Early Break

The final minute of Iowa/Wisconsin lasted 20 actual minutes because of reviews

-Iowa hung on to win on Senior Day, but it was a mess of a finish because of reviews by Bo Boroski and his crew

Fans seem very optimistic after Nebraska baseball’s opening series…overreaction or justified? / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Nebraska blew a lead in the first game and lost, but bounced back with nice wins in games 2 and 3 to take the series, with really all 3 parts of the game going well: pitching, fielding, and hitting

-We never got to see Will Bolt’s team play conference play last year. There’s fans who were really impressed with how they played this weekend. How much can we take away from it?

How many times can a team completely turn over a roster?

-Now that Nebraskeball’s regular season is over, it’s short stint in the B1G Tournament away from being done with it’s season. We’ve discussed on the air that it seems likely that there will be several players that aren’t back again for the team, like what happened last year. Is there anything healthy about that?

-Also, Jake was at girls state basketball on Saturday and almost forgot how good it feels to watch a sporting event live, in person. What an absolute joy.

Nebrasketball’s regular season concluded yesterday against Northwestern…did they end on a high note?

-Nebraska had a 2 game win streak against Minnesota and Rutgers, before being pummeled by Iowa last Thursday..did they bounce back on Sunday or not?

-Nebraska will play Penn State in the opening round of the B1G Tournament this week

-On a good note, Nebraska baseball wins their opening series against Purdue! Woohoo!

An NHL team had to find new lodging before it’s game on Friday….because the hotel permanently closed on them!

-The Vegas Golden Knights were in San Jose to play the Sharks, staying at the Fairmont Hotel, when the hotel suddenly permanently closed while the team was having their pregame meal, and they had to find new lodging. Absolutely incredible.

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers)

Jake can stop panicking, because Nebraska football is keeping one of their top 5 in-state players!

-Columbus’ Ernest Hausmann announced Sunday that he is committing to Nebraska, the first commitment of the 2022 class for the team

-Nebraska still likely won’t keep the top 3 players to stay, but at least they aren’t getting blanked. It’s the little things.

Aging Gracefully (sponsored by Carriage Glen Independent Living 55+)

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The Big Ten says they’ll let some fans into games next week for the conference tourney…optimism rises for next year, right? / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-The B1G announced that 8,000 fans per game will be able to attend for the men’s tourney, and 2,500 for the women’s tourney

-This may catch you all by surprise, but maybe not. Have to think it helps for next year’s attendances..

Nebraska has appeared in one B1G conference championship game in their 10 years in the league…what is a fair expectation for the next 10 years?

-Here’s a rundown of how many appearances teams have had in the B1G Title game in the 10 years of its existence:  Ohio State (6), Wisconsin (6), Michigan State (3), Northwestern (2), Penn State (1), Iowa (1), Nebraska (1)

-For all the praise we’ve given Iowa in beating Nebraska the last 6 years, they still have the same amount of conference title appearances as the Huskers. So what’s a proper expectation for the next 10 years?

 

Husker Baseball starts TODAY! 4 games in 3 days against Purdue…in Texas

-And, hey! The weather actually looks good! How about that. It’s been a pretty quiet offseason regarding Husker baseball…do fans know much about the squad heading into the year?

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers)

 

Bill Moos wants the fire from the past to come back to Nebraska football..and what’s wrong with that?

-The answer should be: NOTHING is wrong with that. But, as Sip points out in his latest column, hiring Jason Peter and Jay Foreman as volunteers is viewed as a ‘ho-hum’ move, instead of widespread excitement

-Does that kind of fire still exist in college athletics? It should….you wonder what the locker rooms are like at Clemson, Alabama, and more….

-It was Senior Night for the 5th-ranked Hawkeyes, and the 2nd game for Nebrasketball without Teddy Allen with the program -Nebraska hadn’t faced Iowa yet this year, so it was their first chance to play Luka Garza and company. Last year, they split the series. What was the mood after last night’s game? Jake promised to chug a Bud Light tall boy during the show if Nebraska won

-It was Senior Night for the 5th-ranked Hawkeyes, and the 2nd game for Nebrasketball without Teddy Allen with the program

-Nebraska hadn’t faced Iowa yet this year, so it was their first chance to play Luka Garza and company. Last year, they split the series. What was the mood after last night’s game? Jake promised to chug a Bud Light tall boy during the show if Nebraska won