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    aghusker got a reaction from Noah121 in HHCC Standings - End of Week 04   
    I know, I posted when I got to my seat, guess when it uploaded it was considered past tip... Darn
    Just going to have it make it up through the rest of season!
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    aghusker got a reaction from HuskerFever in HHCC Standings - End of Week 04   
    I know, I posted when I got to my seat, guess when it uploaded it was considered past tip... Darn
    Just going to have it make it up through the rest of season!
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    aghusker reacted to Norm Peterson in uneblinstu's post game chatter: ed 6, vol 13: Iowa   
    OK, a couple of stat lines:
     
    2 pts; 4 assists; 4 steals; 2 turnovers.
     
    7 pts; 3 assists; 2 steals; 3 turnovers.
     
    The top line is arguably better.  Neither blow you away.  If I told you one was from a freshman and the other a sophomore, you wouldn't sneer at either line too much.  But the bottom line certainly isn't soooo outstanding that you lose any sleep that we didn't land the kid from South Sioux and got the kid from New Zealand instead.
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    aghusker got a reaction from Red Rum in If I have to spend my last day of 2013 in Iowa City, IA...   
    If I have to spend my last day of 2013 in Iowa City, IA... Might as well watch another annual Nebrasketball win over Iowa!
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8LQ5Q9oq-A
     
    As I start my trek to Iowa City, I can't help but feel optimistic. One of these games our young talent is going to put it together for 40 minutes (hopefully sooner than later). I truly believe that this team can play with anyone if they all buy into the scouting report, minimize mistakes, rebound tough and make some shots. A big road win against a ranked opponent is highly unlikely I agree, but a Nebrasketball fan can always hope!
     
    I'll try to post my reaction from the road environment when I get back to Ames late this evening! Hope to see some red there!
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    aghusker got a reaction from hhcmatt in If I have to spend my last day of 2013 in Iowa City, IA...   
    If I have to spend my last day of 2013 in Iowa City, IA... Might as well watch another annual Nebrasketball win over Iowa!
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8LQ5Q9oq-A
     
    As I start my trek to Iowa City, I can't help but feel optimistic. One of these games our young talent is going to put it together for 40 minutes (hopefully sooner than later). I truly believe that this team can play with anyone if they all buy into the scouting report, minimize mistakes, rebound tough and make some shots. A big road win against a ranked opponent is highly unlikely I agree, but a Nebrasketball fan can always hope!
     
    I'll try to post my reaction from the road environment when I get back to Ames late this evening! Hope to see some red there!
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    aghusker got a reaction from jdostal in HHCC - Predict Husker Win Total   
    Regular Season Record (16-14)
     
    Non-Conference (8-4)
    FGCU - W
    W. Illinois - W
    SCST - W
    vs.UMass - W
    vs.New Mexico - L
    vs.Temple - W
    N. Illinois - W
    Miami - L
    @Creighton - L
    Arkansas St. - W
    The Citadel - W
    @Cincinnati - L
     
    Conference (8-10)
    @Iowa - L
    @Ohio St. - L
    Michigan - L
    @Purdue - W
    Ohio St. - L
    @Penn St. - W
    Minnesota - W
    Indiana - L
    @Michigan - L
    @NW - W
    Illinois - W
    @Michigan St. - L
    Penn St. - W
    Purdue - W
    @Illinois - L
    NW - W
    @Indiana - L
    Wisconsin - L
     
    Conference Tournament (1-1)
    8 Nebraska vs. 9 Illinois - W
    1 Michigan State - L
     
    NIT (1-1)
    6 Nebraska vs. 3 Alabama - W
    vs. 2 Maryland - L
     
    Overall Record with Postseason Play (18-16)
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    aghusker got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in Shavon Shields (An off-season to keep him out of foul trouble, so he can light up the PBA Scoreboard)   
    With all this talk about our new freshman and transfers (very deserving by the way).  I figured we needed a thread to talk about how much more improved our star Shavon Shields is going to be this year.  One of the first posts I made in the dungeon was how when Shavon can stay on the court and off the bench due to foul trouble his points per game and other metrics go up tremendously.  Even though he is only gaining around 5 minutes more per game when not in foul trouble, he was able to be aggressive on both sides of the court versus than being tentative, which lead to more points and rebounds.
     
    This shows Shavon's stats from the Big Ten slate last year (sorry it's not formatted the best).  I highlighted the games he was able to stay out of foul trouble for the majority of the game in green, and those he had to sit on the bench for a period due to foul trouble in red.
     
