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  1. 10 points
    Man, this is a tough day. Weather nobody wants to be out in, and most likely the end of another era for Nebrasketball. I can remember standing in the first row, half court, of the student section in the heyday of the Danny Nee era in early 90s, thinking that Nebraska basketball had finally made the big time! Yelling at Big Country about failing an exam as he ran by and getting a "WTH, how did you know?" expression from him (pre-internet opponent scouting was challenging!). The talent on the court. Clifford Scales. Erick Strickland. Jamar Johnson. Eric Piatkowski. Beau Reed. Bruce Chubbick. Carl Hayes. Dupries Owens. The fast pace. The ridiculous scores! Free Runzas if Nebraska scored over 100. 100. I can remember the Barry Collier years, sitting in section C3 with my folks, enjoying the games, but missing the excitement of Nee. Sure, we had good players like Cary Cochran, Nate Johnson, Wes Wilkinson and Jake Mulheisen, but the style of basketball was much slower, and I don't recall a season that felt like we were regaining that big-time feel of Nee. I was a huge Doc Sadler fan, and was fortunate to be able to sit in on many of his open practices at Devaney. Boy, did he like to latch on to a player and ride him; saw that several times with Christain Standhardinger. Will never forget watching the game vs Hawaii on TV where Doc got an intentional Technical foul and thrown out of the game... to make sure that the game was reviewed. NU had something like 11 fouls to Hawaii's 3 or 4 up to that point. It sure swung the other way once the ref's realized the game was gonna be watched. Doc struggled with roster management and could not recruit shooters, and I think that was what brought his time here to a close. Thankfully he re-recruited Aleks Maric and got him to come back! I'll always remember Ade Dagunduro, Steve Harvey, Lance Jeter and Cookie Miller. The year we had the smallest roster. When Aleks broke Pike's 43 point single game record. Or was it 42? I was also very happy with the Tim Miles hire. Great personality like Doc, had turned Colorado State around when it struggling. I thought if he could really recruit, we could get that big-time feel back. Terran Pettaway and Walter Pitchford leading the team to the NCAA (finally!). Isaac Copeland and James Palmer in a repeat attempt. Sit Down Sunday. Tai Webster's senior season. Shavon Shields never quitting. Benny Parker's hustle. Guess I just wanted to take a walk down memory lane on a tough day like today.
  2. 7 points
    I was talking with my folks yesterday before the game - they've been Nebrasketball fans and attending games since the last couple of Cipriano years. My Mom said she has great memories from every season... enjoyed them all (yes, even the down years). I agree, there is something special that happened every season. There was something magical about driving to the Bob, getting there early and watching the players warm up, the fan trickle in (yep, we tried to arrive just as they let people in). The game atmosphere was great. Shuffling out with everyone else after the game (yes we stayed until the final buzzer) in the crisp winter air, walking to the race-track parking lot, listening to the post-game show on the radio. All the ritual that made Husker Hoops special. We had to stop attending games when they moved to PBA (health reasons only), but now get together and watch all the games on TV. Found new rituals (get the chairs arranged just so. Colby Ridge popcorn in the second half. Mute and listen to Kent Pavelka if the announcers irritate.) My Dad's always said that it takes a special kind of kid to decide to come play for Nebraska (more so now than ever), and I try to remind myself of that whenever I start to get upset with how a game is going. Way to easy for me to be super-critical of a kid's effort while my behind is plopped in a chair. Agreed, there are still games to be played this season. Maybe we head to East Lansing and pull another W on their court. Maybe we make that run in the B1G Tourney. Maybe we see a great effort on Senior Day. I'm just a fan, getting entertained by a sport, a team, a program that is near and dear to me and my family. One of the things the file I attached above has done for me is give me a bit of perspective. By that I mean "how does the current season match up to other years. How does the current coach match up to the past. My hope is that the new season will match or exceed some of the better seasons of the past. At least that's what I've used it for.
  3. 5 points
    I wish I could upvote this more than once. Excellent, excellent perspective. One thing I've learned, for a lot of reasons, more than ever in the last few years is that there is so, so, so, SO much more that goes into what fans experience on the court than what we see. I've chirped about it for the last couple seasons especially but for Nebraska, with all its deficient history and administrative snafus and perception nationally as a corn-filled wasteland, to compete in a power conference and do it without so much as a sniff of impropriety in THIS day of college basketball...that alone is something special. It takes that much MORE effort, for the players and coaches alike, and who am I to sit there and talk about why they don't want it as bad as me? Just because they're compensated (salaries for coaches, amazing free college experience for the players) doesn't mean they don't give more than they get. Maybe someday I can verbalize better why it means so much to me to see this kind of perspective in writing -- but you're so right and I appreciate so much that you've shared all this.
  4. 3 points
    hhcmatt

    Jack Mitchell sounds off!!

