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  1. 40 points
    Silverbacked1

    This place just makes me feel good

    i have to get this off my chest. This site is the best place for me to be even when we are picking on each other like family does. The real reason I say that is and I don't want to sound to morbid but I got the call this morning that my Mom who has been in hospice for the last month was most likely not going to make it through the day. They were right. She passed this afternoon around 2ish and after all the whirl wind stopped I checked here because I needed to go somewhere else but couldn't leave the room. First thing I see is that we get Allen. and I start to read the different reactions and I am now crying because I am laughing so hard. Thanks guys for making my world "normal" for this little bit of my day. "Boom goes the dynomite!"
  2. 23 points
    Minnesota_Husker

    Mr. Tai Webster

    If Tai gets drafted over Andrew White I will be happier than I can describe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 14 points
    ladyhusker

    Jacobson Gone?

    I know it sort of defeats the purpose of a message board, and I'm not trying to call anyone out on anything -- so I hope no one posting takes this personally, because I don't mean it personally. I don't doubt that there are people posting here who do learn things that others may not be publicly privy to, and I don't doubt anyone would post something they knew to be untrue, just for the sake of posting it (as in, I assume they're posting something they heard from someone else, but in good faith that it's accurate). We're all here, presumably, because we love Nebraska Basketball. But the rumor mill has been churning on overdrive around here the last couple weeks. So before we get too sold on any one narrative, whether that's one of Miles being an insufferable d-bag that players hate, or that Jacobson just wanted to shoot 3s, or that we're trading coaches with New Mexico, or any other stories yet to arise...I'm throwing out the suggestion that we take a second to realize that what we hear from the university probably won't match what we hear from "sources", and what "sources" have to say may or may not actually have any basis in reality (or may be hyperbole that has some roots in a fact somewhere, but just gets overblown as it passes from person to person). In other words, I'm just presenting the virtual salt shaker, and invite everyone to take a grain or handful.
  4. 14 points
    fred1212

    Crying time is over

    We may have just dodged a bullet....just sayin'
  5. 14 points
    bball23

    Morrow leaving

    I'm going to go into next season (as I do every season) with hopes we prove people wrong. Will always support our coach (unless they do something criminally wrong). Losing Morrow SUCKS! But as a fan, I have to move on and cheer on the boys next year. I hope nobody else leaves. I hope the players that are here play with a little chip on their shoulder and prove the doubters wrong. I also wish Morrow the best of luck to wherever he lands next. I could piss and moan about it like the next guy, but what good does it do? I'm gonna cheer on the guys and the coaches that do want to be here.
  6. 13 points
    hskr4life

    Morrow leaving

    So we are losing a wing and a 3 point specialist. Man this sucks!
  7. 13 points
    HB

    Crying time is over

    If that's true that tells you the nature of the problem. If Miles hadn't told him to stop shooting 3s he wouldn't be a basketball coach. That's the whole point of coaching. If we need to just let guys do what they want to do, even if you suck at it, just go play at the rec center. Give me a break.
  8. 12 points
    huskercwg

    Crying time is over

    Ed, Nick and Jeriah are gone. Okay, it is time to move on, the crying time has passed. I posted the following in another thread, I will start a new thread with the following as the topic: We have three openings. What are our primary player needs: * We need a sniper; a shooter who can fill it up on a consistent basis * We need a back-up center. It was going to be Jordy and Ed. Ed is gone, so Jordy needs a back up. I also predict Jordy will be exponentially better next year. * We need a back-up PG. Arguably our current back-ups are Isaiah and Evan. Perhaps the back-up PG could be an elite shooter as well. Losing the three aforementioned players create somewhat of a dumpster fire attitude. Panic, anger, moaning, b*tching occur when players leave, especially if they were contributors. But whether we want to believe it or not, transfers occur everywhere. I went through my angst; it is now time to rally behind our staff, our team and our program. Sorry, just had to get this off my chest.
  9. 12 points
    If they fire Miles and hire Crean I might vomit.
  10. 12 points
    dlrrk

    Coach Williams notes

    I'm violating my own rule with respect to (WRT) posting. However, this is an unusual circumstance that took us all by surprise. Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): Blackburn is staying at Nebraska. It's not my place to say what she thinks with respect to (WRT) Miss Shepard's departure. If they care, the press will have to ask her. I'm not sure how her knees really feel. I know she has a burning desire to play.
  11. 11 points
    jimmykc

    When will NCAA rule on Copeland?

