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    HuskerBB reacted to basketballjones in Projected Rotation and Starting Lineup   
    You didn't ask for this post so sorry for quoting you personally haha.
    But personally... I've made a choice to drink the kool aid. I believe social media, "insider" boards, constant media attention, have taken a huge amount of the fun out sports and fandom. We've all become so fatalistic about our sports teams and it's really tiring and annoying. I've gotten to the point where I've chosen to start each season with a clean slate and be an optimist.

    I no longer see the value of being realistic, and, effectively, wishing (subconsciously and consciously) for your team to perform poorly so that it matches your opinion/beliefs/predictions. I see a lot of that happening. And I irrationally believe in the power of "positive energy." I think Husker Football, especially, has been doomed by all of the negative energy and camps that have been built up due to "Coach X" being hired/fired. There were people all over the insider boards who called Pelini's, Riley's, Frost's failure from the start. And it seems like they very much enjoyed their predictions being right. And I never understood why they relished in being so negative or "realistic" from the start. I guess I believe in the power of positive energy. 

    Every team starts each year or era with obvious flaws/holes. I find it a lot more fun to believe our coach will fix those and let it happen. Maybe I get let-down? To me, personally, it's better than playing the "I told you so" game that so many of my friends like to play. I find myself during Husker Football and Basketball games being the "Dude - can we just watch and cheer the game? I don't care what you read on your insider board about why you know they'll fail." 

    That's just me! 
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from hguy44 in Alcohol sales ?   
    Surprised to not see this posted yet.   Personally I am ambivalent - too old to get excited about paying $8 for a beer.   But sounds like this might actually happen at PBA as early as this season.
     
     
    UNL Board of Regents to vote on alcohol sales at Husker basketball, baseball games

    Robin Washut

    As alcohol sales at college sporting events become more common by the day, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents is now scheduled to vote on whether to do it at Husker games.

    HuskerOnline confirmed with a member of the Board of Regents on Wednesday morning that alcohol sales at NU athletics events at Pinnacle Bank Arena and Haymarket Park would be put to a vote in their next meeting on Sept. 30.

    Sports radio host Josh Peterson of 1620 The Zone was the first to report the news.

    HOL also confirmed that other issues such as information on the new multimedia rights agreement and Memorial Stadium renovations would also be on the BOR meeting agenda.

    Athletic director Trev Alberts is expected to hold a press conference on the matters on Thursday, Sept. 29.

    Nebraska’s athletic department sent out a survey to fans in January asking their opinion on potentially selling beer and liquor at NU sporting events.

    Of the nearly 22,000 fans that responded, 58% had a positive or somewhat positive attitude toward the sale of alcohol at Memorial Stadium. Fourteen percent were neutral on the issue, while 28% were negative or somewhat negative.

    Additionally, 65% said that alcohol sales would have no impact on attending games, including 22% who said they’d attend more. Only 10% would attend less.

    Nebraska’s athletic department already sought and received approval from the Board of Regents to sell beer at the Big Ten wrestling championships this spring at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Last summer, beer was at the Garth Brooks concert at Memorial Stadium.
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    HuskerBB reacted to millerhusker in Year 4   
    I feel like a Cookie Belcher appreciation post is needed about once a year. One of the most under-appreciated players in Husker history. I believe he's one of the best perimeter defenders in college basketball history. When he graduated, he was 3rd all time in NCAA career steals. He's now 6th on the list. He was fast (still holds the NBA combine record for fastest 3/4 court sprint ever - that's amazing when you think about all the guys who have participated), quick, had incredible size and strength for a point guard, smart and steady. 
    I had a brief interaction with Lon Kruger the summer of the 2001 NBA draft. He hinted the Hawks (he was their head coach at the time) were going to draft Cookie in the second round. Haven't trusted Kruger ever since. 
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    HuskerBB reacted to hhcmatt in Year 4   
    You're right.
     
    I think it's 
     
    Kedrick Ford
    Bernard Day
    Henry T
    Brennon Clemmons
    Hoiberg
    Strickland
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    HuskerBB reacted to 49r in Walker coming back?   
    Official.
     
     
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    HuskerBB reacted to Ron Mexico in Year 4   
    Of all the potential transfers the one I really want to stay is Tominaga. His energy is just good to have around. I think a lot of transfers struggle out of the gate. Around 80% of his shots where from 3 where he hit 33%. 
    He could be an extremely effective bench player.
    Some things he needs to improve on.
    1. Defense was not his strong suite, to be fair most of our team struggled playing defense.
    2. Needs to get that 3pt % up to around 40%. Watching him play you can tell he is very confident that he can hit almost
        any 3 from anywhere on the court. That needs to be reigned in a bit. I think within a system that passes the ball and            hitting the spot up shooter,  he could be that guy. We need guys like this on this team. Him being a lefty is
        any added bonus.
    3. Needs playa bit more under control on both sides of the ball. Mostly he needs to play with in the system.
     
