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Flakes dives into the last two Husker sports left standing between us and the long, cold offseason - namely baseball and track. Also, leave your phone at home if you decide to rob a bank.

We are nearly to ludicrous season in sports writing. Ranking this,  and "way too early" that will fill our screens. We will still read it (and write it) because it's better than paying attention to the Presidential election.

We have two Husker teams still in postseason contention - baseball and track and field. The baseball team squeaked into a regional by the skin of their teeth and will play this Friday (June 3) at 11 a.m. central (noon eastern). They play former Big 12 foe Oklahoma State. Let's hope the bats wake up (Get well soon Scott!)

Huskers earn NCAA baseball bid, face Oklahoma State on Friday - Kearney Hub: Huskers
LINCOLN — Nebraska’s name appeared on the TV screen and the locker room erupted to celebrate NU’s at-large berth, but senior Jake Placzek momentarily didn’t move.

Huskers Qualify 17 For NCAA Outdoor Championships - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska track and field team added six more national qualifiers on Saturday, bringing their total number of entrants to the NCAA Outdoor Championships to 17 after the NCAA West Preliminary Round at Rock Chalk Park. The 17 Huskers who advanced to nationals will compete in Eugene, Ore., June 8-11.

Top female Husker athletes to watch in the upcoming year | Nse | dailynebraskan.com
This story is part of a Daily Nebraskan New Student Enrollment special edition.

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Just because...

Don't take your phone along if you plan to rob a bank.

Police are filing warrants for Android’s vast store of location data | The Verge
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