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Frosted Flakes: Heat Domes, Recruiting and Vanilla from Plastic

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This is what it has felt like in Nebraska for the past two weeks.
Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images

We’re getting a one-day respite from the “heat dome” here in upper Nebraska. After 2+ weeks of temperatures in the 90s (and day over 100) we get to enjoy a 75 degree day.

After today, it is back to the heat dome.

Things seem to be warming up for the Huskers on the recruiting front as well. Nebraska got a wide receiver commit and kept a hometown kid in the fold yesterday. After all this time having to do virtual visits and try to maintain long distance relationships with recruits, the coaching staff seems to be going full steam ahead.

After the silliness surrounding someone’s interpretation of a comment by Scott Frost last week (see clipping below), it is good to be back to speculating on the whims of teenagers. Or at least, it is good to be focusing on real football-related stuff. Frost has become very unlikable by other fan bases and it isn’t hard to see why. The only way out is to finally start winning games.

On Frost’s Overblown Comments, Lum’s Inspirational Role, and the Blitz’s Reception - Nebraska Football | Hail Varsity
Staff writer Derek Peterson shares thoughts on this week’s Big Red Blitz, the NBA Playoffs, and a major hire by Nebraska basketball.

Frosted Flakes

‘Jaylen knows everyone’: How NU volleyball recruiting coordinator Jaylen Reyes keeps Huskers stocked | Sports |
Winning is a lot easier when you start with good players, and in college sports that begins with recruiting. Enter Jaylen Reyes.

Huskers Run For Pediatric Brain Cancer Research - University of Nebraska
Approximately 750 participants, the second-most for this event, took part in the annual Nebraska Football Road Race on Father’s Day morning. The event was presented

Three observations following 2022 WR Grant Page’s verbal commitment to Nebraska | Huskers |
A look at what the verbal commitment of wide receiver Grant Page means for Nebraska and its 2022 recruiting class.

Touted 2024 QB Dylan Raiola shines at FNL; Huskers offer Iowa 2023 DB McBride | National Sports |
The way Raiola looked, he’s certainly not done accumulating offers, writes Parker Gabriel from Friday Night Lights camp.

Steven M. Sipple: Even in quiet of early summer, Austin seeks ways to improve bottom line | National |
Nebraska’s offensive line enjoyed a measure of success in 2020. But Greg Austin always keeps the Huskers’ lackluster win-loss record in mind.

Photos: Huskers host high school linemen for Adidas-sponsored “Pipeline” camp | Football |
College linemen hopefuls worked out for Husker coaches during the “Pipeline” camp on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Journal Star photos: Francis Gardler

Schwellenbach earns a First-Team All-American nod | KHGI
Spencer Schwellenbach added to his impressive haul of postseason awards on Saturday morning, as he was named a First-Team ABCA/Rawlings All-American.

A former Husker got some notice this weekend...

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

New York Yankees turn triple play to beat Oakland Athletics - Sports Illustrated NY Yankees News, Analysis and More
The New York Yankees clinched a series win over the Oakland Athletics with a triple play in the ninth inning, the Yankees third triple play of the season

US Olympic swimming trials: Young American team to take on Tokyo - Sports Illustrated
Armed with an extra year of growth, a plethora of teenagers took spots on the U.S. Olympic swim team, particularly on the women’s side.

American Allyson Felix, 35, rallies in 400 meters, qualifies for her fifth Olympics
Allyson Felix made her fifth Olympic team, and first as a mother, on Sunday following a dramatic second-place finish in the 400 meters at the U.S. Track & Field Olympic trials.

John Collins wore shirt after Game 7 win of him dunking on Joel Embiid
After Sunday night’s game, Hawks forward John Collins had some fun by wearing a shirt of him dunking on Joel Embiid to the post-game press conference.

‘Idiot’ fan runs onto 13th hole, hits balls and gets tackled by security
As if the final day of the U.S. Open wasn’t wild enough, on the 13th hole at Torrey Pines a fan got in on the action.

Deyhahsanoondey | The Players’ Tribune
Lyle Thompson is considered by many to be the best lacrosse player in the world. His father, Jai, tells Lyle’s story of why he plays the game.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Why Do Dogs Steal Your Spot on the Couch as Soon as You Get Up? | Mental Floss
Dogs that rush to fill the space on the sofa may be doing it because they love you, or because they want to be top dog. Here's how to tell the difference.

That Song Stuck in Your Head is Helping the Brain With Long-Term Memory
When songs get stuck in your head, they are helping you to remember—according to researchers at University of California-Davis.

What If Doctors Are Always Watching, but Never There? | WIRED
Remote technology could save lives by monitoring health from home or outside the hospital. It could also push patients and health care providers further apart.

The first mobile phone call was 75 years ago – what it takes for technologies to go from breakthrough to big time
The ubiquity of mobile phones is a defining feature of the 21st century, but it's been possible to place a phone call on the go since shortly after World War II.

Malka Haas: Queen of the Junkyard - The Atlantic
Malka Haas turned children loose to play with discarded objects, giving them a different sort of preparation for life.

Florida town accidentally sells water tower for $55,000
The Brooksville City Council in Florida accidentally sold their water tower for $55,000 to man looking to purchase the business under it.

David Bowie painting bought for $4 at Canadian thrift store likely to sell at auction for tens of thousands | Fox News
A rare painting by rock star David Bowie purchased for $4.09 at a donation center in Ontario, Canada, is likely to sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auction next week.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Ancient poop analysis reveals extinct species of bacteria
Scientists analyzed bacterial genomes from 1000-2000 year feces

Then There’s This

Scientists convert plastic waste into vanilla flavoring | Live Science
Scientists have figured out a way to convert plastic waste into vanilla flavoring with genetically engineered bacteria, according to a new study.