It's Tuesday now, but Monday was a bit mad around here. For those that may have somehow missed it, Nebraska coach Scott Frost's home was burglarized over the weekend.
The Lincoln Police intially reported more than $165,000 worth of memorabilia and other items had been stolen. That included two Nebraska championship rings, 10 Oregon championship rings, two Central Florida championship rings, five pairs of Air Jordan shoes and a Nintendo Wii game system. It was enough to set Nebraska fans in outrage.
While the items listed above were originally reported as missing, it was also noted that Frost was still taking inventory of what did and did not get taken. By late afternoon, Frost provided an update through a statement sent out by the university.
“The incident that occurred at our home is obviously very disappointing and discouraging," Frost said. "All of our belongings were gone through and it will take some time to determine exactly what is missing and the value of those items.
“I would like to clarify that some items initially reported as missing have been found, including some of the rings listed on the police report. Also, the value of what we believe to actually be missing is lower than what has been publicly reported.”
Lincoln Police later confirmed Monday evening that Frost had found the rings in his garage. He also found the Wii and a helmet that was also believed to be missing.
While it was good news to hear some items were found, Lincoln Police said five pairs of Oregon Air Jordan shoes and several photos and helmets had been taken.
As fans kept an eye out, some people created fake Craigslist ads selling similar Air Jordan shoes to the ones stolen from Frost. It created even more mayhem in an already crazy day.
Regardless, an investigation into the burglary is ongoing.
Lincoln Police have asked the community to keep an eye out for anyone trying to sell the missing items. If you see anything suspicious, you can contact police at 402-441-6000 or Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.
Calm Before the Storm
Nebraska shared a few photos of the Hawks Championship Center on Monday, getting everyone ready for fall camp.
The calm before the storm.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) July 30, 2018
We're ready. Are you ready?
The Grab Bag
- Jacob Padilla caught up with 2020 guard Donovan Williams at the Hardwood Classic in Lawrence, Kans., this weekend. Williams shared his thoughts on Nebraska, loyalty and an upcoming visit to UNL.
- Derek Peterson was curious what Wisconsin and Iowa players think about Nebraska, so he asked them. (Premium)
- Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh doesn't suggest eating chicken: "It's a nervous bird."
- While Colorado travels to Nebraska this year, the Buffs' home tickets are going to be extra-special this year. Drawings from kids at Children's Hospital Colorado will be featured on the 2018 season tickets. Very cool.
- Stepping out of college sports for this final note, but it's worth it. LeBron James may not play for the Cleveland Cavaliers anymore, but he's still giving back to his hometown and home state. James opened his I Promise School in coordination with Akron Public Schools to help at-risk youth find their own paths to success.
Today's Song of Today
Because if you haven't seen the music video, you need to see the music video.
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.