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A new world record, patriotic moments in Husker football history, and pictures of Jupiter. All this and more in today’s Corn Flakes!

Annual Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest Held On July 4th Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

I hope all of you had a safe and happy 4th of July. How did you spend your day? Working? Out on the water? Eating (or drinking) too much?

I did nothing, except get a few odd jobs done around the ranch. It was great. I should try to do that (nothing) more often.

At least a few people spent their 4th of July either competing or watching competitive hot dog eating. Americans really will make a sport out of anything, won’t they?

Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo defended their championships with Chestnut bettering his own world record by eating 72 (seventy-two!!) hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

Chomp Champion Chestnut Breaks Weiner-Wolfing Record at Famed Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest - NBC News
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut continues his reign as the chowing champion at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in New York.

Hot Dogs: What's the Right Way to Eat Them, According to Science? | WIRED
What is the perfect condiment for a hot dog? Science should be able to answer that. One writer goes on a quest to figure this out, once and for all.

Corn Flakes

Fireworks on the Fourth: Patriotic moments in Nebraska football history
There have been many memorable moments in Nebraska football history, including quite a few patriotic moments worth remembering over the years.

Ex-Nebraska coach Cal Bentz remembered for helping thousands of swimmers | Big Red Today |
Cal Bentz, the former Omaha Westside and Nebraska swimming coach who taught and trained nearly 100 All-Americans and 22 Olympians, died Tuesday. Bentz was 84.

Papio star Ed Chang picks Washington | Boys Basketball |
Nebraska's top college basketball recruit has made his decision.

14 Big Ten Stats You Need to Know for 2017
The start of the 2017 college football season is just around the corner. What better way to get you ready for another fall of gridiron action than to...

Nebraska baseball receives pledge from 2019 catcher Aaron Dolney | Big Red Today blog |
Aaron Dolney, primarily a catcher from Canton High School in Plymouth, Michigan, announced his commitment to the Nebraska baseball team Monday.

Percy Repeats as British Discus Champion - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska track and field junior Nick Percy won his second straight British discus championship on Saturday with a winning mark of 199-5 (60.78m) at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham, England.

Elsewhere In Sports

Warrior Games 2017 - How a ray of sunshine saved Dawn Page's life
Injured and alone in a cave in Jordan, Special Ops medic Dawn Page knew that if she was going to survive, she would have to save herself. She just didn't expect that she would have to follow her heart to do it.

The 2017 Badgers might be the most Wisconsin football team ever -
Another 10-win season and West title? The goal could be even higher.

NCAA rule change: What college football transfer rules should be |
The NCAA seems to be open to taking power away from coaches to make transfer rules more fair to players. There's a simple solution for how to do that.

Then There’s This

A year at Jupiter: Juno has revealed the giant of the Solar System | Ars Technica
If Monet had a favorite planet, it would have to be Jupiter.

Sacrifice: Remembering the 1st Minnesota at Gettysburg - The Daily Gopher
More than a century and a half later, the nation they fought and died for remains, still imperfect, but still here.