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Frosted Flakes: Softball Sweep, Spring Game Drama and Bob Ross Paintings are Hard to Buy

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Plus - the FCS football playoffs are happening. I’ll give you three guesses as to which team I’m cheering for. But you’ll only need one!

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Jon Johnston

The FCS football playoffs keep chugging along. It still seems weird that we have playoff football in the spring, but yeah. At least we have something.

My Jackrabbits advanced to the semi-finals after a tussle with Southern Illinois that required some spectacular defensive stands and an interception with a few seconds left to seal the win. The #1 Jackrabbits now face unseeded Delaware this Saturday for a chance for the finals. Am I excited? Oh yes I am!

Frosted Flakes

NU Completes Sweep with Win on Senior Day - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska softball team completed a four-game sweep of Maryland with an 8-0 five-inning victory in the series finale Sunday in the final home game of the season

The Husker softball team had a much better weekend than the baseball team as they celebrated senior day in style with a run-rule win.

Freyhof Runs Second-Fastest 5,000 Meters in NU History - University of Nebraska
Nebraska track and field senior Erika Freyhof ran the second-fastest outdoor 5,000 meters in Nebraska school history to lead the Huskers as they competed at both...

Huskers receiver Manning impresses Nebraska coaches, teammates this spring
Nebraska wide receiver Omar Manning impressed Husker coaches and teammates with his improvement this spring.

Scott Frost and the Huskers finish spring ball with a dramatic touchdown
It was a success, the Huskers avoided significant injuries and treated an estimated 40,000 fans at Memorial Stadium to a dramatic finish. After a deep pass that moved the ball to the 25-yard line in the final seconds, the coaching staff decided to extend the spring game one more play.

Huskers land walk-on pledge from Ty Robinson’s younger brother | National | thereporteronline.com
Truitt Robinson, the younger brother of Cornhusker defensive lineman Ty Robinson, announced he plans to join the program this summer.

Guess what position Truitt plays? (Hint: It ain’t d-line)

Huskers Combine for Eight Titles and Six Top-10 Marks - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska track and field team won eight individual event titles and turned in six all-time top-10 performances on Saturday, as the team was split up between

Nebraska baseball gets swept in conference play for first time since 2016 with 6-0 loss to Rutgers | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
A miserable performance at the plate saw Nebraska muster only three hits against a red-hot Rutgers team hitting its stride midway through the season.

Check out Todd’s recap if you want even more of the misery.

Nebraska Recruiting: Husker Newcomers Make Most of Opportunity in Spring - Nebraska Football Recruiting | Hail Varsity
Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Manchester United protest: Fans rush field at Old Trafford - Sports Illustrated
Manchester United fans breached the stadium prior to the club’s home match against Liverpool on Sunday in a protest against the club’s owners.

What? Soccer fans protesting and rioting? I’m shocked. Shocked I tell you.

NFL draft: Nick Saban, Alabama dominate with class of 2017
Watching Saban four years later it’s hard to know if he truly knew what he had in his recruiting class of 2017.

NFL draft: 2017 Alabama team ties 2001 Miami for most players taken
The 2001 Miami Hurricanes roster had 38 players drafted. The 2021 NFL draft pushed Alabama 2017 even with them for most picks from one roster.

Medina Spirit wins 147th Kentucky Derby - CBS News
The derby resumed its traditional place on the first Saturday in May this year after the coronavirus pandemic​ threw the horse racing schedule into chaos in 2020.

Is Bartolo Colon the worst batter ever to hit a home run? - SBNation.com
Either way, please watch Rewinder.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Headed for a break up? There could be clues in how you talk - Big Think
A recent study found evidence that people’s language subtly changes in the months and weeks preceding a breakup. This can happen before they’ve even made a conscious decision to leave. In this article, learn about how researchers analyzed thousands of breakup posts on Reddit to find the signs of impending separation.

COVID-19-sniffing dog on staff at Florida hospital
Buffy the yellow Labrador retriever detects visitors with the coronavirus at Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota.

Brood X Periodical Cicadas Emerge In 15 States : NPR
The last time periodical cicadas of Brood X emerged, blanketing sidewalks and lawns with their large shiny bodies and creating a deafening chorus, John Kerry was running for president...

What’s The Best Length Of Time For A Nap? - Digg
Many different factors, including the time you take a nap during the day, affect the quality of your nap.

This is a very important question.

Lucha Libre, Yoga, Dancing: Welcome to Mexico City’s Vaccination Sites - The New York Times
To calm Mexico City’s elderly, who were arriving “really scared” at vaccination sites, officials cued up the bands and masked wrestlers.

40 Pics Of Cats In Places They Shouldn’t Be, But They Are Because They Can, Shared By This Twitter Account | Bored Panda
Our best feline friends have many tremendous abilities, from cheering us up to catching tiny creatures and delivering them as tokens of love. What they are also amazing at is being comfortable, or at least looking like they are, in places that other pets might not find too comfy.

I have seen the same thing as the second picture here once.

A growing problem of ‘deepfake geography’: How AI falsifies satellite images | UW News
A fire in Central Park seems to appear as a smoke plume and a line of flames in a satellite image. Colorful lights on Diwali night in India, seen from space, seem to show widespread fireworks activity.

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen From Red Planet
The milestone, which the MOXIE instrument achieved by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, points the way to future human exploration of the Red Planet.

Another Week - Another Poop Article (or Three)

Your Porcelain Throne… AKA Your Toilet Can be the Center Piece of Your Next Party David and Paisley 4/28 | DRGNews
Today isn't for the faint of heart! I'm apologizing now because of the thing we are going to talk about. Sorry...

Yuck!

Will Baby Have Allergies? First Poop Might Tell - Consumer Health News | HealthDay
(HealthDay News) -- An infant will generate a lot of poop during the first year of life, but the very first one may offer key clues about the risk of developing allergies.Researchers analyzed samples of meconium from 100 babies enrolled in the CHILD Cohort Study, a long-term...

Mystery solved: Beekeeper identifies ‘weird, brown stuff’ falling on Northside
What’s described as “weird, brown stuff” that’s falling on cars and driveways in the Cedarbrook community on Jacksonville’s Northside has left residents scratching their heads. But a beekeeper believes he’s solved the mystery.

Then There’s This

Why it’s nearly impossible to buy an original Bob Ross painting
The famed TV artist was one of history’s most prolific painters. But you’re not likely to find his work on the open market.

How can you not be romantic about baseball?
When a guy wanted updates on how his roommate’s date at the Diamondbacks game was going, Twitter and the team got involved...

The Great Wall Has Stood For Centuries Thanks To Sticky Rice
The sticky rice mortar used on the Great Wall of China bound the bricks so tightly that weeds still haven’t sprouted in many locations!