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Flakes: Husker Baseball, Satellite Camps Where?, Recruits

The Huskers take on the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks tonight. Flakes also looks at softball's postseason, recruiting news, and awesome rookie pictures. Also, Harbaugh gonna Harbaugh.

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Coming off an RPI-boosting series win against the Michigan State Spartans, Husker baseball looks to continue the momentum tonight against Omaha. The series win boosted Nebraska's RPI to 46; a number that should get them at-large consideration for a regional should they maintain their winning ways.

Tonight's game will start at 6:35 p.m. The Huskers will send out Max Knutson. Nebraska residents will get a treat as the game will be carried on NET (public TV). Watch for Keith's game thread tonight and join us to cheer on the Big Red.

NU BSB: Huskers back home, host Mavericks - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE;
Wednesday night’s meeting will be the second and final meeting between the Huskers and Mavericks this season.

Don't forget! The softball team starts their postseason tomorrow.

SB: Huskers open Big Ten Tournament against Purdue
The Nebraska softball team has earned the No. 5 seed for the Big Ten Tournament and will face No. 12 seed Purdue on Thursday, May 12 at 4:30 p.m. (Central).

Knighten Walk-Off Caps Wild Doubleheader - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
MJ Knighten ended a marathon doubleheader with a walk-off, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, powering the Nebraska softball team to a 6-5 win over Wisconsin in the nightcap at Bowlin Stadium.

More Husker News...

Three Husker Games to be Showcased on BTN Prime Time - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska will play three night games on BTN during the 2016 season, including two home games at Memorial Stadium, as well as one Big Ten road game.

Dienhart: Nebraska Cornhuskers’ offseason to-do list " Big Ten Network
Mike Riley’s debut didn’t go smoothly, but hope floats as the program looks to continue evolving in Riley’s second year in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 2015, it seemed each week, the Cornhuskers found a vexing way to lose a game. But the squad

OK, the 'crootin' news I promised above is actually about volleyball and women's basketball.

Huskers get volleyball commit from Sioux Falls | Volleyball |
Anezka Szabo had been working for several years to get an offer to play volleyball at Nebraska, so it was awfully special when she found out last week she would

A former teammate of Jess Shepard will now join her in Lincoln. After a mass exodus of guards this offseason due to graduation (Theriot, Clark), [likely] transfer (Romeo), and decommits (Cayton, Doyle), Amy Williams needed to shore up the backcourt, so she poached a commit from her former program.

Cascio Jensen To Join Williams at Nebraska
The Fremont star was released from her scholarship to South Dakota and will play for Nebraska.

#ProBigRed News....

Chiefs sign minicamp tryout player and former Nebraska OL Zach Sterup to roster, per agent - Arrowhead Pride
Zach Sterup, an offensive lineman from Nebraska.

Former Huskers prepare to play for Lincoln Saltdogs
Former Nebraska Baseball players Pat Kelly and Austin Darby are preparing to play professional baseball for the Lincoln Saltdogs.

Elsewhere In Sports...

Never change Jim. Never. Change.

Michigan Heading to the Land Down Under for a June Satellite Camp - Maize n Brew
Jim Harbaugh is going international with satellite camps.

A major league Word Series hangover for the defending champs?

The Walk Off: The Royals are falling short as defending champions | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Even on a night with Lorenzo Cain belting three home runs Kansas City finds way to lose.

So dope: Vikings' rookie photos have distinct '90s look | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The players' first headshots with the team will have you remembering Cross Colours and "Ice Ice, Baby."

Memphis-based FedEx wants to sponsor a Big 12 Championship ... if the conference adds the Tigers -
Will this be enough to boost Memphis' candidacy for Big 12 expansion?

Just Because....

I know we have a "no politics" rule around here but it wasn't the politics part of the story below that fascinated me. It was the fact that Facebook has that obnoxious algorithm that decides what I get to see and what I don't among my friends' posts but they hired humans to curate the 'trending' news?

Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News
Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential "trending" news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, even though they were organically trending among the site’s users.