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  1. 40 points

    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. 30 points

    Little side note

    As I was sitting watching the game and listening to the young family behind me trying to keep their youngest entertained. They do a great job by the way 4 under the age of 7 I think the mom said, second year behind me and they are wonderful. Any how that made me look at two of my three that were with me. I started bringing them, one at a time then all three, more than 20 some years, as my oldest is 29 and I pretty sure I started him when he was at least 3 or 4. But then it kind of hit me that this is my 52 year of Nebraska Basketball, but will be the first without my Mom. She passed in April after suffering a stroke last October. She is the one that started taking me to games when I was 4 because my dad worked nights and I think I might have needed to burn off some energy back then. I went to games with her until I was in Jr. High and started going with friends. Mom never went to games with me after that but I know that she and Dad watched them on T.V. I just want to say "Thanks Mom for starting my love of Nebraska Basketball" I know the day when we do win that first NCAA game that I will think back to me making Mom announce my name and I would run into the my bed room and jump into bed. "Starting at forward, a 4'6" Junior from Lincoln Nebraska..."
  3. 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.
  4. 26 points

    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.
  5. 23 points

    Mr. Tai Webster

    If Tai gets drafted over Andrew White I will be happier than I can describe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 20 points
    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 πŸ˜‰ Im expecting big things next yr
  7. 19 points

    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.
  8. 18 points
    Us talking about the greatest dunk that never happened is very much a Nebraska Basketball thing
  9. 17 points
    The past few years my son has attended the Husker buddies event that Coach Miles puts on. First year my son attends it’s at PBA and he plays Tarin Smith one on one. Last year at the event he plays both Morrow and Jacobsen one on one. This year, a few weeks ago, of course he plays Jordy. BTW, this is his last year attending, next year he’s too old. So, the Roster should stabilize.
  10. 17 points

    Going forward

    Probably not a popular opinion, but I liked how we used our big guys last night. We need those guys going forward, even if they are struggling offensively. I felt like Pardon really wore down as we had 3 big guys to throw at him, and then you make him chase Roby late in the half, and he has no gas left. We saw exactly that last night. Pardon was horrible down the stretch. In the final 8 minutes, he had 0 reb, was 1-2 on FG (the only make was a meaningless layup with 0:12 left), was 2-4 from the FT line, and let Copeland dunk in his face. NU went from a 1-pt lead to a 15-pt win in that stretch, as he was no factor. I think the way we used our bigs to wear him down led to that. --- I'd certainly like to see our bigs give us more on the offensive end, but we really only need a little bit more out of them going forward. We can generate points without those guys being a big part of the offense. We more need those guys to eat minutes, rebound, and play solidly, wearing down the other team's 5 and opening the door for us to use Roby at the the 5 for 5-6 minutes of each half. I thought they did that for the most part last night. It'd be nice to have Roby getting closer to 25 minutes, but the last thing we need is him picking up 2 fouls before the first media timeout against the other team's 5 when he's fresh, forcing Roby to the bench. Make their big guy bang against our big guys for a while, then let him chase Roby when he's tired.
  11. 17 points
    I sat next to Papa Gordon tonight, and we both agree that it's the damn hippity-hop music that distracts the boys during warmups, throwing them off for the rest of the night. Oh, and the tattoos. Always the tattoos.
  12. 17 points
    Oh hell no! even when we went there for a visit I just felt irritated the whole time. Sent from my SM-S320VL using Tapatalk
  13. 17 points

    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.
  14. 16 points
    Lewis needs some work on his penmanship
  15. 16 points
    i'm starting to suspect that Sadler was not a real Doctor
  16. 16 points
  17. 16 points

