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Flakes: MOAR Basketball, Husker Awards, Insurance and Dreams

Tonight Nebrasketball takes on Michigan State and the Husker women take on Purdue. We also look at a candidate for the football playoff committee and insurance policies for college athletes. Do not fall asleep! Who knows what might appear in your dreams....

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Tonight we get to feast on squeakyfloor bouncyhoops! Both Husker teams face some good squads tonight. Patrick and I will have a combined thread for the games (probably published at 5:00 or 5:15). Join us for some good conversation and to cheer on our Huskers!

The Husker men travel to East Lansing to take on Michigan State at 5:30 p.m. The Spartans are ranked #10 in the coaches poll and #11 in the AP. MSU is always tough on their own floor and Nebrasketball desperately needs a "good" win to keep any postseason hopes alive. It seems like a tall hill for a young team to climb, but Nebraska has performed well against the Spartans recently and MSU is on a two game losing streak. The game will be televised on BTN and audio streamed (free) at Huskers Head To Michigan State

The Husker women face Purdue at 6:00 p.m. in West Lafayette. This has been one of the most exciting series for the Huskers since joining the Big Ten with three of the seven matchups going to overtime. Purdue is currently tied with Maryland and Ohio State atop the Big Ten standings (7-1 in the conference). The Boilermakers sit atop all teams "receiving votes" in the AP poll - which puts them at #26 in the standings. The game will be televised on BTN plus (a streaming service available for a fee outside of your cable package) with audio streamed (free) at WBB: Huskers Look to Knock Off Boilermakers

More Husker News....

Huskers' Shields, Theriot nominated for Senior CLASS Award | Huskers - KETV Home
Nebraska basketball players Shavon Shields and Rachel Theriot were selected as candidates for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award in Division 1 men's and women's basketball, the Nebraska Athletic Department announced in a release.

Huskers Shepard, Romeo net honors from the Big Ten Conference
Jessica Shepard captured her seventh Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week award of the season, while sophomore Natalie Romeo claimed her second spot on the Big Ten Player-of-the-Week Honor Roll

#AveryStrong Day Set for Saturday - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
As part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Suits and Sneakers Awareness Week, the Nebraska men's basketball program is having its third-annual #AveryStrong game and Bone Marrow Donor Drive on Saturday, Jan. 23.

Elsewhere in college sports...

Tom Osborne resigned from the football playoff committee (along with three others). Here is a candidate to fill one of the spots.

College Football Playoff expected to select Lloyd Carr for selection committee
The College Football Playoff is expected to name former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr as one of the four new selection committee members to be announced this week, sources say.

For me, it is getting harder and harder to tell what is "pro-style" and what is "spread", but sure, we need offseason articles to read.

Big Ten expansion essentially created spread and pro-style divisions -
With few exceptions, the Big Ten's divisions are split by offensive style.

This and That...

If you click on Antwaan Randle-El (fourth player down on the right) you will read how he regrets playing football and wishes he played baseball instead. Another sad story from a time when no one realized or more accurately, cared, about the effects of repeated head trauma on athletes.

From 10 to Ben | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Forty years ago, the Steelers won Super Bowl X. A decade ago, they took XL. A look at life after football for the men who made the moments.

Why loss-of-value insurance policies becoming more common
Are you an elite athlete worried that an injury could derail your future earnings as a professional? Get an insurance policy!

Two Girls' High-School Basketball Teams Had Their Seasons Canceled After This Nasty Brawl
A brawl during a recent Indiana girls high school basketball game (Pike & Ben Davis) has resulted in the cancellation of both teams' season.

Just because....

Watch the beautiful nightmare of ads invading your dreams | The Verge
Every advertiser wants to get under people's skin and communicate with their basest desires. But no advertiser has ever done it quite so unnervingly as this short video from the Dutch Studio Smack....