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The baseball draft resumes today and there is a lot of soccer news

Cerne Abbas Giant cleaning Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images

It is a big week for Nebraska baseball.

We found out this weekend that Rob Childress will be coming to Lincoln as the new Director of Player Development. Childress spent eight years as an assistant and associate coach with the Huskers before going to Texas A&M. As an Aggie, Childress even hired a young up-and-coming assistant coach some of you may know - Will Bolt.

It is also time for the major league baseball draft. The first round was held yesterday and while there were predictions that Spencer Schwellenbach may hear his name called, that did not happen. We’ll be watching to see where he lands and will keep you updated.

Other Huskers or prospective Huskers also will be waiting to hear their name called. For some, they will land in a good enough spot to either not return for another season or forgo college baseball altogether. The draft can really mess with a college baseball coach’s recruiting and roster management.

Hopefully, our beloved Huskers are able to keep as much talent as possible.

In other news, a chalk drawing in England with a rather famous, uh, feature has received renewed attention. After years of trying to figure out how old this particular drawing is, scientists turned to shells found in the oldest layers.

How Old Is the Cerne Abbas Giant? - The Atlantic
And we have snails to thank for that.

Frosted Flakes

Oregon Ducks Softball Infielder Mya Felder Commits to Nebraska Cornhuskers - Sports Illustrated Oregon Ducks News, Analysis and More
The Ducks first baseman is on her way to Lincoln after two strong seasons in Eugene.

Former Husker aims to provide athletic training
A former Nebraska Husker football player has made it his goal to provide affordable training to the next generation of athletes

CFB Insider Suggests Scott Frost Is On “Hot Seat” At Nebraska
Scott Frost is 12-20 as Nebraska’s head coach after going 19-7 at UCF. It’s officialy: Frost is on the “hot seat.”

I’m not sure he is on the hot seat yet, but if 2021 is another disappointing season, that will almost certainly change.

Most Intriguing Huskers: No. 19, sophomore RB Markese Stepp | National | purdueexponent.org
Part of a three-man rotation at running back at USC, Markese Stepp is now a leading candidate to start with the Huskers if he’s healthy.

Five to go: The top defenses the Huskers will face in 2021
While thinking about the top defenses Nebraska will square up against this fall, my brain took on the rare challenge of...

Ranking the Big Ten: Inside Linebackers
We continue our annual Ranking the Big Ten series today with the inside linebackers.

Sports! Sports! Sports!

Hanna and Haley Cavinder of Fresno State are cashing in on the NCAA’s policy change - CNN
Twins Hanna and Haley Cavinder, stars on Fresno State’s women’s basketball team, are early faces of the rule change allowing college athletes to monetize their talents. For the sisters, it all started with TikTok.

Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks use late-quarter runs to secure Game 3 win, climb back into NBA Finals
Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 41 points, the Bucks climbed back into the best-of-seven NBA Finals by giving the Suns a taste of their own medicine in Sunday night’s Game 3.

2021 MLB draft tracker live updates - Results for all first-round picks, order, analysis and highlights
The 2021 MLB draft is underway, with the Pittsburgh Pirates selecting catcher Henry Davis No. 1 overall. Find out who your favorite team has added.

Euro 2020: Azzurri makes triumphant return to Italy - CNN
The Italian squad made a triumphant return to Italy on Monday after its penalty shootout win over England in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium.

Messi finally secures first major title with Argentina’s Copa América win.
After a string of crushing disappointments, the soccer superstar was able to celebrate with his national team as Argentina beat Brazil 1-0.

Zaila Avant-garde: Teenager makes history at US spelling bee - BBC News
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, becomes the first African American to win the high-profile competition.

There’s More to Life Than Sports

Fish get addicted to meth in polluted rivers, go through withdrawal | Live Science
Fish can get hooked on meth that washes into their freshwater homes, to the point that they actively seek out the stimulant, a new study suggests.

Phenomenal facial hair: are you ready for the circle beard and double moustache? | Men's hair | The Guardian
What were people bored in lockdown bound to do? Create new trends that make no sense at all. Welcome to your new hair nightmares

Looking to Adopt a New Pet at the Shelter, She Found Her Dog That Went Missing 2 Years Ago
A woman in Pennsylvania who was looking for a new pet to adopt has found the dog she lost years ago at the shelter.

Beetle that can walk upside down under water surface filmed in Australia in world first | Insects | The Guardian
Researcher accidentally spots tiny insect walking on the underside of the water surface as if it were a pane of glass

Massive $20M Missouri home for sale includes Ferris Wheel, bowling alley
A $20 million dollar house listing just hit the market in the St. Louis region and could be a "record-breaker" for the area according to the listing agents.

We need to convince Dear Leader that the CN staff could use a new office...

Michigan man finds over 150 bowling balls during his home renovation
On a normal day, most people don't expect to find a bowling ball sitting on their back step, but one Michigan man found more than 158 beneath his.

Maybe this should have been in the sports section...

Why do we buy so much stuff? - Vox
A sociologist on why people buy too many things.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Keep dog poop out of landfill for the environment's sake, experts say | CBC News
Dog waste sent to landfill or simply left on the ground releases greenhouse gases and has pathogens that can end up in waterways.

Poop Transplants May Be Tested As A COVID-19 Treatment In New Trial | IFLScience
Fecal transplants may have a role to play in the fight against COVID-19 with researchers already planning a clinical trial.

Then There’s This

Got a pile of Lego? Scan it to build with this clever AR app
This fan-made app beats any digital experience Lego has built to date.

This might be the coolests app ever (if it works like it is supposed to)