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Farmers are grouchy around here and not because the Huskers are winless. They are unhappy because of the cold, rainy weather that is preventing harvest. When you have worked so hard for a goal, it is hard to be so close, yet so far...

Frosted Flakes

The rotation will continue as Husker corners seek to impress | Sports |
The challenge for Nebraska's defensive backfield in facing Northwestern's offense is certainly different than that of going up against Wisconsin's attack.

Upbeat Huskers confident they’re on cusp of first victory - The Washington Post
Upbeat Cornhuskers confident they’re on cusp of first victory if they can eliminate penalties and other mistakes

Frost starting to see progress in Huskers rebuild - Omaha Sports Insider
Scott Frost and staff are dealing with more than a basic remodel at Nebraska. Frost is rebuilding the Huskers program from the ground up.

Huskers insist hope and improvement reign despite winless start, mounting depth concerns | Sports |
Scott Frost spoke Monday like a head coach balancing two universes that can at the same time coexist.

Cook, Maloney say loss a wake up call for Huskers - KLKN-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE;
John Cook and Captain Kenzie Maloney see Saturday's loss as a learning experience for the Huskers.

Mazour getting time at receiver for Huskers | |
LINCOLN — For the second week in a row, there have been some changes on the Nebraska depth chart.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

'Shutout!' Women have to battle to play baseball
The national pastime isn't exactly inclusive. "Shutout" explores the battle that women, include Ila Borders, Justine Siegal and Perry Barber, have waged just to play baseball.

Hawaii used an imposter quarterback to hide Cole McDonald injury -
Cole McDonald didn’t play last week, but someone wearing his jersey warmed up.

Michigan-Wisconsin Can Eliminate a Playoff Contender |
The Michigan-Wisconsin winner gets the credit of beating a top-15 team and stays alive in the conference and the playoff race.

As Saints celebrated Drew Brees' record-setting throw, refs threw a flag for taunting
And, of course, the NFL’s officials couldn’t just let the moment happen.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

BBC - Travel - Japan’s special take on a packed lunch
Ekiben is a prized, and some would say essential, element of long-distance train travel in Japan.

Researchers find clues to what causes blue Eyes in Siberian huskies
Why do huskies have blue eyes? Researchers find genetic clues to the dogs' unusual eye color.

Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan - ABC News
Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Selfie deaths: 259 people reported dead seeking the perfect picture - BBC News
A 2018 study claims the number could be much higher, as selfies are never named as a cause of death.

3,500-year-old pumpkin spice? Archaeologists find earliest use of nutmeg as a food | UW News
Found at an archaeological site on Pulau Ay, a small island in the Banda Islands, central Maluku, Indonesia, the nutmeg was found as residue on ceramic potsherds and is estimated to be 3,500 years old — about 2,000 years older than the previously known use of the spice.

Cobra cannibalism more prevalent than previously thought: Researchers in South Africa investigate cannibalism in cape cobras and others in the region -- ScienceDaily
Researchers in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert found a large male cape cobra devouring another smaller male of the same species. Surprised by the thought-to-be-rare event, they decided to investigate how common and widespread cannibalism was in cobras.

Part-organic invention can be used in bendable mobile phones - ANU
Engineers at ANU have invented a semiconductor with organic and inorganic materials that can convert electricity into light very efficiently, and it is thin and flexible enough to help make devices such as mobile phones bendable. The invention also opens the door to a new generation of high-performance electronic devices made with organic materials that will be biodegradable or that can be easily recycled, promising to help substantially reduce e-waste.

Then There’s This

Girl, 8, pulls 1,500-year-old sword from lake in Sweden - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
An eight-year-old girl went for a dip in a Swedish lake and returned wielding an Iron Age sword.

Illinois Governor Candidate Removed Mansion’s Toilets To Dodge Taxes, Report Finds : NPR
The toilets were removed shortly before the affidavits in the property tax appeal were submitted.