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Squid Game: LeBron James caught tearing into Netflix show at basketball press conference

LeBron James tore into the ending of Squid Game during a basketball press conference.

The Korean-language show, which has become the most successful Netflix show of all time, has taken the world by storm. The streaming service revealed it has been watched by 111m households since it was released on 17 September.

*Major spoilers follow – you have been warned*

Due to its popularity, everybody has an opinion on the show’s conclusion, which revealed a divisive twist about the curation of the deadly tournament that the series is centred on.

It’s this that leads Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) to make

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Big 12 Conference offers membership to 4 schools

The Big 12 Conference officially invited four schools to join the conference amid the spate of expansion within major collegiate athletics.

The conference’s board of directors voted to extend memberships to BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati and Houston on Friday. A news conference was scheduled for each school over the course of Friday afternoon.

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Central Florida, Cincinnati and Houston are all members of the American Athletic Conference, and BYU’s teams have various conference affiliations. BYU is independent in football but competes in the West Coast Conference in basketball and its Olympic sports.

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What BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF will bring to Big 12 basketball when they join the conference

Losing Oklahoma and Texas to the SEC may be crushing for the Big 12 from the perspectives of financial and football strength, but with reigning national champion Baylor and blue blood Kansas still around, losing the Sooners and Longhorns won’t be as devastating on the hardwood. But how will the additions of BYU from the WCC and Cincinnati, Houston and UCF from the AAC impact the conference’s standing in the college basketball landscape?

Expanding to 12 teams — and maybe even 14 temporarily until Oklahoma and Texas transition out — could force the league to recalibrate its scheduling setup, altering

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Big 12 to add BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF after they formally accept invitations to join conference

BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF accepted invitations Friday to join the Big 12 after the conference voted to expand its league membership for the first time since 2012. As expected, the Big 12 rubber stamped the membership invitations, extending them to the four schools who quickly accepted the offers. 

Extending an invitation required a supermajority of the remaining eight Big 12 athletic directors. However, the Big 12 notes that the vote to add these new members was unanimous. 

BYU and Houston accepted their invitations within hours of receiving them, and by the end of the day all four universities announced

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