clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Frosted Flakes: Rugby, Volleyball, Wrestling and Some Baby Yoda

There is a volleyball team from Nebraska looking for a national title, but not the one you’re thinking of

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

2017 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Wrestling Championships Photo by Mark Buckner/NCAA Photos via Getty Images


Now that Husker football is over too soon, I return to my spot in the Flakes rotation. Despite the absence of Husker football in our lives, there is some good sportsin’ happening around the state. Wayne State claimed a national rugby championship (from the National Small College Rugby Organization), the University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers are setting their sights for a Division II volleyball title and the Husker wrestling team is having a tremendous year, ranked #2 in the nation.

Wayne State College rugby team returns home from Georgia with 11 - NORTHEAST - NEWS CHANNEL NEBRASKA
WAYNE, NE - Wayne State Women’s Rugby returned from Georgia Monday with yet another championship trophy. Its the program’s 4th in a row and 11th overall. “We were pretty loaded this year s

UNK takes down Concordia-St. Paul to make it to the Elite Eight | KHGI
Nebraska Kearney (36-0) won the 2019 NCAA Division II Volleyball Central Regional Championship with a dramatic, 3-2, victory over Concordia-St. Paul. With the UNK win, the MIAA has won the regional title in back-to-back seasons. The 2019 MIAA Co-Player of the Year, Julianne Jackson blocked the Golden Bears final attack attempt as the Lopers won the fifth-set, 15-13, and finished the match on a 5-1 run to secure their first Elite Eight appearance since 2004.

Huskers Claim Cliff Keen Team Title - University of Nebraska
Isaiah White (165) won his second consecutive individual title and the No. 2 Nebraska wrestling team won their third Cliff Keen Invitational team title in program history on Saturday

Frosted Flakes

Four Huskers named AVCA All-Region | KHGI
Four members of the Nebraska volleyball team were named to the AVCA All-North Region Team on Tuesday. Lauren Stivrins, Lexi Sun, Nicklin Hames and Madi Kubik were all voted to the all-region team...

Huskers in the NFL: Week 14 Standouts | Sports |
In Week 14 of the NFL season, 21 former Huskers were active on NFL rosters, two were on injured reserve, one was on a practice squad and one was suspended.

Key Husker walk-ons Bunch, Stalbird in NCAA transfer portal | Huskers |
A pair of key Nebraska walk-ons are in the NCAA's transfer portal.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Bowl games schedule 2019-20, updated (with weird facts!) - Banner Society
Here are bowl/playoff scores and schedules, sure. More importantly, we have 44 pieces of wacky history throughout.

No. 1 Louisville stunned by unranked Texas Tech
Texas Tech's upset means college basketball will likely see a change at the top of the polls for a fifth time in seven weeks.

College football: Why more assistant coaches 'living buyout life'
LSU's Dave Aranda tops pay list again as more college football assistant coaches take advantage of market leverage for guaranteed contracts.

Rashaan Salaam death: The fall of a Heisman Trophy winner - Sports Illustrated
Rashaan Salaam never wanted to win the Heisman. But once he did, it followed him until his death.

Banning Russia From The Olympics Won’t Stop Doping | FiveThirtyEight
Hot Takedown discusses WADA's ban on Russia (but not its athletes), a clear-cut top four in the College Football Playoff and intradivisional penalties in the NFL.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Mississippi residents put makeshift Christmas tree into pothole in hopes of getting street fixed | Fox News
People living in McComb, Mississippi, have added street work to their Christmas lists after they said the city left them with a gaping pothole, and now they’re using holiday cheer to bring some attention to it.

Pigeons in tiny cowboy hats are a mystery in Las Vegas - CNN
People out West wear cowboy hats all the time. But pigeons?

Walmart withdraws Christmas cocaine sweater
t wasn't the type of white powder that makes Christmas complete

How playing the drums changes the brain - Newsportal - Ruhr-Universität Bochum
People who play drums regularly for years differ from unmusical people in their brain structure and function.

All news | Leftover grain from breweries could be converted into fuel for homes | News | Queen's University Belfast
A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as a renewable fuel for homes in winter, charcoal for summer barbecues or water filters in

In Japan, Dead American Brands Get a Second Chance - CityLab
Cultural cachet, licensing deals, and density explain why Toys ‘R’ Us, Tower Records, Barneys, and other faded U.S. retailers remain big across the Pacific.

Yes, the Poop Articles are Back Too!

Philippine students turn littered dog poo into bricks - Reuters
A group of secondary school students in the Philippines has found a way to convert poo from stray dogs into a mixture for bricks, aiming to rid city streets of excrement and potentially even lower construction costs.

This Minnesota City Has A Bird Poop Problem, But The Crow Patrol Is On It : NPR
Left to themselves, the crows will eventually make their way to downtown where — intentionally or not — they will rain down poop, creating a slimy mess for city residents

Then There’s This

Honest Trailers Drops A Honest Teaser For ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ - Digg
We’ll still take your money, always