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Frosted Flakes: Here Comes the Rain Again

More bad weather, three Nebraska teams in regionals and Husker track and field sending 14 to nationals

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Large Tornadoes Touch Down Around Kansas City As Extreme Midwest Weather Continues Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images

Tornadoes, floods and hail have all been in the news lately. I hope that wherever you are, you are safe and dry!

We have not been able to start baseball season for the ranchhands yet. They have barely even been able to practice. Ranchhand 2’s team tried to tarp their field last night in anticipation of today’s rain and tonight’s game. For some facilities, this is a relatively easy task.

For a small town with few extra funds, it usually means talking to someone who covers their hay piles, hoping they aren’t using one of their large tarps and is willing to let the baseball team borrow it.

Hopefully, the boys finally get to hear “Play Ball!” tonight.

Frosted Flakes

All 3 D-I schools in Nebraska make NCAA baseball tournament - The Washington Post
Omaha Mavericks’ bid gives state of Nebraska 3 teams in NCAA baseball tournament for first time

Steven M. Sipple: Huskers swing and miss on chance for landmark day, but June holds promise | Column |
”This team isn’t going anywhere,” said Nebraska junior outfielder Joe Acker, who had two hits Sunday. “We’re going to get back to Lincoln and rest up. We’re going to hopefully...

A quick peek at the four teams in the Oklahoma City Regional | Huskers |
Oklahoma State, UConn, Nebraska and Harvard will battle it out in Oklahoma State beginning Friday.

The Huskers take on UConn Friday at noon (central) for the first regional game.

Huskers Qualify 14 for NCAA Track & Field Championships
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Nebraska track and field team locked up six more bids to the NCAA Championships on the third and final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Round on Saturday at Hornet Stadium. The Huskers finished with a total of 14 bids to the NCAA Championships.

Carlos Davis goes big ... in another sport
Both the Davis twins will be competing in nationals in a couple weeks.

Nebraska Football: Huskers hosting a tight end is intriguing
Nebraska Football hosted a tight end on Tuesday and that should raise questions about the current depth at the tight end position.

Now cancer-free, Jovan Dewitt thanks wife, family, fellow Husker coaches on road to recovery | Big Red Today blog |
The cancer is gone. So are 95 pounds. And most of his voice. Nebraska outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt spent the past four months in treatment and therapy for throat

Good news for Coach Dewitt!

Raiders sign controversial guard Richie Incognito to a one-year deal
Incognito is back in the NFL after a year off, signing a one-year deal with the Raiders on Tuesday.

You just knew it would be the Raiders.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

RJ Hampton: 5-star prospects makes rare decision to bolt for overseas
RJ Hampton, a five-star prospect, announced his decision to play professional basketball overseas and forgo his NCAA eligibility on Tuesday.

Maryland builds on success with 14th NCAA women's lacrosse title
Maryland is atop the women's lacrosse world again, crowned as NCAA champion for the 14th time in its history on Sunday after depriving Boston College yet again of its first title.

The highlight video was pretty cool. Think rugby except that everyone gets to carry a stick too.

Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Josh Dobbs Flies F-16 Fighter Jet With Sports Illustrated – CBS Pittsburgh
Josh Dobbs is giving his fans a look into what he will potentially be doing when he hangs up the cleats.

MLB: Photographer nailed with first pitch at Royals-White Sox game
A photographer was hit on a first pitch that went crazily awry Tuesday night before the Kansas City Royals game against the White Sox in Chicago.

Sports Illustrated magazine sold for $110 million
NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Illustrated magazine has been sold for $110 million to a company that specializes in managing fashion, entertainment and sports brands, including marketing rights to...

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Fruit Bats Trade Food for Sex
Female Egyptian fruit bats living in captivity will consistently take food right from the mouths of their male peers. Now the Tel Aviv University team that made that discovery is back with new evidence to explain why the males put up with it.

Civil War plant medicines blast drug-resistant bacteria in lab tests
During the height of the Civil War, the Confederate Surgeon General commissioned a guide to traditional plant remedies of the South, as battlefield physicians faced high rates of infections among the wounded and shortages of conventional medicines.

NBA Headbands Are A Thing Again | FiveThirtyEight
We're surprised, too.

Productivity and the Joy of Doing Things the Hard Way | WIRED
I like a good efficiency hack as well as anyone, but sometimes we should take the long way around.

Zombie Science: Could We Ever Resurrect the Dead?
Here are a few examples of how scientists have attempted to bring the dead back to life.

Hailstorm rakes Nebraska for 300 miles
The severe weather rolled across the state, following the I-80 corridor for more than 300 miles, from the Colorado border to Iowa.

Then There’s This

We could just rename this section - “More Adventures of Florida Man”

Watch: Snake captured after being discovered in Florida man's toilet
A Florida man received an unusual surprise in the bathroom when a ball python slithered out of his toilet and bit him on the hand.