A report says Nebraska wants to rejoin the Big 12, which is looking at expansion and possibly rebranding.
Don’t click on that link.
The link will show you some tweets that were from a guy who has no credibility and is clearly seeking attention. This is one of the reasons that I’ve stopped trying to use Twitter as a resource for articles-it is too easy to use the ramblings of an attention-seeking fool as representative of anything more than that.
Twitter is useful when we’re doing stories involving credible accounts like those from coaches, players, or Nebraska media outlets, but everything else as a legitimate news source is suspect.
Nebraska doesn’t want to rejoin the Big 12. Or rather, Nebraska doesn’t want to leave the Big Ten. The Big 12 represents a dead past. The Big Ten represents a healthy, economically viable, stable, and prestigious future.
The biggest problem with an article like that above is its headline. It gets shared or posted on a social media platform like Facebook where a lot of people don’t bother reading the article but only look at the headline. If they do read the article they typically don’t check the sources. Then it gets shared, and discussed, and then sooner or later it’s a much bigger deal than it should’ve been in the first place.
Extrapolate that to politics, science, health, or general news, and you’ve got the situation we’re in now where there is so much bad information floating around that it’s difficult to discern what’s credible/valid and what is not.
Who wants to go back to the Big 12? Nobody except those experiencing an unhealthy dose of nostalgia. And that one guy who wants attention for attention’s sake. Buy him a beer. And then get the hell away from him.
The Nebraska soccer team (9-4-0, 3-2-0) continues its Big Ten slate on the road this week against Wisconsin and No. 17 Minnesota.
The No. 3 Nebraska volleyball team hosts Indiana and Purdue this weekend at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Indiana’s bringing the hardwood tradition over to the gridiron for the Homecoming matchup against the Huskers.
"It was actually pretty cool," he began. "I got to meet Larry the Cable Guy. He's like the president out there."
I forgot who Bill Burr was, went to youtube, and then spent an hour watching his stand up. Funny. Irreverent. Excellent.
A recent grant from the National Science Foundation will help engineers investigate new concrete mixtures that incorporate alternative and recycled materials.
Remember that bit about China using more concrete in three years than the US did in the entire 20th century?
It might sound boring, but it’s pretty damned important. And I think, rather interesting.
High school seniors who attend can register to win scholarships. The department plans to award several scholarships amounting up to $1,500 for the 2017-18 academic year to prospective Nebraska chemistry majors.
The University of Nebraska State Museum's October Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will explore predators. The event is 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St.
Country star Brad Paisley is bringing his Country Nation College Tour, presented by Frontier Communications, to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus for a free show on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Among the highlights is a talk by David Ebershoff, author of “The Danish Girl,” which was adapted into a motion picture that earned four Academy Award nominations.
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum will host the first United States solo exhibition of the millennium for Pauline Burbidge, one of the United Kingdom's top quilt artists.
Travis Wall's Shaping Sound will bring explosive choreography, dynamic rhythm, speed and physical strength to the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12.
“America is preparing to observe the 100th anniversary of World War I. It’s great to have a noted historian like Mitch Yockelson talk about Pershing’s role in the war that established the U.S. as a global superpower,” said Barney McCoy, associate professor of broadcasting. McCoy is producing a TV documentary on Pershing.
Despite advances since Judy Walker graduated as one of just a few women in her doctoral mathematics program 20 years ago, today only a quarter of U.S. math doctorates go to women.
Good luck with that! I heard math was hard. Barbie told me that a while back and certainly Barbie has more credibility than the guy I mentioned above.
Who hates Iowa? Mitch Leidner hates Iowa.
Makes you love Leidner, doesn’t it?
BSD’s Aaron Yorke stops by to talk about the Nittany Lions.
You thought I forgot to do it this week, didn’t you?
We have lost before, we will lose again. Let’s cool off with all this nonsense, yeah?
I hate “open letters”. It seems to be an overused phrase.
"What's happened here the last two weeks is something that's embarrassing... It shouldn’t happen here."
Kevin Wilson's Hoosiers have played Ohio State about as well as anyone has in the Urban Meyer Era, what are the chances they finally break through on Saturday?
What’s it take for a player to lose his starting job?
The Hoosiers did just upset Michigan State, after all.
Watch the receiver at the bottom of the screen We’re going to be talking more often in the next few weeks about Run-Pass Option (RPO) plays, also known as packaged plays. Rutgers lives off them, Indiana loves them, Maryland is installing them, and Ohio State has made them a bigger part of their offense this year.
Does Rutgers have a chance? We see what they have going for them, or lackthereof
We interrupt all this pissing and moaning to bring you a football game preview.
A former player asked for a platform to speak about the current state of affairs in regards to Purdue Football.
From Albert Evans to Doug Griffiths, the Purdue family had a lot to say about yesterday’s letter.
Our Purdue site is doing an excellent job of covering what’s going on at their university. Purdue right now seems to be living in an alternate reality. From an administrative standpoint they don’t appear to care about having a winning program, but only about the money being brought in through their Big Ten relationship.
As we’ve brought on more writers and more content, I’ve tried to focus more on conference and national issues. I recall a Facebook post a while back complaining “why is there a photo of a Texas player on a Nebraska Facebook page?”.
IT’S BECAUSE NEBRASKA DOES NOT EXIST NOR PLAY FOOTBALL IN A VACUUM.
Regardless if we’re playing them or not what other teams do has an effect on Nebraska. In this case, Purdue is in the Big Ten West, which is widely considered the worst division in Power Five football. A team as crappy as Purdue could potentially keep Nebraska from getting in the College Football Playoff because of strength of schedule.
Pressure should be placed on Purdue by other conference members to improve their program. This won’t be done by athletic directors, nor by University presidents, since they tend to be consensus builders - they’re more likely to “get along go along”.
It may have become too much of an uphill battle
Ohio State-Michigan seems likely to all but determine one spot, and the ACC and SEC favorites are clear. For now.
So Mulvhill is not buying the Kaepernick-led protest boycott as a factor, but overall, the numbers are down and until they go back up, we’ll continue to see various theories as to why viewers aren’t watching in 2016.
Why wouldn't it be politically motivated?
People watch sports to escape the bullshit in their lives - bullshit like politics - and this year has more politically-oriented bullshit than ever before, like a global warming of bullshit. I think people are tired. If their sports gets filled with things they want to escape, sports will lose, won't it?
Tom Sullivan, who played 35 games as a defensive back from 1979 to 1982, alleged in the class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Indiana that he sustained more than 20 concussions during his college career.
Note that this article states there were 17 such lawsuits all filed by the same law firm.
Seventeen other concussion lawsuits against the NCAA were filed in federal court Monday and Tuesday by Chicago-based Edelson PC, the law firm representing Sullivan. Many of the complaints used language similar to that in his case.
Remember this when you see articles about a mass of what appear to be different concussion-related lawsuits against the NCAA. The strategy here appears to be to either overwhelm the NCAA in fighting individual suits, or to get as much public relations out of individual personal interest stories as possible and fight the NCAA in the court of public opinion before going to court.
There’s money to be made for lawyers here, otherwise it wouldn’t be happening.
Then There's This
So pink, so bubbly
Because the world needed this.
My problem with Stiller’s piece is that it makes a number of false or misleading assertions and fails to accurately reflect the evidence on prostate cancer screening. And because Stiller is smart, persuasive, and famous, his skewed piece may do a great deal of harm to men who may be led astray by his faulty reasoning.
This site does an excellent job of telling you about health news. Read the article for more.