Welcome to your Tuesday morning links. If you're in the Chicago area, you may have not gone to bed yet. On the other hand, if you're a Boston/New England resident, IT'S OKAY I PROMISE. Anyhow, here's today's goods. ($ - subscription needed).
From yesterday, I sat down with Husker fan Derek Hernandez, who happens to run the fantastic site NoCoastBias for a CornNation Conversation. He gave a pretty good synopsis of what he sees with Husker football and basketball.
Some recruiting bits to digest this morning:
I JUST GOT OFFERED BY NEBRASKA! #GBR— Harrison Phillips (@horribleharry99) June 25, 2013
AND GOOD LORD FINALLY. Phillips, who went to the camps before Big Red Weekend and hadn't gotten an offer then, was "notified on Facebook by Barney Cotton" to come talk to Bo, and that is when he got his offer. I can't see Nebraska not being the leader here, and it's probably a given he commmits. However.... The big news here is that BARNEY COTTON HAS A FACEBOOK.
Also, word came down that Nebraska has offered Claude Pelon, a 4 star Defensive Tackle out of Mesa (AZ) Community College. That's not a bad kid to get in with, and it sounds like he likes the Huskers and Coach Kaz a lot too.
Bo Pelini comes from the cradle of College Football coaches.
The Huskers stayed #7 in the B1G in 11W's conference recruiting standings this week.
Game 1 of the College World Series Final went to the 8 clap fans as UCLA defeated Mississippi State 3-1. The Bruins lead the best of 3 set 1-0, and look to win a national championship tonight in Omaha.
Assuming the 2012 College Football Entertainment Index formula holds true, Nebraska is going to play a whole lot of entertaining football games this upcoming year.
We told you about it yesterday, but the Holiday and Fight Hunger Bowl made it official on Monday. It sounds like there are going to be three tiers of bowls that the Big 10 will have choice of at the end of the season, with the ability for the conference to place teams in bowls that seem to work out well for everyone, instead of just slotting like other conferences do.
Moody's has seen enough of the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit to give the NCAA a negative credit rating. Guess Mark Emmert can't get that 2.9% financing on a new GM car anymore huh?
So, you think you can take a hit by a Defensive End from the MAC? Probably not.
Sounds like Ohio State may pop out a new wrinkle on Defense this year, something that Urban was flummoxed with in the SEC. The first thought that comes to mind is that Hank Stram did something similar to this when he was winning the Super Bowl in Kansas City.
There was another championship decided last night, as the Chicago Blackhawks scored twice in the final 1:17 of the third period to shock the Boston Bruins and win the Stanley Cup. Patrick Kane is your Conn Smythe winner (Playoff MVP) and Chicago makes up again for the Cubs transgressions.
Today's birthday party honors JJ Walker, George Michael, Carly Simon, Matt Schaub, Dikembe Mutombo, and Willis Reed.
On this day in history, the Korean War began in 1950, Custer was defeated at Little Big Horn in 1876, and Michael Jackson passed away in 2009.
Today is National Catfish Day, so don't expect much from Manti T'eo.
Finally this morning, take a look at the great work that Tim Thompson of the CBC does for the end of the season. He does fantastic pregame stuff for Hockey Night in Canada, and the year end one from last night is just as good.
BTW, before I forget, it's roughly 44 days till Nebraska's fall camp opens, for those wondering.
Have a great day everyone.