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Flakes: Chili and Cinnamon Rolls, Snow Day, Apollo I

Jill is a real Nebraska mom now. We also have lots of news from Nebraska sports and remember Apollo I.

Evergreen tree and ornament coated with ice Jill Heemstra

Thanks to a teacher inservice last Monday and winter storm "Leo", today is Day 5 of the long weekend with my boys. The natives were restless today, so I fed them chili and cinnamon rolls (thanks to Ranchdude for acquiring a package of frozen rolls). I may have created a monster. They’ve made it clear that they will not eat chili without cinnamon rolls again.

Where do I go pick up my Nebraska "Mom" card?

Corn Flakes

Encouraged by his coach, Huskers’ McVeigh providing production in return to rotation - Kearney Hub: Huskers
LINCOLN — About a month ago, when Nebraska coach Tim Miles re-racked his starting lineup and playing rotation, forward Jack McVeigh nearly became invisible.

The women's hoopsters are struggling. Badly. They are a talented bunch and have a coach with excellent credentials, but it appears this is not a quick rebuild.

Huskers fall at home to Michigan
Michigan snapped a five-game losing streak to Nebraska and achieved just its second all-time victory in the 13-game series with the Huskers by rolling to an 84-51 women’s basketball win over NU at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday.

Experience, plenty of arms have Erstad optimistic for 2017 | Baseball |
A big roster, plenty of pitching depth and a load of returning experience have Nebraska baseball coach Darin Erstad already talking up the 2017 season.

Huskers gymnastics wins meet, improves score | Sports |
The Husker women’s gymnastics team edged out Rutgers, Brown and West Chester to secure a win at their first quad meet of the season Saturday night. The team’s efforts were

Huskers Defeat Illinois To Finish Dual Season Undefeated
The Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the University of Illinois this past weekend claiming a 169-131 victory to complete an undefeated dual meet season. During the 2016-2017 season, Nebraska won over Iowa State, South Dakota State, Kansas, and now Illinois – their lone Big Ten opponent of the season.

Nebraska shows improvement, loses to Oklahoma | Sports |
After a second place finish in their debut last weekend, the Husker men’s gymnastics team continued their quest to resolve their ‘unfinished business,’ taking on No. 1 ranked Oklahoma Saturday

The wide receiver question: Will Nebraska get one final wideout in the 2017 class?
LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska's main goal for the 2017 class was to load up on wide receivers. Nebraska coach Mike Riley, offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf

Huskers Fall to West Virginia - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Morgantown, W.V. --- Despite a valiant effort, the No. 8 Nebraska rifle team fell to the second-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers on Sunday by a score of 4,710-4,646, suffering just its second loss of the season.

Elsewhere In Sports

Spoiler alert: No Nebraska to be found on this list.

The Top 100 College Football Games of 2016
Ranking the 2016 season's 100 best college football games, a love letter to an awesome year

State rep introduces bill to stop Iowa from playing Friday night football games -
The Big Ten’s lining up Friday games. A legislator’s trying to keep Iowa out of them forever.

The pain you can't see. Erin Andrews on cancer.
Her safety belt clicked shut. As her highly public and emotionally draining civil trial entered a weekend break, Erin Andrews sunk into her seat, wishful that her flight—Nashville to Minneapolis to visit her boyfriend—would allow for two hours of solitude. Not so. Her seat neighbor kept glancing over.

Then There's This

The hell of Apollo 1: Pure oxygen, a single spark, and death in 17 seconds | Ars Technica
"I heard them scream get me out of here. And then there was dead silence on the pad."

Oh good. The last thing we need is a rich dude with no political experience to run for president.

Zuckerberg says he’s not currently planning to run for president | TechCrunch
Speculation that Facebook CEO Mark  Zuckerberg could run for president has been brewing in recent weeks. His personal goal for 2017 is speaking with people..