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Frosted Flakes: Game Week, Mullet Championship and Sandcastle Engineering

Week Zero is here! Are you excited?!?

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It’s game week for the Huskers! Are you excited for Week Zero?

I’m not sure how I feel yet. The last few seasons have been so disappointing that it is hard for me to think too far ahead. Maybe it is because the first opponent is Northwestern.

I know the Huskers trounced the Wildcats last year and that is part of my problem. The Huskers have gotten me to hope that they’ve turned a corner only to break my heart again. I don’t trust this team to repeat that win.

Or maybe I don’t trust the Wildcats to be bad two years in a row.

Take your pick.

(And yes, I am excited that it is finally game week, but I definitely won’t be forecasting a 56-7 Husker win in our predictions article.)

Frosted Flakes

Big Ten college football preview - Breaking down the conference's best storylines, games and more
Ahead of the season, catch up on the must-see games, best players and biggest storylines the Big Ten has to offer.

Scott Frost downplays excessive vomiting at practice: 'I might have exaggerated the puking a bit'
Scott Frost walks back the excessive vomiting comment.

Fisher Called up by New York Mets - University of Nebraska
Former Husker Nate Fisher became the 38th Nebraska baseball player to reach the Major Leagues after his contract was selected by the New York Mets on Sunday.

Nebraska football target Malachi Coleman launches new fundraiser
Nebraska football target Malachi Coleman is a talented player who also has a big heart when it comes to kids that are in similar situations as he was.

Dave Feit: Partial Rebuttal to a Hit Piece on Nebraska Football - All Huskers
Writer for Irish Times chose scorched earth over nuanced context

Husker Doc Talk: A Close Look at Nebraska vs. Northwestern - All Huskers
Is this one of those years the up-and-down Wildcats throw a wrench in Nebraska’s works?

After an uptight Week Zero performance last year, Frost hopeful Huskers will 'let it rip' in Dublin
Last year's Week Zero appearance by Nebraska brought the rain clouds in before most everyone else in college football grabbed...

Nebraska needs to finish games — or it's closing time for the Scott Frost era | Football |
It’s time for Nebraska to close, or it’s closing time for the Scott Frost era, writes Sam McKewon. A 15-29 record over four seasons isn’t anywhere near what Frost, coaches,

Nebraska's 2022 position-by-position breakdowns | Football |
Step on up to the table. This is how the Huskers are lining up in 2022.

Irish fans set for the full college football experience as notorious Nebraska Cornhuskers come to town – The Irish Times
Nebraska Cornhuskers ready to bring their own distinctive brand of Americana to the Aviva Stadium

Former Nebraska CB Cam Taylor-Britt Undergoes Surgery
Former Nebraska Cornhuskers CB Cam Taylor-Britt underwent core surgery


Saints punter Blake Gillikin gets ‘random’ drug test after 81-yard punt
Saints punter Blake Gillikin got a “random” drug test from the NFL after one of the most amazing punts you will ever see.

Sue Bird, 41, becomes oldest player to record a WNBA playoff double-double; Storm win Game 2
In her final postseason, Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird became the oldest player in WNBA history — at age 41 — to record a playoff double-double with 18 points and 10 assists in the 97-84 victory over the Washington Mystics.

Rory McIlroy throws disrupting fan’s remote control golf ball in pond
Rory McIlroy took matters into his own hands after an interrupting spectator dropped a remote-control golf ball onto the 15th green.

Lust for TV dollars is driving the current upheaval in college sports
The flood of cash keeps driving haves and have-nots apart.

Ranking the Top 10 Saddest NFL Quarterback Competitions of the Century - The Ringer
Think the battles featuring Geno Smith vs. Drew Lock and Baker Mayfield vs. Sam Darnold are depressing? We remember much worse. Much worse.

James Madison’s jump, North Dakota State’s reign and the FBS vs. FCS conundrum
With one of the division’s best teams (James Madison) making the FBS leap, and another (North Dakota State) dominating the league, what does the future hold for FCS football?

Reading Makes You Smarter (Maybe)

Tasmanian tiger babies could be a reality 'within 10 years', Melbourne University team says after partnering with US firm Colossal - ABC News
An Australian team say a new partnership with a US-based tech company has given their hopes of a successful "de-extinction" of thylacines a "giant leap" — and that their goal of seeing a Tasmanian tiger in the wild could happen "within 10 years".

Voyager 2 Celebrates 45 Years Exploring Edge Of Solar System And Beyond | IFLScience
NASA’s longest-lived mission marks a historic milestone.

New Zealand: Seal breaks into marine biologist's home - BBC News
The curious seal, nicknamed Oscar, is thought to have squeezed through the cat flaps on its adventure.

From shearer to photographer, James Braszell has traded the handpiece for a camera - ABC News
Of all the rural settings to photograph, James Braszell reckons the hustle and bustle of shearing in historical sheds must be among the most spectacular.

Jobs' Apple-1 computer prototype auctioned for nearly $700K | AP News
BOSTON (AP) — An authenticated Apple-1 Computer prototype from the mid-1970s has sold at auction for nearly $700,000.

Banana split: artists set for court battle over who first taped fruit to the wall | Art and design | The Guardian
Judge rules that Joe Morford has no ‘copyright in bananas or duct tape’ but can take Maurizio Cattelan to court over Comedian piece

Sandcastle engineering – a geotechnical engineer explains how water, air and sand create solid structures
From capillary forces to sand grain shape, the simple mix of sand and water hides the complexity within.

Internet pans Papa John’s new all-toppings, crustless pizza
Papa John’s is introducing new all-toppings, no-crust “pizza bowls” — and social media is having none of it.

The Weekly Dump

Korea’s ‘poop-coin’ reached the end of its pipeline, inventor reveals
A five-year grant for the “poop-coin” project came to an end. Putting a lid on the development of the token-rewarding toilets for the foreseeable future.

Thankfully, This Creature Without An Anus Is Not Our Earliest Known Ancestor | IFLScience
Saccorhytus, despite the absence of a hole for excretion, has been found to have other descendants instead.

Then There’s This

Menomonie’s ‘Mullet Boy’ wins USA Mullet Championship
Emmitt Bailey, also known as “Mullet Boy,” was able to surge from second to first place on the last day of voting and win the kids’ division of the USA Mullet Championships.

Defective sex toys get a 2nd chance — as fashionable shoes | AP News
NEW YORK (AP) — Sex toys and shoes? Try, sex toys IN shoes. A little streetwear label has partnered with a giant in the adult toy industry to create a shoe derived in part from unused, defective amusements that come off the manufacturing line as misfits.