     
     
    OPP RESULT MIN FGM-FGA FG% 3PM-3PA 3P% FTM-FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS          
    @ #8 OHIO ST L 70-44 30 2-5 .400 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 9 0 1 1 4 2 4
    vs WISCONSIN L 47-41 31 1-6 .167 0-1 .000 1-1 1.000 8 0 0 0 4 1 3
    @ #2 MICHIGAN L 62-47 33 3-8 .375 0-1 .000 0-3 .000 6 2 0 0 3 1 6
    @ #22 MICH ST L 66-56 26 4-8 .500 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 6 2 0 0 5 3 9
    vs PURDUE L 65-56 37 6-11 .545 2-2 1.000 4-6 .667 8 1 1 1 4 1 18
    @ PENN STATE W 68-64 38 10-11 .909 1-1 1.000 8-8 1.000 6 0 0 3 5 6 29
    vs ILLINOIS L 71-51 21 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 2-6 .333 4 0 0 1 5 2 2
    vs N'WESTERN W 64-49 25 2-5 .400 0-1 .000 2-4 .500 8 1 0 0 4 2 6
    @ #23 MINNESOTA L 84-65 33 3-8 .375 1-2 .500 3-4 .750 3 3 0 0 1 1 10
    vs #11 OHIO ST L 63-56 29 3-9 .333 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 3 0 1 2 3 1 6
    vs PENN STATE W 67-53 26 1-2 .500 0-1 .000 5-6 .833 3 0 0 0 4 1 7
    @ #1 INDIANA L 76-47 23 1-6 .167 0-0 .000 3-4 .750 3 1 1 1 4 3 5
    vs #8 MICH ST L 73-64 40 7-13 .538 3-3 1.000 2-2 1.000 13 1 0 2 1 0 19
    vs IOWA W 64-60 37 5-9 .556 1-2 .500 6-9 .667 7 0 0 0 2 1 17
    @ #17 WISCONSIN L 77-46 30 1-7 .143 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 7 0 0 0 4 1 2
    @ ILLINOIS L 72-65 34 4-5 .800 1-1 1.000 0-1 .000 5 2 0 1 4 1 9
    vs MINNESOTA W 53-51 34 3-7 .429 0-2 .000 2-4 .500 6 1 0 2 5 2 8
    @ IOWA L 74-60 33 2-7 .286 1-4 .250 1-1 1.000 3 0 0 3 2 1 6
    vs PURDUE W 57-55 37 8-12 .667 1-1 1.000 2-2 1.000 6 1 0 2 1 2 19
    vs #10 OHIO ST L 71-50 36 6-11 .545 1-3 .333 1-1 1.000 5 1 1 0 3 4
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    Remember Shavon was an undersized and somewhat underdeveloped Freshman in a very physical Big Ten, having to guard down in the post when Ubel and Andre were in foul trouble (which lead to his own personal foul trouble). Given an off-season with this staff on skill development, a summer in the weight room, and the addition of more size on the team, to help Shavon stay guarding a 3 or 4, instead of a 4 or 5, I'm very excited to see how Shavon will be able to stay on the court and really breakout as a star this year.
     
    All the incoming players, the new arena, and the buzz has me excited.  But, what really has me excited and have a lot of hope for this upcoming season is a big off-season of training with Coach Miles and this staff with Shavon Shields.
     
    Ready for a fun year! GBR!
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    aghusker reacted to 49r in Will this team be better in every phase?   
    They will most definitely be much improved in one phase.
     
     
    Depth.
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    aghusker got a reaction from hhcmatt in Shavon Shields (An off-season to keep him out of foul trouble, so he can light up the PBA Scoreboard)   
    With all this talk about our new freshman and transfers (very deserving by the way).  I figured we needed a thread to talk about how much more improved our star Shavon Shields is going to be this year.  One of the first posts I made in the dungeon was how when Shavon can stay on the court and off the bench due to foul trouble his points per game and other metrics go up tremendously.  Even though he is only gaining around 5 minutes more per game when not in foul trouble, he was able to be aggressive on both sides of the court versus than being tentative, which lead to more points and rebounds.
     
    This shows Shavon's stats from the Big Ten slate last year (sorry it's not formatted the best).  I highlighted the games he was able to stay out of foul trouble for the majority of the game in green, and those he had to sit on the bench for a period due to foul trouble in red.
     
