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  1. 27 points
    Kent Pavelka

    Who is Tim Miles

    I'll take this one. He & the staff are meticulous teachers and game-planners, who demand maximum effort & attention to detail. There is nice balance between those expectations and acknowledging and/or critiquing performance. That creates a standard that, in turn, creates pride and improvement in team. That's how I've seen it. I've always been impressed and even motivated myself by being able to hang around a lot. Believe me, the vibe is spot-on.
  2. 16 points
    hhcdimes

    Something that should be brought up more

    i'm starting to suspect that Sadler was not a real Doctor
  3. 9 points
    Handy Johnson

    Who is Tim Miles

    Miles told him he thought Gdowski should've been starting too...
  4. 9 points
    Dean Smith

    Offseason Potpourri

    God I hope so. It would be hard to be a Husker fan with him on the bench.
  5. 8 points
    Silverbacked1

    B1G Protected Rivalries

    The only way I will be okay with Texas in a conference with us again is after I am dead.
  6. 8 points
    hhcdimes

    Duby Okeke is N

    Did he clear that with Steve Taylor?
  7. 7 points
    hhcdimes

    Andrew White Transfering

    Modus Operandi: He's transferring to a D-League squad but intends to slow play the decision so he doesn't have to train with the team.
  8. 7 points
    cipsucks

    This is Why Lincoln Can't Have Nice Things

    It might be good, but it ain't the best.
  9. 7 points
    HuskerFever

    Agau's Salty

    Rosenthal or it didn't happen.
  10. 7 points
    12dozen

    Next season starters?

    A bit off topic, but I noticed Maddie Simon was one of 27 Nebraska Scholar Athletes that received the Sam Foltz 27 Hero Leadership Awards. Also, Emily Wood was one of 5 athletes that received an Outstanding Scholar Award. Congratulations Ladies. You represent us well.
  11. 6 points
    I have inside sources saying that her top three choices are... 1. Augustana College 2. Nebraska Wesleyan University 3. Midland University In no particular order. Ok Ok I have no idea.
  12. 6 points
    cipsucks

    The Isaac Copeland watch

    The Isaac Copeland watch is pretty neat. However, I really like the Isaac Copeland decanter set.
  13. 6 points
    tcp

    State of the Program

    This is a total rebuild project. Those take time. The Yori grand finale ensured that any momentum from her work wouldn't carry over: not the reputation nor the brand. Scandal can kill programs. It's why departments are so secretive about everything. It was a nice run with Yori, but, like the football team, you can't just flip a switch and get your best days back. Give it a few years. If you care about the sport, support the team. If only winning matters, become a UConn fan.
  14. 6 points
    Tai might go down as the biggest bust to must have in Husker History. The work that this kid put in deserves more basketball. Thank you Tai for everything. You embody the work ethic that I wish all players had.
  15. 6 points
    Row6Seat10

    Leigha Brown is 'N'

    Contrary to what others have said or believe, I actually like how the 2018 recruiting class is coming together. Sure we need a big girl or two but that's what we need as of right now for this upcoming season. As far as I can tell this 2018 class has touched on the positions that will be critical two years from now and going forward from that season. We got one of our future big's out of Minnesota in Kayla Mershon 6'3 ProspectNation has her at a 4-Star and the 86th best player in the class. ESPN has her pegged as the 9th best post this coming year. Ashlyn Verbeek 6'2 (whom I'm really high on and many east of the Missouri River are now saying she could most likely the best player to come out of Iowa next season,) is playing with the All Iowa Attack this summer and is getting exposed to recruiting services, thus ESPN has given her a 4-Star rating and has her ranked now as the 5th best post in the nation and 50th best player in the whole class. ProspectNation has finally got her ranked as 3-1/2 Star Leigha Brown 6'1 hasn't been in front of too many recruiting services but from videos I've seen she's deadly from behind the arc. And her coaches are stressing that she's an excellent rebounder. For a team that has slipped to dismal debts lately, those three alone should come into NU in pretty good shape and improve the team going forward. I think there's room for another verbal in this class, but we'll just have to wait and see.
  16. 6 points
    TimSmiles

    Agau's Salty

    we're recruiting akoy agau?
  17. 6 points
    Man if you think Julio's is the best mexican in Omaha, you need to try some new places. And yes La Mesa and chains like that blow as well. Try South Omaha.
  18. 6 points
    Row6Seat10

