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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-USC vs Gonzaga Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

No more Big Ten Teams

All eyes on the west coast now

Only four remain

Mankilling Mastodons

Scott Frost on Oklahoma, the return of a tradition, a special-teams shift: Nebraska takeaways – The Athletic
Nebraska players made their desires to play OU known, Scott Frost said. As spring begins, leadership and versatility appear to be emerging.

Nebraska Recruiting: Diving Deeper Into the Huskers' Pursuit of 5-Star Prospects - 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.

Nebraska-Penn State volleyball matches canceled
This week’s Nebraska vs. Penn State volleyball matches at the Bob Devaney Sports Center have been canceled.

Husker weekend recap of men’s and women’s tennis, track and field | Sports |
Nebraska men’s tennis was defeated twice as it failed once again to pick up a win over the weekend, being shut out in losses to Ohio State and Penn State.

Other News From The Sporting World

An earthquake, a Twitter storm and a reluctant hero: Inside 72 hours that saved the 2020 college football season – The Athletic
A look back at the three-day stretch in August in which the fall college football season was nearly lost.

The five-month TV war between the NCAA and one of its schools - Banner Society
How a fight with an Ivy League team set the stage for 30 years of college football television policy

Explaining the Supreme Court’s role in shaping the future of college sports — in plain English – The Athletic
A case against the NCAA has reached the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time since the 1980s. What’s on the line for both sides?

An early look at the 2021 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, with UMass, Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State and Minnesota State | College Hockey |
Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena hosts the Frozen Four on April 8 and 10.

NFL Free agency: 49ers sign LB Nate Gerry - Niners Nation
Per John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia, the San Francisco 49ers have signed linebacker Nate Gerry. Gerry struggled mightily with Philadelphia this past season. So much so that he was phased out...

QC couple endows Iowa coaching position | College Sports |
A $10 million gift from a Quad-City couple will endow the head football coaching position at Iowa and create a new fund to benefit the Hawkeye football program and other

Vanderbilt to upgrade football, basketball facilities with $300M campaign
Vanderbilt University has launched a $300 million capital investment campaign to make sweeping facility upgrades, including to football and basketball.

NBA Top Shot Maker Dapper Labs' Funding Round Includes Star Athletes
This latest batch of funding brings Dapper Labs' valuation to $2.6 billion, a source close to the company told Insider.

Raised fists, kneeling during anthem OK at US Olympic trials - ABC News
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will allow raised fists and kneeling during the national anthem at Olympic trials

Godspeed, Coach Schnellenberger - State of The U
I flipped through my Twitter feed Saturday morning, and no sooner than seeing RIP Coach Schnellenberger did my heart drop and my gut tighten up. Couldn’t be. Not Coach. I was not ready for this...

Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern and Rutgers Earn Baseball Weekly Honors - Big Ten Conference
Wildcats’ Goosenberg named Player of the Week; Huskers’ Povich earned Pitcher of the Week; Spartans’ Powers and Scarlet Knights’ Lasko split Freshman of the Week

NCAA Tournament: USC Trojans eliminated after blowout loss to Gonzaga - Conquest Chronicles
The Trojans couldn’t overcome a rough start and bow out of the NCAA Tournament in the Elite Eight.

Elite Eight: Gonzaga dominates USC to reach second Final Four - Mid-Major Madness
As Mark Few says, the Zags are "enjoying the heck out of it."

UCLA vs. Michigan final score: Juzang leads Bruins to upset win - Bruins Nation
The Bruins are back in the Final Four for the first time since 2008.

Super-State co-captains Hepburn, Sallis have a friendship that will outlast the on-court rivalry | Boys Basketball |
Sallis' Mustangs and Hepburns' Thunderbirds played back-to-back memorable state final games. They were intense. But afterwards? "We're like brothers."

Yellow Journalism

The Last Time the Suez Canal Was Blocked a Utopian Communist Micronation Was Formed at Sea
The last time ships got stuck in the Suez Canal, they were there for eight years and developed a separate society with its own Olympic Games.

World Leaders Sign Letter Calling For Treaty To Combat Future Pandemics : Coronavirus Updates : NPR
Given a lack of international coordination that has beset the current coronavirus pandemic, whether such a treaty could be reached or adhered to is an open question.

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