    NCAA Tournament

    The best part... AWIII will be playing as many NCAA Tourney games as the Huskers this year.
  18. 15 points
    Let me guess. He wants to be utilized more as a 3.
  19. 15 points
    First of all, a continued THANK YOU to HHCDIMES for running this place and making it better than ever over the last three years. It's still the premiere fan site for NCAA basketball on the entire Internet, hands down, and it's for NEBRASKA BASKETBALL, which is the most amazing part about it. I don't chime in very often anymore, and I'm often times guilty of being fired up/upset when I do post. That's why I thought I should chime in tonight for a change. After the St Johns game, I was 99% done with Tim Miles - I'll admit it. I was "up to here" with losing by 20 to mediocre teams on the road - "up to here" with key players transferring or leaving the program early - and "up to here" with coaches leaving and only one post-season appearance. HOWEVER.......... over the last month........ a strange thing has happened. I now believe again. No, seriously, I really do. This team looks the part of a 5th or 6th seed in an admittedly down Big 10, but a Power 5 conference nonetheless. They will enter Big 10 play 10-5 (1-1) and win nine more conference games, for final marks of 19-12 (10-8). Yes, I have them at 19-12 (10-8), meaning two wins in the Big 10 tournament will get you into the dance, and one will get you "on the bubble" Selection Sunday. To this point, we are ONE WIN OFF where we need to be to be on target for the NCAA's. We don't have a key out of conference road or neutral site win, with KU our last chance at an IMPRESSIVE nonconference win. Still, we're only one game off the pace, and could VERY EASILY land in the Tournament this year. The athleticism and depth is the best its been in years. The team has a great chance to be HEALTHY headed into Big 10 play, with a full week off before KU then three patsies. Our team really should be 100% health (or as close as you can be to it) with Michigan State completely out of the way and only one more tough tough Big 10 road game (At Minnesota). I think the league is really down. That is also good because our nonconference schedule will make EVERY GAME (outside of Kansas) feel winable from here on out. In league, every game will seem like playing Boston College or below, since we have MSU out of the way and played such a killer schedule to prepare us for league. In short, the schedule sets up VERY NICELY for a run - the team appears to have a great chance to be HEALTHY - and the players have a LOT OF POSITIVE TRAJECTORY. I see Jordy, Roby, Allen, Copeland and Watson all getting much better as the year goes on. GBR!!! Keep the faith - and to Coach Miles, I'll be the first to admit I was wrong about you if you can take this team to the NCAA's. I do think NIT is 90% with this team - floor is 7-11 in league. Dave
  20. 15 points
    Perhaps I'm wrong but I think Miles will benefit greatly - perhaps most - by Moos' hiring. Miles will work well with an AD who's outgoing and extroverted and relationship oriented. Eichorst struggled there, and Miles - unlike Bo - made his share of good faith efforts toward Eichorst. This'll sound odd, but you know what could really use a good men's basketball season? Nebraska football. Some other sport at Nebraska needs to take the pressure off in the spring/summer. Husker football, regardless of the coach, could use a little less opinionating and talk radio coverage in the offseason. Of course Husker football will always be No. 1, but it wouldn't hurt if the No. 2 story in March was a NCAA berth/NIT run vs, you know, junior day in recruiting.
  21. 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...)
  22. 15 points
    Norm Peterson

