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Flakes: Volleyball Final Four, Fyfe, and Buzzer Beaters

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Flakes looks at the final four matchup for Nebraska volleyball versus Texas. It looks like Ryker Fyfe may be the starting quarterback in the bowl game, and there was a crazy ending to a high school basketball game.

Life is returning to normal here on the ranch. The ginormous Christmas tree has been relocated outdoors and a more modest tree has taken its place. No worries, I intend to cut up the old tree into hundreds of "Charlie Brown" trees with the proceeds funding the Corn Nation staff Christmas party in Jamaica (shhhh, don't tell Cobby).

It is a quiet week on the Husker athletic front. Finals are first and foremost on the minds of our student athletes, as they should be. Husker volleyball takes on Texas tomorrow for a berth in the national championship game to be held on Saturday. Outside of that, I hope you like Grey's Anatomy reruns.

Corn Flakes

Malloy fits right in with Huskers - The Grand Island Independent: Latest Huskers News
Nebraska began the season as the No. 1 team in the country.

John Cook expects Huskers to finish postseason in attack mode after tight performances in regional - starherald.com: Volleyball
In the three days since Nebraska pulled off its stunning comeback in the regional semifinals against Penn State, Kelly Hunter has gotten the questions a lot, and they still make her a little queasy. How did it feel to be one point away from the Huskers’ season being over?

Texas looks to snap two-match skid in Final Four rematch with No. 1 Nebraska | Hookem.com
The Texas volleyball team last traveled to Columbus, Ohio in 2002. A familiar foe, though, will be waiting for the Longhorns’ return to the Buckeye State on Thursday: Nebraska.

Some tidbits on Nebasketball...

Huskers have faced nation’s toughest schedule
ketball schedule is ranked the toughest in the nation

Miles hints at possible Nebrasketball lineup changes | Men's Basketball | journalstar.com
Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles, speaking Monday on the Big Ten Men's Basketball Coaches Teleconference, hinted that the Huskers' lineup changes in the second half of Saturday's loss to Kansas

MILLER: Huskers show promise, inconsistency in game against Kansas | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
After a 89-72 loss at No. 3 Kansas on Saturday, Tim Miles and Ed Morrow both acknowledged that they are happy to be playing Gardner-Webb and Southern after playing No.

Bowl game prep...

Huskers preparing to start Ryker Fyfe in the bowl game. Could this help them get a jump start on prepared for next season?

Huskers winning at the dinner table - CBSSports.com
Joseph Lewis breaks down some of his in-home visits.

More Husker sports...

Husker Green Goes 2-1 at World Championships - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Former Husker James Green (70 kg/154 pounds) went 2-1 in the Men’s Freestyle competition at the Non-Olympic Weight World Championships on Sunday to finish seventh individually.

Huskers Trounce Tar Heels - KFOR FM 103.3 1240 AM
The No. 7 Nebraska wrestling team (7-0) finished its weekend road trip with a 30-6 triumph over North Carolina at Carmichael Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Elsewhere In Sports

High School Game Ends in Three Buzzer Beaters, Only One Counts
A Nebraska high school game between Waverly and Blair ended in a wild fashion.

Wake Forest finds radio announcer leaked game plans to opponents
A Wake Forest investigation determined that radio announcer and former Demon Deacons player and assistant coach Tommy Elrod provided confidential game plan preparations to opponents.

Ten Minnesota Golden Gophers suspended ahead of bowl game for violating rules
Ten Minnesota football players have been indefinitely suspended by the university for unspecified violations.

Sources: YSU football players may be suspended for semifinal game | WKBN.com
A source said the suspensions may have been the result of drug testing after the Jacksonville State game.

Yup, Clemson is building a slide in the middle of its football facility - SBNation.com
Hey, sure! Slides are fun.

2 Univ. of Louisville Football Players Shot at Party Celebrating Lamar Jackson's Heisman Trophy Win - Yahoo
From Yahoo: Two University of Louisville football players were shot at a party celebrating star quarterback Lamar Jackson’s Heisman Trophy win and were recovering in a Louisville hospital on Sunday night.

This and That

Wonder Woman dropped as UN equality champion - BBC News
The UN drops comic book heroine Wonder Woman as an ambassador, two months after a contentious appointment.