I just got done watching the Texas Rangers troll the LA Angels for a second consecutive walkoff HR. I'm exhausted but giddy. Links? Sure thing, here ya go.
Yesterday was a busy day here, as Mike did his Northwestern preview, Greg talked to former Navy SEAL Trey Smith in a Corn Nation Conversation, and David wrote about Tai Webster getting cleared by the NCAA clearinghouse to play basketball this year.
Who wants some more good news about eligibility? I have it here:
Randy Gregory texted me that he'll arrive tonight in Lincoln. NU's top JUCO recruit will indeed make all of camp. #huskers— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) July 30, 2013
There are still questions about Gregory being cleared by the NCAA clearinghouse to actually play, but at the same time he's welcome to be in class and on the practice field. Worst case scenario, he's a redshirt/greyshirt candidate.
Remember when Jay Foreman went off on his blog?Well, this is interesting to me, although I have no idea what it means other than what it says on the surface:
To all the NU positon players that have been put "on notice" I wish you all the best camp. Time to step and be accounted for. Protect turf— Jay Foreman (@foreman5655) July 30, 2013
It could mean anything, but on the surface... dead weight cutting? I dunno. I'm sure we'll find out soon enough.
Nebraska posted their practice schedule on Tuesday, having 6 two-a-days practice days in their 24 work outs over 18 days before the Wyoming gameweek. If you're used to looking for late afternoon reports about practice, you're out of luck as every afternoon practice will be starting at 6:45pm in the evening. All but one morning practice has media availability after it, so you will get some mid-day reports from folks.
Another Husker makes the Majors:
Former #Huskers 3B Cody Asche has been called up to the Philadelphia Phillies. Manager Charlie Manuel says he'll play tomorrow.— Dan Hoppen (@danhoppen) July 30, 2013
Asche was called up from Triple A Lehigh Valley, as OF Steve Susdorf was designated for assignment. One has to wonder, with the MLB Trade Deadline approaching and Philly having the option to move Michael Young, if Asche will get significant playing time. Cody didn't waste any time as he was a Pinch Hitter in the 7th against the Giants on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. In his AB however, he popped out to SF 2B Marco Scutaro. He could get the start today however, so keep your eyes peeled over to The Good Phight, the SBN Phillies community.
In Nebrasketball news, the doors to Pinnacle Bank Arena will be open for a open house on September 27th, and Nebraska-Kearney will play the Huskers in a exhibition on November 4th. It's better for the kinks to get out of the way before the big FGCU opener four days later. ($)
Terrible news on Tuesday as Polo Manukainiu and Gaius Vaenuku, from Texas A&M and Utah in order, were killed in a auto accident in New Mexico early in the morning. Both players were from the Euless Trinity powerhouse, and were on the way home to the DFW Midcities.
For those that were thinking Carlos Hyde of the Ohio St. Buckeyes was going to walk free or be kicked out of school, we were both wrong. Urban Meyer announced a three game suspension for the Buckeye RB. The videotape of the incident was pretty inconclusive on the role of Hyde, but it does seem from outsiders that viewed the video that Hyde, while not being completely guilty of his original charge, wasn't necessarily innocent either.
Here are the updated odds for each team in FBS to win their conference and division. Nebraska has good value for the division, but the conference is rough as Ohio St is the clear fave in the B1G.
Three officials that used to work at Penn State but were implicated in the Sandusky scandal could face criminal charges as soon as early 2014. This includes former Nebraska President Graham Spurrier.
In a fantastic piece of news, Eric LeGrand's #52 will be retired by Rutgers, the first number to be retired by the Scarlet Knights football program.
Remember when I said the new video boards at Camp Randall were huge? I WASN'T KIDDING. AND LOUD.
You never like to see someone have to call it a career because of injuries, but MSU OT Skyler Burkland has to. Lets hope the young man well in continuing his education and making the best of this.
Birthdays today include Wesley Snipes, Mark Cuban, Demarcus Ware and JK Rowling. They share a birthday with National Mutt Day. That's kinda odd to be honest.
What's going to wake you up? Pavarotti? Okay then.
The podcast comes out later this afternoon, along with some other goodies today.
Have a great Wednesday folks.