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Flakes: Tommy Armstrong at Receiver?

The Husker quarterback prepares for the NFL by catching passes. A famous soccer player visits Lincoln, women's basketball picks up a much needed win, and Jill prepares for a big change in the weather.

David McGee

There are no Husker events on the calendar for today, but tomorrow (Thursday) gets busy with men's and women's basketball and baseball on the docket.

The normally-reliable softball team is off to a historically bad start (0-8). They are a very young team playing a murder's row schedule, including the three top teams in the country. Hopefully they find a way to bounce back and get through the growing pains.

Don't look now, but the women's basketball team finally put together a complete game and beat a good opponent in Indiana. We all figured it would be a rough year for them with a new coach and so much youth, but this team has been head-scratchingly bad at times. Against Indiana, the freshman showed up in a big way, especially point guard Hannah Whitish. She out-dueled an all-Big Ten caliber player in the Hoosier point guard, Tyra Buss. As a result, she picked up the first weekly honor the Husker women have received from the Big Ten office in being named freshman of the week.

We have been enjoying 60 and 70 degree weather here in northeast Nebraska, but that comes to an end tomorrow with a winter storm watch already issued. A fair bit of snow is on the way--and just when I started working on the garden.

Hopefully you are enjoying the same beautiful weather wherever you are.

Corn Flakes

What’s the catch? Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong works at receiver ahead
 of pro day | Columbus News Team
Tommy Armstrong was always going through the quarterback drills during Nebraska practices, but Keith Williams would notice from time to time just how naturally Armstrong would handle the football or catch it when thrown his way.

An urgent spring awaits Mike Riley, who's learning rapidly about expectations | Big Red Today blog |
More than two years after leaving Oregon State, Mike Riley enters his third spring practice at Nebraska with big questions, having made big changes. The standards and expectations at Nebraska

STOVER: Ed Morrow Jr. instrumental to Huskers' basketball success | Sports |
It doesn’t take a basketball fan to assess how well Nebraska guards Tai Webster and Glynn Watson have played. They’ve been phenomenal.

Demba Ba impressed with 'unbelievable' NAPL - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Professional soccer player in Lincoln to use Nebraska's state-of-the-art performance laboratory while he nears end of rehabilitation from broken leg

Huskers show their resolve, upset Hoosiers - The Grand Island Independent: Latest Huskers News
LINCOLN — When Indiana’s last-ditch shot went wayward and the final horn sounded, Nebraska women’s coach Amy Williams crouched near midcourt in a double-fisted celebration. Her team had just broken an eight-game losing streak.

Whitish Earns Big Ten Freshman Honor - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska's Hannah Whitish earned the first Big Ten Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week award of her career on Monday after helping the Huskers to a 67-64 win over Indiana on Sunday.

Huskers get surprise commit from top-100 recruit | Women's Basketball |
Kayla Mershon hadn’t planned to make a commitment to the Nebraska women’s basketball team when she made the trip from Minnesota for the Huskers' game Sunday, but that’s what she

Husker bowling places first at Crusader Classic | Sports |
The Husker bowlers proved once again why they are the number-one-ranked team in the country, with a first place finish at the Crusader Classic tournament Sunday.

NU wrestling ends dual season with three losses | Sports |
Leading 15-6 through six matches against Virginia Tech, a banged-up Nebraska wrestling squad lost the final four matches on its way to a third straight dual loss Sunday evening.

Nebraska recruiting notebook: The latest in Huskers recruiting news
Nebraska target Brendan Radley-Hiles was invited to The Opening Finals, plus Nebraska offers two running backs over the weekend.

Husker women continue winning streak in tennis | Sports |
It was another dominant weekend by the Nebraska women’s tennis team. After defeating Drake and Colorado State, the team continues its undefeated season with a 9-0 record.

Elsewhere In Sports

Candice Wiggins calls WNBA culture 'harmful,' says she was bullied
Candice Wiggins said constant bullying during her time in the WNBA led to her spirit being broken and her abrupt retirement from the league at age 29 last year.

Oh look, Kansas State made ‘Texas state champs’ t-shirts again -
The Wildcats are currently on a winning streak against every Texas team they've played.

Then There's This

Nasa to host major press conference on 'discovery beyond our solar system' | The Independent
Nasa is to host a major press conference on a "discovery beyond our solar system". The event will see the revelation of major information about exoplanets, or planets that orbit stars other than our sun, according to a release. It made no further mention of the details of what would be revealed.