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  1. 26 points
    Silverbacked1

    I am just sad

    After the game today I just sat in my seat and tried to think how I felt at that exact moment. The answer I came up with is sad. I say sad because I know that I will come home and start to hear from the people who really don't pay attention to the games (or trolls) say that we are bad and that Miles needs to go. I am sad that people have to start leaving in droves at the 4:16 mark of a home game. I am sad that those kids on that team have played so hard this year and I think that there just isn't anything left in the tank. I am sad that those coaches have worked so hard this year to make these kids better and that they now have to hear the whispers. I am sad for the players and coaches families who love their people as much as they do and have to watch all this kind of start to fall apart. I am sad for the fans who keep hoping and cheering and trying to help in any way to get this team to win. And I will say that I am being a bit selfish here but I am sad for me , because I so want this program to be good and get people's respect. I will go to sleep tonight and it will be better tomorrow, it always is, but for now I am sad.
  2. 19 points
    HuskerFever

    This Year Wasn't All That Bad

    It sounds crazy for a 12-19 (6-12) season that went off the deep end at the end of the season, but hear me out. We did some pretty special things this year. - Coach Miles got to go back to his coaching roots and spend time with a plane full of University of Mary fans. - We went into the Wooden Legacy tournament and fought our way into the winners side of the bracket for the first time in a long time. - We played tough against a #14 5-0 UCLA team, keeping the game within six with three minutes to go, who finished #3 28-3 (15-3) in the regular season. - We played #3 8-1 Kansas team in historic Allen Fieldhouse and got to relive the Big 12 days a little bit. - We showed spurts of being a team that fought hard and didn't give up against really good competition. - We beat Indiana on the road when they were #16 10-2. - We beat Maryland for the first time since joining the Big Ten and did it at their place nonetheless. - We started off the conference season alone in the #1 with a 3-0 start. - We ended up beating Purdue and Maryland who finished the #1 and #3, respectively, in the Big Ten conference and went to overtime with the #2 Wisconsin. - We made a palindrome of wins and losses through 15 games in the season. - We ended the season with a Top 25 strength of schedule and were #1 and in the Top 5 most of the season, something that could not be said during non-conference play in the Doc era; it was exciting to watch elevated competition this year. - We played in a lot of close games, nine games within four points and five games within nine points. - It wasn't until 45% of the way through the conference schedule until we got blown out by an opponent. - We have a roster full of underclassman who all showed spurts of promise for the future, with only one senior on the roster. - We have had at least some level of depth on the bench for the first time in a long time. - We have been recruiting some high caliber players throughout the year. - We saw Tai grow so much throughout his career and finish off his time as a proud Husker and second-team all-Big Ten. - We got a much-needed "big man" that we were in desperate need for a few years. - We saw Jordy grow a lot throughout this season. - We saw Tyronn Lue come back to Nebraska to see his jersey retired. - The Nebrasketball community banded together and rebelled against the athletic department and continued the "Husker Power" chant. - Brian Rosenthal became the official "official" source. - Shawn Eichorst spent little-to-no-time announcing that Coach Miles will be returning to Nebraska next year, providing fans with less ambiguity, stress, and clarity than letting rumors take a life of their own over the off-season. - We played a schedule with a combined record of 487-265 (248-182) as of March 8 (which is 65% and 58% respectively) with teams currently rankes 1, 3, 12, 23, 25, and 7 other teams receiving votes. Some of those teams finishing the regular season 1st in the Atlantic-10, 1st in the Summit League, 1st in the Big 12, 2nd in Conference USA, 3rd in the Pac-12, 3rd in the SWAC, and 4th in the Big South. Teams currently projected in the NCAA tournament are seeded 1, 3, 4, 6 (x2), 7 (x2), 8 (x2), 9 (x2), and 10. It's hard not to find something good about this season. I don't know about you, but I'm excited to see what's in store for 2017-2018.
  3. 18 points
    thattimeofyear

