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A report says the NCAA is considering allowing student athletes to transfer without sitting out for a year...as long as they meet a minimum GPA. Good or bad?

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Today’s Corn Flakes is coming to you live from Indianapolis. I am staking out premium spots for sleeping, eating, and celebrating the upcoming Husker football Big Ten championship.

OK, not really. I’m here for a work-related meeting and won’t even leave the airport area. I did spot Lucas Oil Stadium as my plane flew over. Does that count for anything?

I am also nursing a sore throat from the haze in the air due to fires in the Pacific Northwest. I am not normally sensitive to stuff like this, so it has to be serious. If I am feeling the effects all the way in Nebraska, I am sure it is even worse in Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Wildfires might alter Nebraska-Oregon and Minnesota-Oregon State games - Chicago Tribune
With wildfires in the Pacific Northwest threatening air quality, the Nebraska-Oregon and/or Minnesota-Oregon State games might be adjusted.

Smoke from Oregon wildfires hovers in Autzen Stadium days before Ducks' game against Nebraska | OregonLive.com
The Oregon Ducks host the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. inside of Autzen Stadium.

I am also highlighting a report that says the NCAA (After all, I am in Indy - NCAA headquarters) is considering a proposal that would allow athletes to transfer without sitting out a year as long as they meet a minimum GPA.

Count me intrigued.

NCAA could vote to grant Division-I transfers immediate eligibility - SBNation.com
Athletes would just need to make a minimum GPA requirement, per the report.

What do you think Corn Nation? Yay or nay? Tell us in the comments.

Corn Flakes

Before we get into football news, this is a really awesome story.

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Former Bearcat, current Husker fullback sees increased action, improvement from offense | Local | kearneyhub.com
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Oregon’s senior begins his swan song season with a bang

Huskers survive close call against Arkansas St., win 43-36 - College Sports - East Oregonian
Read Huskers survive close call against Arkansas St., win 43-36 from East Oregonian

OTE’s Big Ten Players of Week 1 - Off Tackle Empire
Every week in the Big Ten, there are outstanding young men playing football for our entertainment, and so we at OTE feel that it is only right to recognize the best and the brightest of these. Here...

I didn’t know that the Huskers did not face Creighton this year in volleyball. That is an unfortunate glitch in scheduling.

NU volleyball notes: Creighton will be back on Huskers' schedule in 2018 | Volleyball | journalstar.com
For now, the highest-ranked NCAA Division I college volleyball team in Nebraska resides in Omaha, not Lincoln.

Husker volleyball bounces back with tournament win, John Cook earns 500th win | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
After starting the season 0-2 with losses to No. 3 Florida and No. 14 Oregon at the VERT Challenge, the Huskers swept their first home competition of the season.

Huskers’ plans at setter still unclear | HuskersHQ.com | theindependent.com
LINCOLN — Nebraska’s volleyball team fared well in the Ameritas Player’s Challenge last weekend.

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