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Frosted Flakes: Valentine’s Day Plans, 150 Years for NU, and Westminster Dog Show

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A walk-on offensive lineman? Be still my beating heart!

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Jordan Kimball Puts A Sweet Spin On Valentine’s Day With Baskin-Robbins Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Baskin-Robbins

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Do you have your plans for made for time with your sweetie?

I’m not sure what Ranchdude and I will be doing. We’ve both been sick this past week. We’re both much better but still likely to draw irritated glances from others in public as we cough and blow our noses. I’m guessing it will be grilled steaks and a bottle of wine here at home.

Aren’t made up holidays the best?

If you didn’t know, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of dear old NU. There definitely won’t be a countdown involving 150 things this summer (even our long-suffering Nebrasketball writers think that is too much punishment) but it is a possible topic for a summer series.

UNL Charter Week: A brief history of the university’s founding document | News | dailynebraskan.com
This week, students, faculty, staff and alumni will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the charter that established the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Feb. 15, 1869, but the document’s history actually

Frosted Flakes

Nebraska Football: Huskers gets versatile punter from Michigan State
Nebraska football added a transfer in the way of former Michigan State punter William Przystup, who played in four games for Michigan State in 2018.

Slow start for NU women’s gymnastics results in loss to Minnesota | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team came up short 196.600-196.375 against the No. 16 Minnesota Golden Gophers despite a rally over the final three rotations.

NU Notes: Luensmann Ready To Roll - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Junior Chad Luensmann among three Husker pitchers returning from Tommy John surgery; Stille thankful for season with departing Dawson.

Hot Reads: How Former Huskers Fared in the First Week of the AAF | Hail Varsity
The Alliance of American Football kicked off over the weekend with five former Huskers on rosters throughout the new pro league. Here's how they did on opening weekend.

A complete college football Empires Map of national championship claims - SBNation.com
Imagine if teams took each other’s land when they claimed a national championship. Here’s how that would look.

This map made very little sense to me, but it does mention Nebraska.

Huskers finalize one-year extensions for assistant football coaches | Huskers | fremonttribune.com
Nebraska announced one-year extensions for all of its assistant coaches and head strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval.

Former Husker Long agrees to contract with Buffalo Bills | Huskers | fremonttribune.com
Spencer Long stayed unemployed only briefly.

NU adds walk-on lineman Nuss from Sutton | Huskers | columbustelegram.com
Nebraska announced 23 walk-on players last week on National Signing Day, but the 2019 class isn't done growing just yet.

A walk-on offensive lineman commits just before Valentin’s Day? All of Husker Nation feels like they just found a full size candy bar in their Valentine box.

Optimism abounds in Scott Frost’s second year at Nebraska | The Kansas City Star
The 2018 Nebraska Cornhuskers became the first Huskers football team to lose its first six games. But the Huskers stormed back to win four and coach Scott Frost says this team is far ahead of last year’s pace.

Warriors hire former Husker to lead football program | Sports | columbustelegram.com
Schuyler football officially announced the hiring of a new coach to lead the program in a release sent out Monday night.

Jason Ankrah was a guy that I thought always played beyond other players with similar levels of talent. He maximized what he had. Can he get the same performance out of his new team?

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

The Secret To The Rams’ Blocking Success Isn’t The Linemen. It’s Sean McVay. | FiveThirtyEight
Todd Gurley began the 2018 season on fire, accumulating yards and scoring touchdowns at a historic pace. Despite missing the final two games of the season, the …

Kaylah Rainey -- After everything I’ve been through, my heart is set on playing basketball
Northwestern recruit Kaylah Rainey had open-heart surgery in November. A slew of complications followed. Today, she’s determined to play the game she loves.

Eddy Hamel: Ajax’s American-born soccer star–and Holocaust victim | SI.com
He was the first U.S.-born player to compete at the highest level of European soccer, but Eddy Hamel’s Holocaust story—not his stardom with Ajax—is the reason he must never be forgotten.

One Way James Harden’s Scoring Streak Is More Impressive Than Wilt’s | FiveThirtyEight
Harden’s is actually making his team better.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Wire fox terrier wins Best in Show
Terriers continue to be the most dominant group in Westminster history, as a wire fox terrier won Best in Show at the 143rd Westminster Dog Show.

The whippet didn’t win. I haz a sad.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

YouTube is trying to prevent angry mobs from abusing “dislike” button | Ars Technica
Could the thumbs-down button disappear from YouTube entirely?

An earthquake in Turkey lasted 50 days, but no one felt it
“You could call them phantom quakes,” one geologist says of the tectonic phenomena known as slow slip events.