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    OK, let's review ... Barry Collier: Took over a relatively strong program that had been to the NCAA tourney 2 years earlier Scheduled non-conference cupcakes 6 straight losing records in conference play No NCAA tourney appearances Recruiting had virtually ground to a halt Can't find a replacement for key assistant and had to hire Jamel White's uncle just to fill out his staff Retained after season 6, would have been able to voluntarily return for season 7, but quits in July to take a lower paying AD job at Butler Doc Sadler: Took over an absolute dumpster fire just about the time the fall semester started for his first season Scheduled non-conference cupcakes 3 straight losing records in conference play and 5 out of 6 overall No NCAA tourney appearances Recruiting had virtually ground to a halt Had trouble replacing assistants and had to flip-flop Anwar and Croft as assistant vs. DOBO ... twice. Fired after 6 seasons. Tim Miles: Took over a struggling program NCAA tourney his 2nd season Has scheduled tough non-conf particularly this season Produced the first conference winning record in 15 seasons Continues to recruit strong Replaces departing assistant coaches with strong replacements (the current staff is maybe the best we've had since Gary Bargen sat the bench?) Uncharacteristic run of injuries has hamstrung the team in Miles' year 5 especially during conference play People are actually talking about running him out of town after 5 seasons. This is the way I see it, which is why I'm mystified by the people who want to go through another coaching change.
  23. 14 points
    Last night we shot 49.2% overall and 36.4% from 3 against the 9th best defense in the country according to KenPom. Our FG Efficiency % is currently 48.6% versus 48.3% in our last NCAA tournament year. We are turning the ball over at a pace that is 2nd least of the Tim Miles era. Our 3 point percentage is currently 36% which is the 1.3 points better than our best year under Miles and 2.7 points better than our tournament team (33.3%) Our 3 point defense is 59th in the country at 31.2%, this is versus 31.5% in our tournament year and a dramatic improvement from our 40.7% and 36.7% from the last two years. Because of our upgraded talent and perhaps the 30 second shot clock we are playing at the fastest tempo since at least 2002 when KenPom records stop. From the game last night 83.3% of our points will likely be back next year. 84.8% of our rebounds will likely be back next year. Nothing I have read of yours indicates you are a fan of Coach Miles or the team for that matter and I am not naive about our weaknesses in the post etc. With our 1st NCAA appearance of the century occurring under his watch, Miles has earned the right to see Glynn Watson through his senior year assuming this year does not completely fall apart. My expectation is post-season of some kind this year and tournament win next year. If that doesn't happen I think he has had plenty of opportunity. Last night hurt because our margin for error is thin because we don't have a great non-conference scalp. So now you you have been engaged, I'll look forward to you sharing with us all the weaknesses and "why not's" that we already know.
  24. 14 points
    Explains a lot of todays events Sent from my VS500PP using Tapatalk
  25. 14 points

    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.
  26. 14 points

    Crying time is over

    We may have just dodged a bullet....just sayin'
  27. 14 points

    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.
  28. 14 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.
  29. 14 points
    Pry better stay away from Syracuse then...
  30. 14 points

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    Further, let's look at the expectations for Miles at Nebraska. He came here from Colorado State, where his five teams improved from 0-16 to 4-12 to 7-9 to 9-7 to 8-6 in conference play. The final team went to the NCAA Tournament, where CSU lost in the first round, but that's a program that has won games in the NCAAs in the past. 2012-2013 = Left a seriously depleted roster in his first year, Miles had pundits wondering if his first Nebraska team might repeat his first winless conference record from CSU five years earlier. The Cornhuskers were unanimous choices to finish in last place of the 12-team Big Ten. That team finished 5-13 in the conference, in 10th place, and defeated Purdue in the conference tournament. EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED. 2013-2014 = Transfers Terran Petteway and Walter Pitchford were unknown quantities at the beginning of the season, when pundits included Nebraska in the league's bottom three with such in-depth analysis as "and Penn State, Northwestern and Nebraska are . . . um . . . yeah." Nebraska finished fourth in the 12-team league with an 11-7 record, losing to Ohio State in the first round of the conference tournament and to Baylor in the friggin' NCAA Tournament. EXPECTATIONS FAR EXCEEDED. 2014-2015 = So that young Nebraska team that made its run to the NCAA Tournament the year before was supposed to finish fifth in the conference. The Huskers started the year ranked, but something happened to team chemistry, and a season-ending nine-game losing streak finished a deeply disappointing 5-13 conference season. EXPECTATIONS NOT MET. BIGLY. 2015-2016 = Preseason pundits pegged the Huskers for 12th in the 14-team league, noting that Miles had to bring in six newcomers to support seniors like Benny Parker and Shavon Shields. Another losing streak to end the conference season β€” this time five games β€” left the team at 6-12 and in 11th place. However, a short three-game run in the conference tournament lightened moods a bit. EXPECTATIONS MET. 2016-2017 = It's not over, but before it began at least one site picked the Huskers to finish 14th. Others had them 13th or 12th, if they felt generous. This was fueled, primarily, by the loss of Shields and a former Husker who transferred to Hell instead of sticking with his teammates. The Huskers still might have a four- or five-game losing streak in them to finish the season, but the likeliest bets at this point are they finish 7-11 or 8-10 in the conference, and somewhere between 8th and 10th place. EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED. If that happens, and the Huskers win a game in the conference tournament, it'll be Miles' fourth losing season in five years, which are the data that many are using to dismiss the optimism those of us have on this board. The argument could be that Nebraska shouldn't be entering seasons picked to finish at or near the bottom of the league, that after five years, Miles has had a chance to build a roster that should automatically be considered a mid-level conference team that contends for the post-season every year and makes the NCAA every third year or so. My argument would be that Miles β€” as a coach β€” has exceeded expectations, based on the analysis above. I would argue that his success as a recruiter and developer of talent is still out because he sought that quick fix in Year 2 that led the team to the NCAA Tournament, and that quick fix was supposed to give him a second year of success working primarily with transfers while he built a roster from scratch with that 2015 freshman class (Watson, Jacobson, Morrow and McVeigh). But it didn't happen in 2014-2015 the way it was supposed to. In fact, I would argue that if that team had just played .500 ball in the conference β€” still not meeting expectations but also not suffering through a nine-game losing streak β€” that this wouldn't even be a discussion right now. Considering all that Miles and the Husker basketball program has been through in the past, Miles' tenure should be regarded as one that has generally exceeded expectations and is showing β€” right now, as I type β€” signs that sustained success is just around the corner. Finally, as a reputation-point whore, I'll finish with a sentence that needs a semicolon. Miles can coach and recruit; whether he can sustain a roster that will fulfill all our fantasies is yet to be seen. He deserves at least two more years to make that happen.
  31. 14 points