    Jeriah Horne will transfer

    Im hoping for the same as well idk if I actually posted this or not but he should have red shirted. He was not physically ready which I believe caused him to struggle and have confidence issues. But I've seen this story before It was pretty much the exact same with his freshman yr of highschool as far as his play and development and kinda team as a whole. Idk how this translates to college but sophomore yr they won a regional title 😉 Im expecting big things next yr
  4. 17 points
    BjoeHusker

    Thanks Tai

    When I was five my dad took my to my first Nebrasketball Game n February 1989 against #14 Kansas, a game which the Huskers would win. My dad taught me the basics of the game. From that moment on, I was a die-hard Nebrasketball fan. There are many memorable players I've seen play in my lifetime. I have vague memories of Dapreis Owens, Rich King, Beau Reid, and Bruce Chubick. I enjoyed watching guys like Eric Piatkowski, Tony Farmer, Derrick Chandler, Mikki Moore, Venson Hamilton, Larry Florence, Cookie Belcher, Steffon Bradford, Brian Conklin, Kimani Ffriend, Ryan Anderson, Lance Jeter, Dylan Talley, Benny Parker, Shavon Shields, and Terran Petteway play. In my 33+ years, my favorite players have been Erick Strickland, Aleks Maric, Tyronn Lue, and Terrance Badgett. It's time to add Tai Webster to this list. I've been a huge fan of Tai since he committed to Nebraska. As we all know, he came in with very high expectations. Tai was very inconsistent his freshman and sophomore seasons, however his junior season was respectful. Tai's senior season has been one of the best I can recall. 15.5 ppg, 5.2 boards, and 4.0 assists per game, while playing just under 35 minutes a game. Yes he's missed his fair share of free throws and commits far too many turnovers, but to me, there is something very special about Tai. Scored in double figures in has last 30 games, became just the fourth player in school history to have 500 points and 100 assists in the same season, and will likely finish his Husker career in the top-25 career scoring list. A glance at his collegiate stats shows Tai has improved in FG%, 3P%, FT%, and scoring in each of his four seasons. Stats aside, Tai brings something else to team. Heart. When things were not going well, he could have left Nebraska and played overseas. He stayed, worked hard in the weight-room and became a well-respected leader. His smile and personality are infectious. He loves interacting with Husker fans and is often seen posing for pics with kids. With Indiana defeating Ohio State earlier today, a Husker victory Sunday night against Michigan gives up the 10th seed. That being said, Husker fans need to come out to PBA tommorrow and thank Tai Webster for being a class act on and off the court. Thanks Tai.
  5. 16 points
    hskr4life

    NCAA Tournament

    The best part... AWIII will be playing as many NCAA Tourney games as the Huskers this year.
  6. 15 points
    thattimeofyear

    Jeriah Horne will transfer

  7. 15 points
    Ugh, this is my least favorite part of March Madness (and the lead-up to it now, I guess), when we start talking about how much better Player McPlayerson from Directional U is than our own roster. I like UNO and love that they made a good run -- but this is also a team that had 100 points dropped on them THREE times this season (by Rice, Oral Roberts and Fort Wayne), who was swept by Fort Wayne, and who had a 7-6 non-con record (with a win over Iowa but double-digit losses to USC, KState, Rice, Eastern Michigan, Iowa State, and Pitt -- average margin of loss was 19 points). Do they have a player or two who might contribute here? Sure, in a bench role, they might. But let's also feed Ed Morrow or Jack McVeigh a steady diet of those games and see what they look like. Again, I like UNO. Glad they made it as far as they did. They score points a lot so their horrible defense isn't as glaring and they can be fun to watch. But I'll take our guys pretty much any day of the week. (back to lurkerdom...)
  8. 12 points
    uneblinstu

    Miles will be here for 2017-18

    If you're gonna tweet that out the instant the game ends...why let it linger the past month?
  9. 12 points
    49r

