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Corn Flakes: March Madness Begins With Some Yodeling

It’s University Thursday, and that means University of Nebraska news. That includes Cowboy singing. And Recycling. And Diversity. Oh, and “Handsomepants”

March Madness begins today! I know you’ve got your bracket filled out, and you’ve joined the CN bracket pool because you need yet another option, right?

The mothership did a video where four people who know nothing about basketball pick a bracket. HOLY CRAP WHAT THE HELL CREIGHTON?

These people are insane.

Huskers' game-day recycling lands in Top 10 nationally | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Nebraska scored a Top 10 finish nationally in the 2016 GameDay Recycling Challenge, diverting 27,426 pounds of materials from the landfill.

At first I thought.... around 13.5 tons of garbage doesn’t sound like a whole lot. I mean, let’s face it, Americans are consumer whores, especially when it comes to a game day. Then you read the article, and that 27,426 pounds of trash is only from one game, the 2016 Oregon game.

Read it further, and you find that LSU was first with 78,200 pounds of trash. This somehow makes complete sense, and leaves me wondering - how much of that recycled trash consists of liquor bottles and beer cans? 72,000?

Riders in the Sky to bring Western wit, tunes to Lied | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Longtime comedy band Riders in the Sky will bring their wacky humor and Western wit to the Lied Center's main stage March 24.

I went with these guys as the main photo because why the hell not? When else will I get the chance to show a photo like that on CN? It’s not like any of us dress like that anymore.

Plus, I can yodel. The world would be a much better place if we all could yodel together. Maybe get some gin, some tonic, mix them together, and start yodeling all our fight songs.

Study reveals a 'Wild West' with rules of the biking road | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

New research co-authored by a transportation expert at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests that bicyclists' behavior, like that of motorists, often is governed by unspoken rules of the road.

Gettino family creates scholarship for aspiring communicators | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Students pursuing a career in advertising or public relations at Nebraska will be aided by a new scholarship established by Michael Gettino and his daughter, Sarah Gettino Owens.

Husker Dialogues seeks conversation guides | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Husker Dialogues is an event for incoming students that uses small group discussions to lay the foundation for practicing and engaging in conversations about diversity and inclusion

I do believe the ideas of diversity and inclusion are not nearly as hard as we make them. Too much focus on not being offensive and words when really, all you need to do is see each person you meet the same way you want them to meet you - as an individual and not in the pre-defined box into which you’d like to place them.

Film studies professors launch pop culture book series | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

“Quick Takes,” a new series of short books on popular culture topics edited by Nebraska professors Gwendolyn Audrey Foster and Wheeler Winston Dixon, launches March 17.

Nebraska sociologists probe gaps in rural drug programs | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The study from Nebraska sociologists – one of the first to look at rural and urban access and usage of syringe exchange programs – noted that such prevention programs are not always readily available in rural areas.

What things, besides fresh air (except for Iowa) and an open sky, are more readily available in rural areas?

Huskers Set for Big Ten Championships on Saturday - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

The Big Ten regular-season co-champion Nebraska women’s gymnastics team has its sights set on the Big Ten Championships, which are being held this Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J.

Colgate Named Big Ten Men's Co-Golfer of the Week - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Senior Michael Colgate of Sarasota, Fla. has been awarded the honor of Big Ten Men's Co-Golfer of the Week. Colgate notched a first-place finish against a field of 100 players to win the Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas with an overall score of 135. The senior tallied rounds of 66 and 69 to finish nine-under in a weather-shortened tournament.

Ex-NFLer Fabian Washington is a high school football coach | Bradenton Herald

As one of the area’s defensive backs to play at a Power Five conference school and the NFL, Washington fulfilled that statement on the field. Now he’s continuing in the game as a high school coach.

These racing corgis are the best sports dogs -

Logan Handsomepants.

This happens at Canterbury, which is only maybe about 12-15 miles away from me. “Handsomepants” would be a fine nickname for a linebacker, don’t you think? Or maybe one of our young potentially star wide receivers.

12 recruiting red flags, according to college coaches across the country - FootballScoop

1 – Prospects who have middle-men / trainers / handlers that want to be involved in the decisions of the recruiting process with the kid Coaches at every level of football shared this concern, and it’s clearly becoming a bigger and bigger trend.

There are a lot of interesting points in this article. There are a lot of quotes from Division III coaches, but I can only imagine what kind of crap all coaches at all levels have to put up with.

BTN to provide most baseball & softball coverage in network history « Big Ten Network

BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever in 2017, with over 400 games airing on BTN/BTN2Go and BTN Plus during the upcoming season.

REPORT: Illinois Basketball mulling over massive job offer for Virginia’s Tony Bennett - The Champaign Room

According to Rock M Nation’s Sam Snelling, the Fighting Illini are mulling over a potential $4.8 million/year deal for Virginia’s Tony Bennett.


How Grayson Allen went from young Duke star to March Madness' most hated player -

Grayson Allen's no good, highly controversial, apology-filled junior year made him the consummate heel, and that’s now Duke’s burden to bear.

I hope Duke loses quickly.

8 warning signs that your team is about to suffer a crippling NCAA tournament loss -

The warning signs that your team is about to suffer a crippling NCAA tournament loss.

Writer in Washington rips SDSU Jacks, Sioux Falls sports personalities respond

A writer from "The Independent" in Chewelah, Washington published a story that bullied the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, their mascot, Sioux Falls and the Summit League tournament. Now, locals and Sioux Falls sports personalities are upset he got his facts wrong.

Then There’s This

Yoga pants are destroying the Earth | New York Post

KEY LARGO, Fla. — Comfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that's increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating seafood, according to Gulf Coast researchers launching a two-year study of microscopic plastics in the waters from south Texas to the Florida Keys.

Maybe you should stop wearing them.

Spiders Eat Up to 880 Million Tons of Insects Each Year

Scientists estimate that there are around 131 spiders per every square meter of land on the globe, and in some places up to 1,000 individuals in that area (about the size of a single mattress).

That is a shitload of spiders, spider-haters. In fact, look at this!

A British arachnologist did estimate in 1947 that there were approximately 2.2 trillion spiders in England and Wales alone, Nyffeler noted.