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The Husker softball team forgot they were bad and gymnastics is a crazy sport that requires young kids to make life-altering decisions. A Husker team is going for their sixth national championship and there is a pool made of glass suspended 500 feet in the air.

Because I could not find a picture of Husker bowling or softball
Because I could not find a picture of Husker bowling or softball
David McGee

Good Wednesday morning Corn Nation! The Husker bowling team (What team did you think I was talking about?) starts Thursday in their quest for a sixth national championship. Bill Straub's squad is the #1 seed. Huskers Ready for NCAA Bowling Championship - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

The baseball team picked up their 20th win of the season vs K-State last night. The softball team takes on Iowa in a doubleheader tonight starting at 3 p.m. CDT.

Don't look now, but that young, overwhelmed squad we saw early in the season has now picked up eight straight wins, including a sweep of the then-ranked Wisconsin Badgers. Even more impressive? All eight wins have come on the road.

To this point of the season, the Huskers have played the 2nd most difficult schedule, based on opponent's win %. The schedule lightens up considerably and they have a chance to take their 16-20 record and turn it into something that could get them consideration for postseason play.

Nebraska Takes 8-Game Winning Streak to Iowa - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska softball team wraps up its string of eight consecutive Big Ten Conference road games when the Huskers travel to Iowa City on Wednesday to battle the Iowa Hawkeyes in a doubleheader.

Husker softball bring more victories home after weekend sweep | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
After winning every game the past two weeks, Nebraska went into its series against Rutgers with some serious momentum.

NU softball prepares for midweek doubleheader at Iowa
The Nebraska softball team wraps up its string of eight consecutive Big Ten Conference road games when the Huskers travel to Iowa City on Wednesday to battle the Iowa Hawkeyes in a doubleheader. First pitch for the doubleheader is set for 3 p.m. and both games will be televised live on the Big Ten Network. Fans can also tune in to a free radio broadcast of both games on Huskers.com, courtesy of the IMG College Husker Sports Network.

Corn Flakes

Huskers rename award to honor Foltz - CBSSports.com
Nebraska honored the legacy of Sam Foltz with the Sam Foltz 27 Hero Award.

Spring Game recruiting weekend 'huge" for Huskers | Husker football | journalstar.com
There was a time, and this probably still occurs in some places, when college football programs did not even have 50 fans watching their final spring practice.

NEB WGYM: Huskers Set for NCAA Championships - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com
The 14th-seeded Nebraska women’s gymnastics team gears up for the NCAA Championships, as the Cornhuskers will compete in NCAA Semifinal II this Friday at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo.

Husker gymnastics brings home fifth place, individual gold medal | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
The Husker men’s gymnastics team finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships, its highest finish since joining the Big Ten.

CEHS students shine at Husker athletic honors | College of Education and Human Sciences | University of Nebraska–Lincoln
This year’s Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year and Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient was two-time all-America Tierra Williams, a long jump and triple jump specialist on the Husker track and field team.

Nebraska defensive end Peyton Newell is ready for his chance at playing time
Nebraska junior defender Peyton Newell is ready for his chance to get on the field.

Coach Miles had a bad day.

No injuries when pickup strikes SUV of Huskers’ coach Miles | KTIC Radio Nebraska coach Tim Miles was not hurt but his sport utility vehicle sustained $5,000 in damage when it was struck by a driver who failed to yield at an intersection south of downtown Lincoln.

Nebraska recruiting notebook: 2018 QB Spencer Petras to get look from Huskers coaches, update on spring game visitors Nebraska 2018 QB target Spencer Petras on his visit to Lincoln, and how the Huskers will be recruiting him during the evaluation period.

Former Husker Tai Webster will play in Portsmouth Invitational | Big Red Today blog | omaha.com
Former Husker Tai Webster will get an opportunity to showcase his talents at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

Elsewhere In Sports

Wrong opinion is wrong.

Friday college football games are good, so stop complaining | SI.com
Schools and fans are fighting back against the Big Ten's push for Friday night games. But why? Friday games are good for college football

UCLA's Olympic gymnasts wagered fortune and fame against college eligibility
UCLA heads to the NCAA championships with three Olympic gold medalists in its ranks. But Madison Kocian, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber couldn't have taken more different paths to get there.

Woof Cyclones.

How long has it been since each college team's last 1st-round NFL draft pick? - SBNation.com
If you're not Iowa State, there's a good chance your team's at least had one since 1973.

Then There's This

This Glass Bottomed Sky Pool is Suspended 500 Feet from the Ground | ArchDaily
From the soaring infinity pool on top of Marina Bay Sands to a glass-bottomed pool hovering over a mountainous Italian landscape, it’s safe to say...

Aren't you glad someone took time to research this? Sigh.

You're tying your shoes wrong: Bad knots, walking untie laces
The scientific evidence is now clear: we all tie our shoelaces wrong.

25% of U.S. driving could be done by self-driving cars by 2030, study finds | TechCrunch
Self-driving still seems to be a ways off from active public use on regular roads, but once it arrives, it could ramp very quickly, according to a new study..

Scientists have found a second, unexpected great spot on Jupiter | Ars Technica
This feature probably has existed for thousands of years, and perhaps much longer.