May 25th: New NCAA policy might help Nebraska with getting more scholarships for Frost to use

May 25th: Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple

May 25th: Huskers listed as underdogs in 3 national games to watch this season; how much will those spreads change as the year goes on?

-Nebraska is currently listed as a 17 point underdog to Wisconsin; 6 point underdog to Northwestern; and 8 point underdog to Iowa. Would it stun you if the Frost Effect beat all 3 of them?

-What will the spread vs. Wisconsin be by the time they play in early October? Will it go down to 10 points? It’s amazing how much the non-conference and performance against Michigan in early B1G play can sway things one way or the other

May 25th: The Tampa Bay Rays might be changing the way pitching is approached in games

-The Rays have a beleaguered starting rotation that has injury issues and also a high ERA, so manager Kevin Cash instead put his typical closer, Sergio Romo, in to START the past few games and go 1-2 innings so that his starters don’t have to face the best hitters right away. Good idea or dumb as hell?

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

May 25th: Kansas State’s AD says he wouldn’t mind playing Nebraska in non-conference play…would you desire a rotation of former Big 12 North rivals for future non-con play?

-Gene Taylor is K-State’s AD who mentioned it the other day, and why wouldn’t they want to play each other? Within close proximity to each other and there’s history. You already have Colorado on the schedule for this year, so you’re starting it off now. What about getting Iowa State, Missouri, Kansas on the schedule, too?

-Are there any negatives to it? Why wouldn’t both schools want that or the other schools from the old Big 12 North?

May 25th: You don’t want to hear about winning the offseason, but here we go—even before Nebraska plays their first game, when was the last time they felt this nationally relevant?

-Many websites are listing Scott Frost and Nebraska as programs to keep your eye on this year, and even the visits this spring from national writers like Dennis Dodd and Bruce Feldman is something we haven’t seen in quite some time

-Could you trace it all the way back to 2009? Has it really been 9 years since Nebraska has been as relevant as this, AND THEY HAVEN’T EVEN PLAYED A GAME YET?! Is it justified? Too much? The praise and hype is only going to get stronger and stronger before the first game is played…

-The Rays have a beleaguered starting rotation that has injury issues and also a high ERA, so manager Kevin Cash instead put his typical closer, Sergio Romo, in to START the past few games and go 1-2 innings so that his starters don’t have to face the best hitters right away. Good idea or dumb as hell?

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

May 24th: 7:45 – Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 3

May 24th: Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 2 / Shut Up Sipple

May 24th: More Richie Talk/ Mike Schaefer(247 Sports)

May 24th: Cavs fall in Game 5 to Boston and now are on the brink of elimination

-Boston remains undefeated at home in the postseason to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Sip is in favor of an article that says that Tyronn Lue’s coaching ability is being underrated, is that possible if they lose to a Boston team with no Gordon Hayward or Kyrie Irving?

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

May 24th: Richie Incognito arrested for throwing a dumbell at someone in a gym—another episode in the sad story that is his life

-Incognito was at a gym in Miami when the incident happened, as he’s being held for an involuntary psych evaluation to see where he is at mentally

-Has he been someone that Husker fans have been able to call one of their own through his years in the NFL? Or did he wear out that welcome with antics? What could have been of his career if he kept the mental side intact?

May 24th: If Stanley Morgan is a first team all B1G WR this year, does he become the best wide receiver in Husker football history?

-Morgan is the closest player to a 1,000 yard season (just short last season and also with 10 TDs)…doesn’t it feel weird to think about him as the best receiver in Husker history, though? Irving Fryar was the No. 1 overall pick at one point in the NFL Draft but he didn’t have the stats to favor him ahead of Morgan

-Wide receiver feels like the one position besides maybe tight end where you feel that a player now or in the future could be called the all-time best at his position with the Huskers. It’s going to be tough for any offensive or defensive lineman, running back, quarterback, LB or DB to top any player of the past from Nebraska’s glory days