     
     
    OPP RESULT MIN FGM-FGA FG% 3PM-3PA 3P% FTM-FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS          
    @ #8 OHIO ST L 70-44 30 2-5 .400 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 9 0 1 1 4 2 4
    vs WISCONSIN L 47-41 31 1-6 .167 0-1 .000 1-1 1.000 8 0 0 0 4 1 3
    @ #2 MICHIGAN L 62-47 33 3-8 .375 0-1 .000 0-3 .000 6 2 0 0 3 1 6
    @ #22 MICH ST L 66-56 26 4-8 .500 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 6 2 0 0 5 3 9
    vs PURDUE L 65-56 37 6-11 .545 2-2 1.000 4-6 .667 8 1 1 1 4 1 18
    @ PENN STATE W 68-64 38 10-11 .909 1-1 1.000 8-8 1.000 6 0 0 3 5 6 29
    vs ILLINOIS L 71-51 21 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 2-6 .333 4 0 0 1 5 2 2
    vs N'WESTERN W 64-49 25 2-5 .400 0-1 .000 2-4 .500 8 1 0 0 4 2 6
    @ #23 MINNESOTA L 84-65 33 3-8 .375 1-2 .500 3-4 .750 3 3 0 0 1 1 10
    vs #11 OHIO ST L 63-56 29 3-9 .333 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 3 0 1 2 3 1 6
    vs PENN STATE W 67-53 26 1-2 .500 0-1 .000 5-6 .833 3 0 0 0 4 1 7
    @ #1 INDIANA L 76-47 23 1-6 .167 0-0 .000 3-4 .750 3 1 1 1 4 3 5
    vs #8 MICH ST L 73-64 40 7-13 .538 3-3 1.000 2-2 1.000 13 1 0 2 1 0 19
    vs IOWA W 64-60 37 5-9 .556 1-2 .500 6-9 .667 7 0 0 0 2 1 17
    @ #17 WISCONSIN L 77-46 30 1-7 .143 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 7 0 0 0 4 1 2
    @ ILLINOIS L 72-65 34 4-5 .800 1-1 1.000 0-1 .000 5 2 0 1 4 1 9
    vs MINNESOTA W 53-51 34 3-7 .429 0-2 .000 2-4 .500 6 1 0 2 5 2 8
    @ IOWA L 74-60 33 2-7 .286 1-4 .250 1-1 1.000 3 0 0 3 2 1 6
    vs PURDUE W 57-55 37 8-12 .667 1-1 1.000 2-2 1.000 6 1 0 2 1 2 19
    vs #10 OHIO ST L 71-50 36 6-11 .545 1-3 .333 1-1 1.000 5 1 1 0 3 4
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    Remember Shavon was an undersized and somewhat underdeveloped Freshman in a very physical Big Ten, having to guard down in the post when Ubel and Andre were in foul trouble (which lead to his own personal foul trouble). Given an off-season with this staff on skill development, a summer in the weight room, and the addition of more size on the team, to help Shavon stay guarding a 3 or 4, instead of a 4 or 5, I'm very excited to see how Shavon will be able to stay on the court and really breakout as a star this year.
     
    All the incoming players, the new arena, and the buzz has me excited.  But, what really has me excited and have a lot of hope for this upcoming season is a big off-season of training with Coach Miles and this staff with Shavon Shields.
     
    Ready for a fun year! GBR!
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    aghusker reacted to Norm Peterson in Biggs punishment   
    Well, I, for one, think this is totally harsh.  The kid sat out every game last season after this occurred in December.  That includes the entire conference slate.  Every single game.  Sat out.  Last year.  When is enough enough?  I ask you.  When is enough enough?  
     
    (Of course, depending on how he plays this year, I might ask that he get punished some more.)
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    aghusker got a reaction from Huskers/Cubs in Who do you want to open up PBA with?   
    From a short term perspective I think it's a good draw, solid opponent who should win their league and not be an RPI killer (may actually be a boost).
     