    Sipple checks in

    Gonna break this down a little bit here: It's pretty safe to assume that letting a coach go and hiring someone new (read: the coach isn't taking a job elsewhere...he's getting fired) leads to starting all over again. Rarely is this not the case. It's not so much the head coach, losing Kenya and Mo might cause more defections than there would be otherwise. The entire Big 10 is not immune to players transferring or not panning out. Don't make the mistake that so many others make by discounting Nebraska's roster and overplaying others because you think it makes you sound "unbiased". Overcompensating is not objectivity. Plus, since when has any journalist been an expert on X's and O's? Or any fan or message board geek for that matter? Did Rich Pitino all of a sudden become an X's and O's genius this year because he started winning? No. He's still the same guy we took to the woodshed last year. It makes me sick to see people whine about a coach that lost a game getting out coached. So lazy. If he (or you, or I or anyone for that matter) knew even a fraction about coaching basketball from an X's and O's standpoint that any P5 coach knew, we'd be out there making many more hundreds of thousands of dollars a year than we do sitting here being giant douchebags on the internet.
  10. 11 points
    Norm Peterson

    Jeriah Horne will transfer

    Most of you guys are overthinking this. 1. Jeriah is a great kid who did some very good things for us in some important games this year. 2. Jeriah's parents are good folks who raised a fine young man, and they should be proud. 3. It doesn't always work out. Nothing personal for either side. 4. ... Guards: Glynn, Evan, Anton, James, Nana Forwards: Michael, Ed, Isaac, Isaiah, Jack Center: Jordy Tshimanga I think a redshirt year will do Jeriah a lot of good. I think he'll be a good player somewhere. I think he would have had to wait in line for a long while to crack the rotation on this particular roster. (I've been saying for a long time that we have a glut of players in the 6'6" to 6'8" range.) No shame in that to either side. Best of luck to him and I salute him and his family and wish them all the best. Nothing further need be said about either side. Everyone can and should follow the coach's and player's example and take the total high road. No aspersions need be cast.
  11. 11 points
    ladyhusker

    This Year Wasn't All That Bad

    I almost wish, instead of win-loss records, we had a way to figure RPI or included our SOS ranking with the record or something for a better picture of the overall year. I loved Doc, but if our current team traded schedules with one of his teams, I don't think any of us would be upset with the win-loss record. For reference, because I was curious, I actually looked up the 2010-11 schedule, which was Year 5 Doc...we went 7-9 in conference, but made it to the NIT after only losing two non-con games...because we played USC, Creighton, Vandy (lost that one) and everyone else pretty much had a "State" or a direction in their school name. Point being, it isn't really a true representation to compare wins and losses only between coaches sometimes, because I don't think anyone would argue that the level of competition was MUCH higher this year than basically any year in Doc's (or Barry's?) tenure. I'm not excusing the losses being as numerous as they were, but it only stands to reason that a harder schedule would yield more losses. If we wanted to be the SWAC champions again I'm sure we could, but this is the tradeoff for a better schedule, and honestly, considering the circumstances, I'm not really displeased about the results we got. The timing of the last slump was poor, of course, because that's what we'll focus on going into next year...but I'm glad someone brought up the cool moments and unlikely accomplishments this team had prior to the last two weeks.
  12. 11 points
    Handy Johnson

    Our 3rd Place NIT Team

    All sarcasm aside, having our former players come back and remain involved in the Program is a good thing, a very good thing. I've been in many places over the years and asked to have the ball game turned on only to hear the same old tired joke,"Nebraska has a Basketball team?" Yeah they do. It's important that players come back and remind the team AND the fans that Nebraska basketball MEANS something. It has a history, a history that goes way beyond the move to the Haymarket. Being a Husker football fan is easy, anyone can do that. But being a Husker basketball fan is different. It requires a love for the game and an emotional investment that most people aren't willing to make. So, let's beat Illinois on Sunday and Go Big Red!
  13. 10 points
    Norm Peterson

    Agau's Salty

    Akoy seems to have an issue with the truth. He milked his recruitment for all it was worth including sideline passes to Nebraska football games. Miles probably spent more time with him than with his own family until Akoy decided to go elsewhere. He's a liar if he's saying Nebraska didn't try to recruit him.
  14. 10 points
    jayschool

