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Frosted Flakes: The Big Ten West Destroys The Nation

They said the Big Ten West is weak. In this category, our division destroys the nation.

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We hear about it all the time. The Big Ten West is weak. The Big Ten West can’t play.

Well look at these numbers!

The SEC can suck it!

On the other hand.... here we are as Nebraska, with Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota ahead of us in yet another statistical category.

Still, there is good news about Nebraska!

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Despite the high excessive drinking rate among adults in Nebraska, only 13.4% of adults feel as though they are in poor health, one of the lowest shares among any state and well below the national average of 15%. The premature death rate is also quite low in Nebraska. For every 100,000 residents, only 306 die before the age of 75, among one of the lowest shares in any state.

Note these headlines:

Nebraska baseball loses late lead to Cal Poly; drop first home opener in 40 years | Baseball |
Cal Poly roughed up Nebraska's short-handed bullpen and a pair of errors proved costly as the Huskers lost 14-8 in their home debut that lasted nearly four hours at Haymarket

Nebraska baseball team loses first home opener since 1978 | Baseball |
Cal Poly smacks 13 hits and draws 10 walks against six Nebraska pitchers.

This was our headline for the game recap:

Husker Baseball Drops Home Opener Against Cal Poly 14-8 - Corn Nation
Huskers sloppy in home opener

None of these articles mentioned that Nebraska has opened against Northern Colorado for the past 15 years, and that Husker baseball has a pretty terrific one-sided series record against the Golden Bears.

Which stories are you more likely to read? Do we need to get better at our headlines?

Bubble Watch

This week has to be the longest week ever for the basketball team.

Bracketology - NCAA College Basketball Brackets and Predictions - ESPN
Lunardi has Nebraska and Penn State in the "Next Four Out" status.

The Bracket Project's Bracket Matrix - 2018
BracketMatrix has us as the "Next Four Out" as we are listed in only 4 out of 101 brackets. 101 brackets... wow.

Bubble watch: These 9 teams still have NCAA tournament hopes |
Selection committee chair Bruce Rasmussen told Wednesday night that the committee voted in 28 teams into the at-large pool. That includes some teams that will win their automatic qualification, meaning the number to get to 36 at-large spots could grow beyond eight.