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    I have always believed that to get Nebraska to the level where I think they could Maintain (think Wisconsin, i think nebraska could have the success of Wisconsin): When you hire the Coach in a situation like Nebraska basketball or Kansas Football, you need to close your eyes for about ten years...it will be a roller coaster ride and that is why you have to close your eyes and only slightly pay attention to the wins and losses..Celebrate any successes, but don't get too hung up with the failures. I am not saying you would never fire a coach after 5 years, 6 or 7...but I think you have to have a real long leash....I think you have to let a coach swing and miss a couple of times at a place like Nebraska...because this place is not an easy place to win and if each coach knows they are only going to get to really have one recruiting cycle before they are judged...how is Nebraska ever going to get to that next level? In Basketball, it is really easy to miss on recruits...Players look great, get to campus and can't play... They really have to know exactly what kind of players they need...before they ever play a BIg ten game...and at a place like Nebraska, you don't get to choose the puzzle pieces you want...you have to really search for the right piece and convince them to come to a place that is not a basketball school. I think the same thing about Kansas Football...if Kansas believes that their current coach is capable of success...the AD should just close his eyes to the Win loss record to about year 7 or 8 before that becomes the measuring stick....now if a coach has other failings, such as moral character or violates university policies that is another kettle of fish.
  32. 13 points
    This is my virgin post on the Haymarket Hardwood and I can't believe it took me so long to stumble upon this website. I guess I wasn't looking hard enough on the internet but it's nice to know that there are other crazy Nebrasketball fans out there. We are a special breed, much like Cubs fans prior to their world series win and current Cleveland Browns fans - crazy, passionate and obviously we were all likely dropped on our heads during our formative years. Anyways, extremely disappointed in Jordy's decision making process. Nothing like hanging your teammates out to dry at a critical juncture in the season. This does have a similar look to the Deverell Biggs situation back in 2014 but I always thought that Biggs was more of a "me-first" player and likely a cancer in the locker room. That one decidedly felt like addition by subtraction. I've never for one second thought that of Jordy. He appears to be well liked and respected by his teammates. At the end of the Wisconsin game when Jordy fouled out, I noticed that Miles patted him on the back and Kenya and him exchanged several words before Jordy sat down. It struck me that it was likely a pseudo father/son moment and I assumed that Kenya was telling him how proud he was of his play and that's what his potential is and the expectation for him was going forward this year. As everyone has stated, the timing in all this is just completely baffling. I'm hoping and expecting that they roll with Okeke tonight as the starter. Our center does not need to provide offense. We need a big body that can bang with the opposing center, take up space and be a defensive presence around the rim. Okeke and Borchardt are far better at that then Jordy and neither of them demand the ball on offense. Maybe this is also the spark Roby needs to become more aggressive and a force. Of course, doing this without fouling is a huge ask of Roby. Hopefully this is a unifying event for this team and they play a complete 40 minutes of basketball tonight, which in my opinion, we haven't seen this team do this year. Here's to hoping for an inspired performance tonight against Penn State!!! Also, can't wait to partake next year in the picks contest - so bummed I didn't find this message board much sooner!!!
  33. 13 points
    I'd pretty much do anything not to go to Penn State, either, but this seems extreme.
  34. 13 points

