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I’m going back to Thursdays being about the University of Nebraska, at least for now. We’ve fallen into kind of a dead time for some sports, but... then again, it’s the Holiday Season! And Bowls start this weekend!

Starting role in bowl would be big finish for Huskers' Fyfe

Even though he's wearing a cast on his left wrist and can't take snaps from under center, Ryker Fyfe remains the most practical option No. 24 Nebraska has at quarterback as it prepares for the Music City Bowl against Tennessee.

Four-year starter Tommy Armstrong Jr. hasn't practiced since aggravating his hamstring injury three weeks ago against Iowa, meaning Fyfe must take all the repetitions with the No. 1 offense.

All this quarterback talk sounds like doom, doesn’t it?

Adam Carriker Talks About Practice And Preparing For Bowl Game

Talking about practice, man! Adam’s thoughts on Huskers Bowl prep and year round practices

Utter working to get healthy for bowl

Nebraska center Dylan Utter is working to get healthy. Will Nebraska have its full group of starters in the bowl game?

Ranking College Football's Best Twitter Accounts

Personality of an account, graphics, voice, fun, and other elements make an account a must-follow. In an age where everything is changing rapidly, you only have a short amount of time (and characters) to impress and get a follow.

Four Huskers Named to All-America Teams

Kadie Rolfzen and Justine Wong-Orantes were named to the AVCA All-America First Team, while Kelly Hunter was selected to the second team and Amber Rolfzen to the third team on Wednesday. Mikaela Foecke and Briana Holman received honorable mention from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Nebraska's four All-America selections are its most since 2007, and it marks the first time since 2006 that the Huskers have had two first-team All-Americans.

Green: UNL preparing for budget cuts

The University of Nebraska system could cut as much as $13 million from its budget in a mid-year course correction.

National Academy of Inventors honors Farritor

Shane Farritor, the Lederer Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

A Nebraska faculty member since 1998, Farritor holds 48 patents for surgical devices and railroad technologies. He is co-founder and chief technology officer of Virtual Incision Corp., a medical device company that is developing advanced miniaturized robots for general abdominal surgery procedures. This technology is the result of a longtime collaboration between Farritor and Dr. Dmitry Oleynikov, chief of gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

48 patents for surgical devices AND railroad technologies, and we’re spending our time over there on twitter trying to figure out how to make a viral video of the cat for Christmas.

Water-loving chemist also explores clusters of gold atoms

University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemist Xiao Cheng Zeng recently conducted a simple scientific test during lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. He poured a few ounces of water onto the table top to see if the surface was water-loving (hydrophilic) or water-repellant (hydrophobic).

I literally have no idea what the fuck the rest of this article is talking about, but I have a daughter majoring in bio-chemistry... and, yeah, well, I get the idea that everything she studies was invented after I left college. All of it. There was no chemistry before, just like the entire world was in black and white until color television came along.

Study: Maximizing grain yields won't meet future African needs

Maximizing cereal crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa would still fail to meet the region’s skyrocketing grain demand by 2050

This doesn’t sound good at all.

New bird species estimate soars to 18,000

Twice as many bird species exist in the world than are currently recognized, according to a new study by Nebraska biologist Robert Zink and his colleagues. Beyond the groans of serious birders, the controversial finding has implications for evolutionary biology, understanding biodiversity and global conservation efforts.

This is all well and good, but does it really matter? And does it mean we’ll kill more birds with climate change, or just kill more species or both? See how confusing science is? Why did I put this here?

Expanded food pantry to open in Nebraska Union

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is expanding upon a national trend of establishing food pantries on college campuses.

This is an excellent idea. I’m part of an older generation that bitches about “entitled millennials” all the time without any acknowledgement that we built the world in which they live. Truth is, we’ve ratcheted up the cost of a college education to the point that we’re putting them in debt so early in their lives that there’ll be no way they’re going support us in their retirement.

There’s a lot of young people out there who are trying to make themselves better all the time. Why not help them out by supporting something like this.

(At least I understand this issue unlike all the SCIENCE going on.)

Labor market, farm prices to limit state growth through 2019

Low farm prices and a tightening labor market will limit Nebraska's economic growth during the next three years, according to the latest long-term economic forecast from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research.

Elsewhere

Bobby Petrino said he didn't know anything about Wake Forest's leaks. But Louisville did.

But to wave this off as just “a few plays” probably doesn’t make folks at Wake feel any better about this, given that the game was razor-thin for three quarters. Wake led going into the fourth, 12-10, before the Cardinals boat-raced them to a blowout 44-12 victory. To act like there isn’t any advantage derived from something like this is ludicrous. To act like Petrino didn’t have any idea what was going on might be as well.

Raise your hand if you believe Bobby Petrino’s side of the story.

Jim Leavitt leaving Colorado for Pac-12 rival Oregon

The Buffaloes former DC will become the highest paid coordinator in Pac-12 history.

N.F.L. Owners Pave Way for Chargers and Raiders to Move

N.F.L. owners on Wednesday showed signs of grudging support for allowing the San Diego Chargers to move to Los Angeles and the Oakland Raiders to leave for Las Vegas, with plans for stadiums in the teams’ current cities having all but vanished.

Rams Coaching Search: Possible Names to Watch

Keep these names in mind for the unsung college guys who just might come out of nowhere: Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, who is popular in the eyes of some in the NFL for his development of Dak Prescott and is well-liked by NFL people who pass through Starkville … Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst, who had Russell Wilson for his last college season and whom Wilson loved and credits for some of his development. Quiet guy, but a good coach … Now here’s an interesting name: Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre. He’s been a career defensive coach, but he has two things going for him: He turned around downtrodden programs at San Jose State and now Colorado; and he coached under Bill Parcells in Dallas.

Paul Chryst to the Rams?

Highly doubtful. Chryst doesn’t seem like the type of guy who needs his ego filled by the NFL. He’s already won the Big Ten West as the head Badger coach - a division that’s viewed widely as one of the weakest in Power Five football. He left Wisconsin to take the head job at Pitt, then returned to Wisconsin after only two seasons. His alma mater is Wisconsin.

You’d leave that for the L.A. Rams?

You’d have to be a loonie or an egomaniac. Unfortunately for Nebraska, Chryst is neither.