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And, how about Nebrasketball?!?!?!!

Amelia Earhart in Airplane Cockpit

When we first moved out to the ranch, we had two housecats. Going from town life to farm life was a big upgrade as both cats wanted to be outside a lot more. One of the cats loved his new surroundings and didn’t want to come inside very much. He’d disappear for a week at a time and come back with “presents”. The other cat was a Siamese shelter cat who didn’t really know what he wanted.

When he was inside, he wanted to be outside. When he was outside, he wanted to be inside.

We built the house with door handles instead of knobs. That darn cat learned that he could reach up, push on the handle and open the door to either get in or get out of the house. It took us a while to figure out what was going on.

One time, we came home from church to find a puppy and five cats running around the house. Of course, they happily “helped” clean up the breakfast dishes that were on the counter and still had traces of milk and cereal in them.

A new set of breakfast bowls later, Simon the cat was banished to permanently be an outside kitty. We changed the exterior doors to knobs instead of handles and kept the front door deadbolted so he couldn’t open that one (we couldn’t change that one to a knob).

Eventually, we found him a new home where he continued his breaking and entering and lived to be an old pain-in-the-butt to someone else.

Sneaky Cat Swings on Handle to Open Door For All His Friends (WATCH)
Silvestro the cat in Sicily has learned how to open a high-up door handle in order to let himself and 24 other cats into the family home.

Frosted Flakes

The baseball team made some leaps forward this weekend and went 3-1. The softball team also had a good weekend - outside of getting run-ruled by my Jackrabbits. And, what can you say about Nebrasketball?!? The last three games have been what we hoped to see since Fred Hoiberg came to town. I’m really happy that those guys are ending the season on a high note.

The women’s basketball team made it to the Big Ten tournament semi-finals before falling to eventual champion Iowa. And, the wrestling team hosted the B1G tournament, but struggled quite a bit. Read more below.

2022 NFL Scouting Combine winners and losers, Day 4: Sauce Gardner, Zyon McCollum show out
Cornerbacks and safeties took the field on Sunday at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine. Who starred on the big stage? Who disappointed? Chad Reuter reveals his winners and losers.

Cam Taylor-Britt made the list as one of the winners.

Huskers Fall in Final Game of Weekend to Jackrabbits - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska softball team (11-6) fell in the final game of the weekend to South Dakota State (9-7). Despite a three-run inning in the bottom of the fourth to tie

HuskerOnline - Nebraska offers DL Canady on Junior Day visit
The defensive lineman got some welcome news

Schanaman tosses complete-game three-hit shutout
Shay Schanaman pitched a complete-game three-hit shutout, as the Huskers picked up a 6-0 win against Northwestern State on Saturday afternoon in Arlington, Texas.

With ‘a lot of new pieces’ on offense, Huskers getting offseason leadership from interesting sources | National | lagrandeobserver.com
Nebraska football coach Scott Frost is oftentimes loathe to single out players during news conferences because he knows what typically comes next: Overreaction.

Offensive explosion results in back-to-back wins for Nebraska softball | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
Nebraska softball’s offense could not be stopped on Friday in a doubleheader against Wichita State and South Dakota State. The Huskers earned dominating run-rule wins in both games.

Huskers collapse in the ninth and fall to UT Arlington
The Nebraska baseball team saw a 3-0 lead disappear in the bottom of the ninth inning as UT Arlington won 4-3.

Former Nebraska basketball star Dylan Talley Dies at 32 - Sports Illustrated
Talley played professionally in Europe after two seasons with Nebraska.

Wrestling: Huskers Underwhelm at Big Tens - Corn Nation
Nebraska finished in seventh place as a team after a lackluster final day at the Big Ten Championships

NCAA Women’s Bracketology - 2022 women’s college basketball projections
Just a few weeks ago, Kentucky and Miami were on the outside looking in. Now the Wildcats are a projected 8-seed, while the Hurricanes are a No. 9.

The Husker women may have played their way up the seeding with their showing in the B1G tournament. They are predicted to be a #6 seed now (previous predictions had them a #7).

Sportin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

NCAA proposed football rule changes include reviews of second-half targeting calls, players faking injuries
A proposed rule change would allow conferences to appeal second-half targeting fouls in order to avoid the penalty of sitting out the first half of the next game, the NCAA Football Rules Committee announced on Friday.