    The issue here isn't about keeping Miles; it's about what sort of roadblocks or self-sabitoge we will come up after that happens.
  5. 3 points
    Faux Mike Peltz

    Jack Mitchell sounds off!!

    Not sure I took it as lack of resources- I do agree with Jack when he was talking about the lack of Committment by the Administration to go “all in” on Nebraska basketball. And I think he meant that historically, previous administrations haven’t always been. It’s largely what had Lee B write that article that put the shim shams on notice. It’s what partially or nearly fully contributed to Roburt Sallie making it on campus and then his admission gets botched and he gets ruled ineligible. I remember a very prominent member of the upped administration at NU, told me “if he were a football recruit and this happened, someone’s getting fired” I get the facilities, from Hendricks to PBA, are a commitment, but there’s more to committment than just buildings and facilities.
  6. 3 points
    HuskerFever

    I'm not mad I'm just disappointed

    But the apple was just so delicious.
  7. 3 points
    I thought we’d be in the mix for a B1G title, all the smart guys on TV had us no worse than 4th. Now we’ll be lucky to finish .500, disappointing doesn’t even scratch the surface.
  8. 2 points
    Here is a file that I have been using to keep track of Nebrasketball, season by season, coach by coach. Thought I would share, it may be of interest.
  9. 2 points
    hhcmatt

    Jack Mitchell sounds off!!

    Some of it is because of a lifetime of basketball being an afterthought. Some of it is because we've kept a coach around where it very much seems like he's been on the chopping block for 4 years (him not winning is definitely part of that) It's inevitable that Miles is going to be fired and the point is that doesn't fix anything. Is hiring a mid-major guy or assistant while leaking stories of the big names we *almost* hired any different from hiring Miles or Sadler or Barry or Nee or Cipriano? Is 'we couldn't spend enough because we're paying the football coach an awful lot and the academic side is doing poorly so here' so this is the hire a commitment to basketball? It's not about not believing Bill Moos can't spend money on a guy he knows he can win; he's done it with Mike Leach and hopefully Scott Frost. The issue is whether or not we will make our biggest hire since picking up Harry Good in 1946 from Indiana because Branch McCracken was back from the war. Do that and there is your buy-in. Otherwise we're just gambling that an Athletic Department that really doesn't seem to know how to achieve basketball success is gong to get lucky. I'll go to bat for whomever we hire but for the love of Jumbo Stiehm get very, very serious here.
  10. 2 points
    We need spring to get here ASAP!!!!!
  11. 2 points
    Let's keep the 1% talk to the 1% of coaches please and thank you
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    That's cute you guys, your one off anecdotes are heart warming. But I think the only way out is to EAT THE RICH. I can counter your anecdotes with stories of well heeled loons being absolute wankers in social settings that set my teeth on edge. Granted, I've had the misfortune of working in restaurants and retail in college, and as an adult, I spent a decade in the financial service industry. So I haven't seen people at their best. Again, obviously, I'll admit I'm painting with a big brush instead of contributing to the myth of the kind and benevolent rich overlords, but in my experience, the most irrational and demanding customers end up being those with the most money. The fatal flaw is that people who have big bucks think they got there because they are smarter than everyone else, or work harder than everyone else. It's never that simple. Way too easy to overlook the good fortune you've had along the way and think that you are something special. Hell, in this world, if you've got a stable fam situation, 2 parents, and maybe they read to you everyday when you are a kid or make sure you get involved in "enrichment" activities as a kid, you've got a helluva leg up right there. God forbid you have to service investments for some small business dude who made it big and thinks they've got vision and the rest of the world has glasses. Sure. Most folks are decent. Nice even. But in my experience, a noxious attitude towards the great unwashed often lurks beneath the surface. Greed. A lack of humility. A lack of compassion. Hubris. This is what I think of when I think of the 1%. Are there exceptions to the rule? Of course. Your mileage may vary, but I'm basing my opinions on actual real world interactions too. I can't just sit here, on a snow covered Sunday morning, and let people talk about rich people in glowing terms. A bridge too far.
  14. 2 points
    hskr4life

    I'm not mad I'm just disappointed

    I agree with this. With Cope, we probably win today and Wisco. Maybe even @Illinois.
  15. 2 points
    tcp

    I'm not mad I'm just disappointed

    this narrative's getting pushed a little hard. we were 2-5 in Copes last 7 games. We're 2-6 since. That's pretty consistent. Pinning this on Cope's injury is just transference. The Titanic was already half sunk.
  16. 2 points
    When we were down 2 at crunch time we: - Forced Edwards to throw up an air ball then watched as they converted an uncontested put back. - Had Allen throw up a desperation 3 as the shot clock expired. - Watched Palmer commit a silly reach in foul on the following possession. Ballgame... these are the type of plays that are the difference between winning and losing.
  17. 2 points
    -JPJ had his hand wrapped and I noticed it in the PSU game. Unsure of how much that is effecting him. -Glynm wanted to go right at carsen all night. Didn't back down and defended him very well I thought -the more I watch amir, the more I like him. So smooth driving the ball. Good passer as a freshman. Had that freshman mistake in the first half with the inbounds play but he responded very well. Great defender also. Hope we can keep him -roby I thought would have the advantage against eifert, but didn't look too take the action to him. Part of that was with haarms in the lane. He's all of 7 feet.
  18. 2 points
    Chuck Taylor

    In state kids?

