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Goooood morning! It’s the day after Christmas and we are all happy and back to work, right?

I woke up this morning and drove 2 hours home to make it to work today in snow covered roads and below zero temperatures. Nothing screams the holidays than passing a 2008 Cavalier with blowing snow across the road at 5 am.

It’s the little things like these that make it fun to live on the great plains.

Anyway, not a whole lot happened yesterday as college football took a break and a handful of games were played in the professional ranks. But, there were a few things that I can run by you today.

Today’s Bowls

2017-18 College Football Bowl schedule: DMan's picks, TV for Dec. 26-27 games |
Duke faces Northern Illinois in the Quick Lane Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

UCLA vs. Kansas State: How the Bruins and Wildcats match up for the Cactus Bowl - LA Times
The marquee matchup in the Cactus Bowl will be UCLA receiver Jordan Lasley vs. the Kansas State secondary. The Wildcats may or may not face UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, whose availability has remained uncertain because of a concussion.

Duke vs. Northern Illinois, Quick Lane Bowl: Prediction, pick, line, odds, live stream -
Everything you need to know to watch and pick the Quick Lane Bowl on Tuesday

WVU, Utah set in Heart of Dallas Bowl | WVU Gameday |
DALLAS — WVU’s football players didn’t exactly have a traditional Christmas.

Huskers Sports and Related

Nebraska football: Scott Frost plays Santa with plenty of Christmas Day offers
Today's Big Red Rising looks at the offers Nebraska coach Scott Frost and his staff sent out to recruits on Christmas, and more.

Scott Frost's blueprint for Nebraska: Recruit smart, no short cuts
Scott Frost's formula is a mix of playing-days concepts melded with a new-age offense, of a roll-up-your-sleeves dedication to toughness.

Chris Jones joins former Husker teammates Drew Brown and Joshua Kalu with all-star game assignments | Big Red Today blog |
Chris Jones will be following his Nebraska football career with a trip to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which announced several invitations Friday on Twitter.

New Concordia volleyball coach got his start in Cook's program, digging strikes from ex-Husker greats | Volleyball |
Ben Boldt had the résumé. He also got a strong recommendation from a former boss. John Cook.

Other Sports & Musings

DeAndre Hopkins Makes A Catch To Remember
It’s mostly been a forgettable night for the Texans, but DeAndre Hopkins added some sparkle to the festivities with an incredible circus catch that held up after the mandatory video review. Congratulations, everyone, you have a new “tale of the glories” to tell at Christmases long to come. Imagine what Hopkins could do with a competent quarterback!

College basketball rankings: Villanova still holds top spot |
Michigan State comes in at No. 2 and other teams that the Huskers will be playing here soon.

NFL Week 17 picks: Titans blow shot at playoffs, winless Browns finish season 0-16 -
Wondering which NFL teams are going to win in Week 17? You've come to the right place to find out

Outgoing coach Todd Graham reflects on his seasons at Arizona State
Over the last month, dismissed ASU coach Todd Graham packed up an office he never thought he would leave. What's next for him?