A run-down of sporting stories from yesterday covering Nebraska athletics, the Big Ten and around the world.
I hope Rex's writing hand doesn't hurt too much. They should get him a stamp.
How do you think Pelini could improve Nebraska's turnover rate?
For those of you who need help finding the magic. Fall camp starts Saturday!
More Nebraska football (including Rex Burkhead!) and other stories after the jump!
Worked out pretty well for Alex Henery. In my completely unprofessional opinion, I think Burkhead ends up at New England or San Francisco in a mid-round pick.
Pelini raising coaches as well as players?
It’s nearly impossible to look at Nebraska’s senior tight ends and not think of the possibilities. Reed (the former wide receiver) and Cotton (the big-body blocker with soft hands) are like junior versions of the Patriots’ potent duo. Or at least they could be.
Raise your hand if you would love to see us use the tight end more? /raises hand
WAY TOO EARLY. But hey, Outback Bowl would be another new venue for our seniors! (ROSE BOWL OR BUST. In fact, we should turn down any other bowl invites.)
For you history lovers out there.
I wonder if adidas was making a nod to the 1930s or just tried to move the N off the helmets and onto the jersey. I'm assuming the second since otherwise they certainly would've mentioned it. Frankly, it would be more palpable if they indicated they were inspired by the 1930s jersey.
Cook pointed out a lower number of substitutions is an equalizer similar to the 3-point shot in basketball. It forces coaches occasionally to play their attackers and middle blockers in the back row, where they could be tactically exploited if they don't have the all-around skills of serving, digging and passing. With 15 substitutions, coaches will likely not have to worry about reaching their limit and can take out their top hitters when it is time to rotate to the back row, replacing them with passing and serving specialists.
Nice to see that Cook prefers to work for his teams' success.
The renderings are pretty impressive. I hope the new facility helps elevate volleyball to even greater heights.
Sounds like things are lining up just right for Miles. Here's hoping he can execute.
So...is Rex Burkhead running a corgi smuggling operation out of a bar without a liquor license?
The list of things I didn't know got a little shorter today.
Sounds to me like they should of disqualified all of the countries' teams and not just the ones involved.
Results for Nebraska's Olympians yesterday:
Jordan Larson saw limited action against China but the US still won 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 31-29).
Amber Neben (USA) came in 7th with a time of 38:45.17, a little over a minute behind gold medalist Kristin Armstrong (USA).
Rodriguez took part in the Battle of Kamdesh in October 2009 that saw a force of 300 Taliban overwhelm the American outpost of fewer than 40 soldiers. Rodriguez saw friend Kevin Thompson die in the fighting. It was a few days earlier Thompson encouraged Rodriguez to chase his dream of playing college football.
Rodriguez will play receiver.
A reminder that the players are funny people too.
What if all 240 commit, coach?
On Tuesday night, Mario’s mother, Denise Fletcher, offered further clarification to the Memphis Commercial-Appeal, saying, "Ole Miss has never been anything but honest with Mario. He’s not guaranteed a scholarship anywhere unless he can play on that leg. You can’t give a scholarship to someone who can’t physically play. It’s ridiculous to think otherwise."
Essentially a non-story, but an interesting view into the workings of the media. No story? Generate one by removing context!
At least the players get some room to maneuver out of the mess if they want to.
Good luck to him. Maybe he can find the other side of the 50 yard line for LSU.
-Salt Creek and Stadium