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Frosted Flakes: 600th Win for Cook, an Unusual Opening Move, and March Madness

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It was another big weekend of Husker sports. The women’s basketball team ended their season in the second round of the WNIT. The volleyball and baseball teams came away with victories over the Hawkeyes.

I even managed to sneak in some Jackrabbit football, a 44-3 drubbing of Southern Illinois. However, an injury-bitten SDSU women’s basketball team didn’t have enough horses to advance in the NCAA tournament.

But back to the Husker baseball team for a minute. After getting shut out on Friday (3-0), they came back to score 23 runs in the other two games of the weekend series. That shows some confidence and some prep by the coaching staff. The team is fielding at a nation-leading clip. There is life in the bats - something that could be painfully hard to come by in the past few years and there seems to be some depth in the bullpen. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.

Frosted Flakes

‘It’s kind of cool seeing her becoming a little superstar’: Revisiting Sam Haiby’s head-turning season as WNIT looms | Women’s Basketball |
There was the 33-point outburst. The rise-to-the-occasion at the Big Ten Tournament. And, of course, the buzzer beater. Take a bow, Sam Haiby.

Nebraska exploring opportunity to schedule Sept. 4 home game
Could Nebraska add a home game in September? It’s exploring the options.

Knapton, Coffey Make History at NCAAs - University of Nebraska
Nebraska’s Abigail Knapton made history by becoming the first member of the Husker swimming and diving team to capture first-team All-America honors in the same

After WNIT loss, Amy Williams says focus of ‘special’ Husker women’s team immediately turned to next season | Sports |
Sam Haiby led a furious Husker comeback in the final two minutes, but Colorado staved off Nebraska 75-71 in a second-round WNIT game.

With a chance to ‘write a great chapter for her career here,’ Jazz Sweet impresses vs. Iowa as Cook notches 600th win | Volleyball |
An injury to Riley Zuhn frees up the logjam at right-side hitter, which will likely belong to Jazz Sweet as the Huskers enter a key stretch.

Spring setup: Is there a more wide-open position on the Husker roster than a young RB group? | National |
Returning players — though with limited career carries — and newcomers are in the mix at the Husker running back position.

Target of the Day: Jimmy Scott
Defensive recruit Jimmy Scott is high on the Huskers

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Big Ten men bust your bracket? Switch your viewing to Big Ten women
The Big Ten men busted many brackets. Want to still watch excellent basketball? Watch the Big Ten women play.

The Royals Have Sent Down Bobby Witt Jr., Service Time Manipulation Is A Joke – OutKick
The Kansas City Royals have demoted top prospect Bobby Witt Jr., according to a report from Ken Rosenthal. Some in baseball expected this move since Witt

Oral Roberts pulls off another upset, this time against Florida, to become second 15-seed to reach Sweet 16
Oral Roberts pulled off yet another upset to become just the second No. 15 seed in NCAA tournament history to advance to the round of 16 with an 81-78 victory over seventh-seeded Florida on Sunday night.

Randy Moss: Hall of Fame WR reveals story behind Lambeau moon - Sports Illustrated
Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss retold the hilarious story behind his infamous Lambeau Moon touchdown celebration.

March Madness: After wild Sunday, Sweet 16 intrigue abound
With Illinois the first No. 1 seed to go down, and Ohio State already out, Final Four spots are there for the taking.

The Rise of Basketball in India and the Promise of Princepal Singh - The Ringer
Growing up in a small Indian village, Princepal Singh had never heard of basketball, let alone players like LeBron James. Now, he’s trying to become the first Indian-born player ever to make an NBA roster.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Apple or iPod? Artificial intelligence hoodwinked by handwritten note | CBC Radio
You would think an AI trained to identify images would know the difference between an apple and an iPod, but it turns out CLIP can be fooled by pen and paper.

Mary Toft: The Woman Who Kept "Giving Birth" To Rabbits, Cats And Assorted Other Meats | IFLScience
In August 1726, a 25-year-old servant suffered a miscarriage. A month later, unusually, she still appeared pregnant. Even more strangley, she began to push

Skiers make first descent of Yosemite peak, risking 'death slabs' and avalanches | California | The Guardian
Jason Torlano skied upper part of Half Dome – and reports suggest it may be first ever descent to go so far down the mountain

Is autism the legacy of humans evolving the ability to innovate? | CBC Radio
Neuroscientist Simon Baron-Cohen argues in his new book 'Pattern Seekers' that 70,000 years ago humans evolved new abilities for systemization and innovation, and that autism spectrum disorders may reflect an overexpression of that ability.

Another Day, Another Poop Article

The Mariko Aoki Phenomenon: When You Need To Poop After Entering A Book Store | IFLScience
In February 1985, a 29-year-old woman from Suginami, Tokyo, sent a short letter - just one sentence in length - into a magazine about an experience she'd b...

Visiting a bookstore must be a very ‘moving’ experience for some people.

Then There’s This

Taiwan official urges people to stop changing their name to ‘salmon’ | Taiwan | The Guardian
Dozens of people have changed names to include ‘gui yu’ to take advantage of sushi promotion

Double bongcloud: why grandmasters are playing the worst move in chess | Chess | The Guardian
A move so bad you’d have to be stoned to think it was a good idea. But chess’ grandmasters are taking it to the mainstream

Baltimore chefs drive 6 hours for customer with terminal cancer
Co-owners of Ekiben, Steve Chu and Ephrem Abebe, drove six hours from Maryland to Vermont to cook the favorite meal of a customer with terminal lung cancer.