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Flakes is all over the board today - including a food rant.

David McGee

Future bright with Miles at helm - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Miles’ future was never a topic or a concern in the Nebraska locker room, both Miles and Jacobson said. “I don’t want my guys to worry about that, so we just don’t even talk about it,” Miles said. “Speculation is speculation. It is what it is. I look forward to next season. I think Husker basketball will be tough to deal with. If we’re looking for a model, you don’t have to go far for Minnesota.”

I’m perfectly okay with Miles returning next season and being given another chance with the roster he’s assembled, but the “future is bright” stuff is a little much until he’s actually proven he can win with the roster and not fall apart at the end of season like the team has done the last three.

I realize that Huskers.com exists to sell the program, but, geez.

Can Big Ten Roots + Husker Pride = Transformation? - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Three new defensive coaches are wearing red polos this spring at Nebraska, and two have deep Iowa roots – defensive coordinator Bob Diaco and safeties coach Bob Elliott.

Both highly respected coaches marvel at Nebraska’s rich football tradition, and if you didn’t know their backgrounds, you would have walked away from Tuesday’s presser wondering how anyone could be more excited than two former Hawkeyes who landed in Lincoln at the same time.

Davis settling in on the outside

Nebraska defender Alex Davis switched positions this offseason, but the now outside linebacker said he hasn’t let himself think too much about it. Instead, he said he’s taking the coaching and learning the position in hopes of helping the Huskers settle into a 3-4 defense.

Seven Huskers Seeded for NCAA Championships - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

All seven of Nebraska’s NCAA Championships qualifiers earned seeds, when the NCAA released its brackets for each weight class on Wednesday. Six Huskers are seeded in the top 10 of their respective weight classes, led by No. 4 seed Tyler Berger at 157 pounds. Berger, a sophomore from Prineville, Ore., will make his second career NCAA appearance after making it to the Round of 12 last season. He leads all Husker starters with 32 wins this season.

What We Learned: Penn State Nittany Lions 76, Nebraska Cornhuskers 67 - BT Powerhouse

What can we take away from Penn State’s overtime victory over Nebraska?

Penn State Eliminates Nebraska with 76-67 Overtime Victory - Black Shoe Diaries

Mike Watkins led the way and set a Big Ten Tournament record with eight blocks.

With all the great basketball and great basketball players in the Big Ten throughout the years, and this guy sets a friggin’ record against us in the play-in game. Good grief.

Changing minds: Study tracks shift in favor of legalized marijuana | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

With marijuana now legal in some form in 28 states and Washington, D.C., it is evident that Americans are rethinking the drug’s place in society.

Morrill Hall to host laser-filled weekend | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

"Laser Led Zeppelin" (50 minutes; not suitable for children), 8 p.m. March 10; 3 and 8 p.m. March 11: This rock show features many of the band's hits, including "Immigrant Song," "Over the Hills and Far Away," "Dazed and Confused," "Whole Lotta Love" and "Stairway to Heaven."

That “not suitable for children” label... well, this is one for the stoners, isn’t it?

Prototype may lower barriers to growing new cells | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers recently introduced a prototype system that could reduce the cost and complexity of growing patient-derived cells, advancing the cause of personalized therapies that replace damaged or dead cells to regenerate tissues in the body.

Innovation Campus welcomes new partner to Biotech Connector | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Adjuvance, a privately held biopharmaceutical company, empowers health through fundamental breakthroughs in vaccine adjuvant design and manufacturing. Adjuvants are critical components that are added to many vaccines to improve the immune response.

NET launches virtual capitol website | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

To coincide with Nebraska’s sesquicentennial celebration, NET has launched an interactive, online exploration of the Nebraska State Capitol building.

Law partnership targets underrepresented students | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The University of Nebraska College of Law and University of Nebraska at Omaha have launched a new program designed to encourage students in underrepresented communities to pursue a legal education.

Nebraska’s online MBA program ranked world’s best value | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Financial Times has ranked the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's online Master of Business Administration program the No. 1 best value online MBA program in the world.

Students launch robotics outreach project | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The Computer Science and Engineering Ambassadors have formed a robotics club at Culler Middle School, introducing computing and engineering concepts to the next generation of students. The ambassadors group spends about two hours at the school every Tuesday, helping 10 to 20 sixth-graders build and program machinery.

When you’re a college student at the University of Nebraska you are too young to realize what parents come to know after they’ve raised their children to maturity; that middle school isn’t full of young eager children thirsting to learn, it’s full of savages.

Yes, savages. You read “Lord Of The Flies” didn’t you? It wasn’t fiction.

Teaching a group of middle school children to build robots is much like saying that you’re preparing them to attack all the other middle schools in Nebraska to create as much mayhem as possible.

