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  1. 6 points
    basketballjones

    Opening Night Scrimmage

    Was at the scrimmage last night. I just want to be crystal, crystal clear here: I’M NOT SAYING WE’VE BEEN SOLD A LEMON OR THAT WE SUCK OR THAT HOIBERG SUCKS OR THAT MILES NEEDS TO BE BACK OR THAT OUR PETS HEADS ARE FALLING OFF.... but.... if I were you, reader of this post, I’d slightly temper and adjust my expectations for THIS SEASON. Here’s just a few thoughts: -Higher chance we have a rough year this year than a good year. Lots of skinny dudes, with almost no bigs. B1G not gonna be fun this year. -Yvan is not ready. Closer to 6’7” than he is 6’9”. Huge build (and a huge head, so he’s always going to perplex this board in regards to his “true” height), very strong, but was working against fellow, 6’7”, freshman Kevin Cross. I don’t think we lucked into our own secret Giannis, but he’ll be a serviceable banger if he sticks around. -Mack is as advertised. Not sure he can shoot from outside. Shot from deep does not look natural or rhythmic. But boy can he slash the paint, finish, and find dudes. I’d describe him as a “violent” driver. -History says Jervay Green will struggle this year (JUCO shooter/scorers in their first year of D1), and I imagine he’ll prove that trend correct. He’ll show flashes of brilliance from time to time and probably have a very good senior year next year. -Is Stevenson eligible? Because if he isn’t I’m not sure who will get a rebound. -Kavas (sp?) and Cheatman (sp?) are really nice, experienced senior plays that I wish many of our previous teams had on them. Not superstars by any means, but complete basketball players (for what they do), that will be very serviceable. -Burke is a sprinter with the ball in his hands. Nice guy to have with Mack. Not sure if he can shoot, but he’s a hard working, athletic, aggressive player. -(gonna sneak this in here) Last years healthy top 6 beats whoever this years top 6 is pretty handily. There’s no Robys, Copelands, or Palmers out there. Miles shouldn’t be allowed to coach again after squandering our opportunity last year. I didn’t say that. I don’t mean that. I’m sorry Tim I still love you. -This years team will have a lot more serviceable, decent players that can just play ball than we’ve had in years past. Problem is we don’t have a definitive 1-5 and will be missing some serious size and girth (my wife agrees hey-o). -Banton (sp?) can literally be as good as he wants to be. If intangibles are there, all-big ten will be there.
  2. 5 points
    Handy Johnson

    The Athletic picks the Big Ten

    Where’s the apology for a Creighton player on the cover...?
  3. 4 points
    jayschool

    A couple big dudes

    Matt A. looks familiar. Where have I seen him before?
  4. 3 points
    thrasher31

    The Ghost of Nebrasketball Present

    The staff raves about Thor all the time. I think he'll give them a calming factor to the offense at least to start the year. He does some things really well, which will earn him minutes.
  5. 3 points
    49r

    The Ghost of Nebrasketball Present

    I think to me it's a forgone conclusion that Thor will be racking up lots of meaningful minutes at least to start the season.
  6. 3 points
    khoock

    Roster Attrition

    I get so nervous everytime there is new posts under this thread...
  7. 3 points
    I just don't see how we are not a top 25 team to end this year. We have 10 if not more people that can play. We should be able to run run run and switch the rotations every couple to few minutes. I think it will be Whitish Kissinger Eliely Brown Cain and then I think we switch it up to Haiby Hudson Verbeek Bourne Mershon I would almost be ok with Bourne starting instead of Brown just for the reason that the second lineup would have the big group of Sophomores together and last year at times that is when we were the best!!! I am excited for this year. I feel there is a lot of potential.
  8. 3 points
    It's up to any staff, anywhere, at any school, to work...to make a recruit interested in your school. That's what recruiting is...right?
  9. 3 points
    jayschool

    JPJ

    Maybe Tim should show up in the coaches' offices tomorrow, just in case there's some time warp factor we've not factored into the 2019-2020 equation.
  10. 3 points
    basketballjones

    Opening Night Scrimmage

    Roby, Copeland, Palmer we’re without a doubt big ten bodies. You’re flat out wrong if you disagree with that. Watson had serious big 10 experience. Borchart would start on this years team.
  11. 3 points
    fred1212

    Opening Night Scrimmage

  12. 3 points
    49r

    A couple big dudes

    You mean you didn't like this look???
  13. 2 points
    49r

    The Athletic picks the Big Ten

    Fred's first team at ISU finished last in the Big 12 so nothing is impossible.
  14. 2 points
    12dozen

    Who is your starting 5 and why?

