Good morning all! I’m a bit behind getting you this daily dose of work procrastination so there isn’t a ranch story today. Mostly, I’m just as excited as all of you that the Husker baseball team has forced a seventh game in the Fayetteville Regional and has a chance to advance to a super regional.
The big storyline for both teams will revolve around pitching. Who can? Who will?
Both teams will likely lean on several guys to get through nine innings. Nebraska may call Cade Povich back to the mound after throwing less than 50 pitches on Friday. Shay Schanaman being able to throw seven innings in the first game on Sunday looms even larger now as he likely saved some arms for tonight. Arkansas has played one less game than the Huskers in this regional, so there may be an advantage for the Razorbacks there.
Either way, Will Bolt’s team has the attention of college baseball fans everywhere.
Go Big Red!
Five More Huskers Qualify for NCAA Championships - University of Nebraska
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Haebig Advances to Wave II of Trials - University of Nebraska
Nebraska’s Autumn Haebig started opening day of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Wave I with a bang on Friday by winning the 100-meter backstroke final to advance
HuskerOnline - Huskers make huge impression on QB Torres during official visit
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Photos: Huskers host first Friday Night Lights camp | Football | starherald.com
High school football players from around the country converged upon Memorial Stadium on Friday. Journal Star photos by Eakin Howard
Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308
Pitcher Mike Marshall, 1974 NL Cy Young Award winner, dies at 78
“Iron Mike” Marshall appeared in 106 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1974, becoming the first relief pitcher to win the Cy Young Award.
Revamped Clippers grind out series win to avoid crisis - Sports Illustrated
Los Angeles exorcised some of last year’s postseason demons with a gritty Game 7 victory over the Mavs that propelled them to the second round.
USMNT 3, Mexico 2: U.S. wins wild Nations League final on Christian Pulisic’s penalty, Ethan Horvath’s save
Christian Pulisic’s extra time penalty and Ethan Horvath’s stoppage time penalty save gave the USMNT a rousing, dramatic win over Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League final.
Atlanta Falcons trade Julio Jones to Tennessee Titans
The Falcons have agreed to trade star wide receiver Julio Jones and a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Titans for a 2022 second-round pick and 2023 fourth-round pick.
Naomi Osaka rendering press conferences near obsolete after withdrawal
Naomi Osaka decided she didn’t want press conference to exacerbate her mental health struggles. Will athletes begin shutting out the media soon?
Simone Biles wins record-breaking seventh U.S. all-around title ahead of Tokyo Olympics - CBSSports.com
Biles breaks record she had shared with Clara Schroth Lombady
Why Baseball Isn’t Fun Anymore - The Atlantic
The game is supposed to be fun.
Mike Schmidt Is the Greatest Draft Pick Ever - The New York Times
Fifty years later, Mike Schmidt stands alone as the baseball player who did the most for the team that drafted him. To one scout, Schmidt’s potential was obvious.
More Noise and Other Disturbances
Woman donates kidney to hubby's ex-wife days after wedding | National AP | yankton.net
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ten years after their first date, Debby Neal-Strickland put on a cream-colored lace gown and married her longtime sweetheart at their Florida church. Two days
What the physics of skipping stones can tell us about aircraft water landings | Ars Technica
A combination of gyro effect and Magnus effect influences the deflection of trajectory
National Donut Day. Or is it National Doughnut Day? : NPR
Doughnut came first, but donut wasn't far behind. Now, whether it's glazed or jelly-filled experts say either spelling is equally acceptable.
UK pub owner finds time capsule from the 1970s in the walls | Fox News
Toby Brett, 41, the owner of Holcombe Farmshop and Kitchen, in Radstock, U.K., recently discovered a time capsule that had been hidden in the walls in 1973.
UFO Report: U.S. Doesn't Rule Out Aliens, But Finds No Evidence
The long-awaited Pentagon report on the origins of UFOs appears to deliver more questions than answers. Where do the UFOs come from? Here's what we know.
Another Week - Another Poop Article
I ate muffins that turned my poop blue, and learned my ‘gut transit time’ is up to 51 hours
The blue poop challenge home experiment is dirt cheap, and it just might yield some insights into your own gut health.
Then There’s This
How Much Money Is ‘Enough’? This Simple Thought Experiment Gives You an Exact Number to Aim For | Inc.com
Constantly chasing more and more will make you miserable. The right goal gets you off the treadmill.