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  1. 20 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
  2. 16 points
    thattimeofyear

    Jeriah Horne will transfer

  3. 13 points
    Norm Peterson

    The power of coaching

    Funny story. I once took a pickle, died it red, and, because of its shape, it looked like a kidney.
  4. 11 points
    49r

    Nick Fuller is Graduate Transferring

    Pry better stay away from Syracuse then...
  5. 10 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.
  6. 10 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.
  7. 10 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.
  8. 8 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 7 points
    fred1212

    Shepard Transferring

  11. 7 points
    hskr4life

    The power of coaching

    Interesting first post. Time to head back under the bridge.
  12. 7 points
    thattimeofyear

    Jeriah Horne will transfer

    Awesome lol cheers and I hope your green beer goes down as good as mine
  13. 7 points
    cipsucks

    Indiana

    If I'm Indiana, I'm not leaving the state for this next hire. My first phone call is to Indianapolis to see if the Butler A.D. wants to get back into coaching.
  14. 6 points
    Silverbacked1

    Shepard Transferring

    Hey opens up scholarship, If she doen't want to put in the hard work to rebuild this, then it is best to go else where. Even if she has better success some where else it will always kind of have an * by it as far as I am concerned. On to the players who want to work to change things.
  15. 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.
  16. 6 points
    Norm Peterson

    Nick Fuller is Graduate Transferring

    That's the thing. Team first guy. It's not that he didn't improve over his time here. He did improve. He was just caught in such a numbers crunch at his position that he was never going to find reliable minutes here. I would have been fine to see him stay and I'm happy for him if leaving is what he wants to do. Miles said it was Nick's choice all the way and he would have backed him whichever path he chose. I'm glad to hear that and I hope it's not just coachspeak, because a kid like Nick, who's just a down-home good kid who'll put the team's interests above his own, is a rarity these days. Hat's off to Nick and he IS always going to be a Husker in my eyes.
  17. 5 points
    colhusker

    The power of coaching

    Would you please for the love of all that is good with college basketball stop using facts to make your point.
  18. 5 points
    49r

    The power of coaching

    It's amazing just how easy coaching basketball at the highest levels is, surprise more people don't do it.
  19. 5 points
    I am just glad that Coach Smith got this straighten out before he had to do a "Soey Pig" kind of thing.
  20. 5 points
    Tom Jones

    Coach Williams notes

    I am disappointed that the article didnt mention Grace Mitchell. She didn't get the minutes of those mentioned, but I thought effort was always evident and her play was always solid. She was usually guarding bigger opponents but i thought that she often out worked them. I look forward to seeing her contributions in years to come
  21. 5 points
    thattimeofyear

    Jeriah Horne will transfer

    Dad lol
  22. 5 points
    OK, after 4 seasons at PBA, I bump this thread to announce ... our crowd pretty much sucks. Except for no-sit Sunday against Wisconsin. But, except for that one game, we haven't been very remarkable or created an intimidating environment. Some lessons learned: The various tiers create structural barriers at PBA that make it difficult to get the whole crowd involved in sustained cheering. When they announce on the big screen that it's time to "MAKE SOME NOISE," you just get about 30 seconds of the crowd yelling nothing in particular. Unlike in Devaney where the crowd would generally exit to the main concourse and it wasn't so evident when people started leaving, at PBA it sticks out like a sore thumb, probably demoralizes the team a bit, makes us look bad when the game is televised, and kinda pisses the die-hards off a bit. Our crowd needs help. I think we desperately need to bring back the yell squad. I think we need dudes on the sidelines with megaphones getting the crowd to start chanting things in unison. This would tend to negate the effects of the various tiers of seating that somewhat prevent the whole crowd from becoming involved. It would also solve the "30 seconds of the crowd yelling nothing in particular." If the yell squad started the place chanting "DEEE-FENSE (clap clap) DEEE-FENSE (clap clap)" there would be organization and structure to the cheering and it would have a greater tendency to last a bit longer but also a greater tendency to reach the rafters (as with the "HUSKER POWER" chant at the beginning of the game.) Second, we need to notify fans in the lower bowl that the tunnel in the southeast corner of the court will NOT be available for fans to exit until the game is over. That, instead, they can use the main concourse to depart if they leave before the game ends. Offer some BS reason like fans walking out courtside before the end of games blocks the view of fans who wish to stay until the end. You wanna leave? Climb the steps instead, buddy. And get security over there to point people to the steps and not allow them out that tunnel. If the powers-that-be don't enact this one little change, then they are idiots who are trying to bring about the destruction of this program. No other way to say it. Anyone else want to chime in with anything?
  23. 4 points
    Husker Harry

    So on a lighter note how was the banquet ?

