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Frosted Flakes: Big Ten Baseball Opening Weekend, Face Condoms, and an Expensive Bowl

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Also, vote for Ashley Scoggin for junior college transfer of the year!

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The Husker women are geting ready for the Big Ten Tournament. Nebraska is the #8 seed and will play #9 Minnesota on Wednesday morning - assuming the COVID issues in the Gopher program have resolved. The Huskers have lost twice to Minnesota already this season. Should Nebraska get past the Gophers, conference champion #1 Maryland will be waiting in the next round.

The Huskers are currently 11-11 on the season and 9-10 in the conference. An NCAA tournament bid is out of the question, unless Nebraska pulls an improbable run and wins the Big Ten Tourney. In past years, a team had to be .500 to get a WNIT bid. I don’t know if things will have changed this year because...gestures around... Fewer non-conference games, which would theoretically benefit power conferences like the Big Ten. Either way, the Huskers chance at postseason play beyond the BTT either depends on or will be bolstered by a win on Wednesday.

Also, Nebraska point guard Ashley Scoggin is up for an award and Husker fans can vote and help her win. You know there isn’t an internet poll Husker fans don’t love! You can vote by checking out the article below.

Scoggin Semifinalist for National Award - University of Nebraska
Nebraska women’s basketball redshirt sophomore Ashley Scoggin has been named 1 of 20 semifinalist for NCAA Division I Junior College Transfer of the Year Award,

Frosted Flakes

It was a big weekend for Husker baseball as they took three games out of four and showed the makings of a really exciting team. Check out Keith’s recap of the Big Ten-leading Husker baseball team.

Five Huskers Qualify for NCAA Indoor Track Championships - University of Nebraska
A total of five Nebraska track and field student-athletes have qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships set for March 11-13 in Fayetteville, Ark.

Nebraska Recruiting: Hausmann Eager to Get to Work as Peer Recruiter | Hail Varsity - Nebraska Football, Recruiting, News
Each recruiting class has its own unique story of how it comes together. One common thread between the classes is that peer recruiting plays a large role.

Husker Bowling Places Second at Music City Classic - University of Nebraska
Lincoln - The Nebraska bowling team placed second at the Music City Classic on Sunday as NU fell 1-4-1 to top-ranked McKendree.

The day sports went dark: Retracing the dizzying 72-hour stretch that led to a sports shutdown | Men’s Basketball | journalstar.com
Over the past 12 months, almost nothing has looked normal. A three day stretch slammed the door on sports — and NU was right in the middle.

A Deeper Look: ‘Brain Drain’ in Nebraska
On average, 2,000 college educated young people leave Nebraska annually. Lawmakers in Lincoln have ideas on how to fix the issue.

Ernest Hausmann commit: What does it mean for Nebraska?
Here are 10 quick takes and analysis on what the commitment of linebacker Ernest Hausmann means for the Huskers.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Maia Chaka becomes first Black woman named to NFL’s officiating staff
Maia Chaka is the latest trailblazing woman in the NFL. Chaka became the first Black woman in league history to be named to the NFL’s officiating staff.

Washington Football Team’s Jennifer King on making history as first Black woman to be full-time NFL coach
Jennifer King was named assistant RB coach for Washington in January. The assignment made her the first Black female full-time coach in the NFL. Now King is focused on encouraging the next group of female coaches and getting her squad to the Super Bowl.

Unbeaten California Baptist basketball team not eligible for NCAA Tournament
As part of the Division I transition rules, the undefeated California Baptist women’s basketball team is not eligible to play in the NCAA Tournament.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Foot greetings and face condoms: Germans coin 1,200 new words about the pandemic | CBC Radio
People in Germany have coined more than 1,200 new words related to life under COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the Leibniz Institute for the German Language.

Reese's Cups Goes All in with a No Chocolate Version - Nerdist
To celebrate National Peanut Butter Lovers Day, Reese's is making a Reese's Cup without any chocolate. We're feeling conflicted.

Porcelain Bowl Bought at Yard Sale for $35 Could Sell at Auction for $500,000
A Ming dynasty bowl bought at a yard sale for $35 could go for up to $500,000 at an upcoming Sotheby's auction.

I would have never paid $35 for a bowl. My bad.

Ancient DNA Shows Cats Domesticated Themselves – Why Are We Not Surprised?
Cats domesticated themselves without becoming domesticated, shows a study looking at 9,000 years of cat DNA history.

Floating islands bring a new type of public park to Copenhagen
With floating saunas and a sail-in cafe plus plenty of space for wildlife to thrive, this floating park in Copenhagen is unique in every way. Learn more.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Why is China giving travelers anal tests for COVID-19? | Live Science
Travelers to some Chinese cities have been required to take anal swab tests for COVID-19.

And my kids think the spit tests they have to do on campus are gross.

For Constipated Scorpions, Females Suffer Reproductively. Males, Not So Much. | Science | Smithsonian Magazine
After the arachnids drop their tails, poop backs up until it kills them, but before that it can affect pregnancy

Then There’s This

Boston College baseball completes mind-boggling comeback to beat Auburn 11-9 - BC Interruption
Crazy