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Frosted Flakes: Big Ten Baseball Tournament Starts Today

Two Huskers baseball players receive all-conference honors. And don’t kiss cows. Just don’t.

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Gallery: Nebraska Baseball Wraps Up Regular Season

Are any of you headed to Omaha for the Big Ten baseball tournament? Two of our CN writers are going to be there so make sure to bring a Cobby sign and wave at the press box every now and then.

The Huskers play tonight at 9 pm. as the #5 seed (vs #4 Minnesota). The Huskers finished in a three-way tie for third with Minnesota and Illinois but fell to the fifth seed due to series losses to both teams. Pitching depth is always tested for teams that advance very far in the tournament. The Huskers have that for sure, but need the offense to build on the end of season uptick we saw in the final few games for that to matter.

We’re going to be soggy in the northern part of the state today, but everything looks like it will be “go flight” at TD Ameritrade park...until Saturday and Sunday that is. But this is Nebraska. Who knows what the forecast will be by then.

Two Huskers earned all-conference honors, outfielder Aaron Palensky and designated hitter Cam Chick. Chick also made the all-freshman team.

Nebraska's Palensky, Chick earn All-Big Ten baseball honors | Huskers |
First-year Nebraska baseball players Aaron Palensky and Cam Chick earned Big Ten honors Tuesday.

Huskers know first foe and road map for Big Ten Tournament
The Huskers will match up on Wednesday against a team that gave them some heartache earlier in the year.

Go Big Red!

Frosted Flakes

CU Buffs' Pac-12 payout rises but still trails Big 12, Huskers
Even with the Rose Bowl bonus, Colorado and other Pac-12 schools sit fourth out of the four Power 5 leagues whose earnings have been reported.



Recruiting: Iowa Western defensive lineman Perrion Winfrey eyeing visit to Nebraska | Big Red Today blog |
Iowa Western Community College defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey has offers from several of college football's giants — including Nebraska.

Bucs finalizing one-year deal with Ndamukong Suh -
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are closing in on a one-year deal with veteran defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

Ndamukong Suh brings the 2010 NFL Draft full circle for the Buccaneers -
The Buccaneers’ draft strategy in 2010 was to take whichever elite defensive tackle the Lions didn’t want.

A Husker great is headed back to Florida.

Foecke plays for first time with U.S. women's national team | Huskers |
Former Nebraska volleyball player Mikaela Foecke played in a match for the first time with the United States women’s national volleyball team on Tuesday in Ruse, Bulgaria.

Steven M. Sipple: With Mills (likely) in fold, picking Nebraska to win division isn't as far-fetched | Column |
As long as a final transcript checks out, Dedrick Mills will be on the Nebraska campus this week. The minute he arrives, he'll be the team's most powerful running back.

The backfield was a big question mark for the Huskers and one of the reasons I avoided becoming overly optimistic about the season. Mills’ arrival helps answer some questions, and let’s hope this turns out better than Greg Bell, Jordan Stevenson...

Fritzsche ready to be part of that B1G life at Nebraska
He made a gutsy position move for his final high school season. Turns out it was also the right one for Jimmy Fritzsche, who will continue a family legacy.

Husker hoops hires director of basketball operations to complete staff | Men's Basketball |
The Nebraska men's basketball team announced the hiring of Luca Virgilio as director of basketball operations Monday.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Passan -- How a 19-year-old prospect is turning the MLB draft upside down
By agreeing to a deal to play in Japan and shunning the draft, Carter Stewart will make himself millions of dollars and might be changing the way baseball does business.

NBA Mock Draft: Zion Williamson headed to Pelicans, stock watch |
With the NBA draft lottery and combine behind us, which prospects have helped themselves the most? The Front Office mocks all 60 draft picks following a surprising week in Chicago.

Seth Curry reflects on losing to Steph, shares funny Game 4 moment
Steph Curry is headed to his fifth straight NBA Finals.
Seth Curry is headed home for the summer.

Texans' J.J. Watt did something cool to help student get better grade
The Texans star took time to film a commercial for "Energy Chips" in hopes the student will get a better grade on a project.

With Rob Gronkowski now retired, JJ Watt might be the most fun personality in the NFL.

How EA Sports's NCAA Football video game could make a comeback
Revival of EA Sports' popular college football video game a possibility as NCAA studies issue of athlete name, image and likeness.

In a first, researchers identify reddish coloring in an ancient fossil – a 3-million-year-old mouse | SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
X-rays reveal an extinct mouse was dressed in brown to reddish fur on its back and sides and had a tiny white tummy.

I still don’t like mice. Even ancient ones.

Crime fighting just got easier as burglars reveal all | UoP News
In the first re-enactment of a burglary by experienced burglars, other criminals and those with no criminal experience, 160 people were asked to scout a virtual neighbourhood, choose a house to burgle and burgle it.

Amazingly, the burglars were better at burgling than non-burglars.

Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-up - Uppsala University, Sweden
A team of Swedish and British scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The results indicate that an individual’s genetic make-up has a great influence on whether they choose to acquire a dog. Genes appear to account for more than half of the difference in dog ownership.

I’m all for science, but this study seemed pointless. I’m also a cat person.

Sedimentary, my dear Johnson: Is NASA looking at the wrong rocks for clues to Martian life? -- ScienceDaily
While volcanic, igneous rock predominates on Mars, virtually the entire Earth fossil record comes from sedimentary rocks. Addressing the problem, Swedish scientists have begun compiling evidence of fossilized microbes in underexplored igneous rock environments on Earth, to help guide where to search for a Martian fossil record -- and what to look for.

First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children | UW News
Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health.

There really is an app for everything!

In guppy courtship, the unusual male wins - Florida State University News
When it comes to choosing a mate, female guppies often go for the mates with the flashiest, most interesting color patterns.

Just like the dog study above, I’m not sure how this advances that state of human knowledge, but okay.

World's best beards compete in Antwerp | The Independent
The World Beard and Moustache Championships took place over the weekend in Belgium. Hosted this year by the Antwerp Moustache Club, the biennial competition recognises the most impressive and well-groomed facial hair from around the globe.

This may or may not prove the point of the guppy study above.

Then There’s This

‘Cow kiss challenge’: Austria tells people to shun charity dare | World news | The Guardian
Agriculture minister issues warning after Swiss app encourages fundraising challenge

Seriously though. Kissing cows is not a good idea.