    Yeah, I'm quoting myself from 2016 after reading Jacob Padilla's article. At the time of this post, there was a lot of discussion about missing on Khryi Thomas and Patton and some people on the board were thin skinned about the criticism. That missed the point. The point was that there were kids who could fill out the roster and provide stability. We didn't just "miss" on Thomas and Patton, we also didn't see the value of Thurman, Hagedorn, Chandler, Logan Strom (redshirting at UNO) and a bunch of others. We went years with an empty scholarship that could have gone to one of these guys. Who should we have given a scholarship to? I don't know, that was Miles' job. I think he finally started offering guys because of the embarrassment of the misses, not because he suddenly realized that his recruiting philosophy might have been his undoing. He ended up with a thin roster that a couple of Nebraska kids could have saved.
  19. 2 points
    Perlman and Pedey and their reign of terror wasn't about major boosters. It was more about major egos.
  20. 2 points
    And kudos to my LJS paper delivery person who delivered. And whoever decided to change the starting time to 1:00 (for those not yet aware of this).
  21. 1 point
    Handy Johnson

    I'm not mad I'm just disappointed

    I’m already there...
  22. 1 point
    The Polish Rifle

    Jack Mitchell sounds off!!

    I think so too. I’ll wait to judge our commitment to basketball until after that hire is made. Seems like a lot of people wanting to write off our ADs commitment to basketball after being here for 1 year. I gave Miles 7 years to make his mark on Nebrasketball before writing him off, I’ll give Moos at least a couple years to attempt to make us a consistent winner.
  23. 1 point
    I...just...can't!!! Huskers 61 Mich 72
  24. 1 point
    I think a good example of this is the unparalleled Husker Basketball Board that we are on. The Fans who run it; and the Fans who populate it!
  25. 1 point
    tcp

    I'm not mad I'm just disappointed

    The Husker Tease. It should be a thing. This program reminds me of a non-nude stripper: you never get to see the whole package come together. Always something being held back. Someday, papa. Someday.
  26. 1 point
    I will say that I don't think this series will define the rest of the season at all. Oregon St is good, we haven't practiced outside all year, and we showed that we can take care of the lower end teams on our schedule. I will hold off judgement on the next two to three weeks until I see the games actually happened. A good point was brought up that we haven't fielded a ball on the dirt for practice purposes all year. Everything has been indoors on the turf. Oregon St was able to stay in Arizona after last week and practice all week outside.
  27. 1 point
    Chuck Taylor

    Jack Mitchell sounds off!!

    Maybe he didn't have the resources for a Final Four, but he certainly had resources for more than one tourney bid in 7 years. I get that people like TM, but I don't understand this need to shift the blame beyond where it lies. He has a D-1 conference winning percentage under .400 in TWELVE years. What on earth says he's a great coach who just needed support?
  28. 1 point
    brfrad

    I'm not mad I'm just disappointed

    I was listening to 590 AM and they brought up a good point. They said it was Miles trying to use humor, and the fact he was telling fans not to feel sorry for him if he gets let go.
  29. 1 point
    You sound petty and jelaous. Most people create wealth by utilizing what they have to the fullest, some start with nothing some with a lot. The whiners that think they are smarter than everyone else but "never had the same opportunities" are my favorite life losers cohort. They never take much risk, have little creativity or problem solving skills, don't understand money and sit around all day complaining why they don't have what someone else has. My advice.....stop worrying about how others got somewhere and put that effort into how you can get there.
  30. 1 point
    In my dreams we open up another checkbook and offer TM a front office job, like a recruiting coordinator.
  31. 1 point
    Handy Johnson

    Jack Mitchell sounds off!!

