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Old man in the tower

Speaks highly of victory

He needs a big hug

Mankilling Mastodons

Seasons of uncertainty: Recapping a pandemic-riddled year for Husker sports | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
Only a few weeks before fall sports began, The Daily Nebraskan’s back-to-school magazine previewed the upcoming seasons for a number of Husker teams. It didn’t age well.

Eight or nine Husker wins and a full stadium this fall? Moos confident in what he calls 'realistic expectations' | Huskers | nptelegraph.com
The Nebraska AD acknowledges the Huskers' tough 2021 schedule. Even so, he offers a win range for Scott Frost and company — and it's well over .500.

Other News From The Sporting World

Push for HBCU gymnastics programs is growing - HBCU Gameday
There are currently no HBCU gymnastics programs available for those who want to compete and get the HBCU experience. But change could soon come.

The Nashville bachelorettes who took on the NFL Draft can laugh about their viral fame now – The Athletic
A redirected party bus and a link to a local TV reporter helped Cara Sager and Cyndi Lundeberg briefly become NFL Draft internet icons.

Golden State Warriors Launch NFT Collection, Becoming First U.S. Sports Team To Release Own NFTs
The officially licensed Golden State Warriors Legacy NFT Collection commemorates the team’s six NBA championships and includes digital collectibles of their most iconic games in franchise history.

A New Bill In Congress Aims To Help College Athletes Make Money But May End Up Hurting Them Instead
Representatives Anthony Gonzalez and Emanuel Cleaver reintroduced a bill that they claim will ensure college athletes can monetize their name, image and likeness. However, the bill may better protect the NCAA's interests.

B1G Spring Fling, 2021: Best Secondaries in the Big Ten, Ranked - Off Tackle Empire
A definitive ranking of the secondaries in the Big Ten, as determined by science

LeBron James card ties record for most expensive card ever
LeBron James has something in common with Mickey Mantle.

Kentucky Derby post position draw, odds, entries for full field 2021
Undefeated Essential Quality, trained by Louisville's Brad Cox, is the morning-line favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

NHL is going to Turner on new broadcast deal - PensBurgh
Hockey on TNT, including the Winter Classic

8 places Roger Goodell’s chair might travel to at the NFL Draft - SBNation.com
This chair is going on an adventure ... for some reason.

NCAA extends president Mark Emmert through 2025
The NCAA’s Board of Governors has voted unanimously to extend the contract of organization president Mark Emmert through December 31, 2025. The president came under fire last month for a controversy surrounding the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

Why the NFL Draft Is Unstoppable, Even Now - WSJ
It’s a circus of hot air. It’s also a rare television event that keeps getting bigger.

Yellow Journalism

Trail groups push for progress on 'undiscovered gem' in northern Nebraska | Omaha State and Regional News | omaha.com
The farthest reaches of the Cowboy Trail remain undeveloped and officially closed, a quarter of a century after the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission started construction.

The Day People Named Josh Fought in Nebraska - WSJ
A viral internet joke becomes a real-life, good-natured “battle” for a lot of people with the same first name. Behind the scenes of the “JoshFight.”

A New Generation Of Scientists Takes On A 142-Year-Old Experiment : NPR
Scientists in Michigan went out in the dead of night to dig up part of an unusual long-term experiment. It's a research study that started in 1879 and is handed from one generation to the next.

Boss Waza Craft TB-2W Tone Benders are now available – and already being sold for $2,000 on Reverb.com | Guitar World
The pedal giant’s president Yoshi Ikegami voiced his dismay at the marked-up four-figure price tags, saying, “We don’t make pedals for such scalpers”

Auditory Enlightenment