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It is getting dry here on the ranch. We have gotten a couple of small showers, but could use some real rain. We are in much better shape than much of the Dakotas but the drought monitor is getting more colorful around us (not a good thing) each week.

Summer is in full swing and most news is about camps or pure speculation. At least writers seem to have eased up on ranking everything. I guess I’ll put away the draft of “Which Big Ten stadium has the crunchiest popcorn? Number three will shock you!”.

Corn Flakes

Husker notes: Players set for Big Ten Media Days - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Jones, Lee and Weber to represent Nebraska in Chicago; Alvarado and Schreiber returning for senior seasons; incoming freshman softball player garnering national attention

Nebraska baseball: Scott Schreiber returns, has something to prove
The Nebraska baseball slugger was drafted in the 26th round of the 2017 MLB Draft

Huskers will face plenty of experienced QBs | Sports | wahoo-ashland-waverly.com
LINCOLN — While fans eagerly await the next starting quarterback — Tanner Lee — to take a snap at Nebraska, you might want to chew on this: The Huskers will

Article - Scholarship honors alumnus and legendary Huskers administrator Fox Bryant and his wife Pedie - Content | University of Nebraska Foundation
Don “Fox” Bryant, who enjoyed a long and notable career in communications and administration with Nebraska athletics, has been honored with a named scholarship fund.

Huskers host Dream Team Camp
Head coach John Cook and the Nebraska Volleyball program got a glimpse of the future on Monday.

Husker fans have reason for optimism, doubt | HuskersHQ.com | theindependent.com
LINCOLN — Just when you think you’ve seen it all in Nebraska men’s basketball, along came the 2016-17 season.

New Husker assistant Kendric Maple, former All-American at Oklahoma, is tough on recruiting trail, mat | Wrestling | omaha.com
Better late than never, Mark Manning has made Kendric Maple a member of the Nebraska wrestling team.

Jury still out on 2017 Huskers | Sports | columbustelegram.com
From 1993 to 1997, the Nebraska football team was always in the hunt for a national title. The Huskers went an astounding 60-3 during that time with three national championships.

Football helped Elliott in long battle with cancer - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
"Football practices, those are what got him through the days.Football got Bobby through the day."

Elsewhere In Sports

The story of baseball’s first(ish) home run - SBNation.com
Baseball in its early days simply wasn’t built for dingers.

Baylor settles lawsuit with sexual assault survivor | SI.com
Baylor settles lawsuit with woman who alleged sexual assault

Another crack in Major League Baseball's glass ceiling
Jen Pawol and Emma Charlesworth-Seiler are just the second set of women to umpire in affiliated minor leagues at the same time. Here's how they got to where they are and what it means for breaking the final barrier for women umps: the major leagues.

All-Star Game: Nelson Cruz's text to Joe West after their suddenly famous in-game photo
Nelson Cruz pulled out his suddenly famous iPhone, tapped on the Messages app, created a new one, punched in 10 digits and added the photo in question. Before sending it, he attached a message.

Then There’s This

Overwatch: Bigger than the Premier League? - BBC News
Activision Blizzard reveals who has spent about $20m to buy the first Overwatch League teams.

Larsen ice shelf: Massive iceberg breaks off Antarctica
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