The XFL announced they plan to relaunch in 2023…why do non-NFL leagues even try anymore? / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Haven’t we learned enough from the XFL and AAF that another pro football league just isn’t going to work? Especially with the CFL and USFL coming back, too…

-Do people actually like watching that product or not?

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Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-We’re just shy of a full week into NIL being a part of the fabric of college athletics…what are your thoughts on the early-going so far?

-Do you recruit to a team anymore or just recruit to what players can get out of NIL?

-Thoughts on Phil Steele having only the QB group for Nebraska in the Top 60 in the country on the offensive side of the ball?

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

-Delano Banton is keeping his name in the NBA Draft…surprised by this? What’s the point guard answer next year now?

-NIL has already hit Nebrasketball with a podcast coming for the McGowens brothers…anything else on the horizon? What going forward will keep attracting high-level players with NIL?

-Nebraska has added non-conference games to the 2021-22 schedule…and an MTE tournament!

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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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Do Nebraska fans have an affinity for teams coached by Ty Lue / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-As a former Husker basketball player, Lue, for long stretches, was/is the most notable representative of the Big Red in the NBA…do Husker fans find themselves cheering for the teams he coaches or is it too far removed from his time in Lincoln?

-Will Bolt signed a $400,000/year contract extension with Nebraska on Thursday. How important was it to lock up the Husker Baseball skipper?

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The AD search may not be over as quickly as originally speculated

-Sip made some bold claims on Thursday that may need to be walked back a bit…what could possibly be delaying the process of finding Bill Moos’ replacement?

-Nebraska will be paying Moos nearly $3 million dollars including full 2021-22 salary as part of the exit agreement…does this show Nebraska is ready to move on from Moos?

-Should Nebraska fans be encouraged that the process is taking as long as it is? Does this show thoroughness?

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Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

-Youth Sports Adventure Run, Uncle Sam Jam, Lincoln Saltdogs, Lincoln Mile

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

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Ndamukong Suh opened up on Twitter about his time with the Dolphins

-Suh spoke about the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) by sharing an anecdote from his time in Miami. Suh said that his lack of EQ created division on the team, pushed people away and negatively impacted his mental health…does this offer a new perspective on his career at Nebraska?

-How important is for a football team, or any team for that matter, to have a leader with strong emotional awareness?

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As expected Husker athletes were well prepared to take advantage of new NIL legislation

-Like it or not, Nebraska athletes have jumped head first into maximizing their potential through name, image, and likeness…some early names to announce different pursuits were Lexi Sun, Casey Rogers and the McGowens.

-Lexi Sun released “The Sunny Crew” through REN Athletics. The McGowens announced “Off Court,” a podcast sponsored by Tavern 180 and Tanners. Casey Rogers promoted a local dog trainer…is this weird already?

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Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 2 / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-We’ve reached the end of the recruiting-mania that was June. Did the Husker finish where Schaefer expected?

-Husker legacy recruit James Monds III set his commitment date for July 4th…could the Husker go two years in a row with Independence Day commitments?

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Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-NIL begins tomorrow..some believe the money that athletes will receive could keep them from going pro…what kind of money are you expecting to see?

-Are we looking at a 2nd straight year of a Husker commitment on the 4th of July with James Monds? Who else is he looking at?

-How soon will we know a replacement for Bill Moos? What’s Scott Frost thinking now about his job security?

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Barry Alvarez has takes on the transfer portal that might surprise you / Pipe Down Parker (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Alvarez talked to the World-Herald’s Tom Shatel about a variety of things, and said that if a player transfers from the school, it should be blamed on the coaches, not the players

-Maybe not the answer you expect from a former coach and A.D., but here we are

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