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Corn Flakes: Weekend Preview, Basketball Starts!

A quick look at what's coming up this weekend.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers rally around receiver Jordan Westerkamp
Nebraska Cornhuskers rally around receiver Jordan Westerkamp
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Let's take a quick look at what we've got coming up this weekend:

- Clemson vs Syracuse

Clemson should win this by double digits, but they haven't Clempsoned yet and now would be the time.

- Alabama vs Mississippi State

Letdown after big win over LSU? Doubtful. Saban will be pumping extra souls into hell to keep that contract going strong this week and his team from letting down.

- Ohio State vs Illinois

Illinois fired their athletic director this week because timing doesn't matter, football players and coaches don't notice those kinds of things, they're just worker minions. Ohio State could get caught looking ahead, but, doubtful because Meyer will be pumping extra souls....

- Notre Dame vs Wake Forest

Nothing to see here. Really.

- Iowa vs Minnesota

Rivalry game, playing for Floyd of Rosedale, but it's at night in Kinnick.

- Baylor vs Oklahoma

I'd be okay if Oklahoma knocked off Baylor so we wouldn't have to listen to Art Briles whine again this year when his team gets left out of the playoffs. The line on this game is fairly close

- Oklahoma State vs Iowa State

No real danger from the Cyclones.

In Summary....

It'd be nice if someone beat Alabama. It's a mantra shared by most of the nation. It's that time of year when the unexpected happens every weekend, though, just when you think everything is lined up.

Notice This: Basketball Starts This Weekend!

Saturday Night's basketball game will be streamed on BTN Plus. Calling the game as a student announcer will be none other than our own Michael Snow!

Television: None

Online: BTN Plus (subscription required)

Announcers: Michael Snow and Colton Stone

Radio: IMG Husker Sports Radio Network. For Saturday’s game, 105.3 WOW-FM in Lincoln will carry the game beginning with the pregame show, while in Omaha, CD-105.9 will carry the game once volleyball has concluded.

Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka

Expert Analysis: Jake Muhleisen


How many of you are going to the Rutgers game? Sound off in the comments.

I still haven't settled into the concept of Nebraska playing Rutgers in a conference game, but maybe it will grow on me. I would like to get there sometime, as I have never been to New Jersey. Maryland, yes, Jersey, no. Is it really much different, though?

Can we really win two games in a row?

Stuff - Short Today....

Media graveyard: Daily newspapers down nearly 80%, hard news 'in danger' | Washington Examiner
"These trends have left many people wondering who will collect hard news for the general public. While the Internet world has made it possible for everyone to express their opinion widely — whether they know anything or not — it has also confused readers.

Creighton Basketball Tickets via Groupon

I thought Creighton had this big old mean tough basketball program and didn't need to resort to this?


Too Much Information on What Might Be Huskers' New Anthem
DJ Kool's 1996 hit "Let Me Clear My Throat" is gaining popularity in Memorial Stadium. Here's where it came from.

Throwback Thursday: AWS frowns upon women wearing pants on campus in 1965 | News |
There’s a place for everything. Half a century ago, though, the Nebraska Union wasn’t a place for female students to wear pants.

Cody-Kilgore High School in Cody, Nebraska, where six-man football means that nearly every boy in school is on the team, football is far more than a sport.
Cody-Kilgore High School is one of several hundred teams across the country that play six-man football. But in Cody, Nebraska, a town so small that nearly every boy in school is on the team, football is far more than a sport.

Calhoun, Nebraska fans have fun on Twitter
Michigan State defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun was frustrated by the Nebraska game - not just by the outcome, but by some of the holding and "dirty play" that wasn't being called on Huskers.

Rutgers vs Nebraska // Game Preview - On the Banks
Can Rutgers end the dreadful blowout streak? Can Leonte Carroo help Chris Laviano improve? Can the defense stop a nosebleed? Can Rutgers compete with a big name team? Saturday is filled with...

Why is the middle of the field open versus Rutgers? |
Rutgers coach Kyle Flood explains why the middle of the field seemingly is open for opposing offenses to exploit.

Here are 29 pages of angry Nebraska fan emails after the Purdue loss, plus 1 gloating Iowa fan -

Including an Iowa fan dropping the hammer in your inbox from afar.

I am assuming you've all these this.

Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo probable for Saturday's game vs. Nebraska |

Rutgers' offense will get a boost from its top playmaker.