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Flakes: Zucchini, 101 Years, Volleyball, and Bugeaters. Literally.

I need a bigger pot for making zucchini rings. Also, three former Huskers helped the US Women's volleyball team win gold, a 101 year old former Nebraska coach still signs autographs, and cricket shakes are a thing. Really.

Nothing says "almost football season" like too much zucchini.
Nothing says "almost football season" like too much zucchini.
Jill Heemstra

It is zucchini season. You know what that means? Lock your car doors and do not answer the doorbell. You might end up with some of this prolific summer veggie.

I am working on a batch of spiced zucchini rings. These are much like spiced apple rings. Only zucchini. They are much yummier than zucchini wine (don't ask). I even bought a bigger pot this year. Sigh.

Hopefully my kids' teachers find these a nice departure from candles, coffee mugs, and apple-themed decorations as Christmas gifts. December is not far away you know.

What is even closer? Husker football! We are under 40 days now! Can you feel it?

On to Flakes

Bond of Former Huskers Shines at FIVB Grand Prix

Three former Husker volleyball players helped the US Women's National Volleyball Team blow away the competition at a tournament which  ended, fittingly, at Omaha.

Huskers to Honor Underwood at Aug. 14 Kick with South Dakota - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska soccer team will pay tribute to Peter Underwood prior to the Aug. 14 exhibition against South Dakota.

The young soccer coach who was killed in a car accident while on a recruiting trip will be honored this upcoming season.

McKewon: Now 101, former Husker football coach Bill Glassford still keeps up with Nebraska - Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos
The NFL’s oldest living player — nearly 80 years removed from a brief stint with the Cincinnati Bengals — former Husker coach Bill Glassford is just about as independent as a 101-year-old man could be. Glassford stalked the Huskers’ sideline from 1949 to 1955. He ran famously tough training camps and had exciting offenses for his time. After all, the Huskers’ new coach, Mike Riley, was all of 2 years old when Glassford was last head man at NU.

Old coaches never die....they just continue to sign autographs....

Huskers picked second in West
Who will rule the West? The media is On Wisconsin.

Lincoln's Bugeater gets hopping with cricket shake : The (402)/411
A few Fridays ago, many of the inhabitants in the Haymarket-located FUSE co-working space were invited to try a chocolate-flavored protein shake concocted by three recent University of Nebraska-Lincoln college

Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, mascot celebrated in butter at fair
Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer and mascot Brutus are being honored with butter sculptures at this year's Ohio State Fair, which opens Wednesday in Columbus.

See - the East Division secretly wants to be the West. I mean, why else would you do something as Minnesota/Wisconsin/Iowa as a butter sculpture?

NCAA claims Donnie Tyndall hired staff members solely for cheating | NCAA Basketball | Sporting News
Former Husker basketball coach Doc Sadler is currently at the helm for Southern Miss. While he has not part of this scandal, it has to be an extremely unpleasant situation for him.

Michigan Announces Plans to Retire Jerseys of Legends
The Michigan Athletic Department will take the jerseys associated with the Michigan Football Legends back off the field and will retire those numbers in a ceremony on Nov. 28 prior to the game vs. Ohio State.

Good. This was a bad idea in the first place. It was an even worse idea to trot out the "Legends" jersey during years that amounted to a dumpster fire at Michigan.