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Wednesday Flakes Brings You Millard South, Tennessee Vs. NCAA, & The Current State Of Journalism

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Carriker Chronicles: Malachi Coleman on Husker Football and So Much More - All Huskers
The Nebraska wide receiver discusses his path from homelessness to adoption, his charitable work, the Huskers' QBs and the new wideouts from the portal

Meet the Opponent: an in-depth look at Nebraska ahead of Thursday’s game
Meet the Opponent: an in-depth look at Nebraska ahead of Thursday’s game

UW's last trip to Nebraska ended with an ugly overtime defeat
Can the Badgers contain Keisei Tominaga and Nebraska's other scorers? If not, their victory chances Thursday will be diminised.

Other News From The Sporting World

Sources: Tennessee Under Potential NCAA Investigation for NIL Violations in Multiple Sports - Sports Illustrated
The Volunteers were penalized last summer for infractions within the football program.

Tennessee chancellor says NCAA allegations of NIL rules violations are untrue and flawed | AP News
Chancellor Donde Plowman tells NCAA president that allegations Tennessee violated rules overseeing name, image and likeness are “factually untrue and procedurally flawed."

PGA Tour strikes deal with SSG for $3B investment amid ongoing merger talks with Saudi PIF, per report - CBSSports.com
The PGA Tour has secured its first round of investment from a consortium of U.S. sports team owners

4 NHL players, 1 ex-player charged in 2018 sexual assault accusation, lawyers say
Ex-NHL player Alex Formenton turned himself in to Canadian police on Sunday after he was charged in connection with a sexual assault accusation made in 2018, his legal team said.

John Angelos agrees to sell Orioles to group led by David Rubenstein, Cal Ripken Jr. - The Baltimore Banner
Baltimore native David Rubenstein would become the team control person as the lead investor in a group that also includes Maryland sports legends.

Big Ten Tournament won't include all teams starting next season; will stay with 20-game conference schedule - CBSSports.com
The league will expand from 14 to 18 teams in 2024-25, but only the top 15 teams will qualify for the conference tournament

2024 Big 12 football schedule features 2 non-conference games between conference opponents - Yahoo Sports
Arizona and Kansas State and Baylor and Utah already had games on the schedule before the Pac-12 teams moved to the Big 12.

An Olympian Couple Moved to California. Now They’re Wanted by Russia. - WSJ
Russian fencers Sergey and Violetta Bida relocated from Moscow and signed an antiwar declaration in hopes of competing for the U.S. Russia responded by issuing warrants for their arrest.

Cody Townsend Should Quit “The Fifty” While He’s Ahead | SKI
Townsend is at the height of his powers, but he still has to navigate the biggest hazard ski mountaineers face.

US women's professional volleyball void is filled, and possibly overflowing, with 3 upstart leagues | AP News
Volleyball has been the No. 1 girls sport in the United States for a decade. More than 90,000 fans showed up for an outdoor match in Nebraska’s football stadium last summer and the NCAA final four set attendance and television viewership records.

College recruiters flocking to Omaha’s Millard South to check out Patriots’ talented quartet - The Athletic
Football talent is on the rise in Nebraska, and the Class of 2026 could be the state's best in years.

Yellow Journalism

The Death of the Washington Bureau - Columbia Journalism Review

Agriculture built these High Plains towns. Now, it might run them dry. | Nebraska Examiner
For decades, some states have let farmers overpump groundwater to irrigate corn and other crops that would otherwise struggle on the arid High Plains.

Can Anything Stop the News-Industry Meltdown? - The Atlantic
The news industry has been in decline for decades, but the latest round of layoffs is especially ominous.

Austin’s Daily Newspaper Is Being Starved to Death
Since taking over the American-Statesman in 2019, Gannett has steadily slashed staffing and budgets. Sensing opportunity, new media players are expanding into the market.

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