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Monday Flakes: Happy New Year!

The Husker women got a big win to end 2023!

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Happy 2024!

The Husker women got a great ending to 2023 as they defeated the Maryland Terrapins at PBA. This is only the second time in program history that they’ve gotten the best of the Terps. Three Huskers posted double doubles as Nebraska outrebounded Maryland for the win. Husker WBB beats Maryland 87-81

Corn Flakes

Jeremy Pernell: Matt Rhule’s Recruiting Operation Continues to Impress - All Huskers
Taking stock of Nebraska football’s early signees for 2024

Nebraska Football Recruiting: Huskers offer lineman Javier Derritt
A transfer portal defensive lineman has announced a scholarship offer from the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

How Husker athletes from around the world celebrate the holidays
Huskers from around the world celebrate the holidays in several different ways.

Landon Pokorski hits game-winner for Gretna as community mourns loss of Brad Feeken
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Sports!

Pop-Tarts Bowl features an edible sports mascot : NPR
Kansas State beat NC State, 28-19, after which the winning team devoured the giant pastry that emerged from an even more giant toaster in what was a clever marketing move.

Texas backup QB Arch Manning steals spotlight ahead of Sugar Bowl showdown with Washington
Manning is now just one play away from getting on the field in a College Football Playoff game. He didn't seem too worried about the pressure at Sugar Bowl media day, where he was the center of attention.

College Football Playoff semifinals preview
Alabama and Michigan to play at the Rose Bowl while Washington and Texas are to square off in the Sugar Bowl for the right to play for the national championship.

SI’s Favorite Moments of 2023 - Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated writers look back at some of their top memories of the past sports year.

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh has thrived on confrontation, controversy - ESPN
The Wolverines' top man loves to use adversity and enemies -- real or imagined -- to galvanize his team, but this season he's taken it to a new level.

Referees from Lions-Cowboys game unlikely to work playoffs, per report
ESPN reports Brad Allen's crew will be "downgraded" in wake of controversy over Lions' late-game 2-point attempt, likely costing them playoff spots.

Another Year - Another Poop Article

Firm develops jet fuel made entirely from human poo
Scientists have found a way to make jet fuel from human sewage and cut carbon emissions.

Then There’s This

The weird but true history of cereal - from anti-sex campaigns to mind control | Breakfast | The Guardian
Breakfast has never looked back since a doctor from upstate New York poured milk over processed grains in 1863

Over 100 fishermen rescued from detached ice floe in Minnesota: Police - ABC News
Some of those affected hadn’t even realized they were floating away from shore.

We sent Cobby to check on Jon. Fortunately, he had decided against making videos in the ice fishing hut and was safe and warm at home.