    Jeriah Horne will transfer

    That's "Future NIT Superstar Andrew White the Third" to you, pardner.
  15. 10 points
    49r

    Nick Fuller is Graduate Transferring

    Pry better stay away from Syracuse then...
  16. 10 points
    Bill Self should grow a pair and take on a real fucking challenge. You're a Hall of Fame coach, right? Then fucking prove it. Come to Nebraska.
  17. 10 points
    It would mean so much if our ladies were to get a win on NEBRASKA'S 150TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear ole state and GO BIG RED!!!!!!!!!
  18. 10 points
    Silverbacked1

    I am just sad

    No,
  19. 9 points
    hskr4life

    NCAA Tournament

    Better hope NBA Scouts watch the NIT, cause it's too late to transfer again.
  20. 9 points
    hhcscott

    Miles will be here for 2017-18

    So I have come down from.peak disappoinment and agree with something Dimes said about Tai and Shavon (and by association, Terran, and Aleks, and Ade, and Ryan Anderson, and Brandon Ubel) We keep having A SENIOR that would have really benefitted from a cohort, a pack, a crew, a mob, whatever the relevant word is, of talented peers who came up together and grew and leaned on each other and built a team with their class, and a class younger (think King/Reid/Scales, Hayes/Owens, Chubick/Piatkowski, Strickland/Boone) I think the Sophs and Frosh this year could build that, could stick and persevere and be the foundation for the future. Dammit Here we go again.
  21. 9 points
    Busch Light

    Miles will be here for 2017-18

    I did not want to retain Miles. However, the decision has been made and I am 100% rooting for him. No need to rehash, go negative, or divide into factions. That's what a large chunk of our football fans do and us NU hoops fans are better than that. Let's get it done next year.
  22. 9 points
    Boehm needs to be fired way before Miles. If he is allowed to be a part of ridding Miles and then making ANOTHER hire, I am done with this program. Keep Miles, fire Boehm. He's a joke.
  23. 9 points
    Silverbacked1

    I am just sad

    You know Sam I just went from sad to Mad. And yes I am going to make it a commentary on their character. Because it was just stupid for all those people to be leaving early. I would like to see the amount of people who leave early from a concert at PBA before the last couple of songs? Or that's right they can have another drink, or they paid so much more or the concert was the best ever. And that game wasn't good. Well guess what I bet we don't get the A efort from some of these shows that come in here either. Plus the biggest problem I have is all this talk about the rudeness of our fans to the other team with the Husker Power Chant. BUT IT IS OKAY TO BE RUDE TO YOUR OWN TEAM BY LEAVING EARLY? GOT ONE WORD FOR THAT AND IT RHYMES WITH FULL FIT. You know it is a commitement to by and attented all those games. And I undersatnd if the roads are bad, your kid has a game, it is 11:00 and you need to go to work tomorrow and still need to drive 2 hours. BUT IT WAS 8:30 OUR LAST GAME WE WERE ABOUT AT OUR SECOND TV TIME OUT AT 8:30. So yeah I am calling out some people. Because it is what is really rude at the PBA. Now give me those down arrows!
  24. 8 points
    HuskerFever

