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Flakes: Women's BB Recruiting, Harbaugh, Wind & Interstellar Travel

Flakes is all over the board today as we peruse lots of Husker news, roll our eyes at Jim Harbaugh, and check out the TV deal for March Madness.

A search of SB Nation's photos for "Amy Williams" turned up this picture. It has nothing to do with our new women's basketball coach but I liked the picture.
A search of SB Nation's photos for "Amy Williams" turned up this picture. It has nothing to do with our new women's basketball coach but I liked the picture.
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It has been windy here. Really windy.

It is the unrelenting kind of wind that makes it hard to do anything outside, including plant a garden or even walk upright.

Middle son got a drone for his birthday and can only fly it inside the house so far because it cannot handle 25 mph wind.

The new baby calves are already walking with a permanent sideways lean as they follow the momma cows around.

There are stories of pioneers on the Plains going insane because of the wind. I totally understand how that can happen.


Williams now has to build trust with current Huskers | Women's Basketball |
If you’re one of the many people who have reached out to new Nebraska women’s basketball coach Amy Williams in the past few days — some of her former teammates

Jessica Shepard plans to stay with Huskers; excited for ‘fresh start’ with Amy Williams as coach - Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos
As new Nebraska women’s basketball coach Amy Williams’ two daughters, Kennadi and Bentli, milled around the Nebraska women’s basketball practice facility, they had a rather tall, important tag-along partner. Center Jessica Shepard walked right up to both girls and introduced herself.

It seems Natalie Romeo's comments about "immaturity" on the team did not sit well with at least one teammate.

Mi'Cole Cayton granted release from Nebraska Cornhuskers letter of intent
"Due to coaching changes I have to do what's best for me and my family," Mi'Cole Cayton wrote Sunday to explain her decommitment from Nebraska.

An ESPN100 recruit is looking to play basketball elsewhere.

Prep girls basketball: Barneveld's Hannah Whitish reaffirms commitment to Nebraska | Girls basketball |
Barneveld coach Doug Pickarts said Tuesday that Whitish decided to stay with Nebraska after talking with new coach Amy Williams, who was hired on Monday.

Nebraska Bowling - Huskers set for NCAA Championship - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE;
Posted By: Sports Nebraska Cornhuskers (93-30) at NCAA Championship Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16 – North Brunswick, N.J. (BrunswickZone Carolier Bowl) Times (CT): Qualif...

Huskers’ Shavon Shields Selected to Portsmouth Invitational | Big Apple News Radio
Nebraska’s Shavon Shields was among the 64 players selected to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

Hot Reads: A Hard Reboot on the Huskers' D-Line | Hail Varsity
If Williams does transfer, that’s obviously a blow to a defensive tackle group that was already trying to replace starters Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine.

McClure Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska junior pitcher Cassie McClure was honored as the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

Elsewhere In Sports....

CBS and Turner will retain NCAA tournament through at least 2032 | The Dagger - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Network executives also addressed the selection show's future and the potential for expansion beyond 68 teams.

TruTV lives!!

Why does the FPI hate the Big Ten?
Low number of returning starters, weak schedules, departing quarterbacks among factors that hurt Big Ten teams in ESPN's Football Power Index.

But...someone else's completely random ranking of something football related says several BigTen teams have the toughest schedules - despite playing a lot of other Big Ten teams (link below).

Ranking College Football's Toughest Schedules for 2016
The true measure of a college football team's strength of schedule cannot be determined until the regular season approaches its end. That said, some schedules stand out as obviously better than others before a game is ever played.

This timeline shows how hard it is to land a blue-chip QB recruit -
Typically, only about 25 quarterbacks are rated four- or five-stars per year, so demand far outpaces supply.

Apparently Nebraska can have nice things.

Jim Harbaugh Rips NCAA, SEC and ACC After Satellite Camp Ruling - Maize n Brew
"I suggest we drop the term 'student-athlete' for consistency."

/eye roll

Just Because...

Stephen Hawking and a Russian Billionaire Want to Build an Interstellar Starship
Last year, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence got a major boost when Russian billionaire Yuri Milner unveiled a $100 million effort to scan the skies for radio and light signals emitted by aliens. Not content to simply sit tight and wait for ET to hail us, Milner now plans to build interstellar spacecraft. Yes, you heard that correctly.