    I too like our depth and look for a successful year. I'm not sure the lack of success last year, was due to inexperience. I feel we underachieved because Whitish, Cain, and Simon didn't perform up to expectations. The inexperienced players carried their weight, and then some. (IMO). Regardless, this year has plenty of potential. Should be an enjoyable ride.
  15. 2 points
    throwback

    The Athletic picks the Big Ten

    Obviously, this writer has forgotten that Iowa's worst nightmare, the God of Thunder, is still on the roster.
  16. 2 points
    hhcmatt

    2021 PG Chucky Hepburn -> Wisconsin

    Glynn was a nightmare for the other PGs to play against and an absolute rock in taking care of the ball but he wasn't a guy who could take the ball to the hole and wasn't necessarily making his teammates better through his passing (you can blame some/much of that on our style of offense). Not sure what Chucky has in the verbal leadership department one often looks for in a PG but Glynn unfortunately didn't have that.
  17. 2 points
    Huskerpapa

    2019 Football Outlook

    As I have said, over-hype sets very unfair expectations. The most level headed expectation I heard set in the preseason was by Bill Moos who said he thought six wins would be a reasonable expectation...well, I think that is pretty good expectation. But you know what, Ohio State is loaded with talent. And you know what else, if we could have somewhat held this game close, we would have lost because Ohio State were heads and tails better than us on special teams. Good grief, we were placed in a position to fair catch returnable kick-offs. We can still have a good season, we are better than last year, but we still are still in need of a lot of talent.
  18. 2 points
    Dean Smith

    Opening Night Scrimmage

    Yvan on Copeland? Cope scores as many as he wants on that matchup. Last year’s team vs this year’s team at this time of the year? I don’t see that as close at all. Call me a pessimist or a realist but my expectations for the year are not high. Maybe watching OSU play football has left me with a Husker hangover but we simply don’t have the Big 10 bodies. Our perimeter players were attacking the basket against almost no defense and had no one to meet them at the rim except our undersized bunch. Like always we have the ability to steal one here or there (mostly here) but if we have a game where we shoot like we did in the scrimmage there is no one in conference we can even stay close. I think by being realistic you can get a pleasant surprise and you can skip the sky is falling fire Frost, bench Martinez stuff during basketball season.
  19. 2 points
    jimmykc

    Opening Night Scrimmage

    Addendum to yesterdays press release: Nebraska announces Ed Weir Stadium will be the temporary home for the gigantic egg being laid tonight.
  20. 2 points
    Norm Peterson

    Opening Night Scrimmage

    I was ... struck ... by the way Yvan was sealing Kevin Cross down low and scoring over him. He's nowhere near a finished package, Yvan. But he has a lot of lower body strength and you don't move him; he moves you. And whoever said he's just 6'7 should probably revisit that. From what I could see, he has an inch or so on Dalano Banton. The people who were pencilling him in as a starter were probably right. Having said that, he really would have benefited from being here all summer. Thor was draining treys in warmups, by the way. And hit one or two during the scrimmage. Probably no one has benefited more from Hoiberg's coaching.
  21. 2 points
    Dead Dog Alley

    The Program Athletics

    Maybe the longest first sentence that did not include a semi-colon; which, when one is deliberately trying to lengthen a sentence, can be considered cheating; even if it is technically grammatically correct?
  22. 1 point
    Silverbacked1

    2019 Football Outlook

    Okay but wow it almost sounds like my friends who play Fantasy football.. I'm dropping this guy and this guy and picking up this guy. Real life isn't like that, you know?
  23. 1 point
    HuskerFever

    2019 Football Outlook

    November basketball can't come soon enough.
  24. 1 point
    Bugeaters1

    Who is your starting 5 and why?

    I wouldn't hold my breath on leaving a player/s on the floor if doing well. I don't think that coach can let a player on the floor without subbing the out. It's not in her DNA to do that. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    jimmykc

    The Athletic picks the Big Ten

    Well, that's it. No more afternoons in the sack with Lindy for me. I might get my soul eaten.
  26. 1 point
    For a team that went 6-14 in the B1G, we STILL won 19 games and advanced farther in the NIT than the year before. Like others have speculated, you just don’t know who might blow-up or who might be a big letdown. I think the Conference is pretty soft in the middle & we could easily finish in the 6-10 range & yes maybe DANCING .....!
  27. 1 point
    49r

    This happened at Kansas

  28. 1 point
    hhcmatt

    This happened at Kansas

    We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons, but that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.
  29. 1 point
    MitchMcGaryMunchies

    JPJ

    The LA Clippers are taking-on the Yao Ming-owned Shanghai Sharks in a preseason game from Honolulu. Being televised on NBATV right now. JPJ got 5 minutes of playing time (and 3 points) in their first preseason game against the Rockets, so you may have a better chance of catching a glimpse of Ty Lue in his Hawaiian shirt.
  30. 1 point
    49r

    This happened at Kansas

    Gotta say, he's not wrong here: It's not nessecarily the message that KU sends that's the issue here...it's the context that's the problem.
  31. 1 point
    hhcmatt

    The Ghost of Nebrasketball Present

    The question I have about Mack is whether or not he might be the best answer to the question posed overseas: 'what do we do when things aren't going our way' aka 'how do we stop a run' Just to state the obivous Legit Strength: Depth at guard Legit Weakness: Lack of depth at F/C Assume we'll be an above average shooting team and below average rebounding team. Our success then might hinge on the turnover battle.
  32. 1 point
    49r

