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Independence Day surprise: D’Vonta Derricott lands at North Texas

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It’s the former Wildcat linebacker’s fourth school in four years.

Number 4 enrolls in school number 4
Number 4 enrolls in school number 4
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When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

We hope you have a safe and happy Independence Day. We’re keeping it short and sweet here, with three little items of interest:

Brett Vito at the Denton Record-Chronicle reports that North Texas has grabbed a graduate transfer who’ll suit up for the Mean Green this fall: D’Vonta Derricott.

The Tulsa World’s Guerin Emig ranks the Big 12’s future non-conference schedules based on bravery. The Cats, courtesy of John Currie’s flurry of Power 5 home-and-home contracts, are in the top half of the league.

And Chris Duderstadt of the Shawnee Dispatch profiles Shawnee Mission Northwest softball coach Anthony Kinney, who fought in the Iraq War out of high school before heading to K-State to get his college degree.

Enjoy your selection of fine grilled meats and cold adult beverages, and try not to blow off any body parts you may need later. Happy Fourth!