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Social media has turned into a policing tool. Volleyball gets ready for a rematch with Ohio State this Friday, and a look ahead to the Indiana Hoosiers.

Gallery: Late Husker Surge Toppels Illinois David McGee

Happy rainy Wednesday. It is supposed to get cold enough tonight to freeze the garden and put an end to the growing season of 2016.

If found the article below and it made me think a bit.

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram surveillance tool was used to arrest Baltimore protestors - The Verge

My brother-in-law once received a ticket by mail after he posted a video on Facebook showing an area he went four-wheeling that was off the designated trail. I'm so glad I grew up at a time where I didn't have the option to post stupid stuff I did on social media. Or have friends post about me. Of course I also grew up at a time when we were too busy doing the stupid stuff to stop and take pictures or video either.

Back in my first year of college, we had the infamous "Hobo Day Riot" in Brookings, SD. Honest, I was in my dorm room and had no idea this was going on until the news came on. It was really fun listening to all the phones start ringing up and down the hallway as parents checked on whether their kids were in their room or not. Anyway, the police used the video footage from the news crews to identify and arrest people involved in the "riot" (a bunch of drunk kids that turned over a news car after all the house parties were broken up at the same time). Not exactly social media, but as close as it got back in those days.

If I ever run for President, there is very little incriminating evidence....outside of the memories of my high school classmates. Fortunately they are getting old and forgetting stuff too.

Corn Flakes

Win helps Huskers prep for rematch with Buckeyes - Kearney Hub: Huskers
LINCOLN — You can tell how well a team is playing by the number of timeouts a coach calls.

With No. 10 ranking, 'hungry' Huskers set for tough stretch
It only gets harder from here for No. 10 Nebraska, which so far has played the 106th-toughest schedule

Huskers’ blocking continues to improve - The Grand Island Independent: Latest Huskers News
LINCOLN — The No. 2 Nebraska volleyball team seemed to have made some gains in the past week.

Huskers Drop Decision at Minnesota | KTIC Radio
The Nebraska soccer team (9-5-1, 3-3-1 Big Ten) fell to No. 17 Minnesota, 3-0, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Recruiting: Huskers now pursuing dual-threat quarterbacks; In-season visits a 'pain in the butt' for Kirk Ferentz | Recruiting | omaha.com
Nebraska extended offers to two quarterbacks Monday that are considered dual-threat passers by the major recruiting services; The Iowa coach called in-season visits a "total pain in the butt" during...

MANN: Husker volleyball can win if all players contribute | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
Nebraska volleyball is a powerful force this season. Five starters from the 2015 National Championship team returned this season, as well as six more players who were on the team

Huskers split on Sunday to finish fall with 6-1 Record - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com
The Nebraska softball team concluded its fall exhibition season by splitting a pair of games on Sunday at Bowlin Stadiu...

Schedule Rundown

One article about each team on the Husker football schedule

Indiana hung tough with Ohio State. Now the next five games are the biggest in modern program history. - The Crimson Quarry
Indiana’s defense somewhat stifled the nation’s best offense, but no one expected them to win in Columbus. But now, that script flips -- and everything’s in front of Kevin Wilson’s team.

2016-17 Purdue Sports Financials - Hammer and Rails
The Journal & Courier provided some Purdue sports financial data for us, so let’s dive a little deeper.

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin: 1992 win against Buckeyes a signature moment for Alvarez era - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Ahead of Saturday’s showdown in Madison, we relive memorable moments from the Wisconsin-Ohio State rivalry.

Ohio State needs its passing attack to avoid repeating history - Land-Grant Holy Land
The margin for error is razor thin.

Minnesota Football: Mitch Leidner Out vs Maryland - The Daily Gopher
Junior walk-on Conor Rhoda will start instead. Gopher fans, assume the fetal position.

Maryland football suspends Isaiah Davis vs. Minnesota; Trey Edmunds out with foot injury - Testudo Times
Davis was ejected for his late hit on Penn State’s kicker.

C.J. BEATHARD NAMED RAY GUY SEMIFINALIST - Black Heart Gold Pants
Hawkeye QB a contender for nation’s top punter (satire)

Mistakes happen, but these Bulldogs need to learn some new tricks | Fresno Bee
Fresno State dropped its fourth game in a row, and mistakes and penalties played huge against the Bulldogs. One wiped out a 75-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, and three others factored in scoring drives.

Big recruiting day for Wyoming as the Cowboys beat Air Force on homecoming | Football | trib.com
In addition to defeating Air Force 35-36, the Cowboys got a verbal commitment from Nebraska offensive lineman Patrick Arnold and hosted 38 recruits for the homecoming game, a source told the Star-Tribune.

Tako Tuesdays is a Second Half Team - Addicted To Quack
Oregon football is in some kind of mess right now. What will it take to salvage this season?

How much has Clayton Thorson really developed? - Inside NU
The answer is more than some think, less than others, probably not quite as much as possible and, ultimately, too early to tell.

Lovie Smith discusses Wes Lunt, previews Rutgers during weekly press conference - The Champaign Room
"1-4 isn't good enough, let's just start off with that. We've had a couple winnable games, the last couple, where we have played better but we haven't been able to finish it off.

Elsewhere In Sports

Forde-Yard Dash: 7 teams in position to make College Football Playoff without any help
By the time the absurd spectacle was over Sunday night, a terrible realization fell upon The Dash: college football and politics had become indistinguishable from one another. Save us, please.

Red River Rivalry: Case for coaches to wear desire on sleeves
In the 1984 Red River Rivalry game, Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer wore a "BEAT TEXAS" hat. It's time for more coaches to follow his example.

Watch: A day in the life of a Penn State vendor
Nathan Miller is Penn State's best vendor. He lugs 70-80 pounds of drinks at a time and serves an audience of over 100,000 fans. The work is strenuous, but he keeps coming back.

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett took long road to Heisman Trophy race
The Buckeyes' quarterback is back in the Heisman race after losing the starting job twice and being suspended following a DUI.

Brady Hoke's former team scored 78 points. His current defense gave up 70. - SBNation.com
This is The Top Whatever, Spencer Hall's weekly ranking of only the teams that must be ranked at this time.

RIP Mike VI, 2005-2016 - And The Valley Shook
LSU's live tiger mascot has died. Rest easy, sweet prince.

This and That

VR started with gaming—but it will take over every other industry | Ars Technica
Q: Which industry is set to benefit most from virtual reality? A: All of them.

Within a few years, we will be able to virtually put ourselves on the football field during a game. Who needs TV?