    My wife and I attended the banquet. There were NO awkward moments as Jesse decision to leave was not announced and maybe not yet made.. The people who attended were treated to a good evening. I would estimate the crowd at 150 people. Had a chance to meet and visit with coach Williams and was very impressed with her personality and enthusiasm. She did an excellent job with her presentation and introduction of the players. Awards were given to Jess (Offensive player of the year, Nicea (defensive player of the year), Hannah (most improved), Allie (Kathy Branchard award, Jazz (Lifter award and most improvement in rebounding) and Woody (Teammate award). Several players were recognized for scholarship awards. Got to meet and talk with several of the players. Overall, it was a great time.
  24. 4 points
    redsteve

    Coach Williams notes

    Thank you for posting dlrrk I've been saying it all year....we hope your daughter gets well and returns as soon as possible. The team needs her leadership....and saying it not because of Shepard leaving. (JS leaving may even help team attitude) "Burns" ..if she still responds to that nick name ...has always been enthusiastically welcomed to NU, for her value as a great team mate, positive attitude, and even better person. Enough said.
  25. 4 points
    HB

    For What It's Worth

    Not to mention Washington, who regressed noticeably. Some people on here were convinced that she was getting screwed on playing time, and the positive approach would work wonders. Turns out everyone took the OFF-season quite literally.
  26. 4 points
    Norm Peterson

    For What It's Worth

    There's something happenin here What it is ain't exactly clear There's a man with a gun red hair over there Tellin me I got to beware Think it's time we stop, hey what's that sound, everybody look what's going down Battle lines are being drawn Nobody's right when everybody's wrong Young people speaking their minds Getting so much resistance from behind It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound, everybody look what's going down
  27. 4 points
    HB

    Shepard Transferring

    A lot of folks were in denial a year ago. Reality bites.
  28. 4 points
    HB

    Shepard Transferring

    Gino singled her out for criticism on her conditioning after the UConn game. That is almost unheard of. Perhaps he will see it as a challenge. But he is aware of some of the problems.
  29. 4 points
    Number6

    Shepard Transferring

    This should come as no surprise to absolutely anyone. This is a girl that went to two high schools and had agreed to attend a third. She was going to attend Lincoln Southwest, then switched to Lincoln Southeast a month before her Freshman year and then went to Fremont. Now while the Fremont move was related to a parent getting a new job, there's still that history. She was one of the least in shape players I had ever seen play at Nebraska and we will be ultimately much better off without. And doesn't anyone figure she was behind Yori getting the door?
  30. 4 points
    hhcdimes

    The power of coaching

    Did they close the free section on rivals or something?
  31. 4 points
    jimmykc

    The power of coaching

    Sorry your feelings were hurt but when someone appears with his first post criticizing the coach, it is hard to take him, or her, as a serious poster. This is especially true when Creighton is held up as a shining example of excellent coaching (didn't they get outcoached in the first game?). To answer your question, I disagree with your premise. Last I checked, the players are the ones who actually win or lose a game. I don't believe Altman is a better coach than Self although his players certainly kicked KU's butt last night. And in case you didn't realize it, PICKLE has the same number of letters as KIDNEY.
  32. 4 points
    cipsucks

    The power of coaching

    Thanks for giving me a good CHUCKLE, PICKLE. You know, it's kind of refreshing to get a new poster like this every once in awhile. It makes me appreciate life in my world. I don't have to attack every post that doesn't agree with my world view, whether that be politics, religion or coaching abilities. Welcome to the Devaney Dungeon , PICKLE! That's the power of love.
  33. 4 points
  34. 4 points
    rvl

    Indiana

    I lurk on quite a few boards and one thing I've noticed about our fanbase is that it likes to be patted on the back and told that it is a good fan base. Seems weird to me.
  35. 4 points
    jayschool

    NCAA Tournament

    Hey, ACC:
  36. 4 points
    Isn't he your best friend?
  37. 4 points
    Norm Peterson

    Jeriah Horne will transfer

    THANK YOU. Because, selfishly, I am really looking forward to watching that kid take a HUGE step forward next season. I really do believe this team is poised to take a big step forward. And I have Isaiah penciled into my starting lineup. (Which really doesn't mean a whole lot, since I am not Tim Miles, contrary to what people have suggested in the past.)
  38. 4 points
    Ron Mexico

    Jeriah Horne will transfer

    Not an apologist just tired of the coaching carousel. It is killing our program. We will never get out of this cycle if we continue to fire coaches. If Miles is fired we will once again be looking for the next up and coming mid-major coach. There will be mass defections which will set us back at least 4yrs if not longer. At some point Conveniently left out rebounding, scoring, assists, blocks and steals. I wonder why? Let me help you out. They were all improved with fewer games played. 4 of the 5 of those are hustle and intelligence plays. So he's doing more than crushing it in practice and meeting rooms.
  39. 3 points
    hskr4life

    Shepard Transferring

    There is nothing that pisses me off more than hearing someone was shopping around before the season was over. I wish we would have just benched her when that happened and made that public. Good riddance! Give me someone who is a team player over someone who pulls crap like that any day.
  40. 3 points
    redsteve

