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It’s National FFA Week! Yes, it is one of the three weeks every year I remind you of the greatest youth organization the U.S. of A. has to offer. Yes, I participated in did you guess? (The other two weeks are the Nebraska and national FFA conventions.)

There are over 700,000 students participating in FFA this year across the U.S. They do learn about “typical” ag topics like animal science, soils, and horticulture. They also learn about food science, aquaculture, business management and biotechnology. FFA members compete in contests like job interviews and public speaking to go with livestock judging and farm management.

So, let’s give a shoutout to the kids brave enough to wear blue and gold corduroy jackets. Happy FFA Week everyone!

VIDEO: Ricketts proclaims “FFA Week” in Nebraska | KTIC Radio

Frosted Flakes

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This Lamar Jackson even played a little QB in high school, too!

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The Nebraska men’s tennis team split two matches on a road trip to Texas this weekend against the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners and the Texas Longhorns.

Huskers Qualify for NCAA Championships - University of Nebraska
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A bill to give college athletes the ability to profit off of their name, image and likeness passed through General Filing with a 36-4 vote.

Clinical trials of drug to treat coronavirus begin at University of Nebraska Medical Center
Remdesivir is an investigational broad-spectrum antiviral treatment.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

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Michigan scraps spring trip due to coronavirus fears
After trips to Italy, France and South Africa over the previous three springs, the Michigan football program will not be traveling overseas due to coronavirus concerns, the school said.

Ryan Day Set to Receive Three-Year Contract Extension Through 2026, Will Receive More Than $20 Million from Ohio State over Next Three Seasons | Eleven Warriors
Ryan Day will receive more than $20 million in total pay over the next three seasons as part of a three-year extension that extends his Ohio State contract through 2026.

Tony Romo contract: ESPN ready to offer him blockbuster deal - Sports Illustrated
ESPN is reportedly getting ready to pursue Tony Romo if he doesn’t reach a new deal with CBS.

Imperfect prospect: After historic season, focus shifts to Joe Burrow’s flaws
Give Joe Burrow credit, before the drills of the 2020 NFL scouting combine even began he’d already delivered what promises to be the week’s best line.

The true cost of inequality in high school football -
In 2018, three Mississippi high schoolers died while playing football. Their lives illustrate how race and class puts some athletes in greater danger from the game than others.

He Loved To Hit | By Ron Johnson II
Following his father’s death, Ron Johnson II and his family donated the former Steeler’s brain to the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics could face ‘cancellation’ from coronavirus: IOC member - Business Insider
If coronavirus isn’t under control, the Olympics are too big and have too many moving parts to change locations or delay the games.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician and 'Hidden Figures' hero, dies at 101
The pioneering mathematician helped send the first U.S. astronauts to space—including on the Apollo flights to the moon.

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But of all the things I fell in love with, there's one that I can't stop thinking about: the toilets.

Prehistoric Bird Discovered Underneath Siberian Permafrost With Feathers And Talons Intact
Scientists identified the 46,000-year-old specimen as a horned lark species which they believe could be an ancestor to the two lark species alive now.

Reporter Inadvertently Turns On Facebook Mask Filter In Live News Mishap - Digg
ABC 13 TV reporter Justin Hinton was reporting on the snowy conditions in North Carolina and accidentally switched on Facebook Live filters right as he went live.

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Ultramarathons are surging in popularity – more than 600,000 people took part in one in 2018. As they do, elite athletes are pushing human boundaries, running faster for longer distances

How to win Monopoly in the shortest possible time - BBC Future
One of the best-selling board games of all time makes several cardinal sins of good design, which means it has attracted a great deal of ire over the years.

Then There’s This

Sydney Baboon Escape: Male Runs Off with 2 Females Before His Scheduled Vasectomy
Male Baboon Runs Off with Two Females Before His Scheduled Vasectomy