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  1. I just wanted to thank all the posters that have been here for years. You have made this a fabulous website. Way to go, guys! My lack of posting here over the last 18 months has nothing to do about anything political. I have given up following sports. There are more important things in life. Many here have supported my son Seth's battle with MDS with money and prayers over the last several years. Here's an update: Seth and Mrs. cip have been at Mayo since May 15. Seth had his blood marrow transplant last Thursday. So far, so good. If everything proceeds well, they will be back home the middle of September. It's been a long ass journey, and I thank everyone here for helping. The hardest part for me being alone is trying to cook for one. So, if anyone wants to come to Stromsburg for a steak or a burger, let me know. It's on me. GBR!
    32 points
  2. Faux Mike Peltz

    Investment

    Hey guys. Sorry for my vent. Lifelong diehard here. My family purchased season tickets when I was in 8th grade- back in 1990. (I know, I’m old) Experienced the highs of Nee’s teams to being a proud member of the “6500” barflencht coined us during the Collier years, to attending Doc’s basketball 101 events, to befriending players on Coach Miles teams. Thought Fred was an absolute home run “I can’t believe we got him” hire. I work with about 50% bluejay alums. I bet them donuts for the office every year. I’ll be waking up early tomorrow to buy 7 dozen and get crap thrown- and deservedly so. I drive from Omaha to each home game. Leave work early to make the 6pm games. Even took a half day of PTO today to “prepare” for the CU game. I just told my son I have no motivation to leave work Friday and go watch the team against Idaho State. I’ll go to the Sunday game, but this is just painful to watch. It’s like they’re not even being coached. I drive thousands of miles (I calculated and it’s kind of sobering) every season to pay my $5 to park so I can make the trek over the bridge while I can’t feel my face in January and hope it doesn’t start to be white out conditions for the drive home so I can see my daughter and wife again and don’t slide into the ditch so I could see Verge go 4-23. And do it again and again. I buy into the hype as much as anyone. Tominaga is close to Curry. Lat made 88 out of 100 threes. Keon would start at most schools- so would Wilcher, Wilhelm has grown to 6-10, up from 6-9, Bryce is already a lottery pick….I must love punishment. Actually, most of us longtime season ticket holders and diehards must. I have balls of steel from them being kicked so many times. When I think about all of the money I throw out the window on tickets, gas, mileage, my time, etc, etc…it’s probably not a great investment. But I’ll keep coming back. I’ll keep clinging on hope that we get it figured out. That Verge will settle in and become a distributor. The Tominaga hones in his bombs. That Walker remembers he had to sit out games and to play like he did when he first was eligible. That K-Web will lead us now to some wins. That is all. I’m down. I’m spending 80+ bucks on donuts to feed my overweight bluejay coworkers tomorrow morning. This is my 7th year I’ve lost the bet, out of 8 years there. No worries, I now budget for it….
    25 points
  3. hhcmatt

    Ramel Lloyd Jr is N

    The big 6'6" class of 2022 combo guard chooses Nebraska over the likes of Oregon, Arkansas, Illinois, Baylor, Rutgers, Washington, Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgetown, and USC.
    20 points
  4. This is all I've got... Not great results. Still many question marks on this season and the next. But these kids...these college student athletes. They've been through a wild season and managed through a pandemic as well. I appreciate the work they put in. I'm happy they got to play nearly all their games. And they wore the Nebraska script on their jerseys the best they could. We'll get back at it next season, but I appreciate the effort put into this one, especially given all the circumstances out of our control.
    20 points
  5. One key to the game: a season low 3 FT attempts
    19 points
  6. @hhcmatt can you disable Johnson's account please?
    18 points
  7. 49r

    Next seasons players

    I will never understand this type of thinking. There are few people anywhere as invested in the fortunes of the Husker hoops program as Thor. We need more guys on the team like him, not less, IMO.
    18 points
  8. I get where @hhcdave is coming from on this. I get why he's so beside himself with astonished disappointment. That was perhaps the worst performance by a Husker men's basketball team I've ever seen. And that goes back a long ways. And, sure, there have been more embarrassing losses. Games where we got beaten worse by lesser opponents. What was truly, glaringly bad about that loss last night was the off-the-charts refusal by certain players to run any sort of team offense. I don't want to watch your shake-n-bake bullshit all season long. Quit trying your behind-the-back dribbling in traffic in the lane. PASS THE FRICKING BALL (except I didn't say "fricking.") Involve your teammates in the offense. I'm going to grow real damn tired of watching 1-on-5 hero ball this year. "I just want to do whatever I can to help my team win." Sure you do. Talk is cheap. Prove it on the court.
    17 points
  9. hskr4life

