Xavier Watts does indeed commit to Notre Dame over Nebraska, citing NFL history and also academic prowess

-Double-whammy for Nebraska, but at least it sounds like he has his head in the right place regarding the reasons why he wants to go to Notre Dame

-What’s this mean for the class, if anything? Was this just bound to happen? Not even Scott Frost can be perfect with in-state players for getting them to come to Lincoln?

Is there anything more patriotic than beating England in a huge sporting event right before Independence Day?

-That’s what happened yesterday with the U.S. Women’s National Team beating England, 2-1, to clinch their spot in the Finals of the World Cup. Alex Morgan scored a goal and pretending to be sipping tea—what a beautiful cocky celebration—what tops that for patriotism?!

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

The Drive: July 1st, 2pm

  • Nebraska Basketball to host an “Opening Night” event
  • Athlon ranks Adrian Martinez as the 9th best QB in the country
  • Everybody hates USA soccer and I love it

Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 3

  • Sporting News puts Nebraska at 3rd in the B1G West in 2018, ahead of the likes of Northwestern and Purdue…are you surprised about that or do you expect that?
  • Did Schaefer root for England yesterday?

Why was everyone in the U.S rooting for England yesterday in the World Cup?

  • England was playing Croatia yesterday in the semifinals of the World Cup, and held a lead 1-0 before losing 2-1…but everywhere Sorensen looked on social media, it seemed like everyone was rooting for England. As a golfer who despises England because of the Ryder Cup, Jake doesn’t really understand why
  • Also, SONG OF THE DAY: “Your Smiling Face” – James Taylor

Happer & Stephens: June 14th, 12pm

  • The coaches are coming in a “pushing all the buttons”
  • Did you hear the news? The World Cup is coming back to ‘Merica
  • Athlon ranked Scott Frost ahead of Kirk Ferentz in their Big Ten coaches ranking (BTW, Scott Frost had never coached a Big Ten game)
  • Bull or No Bull