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Frosted Flakes: Jovan DeWitt And Cancer, Brackets for NCAA Wrestling Released

Jon Johnston

Pretty sparse comments from me today as I am getting run over in my regular vocation.

We’ll get right into it, then.


Not Even Cancer Can Keep Jovan Dewitt Away from Nebraska’s Practices | Hail Varsity
Jovan Dewitt looked directly at all the cameras in his face and said, “Sorry, Doc.”

He’s not supposed to be on the practice field at the Hawks Championship Center. The Huskers’ outside linebacker coach is halfway through his treatment plan—when he met with the media Wednesday, he said he has “a few more” rounds of chemo and 14 rounds of radiation left—as he battles a form of throat cancer. His wife took his car keys last week and made him park his truck in the parking garage near Memorial Stadium; he’s not really supposed to be driving either.

NU gymnast turns tragedy into motivation after Parkland shooting | Sports |
For Johnston’s parents, the moment was also filled with panic. The first sign that something was amiss were the helicopters and sirens coming by, interrupting the quiet of a small, tight-knit community. Johnston’s parents then turned on the TV to see what was going on. Although they knew Abby typically left school early for practice every day, there was still uncertainty. Wednesday’s were Abby’s “swing day:” most days she would go to practice, but would sometimes take Wednesday’s off to study.

Peterson Named Second-Team All-American - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Samantha Peterson was honored for her performance this season after being awarded second-team All-America honors from the NRA in smallbore.

Brackets Released for NCAA Wrestling Championships -
Pittsburgh, Pa. – The NCAA released the brackets today for the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships, which will take place from March 21-23 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Huskers Take on No. 21 Maryland Thursday Afternoon - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Husker men's basketball team looks to continue its Big Ten Tournament Thursday afternoon, as the Nebraska takes on No. 21 Maryland.

Tipoff from the United Center is set for 1:30 p.m. (central) or 25 minutes following the end of the Ohio State/Indiana game and the game will be televised nationally on BTN with Brian Anderson, Stephen Bardo and Mike Hall on the call. The matchup will also be available on the Fox Sports App and BTN2Go with cable authentication.

Knapton Wins Platform Event at NCAA Zone D Diving Championships - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Omaha native and two-time All-American Abigail Knapton won the platform dive event at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships. She had a final score of 639.50 (321.10 carried over from prelims).

Big Ten basketball tournament 2019: Maryland vs. Nebraska preview - Testudo Times
After not winning a tournament game since 2016, Maryland basketball will look to change fortunes on Thursday afternoon. In its way first is a team it swept in two-regular season meetings.

Enjoying the Build: 4 Thoughts on Nebraska - On the Banks
Rutgers lost this one, missing a golden opportunity to move on to the second round for the third consecutive season. Instead, it was a 68-61 stinker.

Four Thoughts?

Turnover, turnovers, turnovers:...

My Mom’s Thoughts on Big Ten Basketball - Off Tackle Empire
The reason Washington, D.C. is last is because nothing good ever happens in Washington, D.C.

Indiana doubles price of young alumni football tickets - The Crimson Quarry
Young alumni will pay twice as much per ticket as they did in 2018.

Then There’s This

Global Initiative Mines Retired Hard Disk Drives for Materials and Magnets - IEEE Spectrum
Every year in the United States, roughly 20 million hard drives are retired from data centers

Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Leaves Yacht of USC’s Board of Trustees Chairman |
As Lori Loughlin traveled from Vancouver to L.A. Tuesday night to surrender to federal authorities in the college bribery scandal -- which got her daughter, Olivia Jade, into USC -- Olivia spent the night on the yacht of the Chairman of USC’s Board of Trustees ... but she’s off the boat now, TMZ has learned.

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