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NCAA Football: South Alabama at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports


That was one heck of a weekend.

Who’s ready for Colorado?

I hope the football team is.

What happened this past weekend in Memorial Stadium did not give us much hope.

But, we will be fine.

The football team will be fine.

The state...will be fine.


Mankilling Mastodons

Nebraska Football: RJ Sorensen an impressive commitment for Huskers
Nebraska Football landed a commitment from defensive end RJ Sorensen on Sunday. He has the potential to be a game changer for the program.

Aberration or reality? Why Scott Frost is vowing to fix Nebraska’s offense after Week 1 – The Athletic
The Huskers won, boosted by three non-offensive touchdowns, but the offense found its "lackadaisical" opening performance unacceptable.

WATCH: Scott Frost talks about mother's Nebraska Hall of Fame induction
Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Scott Frost spoke about how proud he is of his mother, Carol, on the eve of her induction into the Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame.

Women’s volleyball begins season doubly swept in Nebraska | Daily Bruin
The Bruins couldn’t win a single set. UCLA women’s volleyball (0-2) was swept in both of its matches this weekend at the Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Don't Fret Over the Offense, Adrian Martinez Was Just Off | Hail Varsity
Nebraska Cornhuskers football, athletics and recruiting news, insider videos, analysis, and forums on Hail Varsity

Sunday Morning Coming Down // Week 1 - Off Tackle Empire
We’re Back! With a Thud!

News From Other Sporting Clubs

5 things we learned about Big Ten football after Week 1, including a possible QB competition at Michigan. Plus, our updated power rankings. - Chicago Tribune
Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson is being pushed by Dylan McCaffrey. The interesting question is whether the division of labor will evolve throughout the season.

College football rankings: Hugh Freeze coached from a bed - 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 a permanent copy of future editions.

College football: USC QB JT Daniels out for the season
Daniels tore the ACL and meniscus in his right knee during Saturday’s win over Fresno State.

Wyoming stuns Missouri for first Power Five win of Craig Bohl era | Football |
LARAMIE — It had shades of 2004.

Our Guide To The Exuberant Nonsense Of College Fight Songs | FiveThirtyEight
Ahead of college football season, we analyzed the music and lyrics of fight songs from all the Power Five schools plus Notre Dame.

Naomi Osaka Salvages Another Awkward Moment at the U.S. Open - The New York Times
With an act of kindness, Osaka, the world No. 1, helped 15-year-old Coco Gauff process her disappointment after she lost their third-round match.

3 Takeaways from the Rocky Mountain Showdown - The Ralphie Report
Looking back at CU’s 52-31 win.

Yellow Journalisim

Meritocracy Is Killing High-School Sports - The Atlantic
Athletics are supposed to be great equalizers in American life. But they’re being hijacked by the wealthy.

Where is ‘the Midwest’? Here’s What You Told Us. - CityLab
We surveyed more than 12,000 people (and counting) about the most contentious border question in the U.S. to reveal the true geography of America’s midsection.

McDonald’s Purchases $180 Million in Commodities from Nebraska | Rural Radio Network
Delivering quality ingredients to all of our customers requires the hard work of millions of farmers, ranchers and producers and suppliers in dozens of countries around the world.

Two Gun and Trey and Me - between coasts
The man in the white cowboy hat knew the jig was up the day he entered a Chicago courtroom, placed his hand on the Bible and swore to tell the whole truth.

Auditory Enlightenment

Monday Haiku

Two deep breaths today

Enlightenment is your goal

Drink enough water