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Frosted Flakes: Music on Mars

The Michigan State offense is the walking wounded, scientists turned pictures of a Mars sunrise into music, and artificial intelligence could save wildlife.

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This weekend’s football game between Nebraska and Michigan State is the first game between the two teams since Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler were killed in a tragic car accident in 2016. The families of both young men will be part of a pregame ceremony and the coin that was used by the Big Ten to honor both (Foltz on one side and Sadler on the other) will be used in the coin toss.

Even though it has been more than two years since this tragedy, I’m glad both teams decided to honor these young men. Rest in peace Sam and Mike.

Frosted Flakes

Michigan State football offense struggling to find answers
Mark Dantonio wants Michigan State football's offense to have "better plans (and) execution" as the Spartans push forward through injuries.

Mark Dantonio: Injuries are no excuse for Michigan State's struggles
For Michigan State, 11 of 22 players that returned with starting experience have suffered injuries, including two who have been lost for the season.

Tre Neal doesn't mind trading unbeaten UCF Knights for rebuilding Nebraska Cornhuskers
Tre Neal followed Scott Frost to Nebraska and is missing out on a second straight perfect season for UCF. As his career comes to a close, he wouldn't change a thing.

How Michigan’s all-world defense works under Don Brown -
Brown’s best defense yet has the Wolverines on a Playoff path. This is how its many pieces fit together.

Huskers reflect ahead of Senior Day, prepare for Michigan State
Scott Frost and several Husker senior reflected on the season and their careers ahead of Senior Day on Saturday, and also talked about staying focused and preparing for Michigan State.

Husker volleyball continues to excel defensively against tough opponents | Sports |
If the mantra “defense wins championships” holds true in college volleyball, the No. 6 Nebraska Huskers should be able to make a deep run in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

Morgan's big finish puts Huskers' receiving records in sight | FOX Sports
Stanley Morgan's big finish puts Huskers' receiving records within sight

Huskers crunch the numbers when building NCAA Tournament-caliber schedule | Sports |
For those into crunching numbers, Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles gave an example Monday night of how the Huskers use data to piece together their non-conference slate to give

Foecke steps up her game for Huskers | |
LINCOLN — Mikaela Foecke has been almost unstoppable recently.

Mikey Labriola Wins Big Ten Wrestler of the Week - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Mikey Labriola Wins Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Watch This Kid Show Off His Ball-Handling Skills on an NBA Court
During halftime of the game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Toronto Raptors on Monday night, one young player showed off some seriously impressive basketball skills in a video that’s going viral.

Markelle Fultz’s jump shot: A history of the 76ers guard’s mysterious broken form -
It’s been more than a year, and we still have no idea what’s going on.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights coach C. Vivian Stringer joins elite group of coaches with 1,000th win
Rutgers’ C. Vivian Stringer became the sixth women’s coach to win 1,000 games. And she shows no signs of stepping away from her life’s work.

Last season, Rutgers declined a bid to play in the postseason WNIT. Apparently, they didn’t want Coach Stringer’s 1000th win to come in that tournament. The hall of fame coach instead reached that milestone on her home court.

2019 Recruiting Class Rankings Women’s Basketball - ESPN
Three Big Ten teams sit in the top four.

Football fan charged with DWI blames team’s performance - ABC News
Authorities say a pro football fan charged with drunken driving after a crash told police he drank too much because his favorite team isn’t any good.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Artificial intelligence is counting animals to help save them
From analyzing animal photos to combing through YouTube, new software is harnessing data never before accessible to scientists.

When it came to racism, the pen was Stan Lee's superpower
Stan Lee was a seminal part of Miya Crummell's childhood. As a young, black girl and self-professed pop culture geek, she saw Lee was ahead of his time. "At the time, he wrote 'Black Panther' when segregation was still heavy," said the 27-year-old New Yorker who is a graphic designer and independent comic book artist. "It was kind of unheard of to have a black lead character, let alone a title character and not just a secondary sidekick kind of thing." Crummell spent much of the '90s engrossed in Marvel Comics. And she felt so indebted to Lee that she waited in line to meet him at a 2012 convention.

Then There’s This

How plants evolved to make ants their servants | Field Museum
Plants are boring. They just sit there photosynthesizing while animals have all the fun. Right? Not so much. Take a look at the interactions between ants and plants—plants have evolved features specifically to make them enticing to ants, like juicy nectar for the insects to eat and hollow thorns for them to take shelter in. In exchange, plants use ants to spread their seeds

Scientists capture the sound of sunrise on Mars - Anglia Ruskin University
Academics transform photo of landmark Mars sunrise into a piece of music