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  1. This summer, McVeigh will be playing in the World University Games for Australia (of the 12 player roster). He will be competing in Taipei August 19-29. Australia will be playing against teams like Ukraine, Lithuania, Israel, Russia and Mozambique. http://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/mens-basketball/mcveigh-to-play-for-australia-in-world-university-games/article_ae51bf45-6a7f-58ac-b892-42b17d7ffd7c.html It turns out that two other Nebraska basketball players competed in the World University Games: Eric Piatkowski (1993) and Dave Hoppen (1985).
  2. Don't get me wrong, I actually like Adidas more than Nike. In all reality, I despise Nike (not for the apparel, but for their business practices). With that said, when it comes to being innovative, hip, and modern, Adidas gets blown out of the water. And whenever Adidas comes out with a good idea, they over-saturate it across the market and makes it become obsolete. For instance, NC State has the SAME EXACT design that Nebraska/Wisconsin had for their alternative uniforms: It doesn't take a lot to figure out that Adidas is behind the ball (pun completely intended) and struggle to connect with their audience (the student athletes and fans). Nike continually comes up with more innovative and creative ideas and makes those unique to each school. Note: Please leave the whole "Nike creates successful programs" business out of the discussion. Thank you in advance.
  3. Bud

    If Bud Light welterweight throws knock out punches like that in PBA, I can't even imagine what Bud Heavy does to you!
  4. Bud

    If anyone's looking for a media source, the Journal Star had an article about it: http://journalstar.com/sports/local/first-pba-then-memorial-stadium-crawford-eyes-next-bout-in/article_47ab8fc3-6f75-576b-bf07-a082d1b23178.html
  5. Bud

  6. Thorir Thorbjarnarson is N!

    It looks like they've finally decided what to do with Thorir Thorbjarnarson's uniform...
  7. First Miles Presser of 2017-18

    (Speaks loudly like he's talking to someone with hearing issues) HE SAID, "NO NEW TAXES," GRANDPA!
  8. Conference Schedule Announcement Later Today

    Good catch. Either they changed it on Huskers.com between then and now or (the likely case) I just misread it.
  9. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    It looks like he was granted release from Western Kentucky on Aug. 2. He was suspended indefinitely July 31 for "violation of team rules."
  10. OT: Eclipse Plans

    This is what you both wanted, right? Close enough...
  11. Conference Schedule Announcement Later Today

    Conference Game Days: Sun: 2 Mon: 3 Tue: 6 Wed: 1 Thu: 1 Fri: 2 Sat: 3
  12. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Wait a minute... I'm confused. Why do they need Yeezy cleats in football? I thought they already had wrapper shoes!
  13. "New" football stadium in Atlanta

    I think what's most impressive is how quickly they were able to convert that baseball stadium (former Olympic stadium) into a permanent football stadium. GSU bought the stadium in January and started construction in February.
  14. OT: Eclipse Plans

  15. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Nebraska was Adidas' first collegiate client. There's a lot of history there. I see this Nebraska/Adidas partnership changing just about as much as the Nebraska/Pepsi partnership. And with a supposed clause that reevaluates the market price throughout the contract, Nebraska is in pretty good shape with this deal.
  16. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/mckewon-with-adidas-deal-and-coming-big-ten-windfall-a/article_7248d226-c6c0-5005-9bf6-28672c461172.html Adidas struck shoe oil in the last three years. The company revived itself after appointing Mark King to be president of its North American operations in 2014. Sales are up 26 percent this year in North America. Yahoo Finance named it 2016 sports business of the year. When Adidas lost college apparel contracts with Michigan, Tennessee, Wisconsin and UCLA in the past three years, it set up Nebraska to get a good deal. Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst said NU never talked to any other company. Now, with a massive agreement in hand and the full Big Ten share of money coming in — published reports suggest north of $50 million per team per year — Nebraska athletics has more money to spend. Asked what fan feedback he’s received on how NU will spend it, Eichorst said: “If I need a fan to come tell me what we need to be successful, I don’t know if I’m doing my job.” His plan includes: New gymnastics training facility Get men/women golf teams to practice on campus A new natatorium (swimming pool facility) Memorial Stadium: curved video boards, easier access to South Stadium, more concessions and bathrooms, more "seat comfort" Additional $5M annual scholarship fund for non-athletes (from NU athletics department) “We need to ‘right size’ our capacity a little bit relative to where we’re at,” Eichorst said.
  17. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Rosenthal or it didn't happen...
  18. Brady Heiman is 'N'

  19. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    I had suspicions my comment may be taken in this light by some. I was meaning more by going for a manageable schedule that doesn't overbear us with top RPI talent, but we have a shot at getting a quality record out of the non-conference slate. Miles seemed to originally focus on getting a top 50 non-conference slate where a 7-6 record might get you a similar result to Doc's 10-3 record. This schedule seems to be somewhere in between.
  20. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    This is looking a lot more like the Doc Sadler schedule that we were used to...
  21. Offseason Potpourri

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

    Per: http://www.omaha.com/neprepzone/recruiting/boys-basketball/platteview-big-man-brady-heiman-doesn-t-shy-away-from/article_40a373d2-7cb6-11e7-82eb-0bea119a29d6.html “I am definitely open to redshirting and think that an extra year to build size and strength could be beneficial,” Heiman said. “The final decision depends on what my coach and team need at the time.” So it's good to know the coach and player are likely in alignment.
  23. Offseason Potpourri

    It sounds like a job for @The_nebrasketball_podcast...
  24. The Russian government hacked this website.
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