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We could use some more rain

University of Nebraska vs University of Akron Set Number: X162098 TK1

Wake up wake up, wake

Rise and shine, it’s a new day

We need some more rain

Mankilling Mastodons

Domann listed as one of country's best by Pro Football Focus
Nebraska football is just a few weeks away from the start of fall camp, and according to Pro Football Focus, the Huskers will have one of the country’s Top 50 players on its roster to start the season.

HuskerOnline - Three & Out: no cachet for Husker football, R250 shutout, and OL targets
Three & Out: no cachet for Husker football, R250 shutout, and OL targets.

Other News From The Sporting World

Rachel Nichols Out for N.B.A. Finals Coverage on ABC - The New York Times
Rachel Nichols Out for N.B.A. Finals Coverage on ABC

CaneSport - EXCLUSIVE: American Top Team plans $540,000 NIL commitment to Miami players
All 90 scholarship players for the Hurricanes will be offered $6,000 annual endorsement deals

At Wimbledon, Emma Raducanu’s Withdrawal Renews Focus on Well Being - The New York Times
The British teenager, a sudden sensation after making the fourth round, struggled with her breathing and retired from the match, a reminder of the intense pressures on elite athletes.

Tampa mayor 'fairly confident' Game 5 will be played despite hurricane -
Hurricane Elsa threatened Florida's northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday after raking past the Tampa Bay region with gusty winds and heavy rain.

Freshman WR for Rutgers reportedly injured in fight over the weekend - Saturday Tradition
Carnell Davis, a freshman wide receiver for Rutgers, was reportedly knocked unconscious and injured in a fight over the weekend.

ESPN removes Rachel Nichols from NBA Finals sideline coverage after leaked comments - CBS News
A recording surfaced of Nichols making disparaging comments about a colleague and the sports network's racial diversity efforts.

Dario Saric out with a knee injury - Bright Side Of The Sun
Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric left the NBA Finals with a knee injury

MLS unable to corroborate alleged racial slur used in Timbers-Minnesota match - Stumptown Footy
After investigating the alleged racial abuse in the Timbers-Minnesota match on June 26, MLS did not find enough evidence to corroborate or refute the claim.

Russia is sending hundreds of athletes to compete in Olympics under a neutral flag - The Washington Post
Among the blur of national anthems at this year’s Olympics, spectators in Tokyo and viewers around the world can expect to hear Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

The University of Texas Takes Home the Crown - National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
Texas Captures First Directors' Cup Title

Peyton Manning credits his mother for limiting Tom Brady's Super Bowl titles -
To anti-Brady fans, Olivia Manning is the true GOAT

The NBA Finals Hinge on Giannis’s Bum Knee - The Ringer
The two-time MVP will have an effect on the outcome of Bucks-Suns, whether he plays or not

Incredibly, every Stanley Cup Final since 1980 has featured at least one of Jaromir Jagr’s former teammates
The relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

Bruce Springsteen’s daughter, Jessica, is headed to the Olympics -
Jessica Springsteen, an equestrian rider, was chosen to represent Team USA in show jumping competition.

Soul Cap: Afro swimming cap Olympic rejection could be reconsidered after backlash - BBC News
The governing body had told Soul Cap their hats don't follow "the natural form of the head".

Northern Colorado coaches make work, family balance priority
Northern Colorado's Lyndsey Oates and Steve Smiley are among more than a dozen coaches who embrace coaching and family in Division I athletics.

Yellow Journalism

How A Chinese-Built Highway Drove Montenegro Into Crippling Debt : NPR
In southeastern Europe, Montenegro needed a good road and China offered to build it. Montenegro is not sure now if it can pay for it, and it owes China the equivalent of a quarter of its economy.

In 1891, two pioneer girls got lost in Nebraska's Sand Hills. One did not come home alive | History |
Recently, residents of some Sand Hills communities came together to remember two pioneer girls who ventured too far and became lost in the featureless tangle of hills and valleys near

Sacrifice: Remembering the 1st Minnesota at Gettysburg - The Daily Gopher
More than a century and a half later, the nation they fought and died for remains, still imperfect, but still here.

So As it Turns Out, Banging Your Head a Bunch Can Be Bad for Your Brain | MetalSucks
Who would ever guessed that headbanging could be bad for your brain? Okay, sure, so the brain is, like, delicate and way important and stuff, but if your skull isn’t there to keep it safe while you rock out to Slayer, then what the fuck is it good for?

Inside The Sun Valley Event Known As 'Summer Camp For Billionaires' : NPR
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is expected to attend. So is Apple's Tim Cook. A look inside the Sun Valley conference for top media and tech moguls organized by a little known investment firm.

Official: Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his private residence early Wednesday, according to a statement from the country’s interim prime minister, who called the killing a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act."

America has a deepening drinking habit - Axios
Pandemic-related spikes in drinking came after years of increasing alcohol consumption

Auditory Enlightenment