    But twenty years from now when we look back on who we beat to open "the bank" with and see that our opponent was FGCU.  I can already see a lot of us saying why on earth did we ever do that??
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    aghusker got a reaction from Daledangdarn in Good read on Gallegos in the Salt Lake Tribune   
    http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile3/56287580-219/gallegos-season-game-state.html.csp
     
    I know there has been a lot of talk about how much Gallegos may or may not contribute next season.  Thought this read on what Coach Miles called "the heart of our team" could add some insight on that topic.  Enjoy!
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    aghusker got a reaction from nuhusker7 in Jumping the Gun   
    Great discussion, really enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts on who may start and how much better we could be from a talent perspective. My additions to what hasn't been stated:
    1) Gallegos was inconsistent in his shooting, but it's easy to forget the level of defending and coaching in the big ten, ray was asked to carry the shooting load, Coach Miles admitted to this multiple times and every good coach had a plan to take ray out of the game, when you only have to scout for 7 players at the most, trust me there was plenty of practice time devoted to stop ray, do we remember how many screens he had to run around just to get a semi-contested shot off, and how he had to defend one of the others teams better players for a season team record length of time, now why this is not the entire answer to ray's shooting consistency, it needs to be added to the equation, therefore as an experienced player, solid defender, and a known scoring quantity (while sometimes inconsistent), he easily starts for Coach Miles next year!
    2) For those of who you have Smith starting next year, I love the optimism, he very well may improve with another year removed from his injury, and with this staff adding further development. But having personally see him play multiple times, I just don't see how a player who while in the KJCAA averaged only twenty minutes per game, was gassed after three minutes of play and was very inconsistent within and between games starts next year. I do think he will be a big spark off the bench though and can contribute, but won't have a majority of minutes next year.
    3) Let's not forget this will be the first true offseason this staff has had with our program to develop our current roster, Coach Miles spent most of the spring and summer just evaluating the current roster, hiring the rest of his staff, moving his family, making new recruiting connections, and scouting the upcoming season opponents for the first time. I was amazed how much we improved from November to March. I can only imagine what this staff can accomplish in a full offseason
    Look forward to hearing more of your thoughts!
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    aghusker got a reaction from Badgett Fan in Jumping the Gun   
    Great discussion, really enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts on who may start and how much better we could be from a talent perspective. My additions to what hasn't been stated:
    1) Gallegos was inconsistent in his shooting, but it's easy to forget the level of defending and coaching in the big ten, ray was asked to carry the shooting load, Coach Miles admitted to this multiple times and every good coach had a plan to take ray out of the game, when you only have to scout for 7 players at the most, trust me there was plenty of practice time devoted to stop ray, do we remember how many screens he had to run around just to get a semi-contested shot off, and how he had to defend one of the others teams better players for a season team record length of time, now why this is not the entire answer to ray's shooting consistency, it needs to be added to the equation, therefore as an experienced player, solid defender, and a known scoring quantity (while sometimes inconsistent), he easily starts for Coach Miles next year!
    2) For those of who you have Smith starting next year, I love the optimism, he very well may improve with another year removed from his injury, and with this staff adding further development. But having personally see him play multiple times, I just don't see how a player who while in the KJCAA averaged only twenty minutes per game, was gassed after three minutes of play and was very inconsistent within and between games starts next year. I do think he will be a big spark off the bench though and can contribute, but won't have a majority of minutes next year.
    3) Let's not forget this will be the first true offseason this staff has had with our program to develop our current roster, Coach Miles spent most of the spring and summer just evaluating the current roster, hiring the rest of his staff, moving his family, making new recruiting connections, and scouting the upcoming season opponents for the first time. I was amazed how much we improved from November to March. I can only imagine what this staff can accomplish in a full offseason
    Look forward to hearing more of your thoughts!
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    aghusker reacted to Norm Peterson in OK, let's digress and talk about Iowa for a moment   
    Fran McCaffrey took over at Iowa 3 seasons ago.  Everyone's talking, ooooooh, Fran McCaffrey, he's so awesome, oooooh, something big is brewing in Iowa, blah blah blah.  Oooooh, Fran McCaffrey, oooooh.
     
    Yeah, Fran Whatever.
     
    OK, so Iowa.  Two coaches ago, we had that one guy.  Tall dude from Butler.  They had the kid from Indiana that Bobby Knight didn't like or something.  OK, so while our guy two coaches ago was going, y'know, 10th place in the Big 12 (back when the Big 12 had 12 teams), their guy two coaches ago was finishing 4th, 7th, 2nd and 4th in the Big Ten his last 4 seasons. 
     
    Then, one coach ago, they had that lighter guy.  And we had that Arkansas dude.  And Arkansas dude's teams are finishing, like, 10th in the Big 12.  And the lighter guy's teams at Iowa finish 8th, 10th and 9th.  Which is, like, horrible, right? 
     
