Husker Heartbeat 5/10: More Big Ten, Arena, Harvey and the 2010 Bowl Lineup

By at May 10, 2010 | 9:17 AM | Print

Welcome to Husker Heartbeat – a sampling of links and quick wit to start your morning! Keep checking each morning, Monday-Friday, for new links! We look for the offbeat as well as the straightforward – so don’t just think of us as a typical link farm!

A quick abbreviation key FYI: OWH=Omaha World-Herald, LJS=Lincoln Journal-Star, CN=Corn Nation, BRN=Big Red Network, HI=Huskers Illustrated, BRR=Big Red Report. If we need to add more – we will. Others, like ESPN, are self-explanatory.

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*Tom Shatel supports the arena in Haymarket. I’ll argue for it myself on Tuesday, but never trust we sports journalists on these matters. They never have to pay a dime to watch the games. Their self-interest lies in a state-of-the-art building; it makes their job easier, and potentially more fun.

*LJS Sipple likes Harvey Perlman’s power-broker role in conference expansion chats. Agreed. Perlman’s had some rocky moments in his tenure as UNL’s chancellor, but he’ll go down as one of the most influential in history. And if NU gets into the Big Ten…

*Now the Tulsa World wades into the Big Ten expansion debate, finding some anonymous source from down south to piss and moan about Nebraska and Missouri’s interest in leaving the league. It’s a regular game of telephone, with journalists utterly unwilling, it seems, to get a soul on the record.

*Nebraska volleyball John Cook isn’t a drama queen like Urban Meyer, but he knows what it’s like to hit the wall as a coach – and he’s trying to do something about it.

*The Tennessee attorney general decides that the SEC can restrict and put conditions on the kind of coverage newspapers and TV stations provide. Should this scare the media? Nah. Just take it to court. The U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary. If you want the rights, fight for them. Or, here’s a novel thought: Cover something else. Stop sending 11 reporters to a college football game.

*The 2010-2011 Bowl Schedule.

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