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Flakes: Gratitude, Soccer Honors, Wyoming Preview, Pandas

This morning Corn Flakes notices B1G honors for Husker soccer and looks at an article by Danny Woodhead. We also rundown an article for each team on the Husker schedule and look around the world of sports. There are also pandas.

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Good morning Corn Nation!

Well, the opening weekend (or week?) of college football did not disappoint did it? Upsets, big wins by perennial powerhouses, grumbling about officials, and one very touching tribute.

I also really enjoyed the "letter to my younger self" article by Danny Woodhead. As a Nebraska kid who took a winding road to get where he is, it was fun to read about what he was thinking. It was especially refreshing to see the amount of gratitude he expressed, even for difficulties and setbacks.

That is something I have been trying harder (although not hard enough) to do in my own life. Stop and be grateful for what I have and what I am seeing at that moment.

If you could go back and give your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be?

Letter to My Younger Self | The Players' Tribune
Dear 18-year-old Danny, I know it still stings. But if there’s one thing I know about you it’s that when you get knocked down, you don’t stay down for long. Now, as you begin your freshman year of college football, the only thing greater than the disappointment of not getting a scholarship offer to play at Nebraska is your excitement to join your older brother, Ben, and follow in your father’s footsteps at Division II Chadron State College.

Corn Flakes

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Johnson, Turney get first goals of season in win | Soccer |
Jaycie Johnson waited longer than she wanted for her first goal of the season.

Ochoa Collects Big Ten Weekly Honor - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Brenna Ochoa earned Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week accolades, announced by the conference on Tuesday.

Husker volleyball press conference notes, Sept. 5 | Sports |
After sweeping Iowa State and Oregon State last weekend, Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook addressed the media Monday and looked forward to NU’s upcoming games.

Block party at Devaney Center keys Huskers to Nebraska Invite title - York News-Times: Sports
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Suspect arrested in Foltz family burglary
The Greeley County Sheriff's Department confirms Tuesday an arrest has been made in Saturday's burglary at the home of Jordan Foltz, brother of late Husker punter Sam Foltz.

1 Big Thing: Robbery of Foltz's brother casts shadow over tribute - ESPN Video
Scott Van Pelt explains that while Nebraska's touching tribute to the late Sam Foltz represents the best of humanity, the robbery at his brother's home represents the worst.

Kayla Banwarth: Bronze isn’t gold, but USA was golden |
Tears welled in my eyes. I was extremely proud to have a medal hanging from my neck, but at the same time saddened that it wasn’t gold. I watched the platter of gold medals walk right past me, destined for the Chinese, and all I could think was "15-13."

Nebraska vs. Wyoming Prediction, Game Preview -
Nebraska vs. Wyoming prediction and game preview. Projecting who wins the matchup between the Cornhuskers and Cowboys.

Schedule Rundown

An article related to each team on the Husker schedule:

Fresno State-Nebraska post-game report and stats | Fresno Bee
The Bulldogs dropped their season-opener 43-10 in Lincoln and next host Sacramento State at Bulldog Stadium on Saturday night.

Wyoming vs. Northern Illinois Recap: Cowboys Win In Triple Overtime
Wyoming coach Craig Bohl had reiterated it enough to make a young man go deaf.
This year’s team was different.

Oregon’s 110-game sellout streak at Autzen Stadium comes to an end - Addicted To Quack

When the official attendance was announced just now at the Oregon vs. UC Davis game, a sad truth was brought to light. 53,817 fans showed up for the season opener, snapping Oregon’s 110-game...

Lovie Smith: North Carolina game will be a measuring stick for Illinois Football - The Champaign Room
Illinois will face the No. 22 Tar Heels on Saturday night.

Purdue 45, E. Kentucky 24: In Tweets! - Hammer and Rails
One of the fan favorite columns is back for 2016!

The Wisconsin football program is exactly where we want it to be - Bucky's 5th Quarter
After a few years of awkwardness, Paul Chryst has the Badgers on a promising track.

Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel and Dontre Wilson were dynamic against Bowling Green - Land-Grant Holy Land
J.T. Barrett spread the ball around to a tune of 7 total touchdowns on the day.

Minnesota Football Week 1: 3 Stars, 4 Quarters, 5 Thoughts - The Daily Gopher
A numerical summation of Minnesota's first game of the season against the Oregon State Beavers

Maryland football has a short week to prepare for Florida International - Testudo Times
Our weekly outlook on the Terps following their first win of the season.

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The USMNT has advanced in World Cup qualifying. | Sports on Earth
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Giant pandas are no longer 'endangered,' but still 'vulnerable' - The Verge
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