    So, they get rid of the guy who felates lighters.  And bring in Fran.  And Fran has been there 3 years now.  And you wanna know what oooooh, Fran, ooooooh has done in his 3 years?
     
    Well, in his first season, in a Big 10 that was NOT the best conference in the nation, his first team won 4 league games and finished 10th.  After coming off a 9th place finish under the former coach the year before.  (I don't know, did Fran have a roster of 5 guys his first year there?  I don't know.)
     
    In his 2nd season, ooooooh, they finished 7th in the league.  OK, that's a big jump.  Going from 4 wins to 8 wins.  And they went to the NIT. 
     
    And THIS year, I have learned that they have a non-conference strength of schedule that is better than NEARLY 3% of all D1 teams.  In other words, it SUCKS.  And they finish 6th.  And, congratulations because unless you beat Michigan State tomorrow (snort, chortle) there's a good chance you play in the NIT.
     
    OK, so three seasons.  And looks like there's a good chance they play in the NIT.  Big whoop.
     
    Now, in TIM'S first season, he inherited a program that, believe it or not, was worse than the Iowa program ooooooh, Fran, ooooooh inherited.  Yeah, it's true.  Worse.  And with that team, and y'know, playing with basically 5 guys all conference season, Tim's team won 5 league games.  In the toughest Big 10 in I don't know how long.  Tim took scrubs from the worst program in the league and won more games his first season against tougher competition than oooooh, Fran, oooooh won in his first season.
     
    And Iowa could go all the way to the NIT this season.  Hooray for them, right?
     
    Tim Miles did more with less than McCaffrey did in each of their first seasons.  And don't forget, we beat them this year.  With, like, 5 guys.   Ooooooh, Fran, oooooh ain't got nothin' on us.
     
    That's all.
     
    P.S.  I forgot my glasses upstairs and can barely see the computer screen.  I'm typing this almost totally by feel and can't really proofread.  Sorry if there are any gramatical errors. 
     
    P.P.S.  I meant to call the Iowa coach "ooooooh, Fran, oooooh."  That was deliberate.  Not a mistake.
     
    P.P.P.S.  I guess that wasn't all.  Now it is.
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    aghusker got a reaction from hhcmatt in I've got a question....   
    I love following Nebrasketball, as a student/alum/fan it's easy to follow every sport we offer (because we have seen major success in almost all of them), but Nebraska Basketball is different it's the "True Nebraska Fan's Team", my favorite line of dear old Nebraska U. states it best "we'll all stick together in all kinds of weather".  The potential has never been truly reached, but it can be seen, and one day it will reached, and I'm sure for many of us it will be quite rewarding when that day does come.  
     
    As a recent graduate of Nebraska, I used to have a lot of "ins" with the athletic department through walk-ons, trainers, and support staff.  However, as my friends have also graduated, and now that I'm at Iowa State working on my Ph.D., I was looking for ways to stay informed and found the HHC around 2 years ago.  I officially got a log-in to follow the recruiting section on this board, which by the way is a great add to this board.  I enjoy reading each of your perspectives on game performances, philosophies, and long term prospects for our team.  I have thought many times about posting, or adding to the conversation, but always deleted it, maybe now that the ice has been broken I will start to add my input from time to time.
     
    Being in Ames, and having friends who are fellow B1G alums, I travel to a bunch of our road games, and I've lost count of how many times opposing fans have told me that they're concerned UNL will become a contender in basketball, how they wish Tim Miles was their head coach and how much they think Nebraska is an ideal fit in the B1G (this has been accelerated when we announced the addition of Rutgers and U. of Maryland).  I'm one of those four loud yells you hear when we score and crowd goes silent (usually when my fellow Kansan Shavon Shields starts to take over the game, boy does that kid have some potential).
     
