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NCAA Basketball: Indiana at Nebraska Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Pinnacle Empty

Patience for Nebrasketball

I need more coffee

Mankilling Mastodons

Nebraska volleyball team prepares for spring season after a year without competition | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
Last time Nebraska’s volleyball team suited up, the Huskers’ season ended in the regional finals with a 3-0 loss to the eventual national runner-up, Wisconsin.

Fred Hoiberg announces positive Covid-19 test, Nebraska basketball pause continues
Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced Sunday that he is among several Tier-1 personnel within the Nebraska basketball program to test positive for Covid-19 over the last week.

Other News From The Sporting World

Jared Porter fired by Mets for sending explicit texts to reporter - Sports Illustrated
The Mets have fired general manager Jared Porter after he reportedly sent multiple explicit and unsolicited images to a female reporter in 2016.

Tennessee football investigation: Details of Vols recruiting scandal
Here’s a closer look at how the investigation into recruiting violations within Tennessee football has unfolded for the Vols.

Mets fire Porter after 38 days for explicit texts in 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Porter lasted just 38 days as New York Mets general manager, fired for cause Wednesday about nine hours after ESPN reported he sent sexually explicit, uninvited text messages...

Dodgers great, Hall of Famer Don Sutton dies
Sutton pitched alongside other Dodgers greats Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale.

Patrick Mahomes injury update: Chiefs QB clears ‘big steps’ in concussion protocol, playoff status uncertain | Sporting News
Not a great sight for the Chiefs, or great news for them, either.

Tiger Woods has another back surgery
Tiger Woods recently underwent another surgery, this time to “remove a pressurized disc fragment that was pinching his nerve.”

NHL pulls microchipped ‘tracking’ pucks six days into season - TSN.ca
The NHL is temporarily ditching microchipped pucks six days into the season after concerns were raised about their performance.

Every coach rumoredly tied to the Tennessee job since 2008 - Banner Society
This list is subject to expansion, probably pretty soon.

Purdue-Ohio State, Maryland-Michigan Basketball Preview, Time, TV, Odds, Line, Watch - Off Tackle Empire
Plus: Penn State back in action doing double-time, Northwestern tries to stop skid, Iowa to keep rolling against Indiana?

Penn State Basketball: Jim Ferry Fined $10,000 for Comments Made after Purdue Game | State College, PA
Local news from StateCollege.com and Centre County Partners. Read about Penn State Basketball: Jim Ferry Fined $10,000 for Comments Made after Purdue Game and more from the State College, PA region

Yellow Journalism

Last Weekend Was a Deadly One in the Rockies | Outside Online
On January 10, Jessie Diggins finished first overall in the Tour de Ski—a first for Americans

The Importance of Being Ted Lasso - WSJ
A mild-mannered show about an inexperienced soccer coach feels like hopeful therapy.

Auditory Enlightenment