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Hoiberg Flakes: It’s Summer Time!

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Husker sports are dormant for the next couple of months. Enjoy it!

Fred Hoiberg holds the ball

The Nebraska baseball team lost their final game this weekend. A 16-1 defeat to UConn in the Oklahoma City Regional.

To give the team credit, they did pull a late nigher not even twelve hours before. A heart breaker of a loss in the 9th inning to Oklahoma State. I can’t imagine those players sleeping well after that loss and preparing well for a noon game the next day.

With that the University of Nebraska’s sports teams are now dormant for the summer. Well at least for a couple of months before the basketball team heads to Italy and fall camp starts for next years squads.

Through this time we hope to entertain you during these down months. You have probably read “Night at the Movies with Corn Nation” or our historical markers series. Those will continue to be produced through the season and many more should be popping up.

Personally, I would also take this time to sit back and recharge for the upcoming season. There will be a lot to look forward to.

Football should be improved from last year. Scott Frost and his staff have been turning these players into a well oiled machine and many across the country are starting to take notice. I can’t believe that they will be world beaters in the second season under his guidance, but they should put a nice performance on the field.

Volleyball loses a few great players as they always do but with this system. There should be little drop or possibly even an increase in play in Devaney for these ladies. They are good and will continue to be good for the foreseeable future.

Then there is basketball. Amy Williams is still building the women’s basketball program into a contender in the Big Ten while new men’s coach Fred Hoiberg will have something completely new coming for the fans. Basketball season comes quick and you will be watching these squads before you know it.

So, until then I recommend you sit back and relax until the fall season starts. Maybe spend more time outside and with your friends and family. Our country has plenty of attractions for you to go out and enjoy.

Don’t worry, you won’t miss anything. We at Corn Nation will make sure you are kept up to date with all of our articles and podcasts all summer long.

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