Final thoughts on Huskers in B1G Baseball Tourney / Memorial Day Weekend Plans?

-Is Nebraska going to take the Big Ten Tourney title? Are you going to go to any games this weekend?

-Is Sip planning on having any wild parties this holiday weekend?

Do Memorial Stadium and Pinnacle Bank Arena need to implement alcohol sales? / Shut Up Sipple

-It’s a topic every offseason, and it’s a topic again, because Bill Moos was asked about it, and said it’d be under consideration in the suites, but not in the general stands

-Is that the proper way to do it? At basketball and baseball games, too? Jake would like to be able to get a beer while watching Husker athletics, but also is fine not doing so—because that’s always been how it is. Would it enhance the viewing experience for fans or make it worse for others around them?

-TO THE PHONES:

A Division III team has been involuntarily kicked out of its conference for…being too good

-University of St. Thomas, of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC), was removed from its conference on Wednesday due to competitive advantages; 6 championships since 2010 and 2 other appearances in the championship that they lost. OK with this or not?

Today’s Song of the Day brings up some music pet peeves for Sip & Jake

-‘The Cave’ by Mumford and Sons is Jake’s Song of the Day, and the guys discuss how the band has changed their way from being about the banjo to more of pop rock, and lament others who have changed from what made them popular to going to other styles of music

P.J. Fleck thinks society has a commitment problem…is he really able to comment on that?

-Fleck reiterated this week that if a player commits to his school, he isn’t allowed to visit any other schools—citing that society has a problem with commitment, and that’s not going to happen at his school on his watch

-Fleck didn’t honor his commitment at Western Michigan and left for Minnesota before his contract was up (obviously this happens a lot), but he also poached commits away from there to the new school…is he OK to say these things?

July 19th: Did Britney Spears’ boyfriend lie about being a Husker?

July 19th: North Carolina coach has an interesting take on CTE

July 19th: More on the hiring of Ron Brown

July 19th: The British Open starts today in golf, and Jake is sick of people bashing it as the worst major

-Sorensen actually thinks it might be the BEST major; The Master’s is almost always viewed as the best, but it’s at the same place every year. The Open moves around and challenges you in different ways. Plus, it’s in the region that golf was born in, and is on really early in the morning. What’s not to like?

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

July 19th: Bill Bender (The Sporting News)

-You picked Nebraska to finish 3rd in the B1G West this year, despite coming off of a 4-8 record last year and facing one of the toughest schedules in the entire nation…why so optimistic?

-What did you learn from SEC Media Days? How close is the B1G to taking over that conference, if at all?

July 19th: Ron Brown is back at Nebraska, now as director of player development…are you all ‘on board’ or have reservations because of things he has said in the past?

-Brown comes with a great track record of success as a coach for various positions with Nebraska in the past, and that is certainly welcomed back by fans—his comments about the LGBT community in 2012, however, have concerned some

-Isn’t he worth it with his past coaching success here to bring him back? Is there any way this would backfire? Feels like the first major possible controversial hire for Frost, and hardly controversial at that

July 18th: 79-year-old Bill Snyder says he hopes he can coach his 6-year-old grandson in college….he really is going to die on the sidelines, isn’t he?

-It was a joke at first with Snyder, but now it really feels like it. Can he ever be forced out there if the team starts going .500 or worse consistently? What if he somehow made it to 90 years old and coached still? Greatest accomplishment in the history of coaching?