This should have been a separate story here, but here it is anyway:
Four Huskers Earn All-America Honors - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Senior outside hitter Kelsey Robinson led the charge as a first-team selection, while freshman outside hitter Kadie Rolfzen was named a third-team All-American. Junior setter Mary Pollmiller and sophomore middle blocker Meghan Haggerty were chosen as honorable-mention selections.
The 2013 Pick 'Em Is Dead - LONG LIVE THE 2013 BOWL PICK 'EM - Corn Nation
The Corn Nation 2013 Bowl Pick 'Em is now alive and well on Yahoo.com! I'm thinking of giving away some t-shirts to winners, still trying to get that cleared through legal, but we have t-shirts for purchase if you like!
Two potentially game-changing developments in O'Bannon vs. NCAA - College Football - Michael McCann - SI.com
As both sides vociferously make their arguments in the landmark O'Bannon vs. NCAA case, two recent game-changing developments could greatly affect the outcome.
Nebraska basketball could be on the upswing, but how much should Nebraska fans hope for the team to achieve?
Where are we? Well, until Nebraska can consistently stay out of the bottom three in the Big Ten, I'd say other fans aren't going to give us anything. As in ANYTHING.
Having said that, our hope this year is to make the NIT, and watch a young team grow as the program grows.
Tim Miles Twitter Fan Chat - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska Men's Basketball Coach Tim Miles spent 45 minutes answering fans' questions on Wednesday by using the #AskCoachMiles hash tag. Here is a recap of today's chat with fans.
Hey, guess what? Making a little kid run next to — and then in front of! — a car while cursing at him is pretty awful. This is not "how we train for football." Jeez.
I really hope this is someone's idea of a really really bad joke, otherwise... well, this guy just looks like the biggest asshole in quite a while. I mean, if you're going to make your kid run to train for football you could at least get your lazy ass out of the car and run with him. Maybe while you're at it, you could buy him a decent pair of shoes, too, one's made for running and not crocs otherwise you'll just ruin his feet and legs before he has the chance to become the great athlete you never were.
Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, for those who don't remember, was a star wide receiver for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 2007-2010, and still owns the records for most receiving yards and career receptions in school history...
He was known as DJK. His career at Iowa didn't end well. Apparently he's writing a tell-all book and mentions Kirk Ferentz making him wear a trash can on his head for a practice. I find myself skeptical......
Testudo catches fire at University of Maryland, College Park - baltimoresun.com
Testudo mascot at UMD catches fire. It's a giant turtle. Made of bronze, filled with concrete so it can't be stolen. I don't think it can be hurt, actually. Probably still be here long after us humans are gone.
Forbes: Texas Longhorns most valuable team, Notre Dame, Alabama, LSU, Michigan in top five | Campus Union - SI.com
Nebraska is third in the Big Ten behind Michigan and Ohio State. No shock there. Bottom line - our athletic department is in pretty good shape. No shock there either.
AFCA Announces 2013 FBS Coaches' All-America Team
Conference Breakdown: SEC: 8; Big 12: 6; Pac-12: 5; ACC: 4; AAC: 1; Big Ten: 1. Alabama had four players. A while back I pointed out how many emails I got from Alabama compared to other schools about how great their players are. Noted?
The Football Writers Association of America (of which I'm a member) did a little better with two Big Ten players named to their first team:
2013 FWAA ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
QB Jameis Winston, Florida State (6-4, 228, Fr., Bessemer, Ala.)
RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona (5-10, 207, Jr., Tucson, Ariz.)
RB Andre Williams, Boston College (6-0, 227, Sr., Schnecksville, Pa.)
WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State (5-10, 186, Jr., Stockton, Calif.)
WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M (6-5, 225, So., Galveston, Texas)
TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech (6-5, 260, Jr., San Antonio, Texas)
OL Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (6-6, 310, Jr., Hyattsville, Md.)
OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (6-5, 305, Sr., Missouri City, Texas)
OL Cyril Richardson, Baylor (6-5, 340, Sr., Fort Worth, Texas)
OL David Yankey, Stanford (6-5, 313, Sr., Roswell, Ga.)
C Bryan Stork, Florida State (6-4, 300, Sr., Vero Beach, Fla.)
DL Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh (6-0, 285, Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.)
DL Trent Murphy, Stanford (6-6, 261, Sr., Mesa, Ariz.)
DL Michael Sam, Missouri (6-2, 255, Sr., Hitchcock, Texas)
DL Marcus Smith, Louisville (6-3, 252, Sr., Columbus, Ga,)
LB Chris Borland, Wisconsin (5-11, 246, Sr., Kettering, Ohio)
LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo (6-3, 248, Sr., Fort Pierce, Fla.)
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama (6-2, 238, Sr., Mobile, Ala.)
DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama (6-1, 208, Jr., Orlando, Fla.)
DB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State (5-11, 197, Sr., Dry Branch, Ga.)
DB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State (6-0, 200, Sr., Huntsville, Texas)
DB Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State (5-8, 190, Sr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
K Anthony Fera, Texas (6-2, 208, Sr., Cypress, Texas)
P Tom Hornsey, Memphis (6-3, 210, Sr., Geelong, Australia)
KR Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (6-0, 193, Jr., New Orleans, La.)
PR Ryan Switzer, North Carolina (5-10, 175, Fr., Charleston, W. Va.)
2013 FWAA ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Offense: QB AJ McCarron, Alabama; RB Tre Mason, Auburn; RB Bishop Sankey, Washington; WR Tyler Lockett, Kansas State; WR Allen Robinson, Penn State; TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina; OL Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State; OL Jack Mewhort, Ohio State; OL Greg Robinson, Auburn; OL Brandon Scherff, Iowa; C Hroniss Grasu, Oregon. Defense: DL Vic Beasley, Clemson; DL Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas; DL Timmy Jernigan, Florida State; DL Ryan Mueller, Kansas State; LB Anthony Barr, UCLA; LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State; LB Shayne Skov, Stanford; DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon; DB E.J. Gaines, Missouri; DB Ed Reynolds, Stanford; DB Jason Verrett, TCU. Specialists: K Nate Freese, Boston College; P Richie Leone, Houston; KR Ty Montgomery, Stanford; PR Jamison Crowder, Duke.
And let's have fun with Texas (never gets old):
Sizing up Texas' coaching search, NFL draft declarations; Mailbag - College Football - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
Sizing up Texas coaching speculation, assessing potential 2014 NFL draft declarations, revisiting the Heisman Trophy vote; more College Football Mailbag.
Until Texas actually hires a head coach, the Longhorns will be spurned publicly by a number of candidates. We'll update this story as each one rolls in.
The key word there is publicly, but if you want one story to track them all here it is!!!!
Texas athletic director Steve Patterson has assembled an eight-person search committee and hired an executive search firm to assist in hiring Mack Brown’s replacement as head football coach.
Actually, it started with just four, then when to eight, and will probably hit 16 before it's over. It's known as committee creep, and it's destined many a great small team of decision-makers to devolve into consensus building failures all over the world. I mean, how do you THINK we got here?