Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, May 22, 2013

There's a reason people think baseball players are superstitious and quirky. Guys like Nebraska pitcher Kyle Kubat perpetuate that notion. The Nebraska southpaw put on a show, both inside and outside the lines, in the Huskers' opening game of the Big Ten tourney Wednesday.

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Here's a detailed sampling of the quirks Kubat displayed each time he went to and from the mound: He skipped over the baseline, he stepped in between the "1" and "G" in the "B1G" logo, and he scaled the dugout fence instead of using the cutout and stairs.  He also provided constant entertainment in the dugout. Basically, the guy can't stand still. Watch for yourself.

Whatever one has to do to get the job done, right? Prediction: Kubat's teammates either love him or can't stand him on a given day, and the feeling probably has a lot to do with the scoreboard.

No doubt, the Huskers were loving Kubat on Wednesday. The pitcher no-hit the Wolverines through 6 2/3 and twirled seven scoreless innings to help Nebraska trounce Michigan, 11-2.

And here's our postgame interview with Kubat:

Nebraska-Michigan game highlight:

About Brent Yarina web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men's basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature "Clothes Call," which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina's RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.