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  1. This basketball season is lost. No ifs, and, or buts about it. But this is one of those days for me that puts life into context, and in a good way. My wife and I have been foster parents to a joyful little boy for the last 678 days. We've been in and out of the hospital with him with a variety of issues, among them two cranial reconstruction surgeries. It's been a long, long journey, but in a few short hours he will be ADOPTED. He is my son. He is home forever, and we are eternally grateful. So even though we're mired in the middle of the most Nebrasketball-ish Ne
    47 points
  2. Kent Pavelka

    The Best

    I'm not exactly sure why I am motivated to suspend my longtime status as fan and lurker of the best Husker basketball site on the planet. On second thought, I do know. I am so juiced that I may never come down. Actually I just wanted to join the fray here briefly after one of the very best times in my broadcast career. This season has been the best. The Wisconsin game was the best. Tim Miles and his staff are the best. These players are the best. The Vault is the best. Nebrasketball fans are the best. The RedZone is the best. Heck, even Matt Davison is the best. Thanks to all
    41 points
  3. i have to get this off my chest. This site is the best place for me to be even when we are picking on each other like family does. The real reason I say that is and I don't want to sound to morbid but I got the call this morning that my Mom who has been in hospice for the last month was most likely not going to make it through the day. They were right. She passed this afternoon around 2ish and after all the whirl wind stopped I checked here because I needed to go somewhere else but couldn't leave the room. First thing I see is that we get Allen. and I start to read
    40 points
  4. This thread isn't about Nebraska Basketball, but, maybe there are some parallels. I want to give an update on my son Seth's health. For you new to the board, he has a condition called MDS--basically it's a form of leukemia. His body has an inability to produce red blood cells. This disease normally attacks the body's ability to produce white cells, but not in Seth's case. He's an anomaly there. Let me cut to the chase: A new drug was approved for the treatment of MDS and Seth has been on it for the last 9 weeks. We didn't know if insurance would cover the cost ---$2000 or mo
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  5. Forget the tournament conversations for a moment. I want more seasons like this. The fact that were here in the second week of March and the dialogue on HHC is alive and well is so refreshing. Many of us have been through the years on HHC where conversations tend to die around January, where non-regulars become even more irregular, and those who are champions for sticking it out tend to have conversations about NyQuil, the angle a player's knee bends, and the decor of an opposing player's parent's basement. Thank you all for being here in March. Seriously. I want more s
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  6. I couldn't agree more that he made the smart move. Thomas Allen is a good kid and I can say this confidently after a personal interaction I had with him after the Butler game. As a lot of you probably know, about 30 minutes after home games a lot of the players come out of the locker room to see friends, family or to sign autographs for kids. We were tipped off to this nugget last year after the UTSA game. My 9 year old couldn't have been more thrilled to meet his favorite players. My son and I drive back for a game once a year but made a second trip this year over his spring break to see
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  7. Someone on campus just told me ... Good guy whatever happens. I expect he's done, but he's been a great guy and he's run a clean program and I absolutely wish him the best no matter what.
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  8. Some of you guys who are still "on the fence" with Miles, or are certain we could easily hire someone else to do better, must be pretty young. I'm not. I ain't gonna live forever. I want to see this NCAA tournament winless drought end. I'd like to see it go down this year and, if we make the tournament, I think it will. I think we're good enough to win at least a first-round game. Our resume might prevent us from proving we could do it, but just get this team in the tournament and I think they'll show they're a match-up nightmare for the Dance. If you re
    31 points
  9. Silverbacked1

    Little side note

    As I was sitting watching the game and listening to the young family behind me trying to keep their youngest entertained. They do a great job by the way 4 under the age of 7 I think the mom said, second year behind me and they are wonderful. Any how that made me look at two of my three that were with me. I started bringing them, one at a time then all three, more than 20 some years, as my oldest is 29 and I pretty sure I started him when he was at least 3 or 4. But then it kind of hit me that this is my 52 year of Nebraska Basketball, but will be the first without my
    30 points
  10. There is a need to reiterate the fact that Coach Miles IS a good coach. He would not have worked up to this level in the business if he was not a good coach. He was in fact, coach of the year just a couple years ago. He is well respected by his peers and he will not be unemployed long, once he leaves Nebraska. It simply isn't working out at this point. There are a number of reasons or perhaps excuses why, but it does appear the end is near in the Miles/Nebraska relationship. There is absolutely no reason or excuse to bash him, denigrate him or to create issues that aren't re
    29 points
  11. I'll take this one. He & the staff are meticulous teachers and game-planners, who demand maximum effort & attention to detail. There is nice balance between those expectations and acknowledging and/or critiquing performance. That creates a standard that, in turn, creates pride and improvement in team. That's how I've seen it. I've always been impressed and even motivated myself by being able to hang around a lot. Believe me, the vibe is spot-on.
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  12. This is going to take awhile, so please be patient with me. Years and years ago, soon after Dave started this website, a poster by the name of jimmykc (couldn't figure out why a guy from Kansas City was a Husker bball fan) started a thread called Enjoy Every Sandwich. I wondered what the heck he was talking about. Well, it was a reference to Warren Zevon's dealing with cancer. When you're diagnosed with it, that's what you do. All the little things, no matter how small, take on new meaning. You learn an appreciation for them. Jimmy, at that time, told us about the battle he was facing
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  13. Silverbacked1