WNBA news: Brittney Griner reportedly detained in Russia
Griner, 31, was reportedly arrested after hashish oil vape cartridges were found in her luggage at a Russian airport.

Ticket stub from Jackie Robinson’s majors debut sells for record-breaking $480K : NPR
It was the second time the record was broken in the same auction. Earlier on Sunday, a bidder bought a full ticket from Michael Jordan’s 1984 NBA debut with the Chicago Bulls for $468,000.

Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski disappointed his last home game resulted in loss, but ‘the season isn’t over, all right?’
Nearly 100 former Duke players, including Grant Hill and Christian Laettner, lined the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium to welcome Mike Krzyzewski for the final time Saturday night, as the Blue Devils ended the regular season with a loss to North Carolina.

Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe Is Making Rebounding Cool Again | FiveThirtyEight
The Kentucky big man is thriving as a throwback.

MLB labor talks yield little progress; more games could be canceled
The players union gave MLB the right to implement rule changes with a 45-day notice instead of a full year, but sizable economic differences remain.

Iowa Women Win B1G Tournament - Sports Illustrated Iowa Hawkeyes News, Analysis and More
Hawkeyes Best Indiana in Sunday’s Championship Game

ALL the Poop Articles Were Published This Week

Nuggets Of Treasure: New Process May Turn Sewage Into Valuable Chemicals | IFLScience
Reseachers now hope the process can be further optimized and even implemented as a way to reduce the toxic output of wastewater, reduce pollution, and fina

Croc That Stepped In Its Own Poop Reveals Mortifying Millions-Year-Old Snapshot In Time | IFLScience
An investigation into an ancient poop print sent researchers into the clutches of one of Earth’s most efficient killers to answer one question: was it a fo

How poo transplants and changes in your gut microbiome might affect your mood - ABC News
The idea of treating psychiatric disorders with another person’s poo is gaining traction in research and clinical circles. But how does it work and what do we need to know before it can be widely used to mend minds?

The Microbiome Impacts Sleep Quality, and Vice Versa | Discover Magazine
The microbes inside our gut have evolved tricks to control our appetite and immune system, which can impact our sleep. Supporting the microbiome in the following ways might improve your rest.

Not Sports - Not Poop

Amelia Earhart's Leather Flying Cap Sells at Auction for $825,000 | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine
Worn by the famed aviator during her 1928 flight across the Atlantic, the lost helmet was kept for nearly a century in the closet of a Minnesota home

A pod of beluga whales adopted a stray narwhal. Could mating produce a baby 'narluga'? | CBC Radio
Researchers are watching to see if a pod of beluga whales that took in a stray narwhal could one day produce a baby “narluga” — a cross between the two species.

To support hosts in war-torn Ukraine, thousands are booking Airbnbs with no intention of staying | CBC News
As Ukraine fights back against Russia's invasion, thousands of people have been booking stays there through Airbnb — with no intentions of actually visiting — as a way to financially support those under siege.

First Black Univ. of Alabama student dies days after building named for her : NPR
Autherine Lucy Foster's death comes less than a week after university officials dedicated the campus building where she briefly attended classes in her honor.

Massive Hawaii taro root could be largest ever harvested | AP News
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A super-sized taro root has been harvested on Hawaii's Big Island. The 50-pound corm, which is the root of a taro plant, was grown on Aina ‘Ahiu Farm in Hawaii Island’s South Kona district and could possibly be the largest on record, West Hawaii Today reported Wednesday.

How Humans of New York Became a One-Man Philanthropy Machine
Since launching Humans of New York 12 years ago, street photographer Brandon Stanton has pivoted his blog into a one-man philanthropy that raises millions of dollars for random people.

TikTok-famous cat’s death underscores dangers of parasocial relationships
Pot Roast was a toothless black-and-white cat who was beloved on TikTok for her assortment of hats and messy eating habits.

Then There’s This

What better way to start a work week than to get a dose of awesome kids?

Perfectly unique toddler is bringing joy across social media with his 'uncombable hair' - Upworthy
We think Locklan (and his hair) are perfect.

A new hotline offers pep talks from kindergartners : NPR
What started as an art project at a California elementary school has gone viral. The free hotline offers wise advice and encouraging messages from kids to anyone who calls.