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More reactions to the resignation of Coach Yori and lots of nuggets about spring football. We are one more Wednesday closer to the next football season!

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The big news in Nebraska is, of course, the resignation of head women's basketball coach Connie Yori. She has guided the team for 14 seasons - quite successfully. The allegations of mistreatment and and a lack of concern for player welfare were surprising - to me anyway. For a couple of seasons now, I watched teams that looked tired and ready for the season to end, but nothing appeared to be seriously amiss.

If true, I am glad that athletes and staff alike were able to speak up and have their concerns taken seriously. Hopefully, everyone can move on now and get their personal lives and athletic careers back in order. The next coach will have some work to do in building trust and balancing that with developing a competitive edge in the players. That is an important trait in all coaches, but it should be something the athletic department especially looks for in the next women's basketball coach.

OLSON: Yori’s acts of sincerity helped mask program's problems before Athletic Department investigation | Sports |
Moments after the Nebraska women’s basketball team’s second-round loss to Rutgers in the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis, coach Connie Yori made her long walk down the hallway as quiet

Players 'distraught' following Connie Yori's resignation as Nebraska women's basketball coach; touted guard signees assessing situation - Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos
Current members of the Nebraska women’s basketball team didn’t have much to say Tuesday night on social media after the resignation of coach Connie Yori. A few declined to comment.

Steven M. Sipple: Yori's fall troubling, not necessarily surprising | Column |
Everything about her screams "coach."

More Husker Sports...

Bats Cool in 4-2 Loss to Wildcats - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Lincoln – The Nebraska baseball team (19-9, 5-1 Big Ten) had its three-game winning streak against the Kansas State Wildcats (13-17, 0-6 Big 12) snapped on Tuesday night at Hawks Field with a 4-2 defeat. The Huskers had the tying and go-ahead runs on base in the eighth with no outs, but were unable to drive in the runs.

Nebraska’s youthful defensive line leaves opportunity for reshaping | Sports |
There’s youth everywhere on Nebraska’s defensive line.

Nick Gates impresses Nebraska Huskers in shift to left tackle - Big Ten Blog- ESPN
Sophomore Nick Gates was all for switching positions to become the Cornhuskers' left tackle, which he views as "the second-best player on the field."

CB Chris Jones to Miss Rest of Spring Football | Hail Varsity
On Tuesday, the Huskers spent some time working on their nickel defense, with sophomore-to-be Aaron Williams getting the majority of the snaps at the nickel spot.

Predicting 2016 starting quarterbacks: West Division " Big Ten Network
On Monday, I predicted who would be the starting quarterback for each Big Ten East team. So, in an attempt to be fair, it's time to share my Big Ten West predictions--even if most of the starting situations are settled.

The article above is a great example of offseason filler - so carefully 'researched' that the author missed that one of Nebraska's quarterbacks is no longer a quarterback.

Making a Case to Compare Ryan Bolt to Darin Erstad - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
When Nebraska's baseball media met with Darin Erstad and Ryan Boldt Thursday afternoon at Hawks Field, one of the best Associated Press sportswriters in America was searching for truth and fishing for...

Eric Martin received an awesome text message Tuesday | Life in the Red |
Eric Martin has a Super Bowl ring. But the former Husker linebacker might be just as proud of this. He tweeted out Tuesday morning that he just found out he will receive his degree in May.

Elsewhere In Sports....

And another one: UConn makes history with fourth straight title, 11th overall | The Dagger - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Geno Auriemma claimed his 11th title, passing UCLA's John Wooden, as the Huskies continued to build on their dynasty with a championship win over Syracuse.

The family of Kris Jenkins and Nate Britt — the adopted brothers playing for Villanova and UNC — had fantastic reactions to the championship-winning shot - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Villanova's Kris Jenkins hit the shot of his life Monday night when he nailed the NCAA...

Twitter Gets NFL Thursday Night Games for a Bargain Price - Bloomberg
Twitter Inc. just did its first broadcast deal, and it’s a big one. The company will stream 10 Thursday night National Football League games during the 2016 season, a package that cost the service around $10 million, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Have a great Wednesday!