    I am just sad

    After the game today I just sat in my seat and tried to think how I felt at that exact moment. The answer I came up with is sad. I say sad because I know that I will come home and start to hear from the people who really don't pay attention to the games (or trolls) say that we are bad and that Miles needs to go. I am sad that people have to start leaving in droves at the 4:16 mark of a home game. I am sad that those kids on that team have played so hard this year and I think that there just isn't anything left in the tank. I am sad that those co
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  14. Almost deserves its own thread, but has anyone ever seen anyone play better defense with 4 fouls as Webster did considering the caliber of player he was checking. That won us the ballgame.
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  15. I'm just thinking of a list of people I want to tell to just STFU and never offer another opinion about Nebraska basketball ever again. And if I ever hear anyone make another snarky remark about our head coach tweeting at halftime, I'm likely to punch them in the mouth. Just sayin.
    25 points
  16. I don't care what others say. This was one of the brightest eras for Nebrasketball in quite some time. Sad to see it coming to an end. Sure, things didn't always go as planned. But to run a clean program, make our first dance in 20 years, achieve our first 5* (transfer) of the Rivals era, and countless other things is huge. I remain 100% behind the assumption that we don't get Hoiberg if we don't hire Tim 7 years ago.
    24 points
  17. A long time ago, I used to watch every game and soak up every word the talking heads said, every point, all the analysis, all their expert opinions, all their insider insights, all their unnamed sources. Then the play, the game, the season, the career would happen and even if that talking head knew all the right people, all the right tactical and strategic details, even if they were the best informed SOB (scholar of basketball) they had (charitably) a 25% chance of being right. So I now understand that "knowing" and "actually happening" are not the same thing. If you see someone on
    24 points
  18. basketballjones

    Coach Miles

    Man... I'll tell ya what - I tend to be a contrarian at times. Even though I've been a vocal critic (but huge supporter at the same time), it just seems as the tides turn I go the other way. Been seeing a lot about firing Coach Miles, or asking about his job security (on this board and others). Quick question - are y'all nuts? I don't care about how tough or not tough our schedule was this year - Coach Miles just produced one of the best records we've ever had. We have one of the most talented, enjoyable teams I've ever seen in program history. Our players stay out of trouble
    24 points
  19. Found this amusing. The current official NCAA rpi has Garner Webb at #190 and Syracuse at #195. And we're at #48. And isn't Tai Webster basically doing what the NBA scouts told Andrew White he needed to be able to prove he could do? If you're so great, why isn't your team any better? Andrew White's solution is to try to find a better team; Tai Webster's solution is to make his team better.
    24 points
  20. I want to say thank you to the Nebraska Men's Basketball team for this season. Throw out wins and losses, throw out results. These young men have dedicated their lives to this program, this has been their world. They've given up their time, their blood, sweat and tears to be the best they can be and to try to elevate themselves, their teammates and this program. And for this as a mere fan of the basketball team that represents my state, I thank you. You have represented yourself exceptionally, as well as my beloved team and state.Thank you also to the coaches and staff of the basketball depart
    24 points
  21. What a disappointing way for things to come to an end. - Roby was killer. Just torpedoed any chance we had to make a game of it. The whole F2 thing with the TCU player was not good either. - It didn't help that JPJ didn't show up for the first half either. 0-10 at the break was pretty killer, too. Nice that he came out on fire in the second. - Tanner played his butt off, but he's not a guy that can carry a team. If you add that to normal JPJ and Roby games, maybe we've got something to work with. - And now we wait for whatever's next. I think it comes quickly. Prob
    23 points
  22. I just hope the next coach, whoever it is, works as hard through adversity as Tim Miles does. The writing has been on the wall for awhile. It would have been easy to just cash in his chips and phone it in the last few games of the season. Thomas Allen is out with injury; Nana Akenten chooses to repeatedly violate team rules and you're forced to suspend him; you're down half a dozen players across the season and now you're down to 8 players available, including just three of the original starters and three other guys who weren't even rotation guys. And yet h
    23 points
  23. If Tai gets drafted over Andrew White I will be happier than I can describe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    23 points
  24. 49r

