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Frosted Flakes: Graduation Season Is Almost Upon Us

March Madness seems to cause an increase in a...certain procedure...among men, advice to young journalists, and gold falling from the sky

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There is not much Husker news out there right now. Baseball is...ummm...suffering from having many starting pitchers currently without elbows. Basketball season is done. I love track and field, but can’t find much news on that. We haven’t yet entered the full swing of spring practice for football. Basketball’s silly season isn’t here yet so we can’t speculate on who is leaving, staying, or considering either.

Even football recruiting is hard to follow. AN OFFER FOR YOU! AN OFFER FOR YOU! AN OFFER FOR YOU!

So, what do we get to talk about?

Jill has a son about to graduate from high school. The first birdie is about to fly away from the nest.

I am not that old. Really. I can’t possibly have another adult in the house.

I was sad to send him off to kindergarten. It felt like I was giving him away to other people and I was somehow abdicating my responsibility. But he came back home every day and enthusiastically shared all sorts of details about school. That buffered the reality of him growing up for a while. Of course, the enthusiasm for sharing decreased each year.

The next traumatic milestone? It was the drivers license. That was way worse than putting him on the bus to go to kindergarten.

As a driver on that first day, he took his brothers with him to school. My entire genetic repository was huddled in one single vehicle driven by a 14 year old who thought he knew everything. I was terrified, but I gradually adjusted.

Now, he is turning into a useful human being that I enjoy talking with and getting to know. I want him to hang around here for a while, but I have to release him to the world.

I just hope I did enough that he wants to return once in a while.

Frosted Flakes

Huskers show ‘grit and a lot of heart’ at NCAA wrestling championships | Beatrice News Channel
Mark Manning says you’re never too young to win, and that was the case for his Nebraska wrestling team this weekend.

Huskers Pick Up 20th Win Over DePaul - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE;
Posted By: Sports Courtesy: NU Media Relations Fullerton, Calif. --- The Nebraska softball team picked up its 20th win of the season with a 1-0 victory over DePaul (17-11) on S...

Five Gymnasts Named to All-Big Ten Teams - Nebraska Huskers
Five Nebraska women's gymnasts were named All-Big Ten, announced by the conference on Monday, March 19. Seniors Abbie Epperson and Grace Williams, juniors Sienna Crouse and Megan Schweihofer were named first team All-Big Ten, while sophomore Taylor Houchin was named second-team All-Big Ten for the 2018 season.

Slugger/pitcher/winner Kaylan Jablonski hits three home runs and pitches complete game for Nebraska Cornhuskers
It's cause for celebration when an NCAA softball player gets three home runs in a game. So what do we do when that same player also pitches a complete-game win? Nebraska's Kaylan Jablonski is forcing us to figure it out.

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Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz explains why teams are putting so much value on veteran offensive linemen.

Get A Vasectomy To Get Off Work To Watch Basketball : NPR
It's March Madness, but college basketball games are inconveniently scheduled during work. Many urologists say they see a spike in vasectomy procedures in March.

Then There’s This

Dozens Of Gold Bars Reportedly Fell From An Airplane In Siberia : The Two-Way : NPR
A "gold rush" started among residents after the treasure escaped the plane during takeoff, according to local media. There was apparently a hatch failure.

The Incredible True Story of the Collar Bomb Heist | WIRED
Wired tells the story of the strangest heist ever, starting when a man walked into a bank with a bomb locked around his neck.