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Hoiberg Flakes: Fall Is Around The Corner

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BRUCE BISPING ¥ Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune. Chaska, MN., Friday, 12/9/2005. (left to right) Fred and Carol Hoiberg talked about the following weeks activities for the family while in the kitchen. Photo by BRUCE BISPING/Star Tribune via Getty Images

We didn’t have much of a summer here in Nebraska. It got hot at times but not nearly what we normally have. I’m blaming Zoroaster. He must be upset about something.

Can we do something to keep him happy?



Anywho, fall is coming early and while the crops need the heat it is nice to have the cool evenings again.

Mankilling Mastodons

Five Things Learned: Northern Illinois Huskies at Nebraska Cornhuskers - Hustle Belt
Just because NIU got blown out doesn’t mean we didn’t learn anything

Husker volleyball rallies past Loyola Marymount - KLKN-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE;
Husker volleyball rallies past Loyola Marymount - Highlights/Reaction.

Fast Takes after Huskers get some chicken soup against NIU
Some quick thoughts after the Huskers handled their business efficiently (except for the kicking) against Northern Illinois.

Upon further review: On injury concerns, Maurice Washington’s burst and Scott Frost’s decision to cut it loose – The Athletic
Early exits by Cam Taylor-Britt and Brenden Jaimes dampened an impressive showing in Week 3. What happens next at their spots? ($)

Nebraska's Ground Game Looks Closer to Taking Off | Hail Varsity
Nebraska Cornhuskers football, athletics and recruiting news, insider videos, analysis, and forums on Hail Varsity

News From Other Sporting Clubs

A crazy cradle of coaches: Mike Leach’s original Texas Tech staff and team – The Athletic
They were outsiders whose style of play made them the in-crowd. Now nearly two dozen of them have gone on to prominent coaching roles. ($)

College football rankings: The weekend in which *Iowa won on a punt* - Banner Society
Almost all college football rankings are fleeting and meaningless. In that spirit, each edition of The Top Whatever will be deleted seven days after publish. Subscribe to The Read Option newsletter to retain permanent copies of future editions.

Costly practice, questionable benefit | GateHouse News
Scientists say the millions spent on home-game hotel rooms may be harming players’ sleep.

Report: NBA Proposes Harsher Tampering Consequences
The NBA has proposed to increase the penalties for tampering and cap circumvention.

The Cardinals Spread It Out Like No Other Team — But How Much Is Too Much? | FiveThirtyEight
The Air Raid has led to more four-receiver sets for Arizona than any other team.

Iowa had a police-escorted sandwich delivery during weather delay vs. Iowa State
Helped by a police escort, they brought back about 60 sandwiches for the Hawkeyes players from three different local eateries.

Sunday Morning Coming Down // Week 3 - Off Tackle Empire
It’s Oh Sh*t Week in the B1G

Legendary and beloved former coach John Ralston dies – The Mercury News
John Ralston, a longtime and beloved Bay Area college and professional sports figure, passed away peacefully in Sunnyvale on Saturday. He was 92.

Penalties loom large as Illinois drops to 2-1 - The Champaign Room
Familiar problems were on display in Illinois’ inconsistent performance against Eastern Michigan

The original version of ‘NFL Primetime’ can never be topped -
The one thing related to the NFL that everyone can agree was good.

The Winners and Losers of NFL Week 2 - The Ringer
Josh Allen and the Bills are officially the kings of New York—and New Jersey. Plus: Chicago finally finds a kicker, the NFL says goodbye to the baseball diamond, and Kliff Kingsbury may be a coward.

Yellow Journalism

Throw away your calendars: The Far Side is finally coming to the internet
Nearly 25 years after bringing his iconic The Far Side strip to an end, Gary Larson seems to have come around on this whole “internet” thing.

Scientists' Understanding of Anxiety is Radically Evolving—But How Long Will it Take for Treatments to Catch Up?
We just might be on the cusp of a mental health treatment revolution as researchers find that anxiety is a whole-brain phenomenon and proceed in identifying the complex neuronal circuits involved.

Auditory Enlightenment

Monday Haiku

Our line needs some work

It won’t happen overnight

Need more Ovaltine