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The Husker Women's basketball team lost last night to Texas Tech, 70-69. They had a chance to win but couldn't pull it off.

The loss ended a five game winning streak, putting the women in a four way tie for first place in the Big 12. Nebraska moved to 21-5, and at 9-3 in Big 12 play. Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas A&M are the other teams in first place. Nebraska has a fairly easy schedule the rest of the way so they have a good shot yet at the title. Coach Connie Yori has done an exceptional job resurrecting the basketball program - a Big 12 title would be a great reward to end the regular season.

How 'bout Alex Maric and his 41 points against Kansas State? The big man explodes right after Jamel White gets suspended for the rest of the season, proving that the Husker men aren't dead yet as long as Maric is around and playing well.

The 2007 Husker Baseball Media Guide has been released. You can download partial PDF's, or you can pick up a printed version for ten bucks from Huskers Authentic in early March.

We're coming up on the start of Husker baseball season. Corn Nation will be featuring heavy coverage of the Huskers and Big 12 baseball reviews on a weekly basis.

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Want some great reading material? Check out fellow Big 12 Baylor blogger Bear Meat. Funny stuff, as many esoteric references as Dennis Miller, possibly a sign that they've lost their grasp on reality or that they're really really really smart. I'll let you decide.

Baseball blog Big Ten Hardball takes a shot at CSTV's Eric Sorenson for complaining that the heat in the South is a bigger weather disadvantage than the freezing, miserable cold in the North during college baseball season. I noticed last week that Sorenson made a comment about KU playing in the Minneapolis Metrodome in the wee hours of the night. Well, that's what some teams have to do to get ready for college baseball season, Eric, so you might want to think again about that weather comment.

Our hats off to BON. Making the rounds today on talk radio was Colorado coach Dan Hawkins outburst about an anonymous letter from a parent requesting more vacation time for their kid. BON's community had posted a snippet of it a few days ago, ahead of everyone else we saw.

With regards to the Hawk - I don't blame him for raising his voice. He's right, they're playing Division I football. You want to win - you have to work at it, there are NO SHORTCUTS. On the other hand, as far as I'm concerned, go ahead and take off a few extra weeks. You took off all of last season, what's the big deal? Continue sucking for all you're worth.

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