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Writers pick Nebraska-Oregon winner; Big Ten announces 2017-18 basketball schedule

Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in Big Red Rising every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more.

Picking the winner

Who will win between Nebraska and Oregon? We rounded up the picks from CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm, Sporting News’ Bill Bender, and the staff. The answer? According to two, things don’t look to be in Nebraska’s favor.

Big Ten basketball schedule

The Big Ten announced its TV designations and start times for the 2017-18 men’s basketball season Thursday. It includes 126 contests that will air nationally this season.

What he said

What did Coach Mike Riley have to say after Thursday’s practice? Get the full details here, including an update on De’Mornay Pierson-El and David Knevel.

Football and friendships

What do they mean? That’s hard to quantify, but that doesn’t make them any less real when you look at it.

 A big break

Nebraska coach Mike Riley gave two Oregon football assistants their big breaks. The Oregonian’s Andrew Greif told their stories.

Scouting the Ducks

What do the Huskers have to look forward to against the Ducks? The Lincoln Journal Star’s Chris Basnett broke down the matchup, including why you may “need the Rolaids” and why you might “need to chill.”

No introduction needed

Nebraska defensive coordinator Bob Diaco and Oregon coach Willie Taggart need no introduction. The two are more that familiar with one another. In fact, this is the fourth straight season the two have coached in the same game, on opposite sides.

Happy birthday, Stan

Stanley Morgan Jr.’s birthday was Thursday and his teammates made sure to wish him well on Twitter. That included Chris Jones, who couldn’t help but poke a little fun at Morgan on his big day.

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