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  1. Alright, so I didn't hear Bilas 100% accurately. But in my defense, I was listening while on my morning commute. It's hard to get the details correct while weaving in and out of traffic and cutting people off.
  2. Jay Bilas, Esq., was on Mike & Mike this morning. And unless I completely misunderstood, I thought he said the reason the FBI can get involved is because the schools in question are public institutions receiving federal funding. I found that interesting since it's potentially a get-out-of-jail free card if a private school like Creighton were to use similar tactics. Bilas said it's similar to taking bribes on underwriting federally-backed mortgages. If you want to lower the bar for a loan with your own dollars, that's fine. But if you do it when tax payers dollars are involved and you get a kickback, that's a jail sentence.
  3. Offseason Potpourri

    First thing I noticed, too. Can. Not. Unsee.
  4. Xavier Johnson is N

    I wasn't terribly excited by this addition, until I read some of the Georgetown message boards. They're a fairly educated fan base and they were DYING to get this kid. Anytime we take a top target from a school like Georgetown is a big deal, especially an early signing period top target.
  5. Is Perkins still in business? Ever since their best customer Tiger Woods disappeared, their locations have been closing left and right.
  6. Anton Gill

    That's odd. Creighton players all have four-letter nicknames in my household.
  7. Next Years Starting 5

    Gill seems more likely. I could see Tanner getting some spot minutes later in the season against a big, bruising B1G team if either Jordy or Duby is in foul trouble. But I don't see how he could be in the early season 10-man rotation.
  8. Big 10 Talent

    He wasn't a top 150 recruit coming out of high school, so he wouldn't be reflected in this thread's analysis. Neither would most kids that "transfer up." But those top 150 kids that don't pan out at their initial school of choice and "transfer down" -- those kids are absolutely impacting these rankings. But hey, ratings and rankings are subjective and open to differing opinions.
  9. Big 10 Talent

    Very interesting data. Thanks for researching it, BR22. I think I would make one adjustment if I was going to use a weighting system, and that would be to decrease the points slightly for players that transferred to the school rather than signing right out of high school. My reasoning is that a kid, generally speaking, has not lived up to his high school rating if he chooses to transfer. Now obviously there are exceptions (such as kids that transfer for academic reasons), but the most common transfer reason is lack of playing time. My hunch is that Nebraska looks good in these rankings because we're propped up by a few guys who didn't live up to their ranking at their original school. Admittedly, I don't know enough about our conference counterparts to know if anyone else has recruited the transfer wire as heavily as us.
  10. Huskers Preseason Event - Oct. 6

    Oh no! I'll be in Hawaii at that time, and therefore unable to attend. Y'all should feel really sorry for me.
  11. Next Years Starting 5

    From the people that you talk to, have they given you any indication on how the Copeland eligibility will effect playing time for other players? Are there specific combinations of players that work really well with Copeland around them?
  12. Serious question ...

    We managed to get a lot of transition points last year, even while emphasizing crashing the boards. There were many times that Tai got the rebound and went coast-to-coast by himself. And Glynn also has shown the ability to be a one-man fast break, as long as he receives the outlet pass relatively quickly. I think we can send 3 or 4 guys to rebound and still play uptempo. Doesn't have to be one or the other.
  13. Serious question ...

    I still think it's largely going to come down whether or not we have a team that can rebound the basketball. Last year we missed 128 more shots than our opponents, and yet still outrebounded the opposition by 63 boards. That's pretty impressive, when you consider that NCAA-wide the offensive/defensive rebounding split was around 28%/72%. Morrow and Jacobson were tireless on the boards. Tai was a strong rebounder for a guy playing as a combo guard. Those three guys are gone. My fear is that we will be a significantly improved offensive team, but with a similar record due to no longer having an advantage on the glass.
  14. Serious question ...

    I'd bet on the in between. There's a ton of talent across the board in the B1G. So even though our roster has improved, we're still going to be the second most talented team on the floor in a lot of conference games. NIT seems like the most likely result for the year, but obviously we'd all be ecstatic to make The Dance.
  15. Copeland

    I hope we destroy them. I'll still be happy if we beat them. I'll hang my head in shame if they destroy us. It sucks being one of only two Nebrasketball fans in an office full of bluejays (the majority of which are JaySkers).
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