This wouldn’t be so bad if in the future they use their massive robot army to take over both Iowa and Colorado, and enslave all of their people to do our bidding, but one might doubt that will ever get that far.

Nebraska cornerbacks coach Donte Williams on Lamar Jackson: Be patient

Nebraska CB Lamar Jackson was the Huskers’ highest-rated recruit in the 2016 class, ranked the No. 5 safety in the nation by 247Sports. Landing him was a huge win for the Huskers on the recruiting trail.

Nebraska center Jordy Tshimanga: ‘I would’ve definitely’ considered transferring out if Tim Miles wasn’t coming back

“I would’ve definitely reconsidered my options if it wasn’t him at the head coach position,” the Huskers’ freshman center told Land of 10 Wednesday night after the Cornhuskers fell to Penn State at the Big Ten Tournament, ending their season with a 76-67 overtime defeat.

It remains to be seen how many transfers we’ll see after this season. Transfers are big part of the college basketball process.

Dear Tim,

We’re not bored. It’s that with this new technology called the internets, there is no limit and no requirement on the number of words we need to fill a page and leave room for advertising.

We are therefore commanded, subconciously or not, to write forever articles examining every perspective, including those where you’re not only fired, but subjected to all manners of torture and public humiliation. It’s for the web hitz, Tim. Our overlords demand web hitz.

Next season, your overlord is gonna demand wins, otherwise, this was nothing but a stay of execution. A fairly lengthy one, but a stay nonetheless.

NEWS

Michigan Basketball plane involved in accident, but everyone is safe - Maize n Brew

A scary scene, but all is well now

Minnesota will self report a NCAA secondary violation for P.J. Fleck - The Daily Gopher

This still isn’t a big deal.

2017’s major conference tournaments are way too dang far away from schools, on average - The Crimson Quarry

The Pac-12, ACC, and Big Ten conference tournaments are all miles away from where they should be. We researched exactly how far away each school was from the site they were playing.

No one wants to go to the Big Ten Tournament - The Crimson Quarry

Resale market ticket prices are not an encouraging sign.

Rutgers Outworks Ohio State for 66-57 Win To Advance In B1G Tournament - On the Banks

Our prayers were answered! In a game that was an opportunity for Rutgers to make a major statement to the rest of the Big Ten, they delivered. After falling into a quick 6-0 hole that ballooned to a 15-5 deficit, this team showed real mettle and gave Ohio State a battle they never saw coming.

Wow. I bet Buckeye fans are happy to have Thad Matta back at the helm, too.

Ohio State-Rutgers final score: Bucks fall to Rutgers in the 2017 Big Ten Tournament, 66-57 - Land-Grant Holy Land

The Buckeyes couldn’t rebound, and they couldn’t shoot free throws, and they paid for it.

Then There’s This

Years of Ethics Charges, but Star Cancer Researcher Gets a Pass

Dr. Carlo Croce was repeatedly cleared by OhioState University, which reaped millions from his grants. Now, he faces new whistle-blower accusations.

If this were about sports, we’d be ALL OVER IT.

Bacon, soda & too few nuts tied to big portion of US deaths | Fox News

Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Overeating or not eating enough of the 10 foods and nutrients contributes to nearly half of U.S. deaths from these causes, the study suggests.

Emphasis mine.

I’m not normally one to look at a Fox News website for anything, but this caught my eye. Look at that emphasis – NEARLY HALF? That’s a crap load of dying from something that’s easily preventable by merely changing your habits and your attitudes.

"Good" foods that were under-eaten include: nuts and seeds, seafood rich in omega-3 fats including salmon and sardines; fruits and vegetables; and whole grains.

"Bad" foods or nutrients that were over-eaten include salt and salty foods; processed meats including bacon, bologna and hot dogs; red meat including steaks and hamburgers; and sugary drinks.

I don’t mean to get up on a high horse here, but I’m going to anyway. What is it that is so wrong with nuts, fish, and fruits and vegetables that people just won’t eat them? Is there some kind attitude we have, as men particularly, that makes us feel more manly if we are eating shit that’s eventually going to kill us?

I understand bacon, but you can swap pork bacon for turkey bacon and get the same effect without the massive fat intake. I don’t understand baloney and hotdogs. First of all baloney is the most bland shit available, and why anybody would eat hot dog and claim it to be a food item is beyond me. Maybe it’s all you can get at the ballpark. That’s sad.

I go on social media and I see people constantly tweeting pictures of their food and 90% of the time there tweeting pictures of food that’s in this category of bad food that’s gonna kill us.

I’ll be blunt. If you think eating fruits and vegetables makes you less manly, you are a moron.

I feel better having ranted about it. Have a good, healthy rest of your day.