    The NCAA will decide once they finish looking through all of Roburt Sallie's old grade school homework.
  12. 11 points
    Norm Peterson

    Shepard Transferring

    One of the really sad things in all of this is Jessica Shepard's lasting legacy within this program. She came in as one of the most decorated recruits we've ever had; she'll leave here as perhaps the most loathed player in program history. You can argue whether that's deserved or not, but you'll have to admit it's probably what a lot of fans are going to think. It's manifestly obvious, for example, that she was one of the "ten players and staff" who went to the AD complaining about Yori's practices being so hard. Accusations, by the way, that others in a position to know have said weren't fair, accurate or true. She also appears to be the person about whom it was rumored that she refused to raise her hands on defense in practice even after consistent correction by the coaches. Second, it's not hard at all to put two and two together and come to the conclusion that Shepard had something to do with Natalie Romeo's decision to leave the program. Was there some rivalry and jealousy there? Perhaps. Seems probable. Her catty public comments after Natalie left were something she could and should have kept to herself but they provide a window into her mindset. And so the disaster that was this season is something many fans probably think Jessica either caused or helped significantly to bring about. And now that the program is tanking (because of the bullcrap she, in part, appears to have caused) she's getting out while the getting is still good for her. Most players leave this program with either applause at graduation or a "well, sorry it didn't work out here, but best of luck to you in the future" reaction. Jess Shepard will probably stand alone on the list of players that fans will remember with disdain. And that's sad.
  13. 11 points
    HB

    For What It's Worth

    All so predictable. In 1996, a group of disgruntled Nebraska basketball players walked into the athletic director's office demanding an audience so as to air their grievances, and threatening a boycott. The AD promptly kicked them out and told them to get to practice. We went on to win the NIT Championship, and go to the NCAA tournament the next year. In 2015-16, a group of disgruntled people--a former Director of Basketball operations, a trainer, a few players and some parents, weighed in with their grievances. The AD and his henchman listened intently, with great concern on their faces, salved the owies of the complainers, and commenced a full scale investigation. They offered no support for the coach, despite an impeccable record with regard to wins and championships, graduation rate, and doing things the right way. "No", they said, "this is no longer 1996! We must get on the energy bus!" So the winning-est coach in the history of the sport of basketball at Nebraska was fired, and we all lived happily ever after, frolicking on the energy bus. Well, except the last part.
  14. 10 points
    HuskerND

    Jacobson Gone?

