Arkansas State Week Reads - September 13th, 2012

Bringing you coverage of Nebraska and Big Ten sports and other stories from college football and beyond.

The unranked Nebraska Cornhuskers take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Memorial Stadium this Saturday at 11am CDT on ESPN2.

Go Big Red!

In today's Reads, Chase Rome quits, Notre Dame joins the ACC and Gus Malzahn's Red Wolves may very well might be playing basketball on grass this Saturday. Those stories and more below.

(Sites indicated by the double asterix (**) may have a limited number of views per 30 day/month period.)

The Check-Down Pass:

USC bans reporter from practice and next home game after a violation of team rules | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

Seriously? Apparently USC only wants the reporters to write fluff about the team. "OH MATT BARKLEY. HE'S SO DREAMY. I LOVE WHEN HE THROWS THE FOOTBALL."

Is this appropriate? Should the media be barred from injury reports or other negative reporting, with denial of access for daring to write something negative?

University of Notre Dame Joins the ACC, Football to Play 5 League Games Per Season - One Foot Down

What do you think? Are you sad that Notre Dame didn't suck it up and join the Big Ten? Should the Big Ten have made a concession to secure Notre Dame's non-football sports until ND loses their TV contract? Or are you glad that the Big Ten stood up to the Irish?

Personally, I don't think we don't need Notre Dame. They aren't going to push this conference to a new level.

Nebraska football and other stories after the Jump!

Yesterday on CN:

Nebraska Football: Chase Rome Out, Tyler Wullenwaber Injured - Corn Nation

When it rains, it pours. (Seriously, who pissed off the football gods?)

Husker CornCast: What does Chase Rome's Departure mean? (Arkansas St preview) - Corn Nation

Will and Jake review the week's events and look ahead to Nebraska's tilt against the Arkansas State Red Wolves.

Jim Calhoun Is Retiring. How does That Impact Nebraska's Recruitment Of Akoy Agau? - Corn Nation

A look at the playing field for Akoy Agau with the departure of Calhoun and UCONN.

Football (1-1)

(**) Practice Report 9/12: DT Rome off team for now, says Pelini; Peat now in the mix |

We'll see where things go from here. Bad luck about Wullenwaber. Get well soon.

(**) NU offense searches for solution to second-half road woes : Husker Extra

Step one: run the ball. Step two: stop locking Taylor into plays - trust him to find an out...

(**) 3rd down: Long way to go for Husker defense -



Not everything is on fire.

Husker N Side, Upon Further Review, There Will Be Balloons

OH THANK GOD. Back to worrying about tackling, everyone.

Get a Sneak Peek: New Arena, East Stadium - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

I encourage someone to go check this out and report back on their thoughts.

Arkansas State (1-1)

Hail Varsity: Football in Time and Space

The offense better show up ready to go - the defense might need the help.

Volleyball (8-0)

Huskers Take on Cyclones in Ames - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Fans can listen to all of the action with John Baylor and Lindsay Peterson on the 25-station Husker Sports Network, including B107.3 FM in Lincoln and The Wolf 93.3 FM in Omaha. Fans outside the state will also be able to catch the live audio feed for free on

Cheer them on to win #9!

Huskers Earn Big Ten Weekly Honors

Nebraska senior Lauren Cook and freshman Meghan Haggerty have both been honored by the Big Ten Conference with weekly Big Ten Awards. Cook was named the Big Ten Co-Player and Setter of the Week, while Haggerty has earned two Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors.

Great job ladies!

Women's Soccer (3-4-1)

Huskers Open Big Ten Play at Northwestern - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Good luck ladies!

Big Ten (16-8)

Delany statement on Notre Dame/ACC move - Big Ten Blog - ESPN

Basically, "Whatever. Date whoever. I don't even like you."

Clothes Call: Illinois football adds helmet stickers " Big Ten Network

Waiting for the first school to start handing out those stickers you got in elementary school. You know the ones. Stars with smiley faces and rainbows.

Other Stories

Report: Jim Calhoun To Retire As Connecticut Basketball Coach - Big East Coast Bias

Might shake up college basketball.

University of Notre Dame Joins the ACC, Football to Play 5 League Games Per Season - One Foot Down

One casualty of the move? Their annual B1G tour. So I guess that'll help them win more games for post-season consideration. HEYO.

Notre Dame to ACC: Irish take path of least resistance to retain relevance - NCAA Football - Sporting News

No compromises.

Notre Dame Joins ACC: Conference Exit Fee Now $50 Million -

Well, Pitt ain't leaving anytime soon. Heh...

KPD: Storm the field and you'll face serious consequences |


Portland State dismisses defensive coordinator - Yahoo! Sports

And the next coach deploys a knee-jerk response to losing.


Join me every morning Monday to Friday for a round-up of the day's stories. Comments, rants and cat pictures are welcome below! (Not a member of CornNation? Join today and take part in the conversation!)

Have a great Wednesday! GO BIG RED!

-Salt Creek and Stadium

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