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It is Fan Day today in Lincoln! The Olympics also start today and we are closer to football.

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It is Fan Day! Are any of you headed off to Memorial Stadium to get autographs and meet players and coaches?

Information for Fan Day on August 3rd - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska fans are encouraged to meet the Huskers before the start of practice on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Nebraska Football Fan Day presented by U.S. Cellular. This year's Fan Day will once again be held in the evening with the event scheduled at Memorial Stadium, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Olympics start today, excuse me, the Quadrennial Sports Spectacular. Remember when the NFL got testy with non-sponsors talking about the Superb Owl? The International Olympic Committee geniuses thought that having less people talking about your brand was a good idea too. I guess stupid is not limited to Baylor.

Our own Husker athletic department, who has several athletes representing the Big Red in Rio cannot use certain Twitter hashtags or trademarks. I imagine the same is true for every other college athletic department around the world. I have to ask, does the IOC really think this makes their sponsorships MORE valuable? I tend to think it goes the other way.

But hey, nobody is hiring me to be their marketing manager either.

2016 Rio Olympics daily viewer's guide - Prologue (August 3)
Full Coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympics Yahoo Sports. Get the schedule, medal count and the latest results.

Corn Flakes....

Country singer wears Sam Foltz jersey during concert | Huskers - KETV Home
Hours after former Husker punter Sam Foltz was laid to rest Saturday in Grand Island in front of an estimated 1,500 teammates, coaches, friends, family members and loved ones, country singer and songwriter Chase Rice donned his jersey while on stage.

Ben Miles, son of LSU coach Les Miles, commits to Nebraska
Ben Miles, son of LSU head coach Les Miles, picked Nebraska over several offers, including the hometown Tigers. The fullback prospect is the 12th commitment in the 2017 class for Huskers.

Bowling: Huskers help U.S. team break record | More Sports |
Nebraska's Gazmine Mason and Julia Bond helped the Junior Team USA girls qualify for the team semifinals in record fashion, smashing the 5,188 six-game total by 119 pins at the

Steven M. Sipple: More focused and mature, Dennard hungers for another shot in NFL | Column |
His goal sounds simple enough.

McKewon: Sam Foltz’s love of football can help unify Huskers - North Platte Nebraska's Newspaper: Husker Sports
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — As Nebraska’s football team began to grieve last week over the death of punter Sam Foltz, one of Foltz’s best friends, Spencer Lindsay, had some excellent advice for his teammates.

Nebraska coach Mike Riley at Big Red Today Breakfast: 'We have to run the football' | Big Red Today |
Nebraska coach Mike Riley once again expressed his desire to establish a reliable ground attack Tuesday morning as he discussed his team's outlook heading into preseason camp.

Huskers take strides to make ticket buying more convenient for fans - Omaha Sports Insider
The University of Nebraska Department of Athletics just announced the launch of a new ticket-purchasing platform called Big Red ReplyBuy. The Huskers and ReplyBuy are partnering to make things easier...

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Nebraska's Jordan Burroughs was a strong vote-getter for this honor, but just came up short.

Michael Phelps selected as Team USA Olympic flag bearer
When the United States Olympic team gets its moment in the Rio sun at the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday, it will be led by the most decorated Olympian of all time. Teammates selected Michael Phelps as the nation’s flag bearer for the Aug. 5 ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Team USA announced Wednesday

Every so often Great Britain intrudes on our #GBR hashtag. Now is one of those times. Apparently Jawja fans are having a similar problem.

Twitter's Olympic emojis make it look like all UGA fans are rooting for Uganda now -
Some are angry, but some are adjusting to their new roles as fans of the Central African nation.

4 Kenyan-born runners join Army, represent US at Rio Games
Kenyan-born runner Hillary Bor won't be content with just wearing the red, white and blue at the Olympics. He's willing to protect his new country, too.

Baylor assistants won't be made available to media this season - San Antonio Express-News
Baylor interim head coach Jim Grobe will be the only member of the Bears’ coaching staff made available to the media this fall, the university announced in a release Tuesday.

Michigan's got new Nike Jumpman uniforms. We've Crying Jordan'd them for you. -
When you put a tiny picture of Michael Jordan on your uniforms, this is going to happen to you.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!