    Morrow leaving

    So we are losing a wing and a 3 point specialist. Man this sucks!
  35. 13 points

    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.
  36. 13 points

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    If past history shows anything, SE doesn't have a hire lined up which would justify blowing things up. He was brought in to fire Bo, had plenty of time to have someone lined up, and he hires an old guy about to get fired, who has an inadequate staff with no experience in the league and recruiting radius, and a system which didn't exactly fit our existing talent or the league. In women's basketball, he was conducting his witch hunt on Yori for months, and despite having time to search for an impact hire, and a much more successful program to hire to, goes for a low D 1 coach who brings her entire staff here, despite not having a coach on it who had ever coached one game for a power conference team, or recruited to a level above South Dakota. No, I wouldn't exactly count on our current AD being able to find an upgrade to what we have.
  37. 12 points
    Likely not a popular opinion, but I have to get this off my chest: If true and his pending transfer is due to him being unhappy about how the season is going for him, it might be one of the more selfish decisions I've seen in some time. I have some reservations about Miles & Company on several things, but it appears to me the staff has gone above and beyond trying to get this guy going. He's been given opportunity after opportunity this year and outside of the Wisconsin game, has been mostly ineffective. To quit on his team at this point in the season is about as "me first" as it gets.
  38. 12 points
    Not to pick on Roby but he was -10 tonight whereas Jordy was +16 (thought it's not quite that simple). The lineup of death was killing us. Happ could blow through Roby whereas he had to work around Jordy in addition to beating a double team. It simply wasn't a great matchup for Roby. That's one of the nice things about this team: We have enough different options where we can match up against different teams
  39. 12 points
    I'm just mad right now. This game flipped on that bull$#!@ reversal on the charge on Jordy. NU punched for a long time. That was a really good basketball game, NU showed well, but just couldn't quite hang. I'm gonna go punch a wall. I may add some more thoughts later.
  40. 12 points

    Burn Creighton Burn

    Grab your business cards folks, and head up to Omaha on Saturday for a day of networking and cheering on the Huskers at the Century Link Center. If you're looking to get the full effect, hop on over to NOSH and grab a nice glass of Pinot. Maybe a charcuterie tray from Corkscrew. Get together with the guys and iron your sweater vests while discussing Hillary and the economic expansion of the Benson restaurant market. If you arrive early enough you can utilize the JayBacker Coat Check, catch some sweet, sweet Jazz and even snag a $19.99 rack of lamb in the Lexus Club Lounge. Unfortunately the guaranteed by end of game dry cleaning service is only open to CU alum. All that being said, the best part of the CLINK, according to many CU fans, is that their pump up song is Glorious by Mackelmore. If that doesn't get your cuff links all rusted, I don't know what will. Let's burn it to the ground!
  41. 12 points

    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.
  42. 12 points
    If they fire Miles and hire Crean I might vomit.
  43. 12 points

    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.
  44. 12 points

    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?
  45. 12 points

    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.
  46. 12 points
    Just send it to Coach McDermott. He'll call it a good Grant Gibbs hustle play.
  47. 11 points

    Times Change I Guess

    Dumb things power rankings 1. Argument about a player wearing a hood during warmup that is provided to him as part of his uniform during by the coaches/schools/administration. Adidas: We have a new warm up uniform with a hood. Do you want that? Nebraska: Only if you can guarantee that it won't be worn! 2. The discipline required for not allowing your Knights of Columbus team to not dunk during warmups. 3. Talking about how soft coaches are now on a board where Miles gets the business for ripping guys a new one from time to time. 4. Me for making this post
  48. 11 points

    Anton Gill

    That's odd. Creighton players all have four-letter nicknames in my household.
  49. 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.
  50. 11 points
    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.