Corn Flakes: It's Basketball Season!

Eric Francis

What a Friday!

The #12 women's team starts off the basketball season this afternoon against #25 UCLA at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The game will be televised in Nebraska on NET and streamed on BTN.com (subscription required). Don't forget Nathaniel's preview!

The men start tonight at PBA against Florida Gulf Coast University at 8:00 pm in a game that will be televised nationally on BTN. David did a Q&A with FGCU Eagles Nest in preparation for that game. Nebraska was picked to finish last in the Big Ten, but one has to wonder if the entire conference isn't that good.

You know we'll have game threads tonight!

Big Ten

BHGP THURSDAY Q&A: Why Aren't You Angry, Why Is Michigan Angry, Tacos, Sandwiches And Giant Horses - Black Heart Gold Pants
These are done by Adam Jacobi at BHGP and regardless of what you think of our Iowegian brethren, they're pretty good.

Under Armour takes hit for Northwestern uniform : Lake The Posts
The Wildcats became one of Under Armour’s premiere featured teams for their uniforms, designed a jersey that was largely liked by players, fans and fashion critics. And the Wildcats embraced the whole culture and attitude that comes with the new apparel provider. At least, as much as you can.

Why A Hawkeye Win Over Purdue Is Important For Iowa Football 2014 - Black Heart Gold Pants
Iowa is playing for bowl eligibility but are they really playing for more?

Iowa At Purdue 2013: A Q&A With BHGP - Hammer and Rails
Ross WB is this week's guest to talk about Our Most Hated Rivals.

Regardless of record, negative Ohio State perception persists - Land-Grant Holy Land
The overwhelming college football narrative insists that the SEC and Pac-12 are superior to the Big Ten from top to bottom, and the perception significantly damages public opinion on the Buckeyes' perfect season to date.

Big Ten Football: What's The B1G Deal? The Gnomes Pity Northwestern - The Daily Gopher
The gnomes have been banging at the door to my work bunker all week. They were feeling especially snark and did not care that Job A wanted my time and energy. The gnomes are diligent to their...

Notebook: Jared Abbrederis, Chris Borland expected to play; Dan Voltz to start at center vs. BYU - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Gary Andersen's injury report Thursday was generally positive, though Dallas Lewallen is expected to miss Saturday's game against BYU.

From the Other Side: Previewing BYU vs. Wisconsin - Bucky's 5th Quarter
We've got some dual-blog action this week, as SB Nation's BYU blog, Vanquish the Foe, and MWC blog, Mountain West Connection, step up to preview Saturday's game.

Indiana vs. Illinois: The History - The Crimson Quarry
Indiana is behind in the historical series to Illinois by a record of 22-45-2. Once again a major culprit in that deficit is how bad IU was in the first half of last century.

Penn State-Minnesota Game Preview - Black Shoe Diaries
The Nittany Lions take on the suddenly surging Screamin' Eagles Golden Gophers to try to pick up win number six of the 2013 campaign. Penn State (5-3, 2-2) vs. Minnesota (7-2, 3-2)

National

Stanford Football: The Story Behind the "Tree Week" Stunts | LostLettermen.com
Since the early 1970s, the Stanford Tree – the Cardinal’s unofficial mascot – has been equally parts famous and infamous for its zany gameday antics like getting drunk on the job. Yet that pales in comparison to the gauntlet one has to go through to actually be selected as the next Tree.

Carl Pelini Retracts His Letter of Resignation
By sending another letter.....

Winning With Panache at North Dakota State - NYTimes.com

Craig Bohl, a coach with a strong fashion sense, has led the Bison to consecutive national Football Championship Subdivision championships with a blue-collar philosophy.

Preview: The LSU Offense - Roll 'Bama Roll

Taking a close look at the LSU offense.

Instead of growing a mustache in November, you can have a fake one with your team’s logo on it | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo Sports

Now that we're a week into November, you've undoubtedly seen a man or two or 10 with a mustache or facial hair for "Movember" and prostate cancer awareness. But have you seen anyone with a team logo mustache?

This is horrifying.

Expected Wins after Week 10 and Week 11 Picks - Football Study Hall
Take Oregon, Baylor, and Nebraska this week.

College football F/+ picks: Week 11 - Football Study Hall
Picks and projections for week 11 of the 2013 college football season.

Nebraska

Practice Report, Nov. 7: Bracing for the Big House (plus injury updates) | sports.omaha.com

Pelini Preaching Consistency for Saturday - Huskers.com
The Nebraska football team practiced for 90 minutes in the Hawks Championship Center and on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields on Thursday in preparation for Saturday's game at Michigan.

Michigan wants to get more carries for Derrick Green, De'Veon Smith | The Detroit News
Michigan coach Brady Hoke would like to get some of the younger running backs involved in Saturday's game against Nebraska.

Fee Fi Foe Film: Nebraska | mgoblog

MSU offensive UFR successfully pushed down the front page. You're welcome, everybody.

Brian Cook does an excellent job of previewing this game.

Huskers Face Familiar Hoosiers in B1G Semifinals - Huskers.com

Lincoln – The top-seeded Nebraska soccer program continues its march toward the 2013 Big Ten Tournament title in Champaign on Friday, Nov. 8 with a semifinal match slated for 1:30 p.m. against No. 4 seed Indiana.

This is the team that Nebraska beat that Friday to win the regular season title. Indiana is tough, and Nebraska's goalkeeper Emma Stevens scored the only goal by a keeper in Husker history to help seal the win. Let's wish them luck! This game is on BTN/BTN2GO.com at 1:30 pm.

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