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Frosted Flakes: Kobe Bryant Hall-of-Famer, X-Wing at the Smithsonian, and Husker Baseball Rolls

With the FCS championship game concluded, the 2020 football season finally comes to a close.

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Well, I’m not celebrating a national championship for my Jackrabbits today. A touchdown catch in the final 16 seconds gave Sam Houston State the win in a wild and entertaining game.

Now, the Jackrabbits have to turn around and get ready to play another season starting about four months from now. The wear and tear of football is incredible and it will be quite a feat for SDSU to do that successfully - much less experience the same level of success for this past season.

I’ll still be cheering for them, win or lose.

Late touchdown lifts Sam Houston State Bearkats past South Dakota State Jackrabbits for first FCS title
Eric Schmid threw for three touchdowns, including a 10-yarder to Ife Adeyi with 16 seconds left, and Sam Houston State wrapped the longest and most unusual college football season with its first FCS title, beating top-seeded South Dakota State 23-21.

Frosted Flakes

Harris Wins Javelin Gold at Big Ten Championships - University of Nebraska
Nebraska track and field freshman Maddie Harris won the Big Ten Outdoor Championships javelin title on the final day of the meet on Sunday at Demirjian Park.

What kind of movement did spring ball prompt in the Huskers’ projected defensive depth chart? | National |
We took a stab at a depth chart before spring ball. Now, after hearing from coaches and players for five weeks, we’ve revised it.

‘An odd, eerie feeling’: Huskers rally to knock off depleted Northwestern before series finale is canceled | Baseball |
COVID-19 protocols meant Northwestern brought just six pitchers to Lincoln, which led to the cancellation of Sunday’s game.

The Huskers maintained a one-game lead in the Big Ten standings, but the teams tied for #2 are on the Husker schedule in the next two weekends.

Huskers offer Tulsa grad transfer
The Huskers are looking for a defensive back.

Steven M. Sipple: A dose of reality for Husker fans; Brooks a rare force; and Pac-12’s surprise | Column |
Ohio State’s receiver room may have four NFL first-round picks, a national writer says. NU hasn’t had a first-rounder at any position since 2011.

Most Indispensable Huskers in ‘21: The ‘just missed’ list
Every year about this time we rank our Most Indispensable Huskers for the upcoming season. This time around we’re calling it our “21...

Former Husker receiver finds new home
Within a week of entering the transfer portal, Jamie Nance has quickly found his next place to compete. The former Husker wide...

Nebraska softball drops season finale against Northwestern | Sports |
The Nebraska softball team was unable to win its final game of the season on Sunday, coming up just short in a 6-5 defeat to Northwestern.

It was a tough season for the softball team.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

The sports world reacts as Kobe Bryant is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame
Basketball legends and teams shared their support for the new Hall of Famer.

Browns fan makes must-see video to apply for job with team - Sports Illustrated
Kevin Cedar makes very creative video in pitch to be Browns’ video editor.

NFL: Ex-Austin Peay DB victim of Atlanta Falcons tryout hoax
After texting with someone he thought was Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Pees, Juantarius Bryant was turned away from the team’s facility this week. He was the victim of a hoax.

Red Sox fan makes nice play on stray bat while staying on phone call
A Boston Red Sox retrieves a bat in the stands and hands it to someone in his group, all while staying on his phone call.

Baseball fans are in awe of this “Beer Bat” at minor league game
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are selling a “Beer Bat” at their minor league baseball games this season and sports fans are in love.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

An Gie TikTok user wakes up with Irish accent after a tonsillectomy
When Angie Yen woke up on April 28, it felt like just another morning.

Russia Pulls Ahead In Race To Shoot Movie In Space Just Weeks Before Tom Cruise | IFLScience
Roscosmos has announced a film crew is scheduled for flight to the ISS on October 5, this year – the same month Cruise and co. are said to be aiming for.

Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Lands at the National Air and Space Museum | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian Magazine
Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Lands at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

The man who didn't invent Flamin' Hot Cheetos
Richard Montañez has for years told a story of how he dreamed up Flamin' Hot Cheetos while working as a Frito-Lay janitor. The archival record, former employees and Frito-Lay itself say otherwise.

‘Have a little empathy’: Bali tires of badly behaved foreign influencers | Bali | The Guardian
Tourists threaten the island’s economic recovery by ignoring Covid protocols, including refusing to wear masks and even making a porn film

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Piles of ancient poop reveal ‘extinction event’ in human gut bacteria | Science | AAAS
First DNA from paleofeces show people 1000 years ago in U.S., Mexico had much more diverse gut microbes

Then There’s This

Welcome to the Manor: Church by Day, Strip Club by Night | The Walrus
Saturday nights are for dancing, but Sunday mornings are for Jesus

Have a great Monday Corn Nation!