    Such a great and insightful post by Lady Husker. I fully understand message boards like this are fun for those of us on the outside looking in. I also know that I come to this board to try to get tid bits here and there but I take them with a grain of salt because much of it is water cooler talk rather than fact-based. But I show up and read the post anyway just to get a general sense of what people are thinking or saying. At the end of the day I support the Huskers and want them to succeed and I'm going to trust the coaching staff and administration to ultimately want the same thing. That being said, I will also throw out this observation at the risk of getting crucified by others here. Let's take a hard look at the four who transferred. Fuller:. Great locker room guy and helps the overall culture of any program he would be involved in. The question is, is he truly a big 10 talent. I love what he brings to the culture of the team, but is he a kid that can really get a program over the hump in the best conference in the country? Horne:. Tons of upside here. The question marks are this, he's an undersized 4 and not athletic enough to be a 3 in this league. The Big 10 has becoming much more Athletic League. It is not the physical, power, win a game 52-48 that it used to be. Morrow:. Love, love, love this athlete and talent. However, the question I have about Ed is this:. My father played football at Nebraska, my mother played basketball at Nebraska, I should go to Nebraska. He may love Nebraska, he may not. I wonder if he came to the Huskers more out of a sense of family obligation or if he truly believed Nebraska was the best home for him? The other question is, he's not a true back-to-the-basket 5, and he doesn't shoot it well enough to be a stretch 4. Jacobson:. Culture guy, hard worker. Will be missed in the locker room for sure. However, is he a difference-maker in the Big Ten, or is he simply a complimentary part? I would make the case that he is a complimentary piece and that this current roster has too many complimentary pieces. I do not believe Michael ends up in a power 5 conference, and at best, a different program allows him to play a stretch 4, MAYBE, but unlike White from last year, I do not believe he's going to go and be the leading scorer on his next team. He will be a nice addition for a smaller conference or a lesser program. Not a criticism, simply an observation. So for me, it comes to this. The perception of these transfers may be worse than the basketball reality. If Palmer, Copeland, and Roby turn out to be the type of players that most believe they will be, the Huskers end up being more athletic, with more offensive Firepower, than they were this year. They may not be as deep, but they certainly appear to be more athletic on paper. I think it is too early to tell what the basketball impact of these decisions are. As Husker fans we need to wait and see how next year's lineup produces. Where these four players end up may tell us a lot about the level of their athleticism and basketball Talent. GO!!!
  15. 10 points
    *Enters Thread*..............*Realizes it's started by Doathlon*
  16. 10 points
    hhcscott

    Nisan

    For everything there is a season: A time to transfer, and a time to take in transfers A time to graduate, and a time to recruit A time to lament March, and a time to dream of March A time to dunk, and a time to lay it off the glass and hustle back on D.
  17. 10 points
    HuskerFever

    Not the best of weekends for Coach Miles

    He's a wreck. (pun completely intended)
  18. 10 points
    Norm Peterson

    NU to sign 7 foot Russian center

    I tried to find video on him, but I got a warning from homeland security about hacking foreign government websites. There's talk of hauling me in front of Congress to testify about my attempt to contact the Russians, but my lawyers are working out an immunity deal. I'll keep everyone posted.
  19. 9 points
    HB

    Thomas Allen is N

    Kenya is a BEAST and deserves a raise!
  20. 9 points
    cipsucks

    Morrow leaving

    I laughed when I read your post, uneblinstu. For the first time in nearly 4 years, Mrs. cip and I are taking a day or two off. We're closing the restaurant doors, Sunday, and I'm taking Monday off from my real job. We're going to the boats and having the time of our lives, if only for a day or so. For the average fan like me, athletics is an escape from the problems that life can throw in your path. Don't let following a team become a boulder you place in your path of life. Too many more important things to focus on....
  21. 9 points
    huskercwg

    Crying time is over

    I am hoping the negative crap is now at an end. I worry that we will lose Michael Lewis to Indiana. I worry that once Ed left his other Illinois brothers could pack up and leave. Heck who knows what may occur over the next several weeks. Yet, that said, a bunch of good things could occur over the next month or so as well. We could get positive news on Copeland. We could learn that Palmer is good to go. We could learn that a back up center is on the way. We could find out that we have two new snipers coming in, one or both of whom will be a PG. Yeah, I am p*ssed that Ed is leaving. What am I going to do? Should I give up my six season tickets for basketball...I've missed only one home game since 1984, So that ain't happening. I've put up with the peaks and valleys of this program longer than most "fans" have been alive. Soooo, am I upset, am I disappointed, am I hurt, am I confused...yup. But I move on.
  22. 9 points
    hhcdimes

    Morrow leaving

    To put some more explanation into this post. I don't think anyone here thinks we're better off without Ed. Any sort of knock on his game is basically coming from a place of disagreement on where he should play. Padilla's thoughts were echoed in LeeBo's story and you could hear the same sentiment in various Morrow interviews over the last year. Ed doesn't want to play center; he wants to play forward. With our roster, this isn't necessarily optimal (it's fine to disagree with that). Putting Morrow and Jordy on the court at the same time basically clogs up the lane, which we are trying to drive into. In some regards we have failed Ed because we didn't put the right players around him that complemented his strengths and weaknesses. In some regards he's failed us because he doesn't want to play in the spot that is beneficial to the rest of the team. At the end of the day this seems like a business decision by him.. It's especially hard to hear this sort of modern day phenomenon coming from the one guy you'd expect to care about wearing the N.
  23. 9 points
    Chuck Taylor

