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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* It looks like Creighton is going to the Big East. I tell you, if Taylor Swift ever announces she's joining the Big East, it'll be the biggest story in Omaha media history.
* I'd like to clear up a misunderstanding. Wichita State was not celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Sunday; the school's administrators were green with envy that Creighton is apparently going to the Big East.
* The biggest challenge for Creighton in the Big East? Jet lag.
* Omaha's St. Patrick's Day parade was held Saturday. This is that event where candidates for mayor try to look happy that they've been doused in green paint and are waving giant four-leaf clovers.
* At the St. Patrick's parade, everyone looked for a pot of gold. Because, let's face it, finding a pot of gold is our only hope of paying for the sewer overhaul.
* Actually, a pot of gold was found. It was Mayor Suttle's campaign money.
* This year, the route of the St. Patrick's Day parade included the 144th and Blondo intersection that's being widened. Which means the parade should conclude sometime next Thursday.
* Fans are invited to vote on the name of a new beer to be served at Storm Chasers' games. This is sort of like the vote for OPS board, only with a lot more public interest.
* Joan Rivers performed at the Holland Center on Saturday night. Some consider her an insult comic. Ironically, there were fewer insults than at the average Bo Pelini press conference.
* In New Zealand, people are flocking to see a “surfing pig.” If this draws more tourists than the Kearney archway western museum, it'll be the biggest embarrassment yet.
* Scottsbluff attorney Mike Meister is pondering running for governor, the legislature or U.S. Senate. He has to pick one because you can't seek three offices at once. That's known as the “Hal Daub Rule.”
* President Obama attended his daughter Sasha's basketball game. It's tough to guard the Obama daughter. Whenever you foul her, 10 Secret Service agents wrestle you to the ground.
* President Obama is going to give the commencement speech at Morehouse College. In a sign of the acrimonious times we live in, there will be a Republican rebuttal.
* It's been revealed that comedian-actor Steve Martin became a father in December, but kept it quiet. What a classy thing to do in an era when celebrities often try to start a bidding war between People and US magazines for their baby's umbilical cord.
* To prepare for the first games in California, the Husker sand volleyball team practiced in an NU sports complex in front of a large mural depicting a tropical scene. Is there any way we can get Bill Randby to stand in front of this mural when he delivers the winter forecasts?
* According to a new “happy city” survey, Boulder, Colo. is the 10th happiest city in the country. It would have been second except for the Colorado football team.