    State of the Program

    I don't think whether she can be trusted or not should have anything to do with it. These are the decisions any head coach and their staff make when you're at a power 5 division 1 school. Not everyone will agree with them but they're trying to do what's best for their program.
  19. 6 points
    Jacob Padilla

    Padding the Stats: Finding an Identity

    Hello, all. I'm glad to read that some of you enjoy my work. I can't remember saying anything particularly bad about Akenten. Something I've said probably more than once is that even if Nana doesn't turn into an all-conference player his floor seems pretty high as a long, athletic shooter, and teams can always use that type of player. He didn't crack the Rivals150 until their final update and I wasn't fortunate enough to have gotten the chance to see him play much if at all outside of highlight reels which are nothing to go buy. I was relying on how he was perceived by the scouting services and something I was told by someone I know who had seen him play. I actually like the fit quite a bit and he seems to have had a terrific senior season. I did indeed have that column 80% written before the Thomas Allen commitment. That certainly made for a more positive conclusion to the piece. It's starting to look more and more like Miles will have the pieces to form that identity I was talking about. And I know it's not ground-breaking stuff, but my editors wanted me to start writing a weekly column with the offseason closing in and I thought I'd start with my read of where the program sits at this point. hhcdimes nailed the most important part. It doesn't matter if he has an idea in his head of what he wants his team's identity to be it doesn't play out on the court, and it won't if he doesn't have the right kind of players to run that system. I certainly am a Creighton fan. I'm an alumnus who has lived in Omaha my whole life. But hard as it may be for some to believe, I've never hated Nebraska basketball like most Creighton fans seem to. I'm definitely not a fan, but I'm not out to get the program with anything I write. And as someone who has to watch these games, I'd much rather see the Huskers play good basketball than the alternative. Writing about winning is more enjoyable than losing. At the end of the day, I write about what I see. I appreciate the kind words thebasketballjones, Nebrasketball Jake and dimes. I checked out the other discussion about my column, and dimes, you have a good point about assists. You're right that ball movement is the kind of basketball I was raised on (Steve Nash is my favorite player of all time). But looking at last year's team, it seems like a lot of the players on the roster are guys who needed offense created for them in order to be effective. I's fine if ball movement isn't something Nebraska prioritizes, but for the dribble-drive offense to work Miles needs better floor spacing and more guys that can actually convert those opportunities into points.
  20. 5 points
    cipsucks

    B1G Protected Rivalries

    I really dislike Texas. It's their attitude, that and the fact we didn't beat them very often in most sports. For our younger posters, who weren't born back in the mid 1990's when the Big Eight conference was kind enough to let 4 schools from the failed SWC into our league, here's the skinny. On almost every vote when it came to determining conference rules and guidelines, whenever it was Texas vs Nebraska, the other seven Big Eight schools always sided with Texas. At that time, they couldn't beat NU in football, so they decided to bring us down legislatively. Texas is definitely a villain. The 7 remaining Big 8 schools, especially Missouri and OU, are pussies. This crap has been building up inside of me for over 20 years.
  21. 5 points
    hhcdimes

    Hello? It's too quiet in here

    Does he wear glasses? On a more serious note, Zach Copeland, the well-known JUCO transfer who signed with Illinois St, was out of San Francisco. Perhaps we saw someone on the game film when scouting him.
  22. 5 points
    Tai career is the DVD you play to every incoming freshman, not to tuck n turn tail, not to quit when times are hard but to work like crazy on your craft, and build a legacy at a university not just a nice career. When I think of Husker Basketball (I'm 28) i think of Belcher, Lue, Maric, Anderson, Shields, Uber, and now Webster. Hopefully the players we have now we'll strive to be among them
  23. 5 points
    AuroranHusker

    Who is Tim Miles

    Well, I googled Kent Pavelka GIF & she popped up. KP, the GIF that keeps on giving.
  24. 5 points
    big red22

