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The Reads: A Good Weekend

Nebraska athletics had a pretty good weekend, with wining performances from the wrestling, track and field, women's gymnastics and BOTH basketball teams.

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"Free throws are very important."
"Free throws are very important."
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Due to various failures of the human body, I have nothing witty to discuss today. An announcement that was supposed to happen today will now be announced tomorrow.

Here's the week's schedule of athletic events for the Nebraska Cornhuskers:

Tue, Jan 22



Nebraska Tennis Center

4:00 p.m.

Tue, Jan 22


Illinois *

Devaney Center

7:30 p.m.


Thu, Jan 24


Michigan State *

Devaney Center

7:05 p.m.


N for 'Nowledge

Two teams led by Nebraska Engineering students earned top-five status in the 2012 IBM/IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge, an international competition for college/university teams improving the world’s technology solutions.

How about improving cable box interfaces? Those things are hideous.

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In a complete performance that has eluded the Huskers all season long, the women routed Minnesota in a 84-63 road win.

Ray Gallegos came out of the game with 11:17 left in the first half, the first time in six Big Ten games he has not played every minute. It ended a streak of 218:39 consecutive minutes dating back to Dec. 29. Gallegos finished with 15 points and four rebounds in 38 minutes.


Some people like to point out that Penn State isn't very good. That's true. But every conference needs a basement and clearly, we're not it. INTERNET HIGH FIVES.

All five of No. 14 Nebraska's nationally ranked wrestlers won their matches on Friday night to lead the Huskers to an 18-15 upset of No. 5 Illinois at the NU Coliseum.


The Nebraska track and field team swept the meet titles at the adidas Classic for the fifth straight year on Saturday at the Devaney Center Indoor Track. Both Husker squads dominated the field, as the women finished with 207 points, while Wichita State finished second with 100 points. The men posted with 205.33 total points; Iowa was second with 111 points. The afternoon was highlighted by numerous personal best performances and 19 event titles for Nebraska, including Jessica Furlan, Janis Leitis and Mara Weekes all winning more than one individual event crown on the day.

HOMECOOKIN'. (Kiddin'.) Great job, team!

The women's gymnastics team bounces back from their loss to Stanford, besting the Spartans at the Devaney Center.

Nebraska falls to both Stanford and Oklahoma, powerhouse gymnastics programs.

There are some fast times in this meet. Congrats to the individuals who set new school records!

Whatever motivates our student-athletes to do better works for me.

Eichorst couldn't sell himself to Miami, but who cares? ADs should stay in the background, quietly keeping the university out of the NCAA's dog house while pushing the program forward. (I like the people in the comments who can't see that and instead think we hired a thug from Miami.)



The Corn Nation staff all agrees that Ron Kellogg III will be the starter next year. Don't believe me? Take a look!

The coaching staff convinces an honest-to-god offensive tackle to come to Nebraska. We all dream of Taylor Martinez not having to run as much.

National News

Moving past the obvious issues of taking all of the free time away from assistant coaches and disrupting the junior and senior years of high schoolers, the NCAA is also basically making it possible for head coaches to have a recruiting coordinator that isn't a coach (like they have for basketball).

The board eliminated a rule that allows only full-time coaches to serve as recruiting coordinators.

I wonder if this means the university could create a position like "head of football community outreach" that is basically just the recruiting coordinator? I think basketball has a position like this.

As for this:

"It passed a proposal that deregulates camps and clinics on campus, enabling senior football prospects to participate. "

Does that mean Memorial Stadium can host the Nebraska Shrine Bowl again?

Alabama fans, on the other hand, are irate that the Times Free Press listed the Crimson Tide as 6-11 in the playoffs and 0-1 in the Super Bowl. Alabama has long claimed 23 Super Bowl wins, including the 1925, 1926, 1930, 1934, and 1941 Super Bowls. Those championships have long been disputed by other authorities, primarily because the Super Bowl was not played until 1967.

The NCAA's ban on touchdown celebrations robs us of things like this. But we may see it in the Super Bowl, since it takes that long for NFL players to discover it.

Wide receivers coach Scott Frost will be promoted to replace Helfrich as Oregon's offensive coordinator, sources told The (Oregon) Register-Guard.

Good for Scott. That being said, his name should NOT come up this season or next season for the Nebraska job if the situation deteriorates.. Not nearly enough experience. Personally, I want to see him go have success at a MAC/Sun Belt/C-USA/MWC school first before we look at him for Nebraska. (Pelini will have won three or four championships by then and ready to retire.)

Oh, crank call the recruits, phone thief!

Interesting. The NCAA really does just wing it, doesn't it.

Oh, well done. /applause

Nutt: I’ll sum up my recruiting philosophy in two words: Late offers. See, lotta teams jump on prospects early. They evaluate, they build connections. Long story short, they burn out! Can’t burn out! Can’t do it. Easy to burn out. Light a match. Wooo! It’s gone. So you got to pace yourself. Wait till December, January. Take a look around. See who’s out there. Take a look at the film, see what can be seen.

Ahhhh, Nebraska's approach.


That's all for today. This is your open thread.

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