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Corn Flakes: Nebraska Recruiting Going Strong?

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Not much from me today... mostly I am trying to stay out of the way of all the recruiting news of which Brian is doing a good job for all y'all.

Matt Farniok committed. Sounds like we're getting some of my favorite guys in. Things are looking up for the offensive line.

I have not payed that close attention. I have no idea where the class is ranked, for example. It sounds like we're getting a fair number of the guys we've sought and that is always good. There are so many variables in a kid getting into school, then adjusting to college life without destroying themselves in the process, figuring out that their biggest problem is time management, before you can even think about them being contributing members to the football team.

Nebraska Football: Spring Game & Season Ticket Prices Set For 2016 - Corn Nation

However, in a different twist than previous years, UNL is not allowing the pledge to be done on the field at halftime, rather this season patrons will stay in their seats.

So.... kids will do the halftime pledge to remain drug free from their seats because... lawyers?

I am reminded of this Cobby story from only a few years ago:

Nebraska Youth Free To Do All The Drugs, Alcohol They Want - Corn Nation
Without the spring game's annual anti-drug pledge, thousands of Nebraska youth will be left without guidance. Get ready for mass addiction and the crime that goes with it.

Bob Bowlsby: Chances of vote on Big 12 title game 'no better than 50-50' - CBSSports.com
The chances of a vote being held next week on a Big 12 football championship game are “no better than 50-50,” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told CBS Sports on Wednesday.

Projected Starting Quarterbacks in the Big Ten in 2016, B1G East Division - Off Tackle Empire
Barrett leads a group of newbies.

Who's Next? B1G Hockey Expansion - The Only Colors
Taking a look at the possible options for who adds hockey next in the B1G Conference. Nebraska. Oh, Nebraska.

Hello: New Athletic Director Warde Manuel | mgoblog
(Warde Manuel, director of athletics, is interviewed at his office at Gampel Pavillion on Sept. 3, 2013.

Rutgers commits the saddest turnover by forgetting a missed free throw was a live ball - SBNation.com
How bad is Rutgers? How lost? This lost.

In recruiting, Big Ten's hands are just as dirty now as everyone else's | FOX Sports

For many years the league's collective recruiting efforts lagged far behind the SEC's, if not others. But for 2016, Ohio State is in position to land the conference's first consensus No. 1 class of the Internet era. Archrival Michigan will likely join it in the Top 5, while Michigan State (No. 7) and Penn State (No. 11) are in or near the Top 10 on Scout.com. That's quite a departure from just two years ago, when No. 5 Ohio State was the lone Big Ten school higher than 19th.

Well... except for BAGMEN.

Lawmakers support UW athletics spending while agreeing to K-12 cuts | Wyo Politics | trib.com
A program that supports University of Wyoming sports appears safe from budget cuts that could slash millions from K-12 schools and literacy programs for young readers and their parents.

Linebacker T.J. Neal to transfer from Illinois - The Champaign Room

The hits just keep coming for Fighting Illini Football. Just a day after six players announced their departure, linebacker T.J. Neal told the News-Gazette's Bob Asmussen that he plans to do the same. Neal, a two-year starter, was second on the team in tackles last season (109) and he'll be eligible to play immediately for another program.

Things just don't look good for Illinois football program. I cannot believe that they were stupid enough to put themselves in this position.

Three-star 2017 offensive guard Rashawn Slater commits to Northwestern over Illinois - Inside NU

Rashawn Slater, a three-star class-of-2017 offensive guard from Sugar Land, Tex., has verbally committed to Northwestern. Slater announced his commitment Wednesday on Twitter: I have decided to...

Then There's This:

Yes, that's our Ryan Tweedy sitting next to Laurel Coppock, the Toyota girl.