Look out, Chicago. Nebraska is making a big statement before they throw out the first syllable at Big Ten Kickoff.
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College World Series, you’ve never looked better. No, we didn’t get an epic championship game. In the end, the Vandy Boys were too good. But for nearly two weeks, the college game put on a brilliant display. It never looked healthier.
After two incredible performances in this College World Series championship series, there are no complaints. Only anticipation of a classic Game 3. We’re due, right? For some game three drama. For some Game 3 history. For a Game 3 moment.
Only at the College World Series.
This is 2019 and these days the ball never stops bouncing in college basketball. June is for camps. But it’s also for the NBA draft. That’s a good starting point, because Hoiberg wants to make the NBA draft a big deal at Nebraska.
UConn's decision to move back to the Big East is great for the conference. It's great for Creighton. It's an exciting and proper reset for UConn sports.
The Big Ten won’t leave, and that’s a good thing.
Scott Frost. Fred Hoiberg. Will Bolt. Goodness, Bill Moos knows how to shop. Yes, all were obvious choices to coach at Nebraska. But Moos also got the three most qualified for the respective high-profile jobs.
Spider-Man, Captain America and a posse of folks dressed like super heroes walked past Kumar Rocker down the hallway and onto to the TD Ameritrade Park field Wednesday. Rocker should have joined them.
The Vandy Boys are back in Omaha to make some noise, but this time it might be limited to the field.