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It’s kind of a slow news day, but we make the most of it. March Madness again! Your daughters should be encouraged toward science.. mostly so they can stay away from stupid men.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Purdue vs Iowa State Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Three Big Ten teams continue their journey In the NCAA basketball tourney, which begins again today as Michigan takes on Oregon and Purdue takes on top-seeded Kansas. Tomorrow Wisconsin will take on Florida. Wisconsin is the only team of the three favored to advance, but I hope somehow that Purdue could take out Kansas because screw the old Big 12 and the hell with Kansas.

I hope all three can advance mostly because I am enjoying all the basketball nerds who are going bonkers about the fact that the ACC only has one team left for the Big Ten has three. I realize it doesn’t affect Nebraska all that much and in fact in the long term may make it more difficult for our program to be successful. I don’t care. Screw everybody else.

Nebraska signee Austin Allen on the group chat that changed the Huskers’ 2017 recruiting class

Everyone is in it. All 20 commits, and it connects a class that stretches from Calabasas, Calif., to Concord, Del. And after months of hearing about it, the 3-star tight end square in the middle of the country, Allen, is finally the one willing to share a few details about it.

Adam Carriker Interviews Larry The Cable Guy

This is part 2, all about Larry’s love for Husker football.

CN After Dark on Facebook Live

This was a step forward in my attempt at doing Facebook Live videos. I promise I’ll get better, whatever that means.

Home Runs Power Huskers to 15-11 Win - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Fueled by three home runs, the Nebraska softball team scored a season-high 15 runs in a 15-11 victory over Omaha on Wednesday afternoon in the highest-scoring game in Bowlin Stadium history.

Webster Named to NABC All-District Team - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Nebraska senior guard Tai Webster earned his second all-district honor on Wednesday, as he was a second-team All-District 7 selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Big-game jitters: Coyotes no match for wolves’ hunting prowess | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

It may have replaced the dwindling eastern wolf atop many food chains, but the eastern coyote lacks the chops to become the big-game hunter of an ecosystem, new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ecologist shows.

It’s always been interesting to me how wolves are portrayed in fiction. We see wolves as some kind of terrifying predator – movies regularly portray wolves as attacking humans, folklore includes wolves attacking humans, and all of that stuff is largely myth. Challenge yourself and spend 10 minutes today looking up how many attacks by wolves have been made against humans in North America over the past 100 years.

Wolves have gotten the shit end of the stick for a long time, mostly because it’s convenient because we don’t want them killing our livestock regardless of what happens were the wolves to disappear.

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to play Lied | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 26 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

University suspends Phi Gamma Delta fraternity until 2020 | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has suspended its chapter of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity until May 2020, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan N. Franco said today.

I want to make comments here about frats and “reckless alcohol use”, but... well, hell, it just seems redundant. You might say that “reckless alcohol use” was part of college life, but it always seemed to me that that frat boy would take advantage of whatever of their younger brothers were drunk as hell rather than bothering to look out for them.

New Extension publication addresses petroleum pipelines | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

"Assessing Petroleum Pipelines – Facts and Safety" was written by Steven S. Sibray, geoscientist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, and Douglas R. Hallum, hydrogeologist at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte.

Study examines how, why adolescence halts girls' interest in science | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Past research has shown that enthusiasm for science is the same for girls and boys until a drop among females between fourth and eighth grades. Sociologists at Nebraska took a closer look at why this happens and found that gender norms, stereotypes and, interestingly, friendships may be playing a large role.

So one would take this to be about role models for young girls more than anything.

When I was studying engineering at Nebraska I had a woman friend of mine who was exceptionally bright except that when we went to the bars she would immediately turn into a complete moron. She would go so far as to alter her voice and talk in a higher pitch, flip her hair around and twirl it on her fingers when she was talking to a guy. She laughed at the most inane of jokes, pick up lines, going so far as to change her vocabulary to make sure she didn’t use any big words.

It drove me nuts.

I asked her why she acted like such an idiot around men when we were out socially. She said, “men don’t like smart women”. I replied, “you mean, stupid men don’t like smart women.” I then proceeded to tell her that it drove me nuts and that she should just be herself regardless of who she was around.

She didn’t talk to me anymore after that.

Ag land values decline for third consecutive year | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The average Nebraska agricultural land value has declined by about 10 percent over the past year, according to preliminary findings from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Farm Real Estate Market Survey. This marks the third consecutive year of decline, totaling about 15 percent for weighted average farmland value in Nebraska.

Good news for those who might want to buy land, really bad news for those who took out loans or borrowed against that increased land value. This is the kind of stuff that leads to financial crises in the farm communities.


Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes is the most lovable player in NCAA tournament -

The Wisconsin senior is a delight on and off the court.

The Lonzo Ball vs. De'Aaron Fox rematch will tell NBA scouts everything they need to know -

Lonzo Ball and De'Aaron Fox are both projected top-10 picks in the NBA draft. They square off for the second time this season in the Sweet 16.

UConn women's basketball fans bought so many tickets that their opponents got locked out -

NCAA tournament scheduling gave the Huskies a "neutral location" game less than two hours from home.

Minnesota Football: Gophers return to practice after provost appeal - The Daily Gopher

Three football players won appeals and two players lost appeals over a university panel’s recommended punishments stemming from an alleged sexual assault



Nick Saban dropped this 3-minute rant in response to a question about ball-control offense -

He was not happy with this one at all. Or do you do what everybody else in the media does — just create some shit, throw it on the wall and see what sticks, which is what I see happening everywhere. People who scream the loudest, they kind of get the attention.”

Mike Leach got kicked out of P.E. square dancing when he was young -

But let it be known that he was "borderline great" at dodgeball.

We can always count on Nick Saban and Mike Leach to provide some entertainment when things are slow as hell, which is right now.

Then There’s This

I could care less that Kristi Yamaguchi told Nancy Kerrigan to break a leg.. but it’s the responses on her twitter timeline that are pretty well done.