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  1. http://btn.com/2017/08/16/view-the-full-2017-18-big-ten-mens-basketball-conference-schedule/ Full schedule
  2. OT: Eclipse Plans

    All this excitement over Shade?
  3. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    That age is fickle...so you could be the brand of this group of 15-18 year olds...but in 4 years (now 11-14 year olds), the Curry Fan boys might be UA fans and what was cool when this deal was signed, might be blah in 4 years. The biggest issue I see...is that Eichorst didn't even reach out to competitors....How do you know if you got a market deal if you didn't evne put out feelers to UA or Nike?
  4. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    I play a lot of basketball at a YMCA in Des Moines. I see a lot of the younger guys (in their twenties wearing Under Armour shorts and shirts)...I also see a lot of Nike and a lot of (unknown to me or unbranded items). Nike is the predominant brand I see, but I do see a lot of And 1 brand apparel as well as Under armour....I have been looking over the last couple of weeks and just am not seeing much Adidas (could be they are just not popular in my area or with the guys that play with me..which is about 50 different guys that play during the Noon hour in this YMCA, they don't all show up everyday, but there is about 50 different guys who come at least occasionally) Footwear...I see a disproportionate amount of Under Armour basketball shoes...but I have yet to see anyone that is wearing the Curry shoe at the gym. UA has not gained much market share in shoes, so again this could just be a small sample size that is nothing but anecdotal. I have no idea what UA running shoe I have (even after looking at it closely, i couldn't figure out the model)...but I have never liked how Nike fit on my foot and have worn Asics or Brooks before buying this Under Armour running shoe, that I bought because I am on my third UA basketball shoe and thought I would like the UA running shoe that fit similarly when trying it on at the store while buying my basketball shoes. I don't think I have owned an Adidas shoe in my adult life, never really considered them.
  5. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    it is interesting...Nike and Addidas lead the pack in overall sales by a longway over Under Armour....but when i go to the YMCA, you see about equal amounts Nike and Under Armour and rarely see any Addidas. The only Addidas items that I own are Nebraska Cornhusker apparel. I do like some of the Dryfit type shirts but dislike their pullovers and Golf style shirts I have gotten from them. I prefer Under Armour myself, owning Running and basketball shoes from UA. I can't remember the last pair of Addidas shoes that I have worn (junior high, maybe). I do remember when Reebok was the shoe to have and tough to find them anymore.
  6. Jacobson Gone?

    We are going to miss Jacobsen...every team needs guys like him....He did his job when he was in the game, he boxed out...which often led to other guys getting the rebound, but without guys like Jacobsen doing their job, guards like Tai Webster aren't grabbing those rebounds, the offensvie player that is being boxed out is grabbing the ball. Is Jacobsen replaceable, yes.....but we need guys on the team to complement the more talented players.
  7. How Good Is Tai Webster??

    I do think Malcom Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks is going to changes some teams outlook on 4 and 5 year College players.... Why pay a guy for 3 years why they develop and then when they are finally good enough to contribute, you have to pay them a bunch of money as their rookie contract ends or let them leave via free agency. Why not draft a guy that has shown development in college and fits a role on the tea...you control their rookie contract until they are 26 or 27 instead of 22 or 23. Now each play is different and the top players will usually be Freshman, but the marginal guys that are leaving early....I think teams will reconsider them as the team that drafts them doesn't always reap the benefits.
  8. New rules being discussed

    I Like seeing guys get to a spot and hold their ground...if you are in a spot that the offense wants, they either need to go around you or they risk a charge. Standing in and taking a charge is better defense in my opinion than a guy being out of position and going for a blocked shot. The defensive player is already at a such a disadvantage, what would happen if you did not allow them to take a charge by establshing position....Offensive players would put a knee in their chest and go right through them.....In my younger days, i would do that even if it meant getting called for a charge, but I knew next time down the lane, they would probably get out of the way. I don't mind flopping either....who cares if they fall down, they are taking a risk by falling down as they give up position for a foul that may not be called...risk/reward....also, there are many times a guy does not get the call without going to the ground, so if you don't have your heels on hinges, you will probably get called for a blocking foul....(that goes back to the officiating, they have trained players to fall to get the call, and are not always calling the contact based on the contact but on the result of what happens to the defender)
  9. New rules being discussed

    Blocking/Charge calls are difficult to officiate...but in my opinion, they officials already call it a block too often....if you eliminate the charge call, I think you will see even more free throws as players will continually drive through the lane as their will be no consequences (offensive foul called) except missing a shot.
  10. Something that should be brought up more

    Boy, it would be a shame if this program received a post season ban for academics.....rather than a postseason ban due to Athletics.
  11. Padding the Stats: Finding an Identity

    I know it is different talent levels...but when you play pickup ball it is obvious which guys can hit the last bucket and which guys can't. when the score is 6-4, everybody shoots and there isn't much pressure, but when it is game point...so many guys tighten up and can't make the final shot...while other guys, even if they aren't the best shooters in the gym invevitably score the final bucket in game after game. I think at every level of basketball, you see this....the first 35 minutes of a game should be judged totally different than the last 5....because some players disappear in the last 5 minutes.
  12. Padding the Stats: Finding an Identity

    When i have talked to some friends about Nebrasketball (friends that follow it, but not very passionately) and they ask me why hasn't Miles been able to replicate his tourney team in his second season, what I have told them is that he really has. When I watch his teams today and his team in the tourney year, they aren't that much different....the only difference is they rode a wave and a player (petteway) into the tourney....and the shots Petteway made in some of those wins, if you ask me were horrible shots, but they went in...and wins resulted. I really don't think that team was that much better than what we saw this year...it just found ways to win.
  13. Thomas Allen is N

    I don't watch a lot of these videos...but man that is some very poor defense being played against his team....worse than pickup games at the YMCA.
  14. Jacobson Gone?

    I agree, in my opinion, Jacobsen might have been the bigger loss...for a couple of reasons, yes he was a role player that did the dirty work, he boxed out...which often led to rebounds for others.....and he seemed to be a leader on the team (now this is seen from afar and could be me misreading the situation). Morrow was a beast and has much more talent than Jacobsen, but I think filling Morrow's role will be easier to replace than Jacobsen's role.
  15. Jacobson Gone?

    My opinion on Jacobsen and Morrow...is that they will be darn good for the teams where they transfer...If Nebraska was to get two transfers of that quality with 2 years to play, we would be damn near Giddy.