    Nick Fuller is Graduate Transferring

    Nick knows it's only March, right? I thought graduate transfers had to wait until June to tell the coach they're leaving so that the coaches had to scramble to find a late replacement for them. (Good for Nick! Hoping for success in his final year.)
  25. 8 points
    There was nothing that felt normal about this game. Even before it started, it felt strange. This was the valley to the peak that was No Sit Sunday. Like this day, NSS was unseasonably warm. Unlike today, it was also brilliantly bright. The sun was out, the party was on. Today was somber and dreary. The drum corp that played in front of PBA before the game started couldn't have been more out of place. In the building, there was a sense of dread, it was ominous. Miles and Eichorst shared a big hug right before the Senior Day celebration began. That seemed unwarranted given the atmosphere around the program the past couple of weeks. Once the game began, nothing was right. Nothing. The defense was as bad as I've ever seen it. This isn't the team I watched for the first 24 or so games of the season. For the first three quarters of the season, this team competed. They played good defense, they played semi competent offenseively, they played hard. They did none of those things today. I can't tell you why. Coach struggled with it in his post game. Did they wear down? Did everything since AW3 left catch up to them? Was everything we saw since November a mirage? Even the first time they played Michigan they were a much different team. The team we saw on the floor today had no direction. Today was just sad. Sad because we had to say goodbye to a great player today. The performance they put on the floor was such a disparate sendoff to everything Tai represented. NU will have a huge gap to fill next season. You hope that the trials this group went through this year will be a terrific education for what they'll face next year and beyond. I believe this group is very talented and will only become even more so when they add what they add next season. The way they finished this season sounds alarms, though. I don't know what happens next. I really don't. I still believe the future is very bright. The moment is pretty dim, though.
  26. 7 points
    Norm Peterson

    Jeriah Horne will transfer

    Those lyrics are for The Byrds.
  27. 7 points
    hskr4life

    Jeriah Horne will transfer

    Did he not have to re-recruit them here after Doc was fired. I mean they could have asked for a release and gone elsewhere correct?
  28. 7 points
    jimmykc

    Jeriah Horne will transfer

    Let me just state that as a parent, coach, coaches' son, and someone who was once privy to a lot of behind the scenes stuff in the NU program that any player who sits on the bench never, ever has parents who are happy with the coach. In fact , a starter who is a role player to the "star" usually has parents who think the coach under-appreciates their son or daughter's talents. That's just the way it is.
  29. 7 points
    HuskerFever

    2016-2017 HHCC Final Standings

    That'll be it for 2016-2017. It's been quite a rocky and stressful ride this season, but at least there's a little clarity already for next year. And hey, Husker4Life took a last minute lead over Ken Pomeroy! That's gotta be worth something! Thank you everyone for making HHCC go smoothly this year. It takes a lot of coordination to manage and your patience was greatly appreciated! (That's gotta be worth at least 153 bonus points for me, right? ) Until next year, friends. Don't be strangers. Stop by HHC from time-to-time during the offseason! This week included: Game #31 neut. Penn State 2016-2017 HHCC Final Standings 1 Husker4Life 1036 U1 * ^2 KenPom 1040 D1 * 2 Crush78 1134 NC * 3 1sdpad2 1136 U3 * 4 hhcdimes 1141 D1 * 5 NUtball 1151 NC 6 trickey 1177 D2 7 colhusker 1184 NC * 8 HuskerFever 1188 NC * 9 huskerbaseball13 1199 NC 10 Buglem 1204 U1 * 11 Bugeaters1 1214 U1 * 12 4NUfans 1236 D2 13 UnicamMan 1271 U3 * 14 swoof 1279 U8 * 15 cjbowbros 1281 D1 16 MichHusker 1291 U8 17 jimmykc 1297 D2 18 aphilso1 1301 U10 * 19 REDZONEDAN 1304 U8 * 20 khoock 1305 D7 21 Silverbacked1 1307 D2 * 22 Ralph Wiggum 1316 D2 23 hal9000 1320 D2 24 Jugular 1330 D6 25 BjoeHusker 1337 U1 * 26 throwback 1340 D3 * 27 brfrad 1349 U2 * 28 Noah121 1350 D3 29 Busch Light 1356 D12 30 BugeaterZ 1361 U1 31 AuroranHusker 1371 D1 32 twinswingohuskers 1373 U2 * 33 NebrasketballJake 1397 D1 34 HB 1399 U4 35 huskercwg 1402 D2 36 northwillriseagain 1408 D1 37 emwilliams 1415 D1 38 TheNovice 1425 U1 * 39 Row6Seat10 1426 D2 40 Blindcheck 1456 U1 41 hskr4life 1499 U2 42 pmd9 1500 NC 43 jayschool 1517 D3 44 Red Don 1662 NC 45 Jurgey 1678 NC 46 SkersHoops 1711 NC 47 NeeandMe 1817 NC 48 bigred4 1922 NC 49 huskers29 1963 NC 50 HuskerPower #nato73 2117 NC 51 Neon Budreau 2119 NC 52 big red22 2182 NC 53 soxnskers 2260 U1 54 Nebrasketball5 2271 D1 55 ShortDust 2352 NC 56 BDL415 2515 NC 57 nuhusker7 2540 U1 58 bball23 2556 D1 59 Red Rum 2617 NC 60 Handy Johnson 2643 NC 61 ajb5856 2705 NC 62 NU Follower 2718 NC 63 NoladrianSephier 2734 NC 64 Boots 2846 NC 65 Vinny 2847 NC 66 efhutton 2851 NC 67 KearneyMan 2935 NC 68 basketballjones 2990 NC 69 BLB115 2991 NC 70 HuskerCager 2998 NC 71 Lifetimesker 3033 NC 72 KarlHessEatMy…. 3039 NC 73 husker8282 3077 NC 74 cornfed24-7 3079 NC 75 PimpMario 3123 NC 76 huskas4real 3130 NC 77 thattimeofyear 3201 NC 78 Nighthawk 3208 NC 79 GATA4Miles 3210 NC 80 ConkintheCorner 3213 NC 81 Donkey 3213 NC 82 Thattimeofyear4 3218 NC 83 Wolv77 3225 NC 84 mrjam 3228 NC 85 New huskers fan 3228 NC 86 jason2486 3239 NC 87 Cornhoopers 3243 NC 88 Hoops_Legend 3255 NC Biggest Rise aphilso1 U10 Biggest Fall Busch Light D12 (U# = Up, D# = Down, NC = No Change) ^ = Celebrity member: KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) * = Did not miss a game
  30. 7 points
    Husker4Life

