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Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament - First Round Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Well, that was a fun filled weekend. I hope you all have caught up on your shows or read a good book or two. Hopefully you also enjoyed our Corn Nation movie nights on Friday and Saturday. In case you missed out we watched Blade Runner on Friday and Monty Python’s Life of Brian on Saturday (I skipped on the latter and watched The Seventh Seal Instead).

We will hopefully be giving you even more random and inclusive content as the next few days, weeks, months...move along without sports. We may not be the funniest, wittiest, or most intelligent group of Cornhusker fans but we will do our best to entertain you.

Mankilling Mastodons

‘It’s about people’s lives’: A week like no other for Nebraska and its sports – The Athletic
The College World Series is canceled. Nebraska football continues its spring, but the popular spring game appears at risk due to COVID-19.

Nebraska Huskers basketball: NU nabs commitment from grad transfer Kobe Webster
Nebraska Huskers basketball: NU nabs commitment from grad transfer Kobe Webster

COVID-19 update: Statement from Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos | KNEB
“I fully support the actions taken by the Big Ten Conference, as well as Chancellor Green and University of Nebraska leadership. Safety of our students, coaches, staff and fans has been the driving force behind the tough, but necessary decisions that have been made.

Other News From The Sporting World

U.S. Soccer Federation Says Male Players Carry ‘More Responsibility’; Backlash Follows - WSJ
The U.S. Soccer Federation faced a public backlash after it asserted in a legal filing this week that a “higher level of skill” and “more responsibility” are required of members of the men’s national team than the women’s team.

The scene: With most sports on hold, Nebraska state basketball tournament gets its 'SportsCenter' moment | Boys Basketball |
The word surreal can be overused in sports at times. But that wasn’t the case this week during the Nebraska boys state basketball tournament.

Mark Emmert -- Rudy Gobert's positive test was 'exclamation point' for NCAA tourney hopes Emmert told ESPN that concerning medical reports, the lack of testing and decisions to curtail mass gatherings to try to contain the pandemic forced the NCAA to cancel the basketball tournaments.

The Titans Re-signed Ryan Tannehill. Is Derrick Henry Next? - The Ringer
Tennessee struck gold when they traded for the Dolphins castoff in 2019. Now, they turn their attention to their Pro Bowl running back.

Why the new NFL CBA is a win for everyone
We got that gift on Sunday with news that the NFL players voted in favor of ratifying the collective bargaining agreement, which guarantees labor peace between the players and owners for the next 10 years.

UFC on ESPN+ 28 takeaways: Charles Oliveira’s rise, Kevin Lee’s future
Post-fight thoughts and analysis on the biggest storylines from UFC on ESPN+ 28, where Charles Oliveira submitted Kevin Lee.

Trevor Bauer organizes sandlot baseball game in Arizona during MLB's COVID-19 shutdown -
Bauer also started a GoFundMe for Reds' workers affected by the league shutdown

MASCOT FRIENDS: Which mascots should be best friends? - Banner Society
Which mascots would we most like to see embracing each other in wholesome fellowship and perhaps doing crimes together as buddies?

Yellow Journalism

New Type Of Peculiar Star Discovered That Only Pulsates On One Side | IFLScience
Astronomers have discovered a truly unique star. The object, known as HD 74423, is a pulsating star. That taken by itself is nothing too unusual – plenty o

Surfing in Fukushima, and how a community rebuilt after nuclear disaster -
Fukushima, nine years after a tsunami and nuclear disaster dismantled a community.

Conceit and Contagion: How the Virus Shocked Europe - Quillette
The World Health Organization announced last week that Europe is now the epicentre of the new coronavirus epidemic.

Fed Cuts Rates to Near Zero and Will Relaunch Bond-Buying Program - WSJ
The Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate to a range of 0% to 0.25% and said it would buy $700 billion in Treasury and mortgage-backed securities in an aggressive bid to prevent market disruptions from aggravating what is likely to be a severe slowdown from the coronavirus pandemic.

Sir Isaac Newton did his best work while working from home during a pandemic. - The Washington Post
With neither older scholars to guide him nor modern media distractions, student Isaac Newton came up with his most amazing works while sheltering from the plague.

Auditory Enlightenment