A run-down of sporting stories from yesterday covering Nebraska athletics, the Big Ten and around the world.
Amber Neben, USA, Women's Individual Time Trials, 6:30am CDT
Jordan Larson, USA, Women's Volleyball vs China, 2pm CDT
Chelsea Aubry, Canada, Women's Basketball vs France, 3am CDT
Therese Alshammar, Sweden, Women's 100m Freestyle, 4am and 1:38pm *Due to her pinched nerve, Alshammar has pulled out of the 100m but she still plans on swimming the 50m on Friday.
From the Mothership's run through the Top 25, Dan Rubenstein reviews #23 Nebraska.
More Nebraska football and other stories after the jump!
Burkhead and Ball. There's a backfield that has NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP written all over it.
No Nebraska players. Your thoughts? Burkhead not making at least the second team is a little baffling.
2012 Program Preview - Nebraska - Mocking The Draft
Can't disagree with a lack of first round talent on this team. Very young. And Burkhead won't be waiting until the 7th round. Someone will take a shot on him in the fourth.
6. Nebraska: Too low for the Huskers? Perhaps. They do bring back several veterans, like Cam Meredith, Chase Rome and Baker Steinkuhler, while expecting more from Eric Martin. Still, this group did not dominate enough for my taste last season, and seems to lack the one true pass-rushing stud. But Nebraska has the potential to have a very stout line.
A fair assessment. I think I like Nebraska being below the radar for a season. It'll let the team catch its breath without overwhelming expectations.
Not a single mention of the best NCAA kicker ever.
A lot of looking ahead to 2013-14...which is pretty much what I would expect.
Nebraska softball incoming freshman Sammi Noland won a national championship over the weekend, helping the AZ Desert Thunder to a first-place finish at the ASA Gold Nationals in Oklahoma City.
Ruh roh. Our secondary better get ready.
Whelp. Can't blame Redd but that's going to hurt Penn State.
OTE explores the Top Ten sporting events they would want to experience.
A look at our friends from East Lansing.
Will Nebraska develop a similar rivalry? With who?
Would you want to watch a football game on the big screen at Memorial?
Looks familiar. ANYWAY, congratulations again to Wisconsin on their good luck the last two seasons.
It's going to be a fun season, everyone. I'm really excited.
For the first time since 1996 in Atlanta, Team USA has won gold in women's team gymnastics. The "Fab Five," led by Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber, posted a total team score of 183.596, crushing Russia by more than five points, which finished second with a score of 178.530. Romania (176.414) took home bronze.
Wow, congratulations ladies! Way to go! (And China finished a distant fourth.)
Congratulations, Mr. Phelps. I hope the next phase in your life is just as inspirational.
Social media is serving as the Wikipedia entry for the Game of Thrones before you read the books.
Results for Nebraska's Olympians yesterday:
Both Nigeria and Australia lost yesterday. Nigeria (1-1) takes on Team USA at 2:15pm CDT on Thursday afternoon. Australia faces elimination against China at 5:15am CDT Thursday morning.
Neither Timko nor LeBlanc played in Canada's 2-2 tie with Sweden. Canada takes on Great Britain in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 1:30pm CDT.
This puts a serious dent in our case against Lil' Red.
COME BACK, BRETT.
And the NCAA goes back to work through normal channels. Quite a crackdown on a C-USA team.