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2011 Jan 26

Husker Heartbeat 1/26: Recruiting, BCS, and Strange Stuff at Iowa


By HuskerLocker

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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.

*The Huskers still hotly pursue a kicking prospect. NU's down to the No. 3 or No. 4 guy on its list now. Says something about the walk-on guys who are already in the program, doesn't it?

*Nebraska has the No. 2 recruiting class in the Big Ten.

*College football teams made a record amount off of the BCS this year.

*The hits just keep on coming for the Iowa football team after 12 players were hospitalized for rhabdomyolysis. That's overwork of your muscles. How did that happen? Like this:

The exact details of the workout that might have led to this are unclear. Iowa players did recently participate in lower-body drills that included a series of 100 squats followed by sled work.

It’s a drill the Iowa program has used in the past, according to sources. It’s a fast-paced workout that a former player described as the “worst experience in your life.”

NCAA rules allow winter workouts for football and they are industry standard.

At around 6:45 Tuesday evening, UI sports information sent this, “The Hawkeye football players admitted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics were all participating in NCAA allowable winter workouts. The symptoms, for which the student-athletes are being treated, are likely related to those workouts.”

Iowa needs to have a good, quiet month real, real, real soon.

*More recruiting fun...this time between Egg Bowl rivals, regarding Facebook.

*The Nebraska baseball and softball teams prepare for new indoor facilities that will help them compete.

"We're Nebraska. If we're going to compete in baseball and softball, we're going to have to have one of the best," baseball coach Mike Anderson said of the facilities. "You can't compete in a northern climate without something like this."

How'd Nebraska make a bunch of CWS without them in the early 2000s, then, Mike?

*NU's still ticked off by its loss at Texas Tech. Especially considering the team had to watch the game again right afterward.

*NU Board of Regents is set to move the Husker volleyball team to the Devaney.

Tags: husker heartbeat, recruiting, bcs, mens hoops, baseball, softball

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