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Frosted Flakes: April Blizzards, Croissant Beasts and Jumping Drawbridges

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Guess which team has the #1 seed in the FCS football playoffs? It may rhyme with Shmackrabbits...

2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Gymnastics Championship Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

I woke up to find snow on the ground this morning. Ranchhand #3 is supposed to have a track meet today. He didn’t even bother to take his uniform or pack a meal for the meet. If he’s wrong, I guess I will be running a uniform and cooler of food into school later today.

The past two years, we have had April blizzards right when we start calving. This year, I thought we’d get by without one. The first seven calves are on the ground and the weather forecast looked pretty good. I didn’t see the dreaded “s” word.

How very wrong I was to think Mother Nature hadn’t noticed us.

Hopefully this snow is gone quickly and the wind isn’t as bad as the forecasts say it will be.

Frosted Flakes

Huskers Claim Five All-America Honors, Finish Fourth in NCAA Finals - University of Nebraska
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Nebraska men’s gymnastics team claimed five All-America honors and a fourth-place finish Saturday night at the NCAA Championship Finals.

Congratulations to the men’s gymnastics team! What a great showing at the national championships!

Nebraska softball stops losing streak against No. 24 Minnesota | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
The Husker softball team defeated No. 24 Minnesota for the first time since March 29, 2015 on Sunday, winning 6-4. The win snapped a 14-game losing streak against the Golden

Nebraska baseball completes sweep of Penn State with 5-3 win | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
The Nebraska baseball team capitalized on Penn State’s four errors Sunday morning, pushing the Huskers to a 5-3 victory over the Nittany Lions for the sweep. Junior pitcher Shay Schanaman

Thomas Wins Long Jump on Day One of Husker B1G Invitational - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska track and field team completed day one of the Husker B1G Invitational in Prairie View, Texas on Friday.

Australian Shelley Transfers to Nebraska - University of Nebraska
Australian National Team guard Jaz Shelley will join the Nebraska women's basketball team for the 2021-22 season, after completing the NCAA transfer process on Friday,

Harris, Lambrechts Jr. Throw for Titles in Texas - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska track and field team collected two individual titles on the final day of the Husker B1G Invitational in Prairie View, Texas on Saturday.

Wayne State College hosts high school esports state tournament - NORTHEAST - NEWS CHANNEL NEBRASKA
Over 100 students from across Nebraska competed for an esports state title Friday.

Nebraska Football: Four-star Georgia running back would benefit Huskers
Nebraska football is scheduled to get a visit from enjoyed a running back after the dead timeframe ends in June, which should start a recruiting blitz

WATCH: Thoughts from Nebraska Football’s Open Practice - Nebraska | Hail Varsity
What did Derek Peterson and Greg Smith think of Nebraska’s open spring practice? The two shared thoughts from Memorial Stadium.

Cain Signs WNBA Training Camp Contract - University of Nebraska
Nebraska center Kate Cain signed a WNBA Training Camp contract with the Las Vegas Aces on April 17 to begin her professional basketball career.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Villanova QB throws incredible TD pass you have to see to believe - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Daniel Smith makes an unreal play as he takes a hit and flips as he throws to Charlie Gilroy for a Villanova touchdown.

Zion Williamson Is Used To Rejection | FiveThirtyEight
The NBA has never seen a player like Zion Williamson. “This is a Shaquille O’Neal-type force of nature with a point guard skill set,” Dallas Mavericks head coac…

European clubs agree to super league that rivals Champions League - Sports Illustrated
Liverpool, Manchester United, Barça and Real Madrid are among the teams who have agreed to join a super league in 2022 that would rival the UEFA Champions League.

Nick Saban trolls Alabama offense, nearly trampled during spring game - Sports Illustrated
Nick Saban was all over the place during Alabama’s spring scrimmage in front of over 47,000 fans, going from trolling the offense to almost getting trampled.

South Dakota State earns top seed for spring FCS playoffs
South Dakota State, which will make its 10th FCS playoff appearance, opens against Holy Cross.

Oh my! How did this article get in here?

Why won’t NCAA change the two rules that are making college basketball unwatchable?
The NCAA’s proposals for possible rules changes for the 2021-22 men’s college basketball season were tweeted out last week by Matt Norlander of CBS Sports.

2021 NFL Draft: SB Nation writers’ mock draft - SBNation.com
It’s that time of year again! Welcome to our 15th annual community mock draft.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Can recycled glass help restore Louisiana’s eroding coastline? | US news | The Guardian
A new initiative to turn glass bottles from New Orleans’ many drinking spots into tiny particles of sand has raised hopes of a green transformation

Substack cofounders discuss $1 million local news plan - Vox
Your local newspaper is dying. Can newsletters replace it?

Video catches Florida driver breaking through barrier to jump SUV over rising drawbridge | TheHill
A viral video shows a Florida driver breaking through a traffic barrier to jump their SUV over a rising drawbridge.

Groom goes to wrong wedding venue, nearly marries a stranger in Indonesia | Fox News
A GPS snafu almost led a groom to marry the wrong woman in Indonesia.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Dog poop on Colorado trails still a big problem — The Know
Open space managers struggle with dog owners who bag their pooch's poo and leave it on the trail, expecting others to pick up after them.

Then There’s This

Croissant in a Tree Mistaken for Terrifying Beast | Mental Floss
When animal welfare officers arrived on the scene, they identified the mysterious "tree beast" terrorizing Kraków citizens as a rogue croissant.

When you see the picture...it really does look like a terrifying space creature.