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Handy Johnson

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    Way too early Top 25

    Moos could pick up Coach "K" at the airport, drive him to PBA in a white Bronco on "Live" TV and some people would still bitch...
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    Player First Looks

    Let's not forget about the "Iceman" from Iceland... a Combo guard the likes of Mike Peltz/George Gervin.
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    You're all Welcome - September 13th

    Nice work Mr. Pavelka... yer the Lyle Bremser of Husker hoops.
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    Successful Season

    Sixth??? That's bulletin board material right there.
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    Player Power Rankings

    Ethan Happ is the Jess Settles of Wisconsin OR for you Old Timers, Mike Peplowski of Michigan St. They're like Dentist office furniture or ringworm, you can't get rid of em'.
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    Jordy Gone

    If Borchardt/Heiman were "Carl's Jr" now they need to be "Arby's"
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    Jordy Gone

    Of all the reasons to hate Creighton (let us count the ways) acting like you invented the 3 point shot and fast-break basketball is moving up the charts with a bullet.
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    Player Power Rankings

    Dylan Talley is too low & Thomas Allen hasn't really done anything...YET.
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    Jordy Gone

    I thought Jordy was due for a good season and was going to be at the LEAST a known commodity in the Post. Now, it's plan B time and I'm not sure there is one. Maybe we can bring in some of those gunners over at Weslyan and spread the court even further...
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    Top Nebrasketball Dunks

    Those are NICE... It's just too bad not many games from the Curtis Moore era were televised. That guy had some SICK dunks.
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    OT Doc Vedanya

    If you've seen "Red Sparrow" Ms. Butina is no Jennifer Lawrence.
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    Huskers in the Pros Thread

    No... but Cuba Gooding Jr's father was the lead singer for the Main Ingredient of "Everybody Plays the Fool" fame.
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    Successful Season

    BUT... You have to remember Carl Hayes's nickname was 'Sco which was slang for "Score", and Tony Farmer played in the NBA for the Golden St. Warriors... ( SO, somewhat tongue in cheek) let's pump the brakes before we get too jazzed up about how things look on paper.
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    What type of kid should we recruit?

    Well, we have 3 offers out now to In-state kids, we be nice to land at least two. Sounds like Arop really blew up at the Tourney in NYC and Miles was there in person. Hopefully that kind of love impresses the young man.
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    Thorir and Iceland at FIBA U-20 Tournament

    I've got a hunch (based on nothing of course) that Thor is going to be that "surprise" contributor off the bench that separates himself from the pack. Kid looks like he's got a bit of Gym Rat to him ala' Paul Verlander.
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    What type of kid should we recruit?

    When Moe use to stand up and yell, DAAAAAA.....VVIIIID!!! he wasn't yelling at Dave Hoppen.
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    What type of kid should we recruit?

    I'm looking for a combination of Jack Moore, Curtiss Moore, and Mikki Moore...
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    Danny Nee's Old Hang-out (one of them, anyway)

    As a former bouncer at some fairly seedy establishments, I would call that behavior not only negligent, but probably even illegal.
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    Watson article from Lee

    I think those are valid questions. His inability to bring in High-end talent and lack of "personality" shall we say, left the program out in the woods for YEARS. My fondest memory from that era was when Jason Doreaussou (sp?) Dunked one at the Devaney and the entire basket collapsed. One of the few times we were on Sportscenter back then...
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    Player Power Rankings

    1. T Petteway - Legitimized the Program and got us to the dance in year two. 2. S Shields - Could have left with a new Coach coming in, stayed and was a talented stabilizing force. 3. J Palmer- Set up to be two time All B1G with the Star Power that will propel Big Red hoops to dizzying heights.
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    Watson article from Lee

    Finishing 4th in the B1G and getting sent ON THE ROAD in the NIT still puts a burr under my blanket. And yes, while we're assigning blame, Collier is as good a place to start as any...
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    Why Recruiting Small Cities Pays Off

    Well... the GOAT would still be Earvin Johnson.
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    Watson article from Lee

    I've always think Lee B. gives a fair, clear-eyed view of the Program. It might come across as harsh at times, but as Randy Moss said, sometimes the truth hurts. This lays out where the guys heads are right now, and I think they all know they have a chance to do something "Special" this year. Palmer & Copeland might be the main cogs, but a big year from Glynn could really make them dangerous.
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    Why Recruiting Small Cities Pays Off

    If 2/3 of the NBA are from smaller population bases there has to be more to it than "Big fish Small pond" scenarios. There could be numerous casual factors and I'd need to dig deeper into the data to uncover what those might be. As for GI /Chicago comparisons, I was merely pointing out its easier to find a D1 player in big city than a little one, nothing more than that.
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    Why Recruiting Small Cities Pays Off

    You have to consider the NHL an outlier when it comes to the ethnic make-up of it's rosters. MOST of the NBA/NFL are African Americans while the MLB has a high number of Latin Americans. Also, 500,000 might seem like a "small" population by global standards, but here in Nebraska, Grand Island at 40,000 roughly is a "big" city. I understand your point, but like anything else, you have to go where the people are right? For every Bill Jackman and Jason Glock, I think you'll always find more D1 talent in Lincoln and Omaha.
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