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Flakes: Baseball, Copeland’s Status Uncertain, and Pineapple Art

The softball team has concluded the regular season and Stanley Jean-Baptiste is probably down to his last shot in the NFL.

Jon Johnston

Tonight, Nebraska baseball takes on Creighton in the rubber match of the season series. The game will be on the CBS Sports Network and starts at 7 pm CDT.

Huskers set for series finale vs. Creighton
The Nebraska baseball team travels to Creighton for game 3 of the I-80 rivalry on Wednesday.

The softball team starts the Big Ten tournament Thursday and are the 5 seed. Entering last weekend’s series with Purdue, the Huskers had a chance at being as high as the 2 seed and a very good chance at a first round bye (top 4 seeds). Instead they got swept by Purdue ending their regular season at 24-28.

Nebraska Falls at Purdue in Regular-Season Finale - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
A six-run third inning powered Purdue to a 6-3 victory over the Nebraska softball team on Monday, securing a three-game series sweep for the Boilermakers in the final series of the regular season.

Huskers Aim For Deep Run at Big Ten Tournament - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska softball team takes aim at a conference title this weekend at the 2017 Big Ten Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich

Corn Flakes - Riley, Eichorst pushing for earlier signing day
The landscape of college football recruiting has obviously changed quite a bit over the course of Mike Riley’s coaching career, and he thinks things could look even more different over the next few years.

Riley appreciates how quickly QB Lee adapted | Husker Sports |
Mike Riley likes Tanner Lee’s arm strength and decision-making. He likes something else off the field that is maybe just as important.

Isaac Copeland’s eligibility appeal still undetermined while Huskers fill out roster, personnel positions | Men's Basketball |
The question of whether forward Isaac Copeland’s Nebraska basketball career will cover 1½ seasons of play or two remained unanswered Monday.

Photo Gallery: Track and Field Nebraska Invitational 5-6-17 - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Track and Field Nebraska Invitational 5-6-17

Chiefs sign former Saints second-rounder Stanley Jean-Baptiste | ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs churned the bottom of the roster Tuesday, and gave another chance to one of the draft busts of recent memory. They announced they signed six free agents, including cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste.

Husker golfer Kate Smith fires 78 in opening round at NCAA regionals | Big Red Today |
Nebraska’s Kate Smith shot an opening-round 78 on the first day of the NCAA women’s golf Columbus regional Monday.

Why the Nebraska-Iowa rivalry needs more Brian Ferentz firebombs — and a lot more healthy spite
LINCOLN, Neb. — Throw us a bone here. Annoying sibling? Mouthy cousin? Cubicle pest? Lodge taint? How does the typical Nebraska Cornhuskers fan see the ty...

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Penn State frat pledge's skin had turned gray by morning after fall, prosecutor says - ABC News
Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza died after falling down stairs at a frat.

Then There’s This

Facebook’s New AI Could Lead to Translations That Actually Make Sense | WIRED
Facebook's new technique borrows from image recognition to make translations faster and more accurate. And it's free.

Robot Performs First-Ever Surgery Inside Human Eye - NBC News
In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye, greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina.

Students left a pineapple in the middle of an exhibition and people mistook it for art | The Independent
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