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David McGee

Shall we sum up the week's news?

The giraffe is still pregnant (at least when I wrote this last night). The CIA is probably listening to you right now. My Jackrabbits are going dancing and the Spearfish, SD police came close, but could not quite solve, one of life's great mysteries.

The Husker men open B1G tournament play today but one has to wonder what they have left in the tank. They have all the appearances of a team that has packed it up and cleaned out their lockers. Do they have one last surprising run in them?

Nebraska vs Penn State - 2:00 p.m. CST on ESPN2.

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Corn Flakes

We are a volleyball school. This should make us happy.
Huskers begin Beach Volleyball Season on Wednesday - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE;
The Nebraska beach volleyball team begins its fifth season on Wednesday with a match against Missouri Baptist at the David and Ca...

Huskers finish fourth at Big Ten wrestling championships | News Channel Nebraska 21 and B103
Nebraska shook off Saturday’s rough start by finishing fourth at the Big Ten championships Sunday afternoon at Assembly Hall.

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[video] Nebraska plays New Zealand national anthem before Tai Webster's final home game.

Gerry takes his turn at NFL Combine; one of Diaco's former defenders shines | Husker football |
Nate Gerry continued in his pursuit to impress NFL personnel Monday morning, completing his on-field testing at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Gerry, Carter represent Nebraska at the NFL combine | Sports |
The NFL scouting combine is in full swing, and there are two Huskers representing Nebraska in Indianapolis.

Hundreds of Husker fans camp out for Husker volleyball exhibition tickets | Big Red Today blog |
Husker volleyball fans waited for their chance to see Nebraska in an exhibition game against Colorado State University in Kearney.

Book on life of Husker soccer star Cooper now available | News |
Soccer star Jenna Cooper didn’t know her life would be taken at 21, yet she lived her life like she knew it all along. From her childhood in Louisville to...

Elsewhere In Sports

Northern Kentucky, IN THEIR FIRST YEAR OF NCAA TOURNEY ELIGIBILITY, is going to the Big Dance.It is a nice story when you get past the jealousy.
Northern Kentucky earns NCAA tournament berth in first season of eligibility
The Norse defeated Milwaukee 59-53 to win the Horizon League on Tuesday.

Nike Pro Hijab gives important validation to Muslim women athletes
It shouldn't take a global brand like Nike to legitimize the inclusion of Muslim women in sports, but it certainly can't hurt, writes espnW's Kavitha A. Davidson.

Brotherly love lives in the Big 12
The Big 12 now has four sets of brothers coaching within the league, creating a potentially unusual dynamic on and off the field.

Daniel Faalele has football coaches drooling before his first snap |
Daniel Faalele, a 6'9, 396-pound teenager from Australia, has landed in Florida. He barely knows what a first down is, but so what? His impact is already...

2016’s college football coach firings show contract extensions remain risky -
Locking up a winning coach always feels like a smart idea at the time.

Then There's This

Americans’ sex lives have gone limp—lovemaking fell ~15% since the ’90s | Ars Technica
Decline linked to more singletons and less frisky married couples.

Maintaining an active sex life may lead to improved job satisfaction, engagement in work | News and Research Communications | Oregon State University
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Maintaining a healthy sex life at home boosts employees’ job satisfaction and engagement at the office, underscoring the value of a strong work-life balance, an Oregon State University researcher has found.

I love my job. I hope you do too. Have a great Wednesday Corn Nation!