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Today's morning Corn Flakes learns about how most Nebraska coaches are rewarded for national championships, dives into a lot of BigTen news, and does not mourn the absence of daily fantasy sports commercials on our TVs.

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A struggling Husker women's basketball team will take on top 10 Maryland tomorrow (Thursday Jan 7) on the road. While there is very little chance of coming away with a win, it would be nice to see the Huskers clean up a few things, namely defensive rebounding, free throws (post players), and making a few of their layups.

Doing that will go a long way to making them competitive to be in the top half of the Big Ten, which is a place they need to be to have a reasonable chance at an NCAA tournament bid.

To completely switch gears, the lawsuits against Fan Duel and Draft Kings have been in the news a lot and are gaining momentum. I find it hard to believe that these sites really believed they could avoid being designated as "gambling" operations by hiding behind a "game of skill" curtain.

I also find it hard to believe that they did not think their non-stop, unrelenting, obnoxious advertising campaign that invaded everyone's TV screen every 30 seconds with their "get rich quick" drivel would not bring just a little bit of attention to themselves.

DraftKings, FanDuel fantasy sites ask NY court to allow operations amid appeal | Newsday
Fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel asked a state court on Monday to allow them to continue operating in New York as they appeal a

College Football Playoff (Both of Them)....

College football still has one other game besides that Alabama-Clemson tilt.Guess who is playing for the FCS national championship...again?

FCS football: Proven Bison face upstart Gamecocks in FCS championship |
NDSU is playing for its fifth straight FCS championship, while Jacksonville State is playing for its first in school history.

Clemson beats Oklahoma in Orange Bowl behind powerful lines - College Football -
Clemson's powerful offensive and defensive lines guided it to victory over Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl and give it the look of a national champion.

Husker news...

Huskers’ national title nets John Cook extra $114,000 - Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos
Nebraska coach John Cook stands to receive a six-figure bonus for the Huskers’ national championship.

Momentum there for taking for Nebraska Cornhuskers - College Football Nation Blog- ESPN
If Nebraska continues to throw 20 to 25 passes per game instead of 35, it better positions Tommy Armstrong Jr. for success going forward.

Steven M. Sipple: Valentine's NFL decision could be close call : Latest Husker News
It's easy to imagine Vincent Valentine getting drafted, proving himself for three NFL seasons, then signing an extension, which would be the big payoff, Steven M. Sipple writes.

Former Husker Trevor Roach signed by Bengals for playoffs | Huskers - KETV Home
Former Nebraska Cornhuskers' linebacker Trevor Roach has been signed to the Cincinnati Bengals' active roster as the team prepares for the playoffs, the team announced on Twitter Monday.

Huskers considering new ways to avoid injuries and penalties - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE;
Nebraska may be considering a new tackling approach to prevent injuries and penalties.

Some Big Ten news....

No you don't Iowa. No you don't.

'We are not leaving.' Not even a loss could stop Iowa's Rose Bowl celebration -
"We have the greatest fans in the nation. They stayed there even though we were getting our butts really kicked. You know you always have that in the background when you’re playing here."

Michigan State's playoff loss shows how far Spartans must go - College Football -

Michigan State's shutout loss to Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal shows how far the Spartans have come, and how far they still have to go.

Thorpe Award winner Desmond King will return to Iowa Hawkeyes
Thorpe Award-winning cornerback Desmond King will return for his senior season at Iowa.

Ohio State Buckeyes lose another underclassman, Michael Thomas, to NFL draft
Safety Vonn Bell and wide receiver Michael Thomas are the latest Ohio State underclassmen to bypass their remaining eligibility to enter the NFL draft, which runs OSU's offseason total to nine.

The story behind the tent on Alabama's football sideline
An idea to improve athlete treatment is another sign of Alabama's leading edge status.

Just because...

Trolls made 2015 one of the biggest years ever for patent lawsuits | Ars Technica
Go ask Alice: The tables are turning in defendants' favor, but suits abound.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!