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Flakes: Volcanoes, Basketball, Haunted Hotels, and Internet TV

Someone actually wrote an article that tries to crown a team other than Nebraska as the best program of the 90's. No really. We also talk about hoops, internet TV, volcanoes, and haunted hotels.

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I'm baaaaack! After spending a couple weeks gallivanting around the world on Cobby's credit card (Shhhhhh! He will never notice since I got all the vendors to list themselves as 'liquor store' on the statements).

Actually, I traveled to Australia and New Zealand for work purposes. I was learning about different models for extension - which about making sure science gets put into use. Things like reflexive monitors, knowledge management, and co-innovation are all now part of my vocabulary. I loved every minute of it.

Of course, seeing kangaroos run through the yard at a friend's house and taking a hike at the base of a volcano is pretty awesome too.

Basketball season is just about over. The women start the Big Ten tournament tomorrow (Thursday). They play Rutgers at 5:30 p.m. The men have one more game, Northwestern on Sunday. It is safe to say that both teams fell a bit short of their goals  but both teams also have a lot of young talent. They should be fun to watch for a few years.

Bit Ten Women's Basketball Conference Tournament Central
Featuring 13 games over five days, the tournament champion will earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Tale of the Tape: Welcome Back Shavon Shields | Hail Varsity
The Huskers may have dropped a very winnable game at Penn State last Thursday, but if there was one bright spot it was the return of senior captain Shavon Shields after a four-game absence while recovering from a concussion.

Huskers to head into the postseason with a fresh look
When the Big Ten Tournament gets underway next week, the Huskers will sport a new look with uniforms designed for postseason play.

More Husker Sports....

Pepin Earns Repeat B1G Men's Coach of the Year - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska track and field head coach Gary Pepin was named Big Ten Men's Indoor Coach of the Year for the second straight year, the conference office announced on Tuesday after a vote by the league's coaches.

Huskers find their power, Waldron steady in relief to snap four-game skid | Big Apple News Radio
Nebraska hit three home runs, freshman reliever Matt Waldron limited Tulane’s talented offense and the Huskers snapped a four-game skid with an 11-5 victory

Senior swimmer competes for shot at National Championships | Sports |

Over the weekend, senior Taryn Collura was the one and only swimmer representing the Nebraska swimming and diving teams at the Last Chance Meet in Athens, Georgia, in hopes of

Nebraska rifle gears up for NCAA Championships | Sports |

The Nebraska rifle team finished sixth at the conference championships in Oxford, Mississippi, this weekend. It was the last competition before the NCAA Championships on March 11 and 12.

Elsewhere In Sports....

Ranking the 10 best college football programs of each decade -
Let's use modern analytics to go back in time and see how each decade has stacked up. Can 2010s Alabama or anyone else ever top what Florida State did in the 1990s?

Yes - Nebraska did. Somehow no one starts that argument in the comments. I am disappointed in you, Husker fans.

The 23 most perfect offenses in the history of college football -
The 1995 Huskers were one and it's almost boring to talk about them because we all acknowledge how unstoppable they were. They played a scheduled that featured seven teams that finished .500 or better and four that won at least 10 games. They averaged 53 points per game. They outscored Michigan State and Arizona State in September by a combined 127-38 and wrapped up a perfect regular season with a 37-0 win over Oklahoma that could have been much worse.

Reviving college football's dead conferences with 2015 rosters -
Let's turn back the clock.

Bedbugs, haunted baths and beyond -- How sports travel can be hazardous
Kyrie Irving's bedbug encounter was creepy but not unique. Johnette Howard shares other horror stories from the road, including bad food, dangerous luggage, missed trains and more.

Maurice Canady of Virginia wears spikes with name of fallen police officer at combine
At the NFL combine, cornerback Maurice Canady of Virginia wears spikes with the name of fallen police officer Ashley Guindon.

Buffalo Bulls Defensive End Solomon Jackson Dies In Hospital After Practice Incident - Bull Run
Solomon Jackson, a UB sophomore defensive end, passed away last night at Buffalo General Hospital after a medical emergency at practice last week. Jackson came to Buffalo from Stone Mountain,...

Erin Andrews Testified ESPN Made Her Do Interview About Stalker’s Tape Before Returning On-Air | The Big Lead
Probably for like three months everybody thought it was a publicity stunt," she said. "The front page of the New York Post said ESPN Scandal. Fox News and CBS and everybody put up that I was doing it for publicity and attention and that really ripped me apart."

Just Because....

AT&T will start selling you cable TV over the Internet - Mar. 1, 2016
AT&T is going "over the top" with television. In the fourth quarter of this year, AT&T will start selling cable-like bundles of TV to people across the country through a new app.