The Big Red has a lot to be happy about, also The Olympics! It has been a nice few days for Husker Athletics. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won. Both the men’s and women’s gymnastics teams won. The softball team is currently 5-1. Also the wrestling team, both tennis teams, and women’s bowling all ended the past two days a winners.
Whew….not to bad for the middle if February.
The Olympics also opened up this weekend in Pyeonchang, South Korea. I have alway been a big fan of the winter games and try to watch as much as possible. It is a great time to see a lot of world class athletes compete at one of the best competitions on earth.
Yeah, the National Olympic Committee does have a questionable past that dabbles in corruption, favoritism, and double standards but you really just need push that aside when the games start and enjoy these athletes for their amazing talents and hard work. Many of these folks have put their whole lives into these sports and it is fun to see them compete against each other for gold.
Since it only comes around every four years I try to watch as much of it as I can. My favorites to watch seem to be freestyle skiing, alpine skiing, and bobsled. Though, I have recently been enjoying the biathlon the last couple of game. Not sure why cross country skiing and shooting appeals to me.
Anyway, on to flakes.
Huskers
NU women’s gymnastics remain unbeaten with victory over Iowa | Sports | dailynebraskan.comThe Husker women’s gymnastics team continued its unbeaten season on Saturday, defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 195.675-194.990 in Iowa City, Iowa. Eighth-ranked NU won every event title and improved to 5-0
Nebraska men’s gymnastics sweep individual events to beat Illinois-Chicago; Women top Hawkeyes | Teams | omaha.comNo. 3 Nebraska swept all six individual events Saturday as the Huskers rolled to a 409.350-372.250 win over Illinois-Chicago at the Devaney Center.
Huskers take care of Rutgers for fifth consecutive win | Men’s Basketball | journalstar.com
Isaiah Roby got past his defender, planted his right foot for takeoff, and just sort of kept rising.
Nebraska softball improves to 5-1 with pair of Sunday wins | Beatrice News Channel
Husker women rally, then lock down on defense to shake off Wisconsin | Women’s Basketball | journalstar.comPlaying good defense is the identity of the Nebraska women’s basketball team, and that’s not changing after Sunday.
Huskers ‘More Than N’ For Comeback Season – Nebraska HuskersAdhering to team slogan, ‘Get N Or Get Out,’ the Nebraska softball team is unified and ready for turnaround.
Venz’s comeback helps spark Husker wrestlers to win over Wisconsin | Wrestling | journalstar.comIsaiah White earned an opening decision and Taylor Venz earned a big comeback to spark the No. 15 Nebraska wrestling team to a 24-10 win over No. 20 Wisconsin
Olympics
Olympics Day 3: U.S. follows its first gold medal with a surprise silver – The Washington PostUnderdog Red Gerard won snowboarding gold for Team USA, while Chris Mazdzer claimed a silver in luge — the first-ever medal for an American man in the sport.
Chris Mazdzer wins historic silver, the first U.S. men’s singles luge medal ever | NBC OlympicsMazdzer performed his best on the world’s biggest stage to bring home his first Olympic medal.
NHL Players Aren’t At The Olympics. So Who Are These Guys? | FiveThirtyEightDon’t expect teams of amateurs or college kids like the old days: Olympic hockey will still have pros, just not NHL pros.
What Happens If a North Korean Athlete Defects? Disaster.A defection, good for Pence and Trump, would be a diplomatic disaster for South Korea’s president. He could not give one back, but to accept one would thwart peace talks.

More Noise and Other Disturbances
Mitch Daniels: Dear Condoleezza Rice: Good luck fixing the cesspool that is the NCAA – The Washington PostAn open letter to the chair of a new commission to help reform college basketball.
What 108 Years Of Repaving Looks Like Under Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s AsphaltIndianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the most historic tracks in America and as such, it’s seen a lot of major repaves over the years. It was once paved in all bricks, but taking a core sample of the track surface shows off all the years of work that’s been done to the track, layer by fascinating layer.
NCAA tournament bracket 2018: The selection committee reveals its early top 16 – SBNation.comNo mid-majors, too much emphasis on the RPI, and more!

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