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Corn Flakes: Get Your Tailgate Menus Planned

Now is the time to stock the pantry for football tailgates and cookouts. We also celebrate the return of Husker sports with the first soccer match this Friday.

Guam BBQ Block Party Photo by Guam Visitors Bureau via Getty Images

When it rains, it pours. Literally.

The ranch was moving deeper into the levels on the Drought Monitor as we had very little rain in June or July. The past 48 hours have brought somewhere around 7-8”, flooded roads, and flood warnings.

We went from trying to figure out how deep some of the cracks in the ground were to wondering if we needed an ark.

We are pretty grateful for the moisture and have no damage (unlike a few other places in Nebraska that had flash floods and excessive rains that flooded city streets and buildings).

I sent the oldest son off to school earlier this week for his first day as a high school senior. I can’t possibly be that old, so I’m not sure how we got here. I’ve only got a few months before I give him to the world. This is harder than when he went to kindergarten.

Football is almost here! What is on your tailgate menu? We already know about Jon’s love of gravy, but I’m more about the brats and smoked meats. Mmmm. Your favorites?

Corn Flakes

We have real Husker sports happening.

The #22 ranked Cornhusker women’s soccer team takes on Kansas this Friday (7 pm central) in Lawrence. KU VideoLive Stats

Miramontez, Huskers ready to prove it on the pitch | Soccer |
The Big Ten women's soccer preseason honors List recently came out and it's peppered with Huskers.

The volleyball scrimmage is this Saturday, August 19 at 7 pm with live audio on This team lost a lot of important pieces but has a lot of talent returning. Based on where the Big Ten coaches ranked the Huskers to finish in the conference, Coach Cook’s peers believe he is reloading and not rebuilding.

Huskers Picked Second in Big Ten Preseason Poll | KTIC Radio
The Nebraska volleyball team was picked to finish second in the Big Ten Preseason Poll selected by the conference’s 14 head coaches.

‘MOAS’ key phrase for Cook and Huskers | |
It’s possible you’ve never heard of Brian Kmitta, even though he’s been with the Nebraska athletic program since 2009.

I really hope Tanner Lee is pretty good and not just for the Huskers’ sake. The hype starting to build around the kid will be suffocating if he falters.

Riley liking what he sees from Huskers quarterback Tanner Lee so far - Omaha Sports Insider
Tanner Lee hasn't even taken a snap yet at Nebraska but the Huskers junior is still earning plenty of preseason praise. 

Five Huskers Set to Compete for Spots on U.S. National Teams - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska men's gymnastics team will send five Huskers to the men's portion of the P&G Championships on Aug. 17 and Aug. 19 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., for a chance to qualify for the U.S. National Teams.

Former Husker wrestler Tim Lambert returning to program as volunteer assistant coach | Big Red Today blog |
Tim Lambert is returning to the Nebraska wrestling program after recently completing his Husker career as a four-time NCAA qualifier.

We all know about the sacred Husker football sellout streak. But what other teams are leading the way in consecutive sellouts?

Which Team Holds the Longest Consecutive Sellout Streak in Every Major Sport? - HERO Sports
These are the longest home sellout streaks in major U.S. sports, including football sellouts that go all the way back to the 1960s.

Sorry I don’t have good news re: Huskers in the NFL

Dolphins Make Roster Moves
The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed wide receiver Trey Griffey, tackle Sean Hickey and wide receiver Rashad Lawrence. The team has waived tackle Kwayde Miller, waived/injured wide receiver Francis Owusu and waived/injury settlement wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp.

Broncos DE Jared Crick carted off practice field | Broncos Wire
Denver Broncos defensive end Jared Crick was carted off the field with an apparent injury at training camp practice on Monday.

Elsewhere In Sports

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright rides the train to Fenway just like fans do
Red Sox fans might have spied a surprising scene on the subway: pitcher Steven Wright on his way to Fenway

Red Sox find out turning triple plays is easier with Yadier Molina running to first -
Who woulda thought?

49ers keeping Katie Sowers on as assistant coach for the season - NFL Nation- ESPN
Katie Sowers becomes the second woman in NFL history to have a season-long job as she was hired to continue to help coach San Francisco's receivers.

Usain Bolt to play for 'favourite club' Man United - Nairobi News
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will play in legends game vs Barcelona

Then There’s This

Vietnam vet with dementia reassured 'your duty is done' - BBC News
When a US war veteran with dementia was convinced he needed to return to Vietnam, a Lt Col stepped in.