Last year, Nebraska played Georgia in Orlando. This year, NU and Georgia play in Jacksonville. Bowl officials won’t rest until the teams have met in every city in Florida.
So far there’s not a lot of interest among Husker fans in traveling to the Gator Bowl. It’s unclear if this is due to NU’s 8-4 record or concern that the biggest tourist attraction in Jacksonville may be something called “Dave Stevens’ Croc World.”
The 22-man junior college All-America team was announced — no, wait, that was a list of the Huskers’ latest recruits.
Nebraska got a commitment from New Jersey defensive end Darius Slade, who already has been named “the best college lineman whose name sounds like a James Bond foil.”
Texas football coach Mack Brown “resigned.” Brown’s career record at Texas is 158-47. It only seems like 144 of those wins came against Nebraska.
Chip Kelly, Mark Dantonio and Jon Gruden are the latest to be linked to the opening at Texas. Once the names of Bobby Bowden and the guy from “The Longest Yard” surface, every coach in the world will be rumored to replace Brown.
According to a Texas newspaper, someone representing NU sent a feeler to Mack Brown. This extends all the way to the top of the NU hierarchy — Fake Kevin Kugler.
Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst sent a text to The World-Herald reading in its entirety: “Deny!” The World-Herald had to double-check the authenticity, because normally Eichorst isn’t that gabby.
USA Today published a 64-team NCAA football playoff bracket. I wouldn’t say USA Today editors have time on their hands, but now they’re working on a “50 teams who could make the CBI” basketball piece.
A Penn State fan set his 45,000 Christmas lights to go on and off in rhythm to the Nittany Lion fight song. How cool would it be if he lived next door to Pitt A.D. Steve Pederson?
Lane Kiffin visited Alabama practice and shared some ideas. This is obviously part of the NCAA’s plan to restore parity to the sport.
The Creighton men’s basketball team handily defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff, which I’m pretty sure is some kind of time-share development.
Friday night, the UNO men’s basketball team played Minnesota on BTN. Minnesota is coached by Rick Pitino’s son. That’s what it says on his office door: “Rick Pitino’s Son.”
Dennis Rodman plans to return to North Korea next month with 12 American players to play a game on Kim Jong Un’s birthday. This might be the one thing less attractive than a CIT bid.
Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette obliged a group of neighborhood kids who knocked on his door and asked him to play a pickup game. The kids said it would’ve been even more fun if Jimmer hadn’t taken every shot.
The Toledo Walleyes minor league hockey team unveiled its ugly Christmas sweater jerseys. It was reported that so did the Oregon Ducks, but it turns out those “ugly sweaters” were just their Alamo Bowl uniforms.
And finally: The MLB rules committee voted to ban home-plate collisions. The NFL has banned targeting and other hits. The only sport left where you can level an opponent and not get called for a penalty is NBA basketball.