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Frosted Flakes: Fisher Gets Big Ten Pitcher Award, Husker Russell Gary Passes Away

Some day it will be sunny and warm again. That is not today.
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Husker Russell Gary Passes Away

Former Minneapolis Central, Nebraska and NFL player Gary dies at 59 -

Concordia (St. Paul) assistant football coach Russell Gary, who played for Minneapolis Central High School, the University of Nebraska and eight years in the NFL, died Sunday, the school announced.

Gary was at our Minnesotans for Nebraska Golf Outing this past summer. He played defensive back for Nebraska and was an All-Big Eight honoree in 1980. He was inducted into the Cornhusker Fall of Fame in 2013.

59 years old, died of a heart attack. Does that ever hit home. Take care of yourselves. And don’t think for a minute you’re entitled to a long life just because that’s what the “expectancy” is. Tell those you love that you do. Let them love you back.

Nate Fisher Earned Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week

Senior left-handed pitcher Nate Fisher earned Big Ten Co-Pitcher-of-the-Week accolades on Monday after his performance against No. 21 Baylor on Saturday.

Fisher, making his fourth start of the season, threw a career-high 8.0 no-hit innings against the Bears. He recorded six strikeouts and only one walk to help NU knock off Baylor, 2-0. Fisher was perfect through 5.1 innings before allowing his lone walk of the game.

Baylor didn’t record its first hit of the game until two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning after Fisher was taken out. It marked Nebraska’s first combined one-hit game since March 6, 2013 when six pitchers contributed to the one-hit effort against Northern Colorado.

During Saturday’s outing, Fisher surpassed 100.0 career innings pitched at Nebraska. He shares this week’s award with Indiana’s Pauly Milto.

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Mikaela Foecke Is Up For AAU Sullivan Award

Look, there’s an online vote!

The AAU Sullivan Award has been presented annually since 1930 to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. Representatives from the AAU created the Sullivan Award with the intent to recognize amateur contributions and achievements from non-professional athletes across the country. Foecke was a finalist for the award in 2015-16, and former Husker volleyball standouts Kelsey Robinson, Annika Albrecht and Kelly Hunter have all been finalists in the last six years.

Fan voting is open to the public at Fans can vote once per day through March 15, and finalists will be announced next week.


Freshman guard Amir Harris likely out for Big Ten Tournament following knee injury | Sports |

Freshman guard Amir Harris will likely miss the Big Ten Tournament after injuring the meniscus in his left knee, per an official release. The announcement came just one day after making a game-winning shot against Iowa.

Karrington Davis didn’t even start the season, blown achilles. Cope out. Nana suspended. Harris out. Allen, bad ankle, out.


Nebraska Offensive Line Puts Focus on Developing More Leaders

Farniok is the most vocal, but Farniok said they are trying to develop a group leadership mentality in the offensive line room.

“It’s kind of like everyone,” Farniok said. “Everyone’s got the responsibility and care about this game to be able to speak for this group. We all respect each other and we all know that we care deeply about where we’re heading and what we’re going to be. When someone in our group talks, we respect what they’re saying and listen to what they’re saying.”

Is it just me, or does this make zero sense? Everyone needs to be accountable, but the concept of leadership is hierarchy. There is no “group leadership” unless you’re in counseling, maybe? I don’t know, I’ve haven’t been to counseling in many years. (Shows, doesn’t it?)

Huskers Top Park, 5-0, in Final Home Match - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska beach volleyball team swept Park University (Mo.), 5-0, in its final home match this season at the Hawks Championship Center on Monday.

Can Nebraska Save Its Season (And Maybe Tim Miles) In Chicago? - BT Powerhouse
What will the Huskers do in Chicago?

FOX Sports Unveils Star-Studded College Football Pregame Show Coming this Fall | Fox Sports PressPass
Today, FOX Sports announces plans for its new college football pregame show, featuring some of the biggest names to have played or coached the sport in the last 15 years.

Cassius Winston wins Big Ten Player of the Year - The Only Colors
This is the ninth time a MSU player has received the honor

Ohio State 2019 assistant football coaches salaries - Land-Grant Holy Land
Greg Mattison is the highest-paid member of Ryan Day’s staff.

After a season full of upsets, the Big Ten tournament could be filled with chaos - Testudo Times

Unranked teams beat ranked teams two dozen times this league season. Expect some drama in the conference tournament.

With all due respect to Nebraska’s trash season.... read that line above again. This season has been a helluva ride all across the Big Ten. Teams got hot, teams got cold. Fans went insane with jubilance and then with pitchforks.

This season will leave a mark on this conference for years to come. 98% of you didn’t notice and won’t care.

Then There’s This

Hipster Pissed Over His Photo in Article on Hipsters Looking the Same... But It’s a Different Hipster

The article was a summary of a research paper that found that in trying to make a “counter-cultural statement,” hipsters often end up looking like each other. And at the top of the article was a photo illustration of a hipster with copies of him

This is so hipster, is it not?

Why hospitals shouldn’t use telepresence robots to deliver devastating news - The Verge

A dying patient and his family received devastating medical news via a telepresence robot at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fremont, California, KTVU reported. The situation raises questions about when it’s appropriate to use telepresence technology to deliver information to patients in a health care setting.

Interesting article. My initial thought was... hospitals aren’t going to have a physician deliver the bad news in place of using telepresence. They’re going to hire someone akin to that guy who’s hired just to act like he cares when he tells you you’re laid off.

I thought this was the most salient line in that story:

....where people are left to their own devices to deal with the human element of birth, death, sickness, disease.

I confess to some ignorance, but what else do we have than our “own devices” to deal with these things?