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Friday Flakes: The Big Ten Loves Baseball and Suh is Still Pissed He Didn’t Win the Heisman in 2009

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The Nebraska baseball season is upon us. Glad to be a part of this glorious respectable institution we call the Big Ten.


The 2009 season was possibly the last time I had fun being a Nebraska football fan. Well maybe that’s a little harsh but if we had an average offense that year they would have been national championship contenders.

Suh absolutely deserved the Heisman.

Sports! Sports! Sports!

Kobe Bryant, Jerry West and the draft workout that changed NBA history
ON THAT MONUMENTAL day, the only thing Kobe Bryant carried with him was a basketball. It was early June 1996, on the morning of his now-legendary pre-draft workout in Los Angeles, when a skinny, smiley Bryant, then 17, stepped out of the swanky Shutters on the Beach resort in Santa Monica, California, with his favorite basketball tucked under his arm.

How an 'Inside the NBA' doc on Charles Barkley, Shaq, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith came to life – The Athletic
I admit I’m an easy mark when it comes “Inside The NBA.”

As I’ve written many times, I consider the program the best studio show in the history of sports television. The show has impacted multiple generations of basketball fans and players — and from this perspective, it has been as significant to the growth of the NBA as much as any member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame who has been inducted under the “Contributor” category in the modern era, perhaps short of David Stern. “Inside” debuted on Nov. 4, 1989, and the best compliment I can give it after 30-something years? It still feels current, even with the occasional flashes of get-off-my-lawn commentary.

Blazers' Damian Lillard is playing through a wave of family tragedies: 'People have no idea' – The Athletic
It was last week, when the Trail Blazers were in Los Angeles, when Damian Lillard didn’t know if he could play against the Lakers.

His body was fine. His mind wasn’t.

“I thought about (not playing), because mentally I was like … I don’t want to say I didn’t care, because I did care,” Lillard said. “But emotionally, I was like, whatever.”

Ndamukong Suh explains why he was 'pissed off' to not win Heisman Trophy in 2009
Ndamukong Suh still isn’t happy about it. His 2009 season at Nebraska was one of the best in the history of college football for a defensive player, and he probably didn’t receive the credit he deserved.

Suh had no problem talking about that with Shannon Sharpe on a recent edition of Club Shay Shay.

Nebraska AD Bill Moos on campus construction, media rights and when fans can return to the stands – The Athletic
Bill Moos has waited weeks for that moment to exhale, to feel like a weight’s been lifted and know that, yes, this year is likely to bring him more peace than whatever it was he experienced over the past 12 months.

Colleges are eliminating sports teams – and runners and golfers are paying more of a price than football or basketball players
Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.

Greg McDermott, Creighton's men's basketball coach, is suspended after 'plantation' comment - CNN
Creighton University has suspended its men's basketball head coach Greg McDermott, who apologized earlier this week for making what he said was a "terribly inappropriate analogy" about a plantation when talking to his team following a loss on Saturday.

From Jordan to LeBron, our experts pick every NBA franchise's greatest dunker
A dunk is worth just two points, but the best dunkers in the world always find ways to make it feel like more.

From signature in-game slams to unforgettable posterizations to you-had-to-be-there dunk contest moments, players from generations past and present have left an indelible mark on the game with their ability to finish at the rim.

But which player holds the crown for each franchise? To answer the question, we asked our group of NBA insiders to vote on the most iconic dunker for each franchise. Let the debate begin.

Creighton coach Greg McDermott says he offered to resign after racially insensitive comments to men's basketball team
Creighton men's basketball coach Greg McDermott, who previously apologized for urging his players to "stay on the plantation" in a postgame locker room talk following a loss over the weekend, said on Wednesday that he offered to resign over his comments.

Study shows less than 1% of pro athletes infected by COVID-19 also developed inflammatory heart disease
Five of 789 professional athletes infected with COVID-19 were later found to have suffered inflammatory heart disease in the largest study to date on the cardiac impact of the virus in sports.

In data published Thursday in JAMA Cardiology, doctors affiliated with six U.S.-based leagues followed the 789 infected players last year between May and October.

Listless Huskers Lose Big at No. 5 Iowa | Hail Varsity - Nebraska Football, Recruiting, News
Fred Hoiberg said on Tuesday that Nebraska could play well and still lose to No. 5 Iowa by 20 points. The Huskers did not play well on Thursday night and lost by nearly twice that as the Hawkeyes hit 16 3s in a 102-64 rout at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Nebraska Recruiting: A Few Prospects the Huskers Would Love to Host After Dead Period | Hail Varsity - Nebraska Football, Recruiting, News
We would normally be coming out of a dead period for recruiting as spring practices get started around the country. That’s obviously not the case this year as we have been in an NCAA-mandated dead period for a year now. Schools have not been able to host prospects and their families on campus since January 2020. A lot has happened in the recruiting world in that time.

Former Huskers on NFL.com's list of best available free agents
With the NFL free agency carousel getting ready to spin this spring, NFL.com took its crack at rating the Top 101 available free agents, and a couple former Huskers made an appearance on the list.

Richard Torres, Nebraska's latest quarterback target, 'throws a football forever' | Recruiting | omaha.com
The athletic department at San Antonio Southside High School was abuzz Thursday morning with the big news: Quarterback Richard Torres got a scholarship offer from Nebraska.

Steven M. Sipple: Moos seeks more fire from NU football; Creighton's mess; Suh's miffed | Column | journalstar.com
Why would current Huskers listen to players who starred in the 1990s? "Because they were our last champions," Bill Moos says.

“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.

11 Genius Cooking Hacks I Wish I Had Known Earlier in Life | by Karthik Rajan | Aha Moments | Jan, 2021 | Medium
My kids and me are blessed.

One thing that is common between my wife and my mom — both are great mothers. They have one thing fundamentally in common — they are mega efficient planners. They habitually soak their food and ferment it ahead. My grand dad who lived until he was 104 swore by fermented food.

Unfortunately, I waffle my way to the pantry when I am hungry and want something soon. Like most of us, I like to whip things up when needed. I wished I had known these 11 hacks earlier in life.

2021 Nebraska Passport stops | VisitNebraska.com
Nebraska Tourism is excited to announce the 70 stops included in the 2021 Nebraska Passport program. The Passport inspires Nebraskans and tourists to travel throughout the state collecting stamps to earn prizes, while also supporting Nebraska’s tourism destinations and local businesses. Despite the pandemic, a record-breaking 1,185 program participants made it to every stop in 2020.

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