The Indianapolis 500 is this weekend. In a sign of the times, all of the drivers will be texting, tweeting or speaking on cellphones throughout the race.
Cars at Indy will be driving 225 mph. We won’t see that again until the parking lot opens before the College World Series/Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha.
The Nebraska-Michigan State first-round game at the Big Ten baseball tournament in Columbus, Ohio, drew 300 fans. Nebraskans are having a hearty laugh at the apathy. What do people in Ohio think this is, a primary election?
Here’s the most embarrassing thing — 200 of those fans just happened to be NCAA investigators in town to visit the Ohio State campus.
The Big Ten released its latest revenue figures. An hour later, Greece asked Jim Delany for a loan.
Hal Steinbrenner denied a report that the Yankees are for sale for $3 billion. Imagine, $3 billion. Do you have any idea how many players the Yankees could sign for that kind of money? Well, two.
Former Husker tight end Jamie Williams has been named associate NU athletic director and may be in the driver’s seat to succeed Tom Osborne. His only bad experience returning to Nebraska was when he was tackled by Trev Alberts at the airport.
The University of Miami may be a target of Big 12 expansion. Imagine Miami and Oklahoma in the same conference. This is basically one-stop shopping for NCAA rules investigators.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar just competed on “Jeopardy!” The show would have more current NBA players appear, but there’s a problem with them flopping to the floor after every incorrect answer.
Omaha Central is going to participate in a basketball tournament in Florida in December. Right now, Central is an early favorite to defeat the Orlando Magic in round one.
Four-hundred Spanish soccer fans missed a match in Bucharest after mistakenly going to Budapest. When I hear comforting stories like this, I feel reassured that not every country in the world is about to surpass the United States.
At the Nebraska state track meet, Papillion-La Vista sophomore Kenzo Cotton broke the record in the 200 meters held by Kent McCloughan. That’s when you know a high school record is old — it’s held by a guy who played for the Raiders during the Daryle Lamonica era.
The Olympic Torch has begun an 8,000-mile relay through England. Due to the fog, the torch will be viewed by an estimated seven people.
And finally: The inventor of the TV remote has died at age 96. He was a true visionary. If not for the TV remote, Americans would be exposed to another 3.5 seconds of the Fox NFL pregame show before we could lunge for the TV and turn the channel.