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NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

So close to a win

A missed opportunity

At least there’s baseball

Mankilling Mastodons

Filling final spots: To take another Huskers DB or not?
Nebraska still has two spots in its pocket that it can fill with transfer additions.

Nebraska Women Open Big Ten Basketball Tournament Against Minnesota | Sandhills Express
The Nebraska women’s basketball team begins postseason tournament play this week when the Huskers travel to Indianapolis for the 2021 Big Ten Tournament.

Husker weekend recap of tennis, gymnastics and bowling | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team turned in its best performance of the season against No. 5 Minnesota, cracking 196 points for the first time in a 197.4-196.15 loss.

Other News From The Sporting World

University of Oregon’s Lavish Nike-Fueled Track Stadium Cost $270 Million* - WSJ
*According to an appraisal. Lead donor Phil Knight won’t say how much it’s worth.

What is a non-committable offer in football recruiting? – The Athletic
The premise of a non-committable offer is contradictory: Why extend the offer as a coach if you won’t accept the commitment?

Why Nick Saban’s Reign of Dominance Isn’t Ending Anytime Soon - The Ringer
Saban’s reign of dominance at Alabama is impervious to the pitfalls that have traditionally brought down hugely successful college football coaches

UT-Austin releases report on history of "The Eyes of Texas" | The Texas Tribune
In recent months, the song has divided the university community. Over the summer, students protested and petitioned the university to rid the campus of the song, which has ties to minstrel shows.

Jeff Long doesn’t deserve to hire another Kansas football coach - Banner Society
The Jayhawks can’t make the next hire until they explain how they screwed up the last one.

Indiana Football Coach Tom Allen Gets Big Raise in Restructured Deal Through 2027 - Sports Illustrated Indiana Hoosiers News, Analysis and More
Per the terms of the original contract signed in December of 2019, Allen will continue to have a year added to the back end of his deal each season the program qualifies for a postseason bowl game.

‘Last Chance U’ turns to hoops and its first Black head coach
As a coach and professor in charge of guiding college students, John Mosley understands the benefits of being Instagram- and social media-famous. Yet, when the …

Commissioner has a message for fans of SWAC bands - HBCU Gameday
SWAC bands are a critical part of the culture and the experience. The SWAC has decided to stick to its band and crowd regulations even as states move differently.

Report: Buccaneers agree to terms with Lavonte David on two-year extension - ProFootballTalk
The Buccaneers elected to use their franchise tag on wide receiver Chris Godwin, and now they’re signing another pending free agent before he hits the open market.

Destruction of a Dynasty: The Bombshell That Rocked Nebraska-Omaha Wrestling
Nebraska-Omaha was an hour into its celebration of the 2011 D2 national title when coach Mike Denney learned the Mavericks were dropping wrestling. This is the first of a three-part series looking back on the stunning elimination of the D2 dynasty.

'Luv Ya Blue,' Bum and Earl too - When Houston and the Oilers were the NFL's perfect match Coached by a man named Bum and powered by a running back named Earl, the NFL team and the city were simpatico. It's a far cry from where Houston stands with the Texans today.

Family of Iowa men's basketball great Roy Marble hurt over Luke Garza number retirement; AD apologizes
Iowa athletic director Gary Barta apologized to the family of Hawkeyes basketball great Roy Marble on Tuesday for any hard feelings they have over the retirement of star player Luka Garza's number.

Yellow Journalism

Microsoft was warned months ago — now, the Hafnium hack has grown to gigantic proportions - The Verge
Over the weekend, the Hafnium hack estimates have doubled to 60,000 Microsoft Exchange Server customers hacked around the world, with the European Banking Authority now admitting that it’s one of the victims — and it looks like Microsoft may have taken a little too long to realize the severity and patch it.

The Lost Year: What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers — ProPublica
In Hobbs, New Mexico, the high school closed and football was cancelled, while just across the state line in Texas, students seemed to be living nearly normal lives. Here’s how pandemic school closures exact their emotional toll on young people.

Auditory Enlightenment