    This is Why Lincoln Can't Have Nice Things

    Boy I really hope you are joking! Here is a laundry list of Omaha Mexican food places that are better than weak ass Julio's. Hell El Bee's and OJ's are better than Julio's Cilantro's is the best "Chain" Mexican in Omaha Abelardo's (Fast Food) Lina's (Fast Food) Howards Charro Victor's Guaca Maya Don Gaby's El Rancho Azteca And just about every restaurant south of 24th and L Street Edit: Also want to give a shout out to Jacobo's(Grocery Store) because you can buy Carnita's by the pound there and their chips and salsa are cheap and delicious!
  25. 5 points
    aphilso1

    Agau's Salty

    Yep. We've had talent the last few years, but not been able to do anything with it. Not sure if that's because we can't retain players long enough for them to develop within the system, or if it's because of bad chemistry and lack of leadership. Probably a combination of all of the above. And adding a talented player with commitment issues and only one year of eligibility doesn't appear to help us from a development, chemistry, or leadership standpoint. Before taking Akoy, I'd want to sit down with him and say "Look, I really think you could help our team out next year...maybe even be a starter. But playing here is a privilege, not a right. If all you get is 5 minutes a game, would you still be willing to give 100% in practice everyday? Would you help lead our young players, even if they're ahead of you on the depth chart? Does coming home to play for your state's flagship institution mean something to you?" And if he can look me in the eye, say yes to all three questions, and convince me of his sincerity...well, then welcome aboard Akoy.
  26. 5 points
    49r

    Agau's Salty

    Will the last person out of Georgetown please turn off the lights?
  27. 5 points
    Jacob Padilla

    Padding the Stats: Finding an Identity

    The journalist point there was more a crack at how much money I make than anything. A couple years out of college, I'm not really in position to donate to anybody.
  28. 5 points
    HB

    Padding the Stats: Finding an Identity

    Well, just because you root for Creighton doesn't mean you are any more mature then the Husker fan who roots against CU in every game. It's just a choice of what teams you love, like, don't care about, or hate. That's what fans are about. Has nothing to do with "childish". There are a bunch of Yankee-Red Sox fans, OU vs. OSU (The "Aggie rivalries"), MU vs. KU fans. There would be millions of "childish" people, I guess. If you choose to root for Creighton, fine and dandy. But it's a choice, not a badge of honor. Someone who enjoys rooting against them in every game isn't being childish. They're being sports fans. Are you equally critical of Jayskers who root for NU football and hate NU Basketball?
  29. 5 points
    LK1

    Thomas Allen is N

    I think Allen will average low double figures. I don't think he's going to be a typical freshman at all. Being a seriously elite shooter can offset a whole lot of things. This is kid is a scorer first, and he can do it from three, he can pull up, and he has a soft floater. Playing alongside Glynn means they're both going to have a lot of open shots in transition, kickouts, etc. They remind a lot of KU's backcourt this past season.
  30. 4 points
    The Polish Rifle

    2017 Nebraska Baseball

    Obligatory:
  31. 4 points
    KearneyMan

    B1G Protected Rivalries

    Texas is the beautiful girl at the bar you want to date unfortunately she doesn't tell you she has VD!!!
  32. 4 points
    caveman

    Leigha Brown is 'N'

    I am not being argumentative here just stating a quick point. Rachel, Grace, Maddie and Darien are all as tall and three cases taller than Kelsey Griffen, Corey Montgomery, Jordan Hooper and Anna Deforge. It is not always about how big you are, it's sometimes how big you play.
  33. 4 points
    Silverbacked1

    Filling Out the Roster

    Juglar you is making my blood pressure rise. And that ain't good for a fat man.
  34. 4 points
    Dean Smith

    Who is Tim Miles

    I'm sure Miles would say he has made some mistakes, but what I've learned about life is you do everything right and sometimes things still don't go your way. Doing things the right way is no garantee of success but not doing things the right way almost always garentees failure.
  35. 4 points
    Yeah, the Uber kid was pretty good. Some say better, even, than Lyft.
  36. 4 points
    Silverbacked1

    Who is Tim Miles

    I vote we just use after every post!
  37. 4 points
    Silverbacked1

    Leigha Brown is 'N'

    That's okay we are going to run those fat big girls to death these next few years. Can't rebound or play much D when your only at half court. Didn't we see that somewhere this year...
  38. 4 points
    HUD

    State of the Program

    The only thing in the toilet are your comments!!!!!!!
  39. 4 points
    HuskerFever

    Agau's Salty

    I hear Syracuse is looking for a serial grad transfer.
  40. 4 points
    hhcdimes

