The Indianapolis 500 is Sunday. During qualifying heats, one car was passed by Papillion-La Vista’s Kenzo Cotton on foot.
Nebraska will open the 2014 football season vs. Florida Atlantic and McNeese State, mainly because it’d be a violation of NCAA rules to play Lincoln North Star.
Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon called for an end to boring September games by teams scheduling lower division foes. This means Iowa may have to cancel its home-and-away series with the University of Phoenix.
Illinois coaches kicked wide receiver Darius Millines and defensive end Darrius Caldwell off the team. The action is expected to greatly impede the Illini’s ability to sign any recruits named Darius-Darrius.
Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the NFL Draft is moving from April to May. Obviously, he didn’t stop to think that next year the draft will be competing against the Big Ten baseball tournament.
Redskins fans showed their love for quarterback Robert Griffin III by purchasing him every item in his wedding registry. In a related story, should Mark Sanchez ever tie the knot, Jets fans agreed to chip in to get him a used blender.
The St. Louis Rams signed an undrafted free agent out of Ole Miss who weighs 403 pounds. His first day in town, he got stuck between the St. Louis Arch.
A Russian club team has begun playing a crude form of American football for the first time. Team leaders took time out to say they don’t want Tim Tebow, either.
The Mars rover sent back photos of a desolate, vast nothingness — wait, that was a crowd shot at the Big Ten baseball tournament.
A minor league baseball team in Greensboro, N.C., is using Labrador retrievers as ball boys. I feel sorry for the kid who was fired. “Sorry, Jason, we found someone who performs your job better.” “A ... a dog?”
The only glitch so far is on slow rollers to the outfield. Sometimes, the dogs get there first.
The Big East hired former Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe as a consultant. He introduced a bold new proposal that called for the Big East to take all its revenue and give it to Texas.
A study is out on the best and worst potential investments for the next decade. The best investment? Genetic engineering research firms. The worst investment? A chain of Sergio Garcia charm schools.
And finally: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is working with Brittney Griner to teach her the skyhook. Prediction: If Griner develops a formidable skyhook, she will become the first WNBA player to average 150 points per game.