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Flakes: Volleyball, College Football Playoff Chatter, and Wrestling

Volleyball is poised for a big postseason, wrestling is having a great season, the B1G championship game is this weekend, and more from the world of college sports.

David McGee

After a long Thanksgiving weekend with my family, Mother Nature dumped some snow and gave us two bonus snow days together. Despite their belief that snow days are for naps and playing on the Xbox, the basement did get slightly cleaner.

If you have not noticed, most Husker sports are having a pretty good fall.


Huskers now know path to Final Four
The nearly yearlong pursuit to get to the NCAA Tournament Final Four now has a known final path for the Nebraska volleyball team: Lincoln-Lexington, Kentucky-Omaha.

NU libero Justine Wong-Orantes named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year | Sports |
Junior libero Justine Wong-Orantes was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Tuesday, Dec. 1 by the Big Ten. Other Nebraska nominees included juniors Amber Rolfzen and Kadie

Husker volleyball team on familiar road - Kearney Hub: Local
LINCOLN — Sunday night, Nebraska discovered the road to the Final Four in Omaha could be dotted with familiar faces.

Difference in volleyball brands causes 18 service errors for Huskers | Sports |
Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook tried to ignore the serving miscues, but it was impossible to turn a blind eye.

Women's Basketball

Red Review: Jessica Shepard is arguably nation's top freshman | Huskers - KETV Home
Jessica Shepard was billed as a physical and versatile prospect, one of the nation's finest; someone who could catapult a team's offense into another echelon with her services. So far, in the five games she's played for coach Connie Yori, she has done nothing short of impress.

Huskers Pump Up Promos for Home Stand - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska women's basketball team opens a three-game home stand by taking on North Carolina State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.


NAGEL: This will be NU wrestling’s best year | Sports |
Change doesn’t always prove successful right away.

Around College Football

UNC would spark a Playoff debate by beating Clemson, and the Heels have improved rapidly -
If both ACC Championship teams play like their full-season selves, the Tigers should win. But if recent trends are telling us something, the Heels might have the upper hand.

Remember when we wondered why in the world Charlton Warren would leave Nebraska for North Carolina? Sigh.

Iowa-Michigan State winner in CFP position -- with Ohio State looming
The path couldn't be any more clear for the Big Ten champion -- and there's the possibility of defending champion OSU getting back into the mix.

The Playoff Picture Is Clear, As Long As Alabama And Clemson Win Saturday | FiveThirtyEight
The top five teams were unchanged in Tuesday evening’s College Football Playoff committee rankings. Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma, Iowa and Michigan State remain e…

Georgia football: Mark Richt fired, couldn't get to next level - College Football -
Mark Richt racked up wins consistently at Georgia. But an inability to win SEC titles and national championship led to him being fired Sunday.

That one sounds sorta familiar....

This and That

Google’s November Self-Driving Car Report Details Learnings, A Pull-Over, And A Rear-End Collision | TechCrunch
Google's monthly self-driving car reports are fun to read through, and gives transparent accounts of what the team is up to, how the cars are performing, and..

Have a great Wednesday everyone!!