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2020 College Football Isn’t Dead...Yet

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So there’s a little bit going on right now in regards to college sports right now. Basically we are no longer sure that there will be any this fall. Yes, the Big Ten just put their conference schedule out a few days ago.

Doesn’t matter right now. The powers that be are still deciding if the athletes will be allowed to play. With that said...

It is the middle of August and summer is almost over. Take some socially distance time off and enjoy hiking, biking, boating, sunning, or whatever “‘ing” you can do. Think of it as a nice mental health break before this fall. You probably need it more than you realize.

We can do it. We will get through this together. We are not going anywhere. Heck, maybe we will start a Corn Nation Book Club. Or, maybe a weekly Call of Duty Tournament will pop up for everyone to join in or.

Or, maybe there will be football. But until then, sit back and chill. Enjoy the rest of the summer.

Mankilling Mastodons

A plea to fellow UNL students: Wear masks and don't go to big parties | Education |
I’m entering my final semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and I’m certain the day will come when university officials will have to move classes fully online and ask students to leave campus.

NU athletics projects shortfall up to $100 million, provides season ticket holders options in letter | Football |
There are three options for ticket holders who don't wish to attend games this season.

Friday Five: 5 Husker camp storylines? Only 5? OK, we'll try...
.It's not your usual Nebraska fall camp by any standard. But I must tell you, it was like mother's apple pie served on Correlle dishware to see Husker running backs coach Ryan Held tweeting about Rocky IV last night to stoke the flames before the first practice on Friday.

Former Husker battles COVID-19
Keven Lightner is in the intensive care unit while battling COVID-19.

Other News From The Sporting World

When the cheering stops: What it's like to be inside a quiet, empty Beaver Stadium on a fall Saturday
Beaver Stadium will be without fans for the 2020 season. Odds are, you've never experienced it like that. I have. In a word, it's eerie.

PGA Championship 2020: Brooks Koepka gets a karma check and some are happy to see it happen | Golf World |
After seemingly dissing his good friend Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka falls flat on Sunday and misses three-peat

Ramon Laureano brawl overshadows great weekend A's had vs. Astros
The MLB-best Athletics' great weekend vs. Astros was sullied somewhat as they now await likely suspensions following the Ramon Laureano brawl.

PGA Championship: Inside the shot that won the tournament for Collin Morikawa
One shot, a lifetime in the making: behind the miraculous drive that won Collin Morikawa the PGA Championship on Sunday.

Colorado State football faces racial insensitivity, abuse allegations
Players and staff members say athletic director Joe Parker and other administrators failed to address demeaning behaviors.

How the MAC fall sports shutdown will impact college football across the country
Everyone was waiting to see which FBS conference would be the first to postpone fall football. Now that the MAC has made that decision, more conferences could be going the same way -- and quickly.

UFC: Geoff Neal out of Neil Magny fight, Robbie Lawler steps in
Robbie Lawler vs. Neil Magny is set for the UFC event on Aug. 29 after Geoff Neal withdrew due to a health scare.

College football: COVID-19 related heart impacts a concern - Sports Illustrated
University leaders are grappling with new information from the medical world about the after effects of coronavirus, including cardiac heart issues.

Ohio State parents send out statement in support of playing football this season
The parents of Ohio State's players released a statement.

What the Big Ten’s looming decision means for a fall CFB season on the precipice – The Athletic
Whenever it happens, the first Power 5 league to pull the plug on playing in 2020 will change the calculus for everyone else.

As #WeWantToPlay push makes its case, prominent college players call for a union – The Athletic
It's the college presidents who will ultimately make the call on the 2020 season, but the players have persisted in being heard, and acting.

Yellow Journalism

Are National Parks Really America's Best Idea? | Outside Online
Though there were plenty of places that we would consider "wild" and relatively unpopulated when Europeans arrived in North America, many of the lands we would come to call "wilderness" were in fact landscapes that humans had manipulated and manicured by farming and fire for hundreds of generations.

How Midwestern Public Lands Were Landlocked by History | Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
In the media and in popular imagination, public lands are most closely associated with Western snowcapped peaks managed by the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service or vast expanses of sagebrush prairie managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Bill Gates on Covid: Most US Tests Are ‘Completely Garbage’ | WIRED
The techie-turned-philanthropist on vaccines, Trump, and why social media is “a poisoned chalice.”

Auditory Enlightenment