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Flakes: Baseball Draft and Who Invented Email?

We check in on some Huskers in the NFL, the craziness of football recruiting, and Netflix.

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A large storm system moved across eastern Nebraska yesterday evening. We did not get much as everything went around us. That might be for the best as most in the path of this experienced either large hail (west of us) or high winds (east of us). We could really use some rain, but I’m still patching things from the last hail storm.

The big news on the Husker sports front is the Major League Baseball Draft. Seniors Miller, Burkamper, and Schleppenbach, all have an eye on a future pro career. Juniors Alvarado, Hohensee, Schreiber, and Meyers are all draft-eligible and could make the decision to leave early if their name is called today. The first 10 rounds were completed Monday and Tuesday with round 11 starting today.

Even though no current Huskers have been selected in the early rounds, Nebraska did not emerge unscathed. Incoming freshman pitcher John Swanda was selected in the fourth round and won’t make it to Lincoln. It is not official until he signs his contract, but...yeah.

Los Angeles Angels draft Nebraska signee John Swanda in fourth round | Big Red Today blog |
Darin Erstad seems to have lost one of his signees to the MLB draft. John Swanda, a right-handed pitcher from Des Moines, was selected Tuesday in the fourth round with

Baseball: Huskers wait to hear names called
A number of Huskers will wait to hear their names called in the Major League Baseball Draft.

Corn Flakes

NU assistant Michael Lewis staying with Huskers after interviewing for Butler head coaching vacancy | News Channel Nebraska 21 and B103
Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles checked one worry off his list over the weekend, knowing his staff of assistants would stay intact.

CBS ranks Nebraska football among top Big Ten coaching jobs
The good news is the Huskers are among the best, the bad news is there are plenty ahead of them

Best NFL draft picks of century: Top selections from Nebraska -
Ndamukong Suh is No. 1, of course, but who else makes the list of Nebraska's top five NFL draft picks since 2000? Find out as our school-by-school series continues.

Despite scary injury in January, Zaire Anderson still enthusiastic about continuing career | ProFootballTalk
Linebacker Zaire Anderson found himself unable to move temporarily after he was knocked unconscious during the Denver Broncos' season finale against the Oakland Raiders on New Year's Day. He regained feeling throughout his body soon after and managed to avoid any significant bodily injury.

New England Patriots 2017 roster breakdown: #34w RB Rex Burkhead - Pats Pulpit
Burkhead is a lock to make the roster. But how will his role look like?

Huskers Enjoy Strong Showing at USA Junior World Team Trials - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
four members of the Nebraska wrestling team competed for a spot on the USA junior team

Huskers Earn Three More Second-Team All-America Honors - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska track and field team earned three more second-team All-America honors on the men's final day of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field on Friday.

Elsewhere In Sports

UCF kicker says NCAA rules may force him to give up thriving YouTube channel
Because NCAA athletes cannot profit from their own likeness, Donald De La Haye may have to stop posting videos.

LSU-Texas war persists with Longhorns' new satellite camp |
Texas scheduled a camp with Belhaven University in multiple Louisiana locations before the Division III school canceled the event following pressure f

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors offer scholarship to fifth grader
Hawaii has made a verbal scholarship offer to 11-year-old quarterback Titan Lacaden.

Kent State football player Tyler Heintz dies after workout
Kent State offensive lineman Tyler Heintz died Tuesday after conditioning drills. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Then There’s This

It Was Inevitable, Really: Netflix Is Turning Into HBO | WIRED
Now that Netflix is looking out for its bottom line, its transition to "TV network" seems to be complete.

History by lawsuit: After Gawker’s demise, the “inventor of e-mail” targets Techdirt | Ars Technica
“I defined e-mail! And you guys have got to give me that credit.”