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Flakes: Volleyball Celebration, Shepard Awards, Bowl Preview, Falling Drones

Today's links visits fan videos from the Huskers' volleyball national championship, takes a look at bowl preparations, and wonders if Jess Shepard needs a bigger trophy case.

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Here we are, right on the brink of the bowl game. One day closer to the long, cold offseason. Should we bask in the glow of the volleyball national championship a little bit longer?

This video below is awesome! The media team at Nebraska is second to none.

Husker volleyball - national championship celebration
Watch the championship celebration as captured by fans.

KELLY: Coach John Cook cements himself as Nebraska legend following 2015 title | Sports |
OMAHA — Ice cold.

Husker women welcomed home after winning volleyball national title - Kearney Hub: Huskers
LINCOLN — Cecilia Hall and Alicia Ostrander were able to celebrate on a couple of fronts when the volleyball team returned to the Devaney Center on Sunday afternoon.

Husker Football...


For both Nebraska and UCLA, this bowl's a chance to redeem a what-if season -
Thanks to San Jose State's Cure Bowl win over Georgia State, 5-7 teams are 1-0 so far in bowl season. Nebraska will have a puncher's chance of making that 2-0, but a lot will ride on QB Tommy Armstrong's ability to avoid mistakes.

Huskers Arrive in San Francisco, Set to Take in Sights Before Focusing on Game | Beatrice News Channel
The Huskers did travel in style to their team hotel — a police escort guided their convoy of charter buses through traffic. They’re staying at the Hyatt Regency, just a few steps away from the bay.

Riley explains 'for-sale' sign in his yard : Latest Husker News
Nebraska football coach Mike Riley knew it would be a curiosity, that for-sale sign poking out of the lawn of his home in south Lincoln.

Husker Basketball...

Sadly, it appears that Nebrasketball is not on track to soothe the sting of a rough football season. Fortunately, Nebraska also fields a women's team and their freshman phenom continues to rack up the weekly awards.

Do the Huskers need shooters, or do the Huskers' shooters need to shoot? | Sports |
There's got to be somebody in Lincoln that can shoot the 3.

Shepard Claims National Honors - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska's Jessica Shepard earned National Freshman of the Week honors from the United States Basketball Writer's of America (USBWA) for the week ending Dec. 20. The award was announced on Tuesday.

Shepard Sweeps B1G Awards - KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CD-Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings
Nebraska's Jessica Shepard swept the Big Ten Player and Freshman-of-the-Week awards on Monday after her record-setting performance in the Husker women's basketball team's victory on Saturday.

Elsewhere In Football...

Is there finally a glimmer of hope for minority coaches?
There's still a disturbing lack of minority head coaches in college football, but there's new hope of making progress on this old problem.

One of our conference mates is playing in an important game or something. Here is a history of why Sparty fans still have not forgiven Saban for the way he left East Lansing.

Saban Wars, Episode II: Revenge of the Spartans? - Off Tackle Empire
When the playoff committee decided to pit Alabama against Michigan State, I was totally unsurprised. It was the obvious choice. After all, they have a storied rivalry consisting of exactly one...

In a battle between the Wizard of Manhattan and contest. I'd much rather cheer for Snyder.

K-State's Snyder, Razorbacks' Bielema have shared history
Arkansas followed a season-opening victory with three straight losses and was spiraling down the drain when Bret Bielema picked up the phone and dialed a familiar number. It wasn't the first time the Razorbacks' coach had called up Kansas State counterpart Bill Snyder when things were rough...

This Iowa - Stanford matchup is really intriguing. I should probably be rooting for Iowa, conference honor and all that crap, but I love watching Christian Mccaffrey.

Rose Bowl Preview: Iowa Hawkeyes return to Pasadena on a mission " Big Ten Network
Iowa is making its first Rose Bowl appearance since the 1990 season. Stanford is back in Pasadena for the third time in four years. The Cardinal doesn’t often see teams like Iowa, a big, tough physical squad that likes to punch foes in the

Arkansas State coach wearing a Ninja Turtles Christmas sweater on the sideline -

This and That...

One-handed Florida walk-on scores his first college basket
Zach Hodskins earned the loudest ovation of the night when he sank a spinning layup late in a Gators win.

The Moment A World Cup Skier Was Nearly Hit By A Drone Falling Out Of The Sky | TechCrunch
Drone registration may seem like unnecessary hassle for some, but an incident at the alpine skiing world cup this week illustrated why the FAA is pushing for..

Have an awesome Wednesday everyone!!