    Seat Yourself Process

    I am officially a season ticket holder for the first time in my life. Pumped!
    17 points
  10. throwback

    Summer Notes

    Coach Hoiberg was on Sports Nightly tonight - I was in the car, so going from memory: Guys have about one more week of summer workouts before they send them home for a couple of weeks before school starts First player he brought up (unsolicited) was Breidenbach (somewhat surprisingly) - since being cleared after the injury, he's been very impressive Then he talked about B McGowens - says he just takes over some of the workouts/scrimmages - hit 4 or 5 3s in a row today in practice Then brought up T McGowens and how he's showing great leadership and he's focused on finding the hot hand, like with Bryce in practice today Finally mentioned Verge and how great he's been since arriving - he's a huge addition with losing Banton so late to the draft When asked about Tominaga at the Olympics, he said how great it's been to see him play so well against much older and more seasoned players - and how they're excited to get him on campus and in their offense - because teams will have to guard him all over the floor, it's really going to open things up for everyone else, and they envision a big role for him There will be media availability for players tomorrow - some of the players who didn't speak last week should be available this time Also caught Buzzy on 93.7 earlier today - he also brought up Breidenbach, talked about how impressive he's been and how hard he's working - and that he will play some 4 and some 5 this season - you can just hear it in the coaches' voices how much they like him - my guess is they knew he was good when they recruited him, but now that he's healthy and they can see him up close, it feels like they're getting far more than they expected.
    17 points
  11. 17 points
  12. millerhusker

    Roby

    Roby now has more career starts than Justin Patton and Khyri Thomas combined. Feels good.
    17 points
  13. A bit surprised with all the negativity. The team that walked out against Western Illinois would have got rolled badly in this game. We should have won this game. Far and away the best game we have played this year. Not perfect by any means, but there were times the ball movement was excellent. Problem was guys like Wilcher were cold and missing their open looks. I thought the decision making on when to attack vs pass, especially by Verge, was much better. Not a lot of hero ball; Fred wanted to see players make the easy play and I thought this was the best all season we have done that. Finally looked a bit like Hoiberg ball out there. I had no hope going into Big Ten play before this game. If we play like this, or heaven forbid keep improving, we are going to be proud of this team. We were a dumpster fire our first 5 games. We are making big progress. It was a great effort tonight and I was proud of the fight, even if we came up a hair short.
    16 points
  14. Dean Smith

    Summer Notes

    It’s not a 3v3 tournament. It’s the Olympic Games held in his home country. I’m an epl fan and my favorites club is losing players to the olympics as well, which is unfortunate for the club and fans like me but a no brainer for the players. You have a chance to represent your country in one of the biggest sporting events in the world that only takes place every four years and you think he should turn it down to get to preseason work outs in Lincoln?
    16 points
  15. kldm64

    I HATE CREIGHTON

    That is all.
    15 points
  16. Thunder came first. Thanks to @jimmykc for bringing this to the Board's attention! Though I am in Lincoln, I probably won't be able to get to every UNL game. But at the games that I do attend, you bet I'll still be in the hard hat and dancing if possible!
    15 points
  17. How many times have we asked ourselves... "where does Purdue find these goofy, awkward 7 footers who put up 20 on us?" Time for the tables to turn. Welcome young man!
    15 points
  18. 1. Who the hell else is going to be on my team from year to year? I plan on being here 3-4 years. This is my team, my family, the people I am going to spend the most time with. Is every year going to be like Freshman Orientation at the dorm? You say this like you feel this is exclusive to Nebraska. The turnover is everywhere. In fact, regardless of your plan to stay here for 3-4 years, odds are that you'd be transferring (or "shown the door") yourself. I suspect most of the kids in the transfer portal were planning on staying at their respective schools for the long haul. Plans change. 2. Are you committed to developing me and letting me learn/grow? Or am I going to be shown the door after year 1-2 because I did not come in completely ready-made? Are you asking Coach if he's dedicated to being a coach? Really? And I suspect if Coach wanted you on his team enough to be recruiting you that he would tell you what you wanted to hear. Coaches do this all the time, then turn out to be different people than they are when they're recruiting kids. Austin Reaves went to Wichita State, and once he got there he realized he absolutely HATED Coach Marshall. You think Coach Marshall gave Austin the impression he was so hate-able sitting around the kitchen table or when Reaves was on an official visit? 3. Will I be surrounded by high character guys? Or are you going to be brining a bunch of dudes in who have been shown the door at other places? Are you trying to determine the roster, or are you going to leave that up to the coach? Are you going to be calling sets and running practices as well? 4. Am I going to be recruited-over every single year? I understand the job is to bring in the best players you can and build the best team you can. But I'm not feeling a lot of confidence when I notice you've contacted EVERY SINGLE KID IN THE TRANSFER PORTAL. Every coach (well, every coach who's worth a damn) is going to try to over-recruit his roster every year. To require your coach to not try to recruit a better player than you are is misguided at best.
    15 points
  19. hhcmatt

    Kobe is back...

