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The Huskers open as 8.5 pt favorites over the Wildcats. The oddsmakers have clearly never watched a Nebraska - Northwestern game.

NCAA Football: Nebraska at Michigan State Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

I’ve gotten used to writing these after a loss. It isn’t nearly as much as writing after a win. To top it off, the week is starting with a sinus infection. Yay.

Fortunately, I’ve gotten good at turning the page and shrugging off the Huskers’ performance the weekend before and not letting it ruin my week. And fortuntely, I still have the Jackrabbits...

Frosted Flakes

Walter Scott, Billionaire Philanthropist, Dies At 90 : NPR
The former CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons Inc. construction firm helped oversee Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate and donated to many causes, particularly construction projects in Nebraska.

Husker Soccer Drops Close One At No. 9 Rutgers 1-0 - University of Nebraska
Piscataway, N.J. – The Nebraska soccer team (4-6-1, 0-2-1 Big Ten) came up short against No. 9 Rutgers, 1-0, at Yurcak Field on Sunday afternoon. This game marks...

Huskers Win Twice Against Omaha - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska softball team swept a doubleheader Sunday afternoon against Omaha in front of more than 400 fans at Bowlin Stadium. The Huskers won the first game 5-2.

Instead of euphoria, Huskers left to have ‘spirited talk’ after 23-20 overtime loss to MSU: ‘I’m tired of it’ | Football | journalstar.com
Scott Frost gave a “pretty simple” explanation to the pivotal botched punt before diving into a long breakdown of why NU is left feeling dejected.

Huskers open as favorites over Northwestern
Nebraska, which has dropped two straight one score games to fall to 2-3 on the season, will return home as the favorite against Big Ten West foe Northwestern.

The oddsmakers have clearly never watched a Nebraska - Northwestern game.

Tom’s Takes: Chemistry building for Huskers despite frustrating loss | Football | omaha.com
There’s a chemistry building with this Nebraska team, you can see it, and it would have blossomed with a win on Saturday night. Still, they’re close, writes Tom Shatel.

Fairview wide receiver Grant Page is latest Colorado steal for Nebraska Cornhuskers – The Denver Post
Fairview senior wide receiver Grant Page understands his college commitment won’t be celebrated by many longtime sports fans from his own state. He doesn’t blame them.

Northwestern News

A beginner’s guide to Northwestern football: 2021 edition - Inside NU
Hey Classes of 2024 and 2025, transfers and new grad students! We’ve put together a comprehensive look at the basics of the program.

Northwestern football: Wildcats, Evan Hull rout Ohio 35-6 - Chicago Tribune
Evan Hull rushed for 216 yards and a pair of touchdowns Saturday to lead Northwestern to a 35-6 win over Ohio. Hull scored twice in a span of 2:02 in the first quarter on runs of 17 and 90 yards to help give the Wildcats (2-2) their first win over an FBS team this season.

Even in a dominant win, big questions still remain for Northwestern - Inside NU
While the ‘Cats may have looked impressive against Ohio, will they be able to hold their own against tougher competition?

Everything Pat Fitzgerald Said After Northwestern's Week 4 Win Over Ohio - Sports Illustrated Wildcats Daily News, Analysis and More
Fitz talks Ryan Family donation, Hilinski as QB1, Evan Hull's run game and more.

Sportin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Colleges must choose whether to let athletes wear school gear for paid promotions
A sports management scholar weighs in on whether college athletes can appear in their school’s swag while promoting various products.

Who is the only person Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin follows on Instagram
Lane Kiffin follows one person on Instagram, apparently using it as a recruiting tool

US captures first Ryder Cup since 2016 with strong performance on final day | Fox News
The U.S. held strong and defeated Europe to win the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

Justin Tucker field goal: Ravens beat Lions on record-setting kick (video) - Sports Illustrated
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker pulled off perhaps the greatest kick in NFL history as he nailed the longest field goal ever off the crossbar to beat Detroit.

NFL: Delay of game before Justin Tucker’s Lions-Ravens game-winner ‘clearly’ should’ve been called
Former NFL referee Terry McAulay told Yahoo Sports that the Ravens “clearly” should’ve been flagged for a delay of game one play before Justin Tucker beat the Lions with a 66-yarder.

AP Top 25: Oklahoma drops to No. 6 and Clemson falls to No. 25 after Week 4

Oklahoma fell from No. 4 to No. 6 after a 16-13 win over West Virginia. The Sooners won the game on a field goal as time expired as the normally explosive OU offense hasn’t been as potent in the last two games.

Dismissed from Ohio State, LB K’Vaughan Pope apologizes after storming off field during Akron game - CBSSports.com
The senior linebacker is no longer on the team after storming off the field in the Akron game

Penalty flag causes fumbled punt in Jaguars-Cardinals game
Jamal Agnew’s kick-6 wasn’t the only wild special teams play in the Cardinals’ win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Affordable housing in outer space: Scientists develop cosmic concrete from space dust and astronaut blood
Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost more than a million British pounds – making the future construction of a Martian colony seem prohibitively expensive. Scientists at The University of Manchester have now developed a way to potentially overcome this problem, by creating a concrete-like material made of extra-terrestrial dust along with...

Rural Counties with More Broadband Tended to Do Better in 2020 Census, Study Shows - The Daily Yonder
Although most of the nation’s rural counties lost population from 2010 to 2020, our analysis of new Census data shows that rural counties with better

Do compasses work in space?
Google maps won’t guide you to Mars - but will your compass work in space?

How a California distillery is turning fire-damaged grapes into ‘something awesome’ | California | The Guardian
Hangar 1 collaborated with Crimson Wine group to salvage Napa-grown fruit for a specialty vodka with charitable intentions

How a team of musicologists and computer scientists completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony
When Beethoven died, all he left behind were some sketches for his 10th Symphony. Now, thanks to the help of artificial intelligence, the composer’s vision is coming to life.

Pokemon Oreos: Limited Edition Cookies Being Sold For Thousands On eBay : NPR
One cookie featuring a rare Pokemon sold for $15,000 online, giving new meaning to the catchphrase, “Gotta catch ‘em all.”

Crypto-Trading Hamster Performs Better Than Warren Buffett And The S&P 500 : NPR
A hamster named Mr. Goxx enters one of two tunnels in the his cage, which determines whether he will buy or sell. As of Friday, his portfolio is up nearly 20%, according to his Twitter account.

Someone Found Their GoPro That Had Been Lost In The Snow For Months. Here’s The Surprising Footage They Discovered Inside - Digg
“After four months of it sitting there, a big old black bear found it and not only managed to turn it on but also started recording himself playing with it. Hands down the craziest thing I’ve seen!”

Another Week - Another Poop Article

The smart toilet era is here! Are you ready to share your analprint with big tech? | Life and style | The Guardian
Loo design has barely changed in 150 years – until now. Will people trade their privacy for the chance to find out exactly what is in their waste?

How sustainable is your toilet paper? - Axios
A green scorecard looks not at softness or durability, but at Earth-consciousness

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