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  1. Tickets go on sale in less than a month, but I haven't seen any details on tickets yet (prices, exactly what time they go on sale, any info from the University, etc) - anyone else?
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    Davison Done

    He was recently promoted to assistant vice president at Union Bank & Trust. I wonder if his job duties would allow him to do it. https://journalstar.com/business/achievements/union-bank-trust-promotes-muhleisen/article_8880d337-6506-5a86-83bc-13747334fed4.html
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    Davison Done

    There is no way it will be Ben McLaughlin. He's OK for a sport like baseball but he would not be an adequate color commentator for a faster-paced game like basketball.
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    2018-19 Husker opponents

    Yeah, I see what you are saying. But do keep in mind that tier 1 and 2 wins are not the only things that matter. It just felt that way to Nebraska fans last year because it was the metric that we were so sorely lacking in and so it's all we thought about. You just need 2-3 pretty solid wins that you can point to on the resume and once you get past that point, you remove this from being a potential black mark on your resume.
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    2018-19 Husker opponents

    Late on this and just repeating what others said, but I don't like Miss Valley State. We need them to be much improved over last year. Even if they are improved and they end up being one of the best teams in SWAC, it's still the SWAC and the RPI will still drag because of the opponents' opponents' winning percentage. To the poster who said every team plays these games - I say two things. 1) Remove the worst team from our schedule last year and replace it with a 200-RPI opponent and we go up 4-5 spots - not insignificant. 2) There was a team last year - Buffalo maybe - who worked the RPI formula very well and had strong numbers all year long. It's not a requirement to play these 300-level teams.
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    Roby (is Good)

    I have no clue what Bart Torvik is doing with those trend lines. The red line does not follow the data set at all. Glynn Watson's data, for example, actually has an increasing trend (higher usage equals higher offensive rating) although the R^2 is very low meaning there is not a predictable relationship between usage and offensive skill rating. See graph below:
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    18-19 depth

    I don't subscribe to Huskers Online, but it looks like Robin is sharing some pretty optimistic notes. Wonder what he said.
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    Ominous Tweet Re: Roster Attrition

    Jeepers. Too bad I'm in Omaha.
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    OT: Going to the Hospital

    And they're a non-profit, at that.
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    2018-19 Husker opponents

    Not meaning to call you out specifically, but I see so many people say this same thing. Not sure I understand it. The quad system is an improvement over the days in which top 50 wins or top 100 wins were quoted without taking location into account. I don't get the strong disdain or confusion. Now, what should be improved is the underlying metric used to determine the quadrant. It should be some sort of aggregation of RPI, Kenpom, etc and not just RPI.
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    Roby (is Good)

    I'm on vacation with no access to a computer right now, but this is very easy. The most time-consuming part would be getting the game by game box score data.
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    Morrow leaving

    My top 5 favorites, in no particular order: George Harrison - What is Life George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You John Lennon - Watching the Wheels Paul McCartney - Band on the Run Paul McCartney - Let Me Roll It But although it's not in my top 5, the answer to your question might be Imagine by John Lennon.
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    Nebraska will host Seton Hall in the 2018 Gavitt Games

    Yes it would have been nice for it to be a road game from an analytics perspective, but Seton Hall is still 25th in the pre-season Bart Torvik rankings. Still a really solid opponent.
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    New assistant - Armon Gates

    That means absolutely nothing. It's very common for coaches to be showing full support externally up until the very end.
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    Scheduling

    This. We should try to schedule all of the "cupcakes" in the 200s for sure. Absolutely no 300s. But if for whatever reason we struggle to get all teams in the 200s, it should be a D-2 opponent.
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