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NCAA Basketball: Hall of Fame Classic-Texas Tech at Nebraska Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Remember when a young and slightly inexperienced Texas Tech team beat Nebraska earlier this year?

Yeah, that team. They’re in the national championship game and playing Virginia for all the marbles tonight.

A lot has happened since that fateful loss for Nebraska. From what it looks, it was just the start for the Red Raiders. It’s nice to see two teams that are not normally in the championship. I know most of us picked such teams as North Carolina, Michigan State, or even Duke (really?) to win it and this probably busted our brackets, but it makes the sport fun.

Right?

Anyway, on to flakes...

Cornhuskers

Husker hoops goes on weekend recruiting offer binge
Nebraska's new basketball staff was busy Saturday making offers.

Huskers complete sweep over Purdue with 9-4 win, extend perfect home record | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
A six-run fourth inning by Nebraska baseball was enough for the Huskers to complete the series sweep in a 9-5 victory over Purdue on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon at Hawks

Both Nebraska men and women’s track and field teams win at Husker Spring Invitational | Huskers | omaha.com
Nebraska dominated the men’s competition with a score of 238.50, winning by 103 points over second-place North Dakota State.

College Basketball National Championship

Women's Final Four: Baylor digs deep to claim third national title
Baylor overcame the loss of star forward Lauren Cox and withstood a furious Notre Dame rally to capture the third national title in school history.

ON TO THE NEXT: Red Raiders down Spartans to advance to the National Championship - Viva The Matadors
Matt Mooney led Texas Tech and put up 22 points for the win

National championship 2019: Will Virginia or Texas Tech win? | SI.com
There's a national championship on the line Monday night. We made our best guesses between Texas Tech and Virginia.

In First N.C.A.A. Title Game, Virginia Savors Shot at Redemption - The New York Times
The Cavaliers have pulled off two consecutive narrow victories. Who is to say they don’t have one more in them?

Underdogs again, Texas Tech is right where they want to be
If you were not already aware, Texas Tech’s Chris Beard enjoys his role as the underdog heading into Monday night’s NCAA National Championship game.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BIG PREVIEW: Virginia Cavaliers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - Streaking The Lawn
The final game of the 2018-19 season. Can the Hoos bring it home?

Kyle Guy was clutch to send Virginia to the NCAA championship game - SBNation.com
Kyle Guy hit three free throws in the final second to lift Virginia over Auburn in the Final Four, sending the Cavaliers to the national championship game.

Other News from the Sporting World

College Insider lawsuit against University of Northern Colorado dropped, but civil litigation still a possibility | GreeleyTribune.com
The open records dispute between College Insider and University of Northern Colorado has been dropped according to a document filed in Weld District Court. However, an attorney representing College Insider said a civil suit in the matter is still a possibility.

Duke 'looking into' claims Nike paid Zion Williamson's mother | NCAA Basketball | Sporting News

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With ratings flailing, Vince McMahon and family got on stage in late 2018 and promised to start listening to fans and giving them what they want. WrestleMania 35 was the culmination of that promise...

Now politicians across the country are coming after the NCAA - SBNation.com
The NCAA’s amateurism model is under pressure from more sides than ever before, and politicians are taking notice.

How winning the Final Four can change a college basketball program forever - SBNation.com
After this weekend in Minneapolis, everything could be different for Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech, or Auburn.

Bruce Pearl’s complicated history with NCAA rules, explained - SBNation.com
One of college basketball’s most boisterous personalities also has one of the sport’s shadiest pasts.

Meet Lazarus Lake, the Man Behind the Barkley Marathons | Outside Online
Gary Cantrell, a.k.a. Lazarus Lake, has been running ultra distances since before ultrarunning was even a thing.

The intersection of insurgent warfare and football strategy: A night with ‘professor’ Mike Leach – The Athletic
Leach, Washington State's eccentric head coach, is co-teaching a seminar on campus this spring, and it's everything you could imagine.

Dollars and sense: After five years and thousands of headaches, Wrigley Field renovations are (almost) done – The Athletic
Wrigley Field keeps getting fancier.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

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