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  1. Next Assistant Coach

    How about Larry Gay? It feels a little like 1999 with our program this week.
  2. Kenya Hunter

    This one gets my vote. Hiring Devaney and Cip in a years time, lifting 2 moribund programs out of their funk.
  3. What to do with Miles contract?

    I assume Herm is also Sports Editor for the Deshler Rustler
  4. Red, I think the lights just went dim in our house, as my browser tried to load all those emoticons.
  5. NIT bracket announcement

    That's incredible. This isn't your dad's NIT, is it? I remember us hosting Arkansas St and Canisius in different years back in the 80s with teams just barely over .500. And to add insult to injury, the NE-Mississippi St winner gets 26 less hours of preparation for their 2nd round game with the Baylor-Wagner winner.
  6. The Big 10

    We had our opportunities, just didn't deliver. If we get another basket against KU and won our first game in the Thanksgiving tournament against UCF, nobody would be talking about scheduling right now.
  7. NCAA or bust.

    I suppose the exhibitions with Mississippi St and Northwood were also meaningless, but we still played them. Your next game is only as meaningful as your team makes it.
  8. Kent

    I remember listening to Jack Payne , and later Kent, on KFAB. The broadcast would always start with that KFAB jingle-theme tune being played by a band. Remember that? KFAB had a pretty short pregame for football and basketball back then. Maybe 15 minutes. This YouTube link is a gem, by the way. I always had to switch to KFOR after the game, as this Lincoln station had rights to have Dick Perry interview Joe Cipriano after the game. The station didn't come in very well, even though I lived just 25 minutes from Lincoln. That show would always close with the old Monday night football theme. Following players like Chuck Jura, Marvin Stewart, LeRoy Chalk, Ricky Harris, Jerry Fort and Steve Willis got me hooked on NU Basketball. I remember feeling crushed after NU lost an OT nailbiter in Columbia in February 1976, which locked up Mizzou's claim to the Big 8 regular season title instead of Nebraska. What a valiant effort. That was NU's last year in the Coliseum and Jerry Fort's last year as well. That game pretty much made this 15-year-old a diehard fan. I already had enjoyed 2 football national championships after following basketball and football for 6 years. I figured it was only a matter of time before NU would enjoy their first outright conference basketball crown. So this program became my baby, as I love the underdog. This is chicken soup for the soul that suffered another painful setback yesterday. It's going to be a long and quiet week. Great memories. Thank you, Kent, for making the ride so fun!
  9. Big Ten Tournament

    This is a positive trend. If the western-most school wins every B10 tournament game, then.....
  10. For those with local radio

    Just a guess, but I figured Palmer said something to the player after the basket.
  11. How about going undefeated in conference at home for the first time since I was just 5 years old. I didn't dare bring that up until the game was over, but what a feat!
  12. Selection Committee Games of Interest

    Looks like it's Utah. Listening to Walton is painful.
  13. It's Time to Subscribe

    I didn't mean to be political in any way, nor did I consider this off topic. I value the sports coverage we get from OWH and LJS. It's been a long journey and yes, sometimes a love-hate relationship I've had with Barfknecht and Shatel in particular. Can't tell you how angry those two made me in the 90s when they dared to focus on sliding attendance and controversial news items like team walk-outs, etc. during the Nee years. How dare they! It took me a few years to understand it's not their job to write only about the things I want to hear. Now, I'm one of their biggest fans. I hope we have these papers rolling off the press for years to come , whether it's in print or e-paper form.
  14. It's Time to Subscribe

    It's easy to take our local newspapers for granted. But yesterday's news of additional staffing cuts and another downsizing of print by the Omaha World Herald is a reminder that subscriptions sustain reporting. I would imagine many here are regular readers. I would urge anyone here that does not subscribe to the Omaha World-Herald or Lincoln Journal-Star to take up a subscription today http://www.omaha.com/columnists/grace/grace-the-world-herald-has-taken-some-hits-but-we/article_7adee8f1-757f-5278-bc87-f2a824336b93.html
  15. 99% Chance Our Name is Called if We Win out

    OK, I see it now. Yeah, if Boehm said that, it's a bunch of smoke and mirrors. As Cip said, pretty silly to assign a specific percentage on such a cluster of a process and consider it accurate.
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