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Steven M. Sipple: You waited patiently for NU’s game week; 12 predictions are your reward – Lincoln Journal Star

Don’t be surprised if Luke Reimer finishes among Nebraska’s top five tacklers this season. That’s just one hot take.

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* 9. Speaking of tight ends, I’m betting that Rutgers transfer Travis Vokolek (6-6, 260) will be the difference-maker that so many people seem to be anticipating. Jack Stoll led Nebraska’s tight ends last season with 25 catches. But Vokolek will lead the group this year with 30, and Stoll will have another good season. 
Take that, Iowa. 
* 10. Nebraska running backs coach Ryan Held’s sideburns will continue to flourish, giving him the appearance of some of the dudes I’ve seen playing in bands …

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Tom Brady on why he didn’t shake Nick Foles’ hand in Week 5: ‘I didn’t even think about that’ – CBS Sports

Brady claims he has great respect for Foles

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Nick Foles earned his first win as a starter for the Chicago Bears in Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 20-19, but there were arguably more intriguing headlines that came out of that game than just Chicago’s upset victory. Tom Brady appeared to lose track of downs during what could have been a potential game-winning drive and he also did not shake Foles’ hand after the final whistle blew.
While that sounds like a harmless move, plenty of fans pointed out on social media that…

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Big Ten mayors ‘humbly’ voice Covid concerns as conference college football kicks off this weekend – NBC News

Big Ten mayors ‘humbly’ voice Covid-19 concerns as conference college football kicks off this weekend in states that have seen an alarming rise of new infections…

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The Big Ten says its ready to play some football this weekend, but the mayors of the college towns where these teams are based have humbly asked the conference to address their Covid-19 concerns before kickoff.
We know the history of football games within our cities, the mayors wrote in an open letter this week to the Big Ten Conference, which actually has 14 universities and includes storied college football programs like Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin. They generate a lot of activity,…

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NHL postpones 2021 Winter Classic in Minnesota, All-Star Game in Florida – The Athletic

With much uncertainty over start times and logistics for the 2020-21 season, both events have been pushed with no makeup plans announced.

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The inevitable finally occurred Thursday morning when the NHL officially announced the postponements of the 2021 Winter Classic in Minneapolis and the 2021 All-Star Game in Sunrise, Fla.While the NHL didn’t announce when the Winter Classic and All-Star Game will be rescheduled, sources tell The Athletic that the Winter Classic at Target Field between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues is expected to be pushed to Jan. 1, 2022.
“The NHL has given us every indication that the Winter Classic is…

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