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  1. Ok, here's what I wonder and it's mostly pure speculation. It's partially based on an REO Speedwagon take ("heard it from a friend, who heard it from a friend...") and partly from watching a couple of players, mostly Cope, closely during the game because of what I'd heard. I wonder if the illness bug hit more than just the players we have heard about? For example, either Copeland was completely out of the game mentally, which seems unusual, or he was just not up to it physically. I watched him get pushed around easily by guards several times and he seemed to be gassed far earlier than you would expect. He was hanging his head big time following a number of defensive series. Palmer the same. Neither player seemed to be able to move their feet on defense like they usually do. Again, this is barely informed speculation, but I still wonder.
  2. Freaking brilliant! And I will be at the game! First game since I moved back to Lincoln.
  3. That was my first year for NU hoops as well. Moved back to Lincoln from Milwaukee the previous summer and a friend of the family gave me season tickets. Been a huge hoop fan ever since. Oh, and those family friends also got me a picture with Jura, Gratopp, and Scantlebury in it, autographed by all 3. Still have it.
  4. I'd forgotten that. Thanks.
  5. I'd be delighted to see Roby crack 20 tonight.
  6. Ashfan

    Pavelkatron 1000

    Congratulations, Kent. Been around the country and listened to lots of play by play guys and you are still my favorite.
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    Creighton Game

    I will finally be moved back to Lincoln so I may have to try and get tickets.
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    2020 Zaire Wade

    FWIW. Just talked to a guy whose AAU team played Zaire's once two summers ago and twice last summer. They split in their games this last summer. Said ZW simply does not turn the ball over. Probably the best at that aspect of the game of any guard he saw this last summer. Distributed the ball very well. One of the 3-4 best he saw last summer. OTOH, he said he had flat out the worst outside shot of any guard he saw. Period. Said he also can get to the rim pretty well, but cannot finish. Their way to control him was put a big guard on him and never help. He had no shot around the rim so if there was no one to pass the ball to because everyone else stayed with their man, ZW would throw up an ineffectual floater. He said even though they split the 2 games with ZW's team last summer, ZW was not a factor in either game. Again, FWIW.
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    Dedoch Chan

    Welcome aboard, young man! Nice pick up!
  10. Ashfan

    Thomas Allen Back to School Drive

    You are a good man, TA. Wish I was back in Lincoln to help you.
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    Copeland is back

    It's time to eat grandpa. She is very pretty and definitely younger than me. But then again the pyramids are younger than me.
  12. Ashfan

    Copeland is back

    Copeland back. Palmer back. And a pretty young woman suggested we go out for coffee sometime. Yep, this is definitely an alternate reality.
  13. Ashfan

    Amir Harris is N

    Holy crap!!! This is fantastic! Welcome aboard, young man. And this is shaping up to be an extraordinary offseason!
  14. Ashfan

    Dachon Burke is N

    Outstanding! Welcome aboard!
  15. Ashfan

    Contract Extensions

    I know that you have talked to far more recruits than I have, but I have talked to a number of football recruits/parents over the years on the eastern slope of Colorado. And I'm pretty sure all of them have said that coaching stability would be a factor in their decision and contract length/extension is a readily observable signpost regarding that factor (my words summarizing theirs). I talked to a RB recruit's mom in the late spring of 2017 whose main concern was whether Riley would be there for the long term, as she really like him. I haven't spoken to any basketball recruits.