    Hate Will Never Win

    22 points
  25. busticket

    Tim Miles Send Off

    When Tim first got here I took my son to the open scrimmage down in Lincoln. When the scrimmage was over and everyone got in the autograph line, my son and I were literally the last people in line. My son wanted to tough it out so we waited. By the time we made it to the tables to meet the team, coach had left because he had family in town and it was getting late. It was disappointing but I understood. Someone asked me for my contact info so I gave it to them, not really expecting anything. A week later I received a padded envelope from the university. I opened i
    22 points
  26. Again, I'm sorry my attempt at humor offended you. I wasn't trying to step on any toes; I'm genuinely surprised at your reaction. I thought the reference to the fire swamp from "The Princess Bride" was quite apropos. And I thought the unicorn would bring some levity to the discussion. I was obviously wrong. These periods of adversity bring out the worst in us. People aren't as interested in laughing about things. It's one of the reasons I started an off-topic thread about barbecue sauce: I wanted us to have something to connect with that wasn't controversial. I thi
    22 points
  27. Glynn Watson is going to go down as one of the best players in school history. With at least 20 games remaining in his career, he's on pace to finish in the top 10 in at least these categories: - Assists - Free Throw percentage (top 5) - Field goals made - Steals (top 3) - 3 pointers made - He's currently on pace to finish around 11th in scoring but an extended run or two in the post season could certainly help that cause. Still, the gap between 10th and 11th is pretty substantial. I don't think his impact is lost on most people here, but I think NU wo
    22 points
  28. How about Miles tonight tying that #3 spot for most wins in Nebrasketball history? Congrats, coach.
    22 points
  29. I never tweet at recruits... However some probably like the occasional "hope you come here" tweet. But I have seen 2 arguments with Jordan Cornish on twitter from husker fans! 1 from somebody I think posts A LOT on these forums. What is the point? Do we need to make it tougher to recruit here? We don't need to explain to recruits they don't fit in to opposing teams offenses then call them "touchy" when they don't agree. Or tell them they won't fit in at husker nation because of there twitter attitude. Let coaches coach and recruiters recruit! Keep your tweets to yourself! Rediculous.
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  30. And that Storm may allow me to attend way more than just winter break Huskers games! I recently accepted a Math Instructor position with SCC Beatrice, (hence the Storm) and my partner and I will move to Lincoln in late July! The Hard Hat is back!
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  31. Miles had no problem doing it 3 times.
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  32. Sam McKewon said it really well on the radio today. "Tim Miles made it cool to be a Nebraska Basketball fan again."
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  33. Yes, it's "good" Brady injured his back. You're opening hoping for people on our team to be injured so we can't play. You come on here like they are supposed to just lay down and quit for your benefit. They want to play; they've earned the right. You want those kids not to play? Get the AD to grow a set and take it from them. Until then, our team is on the court.
    21 points
  34. Amen. I'm all about family first -- and him missing a game for his daughter's wedding actually makes me think MORE highly of him. I wouldn't have even minded him missing Friday's game if need be. But you really mean to tell me he couldn't have attended a basketball game on Thursday afternoon and flew out right afterward? Instead, only showing up to the Rutgers game gives the appearance not of support but of an expected loss, which AGAIN he continues to hammer away at. I work in PR. Last season's statement of a need for consistency, and pointing out the 14-15 season right after one of our wi
    21 points
  35. Been thinking about this. Five seasons ago, when we last made a run to the NCAA tourney, people kept posting graphics from realtimerpi, etc., projected our odds of winning x, y, and z number of games to finish the season. I completely disregarded those charts with projections of our percentage chances of winning various games. Instead, I said we're either good enough (to make the dance) or we're not. If we're good enough, we're going to win the games we need to in order to get in, and, at the time, I thought we were good enough. So, the needle moved from, like, 0.2%
    21 points
  36. I am a bit confused about the negativity towards Isaiah Roby. And this is not meant to be disrespectful towards those with these views. But I guess I look at him and his role much differently. He is not scoring at high levels, granted. But is that his role this year? When the starting five is on the floor, he likely is the 4th or 5th option. He does not bitch and moan about it, rather, he does his assigned jobs. He does get some cheap fouls, some earned, some are head scratchers; but he also makes plays when plays are necessary. Here are other things he does well: - he is setting
    21 points
  37. So I don't post nearly as much as I used to (duh) but believe me, I watch EVERY game and sometimes, kind of miss the old report cards I used to do from 2004-2015. I also regularly read this awesome website that Matt does a GREAT job with. Anyway, I've been absolutely BLOWN AWAY by how good of a FLOOR COACH (especially situationally) Fred Hoiberg is. Sure, we all know he can recruit... we all know he played in the NBA 10 years... we all know he was in the T-Wolves front office... We all know he built ISU into a winner, regularly put guys into the NBA and coached the Bull
    20 points
  38. I like beating Iowa. - Night and day different from the Rutgers game. - It's fun beating Iowa - Thor has turned into a difference maker. Don't think I would have predicted that one. - It's wonderful beating Iowa - We seem to play better when Green isn't playing much. I wouldn't have predicted that one, either. - It's good to beat Iowa - I thought Yvan and Kevin did pretty well against Iowa's trees. - I think beating Iowa something everyone can get behind. - Defense did a good job across the board. - Who doesn't think beating Iowa is a
    20 points
  39. Statement from Coach Tim Miles: “Thank you to the University of Nebraska for a remarkable journey. It was a great honor to represent this University the past seven years. I am extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish during my tenure, most notably developing relationships with so many fantastic people associated with the Huskers. “A special thank you and deep gratitude to our players and parents who have been with us and supported us over the years. Thanks to our coaches, legends, alumni and to all of the support staff who interact with our program on a daily basis and made
    20 points
  40. ladyhusker