    Morrow leaving

    Well, we seem to be handling this well.
  24. 9 points
    HB

    Morrow leaving

    Ed calls his transfer a "sacrifice". What an unfortunate choice of words. Ted Williams or Pat Tillman could tell him when leaving a team is a sacrifice .
  25. 9 points
    Row6Seat10

    Shepard Transferring

    Quite a few of us did. I actually believed it was a for long conclusion that she would announce this. I was hoping at first it was just a rumor and that Coach Williams could get her to buy in, get in shape and start to play at a top level. The part of the rumor I despised the most was that during the season she was contacting other programs about transferring and gauging the interest they had in her. Channel 10/11 confirmed this rumor last night. I'll admit it was extremely hard watching her play with that rumor of what she was doing in the back of my mind. The main reason I very seldom gave her game props in game day threads and was reluctant to post in this thread. I'm actually glad that we'll never have to look up at the northeast wall at PBA and see her number up there with the likes of Ivy, Jennings, Griffin, Moore, Hooper or who ever else that might get put up there. I also have my fingers crossed that this will light a fire under the coaching staff to go out there and prove they can get us back to being a consistent top 10-20 team. Nebraska is still a head coaches dream job even with the lull we've hit these past couple of seasons. There's to much fan support, budget support and great facilities to let this program slip more into mediocrity.
  26. 8 points
    hal9000

    Duby Okeke is N

    Word is they were going to announce this on 4/20, but thought better of it.
  27. 8 points
    hhcdimes

    Jacobson Gone?

    Sure. If you made a list of potential head coaches for Nebraska that included Dana Altman you're a hack. If you've done so in the last two weeks you're a hack that writes about Nebraska basketball when you aren't musing about what Bob Diaco is going to do with the Blackshirts. I mean, seriously? As I said before, you have someone else lined up I'm all over it. Thus, if we had anyone on some hack's listicle lined up we already would have fired Miles and went through their press conference. Lewis as the interim coach? So let's take the instability of the current program and put the onus on a guy who also might not be here in a year . We're going to fill 4 scholarships and/or recruits for 2018/2019 with a band-aid coach? Once again,YOLOFIRING the coach isn't a guaranteed panacea and is probably the recipe for 5 more years of the bottom of the B1G basement.
  28. 8 points
    HB

    Crying time is over

    What is ironic is that MJ was the loudest critic of White last year after he transferred.
  29. 8 points
    HB

    Morrow leaving

    Who knows what all the cause and effect things are going on. But there is dismal leadership out of Eichorst and Boehm. Eichorst makes no public statements due to his "policy" of not talking during the season (a policy which he selectively follows), while there is a lot of drama, pressure, and season-ending implosion. Then, he sends out one concise tweet saying the coach will be back. Then he says he won't make any public statements for 3 weeks, until after the final 4. Nothing about a contract extension, active or demonstrated support, why he made the decision, reasons for optimism in the program; nothing. So we have tepid support at best, and with no comment on Miles' contract, the feeling that Miles will be one and done with Eichorst (similar to how he retained Bo for one more year; if anyone believed he really supported Bo as a long-term coach at that time contact me for some oceanfront property in the Salt Valley) is pervasive, and rats might want to leave the sinking ship. Despite extremely active recruiting, we get no commitments. Not making excuses but I can't imagine that bizarre way of functioning out of the AD's office hasn't hurt. I have no idea whether any of this caused Ed to transfer, or Glynn to get shopped by his AAU coach per rumors, and if assistants are polishing off their resumes. But Rome has been burning for at least 2 months and all we have is a 3 line tweet from the leader. Now I suppose SE can claim that things have changed since the tweet and he has to make a move. Gets more clout and public support for the move than he would have had at season end. But his weirdness could have caused some of the doom and gloom and further swirling down the drain. Hard to understand this guy. But to me he needed to either make a change (which I would have been fine with), or understand that you have to provide a lot more support than some months old statements and a tweet, which most people don't believe anyway.
  30. 8 points
    ajb5856

