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Flakes: Happy Veteran's Day and Thank You

Flakes says thank you to those that have served and those that gave their lives in military service. We talk about football too but today, that is the second most important topic.

The U.S. Navy Memorial - Washington DC
The U.S. Navy Memorial - Washington DC
Jill Heemstra

The Husker win on Saturday was pretty awesome, but it paled in comparison to the recognition of several "Gold Star" families before the game. For those who do not know, a gold star signifies losing a family member in military service. You can read more about the history of the Gold Star here.

Right after the national anthem on Saturday, 35 children each released a gold balloon to honor 22 men (their fathers) who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This was not the only activity for those families, the articles below describe the event further.

Corn Nation says a heartfelt "thank you" to all who have served and especially those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. Those men, women and their families have made it possible for us to enjoy a pretty amazing quality of life here in the U.S. We are able to spend time arguing over things like whether Mike Riley should be fired after one year and whether Iowa's strength of schedule makes them look better than they are.

Thank you to all who have served, past or present. Thank you to all the families that support their military members and thank you to those that gave their lives in service.

Gold Star Families Receive Special Recognition |
The Gold Star families consisting of 55 women and children were treated to a short "honor flight" from Omaha to Lincoln Saturday morning. Hundreds of people greeted the families at the send-off at the airport in Omaha, and hundreds more again where there when the plane landed less than 30 minutes later in Lincoln.

Huskers' Gold Star Guests to Unleash Gold Balloons - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
One of the best things about Nebraska is its ability to illuminate and enhance everything around it, even when that means a brief change of the color scheme right before the Huskers host unbeaten

On to Flakes...

Huskers Confident after Upsetting MSU, Ready for Rutgers
The Nebraska football team practice for under 90 minutes inside the Hawks Center on Monday night in sweats, just two days after upsetting No. 6 Michigan State.

With backs against the wall, Huskers come out on top - Kearney Hub: Local

It had been a season of disappointments and appalling losses. The Huskers have been standing on the road and watching the winners as they go by. That all changed on a cold Saturday night at sold-out Memorial Stadium.

Red Review: Westerkamp closing in on Nebraska's record book | Huskers - KETV Home

Wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp has been nothing short of a blessing for Nebraska's football program.

A Must-Win Showdown: Week 11 News & Notes - On the Banks
Everything you need to know about Saturday's big game.

More Husker Sports...

Huskers Cruise Past Northern State - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE;
Lincoln – Andrew White III led four Huskers in double figures with 18 points as the Huskers topped Northern State, 95-42, Monday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. White, who sat out last year after spe...

Husker bowlers place 3rd in Crusader Classic | Sports |
This weekend, the Nebraska bowling team traveled to Valparaiso, Indiana, for the Crusader Classic against the nation’s top teams.

Shepard Explodes for 42 in Exhibition Win - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Jessica Shepard smashed the school exhibition record with 42 points while adding 12 rebounds in just 25 minutes to power Nebraska to a 96-66 win over Winona State on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Cook says Huskers have improved mentality - The Grand Island Independent: Sports
LINCOLN — John Cook is seeing some good signs from his Nebraska volleyball team.

Elsewhere in sports...

The Missouri football strike was about a lot of things, but mostly about respect -
Football players and coaches gave their support to a campus movement in favor of changing school leadership. A Columbia resident explains.

Tracy Claeys is the Gophers' New Head Football Coach - The Daily Gopher
The decision to promote Claeys was announced earlier this morning via press release.

Time for the Big 12 to panic about its playoff standing
The latest rankings revealed another November problem for the Big 12 in reaching the playoff. The main impediment appears to be Notre Dame.

This and that....

How long 'til we get one of these powering our phones?

Los Alamos National Laboratory just ordered a new quantum computer | The Verge
Los Alamos National Laboratory is getting a powerful new computer. The lab announced today that it has ordered a D-Wave 2X quantum computer, the same model ordered by Google and NASA's Quantum AI...