    I was impressed with how capable he was at dribble drive. He has  pretty fast first step and explodes to the hoop.
    Made some pretty acrobatic shots.
    His role as the 2 guard could be that of the bench sniper. 
    Him being here for a full year will definitely help.
     
    If FH is going to be successful next season he needs to preserve this roster as much as possible.
    I know Robin, at least I think it was Robin, had him tagged as one of the potential transfers, however outside of Bryce (has already declared for the draft) and possible Lat (I don't want him to leave either) and also Trey (my source continues to tell me he is 50/50 on leaving), is doing anything other guessing. 
     
    I will continue to say this over and over...it is extremely important if we are going to be successful next season to hold onto Trey and Walker. We needs some stability.
     
    The addition of SG should be very telling that FH wants to bring buy in guys. 
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from Ron Mexico in Year 4   
    Particularly for Walker and Trey I think it is really a question of how much "NIL" money the University can scrape together to pay them for another season.   That is (unfortunately) the world of major college athletics now - how big is your budget for paying the players and how do you allocate that payroll among the available options.   For those two we have to be able to at least match what they might make playing professionally overseas.
     
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from CanadianHusker in Huskers (10-21) vs Northwestern (14-15) game thread B1G Tourney   
    Great effort by Walker tonight.   
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from ConkintheCorner in Huskers (10-21) vs Northwestern (14-15) game thread B1G Tourney   
    How do you reconcile those last two calls?    I thought Walker got to the spot a little late - but then so did Bouie
     
     
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from Bugeaters1 in Huskers (10-21) vs Northwestern (14-15) game thread B1G Tourney   
    How do you reconcile those last two calls?    I thought Walker got to the spot a little late - but then so did Bouie
     
     
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from Bugeaters1 in Huskers (10-21) vs Northwestern (14-15) game thread B1G Tourney   
    Great effort by Walker tonight.   
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from HuscurAdam in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 31 - at #10 Wisconsin   
    Agree - but I also think a large part of that is those guys are finally paying attention to spacing and getting themselves in places where he has the opportunity to pass it to them.    Early in the year the perimeter spacing was terrible and kicking it out often was not a viable option.
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from TheNovice in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 31 - at #10 Wisconsin   
    Agree - but I also think a large part of that is those guys are finally paying attention to spacing and getting themselves in places where he has the opportunity to pass it to them.    Early in the year the perimeter spacing was terrible and kicking it out often was not a viable option.
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 31 - at #10 Wisconsin   
    Agree - but I also think a large part of that is those guys are finally paying attention to spacing and getting themselves in places where he has the opportunity to pass it to them.    Early in the year the perimeter spacing was terrible and kicking it out often was not a viable option.
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from hhcmatt in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 31 - at #10 Wisconsin   
    Agree - but I also think a large part of that is those guys are finally paying attention to spacing and getting themselves in places where he has the opportunity to pass it to them.    Early in the year the perimeter spacing was terrible and kicking it out often was not a viable option.
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    HuskerBB reacted to Norm Peterson in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 31 - at #10 Wisconsin   
    All the ppl who say McGowens and Zo don't like each other need to watch this video.
     
    I think there may have been friction early in the season, but that's a thing of the past now.
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from Ron Mexico in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 31 - at #10 Wisconsin   
    We embarrassed Penn State on their home floor just a few days ago.   They will be motivated to get us back.   I would rather get another shot at NW - and worry about the next game after the first one.   
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from arliepro in Huskers (9-21) vs Badgers (23-5) give or take   
    Starting to feel like the refs were reminded that the Big 10 wants Wisconsin to win this game.
     
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    HuskerBB reacted to brfrad in Huskers (9-21) vs Badgers (23-5) give or take   
    IMO, he was hurt before Trey hit him.
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from NUtball in Huskers (9-21) vs Badgers (23-5) give or take   
    BB Gods were so insulted by the attempt by the officials to give Wisconsin the game that they made them miss their last 7 shots 

    Could not happen to "nicer" guys than Brad Davison and Greg Gard. (and yes the word "nice" was 100% ironic)
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from ConkintheCorner in Huskers (9-21) vs Badgers (23-5) give or take   
    If I was Hoiberg I would seriously be considering just pulling my team off the court.
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from jayschool in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 31 - at #10 Wisconsin   
    We embarrassed Penn State on their home floor just a few days ago.   They will be motivated to get us back.   I would rather get another shot at NW - and worry about the next game after the first one.   
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from hhcscott in Huskers (9-21) vs Badgers (23-5) give or take   
    If I was Hoiberg I would seriously be considering just pulling my team off the court.
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from hhcscott in Huskers (9-21) vs Badgers (23-5) give or take   
    This half has to be about the most lopsided officiating I have ever seen.  Completely ridiculous.
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    HuskerBB got a reaction from Handy Johnson in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 31 - at #10 Wisconsin   
    We embarrassed Penn State on their home floor just a few days ago.   They will be motivated to get us back.   I would rather get another shot at NW - and worry about the next game after the first one.   
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