    The Ghost of Nebrasketball Present

    @Norm Peterson the thing that keeps coming to my mind when thinking about what could be is the 2017-18 Ohio State Buckeyes. Remember that year they fired Thad Matta and replaced him with Holtmann and with a greatly depleted roster from a fairly uninspiring team the year before, they were picked by most pundits as one of the bottom four teams: https://bustingbrackets.com/2017/10/06/big-ten-basketball-2017-18-preseason-predictions/4/ They had a roster with a couple of exciting athletic guys but lacked size...and for all of those deficiencies they only finished 3rd in the Big Ten and a 5 seed in the dance. I'm not saying to expect us to have a season like that, or even close to it, but one never knows. If this team can gel and if they are able to rack up a few wins early in the year, who knows?
  33. 1 point
    hskr4life

    2020 SF Tibet Görener

    You certainly weren't the only one. Thanks Norm!
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    Navin R. Johnson

    Italy Trip

    I was with directv for 20 years and switched to Dish 2 months ago. They better have BTN back by basketball season.
  36. 1 point
    Silverbacked1

    The Athletic picks the Big Ten

    I think as a crowd/fans enjoy the underdog roll around here for Basketball.. It allows us to have a chip on our shoulder and if we fall apart in the end then many can just shrug their shoulders and say "we aren't any good anyway" Most on here don't think that way but I know some who do.
  37. 1 point
    Imma save y'all a phone call because that's just the kind of guy I am. So, I still hadn't gotten my e-mail about tickets. I called and they confirmed my order for 4 seats. They said the e-mail had been sent. I could not find it in my inbox or junk folder or anything. I double checked that they had the right e-mail address. They told me I could log into my account and reissue them to myself, which I did. Still no e-mail. Called back and, long story short ... THEY ARE HAVING COMPUTER PROBLEMS. IF YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR TICKETS BY NOON ON FRIDAY, YOU CAN CALL AND THEY WILL PRINT THEM AND HOLD THEM FOR YOU AT WILL-CALL. But don't do that until they know for sure they can't get the software fixed because they don't want to have a bunch of tickets waiting at Will-Call if they don't need to. Anyone else facing this issue?
  38. 1 point
    Norm Peterson

    Opening Night Scrimmage

    You. The. Man.
  39. 1 point
    jdw

    Ouedraogo

    Creighton fans aren't people.
  40. 1 point
    Bugeaters1

    Walk ons

  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    atskooc

    Countdown to NU Hoops

    I sure hope so.
  43. 1 point
    imnothipp

    2021 C Wilhelm Breidenbach 4 star

    visiting (official) next weekend per Rivals. Sounds like NU and Stanford lead.
  44. 1 point
    Vinny

    2019 PF Akol Arop - LOI

    No inside knowledge here just my recent experience. Was heading to Thailand in February, my passport expired in July and I thought nothing of it. It didn’t expire before I was coming back. However it expired within the 180 day max you are allowed to stay without a work visa or similar long term travel doc. Almost missed the trip because of it. A lot of people looking to run from something do so in Thailand and they will not let you in and will turn you back at customs if your passport expires within 180 days of your arrival regardless of your purchased travel itinerary. With international travel there are many caveats. Any of those caveats could be called a paperwork mixup.
  45. 1 point
    We've been expecting it for awhile
  46. 1 point
    If I hadn't moved on to fully get behind and support the new Nebrasketball regime, I might still be annoyed by this.
  47. 1 point
    colhusker

    A couple big dudes

    Weren't we both on the same team?
  48. 1 point
    49r

    Keeping up with the offers/visits

    Robin Washut has some good pics:
  49. 1 point
    jimmykc

    Opening Night Scrimmage

    Just to get this straight, I surmise when we refer to the Fenbo it will be anything which happens on the court and we should thank First National Bank of Omaha and when we enter the arena it will still be the Piba and the Pinnacle Bank should occupy our thoughts. Does anyone know how much it costs these financial institutions and how long their sponsorship lasts? I'm trying to decide where to move my checking account. (Will probably be most influenced by whether I want the toaster or the mini-crockpot more).
  50. 1 point
    jimmykc

    Opening Night Scrimmage

    I just caught Rick Ross on "The View" (and ,no, this is not jimmy-coming-out-day, the wife was watching it). At any rate, he does seem like an unusual choice to initiate Hoiberg's first basketball kickoff event. Does anyone know who was in charge of lining up the musical guest? Was it the coach, the team, the UNL brass, the Pinnacle brass, Moos, Les Miles, Tim Miles, the rebounders...? Or was it just because Rick happened to be available for the right price and wanted some more publicity for his new autobiography? Just wondering? Does anyone know how many tunes he will be allowed to croon? Will the announcer be allowed to give Jean adequate warning regarding when to apply her ear plugs? And I did learn from Whoopie's insightful interview that Rick's Dad was a college professor and his Mom was a nurse. He also has a lot of sweet tattoos.
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