A run-down of sporting stories from yesterday covering Nebraska athletics, the Big Ten and around the world.
(Blew the intro yesterday. Darn copy and paste.) (Actually, I didn't. I may not know what day of the week it is any more.)
This year is the 150th anniversary of the passing of the Morrill Act which allowed for the establishment of our fine university.
Football (A sad dearth of stories today)
Applying the so-called sports' "Pythagorean Theorem" pioneered by Bill James to Nebraska football has some interesting outcomes.
More stories after the Jump!
The Chicago Tribune reviews the Eagles. While their non-conference is a difficult slate, most reviewers seem to believe that the Eagles should be competitive in the C-USA.
A report out of Southern Miss' Saturday scrimmage.
The Red Wolves used the previous day to hold their fourth scrimmage of the year at 9 p.m. in order to better simulate game-time conditions for their season opener at Oregon on Sept. 1. The scrimmage featured some full-contact action early, but also put A-State in various scripted scenarios they could face in a game.
Perhaps this was Pelini's goal for scheduling night practices?
We'll see what kind of dividends a new field pays when Nebraska travels to Los Angeles in September. If the players keep getting chased off the field, I don't think it'll help much.
At some point, OSHA's gotta step in, right? AIRBHG is very real...
That's a really bad string of bad luck.
I'm sure their team will now be instantly better because they're a SEVEN TIME NATIONAL CHAMP instead of just a measly 6 before 1960.
Those interested in betting lines, here's one SB Nation writer's opinion. (Nebraska's a no-play.)
A look into the launch of the Pac-12 Network from Spencer Hall. If their network is successful, the long-term investment should make a huge payoff. (It's already more successful than the Longhorn Network.
Who will step up for those late Friday night football games?!
I'm convinced they're really just doing this to break EA Sports' NCAA college football games.
Iowa, Illinois and Madison make the cut!