Some dude on twitter yesterday posted beautiful footage of the past.
Accidentally came across footage of a 1949 college basketball game between Nebraska and Kansas (cc @heady_chris). Both teams segregated at the time. Some of the apparently routine shots they took back then are wild https://t.co/2QTGy7yaXV pic.twitter.com/rq6tQboDcu— Paul Putz (@p_emory) February 26, 2020
The film is in surprisingly good shape and shows a glimpse at an era of basketball that is as you’d expect, quite different from what we watch now. The bucket free throws are a hoot, and as the tweet states, some of the shots are like, “WHAT THE HELL”. Honestly, this is what it looked like when I tried playing basketball in my young days. I just ran around and sometimes threw the ball wildly at the basket. Sometimes I shot from the chest. And although I didn’t see it, sometimes I’d kick a guy’s ankles together as he ran by me. (This is a good way to start a fight in UNL intramurals, btw.)
Note that news article about Northwestern and spring football!
It’s not far away!
More than 59,000 tickets for Husker spring game sold so far, Bill Moos says | Huskers | omaha.com
Nebraska has sold more than 59,000 tickets for the April 18 spring game, Athletic Director Bill Moos said Wednesday night on his monthly Husker Sports Network appearance.
Huskers Beat Missouri Baptist, 4-1 - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska beach volleyball team picked up a 4-1 win over Missouri Baptist on Wednesday to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Nebraska Hosts Big Red Invitational this Weekend - University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska bowling team will host their only home meet of the season this Friday through Sunday at Hollywood Bowl.
Huskers Slam Scarlet Knights, 6-1 - University of Nebraska
East Brunswick, N.J., —The Nebraska women’s tennis team improves to 8-3 on the year and 1-0 in the Big Ten following a 6-1 win over Rutgers on Wednesday afternoon.
Padding the Stats: What Kind of Talent Can Nebraskeball Bring In? | Hail Varsity
Even in the midst of the losingest season in program history, Fred Hoiberg has shown off plenty of coaching acumen. To turn flashes into consistent success, however, Nebraska needs talent, and that’s the biggest question Hoiberg and his staff have to answer: how well can they recruit to Lincoln?
Best Returning Player for Each Big Ten Football Team - Off Tackle Empire
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With 3 games to play in Big Ten regular season competition, Penn State trails just one team in the standings and has a chance to earn the top seed in the conference tournament.
This is Penn fricking State basketball we’re talking about here. Is this another sign of the End of Times? Or is that when Hoiberg wins a NCAA tourney game for Nebraska?
According to CBS Sports, Kobe King is headed to Lincoln.
You can pick up two or three days intake worth of sodium by just reading the comments here.
Thursday Big Ten Preview: Purdue Looks For Seven In A Row Against IU - BT Powerhouse
Purdue has been weird this season as they’ve shown the capability to beat the lights out of some high quality teams and then will follow that up with a complete inability to score the ball.
James Franklin’s new Penn State contract worth up to $38.2M
Penn State coach James Franklin’s new six-year contract with the school will pay him up to $38.2 million plus incentive bonuses, the school announced Wednesday.
QB competition, offensive revolution, and more notes from the first day of Northwestern football spring practice - Inside NU
Pat Fitzgerald, Mike Bajakian, and a trio of signal-callers met with the media to begin the spring.
Former Purdue Baseball Coach Dave Alexander Passes - Hammer and Rails
Purdue’s current facility is named after its former long-time coach.
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Vox is currently looking for a lot of people. They are particularly looking for managers for the SBNation sites of Florida State, LSU, Indiana, and Arkansas.
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Then There’s This
The proportion of adults aged 65 and older who said they had used cannabis in the previous year increased from 2.4 percent in 2015 to 4.2 percent in 2018 — a jump of 75 percent, the study found.
That’s also up a whopping 950 percent from the 0.4 percent of older adults who reported in 2006 that they had used cannabis during the previous 12 months.
This shouldn’t shock anyone. It’s not like these people didn’t toke part of their life through the 60s, 70s. All that crap about your parents/grandparents and how they were never doing “bad” things, the “good old days” - it’s 90% bullshit.
Why are the laws changing? Because the old people demand it. Maybe it’ll be the one good thing the flower children do for the country.
On February 4th, 2020 during the X-Summit London event, General Manager Toshi Iida finally announced the development of the new X-T4, featuring the (now aging) 26MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor + X Processor 4 and the updated IBIS mechanism. The wait is finally over, but is the X-T4 exactly what we were all waiting for? Let’s find out.
Am I drooling? Yes, I’m drooling. Dammit.
You’re An Ass
Is that redundant because this is a media guy? You can tell me in the comments.
Don’t panic. Doctors/ virologists I’m speaking to say 98% of people will be fine, even if they get Covid-19. They expect it will go around the world, but that most people who get it will be a little sick, then recover. The danger is to vulnerable people. Hospitals/ old age homes.— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) February 26, 2020
The replies to this tweet are amazing, but I’d just point out that this guy.... is an ass. Not a fun ass. Not a joyful ass. He’s the type of ass who posts this shit who knows exactly what’s he’s doing, which is sensationalizing a subject that’s already scaring the hell out of common people all over the world.