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..

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

-Alabama AD Greg Byrne says he is expecting to be able to have full crowds this Fall for athletic events…are you as optimistic? What is it going to look like in the B1G?

-Can you get yourself interested in FCS Spring Football or is something you’re not interested in?

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

-Are you interested in FCS Spring football at all?

-Parker is working on some spring football material…who did he list as 5 Huskers with early-impact material?

-What does Nebraska athletics leaving IMG/Learfield mean for the university and coverage?

Jay Foreman (Former Nebraska/NFL Linebacker) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-What role will you and Jason Peter take on inside the program?

-What was the motivation for you to return to the program in a volunteer capacity?

-Are today’s players aware of your credentials? Is your resume an important factor in the position?

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

-Husker Baseball has a schedule! Any chance we’ll have fans at any games? Overall thoughts on what you saw yesterday…

-Where does the phrase, “pitchers and catchers report” stack up on your favorite words in sports?

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

-Why is the in-state talent in football and basketball so good all of a sudden, and what chance does Nebraska have of keeping some 2022 top football players in the state?

-How much did a lack of spring football hurt Nebraska last year and what can they gain this year?

-Will the spring football season be good for the FCS and something to be considered going forward or not?

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

-Is it possible that the 2020-21 version of Big Ten Conference basketball is the best in college hoops history?

-Was Nebrasketball’s close loss to Illinois on Friday signs of progress or just a one-off good game?

-Who is the actual best team in the Big Ten Conference?

Nicole Griffith (10/11 News sports reporter) – Full Hour

-Time for some positivity: Nebrasketball looked good on Friday! If they didn’t have the worst offensive possession in the history of mankind to end the 2nd half, they may have actually won. But, OT against Illinois was exciting and brought hope

-Nebraska volleyball continues to win, and it feels like we take them for granted. Why do we do that?

-Nicole covered a big milestone on Friday night in girls high school hoops…what was the milestone?

-Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, Michigan State, and other typical college basketball powerhouses all aren’t good this year. Do you like when sports aren’t predictable with the typical favorites?

-Even as a Bears fan, don’t you feel good that you’re not a Texans fan right now? What a mess.

-What shows is Nicole watching now to make up for no more football….and what does she recommend?

-Nicole’s alma mater (South Dakota) is playing spring football, will she watch any of that?

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

-Bill Busch is back as a defensive analyst, but he’s been an effective recruiter in his many stops…can he help in that role here or not?

-Nebraska is ranked 30th in the 2021 SP+ rankings by ESPN’s Bill Connelley for college football..can you justify that? How is he getting his recruiting rankings, and how do you properly assess recruiting rankings from where they are on signing day to what they are once the season starts with players not making it to campus?

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

-Nebrasketball has played 2 games since we last talked…a miracle! How would you assess their games against Michigan State and Minnesota?

-Why are free throws so hard for this team, 2 years in a row?

-How many teams from the B1G are going to make the NCAA Tournament?

Lee sterling (Paramount Sports) / Shut Up Sipple (Sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Favorite Super Bowl prop bets? Prediction for the game?

-Is Deshaun Watson a Texan next year or somewhere else? Thoughts on the Stafford trade?

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

-Any drama today for Nebraska with Avante Dickerson and anyone else?

-Do you think Nebraska sought out any transfer QBs or are they set for the year ahead?

-What would it mean for Ndamukong Suh and Lavonte David’s careers to finally get a Super Bowl ring?