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Frosted Flakes: Spring Football is Starting

Oh, and there is a really big ship stuck in the Suez Canal

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Work Continues To Free Container Ship Stuck In Suez Canal Photo by Mahmoud Khaled/Getty Images

Spring football kicks off for the Huskers today, well the press conference part of it.

Are you excited for these spring practices?

I have to admit that I’m a bit ambivalent. I guess several losing seasons will do that to you.

The Big Ten women got four teams into the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. I thought one of those would advance to the Elite Eight - my guess was Maryland. Well, I was wrong as Indiana pulled the upset over a #1 seed and Maryland lost to Texas. I did not see that coming.

Before the tournament started, there was a kerfuffle because the NCAA didn’t give the women as many amenities or equvalent facilities to the men. The women’s game has often been treated as an afterthought, but there may be some changes afoot...

8 of the 10 most-followed NCAA Elite 8 basketball players are women - Axios
The combined Twitter and Instagram follower counts for the 20 most-followed players.

Frosted Flakes

Spring setup: One of the Huskers’ fiercest position battles could be at cornerback | National |
Cam Taylor-Britt could be one of the best defensive backs in the country this fall. But keep an eye on the race for the other starting job.

Nebraska Recruiting: Schools Jockeying For Official Visits Spots as June Approaches - Nebraska Football Recruiting | Hail Varsity
Recruiting never stops and it’s easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.

‘Championship Sunday’: Why Husker baseball is placing such an emphasis on the last day of the weekend | Baseball |
Nebraska still has 75% of its season remaining. Even so, the team is already treating Sunday like the postseason. Why?

Husker Track and Field Finishes Strong at Indiana - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska track and field team wrapped up competition at the Indiana Big Ten Invitational #1 on Saturday in Bloomington, Indiana.

Kate Smith Focused on Enjoying Every Moment at Augusta National Women’s Amateur - Nebraska Uncategorized | Hail Varsity
Nebraska golfer Kate Smith is headed to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. It’s a dream come true for the Husker senior.

Loontjer Vaults Up NU All-Time Chart - University of Nebraska
Nebraska track and field senior Tyler Loontjer won the pole vault title at the Indiana Big Ten Invitational #1 on Friday in Bloomington, Indiana with the best mark

The baseball team got a four game sweep this weekend, and the softball team did pretty well too - taking three of four from Penn State.

Nebraska softball falls to Penn State in extra innings | Sports |
Nebraska softball was unable to complete the series sweep against Penn State on Sunday, as its comeback attempt fell short in a 7-5 defeat in eight innings.

Nebraska softball sweeps Penn State in doubleheader | Sports |
The Nebraska softball team had a dominant performance on Saturday at Bowlin Stadium, defeating Penn State 8-2 and 10-2, respectively, in a doubleheader.

Nebraska Softball Blanks Penn State in Home Opener | Sports |
The Huskers welcomed fans back to Bowlin Stadium with a victory on Friday, defeating Penn State 9-0 in five innings.

Shay Schanaman Stars as Nebraska Sweeps Minnesota 10-2 - Corn Nation
Schanaman records 10 strikeouts in Sunday win

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Mike Woodson: Indiana to hire former Hoosier star as head coach - Sports Illustrated
The Knicks assistant will take over at Indiana, his alma mater

NCAA Tournament: Michigan advances to Elite Eight after victory over Florida State - Maize n Brew
The Wolverines are one win away from a Final Four appearance.

Sweet 16: Indiana upsets No. 1 NC State in women’s NCAA Tournament
Indiana women’s basketball is headed to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history following a 73-70 win against No. 1 seeded N.C. State.

Watch A Goalkeeper Make Three Unbelievable Saves In A Row - Digg
Arsenal Women’s goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger made three saves in quick succession, in a game her team eventually won.

Olympic qualifying: U.S. men’s soccer team fails to reach Summer Games
The U.S. men’s soccer team failed to qualify for the Summer Olympics after a loss to Honduras in Sunday’s Concacaf men’s Olympic qualifying semifinal.

NHL ref’s career over, ‘make-up’ calls in hockey spotlight
The NHL announced Wednesday that Tim Peel’s career as a league referee is over after he was picked up by a TV microphone saying he wanted to give the Nashville Predators a penalty, an incident...

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Jack Dorsey’s first tweet sold as an NFT for an oddly specific $2,915,835.47 - The Verge
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has sold his first tweet as an NFT on Monday to Sina Estavi, who had held the high bid since offering $2.5 million on March 6th. He paid using the Ether cryptocurrency, so 1630.5825601 ETH.

Beverly Cleary, beloved children's book author, dies at 104
Children’s author Beverly Cleary, who introduced young readers to the love of reading through characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died.

How A Bar In Mexico Ended Up Touching Many Around The World : NPR
One bar in Mexico decided to start a website recreating some of those sounds at your favorite bar for those confined at home. It was an idea that took off around the world.

Vin Mariani: The Cocaine Wine Beloved by Popes and Presidents | Mental Floss
Vin Mariani, a 19th-century wine, contained a potent jolt of coca leaves—which prompted Pope Leo XIII to sing its praises.

Free With Your Covid Shot: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts - The New York Times
Businesses across the United States and beyond are offering free stuff to people who have been vaccinated. The perks include movie popcorn, alcohol and even marijuana.

Florida woman found naked in storm drain was missing for 3 weeks, got lost in tunnel during swim | Fox News
The naked Florida woman who rescuers pulled out of a storm drain Tuesday had been missing for three weeks, according to local reports.

What if humans didn't have an appendix? | Live Science
What might life be like then if everyone lacked an appendix? That organ may not be a useless artifact of evolution after all.

Experience: I tracked down my impostor | Life and style | The Guardian
I found a video clip of him at a conference, reading out a chapter I’d written. He was dressed like me. He had even copied my tattoos

Another Week Another Poop Article

These 6 Funny Stories Involving Poo Will Make You Howl!
Poo happens and not always in the best ways. After a while you just have to laugh about it! Here, 6 women recount crazy funny stories involving number 2.

Then There’s This

Did you know there is big ship stuck in a canal?

Ever Given Ever Ywhere
Why should the Suez Canal have all the fun? From the comfort of home you can get the Ever Given stuck wherever you want it. Drag and zoom the map to move this big old boat somewhere else. Click the rotate button to get it wedged perfectly.