    We just got a guy who is willing to come off the bench, can put up 20+ in a game, and is a free scholarship.
    15 points
  20. Jacob Padilla

    Why the hate

    Teddy Allen is scoring 0.967 points per possession, which Synergy classifies as "very good" and in the 73rd percentile. He's "very good" both in the halfcourt and in transition. He's in the 72nd percentile or better in each of his top four play types (spot up = 1.033 PPP, 72%; transition = 1.173 PPP, 74%; off screen = 1.128, 76%; P&R ball-handler = 0.921, 82%). He's also in the 64th percentile in isolation after that Penn State game, scoring 0.867 PPP ("good"). Teddy is above average at almost everything he does offensively. The man-to-man defense and turnover issues are a problem, but there are a lot of talented players that struggle in those areas yet still succeed. If you can't find a way to win with that, that's probably more of a you problem than a Teddy one. He's the least of Nebraska's problems, especially with the way he's been playing the last several games. I think people get too caught up on the 1, 2 or 3 plays a game that look really bad. He's still a net positive even with a bad shot here and there, and honestly, some of those "bad shots" have a better chance of going in than a lot of the other things Nebraska has been doing on offense. Between shot attempts, free-throw attempts, assists and turnovers, Teddy's using up roughly 20 possessions per game. Nebraska is averaging 74.4 possessions per game. Other guys have plenty of opportunities to stay involved.
    15 points
  21. 15 points
  22. Chuck Taylor

    Teddy

    Teddy shouldn't be the focus on "what's wrong with this team?" Bart Torvik rates him our most effective player, by a decent margin over Delano and a large margin over Trey. Yeah, his behavior is troubling, but a year ago everyone was convinced that FH would handle him. So he's exactly what we thought we were getting, except now the team is crap and some people are looking to point fingers. We signed up fo: a high-volume, high-scoring player with some baggage. We have one.
    15 points
  23. In case you were curious, the team is 100% vaccinated
    14 points
  24. He's under the weather. I took the liberty of flawlessly photoshopping him in.
    14 points
  25. No one was “to be fair” to us when we had no Walker for much of the season. And no one was “to be fair” to us when our players had to sit out for a month mid-season. And no one is “to be fair” to us when our players struggle with post-Civid fatigue. And no one is “to be fair” to us when we play a game every other day (with a back-to-back slipped in there just for the heck-of-it).
    14 points
  26. As much as it is a joke on this web site, Creighton gets kids who fit their system right out of the gate. I have officially never looking at who is coming in, I am tired of reading all the hype about a kid and then making it impossible for them to be that good. Will keep going and cheering, fuck this is year 54 so can’t stop now! actually am scared that if they ever do win an NCAA game I will die soon after because I then would have seen everything.
    13 points
  27. Growing up 120 miles west of Omaha, I had never even really heard of Creighton until I was 12 years old. Looking back, those were 12 pretty good years.
    13 points
  28. 13 points
  29. uneblinstu

    CJ Wilcher is N

    Recruiting the transferring brother of the 5-star recruit is the new black.
    13 points
  30. HuskerFever

    Why the hate

    These are the same people that would go up to him to try to get a photo with him after the game if we had a winning record in the Big Ten. * Correction...these people don't even attend the games; they get their hoops news from social media, look at our record, complain, then move on to something else.
    13 points
  31. basketballjones