    Agau's Salty

    Hoping to read that new book called The Unburned Bridges of Lancaster County
  41. 4 points
    Red Rum

    Mr. Watson

    Please don't do this to me. My heart can't take it this early on a Monday.
  42. 4 points
    cipsucks

    Padding the Stats: Finding an Identity

    Wow. You've decided someone who covers human interest stories isn't a "journalist". To me, that rings of self-importance.
  43. 4 points
    Jacob Padilla

    Padding the Stats: Finding an Identity

    I'll bite. I was born and raised in Omaha during the '90s. Thus, I watched Husker football games. As I grew older, my family started going to Creighton games, and I became a fan of them as well. Then I attended Creighton and grew into a fan of all of their sports. I have no allegiance to the University of Nebraska. Bu I enjoy watching football and the Huskers are the football team I grew up watching. I don't understand why it's so hard for some to understand or why cheering for both is so hated. If Creighton had a football team, the phenomenon may not exist to this degree. But Nebraska as a state loves its football, and that includes Omaha. Would you prefer Omaha residents cheered for some random team they have no connection or proximity to? Why does it matter to you so much? (For the record, that goes for Creighton fans that hate "Jayskers" too) I don't understand why people care so much about what sports teams other people enjoy watching.
  44. 4 points
    whoopdeedoo

    State of the Program

    ummm, didn't coach williams try and talk RCJ into honoring her commitment to USD in the first place? i think RCJ and coach williams somewhat come from the same background as far as playing for the huskers, so, coach knew where RCJ was coming from. walk ons---trying to live out a dream. for amy, it worked out a little better. i would be willing to bet coach williams and RCJ had a "heart to heart" discussion and both agreed it would be best for RCJ to find that schollie at another institution. as the season wore on, i think it was a bit obvious that playing at this level was a struggle for RCJ. with the two transfers eligible this upcoming season, most likely, RCJ wasn't going to see the floor much------if at all. RCJ gave it a shot-----nothing to hang her head about. time to move on and i wish her nothing but the best. heck, i wish it would have worked out for her, but, like i stated, playing consistently in the Big Ten was going to be tough step.
  45. 4 points
    Norm Peterson

    Offseason Potpourri

    Matt Davison named his kid Lincoln Nebraska Davison? That's a little extreme.
  46. 4 points
    hskr4life

    Thomas Allen is N

    Coaches deserve an A+ for recognizing our situation post transfers, seeing what we had left, and filling where we needed fills. Capturing Allen was such a bonus! Is it November yet?
  47. 4 points
    basketballjones

    Padding the Stats: Finding an Identity

    If anyone is interested in my opinion on an area that needs to be fixed and you will see results..... anyone.... anyone...? Ok you pulled my leg, it's offensive transition. And I'm on year 6 now of complaining about this. In general, I've noticed that good teams - regardless of tempo - either get a great look in the first 6 seconds of a possession or they then look to work the ball around a bit and spend some time distorting the defense to get a paint touch for lay ups or to create kick out potential. And it's not even about scoring early or fast. A great, purposeful, aggressively ran offensive transition game can put the defense on their heels from the start of the possession. I've seen very little purpose, defined structure, or sense of urgency in the way we attack in transition. Getting three guys to run hard, 1 right at the rim look to get over the top passes, or seal off of kick aheads, and 2 guys sprinting wing lanes to the corner - you can really flatten the defense early and put them in reactive mode. Can't walk the ball up and run a set every possession. Allows the defense to get in a rhythm. Good point guards know how to push the ball, see if they're going to score or get a good look early, then pull it out and get their team set. Which is a lot easier to do now because you've already made them guard "something."
  48. 4 points
    fred1212

    Duby Okeke is N

  49. 4 points
    uneblinstu

    Padding the Stats: Finding an Identity

    Charles Barkley? The guy who puts his TV on a clapper?
  50. 4 points
    Chuck Taylor

    Padding the Stats: Finding an Identity

    Well, I'm willing to poke the bear here, but I find a lot more objectivity from Jacob and the World-Herald people than I find at LJS. There's a reason Sipple is know as Steve Suckup. I don't always agree with Sam, Lee and the rest, but they're experienced journalists and I respect their (sometimes negative) opinions. Pleasing HHC isn't the sign of good journalism.