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Would you like a funnel cake to go with your Husker news? We take our weekly look around Husker Nation, laugh at the Big 12, and tell you why to delete a lot of your apps.

Jill Heemstra

Sorry for the late serving of Corn Flakes. Today is entry day for our county fair and I am in full 4-H mom mode. All the vegetables, photos, jelly, and dried herbs are entered. The chickens and calves are on their way.

Of course it is supposed to be near 100 degrees every day we are here. Fortunately, the snow cone stand isn't far away.

On to Flakes....

NFL Huskers working out in Lincoln sets a strong tone | Football | journalstar.com
It seemed a most pleasing sight for Billy Devaney. As a collection of NFL wide receivers and running backs, including former Huskers Ameer Abdullah and Kenny Bell, made a slow

Huskers Look For An I-Back To Emerge | KTIC Radio
Unfortunately, Mike Rozier’s, Rex Burkhead’s, and Ameer Abdullah’s don’t grow on trees.

Wrestler Jordan Burroughs, former Husker, receives special sendoff before Olympics - starherald.com: Wrestling
Hundreds were a part of a special ceremony Saturday night as an official Olympic sendoff for Burroughs took place in downtown Lincoln.

Husker fans support Team Jack Foundation's 5k/1 mile fun run in large numbers.
The Team Jack Foundation 5k/1mile fun run was very much successful this weekend. Husker fans came out in large numbers to show their support and snap photos with their favorite husker football players.

Elsewhere In Sports...

Iowa could make another Big Ten title game run, but don't expect another 2015 - SBNation.com
The Hawkeyes' 12-0 run was special, in every sense of the word. 2016 should be another strong season, though.

Big 12 to begin exploring expansion candidates
David Boren, chairman of the Big 12 board of directors, said conference expansion by both two schools and four schools will be on the table.

Michael Jordan will be Michigan’s honorary captain for opener | SI.com
The Wolverines are the first college football team to play under Jordan Brand. The school’s basketball teams will also wear Jumpman uniforms.

'Super bacteria' is in Rio Olympic waters, it's almost untreatable, and it can be deadly
With less than a month until the 2016 Olympics get underway in Rio de Janeiro, almost all mentions of the games are accompanied by tangible concerns.

This and That....

Mossberg: I just deleted half my iPhone apps — you should too | The Verge
Over the past few days, I’ve methodically deleted 165 apps from my iPhone, about 54 percent of the 305 apps I had on the phone when I started culling the herd. When I was done, I had significantly decreased the phone’s clutter.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!