Are you ready for more UCLA-Illinois tire fires? The NCAA certainly thinks so. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
A run-down of sporting stories from yesterday covering Nebraska athletics, the Big Ten and around the world.
Senior Cameron Meredith joined the group of Huskers earning preseason recognition, as he was named to the Ted Hendricks Award watch list. The Hendricks Award goes to the best defensive end in the country. Congratulations to Cameron!
Ameer Abdullah checks in.
Can we go back to the Bugeaters or Bullbats?
Nice little review of Nebraska heading into fall camp.
The Nebraska volleyball team's consecutive sellout streak of 164 matches at the NU Coliseum will continue to grow during the 2012 campaign. After single-match tickets went on sale Wednesday morning at 8 a.m., the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office announced that tickets were sold out in less than 30 minutes.
Because that's completely fair to other schools. Hey, NCAA, you know how you're looking for unfair competitive advantages? THIS IS ONE OF THOSE.
(One thing - the author indicates Wisconsin gets Nebraska at home. That is obviously an error.)
And if O'Brien is a pocket passer as this article suggests, I like our chances a lot more.
What do you think? Should Indiana fans be up in arms?
Tim Beckman's strategy worked!
I feel sorry for the player.
Nigeria didn't have a chance.
This is indeed pretty awesome.
Yesterday's Results for Nebraska's Olympians:
I think it's a little bit of hyperbole here but yes, Australia did get their first win, 81-61, over China. Maric and Australia now face elimination against Great Britain on Saturday at 2pm CDT.
In sad news, Dagunduro suffered a knee injury against Lithuania (missed that before) and did not play against Team USA. (The way things went, I'm not sure he would've changed the tide much...) Dagunduro should be ready to go Saturday when Nigeria, facing elimination, goes against Argentina at 4:15pm CDT.
*sigh* Oh, but it gets worse - read the next story.
This is the opposite of what we needed to happen. The bowl system is a mess and now we're going to make it easier to fill crappy bowls? I guess college football is really all about the money at this point.
Next week the NCAA will announce they intend to hand out national championship participation trophies to everyone for just playing through their entire season.
How do you think the NCAA should fix recruiting? Is it appropriate to allow schools to offer sophomores? Freshmen? Eighth graders?
A reminder: the drought is almost over! FOOTBALL IS NEAR.
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