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News! News! College world series updates, Baylor continues to be braindead, and a sellout streak update.

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College World Series

Florida State baseball shut out against UF in game two of Gainesville Super Regional - Tomahawk Nation

It is now a win or go home situation for the Seminoles as they fall in Gainesville on Sunday night 5-0.

If Florida State beats Florida, there won’t be a SEC team in the CWS. That’s pretty amazing in itself.

Arizona baseball: Wildcats will open College World Series against Miami Hurricanes - Arizona Desert Swarm

The time and date hasn't been announced yet (likely Saturday), but the Arizona Wildcats know that they will open the College World Series against the Miami Hurricanes.

OMAHA! Miami Tops Boston College, Returns to College World Series - State of The U

For the second straight season, the Miami Hurricanes will be returning to the College World Series. Thanks largely to a two-home run, seven-RBI performance from redshirt junior Edgar Michelangeli, the Hurricanes punched their ticket to Omaha, Neb., with a 9-4 win over Boston College in Game 3 of the NCAA Coral Gables Super Regional at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

Omaha, Nebraska: TCU 4, Texas A&M 1 - Frogs O' War

The Frogs ride an incredible pitching performance by Brian Howard and will be moving back to the CWS again

Oklahoma State defeats South Carolina 3-1 to win Super Regional, heads to Omaha - Cowboys Ride For Free

The Pokes are loss-less. Yeah, that's a word now.

UC Santa Barbara, Coastal Carolina punch tickets to College World Series

UC Santa Barbara and Coastal Carolina are heading to the College World Series for the first time. The Big 12 is sending all three of its teams that made the NCAA Tournament to Omaha, Neb. No. 3 national seed Miami also advanced Sunday.


Breakdown: Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Recruiting Class - BT Powerhouse

The Cornhuskers were an under .500 team in conference play and with no ESPN 100 player signed, did they get the right prospects to help them compete in the Big Ten?

McKewon: In-state linemen hope Big Man Camp serves as vehicle for Husker offer - Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos

Nebraska’s Big Man Camp will lack the glitz and the crowd of a Friday Night Lights event, but Monday afternoon’s event for offensive and defensive linemen could be the most interesting few hours of June.

Violence continues to dominate Euro 2016 headlines -

The Marseille prosecutor has laid part of the blame on 150 "well trained" Russians.

WRNL Reviews: NCAA Athletic Director 2017 - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Mortgaging the future of your alma mater has never been so fun! (I missed this earlier.)

Sellout Streak

Shatel: Discontent over donations, younger fans’ detachment put streak in peril - Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos

“It really irritates me that UNL thinks they have a reason to require a donation in addition to high-priced football tickets,” Mike writes. “The athletic department is swimming in a sea of money and yet they disrespect average Nebraska fans by jacking up the price. Drop the donation requirement and those tickets will be sold immediately.”

Football tickets by themselves are not high-priced. You could argue (and believe me, we have internally at CN) that the donation requirement will kill the sellout streak, but if they drop that requirement are we going to go around bitching when Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan continue to bring in more money in their programs than we are?

Also - if you’re one of those people who’s thinking that you’d rather the streak ended because you’re tired of hearing about it, I’d like to remind you that you only appreciate things like that when they’re gone.

Braindead Baylor

Sources: BU regents to vote on 1-year suspension for Briles - Texas - Scout

Those members of the BU leadership who say Briles should have been spared while Starr should have been the fall guy for the scandal are getting a lot of pressure from big-money donors who say they'll stop giving to the university if Briles isn't brought back as coach in 2017, sources said.

Big-time Baylor boosters think they only need to offer up one fall guy, and obviously they believe that if they wait a year, everything will just die down and go away as everyone’s attention turns to whatever scandal comes next. Fools.

This is all about what’s wrong with us, and when I say “us”, I mean ALL OF US as it’s pretty clear this malaise of not wanting to take full responsibility for our actions and fix the problems in front of us is rampant and cuts across every walk of life.

If that problem is going to be fixed, it has to start with leaders. University leaders, industry leaders, government leaders - either these people get back on track or... well, fuck it, we’re doomed.