    Last but not least, I can't think of a better day to have a first post on HHC than the closing game of the Bob (which will be a win)!  Yell loud for all of us fellow Huskers who can't make it Lincoln this evening, it means a lot to us, when we can show our fellow B1G fans how well we travel for football, volleyball, (one day basketball), and how loud our home-court can be even when we have a below-average team.
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    aghusker got a reaction from Norm Peterson in I've got a question....   
    Indeed!  I know this has been posted on here before about Shavon being streaky, and if you look at his stats, there's no denying that, however if you get past the early season injury conversation there is one key stat that you can look at to show why he's on or off, that's his foul trouble look at this past month:
     
    Opp-PF-PTS-REB
     
    @MINN 1 10 3
    OSU 1 6 3
    PSU 4 7 3
    @IU 4 5 3
    MSU 1 19 13
    IOWA 2 17 7
    @WISC 4 2 7
    @ILL 4 9 5
     
    As a Freshman post player in the B1G it's tough to stay out of foul trouble, but when he has and is able to stay in the game, he has really been able to show his true potential, and that's why I believe an off-season with this staff, learning how to play the game better, improve his basketball IQ and stay off the bench due to fouls, boy we could be looking at real special player!
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    aghusker got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in I've got a question....   
    I love following Nebrasketball, as a student/alum/fan it's easy to follow every sport we offer (because we have seen major success in almost all of them), but Nebraska Basketball is different it's the "True Nebraska Fan's Team", my favorite line of dear old Nebraska U. states it best "we'll all stick together in all kinds of weather".  The potential has never been truly reached, but it can be seen, and one day it will reached, and I'm sure for many of us it will be quite rewarding when that day does come.  
     
    As a recent graduate of Nebraska, I used to have a lot of "ins" with the athletic department through walk-ons, trainers, and support staff.  However, as my friends have also graduated, and now that I'm at Iowa State working on my Ph.D., I was looking for ways to stay informed and found the HHC around 2 years ago.  I officially got a log-in to follow the recruiting section on this board, which by the way is a great add to this board.  I enjoy reading each of your perspectives on game performances, philosophies, and long term prospects for our team.  I have thought many times about posting, or adding to the conversation, but always deleted it, maybe now that the ice has been broken I will start to add my input from time to time.
     
    Being in Ames, and having friends who are fellow B1G alums, I travel to a bunch of our road games, and I've lost count of how many times opposing fans have told me that they're concerned UNL will become a contender in basketball, how they wish Tim Miles was their head coach and how much they think Nebraska is an ideal fit in the B1G (this has been accelerated when we announced the addition of Rutgers and U. of Maryland).  I'm one of those four loud yells you hear when we score and crowd goes silent (usually when my fellow Kansan Shavon Shields starts to take over the game, boy does that kid have some potential).
     
    Last but not least, I can't think of a better day to have a first post on HHC than the closing game of the Bob (which will be a win)!  Yell loud for all of us fellow Huskers who can't make it Lincoln this evening, it means a lot to us, when we can show our fellow B1G fans how well we travel for football, volleyball, (one day basketball), and how loud our home-court can be even when we have a below-average team.
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    aghusker got a reaction from Norm Peterson in I've got a question....   
    I love following Nebrasketball, as a student/alum/fan it's easy to follow every sport we offer (because we have seen major success in almost all of them), but Nebraska Basketball is different it's the "True Nebraska Fan's Team", my favorite line of dear old Nebraska U. states it best "we'll all stick together in all kinds of weather".  The potential has never been truly reached, but it can be seen, and one day it will reached, and I'm sure for many of us it will be quite rewarding when that day does come.  
     
    As a recent graduate of Nebraska, I used to have a lot of "ins" with the athletic department through walk-ons, trainers, and support staff.  However, as my friends have also graduated, and now that I'm at Iowa State working on my Ph.D., I was looking for ways to stay informed and found the HHC around 2 years ago.  I officially got a log-in to follow the recruiting section on this board, which by the way is a great add to this board.  I enjoy reading each of your perspectives on game performances, philosophies, and long term prospects for our team.  I have thought many times about posting, or adding to the conversation, but always deleted it, maybe now that the ice has been broken I will start to add my input from time to time.
     
    Being in Ames, and having friends who are fellow B1G alums, I travel to a bunch of our road games, and I've lost count of how many times opposing fans have told me that they're concerned UNL will become a contender in basketball, how they wish Tim Miles was their head coach and how much they think Nebraska is an ideal fit in the B1G (this has been accelerated when we announced the addition of Rutgers and U. of Maryland).  I'm one of those four loud yells you hear when we score and crowd goes silent (usually when my fellow Kansan Shavon Shields starts to take over the game, boy does that kid have some potential).
     
    Last but not least, I can't think of a better day to have a first post on HHC than the closing game of the Bob (which will be a win)!  Yell loud for all of us fellow Huskers who can't make it Lincoln this evening, it means a lot to us, when we can show our fellow B1G fans how well we travel for football, volleyball, (one day basketball), and how loud our home-court can be even when we have a below-average team.
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