    I don’t buy the “lack of resources” bit anymore and there was someone in the crowd yesterday, initials T.O. that might chime in with his 2 cents when/if it comes to a new hire...
  32. 1 point
    brfrad

    I'm not mad I'm just disappointed

    I think we probably win 4, possibly 5 with Copeland (OSU,Wis,Ill, and Pur) (Mary , possible) That puts us at 10 - 7 in conference playing for seeding right now. Copeland was avg 14 points and shooting 35 % from 3. Tanner is avg. 2 5 and hasn't attempted a 3. That's almost a 12 point difference. . Were we playing great before Copeland went down? No, but we had 1 loss at home to MSU. Since he went down we have 4 losses at home. It hurt. The ? for Moos is should it be an excuse in year 7? That's the $ 3 million question.
  33. 1 point
    Bugeaters1

    Jack Mitchell sounds off!!

    http://klinam.streamon.fm/listen-pl-704
  34. 1 point
    AuroranHusker

    I'm not mad I'm just disappointed

    Nah, that's not really how it went, tho... It was *0-3, which includes the game Cope went down against OSU (a game in doubt at the time of injury). NU was 2-2 before that. Then, post-injury, those NU two home wins came against teams reeling with long losing streaks. And barely were won. Barely.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    Miles has never been defeated to this extent before in his career. He's met his match in P5, as so many other midmajor coaches before him have. This is all new to him. I still think if he's smart, he changes his trajectory and starts doing some bench time as an asst to a higher end P5 program and learning the missing skills he's never needed until now. He's too young and talented to just retreat back down. But he's going to have to eat his pride and accept that he has some learning to do that he can't do as the boss.
  37. 1 point
    Miles may very well leave Nebraska with a losing record overall. I’m not sure sure he is >>>>Doc or Collier. And he does have an offensive coordinator. His name is Mike Lewis. Either Lewis has failed to live up to expectations or Miles has not given him full reign. Either way...we just don’t have enough shooters. That’s a recruiting issue.
  38. 1 point
    Disappointed. Not surprised in the least that we are falling short of expectations. A bit surprised that we are this bad though
  39. 1 point
    I think that's Michael Lewis. Losing Kenya Hunter hurt quite a lot, tho. And, obviously, that Cope injury deep-sixed the Huskers in a lot of ways. So much promise... lost. In the blink of an eye.
  40. 1 point
    hskr4life

    Roby will be back. Book it

    Ya know... Roby might be gone if he shot it every time he was open.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    Solid effort today. Loved the energy Amir brought. Thought Glynn was going to go for 30. I hate Matt Haarms. Fouls every play and whines after every call. Killed on the boards 49-31 (offensive: 20-10) Purdue got to line a lot and hit almost every one up until the end (Purdue: 23/26; 88%), (Nebraska: 14/17; 82%) Palmer drives me crazy. Beginning of the season he was taking it to the basket and getting a ton of foul shots. Past 10+ games he's been settling and forcing bad shots. Have to admit I was shocked when he was the leading the break and dumped it off to Roby for the jam. Seems like Palmer takes that shot 99% of the time.
  43. 1 point
    We're just not a smart basketball team. we don't communicate well or consistently on the court. most of the teams in this league have improved over the course of the season. we're one of the few that has gotten demonstrably worse. fortunately, that phase ends in a few weeks. I have to have a team that plays hard and plays smart, and I'll sacrifice some talent for that every time. And I'll take the Mites over this club every single time for that reason.
  44. 1 point
    Based on score, effort, whatever you want to go by, NU was competitive. NU should have won the game. Some will bring up rebounds but when there’s 9 missed threes by one dude...I don’t know. There were some bad ones where all we had to do was box out (45) but most of the time I wasn’t terribly concerned about effort etc. Amir’s foul was clean on the sideline swipe. Purdue shot ninety whatever percent from the line. But what bugged me about flow was Roby seems like he can get hacked with no call but he gets fouls called on him. The dunk was horrible. Palmer is going through something that is unexplainable at this point. His shots just will not fall. Cope plays today and we win by double digits easily. We all know what’s coming in two weeks though.
  45. 1 point
    redsteve

    Kalynn Meyer

    I think she was near the state discus record as a sophomore.....Over 150 ft...and holds the state meet discus record...set last year, or something lie that... Her dad still holds the Nebraska HS boys discus record. Over 200 ft Volleyball, basketball, track....name a sport. She's almost freakish...and has the family heritage to boot. Coach Cook will make her a premier player ....with her athletic abilities
  46. 1 point
    Any time that Tom Crean loses in heartbreaking fashion, an angel gets his wings.
  47. 1 point
    Forbes is one of the very few midmajors Im intrigued by. I think we need to stay away from that route, but if thats the way we go, he's the guy
  48. 1 point
    atskooc

    Cryptic tweet is cryptic

    I'm thisclose to downvoting you for not including a semicolon reference here.
  49. 0 points
    I'm not mad I'm just disappointed My wife used to say this to me all the time. The guilt trip of all guilt trips.... Carry on.
  50. -1 points
    Blah, blah, blah..I would sum up your post thusly: "I like the boot on my face. You should like it too." If you can't see the harm the extremely wealthy have done to this country, then I can't help you. Go Big Red!
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