Corn Flakes: Are You Watching Creighton Basketball?

Eric Francis

McDermott scores 28 for No. 20 Creighton - College Basketball News | FOX Sports on MSN

Doug McDermott scored 24 of his 28 points in the first half and No. 20 Creighton defeated fellow Big East newcomer Butler 88-60 on Tuesday night for its 10th straight win. McDermott scores 28 for No. 20 Creighton

I'll admit it - other than watching them destroy Nebraska I haven't watched a bit of Creighton basketball, yet there they are, all ranked and shit, first place in the Big East. I've hated Creighton most of my life. Coming from western Nebraska, that's pretty natural; I don't know anyone outside of Omaha who's a fan.

We haven't ever covered Creighton here, this is a University of Nebraska site, but I do have to ask - are you watching Creighton basketball?

Note this about Nebraska Head Bowling Coach Bill Straub:

University of Nebraska Athletics confirmed that Women's Head Bowling Coach Bill Straub has been hospitalized since late last week. Nebraska Assistant Head Coach Paul Klempa will serve as the Huskers' Interim Head Coach in his absence as the bowling team begins its spring schedule with the Midwinter Classic in Jonesboro, Ark. Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst gave his full support to Coach Straub and Coach Klempa.

"On behalf of the entire athletic department, our priority is for Bill to make a complete recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill, his wife, Kim, and their daughter, as he begins the recovery process. We know that our student-athletes are in the capable hands of Coach Klempa, who has been with our bowling team assisting Coach Straub since our program began."

CUNY Picks James Milliken as New Chancellor - NYTimes.com

The City University of New York, the country’s third largest public university system, turned to Nebraska for its next leader on Wednesday, choosing James B. Milliken, a onetime New York lawyer and longtime college administrator, as its chancellor.

Does Harvey Perlman move up and take this position?

Survey: Binge drinking down among NCAA athletes
Though few NCAA athletes have never consumed alcohol, its use — particularly its excessive use — is in decline, according to an organizational survey of substance abuse and social environments presented Wednesday.

'APU' plans aerial protest for NCAA Convention

A week and a half after flying a message of protest over the site of the BCS Championship, the All Players United movement will take to the skies over the NCAA Convention. On Thursday afternoon, as the NCAA begins a forum to discuss future structure and governance, an airplane streaming the message, "#All Players United for an equal voice. Wake up NCAA!" will fly over the San Diego Convention Center.

It's an interesting concept that college football players could unionize, but it doesn't seem that anything will ever come of it other than a whole lotta noise.

Charlie Strong's new Texas Longhorns coaching staff is officially complete - Barking Carnival
List of coaches...

Maryland files $157 million counterclaim vs. ACC, alleges misconduct by conference members - Testudo Times

Wake Forest and Pitt, you two were (allegedly) up to no good.

MARYLAND'S SCORCHED EARTH POLICY

Iowa State football assistant Curtis Bray dies at 43

Those post-practice little-kid sessions won't be the same next Iowa State football season — the ones when defensive ends coach Curtis Bray played with his two young children long after players he coached departed. "It was really kind of touching, seeing coach Bray and the Burnhams out there playing with their kids every day after we wrapped up practice," former Cyclone running back Jeff Woody said.

43 is way too young.

Ex-Colorado QB Cody Hawkins to join Ohio State as graduate assistant - Land-Grant Holy Land

Well that was unexpected.

Larry Johnson Sr. to Become a Buckeye - Black Shoe Diaries

It seems the longtime Penn State coach has decided to move on to Columbus

Minnesota Football: Looking Back at the Seniors and Ahead to 2014- Offense - The Daily Gopher
The Gophers lose 18 seniors from the 2013 squad, yet roughly half that number contributed on the two deep of either the offense or defense. Let's thank the seniors and see who might be replacing them in the lineup. Today we'll look at the offense.

Big Ten final power rankings 2013 college football - ESPN

Before we close the book on the 2013 season, here's the final version of the Big Ten power rankings. Bowl performances were factored in....

Nebraska finished fourth, behind Wisconsin, who didn't beat their SEC opponent in their bowl game.

College football turnovers luck in 2013 - Football Study Hall
Nebraska tied for the most fumbles in the nation, and when it came to luck - the Huskers weren't the worst, but they sure as hell were near the bottom.

Afalava not returning, Moss still up in the air | sports.omaha.com

We knew this, but whatever.

Enunwa won’t play in East-West Shrine Game | sports.omaha.com
Quincy Enunwa has been invited to the NFL combine and should get drafted.

Quincy Enunwa | Nebraska, WR : 2014 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile
Enunwa is rated 35th out of 432 WR's according to this site.

Shavon Shields struggles in scoring game so far this conference season - Daily Nebraskan: Sports
Knocking down shots has been a problem for Shields lately, as the Nebraska captain finds himself in a sophomore slump halfway through the season.

Carry On: The Cruelty of Fandom - Off Tackle Empire

In a short span of time, you can be quickly reminded that being a fan is generally a one-sided affair with little return. After this week in Nebrasketball, I relearned that lesson.

It's tough being a Nebraska basketball fan.... well, men's anyway. Not so tough for the women, but for the men, you know they're a better team, but they're playing in a helluva conference, and they just can't finish those games. I will say this - this basketball team is infinitely more watchable than Barry Collier's or Doc Sadler's teams - by a factor of about 15.3M.

Projecting the 2014 Big Ten Basketball Race: January 15 - The Only Colors

One quarter of the way through the Big Ten basketball season, who has the inside track for the title and the conference tournament byes?

Nebraska has a 1 in 15.3M chance of going 14-4 in conference, which is not as bad as some others' odds.

Week 11 B1G Power Rankings - Spartans Take Control - BT Powerhouse

The basketball season rolls on and there are a few interesting picks in this week's power rankings.

Well, shit.

In college coaching, it's all about who you know. | SportsonEarth.com : Robert Weintraub Article

The college coaching carousel has been extremely active in January, but it's not just head coaches: Baffling assistant moves are happening too. As surprising hires continue to be made, it's clear that what matters most is who you know.

I see it everywhere and I've heard it at football games - "Pelini hires his buddies" - made as a derisive comment by fans as if Pelini is the only guy on the planet who hires people he knows.

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