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Corn Flakes: Which Was Worse - Nebrasketball or End of Oscars?

Sunday night was full of debacle.

89th Annual Academy Awards - Backstage Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images

It’s getting very hard to defend Tim Miles as the head coach of Nebraska men’s basketball team. They played so well and blew out Penn State, then fight back to defeat Ohio State by one point and just when things are looking really good, you play two crap fest games in a row against a struggling Michigan State team and an Illinois team that is all but run out of hope.

I ended up watching the Oscars last night because my son wanted to watch it so I gave up the big TV. I watched the basketball game on my laptop while simultaneously watching what turned out to be a pretty entertaining Oscar ceremony. Jimmy Kimmel’s constant skewering of Matt Damon was hilarious as was the bit where they brought the people from the tour bus into the Oscars. It was fun to watch because right when you thought it would be filled with political diatribes (there were moments), Kimmel and the Oscars decided that they wouldn’t (for once) take themselves so seriously.

Watching candy come down on celebrities in balloons was a lot more enjoyable than watching an Illinois team rain threes on our so-called defense.

I’ve preached patience with Miles most of the season and I still feel like it’s the right direction to go. We have the most athletic team we’ve had in a while and we have better players coming, but if this is how they’re going to respond to the talk that their coach’s job is on the line maybe it’s time to let Miles go.

Which was worse? The end of the Oscars where Warren Beatty read the wrong card and gave the wrong award to the wrong movie people or Nebraska’s debacle against Illinois?

Given that I don’t really care about the Oscars all that much, and honestly haven’t seen a lot of the movies, and the Nebraska debacle against Illinois may cost Tim Miles his job, I’d have to go with the latter.

The Nebraska baseball team went 1 – 3 over the weekend. Granted, they played some pretty good competition. It’s not time to freak out yet but some timely hitting would have made the weekend that much better.


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Jessica Shepard scored a season-high 32 points and Hannah Whitish added a career-high 24 to lead the Nebraska women’s basketball team to a 76-74 overtime win over Michigan State on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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