    N.I.T. Order Form

    Permit me a brief rant here -- this really ticks me off. If I'm remembering correctly, these used to go out in mid-February. I get that we were in a swoon, but there were still enough games left on the schedule that the NIT was still very much a possibility, if not the NCAA. It's possible I'm reading too much into this (but given the apparent trend, I don't think I am) -- but the fact that our own athletic department didn't see fit to send so much as an email indicating that this might be on the horizon is frustrating to me. It's fascinating that @hhcmatt started really talking about it on Twi
    20 points
  41. Harris lost 20 pounds and needs time to recover, Nana has been sick for a while now, and we still happen to be the 15th team in the nation in offensive efficiency. We have five guys who can put it on the floor and shoot the long ball as well as four guys that can post up their position. We have one of the best starting fives in all of college basketball. Talk to any opposing coach. They will tell you we are a nightmare to game plan for and we are good enough that even when they come upon a good game plan, it won't always be enough as we still can get the win. That's how talented those 5 guys a
    20 points
  42. I’ve always like McDermott for some reason - seemed like a good dude. Miles always lost and took it like a champ. Tonight the tables flipped and McDermott took it like a sore freaking loser. It was pathetic. Hopefully he grows up a little bit, I always appreciated his and Miles banter. He apparently can only be on one side of the table.
    20 points
  43. If I'm Miles, and you're the AD, and you do what you say and I kick ass next year and win an NCAA tourney game, and you then approach me about a long term deal, I'm going to say, "Long term? Like what? Two years instead of one? So generous. Thanks, but I'm going to find a 7 year deal somewhere else and good luck with the coaching search to replace me." If I'm Moos this year, I come out PROMPTLY after the Final 4 with AT LEAST a 2 year deal if not 3. Maybe structure buyouts in such a way that I can cut ties a little more easily next year if things go south. But I bring Tim forw
    20 points
  44. Im hoping for the same as well idk if I actually posted this or not but he should have red shirted. He was not physically ready which I believe caused him to struggle and have confidence issues. But I've seen this story before It was pretty much the exact same with his freshman yr of highschool as far as his play and development and kinda team as a whole. Idk how this translates to college but sophomore yr they won a regional title ? Im expecting big things next yr
    20 points
  45. I just feel lucky that we have the basketball savant that is Marc Boehm getting to work with and oversee his soon to be 4th basketball coach. He’s done such great work here. Consistent winning. Lots of NCAA Tournament appearances in his 19 years. Continued domination of Creighton. Player after player into the NBA. Marc also helped oversee the magnificent handling of Connie Yori and ensuring our women’s team lost the one great thing it had over the last 25 years. Marketing wise, Marc helped lead this program into all of our hearts. Constantly with the hottest basketbal
    19 points
  46. I can't figure out how to downvote on my phone and I'm not currently at a computer to do it there. But please let this suffice instead: actively rooting for your own team to fail because you want to fire someone sooner is a fairly crappy thing to say. Who are you to say that the guys wouldn't rather spend spring break playing the game they love with the teammates they love? I'm sorry if it may inconvenience you as a "fan" to have to wait another few days for a group who has worked countless hours over the past year (or several years) trying to represent this university and state well to get ca
    19 points
  47. Pickford....there's something fishy about this guy. Look at his picture.
    19 points
  48. Time for a little professional photo editing work to make this photo more palatable. You guys are welcome.
    19 points
  49. Eff that. Andrew White III is the new Biggs. Boston College breaks their 20-loss conference drought with a dominating 96-81 victory over Syracuse. AWIII is the end of the Syracuse basketball.
    19 points
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