    Coach Williams recruiting

    Don't think we even know how capable the new staff is at recruiting...not yet. And may not for a while The loss of JS may hurt our recruiting, so it will be even harder to get newbies....but JS leaving does open the door for playing time to newbies.
  41. 3 points
    chuck.bentjen

    Shepard Transferring

    One of my favorite pictures of Grace Mitchell I took at the last home game of the season -- preparing to rebound.
  42. 3 points
    chuck.bentjen

    Shepard Transferring

    I was trying to be kind -- it's just my nature. I think we all could see the tension out on the court this season. I'm still excited for the future of this program. Janay and Bria will bring the same kind of athleticism we saw from Nicea this season so I think we can play faster. I think Grace Mitchell was really starting to get her feet under her at the end of the season. Hannah will come back a seasoned veteran. Rachel Blackburn has to be hungry to get back out on the court. If her surgery was a success, I think she can have a great season. She certainly plays hard enough.
  43. 3 points
    cipsucks

    The power of coaching

    I've actually been giving this a lot of thought and I think PICKLE might have a point about the power of coaching. However, I think it's much more of a factor in 6th grade girls basketball than it is in the college game.
  44. 3 points
    Norm Peterson

    For What It's Worth

    And another favorite from the same genre ... CCR can feel a bad moon rising. Play it, fellas ...
  45. 3 points
    Our problem is not in recruiting 3 star role players who want to play at NU ( see Fuller, Nick). Our problem is in recruiting the 4 and 5 star players to surround them. I'm betting Kentucky would have beaten a team composed of 5 Luke Mayes.
  46. 3 points
    Row6Seat10

    The judicious ones!

    Major props go out to these four studious Huskers! Four Nebraska women's basketball student-athletes were honored for their achievements on the court and in the classroom by capturing Academic All-Big Ten accolades on March 22. Allie Havers, Jasmine Cincore, Emily Wood and Maddie Simon all represented the Huskers on the conference's winter academic honor team. They were among 61 women's basketball players across the 14 Big Ten schools to claim awards. Overall, the Big Ten recognized 787 student-athletes competing in conference winter sports. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Havers, a 6-5 center and psychology major from Mattawan, Mich., earned the third Academic All-Big Ten award of her career. On the court, she started all 29 games for the Huskers and averaged 6.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in 2016-17. Cincore, a 5-10 guard from Arlington, Tenn., who is majoring in advertising and public relations at Nebraska, claimed her second straight Academic All-Big Ten honor. Cincore joined Havers in Nebraska's starting five for all 29 games in 2016-17, averaging 6.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Wood, a 5-5 guard from Salina, Kan., appeared in all 29 games for the Huskers as a junior. The management major carries better than a 3.9 GPA and was a CoSIDA Academic All-America nominee for the Huskers in 2017. She is on track to earn her degree in just three years and plans to attend graduate school at Nebraska while completing her eligibility as a senior in 2017-18. Wood averaged 2.1 points per game while earning her second straight spot on the Academic All-Big Ten team. She was also a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2016. Simon, a 6-2 forward/guard from Lincoln, Neb., earned her first Academic All-Big Ten award. The sophomore communication studies major was also a CoSIDA Academic All-America nominee in 2017. She appeared in all 29 games and averaged 4.1 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while transitioning from the guard to forward spot in 2016-17. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/big10/genrel/auto_pdf/2016-17/misc_non_event/2017_Winter_Academic_AllB1g.pdf
  47. 3 points
    Silverbacked1

    Coach Williams notes

    You know nobody has seen Darryl and Kearney man at the same time
  48. 3 points
    Handy Johnson

    Practice Balls

    Nothing was better than an old broken in Wilson Jet.
  49. 3 points
    Well played, men. Drake finished third in the NCAA in 1969, a couple of weeks before I got married. They were beaten by one of Wooden's UCLA teams by only 3 points and beat North Carolina for third place (when that game was actually played) by 20 points. (I had to look the scores up myself). One summer I played pickup basketball against John's son on many occasions. He proved to be one of those jerks who were no fun to play against, taking everything way too seriously and also taking every shot. Another interesting Drake fact: In '64 they tied for first in the Missouri Valley. They had a playoff game against Wichita State held at Allen Fieldhouse for some reason and it was packed by fans of both sides. Bulldogs had a player Billy Foster (as I recall) who had been given 6 fouls by a referee mistake in their first meeting. Shocker fans held up huge signs saying "That's One Billy" etc. with each foul and got into his head enough cause him to have a terrible game. Shockers then went to NCAA where they proceeded to give up 60+ points to Bill Bradley in the third place game which is still the NCAA tourney record I think.
  50. 3 points
    Chuck Taylor

    Indiana

    That's the sign of a good fanbase. Thanks for the compliment!