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The Roundup: College hoops coaches votes, Uncle Verne, KU’s Josh Jackson and more

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The Roundup hopes you have done or will do your civic duty by voting today but regardless of that, cast a reading ballot by checking out these stories. Just a click away.

This Election Day story courtesy of Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander of CBSSports.com. Over the summer they polled over 100 college basketball questions on a number of topics – including their choice for POTUS.

CBS’ Verne Lundquist – aka “Uncle Verne” – is retiring from college football announcing after he calls the Army-Navy game. Sports Illustrated’s outstanding media writer Richard Deitsch spent the weekend in Baton Rouge for this profile of Lundquist.

A deep-dive profile of Kansas freshman Josh Jackson and the development of his “beautiful mind” via Greg Couch of BleacherReport.com.

Explaining how and why former Alabama players Blake Sims, Trent Richardson and John Parker Wilson have been helping the Crimson Tide prepare for opponents. Via Richard Johnson of SBNation.

Thanks in large part to Chris Boucher, Oregon is a favorite to make a run to the Final Four this season. Boucher’s unusual path to Division I basketball is detailed in this story by Luke Winn of Sports Illustrated.

After a 2-2 start, Penn State coach James Franklin received the dreaded “vote of confidence” from his athletic director. Now, the Nittany Lions are on a roll that includes an upset of Ohio State. Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports explains how it happened.

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