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For the most part, it was a miserable weekend for Husker sports. Volleyball rebounded from a loss to Wisconsin to sweep Minnesota. Nebrasketball improved their record to 7-0...yes you read that right! Otherwise, the losses piled up all around the athletic department.

The Husker football season came to an unceremonius end with a walk-off loss to Iowa. This season seems to be a failure. Or, it seems to be a success. I really can’t argue against (or for) either point of view.

I just hope things actually get better next season and that this isn’t just another mirage - as has been the case for the past decade or so.

What do you think? Will we see better days in 2024? Will Nebrasketball actually break throubgh this season? How far will the volleyball team advance in the NCAA tourney?

Corn Flakes

2023 NCAA Volleyball Tournament Bracket Is Out - Corn Nation
Cornhuskers earn the overall #1 seed, three Nebraska schools make the cut for the first time in history

Nebraska OL Nouili honors his stepfather on Senior Day against Iowa
Nebraska's Senior Day ceremony included a touching moment for a former walk-on offensive lineman.

Nebraska Basketball Recap: Huskers comfortably beat Cal State Fullerton with an 85-72 win - Corn Nation
Nebraska is 7-0 for the first time in 31 years

Soccer: Huskers End NCAA Run in OT at #3 Stanford - University of Nebraska - Official Athletics Website
The No. 15 Nebraska soccer team saw one of the best seasons in Husker history come to an end as NU fell to No. 3 Stanford in the NCAA Quarterfinals 2-1 on Friday afternoon.

ThotDoc's Brain Droppings on the Iowa Game - All Huskers
Huskers Have no Heroes, but a Heaping of Heartbreak as the Hawkeyes Prevail after Purdy is Picked

Nebraska Football: Where Matt Rhule's Huskers now stand among longest bowl droughts in college football
Nebraska once again snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Now, it will again lead CFB with the longest bowl drought.

Four takeaways and a question from Nebraska football’s devastating loss to Iowa | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
Nebraska football looked destined to finally end its seven-year bowl drought after an interception by junior cornerback Tommi Hill with 31 seconds remaining. However, Iowa returned the favor, picking off

Nebraska Rebounds, Beats Minnesota on the Road to Finish Regular Season 28-1 - Corn Nation
The Huskers close out the season with a 3-1 victory over Minnesota

Sports!

The instant oral history of Alabama’s miracle, game-winning touchdown - ESPN
Alabama’s playoff hopes looked finished as the Crimson Tide lined up for a fourth-and-goal from Auburn’s 31-yard-line in the final minute of the Iron Bowl. One incredible play later and Nick Saban’s crew was still alive. Here’s how it happened.

JMU Football Will Play in a Bowl Game – JMU Sports News
The Dukes are heading to a bowl game thanks to a shortage of 6-6 teams.

Overnight field goal, good grades gift Gophers a bowl game - Sports Illustrated Minnesota Sports, News, Analysis, and More
How’d the Gophers get in? Good grades.

Indiana fires Tom Allen: Hoosiers part with coach as sides reach settlement on reduced buyout figure - CBSSports.com
Allen had led the Indiana program since taking over as interim coach in December 2016

The Weekly Dump

Poop fossils from Utah yield clues about dinosaur eating habits : Short Wave : NPR
Walking into Karen Chin's office at the University of Colorado, Boulder, one of the first things you might notice is that petrified poops are everywhere.

Does Vanilla Flavoring Actually Come From Beaver Butts? | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine
Despite internet claims, castoreum—a substance found in beaver glands—is rarely used today as a food flavoring

Then There’s This

Dog that spent 2 months near dead owner’s side is regaining weight
Finney was found on Oct. 30 guarding her owner, who died of hypothermia after being reported missing in August.

New Hampshire man died with a big secret, leaving his town millions | AP News
Geoffrey Holt died earlier this year. He was a multimillionaire and he gave it all to his community of 4,200 people.

20 Super Literal German Compound Words
Germany is the land of Oktoberfest, Christmas markets, and super literal compound words like Glühbirne (“glow pear,” a.k.a. “lightbulb”) and Baumwolle (“tree wool,” otherwise known as cotton).