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A conference foe loses an experienced lineman, Google hates pop-up ads too, and Husker soccer knocks off a ranked BYU squad. They didn't even need a Hail Mary to do it.

Jon Johnston

Hopefully none of you were hit with the nasty storms in the southeast part of the state last night. It was quite a show up here in the northeast with lightning almost non-stop. A few recent rains have eased the dry conditions, making the farm community much happier.

It is also the time of year where I swear, every year, that I don't need to plant so many tomatoes. I used to plant around 40 of them but our soil was so poor that the yields were still pretty manageable. Thanks to "Operation Cow Manure" that has changed. Twenty-five plants feels like 60, especially when I have to hack my way through the tomato jungle, braving garden spiders, a hidden critter or two, and the occasional garter snake.

The machete needs sharpening.

And I need to buy more jars. Good thing the hubby and sons like spaghetti and chili.

Corn Flakes

Edwards Twins Repeat as NPF Champions - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Former Husker All-Americans Tatum and Taylor Edwards were crowned National Pro Fastpitch champions for the second straight season on Tuesday night after leading the Chicago Bandits to a 2-1 win over the USSSA Pride.

Huskers Top No. 16 BYU for 300th All-Time Win - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

The Nebraska soccer team (2-0-0) knocked off 16th-ranked BYU, 1-0, at South Field on Monday night to earn its 300th win in program history.

Huskers Add Experience with Morton - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Nebraska women's basketball coach Amy Williams announced the addition of Janay Morton to the Huskers' 2016-17 roster on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Then there's this....the BYU/Nebraska Hail Mary in Lego form.

College football season is almost here. Lego BYU vs Nebraska Hail Mary pass.

A video posted by Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller) on

Elsewhere In Sports....

Wisconsin OL Dan Voltz forced to quit football - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The Badgers’ most experienced offensive lineman is forced to step away due to injuries.

So, you’ve decided to play your college football season opener in Australia - SBNation.com
A native Australian explains what Golden Bears and Rainbow Warriors need to know about playing an actual college football game on the other side of Earth.

I stumbled across the following series from SB Nation's Minnesota site, the Daily Gopher. If you want a primer on football terminology or concepts, scroll through the stream.

Football Concepts, Schemes, Formations: The TDG Football Seminar is Back - The Daily Gopher
Another season of Gopher Football is about to be upon us, which means that it’s time to learn more about the sport that we drunkenly yell at our televisions over. TDG is once again having our...

I guess Iowa gave their strength and conditioning coach a raise and are paying him $600K. Rather than make fun of Iowa myself, I let the ESPN team do it.

N-G Exclusive: Beckman might return to C-U | News-Gazette.com
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — As the one-year anniversary of his firing at Illinois approaches, Tim Beckman has a new gig.North Carolina officials confirmed Tuesday that Beckman is a volunteer assistant on Larry Fedora’s staff.The Tar Heels play at Memorial Stadium in a prime-time game on Sept.

Rams player Will Hayes believes in mermaids, so someone showed up to practice dressed as one - SBNation.com
Sure.

This and That....

I know at least one site that I would like to read but gave up because of the annoying "sign up for our free calendar" or "free newsletter" pop-ups that appear ON EVERY PAGE. I quit reading that site about a year ago, but if they heed the almighty Google bots, maybe I will go back. The content was excellent, but the ads were just too much.

Google will punish sites that use annoying pop-up ads | The Verge
Google is about to deal a small blow to some of the most annoying ads on mobile: pop-ups and interstitials. It’s not a stretch to argue that readers don’t like these ads. So Google is making a call...