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Hoiberg Flakes: The Derby, GOT, & New Nebrasketball Podcast

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It’s going to be fun week, right?

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It was a fun crazy weekend with the weather in Lincoln, Kentucky Derby finish, and the NHL and NBA playoffs. Also, there was Game of Thrones and something to do with a coffee cup. I’ll leave you grommets to discuss the meaning of that. I’m so behind on that show that I gave up on spoilers a long time ago.

Also, tomorrow is the first episode of our new Nebrasketball Podcast “Of Bagarangs and Daggers”. It will be hosted by yours truly along with Nate McHugh. Nate writes about football on here but is also a basketball coach so he will bring a wealth of knowledge that I only wish I had.

If you already subscribe to the Five Heart Podcast on your podcast deliverer of choice then you will automatically get ours every Tuesday. If not, I suggest adding it and getting the full Corn Nation Experience. At the bottom of this article is the latest episode where Nate and I are interviewed previewing the show.

So, please listen and tell your friends.

Also, below is Kade Dohmen and Evan Wiebe with Herbie Husker after they graduated from UNL this past weekend. They are both looking for jobs and are good solid workers. We are very proud of their accomplishments and their work here at Corn Nation.

Anyone Hiring? Let us know in the comments.

Anyway, on to flakes...

Cornhuskers

Husker softball earns No. 8 seed for the Big Ten Tournament - KLKN-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com
The Nebraska softball team starts its Big Ten Tournament play on Thursday.

Nebraska Basketball: Thor making a wise choice by coming back
As Nebraska basketball loses players to the transfer market, one player from last year is coming back , and he can make an impact.

Nebraska Is Way Ahead Of Any Other Team In 2020 Scholarship Offers
It's been quite a while since Nebraska was counted among the elite in college football recruiting - but not for lack of trying.

Northwestern handles Nebraska baseball 10-2 - KLKN-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com
Northwestern handles Nebraska 10-2 to take game two of the series, Huskers move to 23-18 on the year.

Other News from the Sporting World

Gary West Questions Transparency of Kentucky Stewards - BloodHorse
One day after seeing his Maximum Security become the first horse disqualified from victory in the Kentucky Derby (G1) because of interference, owner Gary West expressed frustration that he has not been able to meet with the stewards.

The Kentucky Derby is Louisville’s 2-week bender - SBNation.com
Louisville is your typical, boring, mid-size city. Then the Kentucky Derby happens.

The Rockets Finally Took Advantage Of Steph Curry’s Struggles In Game 3 | FiveThirtyEight Get into a close game with the Golden State Warriors, and more often than not, they are going to beat you. Since Steve Kerr was hired prior to the 2014-15 campa…

Mandel’s Mailbag: Why Utah might be the Pac-12’s best team in 2019 – The Athletic
Gauging the Pac-12's top contenders, revisiting the post-spring Top 25 and more.

Sebastian Janikowski retires after 19 seasons in the NFL, all but one with the Raiders - CBSSports.com
The former All-Pro kicker was a first-round draft pick

Cubs demolish the Cardinals 13-5 and seize 1st place in the NL Central - Chicago Tribune
The Cubs demolished the Cardinals 13-5 and seized first place in NL Central on Sunday night. Jose Quintana pitched six strong innings, and Willson Contreras and Kris Bryant homered, Bryant's being a grand slam.

Arizona Wildcats basketball: Report states NCAA investigation has begun
The Arizona Daily Star is reporting that an NCAA investigation into Arizona’s men's basketball program has begun, citing confirmation from officials.

When the world went to war, college football adapted to play its own role – The Athletic
When the U.S. entered World War II, football became an integral part of military training at many college campuses around the country. ($)

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Instagram influencers are out, slackers are in — Quartzy
It may soon stop being cool to try so damn hard.

Tech Giants Rethink the Businesses That Made Them Big - WSJ
Google, Facebook and other tech giants have long tinkered with ways to grow outside the core businesses they dominate. Now those efforts are becoming urgent.

In News Industry, a Stark Divide Between Haves and Have-Nots
Local newspapers are failing to make the digital transition larger players did — and are in danger of vanishing ($ Maybe)

Acoustic Assimilation