A run-down of sporting stories from yesterday covering Nebraska athletics, the Big Ten and around the world.
WAtching dance moms with @just_samming & its the worst show to ever hit a TV— Jermarcus Hardrick (@Yoshi_Hardrick) July 18, 2012
Nebraska has the roster and the coaching staff to be the best team in the Legends Division and perhaps the Big Ten as a whole, but they need to get out of their own way mentally or they'll be doomed to repeat the mistakes from a year ago.
About what most of us have been thinking, I would say.
Oh, I think it would be marvelous to have an entire batch of elite QBs who throw like Martinez. ESPN's pundits wouldn't know what to do with themselves.
More football and other sports after the jump!
It's a testament to the program and the culture at Nebraska as a whole that we have these stories about many of our star players who go on to personal success.
It was the whipped topping to Henery's ice cream sundae. (And again, defensive touchdowns are the best.)
And what a wonderful sundae that was. IT'S STILL GOOD. And still gives me goosebumps.
What do you think? Would you want to see Nebrasketball take on Mizzou?
Apparently oversigning isn't just a topic of debate for football.
Oi. Hopefully the Games bring a little more cheerfulness.
The work that goes into these swimsuits is amazing but I wonder if it takes away from the sport, just a little bit. If we're more worried about times than the actual competition, why not just turn swimming events into time trials and have only one swimmer in the pool at a time?
I've been avoiding anything to do with Penn State due to its coverage elsewhere, including the Mothership and OTE. But now that the president of the NCAA has spoken up and that they've begun investigations as a result of the findings of the Freeh report, I felt it was necessary to include. That the option of shutting down Penn State football remains on the table is particularly worth noting - this would obviously have far-reaching effects on Nebraska and other Big Ten schools. (Please be respectful if you chose to comment here.)
North Carolina's new athletic director out to clean up program mired in growing academic scandal - Yahoo! Sports
Flying under the radar, UNC is crawling out from the wreckage of their own institutional failures. In their case, students' educations were cheapened at the cost of athletics. Let's be glad that so far, it seems none of this is happening at Nebraska.
The Mothership has SEC Media days covered. Take a look at our rivals down south. (The Ol' Ball Coach isn't afraid of Nick Saban.)
Oh look, Mizzou had the courage to say what we've all been thinking.
OTE takes a look at the key non-conference games in Week 1. Nebraska-Southern Miss doesn't make the cut but then, they have a lot of youth, particularly at the QB position and a new coaching staff. Still dangerous but we should take care of business. I do feel bad for Iowa that they have to play at Soldier Field.
While I disagree with the comparison of the Penn State scandal and Tresselgate (as far as their seriousness and the fans' response), I can agree with the notion that to some degree college football has gotten out of control. Where are the (credible) watchdogs?
I think we can all agree that college football can reach mythical heights and that it may not be healthy. But beyond admonishing people for getting so caught up in the game, how can you stop people from being passionate about the sport?
McBride, who spent 23 years as an assistant football coach at Nebraska, the last 18 as defensive coordinator, will speak at the foundation’s Big Red Night banquet Friday at the New World Inn in Columbus.
This is why the football off-season is too long.
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