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Monday Flakes: Volleyball Hangover, Basketball KenPom-igami, and Whamageddon

The Husker basketball and wrestling teams had a good weekend

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Joscelyn Hynes

Argh. The young Husker volleyball had an air of invincability around them, until Texas served them straight out of the gym. Nonetheless, it was a great season and I hope we manage to keep as much of this group together as possible.

Corn Flakes

This is pretty cool! So, if a unique score in a game is Scorigami, is this a KenPom-igami?

Nebraska Football target, Dylan Raiola, attends Nebraska Wrestling Match
A big name was hanging around Lincoln this weekend.

Three takeaways and a question from Nebraska volleyball’s devastating loss to rival Texas | Sports |
The DN’s coverage of the NCAA volleyball tournament is presented by Atmosphere Lincoln.

Nebraska Men’s Basketball Recap: Huskers Cruise to a 62-46 Victory over Kansas State - Corn Nation
An Inspired 2nd half carries Nebraska

Huskers dunk on Wildcats, breaking 7-game losing streak against Kansas State
Nebraska men's basketball snapped a seven-game losing streak to Kansas State on Sunday.

Amy Williams on Nebraska women's basketball scheduling
The Huskers hit 12 3-pointers and held Southern to 33.3% shooting from the floor. Alexis Markowski had 21 points — scoring her 1,000th career point in the fourth quarter.

Wrestling: Huskers Tinker with Lineup in 21-17 Win over SDSU - Corn Nation
No. 8-ranked Nebraska had three guys in new weight classes as it held serve against No. 14 SDSU


Charlie Woods, son of Tiger Woods, adds to golf highlights at PNC
Charlie Woods is stepping out of the shadow of his famous father, Tiger Woods. Here are some highlights of the 14-year-old’s burgeoning golf career.

NCAA transfer rule now blocked through spring sports season | Ohio |
(The Center Square) – College athletes will now be able to compete in events through the end of the spring sports season without worrying about the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s

Stephen Curry’s 3-Pointer Streak Ends at 268 Games in Warriors’ Win in Portland
Curry was 0 for 8 from 3-point range, 2 for 12 overall and scored seven points. He began the streak Dec. 1, 2018, at Detroit.

Bears’ Hail Mary attempt falls just short as Darnell Mooney bobbles ball, drops pass
Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney was inches away from sending the Cleveland Browns home with a loss on Sunday, but the Hail Mary fell just short.

Reading That Makes You Smarter

(Not Guaranteed)

Australian woman charged with stealing van carrying 10,000 doughnuts
It is unclear if the 28-year-old knew the van she is alleged to have stolen contained 10,000 doughnuts.

Biggest solar flare in years temporarily disrupts some radio communications on Earth, US authorities say - ABC News
A NASA telescope captures the biggest solar flare since 2017, which scientists are calling an "amazing event".

Can you picture things in your head? Well, this guy can't | CBC Radio
Tom Ebeyer has aphantasia, the inability to visualize images in the mind. And for the first two decades of his life, he had no idea his brain was different in any way.

Wobble, by Ben Lerner
A linguistics fellowship led to a bold experiment in manipulating Wikipedia.

The Weekly Dump

Medieval ‘curse tablet’ summoning Satan discovered at the bottom of a latrine in Germany | Live Science
A rolled-up piece of lead found in Germany was actually a 15th-century “curse tablet.”

Then There’s This

Are you playing ‘Whamageddon’? It’s the Christmas game you probably already lost : NPR
Last weekend, a DJ caused a stir in Britain after playing the hit Wham! song “Last Christmas” at a soccer game in front of about 60,000 people. Here’s why.