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Flakes: Big Ten Tournament Starts Today

Baseball, the history of the dunk, and the Dutch King has a second job.

The Big Ten baseball tournament starts today with four games. The Huskers play in the 3rd game of the day at 4 pm central. There is significant chances for rain today, so expect some delays and some games to end up being played tomorrow.

Keith will have game threads and updates, so stay tuned here at Corn Nation for those.


This is the time of year when you can’t have enough pitchers. The Huskers are in decent shape there, but the loss of four pitchers (maybe five?) to season-ending injuries (Tillotson, Eddins, Curry, Engelken are the ones I can remember offhand) will be noticed during this stretch. Conference tournament and regional play adds up to a lot of games in a short period of time. I have confidence in the pitching staff, let’s hope the offense continues to show up as well.

Corn Flakes

Broncos roster 2017: Inside linebacker Josh Banderas - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos are no stranger to unearthing undrafted free agent linebackers from the University of Nebraska. Josh Banderas is hoping to follow in the footsteps of former teammate Zaire Anderson and make the team's final roster.

I wonder what Brian Ferentz has to say about Husker wrestling ‘crootin....

NU wrestling picks up commitment from Iowa prep standout | Wrestling |
Alex Thomsen, arguably the top high school lightweight wrestler in the state of Iowa, has committed to Nebraska for the 2018-19 class.

Hagge Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week | KTIC Radio
The Big Ten Conference released its final weekly awards for the 2017 baseball season on Monday and Nebraska freshman outfielder Mojo Hagge was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Ben Miller savoring final one postseason run - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Senior first baseman pleased he returned for senior season, where positive approach has helped Huskers to top of Big Ten

The baseball team isn’t the only Husker team set up well for postseason action.

Huskers Set for NCAA West Preliminary Round - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska track and field team will compete at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas this week. The action at Mike A. Myers Stadium gets underway on Thursday at 11 a.m., Friday at Noon and Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Huskers are in this article. Do you agree with which team they decided was the best ever for Nebraska?

Best teams ever Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan Wolverines, Penn State Nittany Lions
Was Clemson's 2016 national title team the best in school history? No, actually, and that's what makes ranking the best all-time teams at some of college football's power programs so much fun.

Elsewhere In Sports

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University of Alabama baseball coach Greg Goff informed up to 10 players their scholarships would not be renewed, a violation of NCAA rules, The Tuscaloosa News has learned.

How basketball’s first dunker won gold on Hitler’s home court -
Discover the history behind the dazzling basketball play we've all come to know and love.

Unique Brissett's recruitment exposed as fake |
Unique Brissett might not exist at all.

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Arizona senior Katiyana Mauga has hit 91 home runs in her career and will be swinging for the fences this weekend at Hillenbrand Stadium. Former Oklahoma star Lauren Chamberlain, who holds the NCAA record with 95, is watching with mixed emotions.

Then There’s This

Researchers find dozens of genes associated with measures of intelligence | Ars Technica
Lots of genes, but a cumulatively small impact.

I know what you are thinking. The Netherlands has a king? With a last name of “Heemstra” I probably should have known that.

Dutch King Willem-Alexander Reveals He Was KLM Pilot for 21 Years - NBC News
Dutch king Willem-Alexander revealed he has been co-piloting KLM flights twice a month for 21 years in addition to royal duties.