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Frosted Flakes: Spring Football, Boys State Basketball, Beach Volleyball

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I don’t think Mother Nature got the memo that it is supposed to be spring.

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It’s high school state basketball week. I believe I mentioned previously that Ranchhand 2 is part of the bench mob for his boys basketball team. The boys punched their ticket to the state tournament last week by winning their district final game and amassing the best record in school history. They are a fun team to watch, very unselfish and they like to play fast.

As you can imagine, state basketball fever has taken over our little town. The support and enthusiasm is something I’m sure these boys will remember for the rest of their lives. Now, we’re just crossing our fingers that they can really put a cherry on top of the season with some new hardware.

Frosted Flakes

(Video) Scott Frost, Nebraska players address the media – Huskers Spring Press Conference | KTIC Radio

We heard a lot to like at yesterday’s press conference. Of course, everyone is bigger, faster, and stronger and way ahead of where they were last year. It’s a spring ritual.
Now, if only spring would take the hint and get here already.

Husker football fans share some of their favorite memories in Memorial Stadium | Big Red Today blog | omaha.com
Throughout March, the Husker History Twitter account is asking fans for their input on a variety of questions, from the Mount Rushmore of Husker football players to the toughest loss

Huskers' Berger earns No. 2 seed for Big Ten Championships | Huskers | fremonttribune.com
Nine Nebraska wrestlers earned pre-seeds for the Big Ten Championships, which will take place Saturday and Sunday in Rosemont, Illinois.

It’s not just the women’s basketball team that will be part of the conference tournament this weekend.

NU bowling finishes regular season with 2nd-place finish at home | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
The Nebraska bowling team finished up its regular season this weekend at its home meet, the Big Red Invitational. The Huskers finished the tournament with an 8-3 record en route

Huskers grab a pair of beach volleyball victories in San Diego | Volleyball | journalstar.com
Nebraska will return home on a six-match winning streak after going 2-0 with a pair of 4-1 victories over San Diego Mesa and West Valley in San Diego on Sunday.

Beach volleyball means spring. Are you beginning to get the hint Mother Nature?

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Was Jim Delany good for college sports? - SBNation.com
The breadth of his legacy is unquestioned. The value? Depends on who you ask.

College football's best spring quarterback competitions
Five of the past six national champs had first-year starters, and jobs are up for grabs at places such as Auburn, Michigan State and Oklahoma State.

Warriors draft first woman into NBA 2K league
Chiquita Evans has become the first woman drafted into the NBA 2K League.

Royals catcher Salvador Perez to undergo Tommy John surgery
The Kansas City Royals and Salvador Perez did not get good news on the six-time All-Star catcher's injured right elbow Tuesday.

MOM, DON’T READ THIS | By Seth Jones
The guys thought this was the funniest thing in the world. I got destroyed. I was trapped.

Why The Lakers Imploded | FiveThirtyEight
As the Los Angeles Lakers limped into the All-Star break, there was no use in sugarcoating reality: Just about everything that realistically could go wrong had …

More Noise and Other Disturbances

How Amazon's Algorithms Curated a Dystopian Bookstore | WIRED
How gameable recommendation systems mislead customers about health information.

Right now, ‘artificial intelligence’ is making humans more stupid as untrue and biased information is more attractive to algorithms and being given more validity than it deserves.

Can Any Animal Survive Without Sleep?
Scientists have yet to find a truly sleepless creature. But animals that survive on very short bouts of slumber could be the key to demystifying sleep’s function.

Are They Real? The Dubious History Of Chastity Belts
Chastity belts have long held their place in hisotry by broaching the sunject of sexuality and prurience, but how real are these iron contraptions?

A 10-million-pound undersea cable just set an internet speed record | Popular Science
Undersea cables are the backbone of the internet as we know it.

'Brilliant' man who was an inventor of the calculator dies
DALLAS (AP) — Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the hand-held electronic calculator who is described by those who knew him as not only brilliant but also kind with a good sense of humor, has...

Did you have a high school math teacher that warned you “you won’t get to take a calculator with you everywhere you go”? Hahahaha! We just combined it with a phone, newspaper, word processor, browser, camera, and spy we can’t live without and carry it in our pocket.

(Disclaimer: I had an awesome high school math teacher and I don’t remember her ever saying this. Just in case she reads Corn Nation...)

Then There’s This

Top 10 ‘Florida Man’ Stories: Alligators, Drugs And Theft Are Common : NPR
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most Florida of them all? A new top 10 list of bizarre stories from a Miami-based injury claims company attempts to answer that question.

I think I can already imagine Cobby’s offseason story series...