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Both basketball teams participate in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Husker secondary will return in 2017, and we go to the moon (not literally).

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It is snowing here on the ranch. I am determined to someday live where I can see palm trees daily, but today is not that day.

The most exciting news is the acquisition of a new vehicle for Son 2. Ok, not new. New to us. It's older than he is and is the highest-mileage vehicle on the place. It also came via a neighbor who is a mechanic and has worked on the vehicle for many years, so we figure it will make it to school and back. Most days.

We hopefully only need it for a year or two when Son 1 goes to college. After that, the old Suburban can retire to a part-time life as a hunting vehicle.

While we wait for the Huskers' bowl destination, all eyes are on the volleyball team as they begin their national title defense.

NET to Broadcast Husker NCAA Action This Weekend
NET and the Nebraska Athletic Department announced Tuesday that the Huskers' NCAA Tournament first-round match on Friday at 7 p.m. against New Hampshire will air statewide on NET. If the Huskers advance to Saturday's 7 p.m. second-round match against Wichita State or TCU, that match will also be televised live on NET.

Nebraska volleyball’s road to a repeat is paved with familiar foes | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
The NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Tournament isn’t new territory for the Huskers. In the past decade, Nebraska has made it through the first round of play, making the Sweet

Corn Flakes

Nebraska MBB: Huskers Look to Tame Tigers in ACC/Big Ten Challen - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com
The Nebraska men's basketball team finishes its four-game road trip on Wednesday evening, as the Huskers travel to Clemson, S.C., to take on the Tigers as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Huskers: Chris Jones announces he'll return for senior year
Nebraska's projected secondary for next year appears a bit stronger.

Outback bowl likes Huskers, but must wait - The Grand Island Independent: Latest Huskers News
LINCOLN — Outback Bowl CEO Jim McVay has enjoyed watching Nebraska’s football team this season — especially quarterback Tommy Armstrong. And he’ll be watching the Huskers as they play Iowa on Black Friday.

Young Huskers go through early growing pains | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
This is going to be a tough year for Amy Williams and Nebraska, and that may have been showcased this past weekend. The Huskers are young and short on some

Gerry Leads Husker Defensive Honorees | KTIC Radio
Gerry was among the leaders of the 2016 Blackshirt defense, which ranked as one of the nation’s most improved defensive units.

Huskers’ Busboom Kelly lands Louisville job - North Platte Nebraska's Newspaper: Husker Sports
LINCOLN — When Dani Busboom Kelly expressed interest in becoming a coach after she finished playing for the Huskers in 2006, NU coach John Cook suggested she look for her start outside the program.

2016 NCAA volleyball -- Breaking down the 2016 NCAA volleyball bracket
Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and -- surprise -- Texas earn the top four seeds. Big 12 champion Kansas falls to No. 5. The Pac-12 places eight teams in the field. We break down the bracket.

Elsewhere In Sports

2016 NCAA volleyball -- Colleen Smith closing inspirational and unlikely volleyball career at DePaul
A rare disease knocked Colleen Smith out of volleyball. But only for a while. After blood transfusions and chemotherapy, the setter is closing an epic career at DePaul. And looking beyond.

Why Mark Helfrich was fired after 4 seasons at Oregon - SBNation.com
The Chip Kelly disciple is out after a 4-8 season, giving the Ducks their first coaching search since 1976.

Dave Aranda returning to LSU, reportedly as country’s highest-paid assistant coach - SBNation.com
Aranda’s gonna get a new title too, reportedly.

This and That

The Moon’s magma ocean was wetter than we thought | Ars Technica
A water-free magma ocean would produce a very different Moon from Earth’s.