    2016-2017 HHCC Final Standings

    I want to thank you for this contest. I am a 78 year old living in Wichita, Kansas and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this. I tried keeping up with the stats so I know how much work this was for you. I hope you continue to do this next year. I lived in Lincoln and taught school at Millard Lefler. I am a dyed in the wool Cornhusker.
  31. 7 points
    hhcdimes

    This Year Wasn't All That Bad

    Doc and Barry were scheduling to win games. Miles is scheduling to make the NCAA tournament. There is a difference.
  32. 7 points
    thattimeofyear

    Okay I'll start it Who is coming back?

    I'd say nick is the only 1 gone
  33. 7 points
    Mike Daum is THAT big of a surprise.
  34. 7 points
    Jurgey

    Sipple checks in

    Actually, it's been the last 18-19 years Hb13. The last time Nebraska basketball finished regular conference games above .500 was the 1998-1999 season. So why do we want to start all over again by letting Miles go? You know we will lose players and recruits if Eichorst lets him go this year. We have a good man in place with good young players and good incoming recruits. Lets give him a couple more years without interruption from the news media and see what happens.
  35. 7 points
    Reply to this topic... × You have pasted content with formatting. Remove formatting Only 75 emoticons maximum are allowed. × Your link has been automatically embedded. Display as a link instead × Your previous content has been restored. Clear editor As everyone probably knows, I don't generally like complaining about coaches and I don't join the angry mob with pitchforks in hand wanting to run the current coach out of town on a rail. So, with that background, one thing that stood out to me last night is that the Michigan players understood their offense and knew where the shots were going to come from. I'm not sure our players have ever really understood that under Miles. Just to kind of provide context, I remember sitting in on practices with Doc Sadler and he would point to spots on the floor where, in a given sequence we would be running, the offensive opportunities would happen. What action leads to what kind of shot opportunity where on the floor. I think the kids from Michigan could answer that question; I'm not sure our Husker players really could. Having guys like Petteway, who were able to create their own shots, helped conceal the fact that there doesn't appear to be a systematic way of creating open looks with this offense.
  36. 7 points
    Altman is signed through 2023 and is one of the top 20 paid coaches in div 1. http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2016/11/oregon_dana_altman_agree_on_7-.html I'll give Altman the same odds of roaming the PBA as I'd give a talking dog with an urn full of John Naismith's remains.
  37. 7 points
    John Calipari. I'm looking at you, you smug fucker. Prove you can recruit NBA lottery picks to Lincoln, and then I'll finally not think you're a complete douche. (Well, I will, but you'll be OUR complete douche.)
  38. 7 points
    Norm Peterson

    Is this the same team ...