    Morrow leaving

    I understand the sentiment that Ed's transfer is viewed as a move to jump a sinking ship. It may be. I get that the transfer is viewed as an indictment on Miles and the program. This may be proven in the coming days and weeks or maybe not. But just thought i would offer this up... I'm glad my job doesn't depend on managing the happiness of 18 and 20 year old kids. In general, it's very easy these days to flee when things don't go exactly your way instead of digging in and doing work. It's easier to find a better situation than it is to make a better situation with what you have. Ed wanted to transfer after last season. He never told the coaches or his parents. His main reason/complaint at that time was playing time. He thought he should play more. He was a true freshman AND he was injured. He still got minutes. He had to be convinced that he should come back and give it another try. And he did. Now this season comes and goes. More frustration, more losses, more of being injured. He wants to transfer again. Tells very few people, doesn't tell his parents until last week, and now he's gone. Wanted more time at the wing to promote his NBA game. I get having dreams and can't fault him for that at all but c'mon. Time will tell.
  31. 8 points
    hhcdimes

    Morrow leaving

    This endless Osborne talk is almost like smashing your fingers with a hammer to stop a gunshot wound for hurting so much.
  32. 7 points
    HuskerFever

    Offseason Potpourri

    We don't really have a thread for random offseason tidbits or misfits, so I figured I'd start one. Feel free to include anything and everything that doesn't belong in other threads, kidneys included. It looks like Roby is trying to jump on top of the rim next season:
  33. 7 points
    khoock

    Jacobson Gone?

    Low D1 or D2 is just laughable. MJ is a P5 Role player hands down. He can and should play with the big boys. Is he a star? Not by any means. But don't insult the kid by labeling him as D2 player type of talent.
  34. 7 points
    hhcdimes

    Jacobson Gone?

    Sorry...compelled to point out this metaphor was used on Good Friday
  35. 7 points
    swmckewon

    Jacobson Gone?

    There's just one whole truth. The truth is the truth. As to what it is, we can't always discern, in part because of differing perspectives. But the truth just...is.
  36. 7 points
    hskr4life

    My guess is Miles will be fired this weekend

    I know some on here might disagree... but I am 100 percent happy to be part of team "us" and not team "the world". Hope Miles and the Team know that not everyone is giving up on them.
  37. 7 points
    swmckewon

    Morrow leaving

    I think it's more of a postmodernism thing, in which one's own worldview preempts any standard "moral" worldview of any particular institution, tradition or authority. In practical terms, it looks like: Why shouldn't I look out for me? You're going to look out for you, and the most powerful among us always look out for themselves without fail. If (insert celebrity/politician/sports star here) gets his or her own way by always being tactical and always looking for the better deal - and is celebrated for doing so - why shouldn't I try to get mine? Isn't that just being a good consumer? For parents, it's: Hey, I want my kid to succeed, and yeah, you say success looks like him being a good teammate, but it doesn't get him any headlines, or the special treatment, so why shouldn't we look for a situation where he gets that? Why shouldn't he get to play whatever he wants and get whatever he wants? You would if you could. To be clear: I reject this worldview for faith reasons. But I see it, and I empathize with it. The people at the top seem to get whatever they want however they want it, selflessness is on the wane, and a natural question tends to be: If they won't, why should I? If everybody's out for themselves, what do I gain by being in it for others? I think there are good answers to that question, of course, but I'm not sure they're answers that a postmodern America - especially in sports - want to hear.
  38. 7 points
    aphilso1

    Crying time is over

    Poop jokes aren't my favorite kind of humor, but they're a solid #2.
  39. 7 points
    Cazzie22

    Maryland & OSU transfers

    We need to get back to the day when Coaches made personnel and position decisions and not players and parents. Team before self or am I being too old fashioned?
  40. 7 points
    hhcscott

    New Mexico a landing spot for Miles?