    Hot Seat

    No. I've been highly critical of Hoiberg et al this year. But no. You absolutely have to take these things into consideration: 1. No one was returning from Miles's last team. And the recruiting class he was bringing in was hot trash. Hoiberg had to literally round up whoever he could find to have a team. 2. Last year wasn't just a "covid year" for us. It was a disaster. I really think last year's team was significantly better than what we saw. Also, he kept dudes fighting and playing all year, regardless of the record. 3. To me, this truly is year 1. Year 1.5 at best. I also think we're pivoting. Zigging while others are zagging. Hoiberg and crew were on the cutting edge with transfers. But now that everyone is doing it and it's way weirder, I like the traditional guys they're bringing in. Lawrence, Dawson, and Lloyd are all supposedly just super solid players that fit well with Wilhelm, McPherson, Oleg, and Tominaga (Bryce and Trey are gone don't even try to think about them here next year. Won't happen). And, supposedly, Blaise Keita is maybe the best big available out there. Let's give this time.
    12 points
  32. I read this thread before watching the game for the first time via replay…I saw us up by 23 over a nice opponent with about 4 minutes to go and was wondering which game you all watched. Isn’t this - considering the opponent - our best win of the year? Can’t count exhibitions. You recruit 5 stars to be 5 stars, and you recruit enough depth that somebody can spark you off the bench. It just won’t always be the same guy. Today it was Keisei. Bryce is just a flat out stud - he is coming into his own and we are all witnesses. The situation at PG will sort itself out and it already is. Webster is such a luxury. And also a great example why you don’t just transfer when they recruit over you. He’s been team-first since last year and that never wavered after they brought it Verge late. He’s your glue guy. Coach has to find some pieces to get us by until Trey returns. He was the heart of the team and set the tone with his intensity on both ends of the court. Some of our folks have really stepped up. Others - no reason to name them - have not. Look at the minute distribution tonight…trending. GBR
    12 points
  33. Logging onto the interwebs to see how the people felt about a game I didn’t watch any of last night.
    12 points
  34. Considering the alternative was for Nebraska to have an empty spot left from Banton deciding to keep his name in the NBA Draft… I don’t understand how anyone could think this is anything other than a great thing for the Huskers to get a player or this caliber with legitimate success at a Power6 conference school and that was getting looks from NBA teams before deciding to come back to play another season in college. He’s a grad transfer, so he has one season of eligibility, so he literally fills Banton’s empty spot for ‘21-‘22, and will leave that spot open again for the 2022 recruiting class. It’s a win-win.
    12 points
  35. Whoa whoa whoa...let us enjoy our first NCAA tournament win before we start jumping ahead like this...
    12 points
  36. aphilso1

    Keon Edwards is N

    No. Counterpoints: 1. Saying players leaving is "excellent news" is in poor taste. They're college guys, not pros. And once a Husker always a Husker. I wasn't a fan of Shamiel's game even prior to the season starting, but I'm certainly not going to call him losing his spot on the team as "excellent." That's similar to telling your buddy that his decision to get divorced is excellent news. Just not the right response, man. 2. The fact that graduating seniors are eligible for an extra year in '21'-22 AND WILL NOT COUNT AGAINST THE SCHOLARSHIP LIMIT has been discussed ad nauseam. So for Thor in particular, your comment is incredibly ignorant in addition to being tactless. 3. Your original comment had nothing to do with signing Keon. You could have quoted any number of other comments that are singing Keon's praises, but you didn't. Instead, you chose to quote the one about players being forced out the door as "excellent news." So don't come on here and pretend that you're the guy who got offended, when your comment was clearly intended to be malicious. I didn't downvote you originally, just for the record. But your follow-up absolutely earned one.
    12 points
  37. jayschool

    2021 Transfer SZN

    He needs to support his family, so I'm guessing he's hoping for a Creighton or Kansas offer.
    12 points
  38. Robin might want to avoid going to the CHI Health Center up in Omaha next season if he's trying to avoid a bunch of garbage bags.
    12 points
  39. Yeah, it's back to Thor bashing.
    12 points
  40. No inside info on Shamiel, but I would think that he would be playing with his hair on fire in the minutes he does get in order to earn more. Thor is not terrible. Yvan is not terrible. Are they limited at this level? Yes. But they are still valuable contributors to the team and so is Lat. I'm all for constructive criticism when warranted, but none of these guys deserve to be called terrible.
    12 points
  41. Nebraska deserved to lose. A winner's mentality is not celebrating like you won a championship after every flashy play. Honestly seems like our guys care more about looking good than making simple, winning plays.
    11 points
  42. Bryce is only the game’s leading scorer—on both teams. And how is he doing within the “role” the coaches have assigned to him? Here’s the answer: We internet geniuses don’t even know what that role is. One of the attributes of high level athleticism is this: they do things with such fluidity that it doesn’t even look like they are trying. On a break-away last game, for example, he left everyone in his dust immediately. Let’s give the guy a break and allow his game in this new setting to evolve naturally.
    11 points
  43. I'm not surprised. At this level, it's pretty common for rookies to hold out for more money. 100K and a good job for dad just don't go as far as they used to in this economy.
    11 points
  44. Any truth to the rumor that he has a younger brother that is a 5*???
    11 points
  45. Yeah I thought it was you @Lohusker Also, time to update his projections
    11 points
  46. hhcmatt

