8 assists per game in his fourth season.”Anytime you come to a pick in the draft, you’re always going to be faced with a choice. But forget potential vs. production. What you need to focus on first is talent,” Fran Fraschilla, who analyzes the draft for ESPN, told SN. “Buddy Hield was mocked as a pick, but he’s a very good NBA talent. I don’t want to say he’s a star, but the guy averaged 20 points on a near-playoff team. The factor that matters most is NBA talent.”Hield is another who, although he entered the league at 24, nearly doubled his scoring average in his third league season. On the day he was selected in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Warriors, former Villanova forward Eric Paschall was 22 years old with another birthday looming in less than five months. Most of the league’s teams make their choices on a policy of age over beauty, so he had to wait for 40 other players to be announced before hearing his own name.On the day he was chosen to represent the league’s U.S.-born contingent during All-Star weekend in the annual Rising Stars game, he was 23 years old and averaging 13.5 points to rank sixth in scoring among all league rookies. What will Johnson become? He is averaging 7.7 points in 19.8 minutes per game and shooting 39.0 percent from beyond the arc. That’s within the same range as established stars like Lillard, Kemba Walker and Paul George.”Cameron Johnson went 11, and what is the instant reaction from every single person watching, that’s in it? It’s like, ‘Wow, what the heck are they doing?'” the Eastern personnel man said. “Maybe they’re in a different cycle of a team, they don’t want to wait for a player to contribute, they want somebody ready to go and they can plug him in. It doesn’t happen anymore, so it shocks everyone when it does happen.”That guy may be a good player. They might really need him. It’s easy to look at it in a vacuum. There’s more to it.”
The console wars are back, this time with even higher stakes as the video game market continues to balloon.Sony on Thursday captured headlines with its PlayStation 5 information reveal. Microsoft, meanwhile, has already made many hardware specifics available for the Xbox Series X. Both systems are supposed to release during the 2020 holiday season.MORE: Reactions to PS5 revealHere are the main details of the Xbox Series X so far, and the ways Microsoft hopes to best Sony’s PS5:Xbox Series X priceThe cost of the PS5 and Xbox Series X have not been announced yet. Those decisions will be key determinants in which sells better; the Xbox One’s opening price gave Sony a huge head start in the previous battle for console supremacy. Often, cost matters the same or more to potential buyers than console specs considering both Xbox and PlayStation have been quality products for a while.Xbox Series X release dateWhile the date for Microsoft’s newest game console hasn’t been made public yet, Microsoft is expected to release the Xbox Series X around the holiday season in 2020.Will the Xbox Series X have backwards compatibility?Yes, all games from previous editions of the Xbox will be playable on the Xbox Series X.Will the new Xbox have a different controller?Yes, although the new controller will continue to have the general feel of Microsoft’s traditional controller. This one is expected to have new textured grips, an evolved D-pad and a built-in latency reduction feature.What are the standout features of the Xbox Series X?Power, baby.The Xbox Series X is supposedly twice as powerful as the Xbox One and carries more memory space and graphic potential than its predecessor. Highlights from the new system include ray-tracing technology, 8K resolution potential and variable ray shading for more stable frame rates.Xbox Series X Games Trailer: pic.twitter.com/ItFV4pxj6T— Xbox Series X News (@XboxSeriesXInfo) May 7, 2020Here’s a look at the 3rd Party Publishers working on games for the Xbox Series X. 👀 pic.twitter.com/ATCHE83T6I— Xbox Series X News (@XboxSeriesXInfo) May 7, 2020Which console is expected to sell better?Without knowing the price point of either console, it’s difficult to know how each one will fare. Plus, we don’t know whether the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 will hit any late-development bumps.That said, some experts are giving Sony the edge in their predictions so far.
With the vote, the MAC becomes the first FBS conference to cancel its 2020 football season; Stadium reports the conference will attempt to play in the spring.MORE: COVID-19 and college football: Where each Power 5 conference stands on 2020 scheduleCOVID-19 health concerns were the primary reason for canceling the season. Northern Illinois is located in a state that has almost 200,000 cases. Nine of the member schools are in Ohio and Michigan, states which are close to 100,000 reported cases. There will be no #MACtion in 2020.The Mid-American Conference canceled its fall football season on Saturday, according to an initial report from Stadium’s Brett McMurphy. MAC presidents voted on whether to cancel the season after Northern Illinois president Lisa Freeman — a former research research scientist — told fellow presidents on Thursday that her school planned not to play in the fall. The conference also took a hit when the Big Ten moved to a conference-only schedule: The MAC lost 11 nonconference matchups that cost the conference $10.5 million, according to the report. The MAC’s decision means a total of 13 FBS programs — 10 percent of member schools — will not have a fall season.FBS independent UConn canceled its football season on Wednesday. The Huskies are joined by the Mid-American Conference’s 12 schools: Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami (Ohio) and Ohio in the conference’s East division, and Ball State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo and Western Michigan from the MAC West.The MAC’s decision will also impact the ACC schedule, which was released earlier this week. Pitt had Miami (Ohio) scheduled for its opener. Boston College had Ohio scheduled for its opener, and Notre Dame had Western Michigan on the schedule on Sept. 19.