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B1G play starts tonight for both Husker basketball teams. Flakes also covers everything from Mack Brown, to Cowboys fans, and Carrie Fisher.

Gallery: Spring Game

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season. Tonight, both the men's and women's basketball teams open conference play. Both face stiff challenges. The men will be playing their first game since losing Anton Gill to a knee injury. There will be a thread here on Corn Nation this evening to keep up with all the basketball and football bowl action. Be sure to join us!

Women's basketball is at home tonight against Northwestern at 7:00 p.m.

Huskers Open Big Ten Play at Home Against Cats - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska women’s basketball team opens Big Ten Conference action by taking on a talented, experienced and deep Northwestern Wildcats team on Wednesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.

The men's team travels to Bloomington, Indiana for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.

Huskers Travel to No. 16 Indiana for B1G Opener - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska opens Big Ten Conference action this week, as the Huskers travel to No. 16/16 (AP/Coaches) Indiana Wednesday evening.

Corn Flakes

Huskers Prepare for Potent Tennessee Offense - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska football team continued preparations for Friday’s Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl with an hour-and-a-half practice Tuesday afternoon at Vanderbilt University.

Huskers' Moore healthy for bowl game
Nebraska wide receiver Alonzo Moore is looking forward to the bowl game after an injury-plagued season.

Vols, Huskers to honor Gatlinburg fire victims during Music City Bowl | WJHL
WJHL-TV is the source for breaking local news, weather, and sports in the Tri-Cities. We ask the questions when you can't with our investigative and community watchdog reports.

Notes: Huskers prepare at Vanderbilt campus, where Mike Riley nearly played and coached | Football |
The World-Herald's Sam McKewon has several notes from the Huskers' first practice as they prepare for their matchup with Tennessee.

Huskers Wrestling to compete at Midlands Championships - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE;
LINCOLN-The No. 7 Nebraska wrestling team (7-0) makes its final appearance before the New Year at the Midlands Championships, Dec. 29-30, at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. The first three sessi...

Foltz’s death tops sports stories - The Grand Island Independent: Latest Huskers News
Note: Members of The Independent’s sports staff put together ideas for the top 10 stories of the year here in Central Nebraska. Sports writer Marc Zavala put them in this order.

Running back has Huskers in top group -
Nebraska still in it for Darrian Felix after latest list cut down

Elsewhere In Sports

So far, the Big Ten is 1-1 in bowl season with a loss by Maryland and an unlikely win by Minnesota.

Holiday Bowl Recap: Minnesota beats Washington State 17-12 - The Daily Gopher
That was not what anyone expected.

Uber driver unknowingly trashed Mack Brown's coaching skills in front of Mack Brown -
That’s awkward.

James Conner gave this beautiful interview after beating cancer and having a huge season -
Pitt’s redshirt junior had a season that lived up to his own inspiring image.

Dallas Cowboys: The story behind the woman whose sign at Cowboys' Monday night game went viral | SportsDay
When Brenna Clanton packed up her ex-fiance's belongings, she left a note on top.In a nice, oh, by the way fashion, she informed him that one of...

Then There's This

Thank you, Carrie Fisher, for setting the stage for strong women throughout 'Star Wars'
Princess Leia was a force to be reckoned with. She was bossy, loud and had a quick wit. Most important, she redefined what it means to be a princess, writes espnW's Katie Barnes.