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  1. Offseason Potpourri

    Johnny Trueblood and Tanner Borchardt BOTH return to the program after being walkons and leaving the first time. Can anyone ever remember that happening before with any walk on ? I am really glad they are both on board - but also confused. I thought that after Tanner joined the team again last year mid-season that it was stated he was given/or was to be given a scholarship? Am I right on that - or did I just dream it??
  2. Offseason Potpourri

    Thanks for the info on Daum - I guess I haven't caught all the relevant discussion threads on him - what about Patton?
  3. Offseason Potpourri

    Just a info question. As a LONG time Husker basketball fan (since the early 1950's when my brother came to NU to play) I live out of state and keep up the best I can, but as I watch the NCAA tourney - How did Mark Daum (Kimbell I believe) and Patton (Omaha) get away from us? Did we actively pursue them? Were we ever in the running? Did we just lose out - or were they not on our radar? Both would seem to be game changers on our present squad. Wasn't sure the history?
  4. Yori Resigns

    This whole situation makes me really upset! I am really sorry for the troubles Yori is going through with her divorce and custody suit - but the basketball team problems are a combination of hearsay (oh I know "a source who knows says that "more than 10" players - how many is that 11 or 16? met with the administration) and cloak and dagger reporting. I choose to put my stock on what Lindsey Moore and Layne Reeves had to say - and Tom Tvrdy's "final lasting impression" of Yori than an impression of innuendo and "allegations". I have played for many tough coaches and only became better because of it. I only wish Yori the best - and I feel like this is our program's loss!
  5. What's with Jake?

    I live out of state - though we are huge supporters - and have been to Lincoln to see 3 ball games so far this year. In some of the early games it seemed that Jake Hammond had made a good deal of progress and had a couple of games with at least moderate point production - some decent rebound numbers - and a few blocks. He was performing at that time at a better level than I would have imagined. Recently he has not had any significant time in the rotation and not sure he even has been in the last couple of games. In watching the Northwestern game on TV where no one was either able - or willing - to get a body on Pardon to block him away from the basket in getting rebounds or follow up shots - or to give some interruption in his taking the ball to the hoop - it seemed as though Jake might have provided a possibility in that area. What is it that we don't know about why Jake has fallen out of favor - or not getting and playing time? Haven't really heard about anything specific. Jacobsen has a great future and did his best - but wasn't able to handle the assignment without getting into foul trouble. Can you give some insight into what the thinking is in trying to deal with the inside bigs as we go into Big Ten play - where we don't have a truly quality 5 post man?
  6. Rex Swett, Husker BB 1959-62, RIP

    I appreciate you putting this on the board - I would have not known otherwise. I was in the same dental school class as Rex and played a good deal of BB with him. He was a tremendous athlete and always full of life and fun. If you have or find any other information about his passing or obit I would appreciate you posting it. I will always remember his infectious smile. Thanks.
  7. Maybe this info has already been posted - but what are the dates of the trip? How many games will they play? Will the games be available to see on streaming video - or on some sort of delayed or recorded broadcast? Would love to be able to view whatever we can - GBR!
  8. Extremely Disappointed & Concerned

    Dave, I was surprised in your lengthy analysis to only see Morrow's name listed once. Do you not see him as important an addition as I felt many of us do?? Also I live in the Waukee IA area and I really believe Jacobson may bring more to the table and the team than what you might suppose. Trusting that the right moves - and personnel changes will result with the known history of Tim's coaching talent WILL keep us in the right direction for success.
  9. Why no Nick Fuller??? Free throw comparison: NU 4 of 5 ; Illinois 20 of 23!!! One of our "stars" - 5 of 15 from field - 1 of 9 from 3 point. (not unusual for him these last several games) Heck of an effort in many respects - kudos to Rivers, Shields, L. Smith, T Smith, T Webster but the above factors pretty much tell the story.
  10. I can't believe the inability to understand and execute the principle of boxing out - and being in position to have visual access and then actually securing the ball on rebounds! I realize we don't have a lot of height - athletic length to match some teams - but the basic principles of the art of rebounding and the effort and aggressiveness (when you consider the steady defensive effort they consistently put forth) it seems they should be able to match others offensively and defensively on the boards. What a difference that would make!
  11. Seems like Walt has lost his 3 point consistency ( that we need badly) somewhat like Gallegos did last year! Also Walt had 1 rebound today. Shavon needs to find new ways to get to the rim - teams have him defended and figured out pretty solidly. Petteway seemed to only be concerned with jacking up 3's the first half - during our 6 point power offense period and getting to his 1000 point level. What happened to team ball (certainly not 20 three point attempts) and the 16 assists I watched at PBA Tuesday night? Really discouraged and can't believe Tim hasn't been able to correct problems more quickly, completely, and more forcefully. Future isn't too bright if we can't play well only in games sporadically - and particularly at home.
  12. Did Miles have a press conference after the Ohio State loss? Is it available anywhere in video or audio?
  13. I cannot believe the inability to inbound the ball! Inexcusably inept in that effort - which though may be more difficult against a good defensive team - is still a basic skill that should be taught and ingrained by now no matter what the situation as it is such an important skill. It takes effort - team work - good decision making - but to blow this start to each possession over and over is unbelievable. I am really dumbfounded by that.
  14. There are at least 3 players who should get player of the game over Shields. He had two of the worst turnovers of the night including the one which rice took for an and one, and the one after the rebounding foul on the inbounds. Edit: and I forgot about the time he went 1 on 3 fast break and kicked it with his heel in the first half I agree that Smith, Rivers, or Parker should have been player of the game. All were more effective than Shavon for the minutes they played and none made the costly turnovers or poor judgement plays that he did. Shields will have plenty of other opportunities but this was a chance to recognize one of the role players. This ^^^ Shields was AWOL for a good chunk of the game. Seemed that Rivers and Parker were co-MVP's tonight. Looks good...except for giving Shields the player of the game. He was not good last night Agree with all these above statements - we would have been crushed totally without Rivers - Parker - Smith - and even Webster's 3. Shields has alot of talent - but plays way too tentative alot of the time - is not a quick and decisive passer much of the time (including inbounding) - often easy to pick up where the ball is going with his slow non-decisive passing decisions -- which he often "telegraphs" Also let's his man get by him numbers of times on defense. He has a lot of talent - and can be a great player - but needs to become more confident and assertive on a consistent basis. As for what happened to the greatly talented Petteway last night - who knows? Need to regroup fast - and get back to our momentum we had going.
  15. Right on with the kudos to Benny Parker! He was a vital part of the gritty defensive effort in the second half. Way too many negative comments in the past about him having nothing to contribute. - great game by Benny. Great win for the team - oh for do-overs with our home loss to Michigan and at Penn State. Keep it going now!
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