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Flakes: Brenda Tracy, AD Tweets, Soccer Woes, Tai Webster

Flakes is full today folks. Brenda Tracy is a brave woman. Art Briles is still arrogant. Tai Webster is tearing up international hoops. The Nebraska athletic director is now on Twitter and U.S. soccer (OK, futbol) fans might be suffering from the same thing as Nebrasketball followers.

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It was hard to narrow down Flakes to just a few things today. I am going to lead off with a few links about sexual assault victims speaking out. Two different coaches are mentioned prominently in these. One who learned from his mistakes and one who appears hell-bent on pretending he did not make any mistakes. I'll let you figure out which one is which.

I cannot imagine how incredibly difficult it is for Brenda Tracy to speak so publicly about what she experienced  all those years ago. She has traveled a difficult road to regain her own life and sense of self-worth and is now reliving every painful part of that journey repeatedly. I certainly hope her efforts keep others from having to do the same. Kudos to you Ms. Tracy!

Alleged rape victim Brenda Tracy to meet with former Oregon State coach Mike Riley, talk to Nebraska Cornhuskers
Brenda Tracy, who was allegedly raped at Oregon State in 1998, will meet Wednesday with former Beavers coach Mike Riley, who now coaches at Nebraska.

After Riley's invitation, Brenda Tracy wants Husker team to see face of a victim | Football |
Brenda Tracy has been waiting for some time to meet this day, but now that it's almost here, she will tell you the complete truth.

Lawyers are constantly making inflammatory remarks that paint their client's position as the more sympathetic one, but even if you strip most of that out, this is still maddening.

Lawyer: Art Briles ‘no show’ for Baylor rape victim apology |
"[Briles] used the threat of helping Jasmin in her lawsuit against Baylor as leverage to negotiate his wrongful termination claim against Baylor," Zalkin told Outside the Lines. "He doesn't care about victims. He never cared about victims. He's using victims. He used them to help build up his football program, and now he's using Jasmin to leverage more money out of Baylor."

Husker Sports

Silent E is silent no more! (Or at least his intern with the Twitter password isn't). The Husker athletic director has joined Twitter. @BigRedAD Follow him! Tell him @Cornnation sent you.

Former Husker Cernjul Qualifies for Olympics - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Former Nebraska track and field athlete Marusa Cernjul qualified for the Olympics in the high jump on Saturday at the European Championships.

Husker Newcomer Makes History - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska women's golf incoming freshman Kate Smith made history Wednesday by winning her fifth consecutive Minnesota Class 2A state championship.

Husker senior Tai Webster helps New Zealand to 4-1 finish at Atlas Games - Big Red Today Blog
Tai Webster, a senior to be at Nebraska, scored 12 points to help New Zealand bounced back from a loss to Lithuania for a 90-84 win against host China in the third-place game of the Atlas Games.

College Football Podcast: @FauxPelini talks state of Nebraska football |
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Elsewhere In Sports....

Ughh. The US Men's National Team suffered an  embarrassing loss to Argentina. I think USMNT fans and Nebrasketball followers share a lot of similar characteristics, mostly irrational hope. For Nebrasketball it maybe isn't sooooo irrational though. After all, there are several 4-stars on the roster now....

Copa America Centenario Live: United States vs. Argentina in semifinals | FC Yahoo - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The United States men's national team takes on Argentina in the Copa America Centenario semifinals in Houston.

James Conner enjoying return to normalcy after beating cancer - ACC Blog- ESPN
James Conner is cancer-free, but the running back will take with him the lessons he learned about himself during treatment in his return to the field.

Should O.J. Simpson really still be in the HOF? | Sports on Earth
Currently, the only criteria for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, according to the bylaws, are a nominee's achievements and contributions as a player, coach, or contributor in professional football in the United States of America. Not character. Really?


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Minnesotans for Nebraska Golf Outing - July 25th

MN4NE will be having their annual golf outing on July 25th. Nebraska wrestling coach Mark Manning will be the speaker at the after-golf dinner. If you don't golf (I don't, but plan to get there for dinner), you can sign up for just the dinner. More information can be found in the attached PDF.

Enjoy your Wednesday everyone!