Welcome to Wednesday, where it's time to make your plans for the Fourth of July. A quiet night at home? Going to a local celebration? Maybe your friends, or maybe you're going to a ballgame. Regardless, time to make sure you know what you're doing. Anyhow, on with the links!! ($ - subscription needed)
BY GOD KING ALL THE ALTERNATE UNIFORM TALK. From here on CN to the mothership and everywhere in between. Now, I know not all of us like it or dislike it, but I think it's fair to say that, regardless of your opinion on it, it's much better than last year's uniforms. The players seemed to like it, so it's fair to say that if you can get 19-22 year old demographic down, you're pretty good huh?
Steve Sipple wrote this morning about how Jack Hoffman could inspire a yearly road race to raise money for Pediatric Brain Cancer. Also, his thoughts on the new uniforms and the Harrison Phillips offer. ($)
The Gazette did a countdown on most tortured B1G football fans. Nebraska isn't as bad as others.
In other Husker related news, word came down that Wyoming Running Back D.J. May was lost for the season due to a injury suffered in summer conditioning. Even though the Wyoming rushing attack isn't grand, May was their leading rusher last year.
Well, it's all over for another year in Omaha, as the College World Series was won by UCLA as they defeated Mississippi State 8-0 to take the 3 game series 2 games to none. The Bruins' pitching staff was exquisite, as they had a sub 1.00 ERA in the whole CWS. However, the talk will be about the lack of offense through the whole tournament, much less the games at TD Ameritrade.
A lot of people are confused about the upcoming B1G bowl game lineup. Never fear, clarity is here!
Courtesy of 5Dimes.com, we learned about several teams' win/loss predictions and the money lines. Nebraska's tend to push towards a under bet, but Vegas types won't be surprised at a over win. (For entertainment purposes. Calm down gambling haters)
This is a few days old, but Grantland did a piece on why Bret Bielema went to Fayetteville from Wisconsin. Grantland does good stuff, but this is very long.
Sometime this morning, expect the Oregon NCAA sanctions to be released to the public. Maybe this is the reason Chip Kelly bolted, but maybe it also isn't. Regardless, don't expect much of a hurting on the Ducks.
Looks like Cincinnati is finally going to renovate Nippert Stadium in time for it's 100 year anniversary. Speaking of stadium renovations, there's issues with the bill from the new Memorial Stadium in Berkley.
Sounds like some folks at the LA Times and NY Times are wanting some documents unsealed in the Todd McNair case.
Year three of the Longhorn Network, and there are still issues with it, primarily the fact that they can't get carried outside of Verizon Fios for the most part.
Speaking of ESPN taking over a Big 12 school's third tier rights, Kansas is gonna get a boatload of money for their third tier rights. I'm sure that football will get as much money as basketball riHAHAHAHAHAHA LOLNO.
Wanna take a quick, sub-5 minute road trip to see a lot of Big 10 stadiums? EAST BOUND AND DOWN FOLKS.
Sounds like a big ole slapfight at West Virginia over media rights and how some have cost the school a whole lot of money.
Here at CN, we don't condone running onto the playing surface of any stadium during an event, because many bad things can happen like being arrested and such. However, if you're going to do it, do it like these folks.
Lots of Baseball stuff coming yesterday, from ARod being told STFU by his GM, to Carlos Marmol being DFA'ed, to the White Sox almost blowing a game because Gordon Beckham thinking he was a Linebacker instead of a Second Baseman.
It was much more quiet on Day 2 of Wimbledon.
Today's anniversaries of births: Derek Jeter, Michael Vick, Sean Hayes, Gretchen Wilson, Nick Offerman, and Chris O'Donnell.
In today's history lesson, the United States started their airlift of Berlin in 1948, Congress approved the Federal Highway Act in 1956, and the charter of the United Nations was signed in 1945.
Today is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, as well as National Chocolate Pudding Day. Combine the two and make someone happy, would ya?
How about some Incubus to help your Wednesday out? Of course you said yes.
Keep on the look out for some good stuff from Mike on UCLA this morning, plus the podcast this afternoon. Plus, if anything happens, we're on it.
Enjoy the middle of the week, everyone.