Tuesday was an odd day. There have been over 3500 recorded days in July in the DFW since 1899, and Monday was the 7th coolest day in that recorded time. I will never complain about that, because 2 years ago the entire month of July was over 100 degrees every day. Summer can kick you in the arse in the South.
Anyhow, onto the links and news of Monday. $ = got to pay to see it.
Well, the news of the day for the Husker wasn't a good one...
My top 3 were Kansas St., Nebraska, Stanford. I felt comfortable at each school, they are all great programs. I sincerely wish them the best— Harrison Phillips (@horribleharry99) July 15, 2013
However, I have officially committed to Stanford! I love the staff, recruits, and the success on the field and in the classroom. #NerdNation— Harrison Phillips (@horribleharry99) July 15, 2013
Here's what I'll say about this and we'll move on; if Phillips is offered when he was at BRW next to Mick Stoltenberg, he's a Husker 15 minutes later. But, he wasn't, so in the end he's going to be a Cardinal.
Recruiting rankings for this week have the Huskers at 38th in the nation and 7th in the B1G at Rivals, while 42nd nationally and 7th in the conference. Eleven Warriors has Nebraska at 8th in the conference this week too.
Meanwhile, looks like Pinnacle Bank Arena gets it big red N that Travis Justice hates!
Husker Linemen Spencer Long and Jeremiah Sirles were named to the Lombardi watch list on Monday.
Alfonzo Dennard got a lot of things on Monday. First his charges:
and then his own Korean news video!!
(thanks NMA World Editon)
Not too often you can say a Husker won a Gold Medal, however this is the case as Jordan Hooper, the Husker women's basketball player, collected one with Team USA at the World University Games as they defeated host Russia 90-71 in the Gold Medal game. Jordan scored 9 points and had 9 rebounds as she was a starter in the game.
Also on Monday, Husker Baseball HC Darin Erstad was named to the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame by Major League Baseball.
Ever wanna see what the NCAA makes you sign before you perform on the field now? Here ya go.
The names of the Vanderbilt football players that were dismissed for rape allegations from Nashville police last month. One of the names was TE JUCO transfer Brandon Vandenburg. Vandenburg, you may remember, was supposed to come visit Lincoln and was a fave to sign with the Huskers before things went haywire. (Note, for those that are burning in the comments to say things like "I told you he was bad" and such, save it. You didn't.)
Chris Furhmeister of SBN did the write up of the Butkus Award watch list this year. The first name to jump at you should be Anthony Barr, the UCLA kid who looked huge against Nebraska last year and is going to be depended on coming this season.
The best Tight End in the country will be sitting some games out. Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins pleads guilty to DUI on Monday and will serve a one day jail sentence. No word yet from what Steve Sarkasian has for him yet, but I would think he misses at least one game.
I'm sure there are a lot of questions that you want asked at a Media Days presser. Spencer Hall came up with some pretty good ones for the SEC Media Days, which begins today in Birmingham.
Today's birthdays are celebrated by Will Ferrell, Barry Sanders, Jimmy Johnson, Phoebe Cates, Michael Flatley, Phil Hellmuth, and Ed Kowalczyk.
Today is National Personal Chef day, as well as National Corn Fritter Day. Cobby will sacrifice a family member for your happiness, folks.
The list for the Biletnikoff Award comes out today.
Have a great one folks.