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Frosted Flakes: We Are the Champions!

So are Phil Mickelson and Simon Biles. But Ryan Fitzpatrick could be in for a dubious honor.

Jon Johnston

The Husker baseball team has won the Big Ten championship for the second time in five years. In his second year at the helm, Will Bolt’s ‘gritty beats pretty’ mantra broke through and elevated his team to a title.

I made a somewhat tongue-in-cheek remark to the other CN staff that Bolt might be Moos’ best hire. I guess I wasn’t the only who let their mind wander in that direction.

Do I agree with the above tweet?


It may be easy to look at the lack of success for Scott Frost and the football team and make this conclusion, but it is a lazy take.

Bolt is managing a roster of around 40 players while Frost is managing a roster of more than 140 players. Scott Frost got thrown into a steaming pile of a program that was reeling from the toxicity of the Pelini years and incompetence of the Riley years. Looking back, it is easy to see he was overconfident coming in, but he has pinned his ears back and the signs of progress are there.

Will Bolt inherited a team that was a whisper away from making a super regional. There was no rebuild needed. It was a roster that benefitted from some players coming back for their extra year and got a shot in the arm from some talented freshman out of the gate. Bolt’s more aggressive approach to offense made this team fun to follow in addition to winning games.

I’m glad both are Huskers.

Now, we wait with baited breath while Texas A&M starts making phone calls to fill their baseball opening.T

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After 16 seasons, Texas A&M and Rob Childress are parting ways.

Frosted Flakes

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We sketched out a two-deep before the spring started. Now, let’s take another crack at it.

Give to Lincoln Day May 25 is opportunity to help food-insecure Huskers - University of Nebraska Foundation
It’s a known reality. Many students on university campuses across the country don’t have enough to eat and struggle to afford basic life necessities.

Social media reaction to Nebraska winning the Big Ten Baseball championship
A few people had some things to say.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

10 Secrets of MLB Umpires | Mental Floss
MLB umpires know they’re your favorite scapegoats—but they might not actually see what you’re saying about them.

Staying off social media is good for umpires. Maybe it would be for the rest of us too.

21 die in extreme weather in China ultramarathon | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA | News, Weather, and Sports
Twenty-one people running a mountain ultramarathon have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the high-altitude race, state media reported Sunday.

Ryan Fitzpatrick can become first starting QB to lose to 31 different teams
Three starting quarterbacks in NFL history have wins over all 32 NFL teams: Drew Brees, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning. Tom Brady will join that list if his Buccaneers beat the Patriots this season. And Aaron Rodgers could join the list too if he ends up on another team, and that team beats the Packers. [more]

At 50, Phil Mickelson still loves the chase and caught himself one more major championship
Phil Mickelson still loves golf. On Sunday, it loved him back as he became the oldest major champion in the sport’s history.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Pigs And Rodents Can Breathe Through Their Butts, New Study Reveals | IFLScience
Mice and pigs were able to survive under low-oxygen conditions when receiving oxygen via the rectum.

Tardigrades can survive being shot out of a high-speed gun | Live Science
Tardigrades, those adorable, chubby water bears, are notoriously hardy — and they can even survive being shot out of a gun, up to a point.

This worm has too many butts
Researchers have identified how its internal anatomy adapts as its butts branch off

The Ridiculous History of the Chastity Belt | HowStuffWorks
Chastity belts were supposedly worn by women in the Middle Ages to keep them from having sex. A literal lock for a woman's nether regions. But how much truth is there to this torture device?

Why Peru is reviving a pre-Incan technology for water - BBC Future
Peru is turning to ancient indigenous techniques and natural ecosystems to keep its taps running, as climate change threatens to dry out its water supply.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Post-pandemic pooping at the office is going to be terrible, especially for those with gastrointestinal issues.
Why the gastrointestinal experts are worried for us all.

The Energy Lurking In Sewers Could Help Fight Climate Change : NPR
Evolving technology is making it possible to turn sewage wastewater into energy that can heat and cool large buildings. The largest such project in the U.S. is under construction in Denver.

Then There’s This

Wow. Just wow.

One Of The First Microwave Ovens Was Invented To Reanimate Dead Hamsters | IFLScience
Microwaves were put to a little heard of use throughout the 1950s: microwaving dead hamsters in an attempt to reanimate them back to life.

You know what is scarier than someone thinking this could work? It actually did work.