Tickets have gone on sale for this summer's U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha. Or, as Omahans call it, "That big fireworks show near the pool."

UNO men's basketball player TraDeon Hollins leads the nation in steals. I attribute this to dribbling opponents at Baxter Arena looking up and going, "What is that? A cannon that shoots tacos?"

The Creighton men's basketball team played such sluggish defense in an 88-75 loss to Butler, two Bluejays were selected for next year's NBA All-Star Game. Iowa suffered a stunning defeat at Penn State. This was due to player exhaustion after having to change trains three times and crowd into the crop duster to get to Happy Valley.

The Omaha South boys basketball team lost to a team from Colorado. The Denver Nuggets?

The Nebraska women's basketball team upset No. 17 Michigan State 73-66. This is approximately the 89th upset of Michigan State by a team from Nebraska in the past year.

It was 125 years ago Valentine's Day that Nebraska completed its first intercollegiate football season in a contest vs. Doane. Ironically, The World Herald's extensive postgame coverage just concluded Tuesday.

I'm pretty sure most of the people attending that game still hold their season tickets today.

That first season, Nebraska played Doane and the Omaha YMCA.

That sounds suspiciously like a 2016 SEC team's nonconference schedule.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is probably retiring from the NFL at age 30. I remember when the average starting offensive lineman at Nebraska was about 30.

The Big 12 will consider expansion this summer. The ultimate goal? Abject chaos after there's a sevenway tie for first in football.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly made $34.1 million in 2014. Jeez, you'd think he was the football coach at Iowa or something.

College baseball season officially began when The World-Herald published the first of 791 "Countdown To Omaha" College World Series features.

The new NCAA official in charge of the CWS visited TD Ameritrade Park for the first time Wednesday. An indication beer sales are being emphasized: The NCAA official is the Bud Light guy.

Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant went swimming with sharks.

"Yeah, you know that guy we were counting on to finally get us to the World Series? Well, he just got eaten by a shark."

I love the SI swimsuit issue. Where else do you see photos of a woman in body paint covered with pythons and read how the photographer waited to capture the "natural" light?

The newly elected head of the Golf Course Superintendents of America Association is Peter J. Grass. Now Omaha Parks Director Brook Bench has only the second most oddly appropriate name in America.

And finally: Belgian golfer Nicolas Colsaerts hit a shot through an open hotel window and over a balcony. This was either a YouTube stunt or a new Web.com Tour feature.

For Brad's latest musings, go to Omaha.com/Dickson

SPORTSWEEK IN PICTURES Creighton and Nebraska basketball, Doug McDermott, Nebraska state wrestling and more highlight the "Sports Week in Pictures" photo showcase. Omaha.com/sports

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