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Frosted Flakes: Hall of Fame, Spring Practice, and New Calves

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Scott Schreiber was named Big Ten player of the week in baseball. Also, if you travel with pepperoni in your suitcase, remember to close your hotel room window.

Cold Weather Front From Russia Brings Snow Across The UK Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Happy Wednesday! I am pretending it is spring here in Nebraska. We are in the middle of a three-day warm up. I’ll just pretend I don’t see the forecast for the weekend. It has been an exceptionally cold and wintery spring. Normally, I have plants in the garden by now, but not this year. There are spots where the soil is still frozen.

We also have our first two calves, one bull and one heifer. New calves are one of my favorite parts of ranch life. They are fun to watch playing in the pasture and napping in the grass. If only we had some grass growing. It has to be spring eventually, doesn’t it?!?

Frosted Flakes

Huskers Split Series with Hawkeyes - Nebraska Huskers
Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska softball team (28-14, 6-5 Big Ten) split the doubleheader with Iowa (19-18, 5-5 Big Ten) on Tuesday after shutting out the Hawkeyes in game two by a score of 3-0.

The softball team has shown a remarkable turnaround from the miserable season they had last year.

2018 Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced - Nebraska Huskers
Five distinguished student-athletes and a pair of legendary football coaches make up the 2018 University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame Class, announced on Monday, April 9.

The only surprise for me as that the legendary coaches mentioned above weren’t already in the hall of fame.

Huskers moving past installation phase of spring practice | KHGI
Nebraska completed their second full week of practice under Scott Frost. Yesterday was the first time the Huskers scrimmaged in full pads. The defense at this point according to defensive coordinator Erik Chinander is ahead of schedule which was evident in

Husker women’s tennis goes 1-1 over weekend, men go 1-2 | Sports |
Both Husker tennis teams were on the road this past weekend with the women competing April 6 and 8, and the men playing April 7 and 8. The women’s team

Frost sees improvement from Huskers
The Nebraska football team practiced for just over two hours on Tuesday inside the Hawks Championship Center, working out in full pads and helmets.

Schreiber Named Big Ten Player of the Week - Nebraska Huskers
Senior Scott Schreiber continued his hot streak over the weekend at Michigan State on his way to Big Ten Player-of-the-Week honors, announced by the conference on Monday.

Scott Schreiber has the second best hitting % in the conference and 9th best in the country right now.

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Canadian Hotel Forgives Guest 17 Years After Flock Of Seagulls Trashed His Room : The Two-Way : NPR
When Nick Burchill stayed at the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, Canada, in 2001, he left the window open and a suitcase full of pepperoni in his room. The birds saw an opportunity.