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Frosted Flakes: Recruiting News, USWNT Heartbreak, and Jetpack Guy is Back (Maybe)

We are 26 days away from Husker football kickoff

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USA v Canada: Women’s Football Semifinal - Olympics: Day 10 Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images

We have now reached August - when Husker football kicks off vs Illinois. Are you excited? I think I am.

I entered last season with very little enthusiasm or interest. I don’t know if it was the realization that Nebraska would probably be a crappy team again or just pandemic world making everything less fun in general.

Either way, I’m feeling a bit more excited to see the Huskers this year. I don’t have any idea if we will see some better football or not. I hope we do.

Maybe the Olympics have made it more exciting this summer - priming the sports watching pump so to speak?

Frosted Flakes

Former Husker implicated in sexual assault fined $1,000 - NORTHEAST - NEWS CHANNEL NEBRASKA
Andre Hunt, one of two former University of Nebraska football players implicated in an alleged sexual assault in 2019, has been ordered to pay a $1,000 fine for a misdemeanor charge of false reporting

HuskerOnline - Huskers extend offer to 2023 ATH Mota from Iowa
ATH Mota being looked at to play on both sides of the football for the Huskers.

HuskerOnline - Valen Erickson commit: What does it mean for Nebraska?
Illinois offensive lineman Valen Erickson became the latest 2022 recruit to join Nebraska’s recruiting class.

Lincoln Neighborhood Creates Street Mural to Slow Drivers | Nebraska News | US News
A Lincoln neighborhood that sees a lot of speeders has created a giant yellow reminder for drivers to slow down.

HuskerOnline - More recruits attend Nebraska’s Saturday practice
There were some more recruits who attended Nebraska’s Saturday practice in Lincoln.

Husker Weekly Wrap: Domann on earning respect – and much more
Back for one more go wearing the ‘N’ on the helmet, back to leave the place better than it was upon his arrival, JoJo Domann sees...

On Leadership, and Respect Paid to Nebraska Quarterback Adrian Martinez by a Former Teammate - Nebraska Football | Hail Varsity
Being “the guy” in college football isn’t easy. Adrian Martinez has shown his warts as a player, but the last year has shown his strength as the guy.

Olympics & Other Sportsin’ News

USA women's basketball team will be challenged during Tokyo Olympics
The U.S. women's basketball team will be tested, but there's a difference between competing with Team USA and actually beating the Americans.

Tokyo Olympics: American Isaiah Jewett displays sportsmanship in 800m
After their 800 meters races were cut short, Isaiah Jewett and Nijel Amos showed the ultimate sportsmanship at the Tokyo Olympics..

At an extraordinary Olympics, acts of kindness abound
TOKYO (AP) — A surfer jumping in to translate for the rival who’d just beaten him. High-jumping friends agreeing to share a gold medal rather than move to a tiebreaker. Two runners falling in a tangle of legs, then helping each other to the finish line.

United States vs. Canada - Football Match Report - August 2, 2021 - ESPN
Get a report of the United States vs. Canada 2020 Olympic Women’s Soccer, Semifinals football match.

Simone Biles coming back to compete in beam final
Simone Biles will compete in beam after missing most of the team events and all of the other individual events with the “twisties.”

Tokyo Olympics Men’s Basketball Knockout Bracket Set, U.S. to Face Spain
Mens basketball group play wrapped up on Sunday, and the knockout bracket quarterfinal matchups are officially set.

MLB trade deadline: Dodgers, Giants among contenders adding star power - Sports Illustrated
The Dodgers and Giants’ jaw-dropping acquisitions are among the highlights of MLB’s wildest trade deadline in years.

USWNT’s loss to Canada may be end for Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe
The U.S. women’s hopes for an Olympic gold medal are over after a loss to Canada. And it may also be the end of the line for this latest generation.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

The ancient origins of the new nomads - BBC Culture
Itinerant lifestyles may feel new but the ideas behind globe-trotting ways of living go back millennia. Cassidy George explores wanderings past and present.

Fruit baskets from fourth century BC found in ruins of Thonis-Heracleion | Archaeology | The Guardian
‘Incredible’ discoveries at submerged ancient city off coast of Egypt have lain untouched

Experience: I survived a plane crash that killed 151 people | Life and style | The Guardian
I was fighting with my brother over the window seat. After that, I don’t remember anything, except waking up next morning

FBI investigating latest alleged Los Angeles ‘jetpack guy’ sighting | Fox News
The FBI is investigating a new report of Los Angeles’ elusive “jetpack guy”— who may have been spotted soaring over California again this week.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Brigantine man learns late in life he has the gift of ‘perfect poop’ | Local News |
BRIGANTINE — At 71, Herbie Allen got one of the most unusual compliments of his life when a health care worker told him he has “perfect poop.”

Then There’s This

SpongeBob Look-Alikes Spotted A Mile Under The Sea : NPR
A photo of a real-life sponge and starfish hanging out together delighted the internet. But "the reality is a little crueler than perhaps a cartoon would suggest," says the researcher who posted it.