It has been a fairly quiet spring so far. Sure, there's news, mostly typical news, about Husker sports. Not a lot of the overly glossy stuff we're used to seeing. Bo Pelini got a lot of mileage out of calling his defense mentally weak, Ameer Abdullah has "tweaked his knee", and Ryne Reeves is injured, but really rather a blase' spring so far.
Maybe it's best it stay that way. There's always alternatives, and some are not good, as in horrible. Example:
Per an ABC 6 report, three Ohio State football players are connected to a rape allegation.
Above is the link to LGHL's story stream, should you want to follow this report. The three are freshmen.
Add intrigue. The TV station stands by their report, even though it sounds like they botched it.
The Nebraska rifle season came to a close this past weekend as the Huskers finished seventh at the NCAA Championships. The Huskers had a regular-season record of 20-6 and were one of only eight teams chosen to compete at the NCAA’s. Nebraska coach Stacy Underwood said she was more than proud of her team.
Nebraska will now play a doubleheader with New Mexico State beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday at Bowlin Stadium, before wrapping up the series with one game on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Following Friday's second game, Nebraska Head Coach Rhonda Revelle will be honored after becoming the winningest coach in the history of Husker Athletics two weeks ago. The first 768 fans into Friday's doubleheader will receive a free t-shirt commemorating Revelle's accomplishment.
Softball continues to win, currently at 16-5 and on a five-game winning streak. Should be a nice day Friday, maybe you ought to head on out and watch 'em.
Tim Wagner is a scorer. He can find the hoop from all ranges and provide an offensive spark at any moment. The senior at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School will try to use his offensive prowess to revamp a team that is in need of a few scorers.
Wagner announced today he accepted a preferred walk-on offer at NCAA Division I Nebraska next season in an effort to bolster an offense that finished at the bottom of Big Ten Conference in scoring (58.6 points per game) this season.
WohoO!!! A scorer! We could use one of those!
The Kansas City Chiefs made a fairly sizable commitment to free agent Chase Daniel, who agreed to a deal shortly after free agency hit. Daniel's contract is worth a reported $10 million over three years.
CHASE DANIELS MAKES A LOT OF MONEY. I don't follow the Kansas City Chiefs much (why would anyone?) but isn't that where quarterbacks go to die, career-wise?
Teams moved quickly to sign some of the biggest names in free agency. Keep up with the latest news and analysis here.
If you're following NFL free agency, the story stream is here with everything you want to know. Greg Jennings might stick with the Packers, for example. Adam Carriker restructured his contract to stay with the Redskins.
Nice piece by BSD by Matt McGloin hisself. No one expects much of him, but he expects a lot from himself.
The former Michigan running back did a Reddit AMA on Tuesday afternoon, and surprisingly enough, some people asked him about the Clowney hit.
If you had the chance to talk to Smith, wouldn't you ask him about it?
Indiana is ranked #24 at Baseball America, but unranked at other polls and barely in the "others" polls in most.
So who is the leading voice on that Husker offensive line now?
Ah, spring. Forever about finding the new leaders, whether they be the kicking, screaming type or the strong, silent "lead by example" guys. Football, we tend to believe, should be about kicking and screaming as it is the sport where behemoths run into each other at the start of every play.
You've got a fairly experienced offensive line, Brent Qvale, Jeremiah Sirles, Andrew Rodriguez, Cole Pensick, all seniors, all with plenty of starting experience. There shouldn't be a problem putting together a solid group of five starter out of this bunch. I don't think anyone is particularly worried about the offensive line, though, right?
Sophomore Imani Cross — whom offensive coordinator Tim Beck identified before spring as a player to watch — "has had a really good spring," Pelini said. Once again Monday night, Cross was the last Husker player or coach off the field, working on catching the ball with a student assistant.
On the other hand, there's this. I have faith in Cross, but it'd be sure as hell nice to still have Braylon Heard around. The latest news has Heard going to Kentucky, but that's not solid yet. I'm still disgusted that he's gone. I'll shut up now.