    Dimes...Think we should change the board from Haymarket Hardwood to "A lot of internet nonsense"?
  41. 7 points
    HB

    Morrow leaving

    No, it's not close to some conspiracy theory. I didn't say he wanted to have the program fail. Those were your words. But he may very well want to make his own hire. If so, he should have done it. If he decided not to, or someone else intervened and said he couldn't, than he should show some support and not go silent for 3 weeks. If the problem is Miles not winning games, than do something about it. But IMO this guy is adding to the problems, not helping any of them.
  42. 7 points
    Norm Peterson

    Morrow leaving

    Please don't say that sunshine pumpers are saying this is good for the team. Losing Ed hurts. He would have made us better next year. But his loss isn't this insurmountable hit to the program that all the histrionic, hissy-fit throwers are trying to make it out to be. Ed helps the team the most by doing that which he is best at. Unfortunately, he apparently wants a role much different than what he's best at and what would benefit the team the most. It seems almost delusional.
  43. 7 points
    hskr4life

    Morrow leaving

    I mean... I think we can all agree that there are some who just feed off of the negative posts. All they do is post negative things, and they have these sneaky ways of making their "positive posts" negative as well. I think that is what pisses people off the most. It brings the whole board down. Maybe that's their goal? Who knows?
  44. 7 points
    atskooc

    Morrow leaving

    Check the game threads. This stuff has been said about him all year. I hate that he's leaving, but what they're saying isn't wrong. He rarely passed out of the post. His mid-range jumper wasn't good. And he isn't a good ball handler. That said, he can score down low, and he rebounds like a madman. I was looking forward to more of that.
  45. 7 points
    HB

    Morrow leaving

    Not being able to dribble or shoot won't change with the scenery.
  46. 7 points
    nebrasketball10

    Morrow leaving

    So 99% of the time, when a kid transfers out, I blame the kid came the coach. But go look back at the things we said about the kid when we recruited him: lunch pail guy... not on social media... considers himself a Nebraska kid... parents' alma mater... To me, everything he did he confirmed what we said. A Nebraska kid with Nebraska parents who started last year and was going to start this year found reason to leave, sit out a year, and play elsewhere. Not playing time, not a overbearing dad, not an ego... to me, this one points to the coach. And that's unfortunate. *caveat* I have no inside knowledge, and no idea what's going on in Ed's head. I'm venting.
  47. 7 points
    Nebrasketballer

    Morrow leaving

    Alot of the players don't like Miles once they get here. It's that simple. (And yes that is based on info from a friend that is close with multiple players from the last few years). Its the reason that Nebraska consistently has key/core players leave each season before their eligibility is up. Do other programs around the country have players transfer? Yes, but it is not common to have arguably your best returning players transferring multiple seasons in a row. I know the Husker-goggles crowd is going to blast me for this post, but at some point people have to open their eyes and stop making excuses for garbage.
  48. 7 points
    nustudent

    Morrow leaving

    Should've made the change
  49. 7 points
    Husker Harry

    Shepard Transferring

    My two cents worth on Jess' decision to transfer. I have mixed feelings about her decision. As skilled as she is, I never fell in love with her game. She could have done so much better if she would not have tried to force the issue on many occasions. She was the worst post player defensively that I can remember. Her bonehead decisions to force the ball, Make silly passes and/or her mental lapses when she did not hustle or catch the ball when open for shots underneath basket plus the number of blown shots drove me crazy. My expectations of her were considerably higher. I expected her to work on her jump shot from the key area and 15-20 feet out to the point that she would hit it consistently. She had much more work to do inside than to try to become a 3-point threat, in my opinion. She should have left the three point shooting to the guards while stationing herself under the basket for rebounding. Hopefully, we can turn the corner and install a game that makes use of the talent that remains behind and play with a lot more hustle, focus and enthusiasm than we did with Jess as our so--called leader.
  50. 7 points
    fred1212

    Shepard Transferring