    Roby

    Currently has more career points than the guy he was traded for, Justin Patton
    11 points
  47. A lot of ways to go with this one, but I decided to highlight the 16-0 run Wisconsin went on in 5 minutes to really win the game. Possession by possession breakdown and then full thoughts. Here we go... 33-32) Potter duck-in on Yvan after PNR (2 points) 33-34) Banton blows right by Wahl for a weakly contested layup. Miss. Yvan O-rebound, miss 33-34) Potter easy post touch and squares up Yvan. Thor doesn’t wall off Potter, Yvan falls for shot fake, and Potter steps thru for easy layup (2 points) 33-36) Good action gets Banton downhill with left hand. Banton is thinking weakside kick for 3, Thor is thinking back door cut. Thor has to back petal about 3 steps to catch and shoot a three. Miss. Open look 33-36) Top of key empty side pick and roll. Yvan plays back so Trice shoots elbow jumper. Miss. I assume McGowans was supposed to rear-view contest the shooter and he didn’t. 33-36) Not the greatest possession. After early pick and roll and hitting McGowans on backside shake, he stagnates the offense by just holding the ball. Ball swings to Banton and then to Allen in the corner for a contested 3. Miss 33-36) If you are going to load the paint to stop Potter you better be quick on closeouts. Banton is guarding player on opposite wing while siting in the middle of the paint. Doesn’t really move until his man has the ball. Lightly contested 3 that toilet-bowls its way in. (3 points) 33-39) Things start unraveling. Good action to get Allen downhill with his right hand, and good jump stop. Should have kicked it out, and also shouldn’t have been an offensive foul 33-39) Simple middle pick and roll with a replace here. Mayen is guarding Potter and is good initially, but loses focus and gets stuck on Potter’s backside on a good duck-in. Basket and foul (3 points) 33-42) While I don’t know all we are taught to do on offense, I can bet it isn’t to whiff on screens every time. A GOOD screen the screener action to get lakes a look but he hits no one so he doesn’t get open. A lot of cuts, a lot of slip pops, and ends with a late clock missed three from Banton off a slip-pop from Mayen. 33-42) Post feed to Potter and a double from Lat and Thor in our zone off the BLOB. The beauty of no crowd noise takes affect as you can clearly hear Wisconsin coaches tell Micah to “turn”, where he then proceeds to split the trap with a dribble and find a wide-open Davison for 3. Intensity on the trap left much to be desired. Potter cannot split like that so easily. (3 points) 33-45) Stagger action gets the ball to Webster. Pick and pop leads to missed high school 3. 33-45) Good closeouts and good rotation by Lat forces tough missed layup by Johnathan Davis. 33-45) Great push and great drive by Banton to get to middle of the lane. Kickout and WIDE OPEN air ball three from Webster 33-45) Mid post touch for Potter and literally the entire Nebraska team is within two steps of him. As soon as potter catches he turns and finds Anderson on the opposite wing who makes the “one more” pass to Davison at top of the key for uncontested made 3. Rotations were slow (3 points) 33-48) Good action and movement leads to wing PNR for Thor, who gets downhill with his left hand and draws a foul (1 point) 1. How much does the game change if Banton hits that easy layup to go back up 35-34 or if Thor hits that early three. We had quite a few good looks throughout the Wisconsin run and just couldn't take advantage. 2. When things got tough offensively, stagnation and poor execution were at fault. Doing the little things like being in the right spot or making a guy change his course on a screen are things we struggled at. 3. We moved too slowly defensively. All five guys have to play with their hair on fire if you trap the post, and they started getting way to many easy kick out threes in this run 4. Don't know if Allen's offensive foul really killed the team or his reaction, but we were only down six at the time. In the future I wonder if Coach Hoiberg will use an early timeout to quell any potential runs by an opposing team 5. Really probably should have been maybe a 44-40 Wisconsin lead after all this if we make the shots we should easily make (layups, open 3's). We are closer than people think and the film shows it, however these guys need a couple wins in a pretty bad way. Lets hope we get it tomorrow.
    11 points
  48. Norm Peterson

    Andre...

    Or maybe Yvan was having a career game in terms of the quality of his play and Fred didn't want to mess with it.
    11 points
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