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A Husker volleyball player gets national recognition. Being a Maryland quarterback is bad for your knees, and college hoops is front and center in the news.

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It has been a rather controversial week if you have been reading the news. It seems like I can hardly open a website without reading about it. Of course you know what I’m talking about, right?

Yes, this ridiculous idea that Twitter is experimenting with 280 character tweets.

I used to enjoy Twitter. I found it to be a fabulous news and information-gathering tool. It was also a great way to connect with other people. My hard-core colleagues that are really good with social media still stand by those things.

I do not.

Twitter has become a cesspool. One that I simply don’t have the time or energy to swim through to find the good stuff anymore. And now, Twitter is going to make it twice as hard by possibly doubling the character limit from 140 to 280. Count me out.

So, tell me Corn Nation. What am I getting wrong (or right) about Twitter. What do you like/don’t like?

The Internet Doesn't Need—or Want—Longer Tweets | WIRED
It's like Twitter is trying to screw up the one thing it's done right.

Corn Flakes

Nebraska Cornhuskers hire Dave Rimington as interim athletic director
The Nebraska Cornhuskers announced Tuesday that they've hired former legendary center Dave Rimington as their interim athletic director, replacing the fired Shawn Eichorst.

Ozigbo's breakout game puts him back in RB mix for Huskers | FOX Sports
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Devine Ozigbo's re-emergence at running back has prompted Nebraska to re-think its ground game.

Ozigbo's turn to shine for Huskers | HuskersHQ.com | theindependent.com
Devine Ozigbo just waited , and waited, and waited for his chance to help his team.

Charboneau: Nebraska earns reprieve with win
Beleaguered Nebraska rallied to defeat Rutgers at home 27-17, which helped placate the masses in Lincoln for now.

Nebraska Cornhuskers hire Dave Rimington as interim athletic director
The Nebraska Cornhuskers announced Tuesday that they've hired former legendary center Dave Rimington as their interim athletic director, replacing the fired Shawn Eichorst.

Holman helps Huskers to big opening weekend | HuskersHQ.com | theindependent.com
LINCOLN — The Big Ten season couldn’t have started much better for the Nebraska volleyball team.

Albrecht Earns Two National Player of the Week Awards - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska senior outside hitter Annika Albrecht picked up two more awards on Tuesday as she was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week and the espnW Player of the Week.

Huskers Tie No. 7 Nittany Lions, 1-1 - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

In a match that featured a two-hour and 32-minute lightning delay, the Nebraska soccer team (6-3-1, 0-1-1 Big Ten) played No. 7 Penn State to a 1-1 draw at Hibner Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Elsewhere In Sports

FBI college basketball corruption scandal: Next steps | SI.com
The Justice Department and FBI's probe into college basketball's seedy underbelly of bribes and agents working in the shadows could very well upend th

Rick Pitino says Louisville involvement in corruption investigation 'complete shock'
Rick Pitino expressed "complete shock" that Louisville was among the schools being investigated for fraud and corruption related to men's basketball recruiting.

Kasim Hill injury: Maryland’s QB misery continues - SBNation.com
It’s a tough time in College Park. Again.

Michigan State Spartans shake up the Big Ten with upsets over Minnesota, Wisconsin
A suite of Spartans seniors hit the road and knocked down previously undefeated Minnesota and Wisconsin. Led by espnW player of the week Annika Albrecht, Nebraska did the same to Penn State.

A big Husker fan is making a big choice...

Dwayne Wade close to deal with Cavaliers
The agreement means a reunion for Wade with LeBron James three years after the two split ways after winning two titles with the Miami Heat.

Then There’s This

Man caught with kilo of gold hidden in rectum at Sri Lanka airport
An alleged gold smuggler was arrested in Sri Lanka with seven gold "biscuits" and six chains concealed inside his person.