    Momentum is a powerful force. When it's positive momentum, we sometimes call it mojo. When it's negative momentum, we sometimes call it a funk. When we played Dayton, we were loose. We weren't over-thinking things. We hadn't been stung by a lot of defeats yet. Actually, undefeated at that point. And our guys went out there and played like a confident team. We hit a tough stretch early in the season where there was only one gimme in a stretch of six or seven games where we were the underdog basically every game. We got over the hump against Dayton, but then dropped consecutive games against UCLA, VTech, and Clemson before getting a breather against USD. But then it was back into the frying pan against Creighton and KU. This is NOT the non-con schedule any coach would have ever put together for a young, developing team like we ended up having. Losing Benedict Arnold III was more harmful to us than simply losing a good player. We lost a player we were depending on having for the schedule we'd built for ourselves. I wondered at the time how much bounce-back they had in them. Gardner-Webb was a loss I wrote off to just the mental grind of facing so many tough teams in a row and losing most of those games. When I saw the same team that lost to Gardner-Webb go into Assembly Hall and come out with a W, I was still feeling pretty optimistic for the season. But then we have a couple of injuries to key players and drop a couple games to Rutgers and Ohio State that I'm sure the players think they should have won. And, again, I wondered whether this team could bounce back. And they did bounce back, by knocking off Purdue. But there was no opportunity to build up further confidence because we followed the Purdue game with a road trip to Iowa City sandwiched between Michigan State and Wisconsin. And we almost got Wisconsin. And then we did get Penn State and redemption against Ohio State. I think our bounce-back ability has diminished as the losses have piled up. And I think it probably would have been a little bit different if either we had Benedict Arnold III for the entire season OR we'd played a slightly more pedestrian non-conference schedule and learned how to win a little bit. I don't think it's an issue of lack of progress or development. I think it's totally a matter of being hesitant and overthinking things, and not being confident and aggressive. And I think it's a carry over from losing a bunch of games early and emptying the supply of bounce-back that we had in the tank. Couple that with the injuries to key personnel and you're just not looking at a team that played as loose and confident late in the year as they were playing at the beginning of the year. Sad to think what might have been.
  39. 7 points
    Norm Peterson

    Bizarro Fire Miles Talk (Not BS)

    So we've improved our record in the last 11 games every year for the last 3 seasons? Cool.
  40. 7 points
    hhcdimes

    Bizarro Fire Miles Talk (Not BS)

    I think we should have come up with a better motivation ploy than trying to stay out of the bottom 4 in the conference.
  41. 7 points
    jason2486

    CBI

    I've been opposed to the CBI until your "young pups" comment made me think about our freshmen's recent struggles. They might really benefit from playing some lesser competition and seeing some more positive results that might give them a boost of confidence.
  42. 6 points
    cipsucks

