A quick update on the College World Series results and schedule to end the show

-Stanford smoked Arizona yesterday, before the Vanderbilt/NC State nightcap…today we’ll see Tennessee vs. Texas, and Mississippi State vs. Virginia…any rooting interests?

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Robin Washut (Husker Online) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Sip thinks Nebraska should have the expectation of making the NIT at least this year…do you feel the same?

-How much weaker is B1G basketball going to be this year compared to last year?

-What storylines (if any) are you hearing out of summer practices so far?

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It’s only one projection, but Athlon Sports has ZERO Nebraska offensive players in any of their top 4 preseason all-conference teams

-If that’s not a telling sign for where this offense is at heading into year 4, I’m not sure what to tell you. Nebraska really needs to prove people wrong and click this year

-There were 6 defensive players/specialists for Nebraska, but none on offense.

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Two very different concerts for Lincoln were announced yesterday

-PBA announced that Lil’ Baby will be playing later this year there (Jake has never heard of this person), and that Sheryl Crow will be at Pinewood Bowl on Sept. 7. We know her!

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

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-How would you do in recruiting in the upcoming times of Name, Image and Likeness? Does it fully take away the college sports notion?

-Doesn’t NIL make it perfectly acceptable to be critical of players now, where now it happens but often is cringe-worthy?

-Do you ever look at recruiting service ‘stars’ when recruiting a player?

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With NIL on its way, how much does individual criticism skyrocket as players essentially become professionals to a certain extent?

-The Supreme Court ruled yesterday unanimously to rule against the NCAA, who wanted to have the right to have ‘national limits on benefits for athletes that are related to education’

-With paid players coming very soon to college athletics, it takes away the amateur nature of the sport, which in the past, caused people to be cautious when being overly critical of players

-Now? That goes away, right? And does that change recruiting habits at all? Always go big for 5-stars or go hard after 3-stars and make them earn their contract?

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

-What’s on Sip’s mind this week in how to age gracefully?

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Bill Bender (The Sporting News) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Bill’s Top 25 QB rankings are out ahead of the 2021 football season…where does this class stack up to recent classes of QBs?

-Adrian Martinez isn’t in Bill’s Top 25…be honest with us…is he anywhere close to it or a distant afterthought?

-Is this playoff expansion talk going to actually bring a change in the format or not? When?

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Are we confident enough as a fan base to think that Nebraska men’s sports already achieved rock bottom and is on the way up?

-Nebraska baseball really didn’t hit rock bottom ever, but they’re certainly on the way up. Football is yet to be seen but has SOME optimism, and basketball, too. Can it get worse still at all or is it only up from here for men’s sports, collectively? How damaging was the rock bottom period of time?

-Also, the College World Series begins this weekend…are listeners planning on attending and watching?

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Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

-Frontier Harley-Davidson Muffler Shootout, June Archery Hike, Nebraska Football Road Race, Brew at the Zoo

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

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The Sporting News put out their Top 25 QBs in the nation ahead of the upcoming season and it is alarming to see where some of them are at

-Schools like Liberty, Coastal Carolina, Nevada, Boston College, Indiana, Iowa State, and Cincinnati are listed as having top QBs in the nation, which is currently believable

-It all shows that it can happen anywhere, whether you’re a 5-star or not.

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We talk about the importance of making a bowl game this year…but what record indicates that you believe in the coaches and where they’re going?

-Jake was talking to a person from out-of-state on the phone yesterday that was blown away when he told him that the goal for Nebraska in Scott Frost’s 4th year is essentially to make a bowl game. Very strange times indeed

-OK, but what if Nebraska does make a bowl game? Is that enough to indicate that they’re heading the right direction and you believe in the coaches? Kind of hard to admit that at 6-6 or possibly 7-5 in a 4th season. Keep in mind, Lovie Smith went 6-6 at Illinois, got to a bowl game, and got fired after the following season.

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