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Flakes: Shavon Shields Recovering, #HotRef, Recruiting, Parade Etiquette

Flakes takes you on a tour of Husker basketball and an update on Shavon Shields. We also learn about Scott Frost's recruiting strategy, hot refs, Big Ten bracketology, Lawrence Phillips, and what not to bring to the parade when your NFL team wins the Superbowl.

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The Husker men play Wisconsin tonight, sans Shavon Shields who is still recovering from that scary fall against Rutgers. He was going up for a block and got flipped over and landed on his shoulder. When his head hit the floor, he was knocked unconscious and ended up being strapped to a gurney and taken to the hospital. Shavon had started over 100 straight games for the Huskers, a remarkable streak. Get well soon Shavon!

Trainer: Shavon Shields is 'doing better,' under the care of mother | Huskers - KETV Home
An update was given Monday night regarding the status of senior Shavon Shields, who suffered a fall late in Saturday's win over Rutgers -- a fall that rendered him unconscious and took the air out of Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Nebraska MBB: Huskers look to slow down red-hot Badgers on Wedne - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE;

The Husker women struggled (to put it mildly) against Indiana, but that did not stop Jess Shepard from picking up her 9th Big Ten "freshman of the week" honor.

She eclipsed Deb Powell in setting a new Husker freshman scoring record with 466 points so far in her career. She is also currently 4th on the Husker all-time freshman rebound list with 208 (5th is Jordan Hooper). No other freshman in Big Ten women's basketball has ever won nine of these awards.

Huskers Struggle at Indiana - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Former Huskers In the News....

Scott Frost tells 'croots to take commitment hype videos and get off his lawn. Hmmm....maybe he really is doing an extended interview to be the next Husker head coach....

Scott Frost: 'I don't want kids who want to be recruited'
Scott Frost says he’s not going to make UCF’s Signing Day into "a zoo."

The NFL has been pandering, um, marketing to women for years now. I guess this whole story about the highest graded officials getting to be in the Superbowl is hooey. They just wanted #HotRef hottakes.

#HotRef Clete Blakeman scores with surprise appearance on TODAY -
The one and only Clete Blakeman, also known as the hot referee who stole hearts during Sunday's Super Bowl 50, visited TODAY Tuesday.


Red Review: Cornhuskers lead country with 23-year Super Bowl streak | Huskers - KETV Home
When Super Bowl 50 began Sunday night, the Nebraska Cornhuskers had a representative on the field for the 23rd consecutive year -- a streak that leads all college football programs.

Those close to Phillips do not believe he committed suicide.

The Final, Fateful Days of Lawrence Phillips
“The people who may be responsible for Lawrence’s death are the ones conducting the investigation of Lawrence’s death,” said Campbell. “A civil rights attorney will depose the guards. Once you get the guards under oath is when the house of cards at Kern Valley could come down.”

More Husker Sports News

The teams you do not hear much about, but are usually pretty good.

Iowa loss results in personal-best for NU women’s gymnasts | Sports |
Sometimes, a win in gymnastics comes down to sticking a landing and perfecting the details. The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team wasn’t able to get those details perfected before losing by

Wrestling stays undefeated, tops No. 11 Huskers - Technician: Sports
The No. 3 NC State wrestling team improved its best season ever, edging the No. 11 Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday night in Lincoln, Nebraska, 19-15 in the Wolfpack’s final road match of the season.

Knighten, Revelle confident as Huskers near opener : Latest Husker News
“Some people I’m around say I need to calm down a bit, because I can’t get outside my box too much. But I want to live life and have that energy around me all the time.”

Elsewhere in Sports


AP Source: Ole Miss football cited in 13 of 28 violations
Mississippi's football program was cited by the NCAA in nearly half of the 28 rules violations levied against the school in the Notice of Allegations the university recently received, said a person with knowledge of the investigation.

I am not a big Jim Harbaugh fan off the field, but he is one of our (Big Ten) goofballs now, so the SEC can shove it.

The SEC is trying to block Michigan’s planned spring break practices in Florida -
The conference says it's concerned about athletes' time demands.

There were two interesting things to me about this parade - public service announcements reminding attendees to leave the marajuana at home and that the fire departments shined up engines #7 and #18 to carry the most famous quarterbacks in team history.

Broncos parade boasts 1 million fans celebrating Super Bowl 50 victory - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos' Super Bowl parade featured 1 million orange-clad members of Broncos Country.

2/9 Bracketology: Big Ten Has Seven Teams in the Running for the NCAA Tournament - BT Powerhouse
As February is fully under way we take another look at some Big Ten Bracketology, with the current postseason race looking decisively more clear across the conference.

It's ranking season! Blah.

Big Ten Football Schedule 2016: Ranking Every Game | College Football News
What are the biggest and best games of the 2016 Big Ten season? What are the best conference and non-conference games?

Have a great Wednesday everyone!