    O.T. The passing of an icon

    To take a break from basketball, I want to mark the passing of the person who I think truly is the "father" of rock and roll. Chuck Berry. He wrote all his songs, which were really, really good. He kicked ass on the guitar. He had a great stage presence. John Lennon once said, if you wanted to rename rock 'n' roll, you could call it Chuck Berry. When I heard the news of his passing yesterday, I was really bummed even though he lived to be 90. I'm sure Buddy Holly greeted him at the Pearly Gates and said "what took you so long?" Chuck replies, "Me? Ask Keith Richards that in another 40 years." So many Berry videos I could have posted, but I chose this classic to show what PBA ticketholders look like at a Husker game. Check out the people behind Chuck. RIP Mr. Berry!
  43. 6 points
    So, I'm gonna stand up for the crowd a bit. I went to the Iowa game in Iowa City. Perhaps it was because it was Super Bowl Sunday. Or maybe it was because NU's not a big name opponent. Or, IDK, there might have been a different reason, but the atmosphere there wasn't as good as it was in Lincoln. Their fans weren't engaged for the most part until they made their last push to put NU away. Their student section was virtually non-existent. When the yell squad shouts into those mega phones, it's just a couple of dudes yelling a couple of words and it's more awkward than it is motivating. Frankly, the crowd at PBA, based on my small sample size, was significantly better than the one at Carver-Hawkeye. I started paying attention to crowds at other places. If it was a big game, like when Kansas went somewhere, or the Duke/UNC game, the crowd was obviously great from start to finish, but I watched the Kentucky/Georgia game and the UK crowd was listless. Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconin, Penn St...none of them were anything special. None of them sustained anything for more than a few possessions. And, believe it or not, there were a lot of empty seats at the end of just about every game I watched, unless it was a close game. All this to say, the crowd at PBA gets a bad wrap. I don't think we know how good we really have it. It's, at worst, a pretty typical college basketball crowd. If the team lives up to it's potential, I think the crowd will, too.
  44. 6 points
    jdw

    Miles will be here for 2017-18

    Hey Eric I in Cozad your take is wrong bitch
  45. 6 points
    Chuck Taylor

    Bizarro Fire Miles Talk (Not BS)

    Whoa! We're gonna hire the warden from Shawshank?
  46. 6 points
    Steve Taylor has always struck me as arrogant on Big Red Reaction after FB games. The way he would bash Armstrong, you would've thought Taylor was Tom Brady. What a horrible question to pose.
  47. 6 points
    49r

    Kansas State

    KSU athletic director John Currie is leaving for the AD position at Tennessee. http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article135436974.html #Eichorst4KSUAD
  48. 6 points
    redsteve

    WBB: Game #28 vs Michigan State

    Hey Actual....Nicea is off to a tremendous freshman start. She's doing way better than most freshman ever do, and all the fans have taken notice. Will she be even better next year? Sure....she's been kind of lucky in a way...because she has played so much this year. Got a first hand taste of the B!G. Nicea sure seems to a real nice kid, and works very hard to be the best. We're very thankful she's on the Husker roster. AWESOME!
  49. 6 points
    Row6Seat10

    WBB: Game #28 vs Michigan State

    What a game to end up on!! Way to protect the home court these last two home games!! Michigan State just about won it at the end had that full court shot been 12 inches shorter. Once our big girls decided to play some solid defense from the middle of the third quarter on we turned into another team out there. Our defense fueled our offense and it helped secure this game. And one that was fun to watch! That had to be Allie's best defensive output of the year. That kid also grabbed some big and crucial rebounds down the stretch. Wouldn't have won without her today. It also turned out to be Maddie Simon's best game of her career so far. Jess Shepard with huge numbers again, just wish she'd do a better job on the foul line. I'm extremely ecstatic over how well our two freshmen starters played today!! Nicea E, although she didn't hit a bucket, she played her arse off the whole time she was on the court!! Her defense, hustle, fight and determination is a major reason we won today! Nicea held Jankoska to seven points the whole afternoon, Jankoska scored the rest of her point's when Nicea was on the bench taking a breather or after she fouled out. That darn technical Nicea was assessed with could have went on either team as there was pushing and shoving on both teams, Jankoska was the one who initiated it, Nicea just happened to be the one the ref saw. How about that other freshman? Hannah with some fantastic shots and rebounds just at the right time! I wished that they would have run more plays for her over the course of the season for getting her open for more shots. The way she can put the ball in the hole is just going to get better as she matures the next few years. Cu-do's to a fantastic atmosphere, without a doubt, the crowd turned out to be a sixth player for the Huskers down the stretch! Just an unbelievable way to end play in PBA this year.
  50. 6 points
    We're "HONORING" the 3rd place NIT squad from Nee's 1st season. If that doesn't put some butts in the seats & get the players worked into a lather, well, I don't know what will.