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Scott Frost Day News: Another National Championship for Nebraska, A Taco Subscription and Nosy Cars

And, the Huskers next opponent has entered the college football rankings.

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Ranch puppy is settling in pretty well. She has been dubbed Freya, who is the Norse goddess of love, fertility, battle and death. I hope pupper’s life isn’t that dramatic around here, but we are hoping for some help with moving cows and watching gates. We are definitely going to nip the “fertility” part in the bud as she will be spayed as soon as the vet says we can bring her in.

Our housecat has made it difficult to sweep because he likes to play in the dust pile. This weekend, I discovered that puppies are a bigger sweeping nuisance than housecats. Puppy doesn’t care about the dust pile - she’s after the broom.

Frosted Flakes

Huskers Win CSCAA Open Water Title - University of Nebraska
Ilaria Murzilli swam to a runner-up individual finish to lead Nebraska to the 2021 CSCAA Open Water National Championships team title in Lawrence, Kan., on Friday

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!! We are now an Open Water school.

‘We’re not after good’: Blackshirts give Huskers a shot, but defenders insist there’s still more in the tank | National |
The numbers say Nebraska did things not many defenses have been able to do to the Sooners since Lincoln Riley took over at OU in 2017.

NU Soccer Comes Up Short in Big Ten Opener - University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska soccer team (4-5-0, 0-1-0 Big Ten) fell to Purdue, 3-1, in the Big Ten opener for both teams at Hibner Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Huskers Open as a 3-Point Underdog at No. 20 Michigan State - Nebraska Football | Hail Varsity
The offseason power rankings would’ve made Nebraska a slight favorite on the road at Michigan State, but following a 3-0 start the Spartans opened at -3.

Nebraska Recruiting: What Huskers Showed Against OU is Sellable on Trail if Next Steps Happen - Nebraska Football Recruiting | Hail Varsity
Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.

PFF snap counts and grades for Nebraska’s defense vs. Oklahoma
Here are the final snap counts and grades for Nebraska’s defense against Oklahoma, courtesy of PFF.

You may have noticed these mentioned in Husker Mike’s report card. I agree with him. These seem pretty harsh.

Here are the final snap counts and grades for Nebraska’s offense against Oklahoma, courtesy of PFF.
Here are the final snap counts and grades for Nebraska’s offense against Oklahoma, courtesy of PFF.

Steven M. Sipple: Half of Frost’s ‘mission statement’ holds up; OL questions; and Sparty surge | Column |
Nebraska’s defense has played well this season, for the most part. But Scott Frost needs much more from another program staple — the Pipeline.

Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley, angling for field position vs. Nebraska, ‘might have been the first coach in history’ to challenge his own team’s INT
Referring to Oklahoma CB D.J. Graham’s one-handed interception on fourth down at the Sooner 3-yard line in Saturday’s win over Nebraska, Lincoln Riley said he “might have been the first coach in history to challenge a play we got an interception on.”

Husker baseball wins slugfest against Creighton in first exhibition | Sports |
The Nebraska baseball team was able to win out in a 20-run affair in its first of two exhibition games against the Creighton Bluejays. The 12-inning marathon ended in an...

Jasen Green commits to stay home, play at Creighton (Nebrasketball recruiting)
Millard North senior Jasen Green announced his decision Thursday to stay home and play college basketball at Creighton. The 6′7″ forward was also a target for the Huskers, but Green chose the Bluejays over Nebraska and several other schools.

Omaha Police celebrates patrol horse, Orozco’s retirement
The Omaha Police Department celebrated one of its Mounted Patrol Unit horses, Orozco’s retirement Saturday.

Michigan State is making the game vs the Huskers one of their big home events (see below)

Sportin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

AP top 25 poll: Clemson, Ohio State slip; Penn State up to sixth - Sports Illustrated
Nineteen ranked teams have lost through the first three weeks of the season, the most through three weeks in the history of the poll.

NFL: Joe Burrow ends NFL-best streak with 3 straight pick
Burrow entered Sunday with the longest active streak of pass attempts without a pick.

Michigan State football joins Michigan in Coaches Poll Top 25
Michigan State football looks like a force to be reckoned with, and Spartans have joined Michigan Wolverines in USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll Top 25.

College football winners, losers, overreactions for Week 3: There’s an absence of elite teams this season -
Several top-10 teams faced near-upsets in a wild Week 3

Florida State No. 1 on Misery Index after college football Week 3
After an embarrassing Week 3 loss to Wake Forest, Florida State falls to 0-3 for the first time since 1976 and climbs to the top of the Misery Index.

Why the University of Florida gets a ~1% cut of Gatorade profits
A college professor invented a cutting-edge sports drink. Then, things got complicated.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

What happens when your foot falls asleep?
An exercise physiologist explains how it’s a problem of communication between your brain and your body.

See the Narrowest Street in the World | Mental Floss
It's hard not to feel like the walls are closing in on you while walking down Spreuerhofstrasse in Reutlingen, Germany—the narrowest street in the world.

From Cheeky Bears to Goofy Gophers, See the Fun Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards
See the winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2021, from goofy gophers to one very cheeky kodiak bear.

Mary Roach's 'Fuzz' Reveals A Weird World Of Animal 'Crimes' : Shots - Health News : NPR
Roach researched animal misbehaviors for her new book, Fuzz. Though animals are all but charged with crimes when they run afoul of human values, she learns, they often have the last laugh.

How Fat Bear Week Became a Sensation | Mental Floss
Fat Bear Week in Alaska's Katmai National Park is like March Madness for people who would rather watch wildlife webcams than sports.

Stories or Music Can Synchronize the Heartbeats of Everyone Listening into a Single Rhythm
Research has proven that the heart beats of everyone listening to a story, music, or watching a film, become one as the brain focuses.

Kansas Boy's Bug Collection Garners Blue Ribbon at State Fair—and Federal Investigation | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine
The student’s science project included a spotted lanternfly, an invasive species, that officials did not yet know reached the state

Cows Gone Wild (For Real)

A British beast rarer than the panda - BBC Travel
Chillingham Castle is home to one of the world’s last remaining herds of wild cattle, whose gene pool is so isolated that every animal is essentially a genetic clone.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Cows ‘potty-trained’ in experiment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions | Climate crisis | The Guardian
Calves were taught to use a barn’s toilet area with rewards and mild punishments, significantly limiting ammonia release

Taco Bell’s New Subscription Service Could Get You a Free Daily Taco - Eater
But only if you’re in Arizona

OK, #2 [pun intended] is not technically a poop article, but I think we all know where that subscription service leads...

Which came first, the butt or the mouth? New research gives an answer
It’s a chicken-and-the-egg question, but “which came first?” might not be the right way to think about it

Then There’s This

Your car knows too much about you. That could be a privacy nightmare.
Modern cars collect reams of driver data, and that data has a way of painting surprisingly intimate pictures.

Couple road trips in converted hearse nicknamed ‘The Grim Sleeper’ | Fox News
Shannon Orr, 24, and Iain Cameron, 31, from Warrington, U.K., drove across Scotland’s North Coast 500 in their 1998 Volvo 960 Hearse.

Monte Kiffin gets a big honor: