News on the football recruiting front!
Chris Jones, Cornerback, Commits To Nebraska - Corn Nation
The Huskers get some depth at Cornerback as they finish off the recruiting cycle.
News on the upcoming NFL Draft!
Brandt: 5 under-the-radar prospects at the Senior Bowl - NFL.com
While there are plenty of big-name players participating in the Senior Bowl, NFL Media analyst Gil Brandt introduces you to some lesser-known prospects in position to make some money this week.
First on the list - Stanley Jean-Baptiste.
News on Husker football!
College football's 2013 All-Surprise Team: Freshmen, breakthroughs and reinventions - SBNation.com
Which players came out of the woodwork to establish themselves as stars in 2013? Patrick Vint finds the season's biggest breakout at each position.
News on the Husker Basketball front!
Crackin' Nuts: Nebraskaball Starts Fast, Finishes Strong In Upset Of #15 Ohio State - Corn Nation
Nebraska uses a big run with some closing skills as they take out Ohio State in Lincoln Monday night.
B1G Red in the B1G: On Nebraska Basketball, the Fancy Arena, and Beating Ohio State - Off Tackle Empire
It was my first taste of basketball at Pinnacle Bank Arena, and it was a good one. Nebraska overcame its own deficiencies and won a tough game over a ranked Ohio State. Some thoughts on the arena, the game, and my experience at the new digs.
Ohio State-Nebraska final score: Bucks lose 4th straight, 68-62 - Land-Grant Holy Land
For the first time since 2007-2008, Ohio State has a four game losing streak – and far more questions than answers.
Buckeyes Lose Fourth Straight, 68-62 to Nebraska
More on Ohio State's problems.
State of the Race, HOOPTYBALL EDITION - Off Tackle Empire
Let's talk frontrunners, cellar-dwellers, surprises, and things we anticipate enjoying.
Before Nebraska actually won a Big Ten game. MAYBE EVERYTHING IS UPSIDE DOWN NOW!
Back to the Future: The Big Ten's 2015 Class So Far - BT Powerhouse
Illinois recently added the talented Aaron Jordan to their scholarship chart after the talented guard committed to the Fighting Illini. Where is the rest of the conference at i its 2015 recruiting efforts?
News on college football, including tickets you can't possibly afford!
Replacing Brent Musburger; NFL selling new television package - More Sports - Richard Deitsch - SI.com
Last week ESPN president John Skipper announced a series of management moves that will have significant impact on how you view ESPN, as well as who you view on the network. For ESPN-ologists, media reporters, and those who work in Bristol, Skipper's memo was the apotheosis of corporate inside baseball. For the rest of you, what matters most is how this group will impact your sports viewing. That's where the name just below Skipper's comes in: John Wildhack, ESPN's executive vice president of programming and production.
ESPN is looking at changing things up, but the key here is: "SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON HOW YOU VIEW ESPN".
HAHAHAAHA! That's the joke! There will be no significant impact because the only damned thing I watch on ESPN is live sports. I stopped watching College Gameday this season when they made Finebaum part of the crew, and I couldn't tell you a single thing about any of the programming on ESPN other than live sporting events because I don't watch them.
Chris Fowler calling games instead of Brent Musburger? Rece Davis taking over for Musburger? I don't care! I don't watch the game because of who the announcer is - who does that? Lou Holtz and Mark May? I haven't watched them for three years now except when I get caught and forget to switch off to another channel. I can't even remember the last time I watched Sportscenter.
I suspect I'm not the only one who isn't watching ESPN's programming beyond live events.
Premium seats for College Football Playoff championship game start at $1,899 - ESPN
The cheapest premium seat available through either company for the 2015 title game, which will be played Jan. 12 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is $1,899. The seat, in the corners of the top level of the stadium where the Cowboys play, comes with a three-hour pregame hospitality event, a full premium menu and top-shelf bar, and a $50 merchandise voucher.
The most expensive ticket is a seat in a suite located between the 20-yard lines, with hospitality, food, bar, gift bag and postgame field access, for $3,899 each. Options that include a three-night stay in a premium Dallas-area hotel drive the cost up to more than $5,000.
All of this SCREAMS amateur athletics, doesn't it?
Add in travel costs and, oh, I don't know, overpriced food and drinks and you might as well be selling off one of your kidneys or one of your children for medical experimentation. If it sells out, the secondary market will drive ticket prices even higher.
I don't see how anyone can afford this, but at the same time, fans may see it as the only chance their team has at winning a national title and want to be there even if they're too drunk to remember any of it.