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Moisture brings a brief reprieve

Midweek thoughts are gone

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Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez comments on recent transfer portal defections
It has not been a great start to the Scott Frost era at Nebraska. Hired by the Huskers at the end of the 2017 season after a successful run at Central Florida, it was the hope of Nebraska fans that the program would have shown more signs of progress by now.

NU has sold about 24,000 Red-White Spring Game tickets, marking steady demand | Football | journalstar.com
Athletic director Bill Moos said he hopes for a capacity as high as 75% for the spring game, depending on guidance from local health officials.

Husker weekend recap of gymnastics, track and field, men’s golf and tennis | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
The Nebraska men's gymnastics team came away with a score of 398.00 at the Big Ten Championships on Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena, good for second place overall.

Other News From The Sporting World

From Urban Meyer to Chris Ash: Ranking the 40 Big Ten coaching hires since 1999 – The Athletic
A coach-by-coach look at the last 40 pre-2021 football hires in the Big Ten: The best, the worst and the many in between.

One Stat Explains Why College Basketball Is Better Than Football - WSJ
This year’s NCAA tournament stands a good chance of producing a first-time champion. The last major-college football team to win its first-ever national title was 1996.

Thank You Gonzaga - The Slipper Still Fits
The Zags provided us with some much needed cheer during a dreary year.

The Unstoppable Title Path: How Baylor Basketball Slayed Gonzaga to Win the National Title - Our Daily Bears
The Bears are national champions

UNC will hire Hubert Davis as its next head coach for Men’s Basketball - Tar Heel Blog
Roy Williams’ longtime assistant will step up for the head job

Travis Goff hired as Kansas Jayhawks’ new athletic director | The Kansas City Star
Kansas Athletics has hired Northwestern’s Travis Goff as its next athletic director. Goff is a KU graduate and replaces Jeff Long, who left last month.

The Baylor Bears Are Men’s College Basketball’s New Indomitable Force - The Ringer
Monday night was supposed to mark the coronation of one of the best college basketball teams of all time. And it did—just not in the way many expected.

Wisconsin Badgers athletics: Barry Alvarez set to retire at the end of June - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The legendary Badgers football coach and athletic director will be leaving UW on June 30.

Houston Astros appear prepared for an all-time heel tour - Sports Illustrated
The Astros are off to a fast start despite finally facing the boos of hostile away crowds hungry to heckle baseball's most notorious heels.

Tim Miles to coach San Jose State basketball
Former Colorado State, Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles has been hired as San Jose State men's basketball coach.

Yellow Journalism

Meet Elsie Eiler, the Sole Resident of Monowi, Nebraska - Eater
Monowi is America’s smallest small town, and Elsie Eiler is its mayor, secretary and clerk, and the proprietress, cook, and bartender of the Monowi Tavern restaurant and bar

My Secret Affair With Chinese Takeout | Bon Appétit
After two decades of sneak-eating chicken in garlic sauce to avoid my father’s wrath, I’m no longer hiding my love—or the reasons why it’s so complicated.

This News Publisher Quit Facebook And Readership Went Up : NPR
Many media outlets feel they need to be on Facebook to reach people. So why did New Zealand’s biggest news publisher decide to go it alone?

Facebook and Apple Are Beefing Over the Future of the Internet | WIRED
It turns out Tim Cook blames Mark Zuckerberg for undermining democracy too.

Forbes Billionaires 2021: The Richest People in the World
The definitive list of the World's Billionaires, presented by Forbes.

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