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Flakes is all over the map today, literally as we look at the homestretch for volleyball, check in on other fall sports, and peek at the world's largest radio telescope. We also look at Alabama's use of former NFL players to be on their scout squad. I mean, who else can beat the Tide?

Good morning Corn Nation!

The first snow is on the horizon here at the ranch. We should not get much here, but I am still mourning the end of our beautiful fall weather. We still have green grass and I just picked the last of the bell peppers this week.

The #1 Husker volleyball team takes on Penn State (#15) tonight at the Devaney Center. The Nittany Lions took Nebraska to five sets in their last match in Happy Valley. The race for the Big Ten title is incredibly tight as their are five teams mathematically alive with five matches left to play. Nebraska meets three of them in this final stretch.

Huskers Clash With Penn State on BTN - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska volleyball team begins its final two weeks of the regular season with a key Big Ten matchup against Penn State on Wednesday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Nebraska focusing on one match at a time - The Grand Island Independent: Latest Huskers News
LINCOLN — There are just four matches left in the regular season for the No. 1-ranked Nebraska volleyball team.

Corn Flakes

Three takeaways from Huskers’ win against Minnesota | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
The Nebraska football team got off the losing train with a 24-17 win against Minnesota Saturday. Here are three takeaways from the game. And yes, they are much better than...

Win 10 is No. 19 Huskers' goal for last regular-season games
A big win over Minnesota seemed to lift the cloud that had settled over No. 19 Nebraska.

The women's basketball team was historically bad against a ranked Missouri team in the preseason WNIT.

Husker Offense Struggles Against No. 25 Tigers | KTIC Radio
The Nebraska women’s basketball team struggled with their shooting strokes from near and far in a 55-35 loss to No. 25 Missouri in the second round of the Preseason WNIT at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Monday night.

The soccer team has advanced in the NCAA tournament.

Huskers Top Jacks in PKs, Advance to NCAA Second Round - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

After no score in 110 minutes, the Nebraska soccer team (11-5-5) won a penalty kick shootout over South Dakota State, 3-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Barbara Hibner Stadium on Friday night.

Huskers Take Third at Warhawk Invitational - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The top-ranked Nebraska bowling team defeated fourth-ranked Vanderbilt in the third-place match Sunday to finish third at the Warhawk Invitational at Sheridan Lanes in Kenosha, Wis.

Dudley, four other Huskers win titles | Wrestling | journalstar.com
TJ Dudley led the Nebraska wrestling team with a pin and two technical falls, then won the 184-pound weight class when freshman teammate Taylor Venz forfeited Sunday at the Harold

Schedule Rundown

Only two teams left on the Husker football schedule. Where did the season go?

Maryland QB Perry Hills is ‘day-to-day’ again - Testudo Times
This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

LOVE IT or LEAVE IT: Stormin’ the Field - Black Heart Gold Pants
Oh and BTN Plus sucks

Elsewhere In Sports

So, who should Mike Riley call to be on a Husker scout squad made up of former Nebraska/NFL players?

Look at Urban Meyer's reaction when he learns college teams can use former pros in practice - SBNation.com
He’s probably got a few people he could call.

Bettor wins big on 3-team parlay picking against No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 in college football
The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 teams in the college football polls hadn't all lost on the same day in 31 years. But one bettor predicted exactly that Saturday -- and won big because of it.

Iowa QB C.J. Beathard recovers the helmet he lost after Michigan upset
Iowa campus police found the helmet of quarterback C.J. Beathard after he lost it during the celebration of the victory against Michigan last Saturday.

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