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Also, I liked the picture of the Bison

Buffalo grazing on range, Niobrara National wildlife Refuge, NE Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Burning sun shines down

Triple digits are the norm

So, when is winter?

Mankilling Mastodon

James Monds III is no average Nebraska recruiting visitor: Great-nephew of a Huskers great continues his Big Ten tour – The Athletic
Another relative of Wonderful Monds is preparing to begin a college football career, and James Monds III wants to check out the Big Ten.

2021 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Preview: Overview, Schedule, and More - Off Tackle Empire
The more things change, the more they stay the same.*

Ranking the Big Ten football schedules from toughest to easiest
The Big Ten puts together interesting schedules for all of their members. Now with a full slate on deck in 2021, the non-conference matchups return for the first time in two years.

Priority Nebraska basketball targets emerge at start of 2023 contact period
Here are some of the first recruits Nebraska is expected to call at the start of the 2023 contact period on Tuesday.

Cooke, Holdman Join Husker Basketball Staff
Nebraska Men’s Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg announced the additions of Hallice Cooke and Keenan Holdman as graduate managers for the 2021-22 season.

Other News From The Sporting World

Mission impossible: How to build an elite program despite college football’s recruiting problem – The Athletic
There are no easy fixes. There are no simple solutions. There are no rule changes. Programs must evaluate better and show some patience.

Shelby Houlihan of Bowerman Track Club hit with 4-year doping ban; she and her coach maintain her innocence, blame pork burrito - oregonlive.com
Houlihan and her coach said nandrolone also is found in pork and that Houlihan ate a pork burrito from a food cart near her home in Beaverton less than 12 hours before her positive test.

2021 U.S. Open odds, favorites: Why you should root for these nine golfers to win at Torrey Pines - CBSSports.com
Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy all have intriguing storylines this week in La Jolla

Student Athletes as Social Media Influencers: The Issues They’ll Face - Business of College Sports
The NIL era will see student athletes as social media influencers, but it’s important to understand the issues they will face so we can educate them.

Group of former Michigan football players start online petition to defend Bo Schembechler’s legacy
Former players and staff members who played and worked for the late Michigan football coach are coming to his defense.

The Bielema Effect - IlliniGuys.com
In his recruiting class for the fall of 2020, Lovie Smith and his staff didn't have a single scholarship player come to campus from the state of Illinois.

College Football Playoff Expansion: A Modest Proposal (Eight is Enough)
The College Football Playoff working group recommends a 12-team expansion of the current four-team playoff structure. Does that actually make sense?

College World Series bracket 2021: Full TV schedule, times, channels for NCAA baseball tournament | Sporting News
Here's all the information you need to watch the 2021 College World Series, including the full TV schedule, an updated bracket

Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry lead 2020-21 All-NBA First Team | NBA.com
Giannis Antetokounmpo received a vote on all 100 ballots, while Kia MVP Nikola Jokic (99) and Stephen Curry (98) weren't far behind.

FIFA prize disparity is an issue in USWNT fight for equal pay, says U.S. Soccer president | Sporting News
The USWNT is pushing for the U.S. Soccer Federation to make up for the FIFA prize disparity between men and women, but the USSF says that it would "bankrupt the federation."

Where each Big Ten team is ranked by Pro Football Focus (PFF)
PFF released their preseason rankings for the upcoming 2021 season, and to no surprise Ohio State is the highest-ranked Big Ten team.

Yellow Journalism

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage - Margins by Ranjan Roy and Can Duruk
There is such a thing as a free lunch

Spring Data Shows Further Declines In College Enrollment : NPR
Undergraduate college enrollment fell again this spring, down nearly 5% from a year ago. "It's really the end of a truly frightening year for higher education," one researcher says.

Medal sought for Black WWII sailor from Omaha lauded as hero, then forgotten | History | omaha.com
Omahans during World War II knew a strong-swimming, shark-defying, “human tugboat” of a hero when they saw one, regardless of the color of Charles Jackson French's skin.

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