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Nebraska Cornhuskers Football - Gimme Red 'Til I'm Dead!



Updated: 2018-01-17T19:59:08-06:00

 



Nebraska Basketball: Michigan Preview

2018-01-17T19:59:08-06:00

Ranked Michigan thinks it can steal one away from The Vault. Can they? Date: Thursday, January 18th Time: 8:00 pm CST Location: Lincoln, NE Mascot: Wolverine Coach: John Beilein (11th season) 2016-17 Record: 26-12 (10-8 Big Ten) 2017-18 Record: 16-4 (5-2 Big Ten) Ranking: 23 AP/24 Coaches Previous Season: It was a good year for the Wolverines in 2016-17. A mixture of the right talent, a down Big Ten conference, and good coaching helped them establish enough momentum throughout the year to end on a fairly strong note and make a nice run through the NCAA Tournament. Michigan ended the regular season tied for 5th in the conference and earned the 8th seed in the Big Ten Tournament. They then made a nice run to the championship game where they defeated Wisconsin in decisive fashion 71-56. The NCAA Tournament was up next for the squad. They defeated Oklahoma State and #10 Louisville in the opening rounds before being defeated by #9 Oregon in a 68-69 loss that ended their season. Senior point guard Derrick Walton earned Big Ten Second Team honors while sophomore forward Mortiz Wagner and senior guard Zak Irvin earned honorable mentions. Current Season: Michigan is having another decent season so far. They are currently 16-4 with losses to LSU, #13 North Carolina, Ohio State, and #5 Purdue. None of which are terrible to have on the resume. Well, maybe the LSU loss. That could come back to bite them. Most recently they upset instate rival and then #4 ranked Michigan State 82-72. The Wolverines are lead by returning starter Mortiz Wagner. The forward is averaging 14.9 ppg and 7.2 rpg. His game has improved since his stellar season last year and will be an immediate threat for the Huskers. He is a talented and gritty player who will do what he can to score and rebound. Mortiz gave Michigan State problems all game in the win and I can’t imagine he will let up against Nebraska. A big addition to the team this year is Charles Matthews. The junior guard who transferred to Michigan from Kentucky is averaging 14.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, and 3.0 apg. His input has been huge for a team that lost a lot of talent last season. He is a bit turnover prone so the Huskers will want to put pressure on him early. Michigan itself is a low turnover team so if the Huskers want to make it happen, it will be up against Matthews. Also of note is Duncan Robinson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman. Both of these senior guards have been instrumental in getting the ball in the right hands during the game and will give the Huskers problems on Thursday night. If needed, each can also be a problem beyond the arch. Nebraska will need to keep an eye on both if they want a chance to pull off this upset in Lincoln. Prediction: Nebraska is coming off a heartbreaking loss and a last second win the past two games. Neither one was pretty and until they start cleaning up their game they will continue to have problems. Having Jordy back after a two game absence should help but they will need help from the big guys off the bench in this one. Michigan is beatable but I think the will still have the upper hand at this point in the season against the Big Red. University of Michigan 75 University of Nebraska 68 [...]



Nebraska Football Spring Game Set For April 21st!

2018-01-17T15:31:17-06:00

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The first Scott Frost spring game is set! Who’s going!!!!!

The Nebraska Red-White Spring Game has been set for Saturday, April 21st at 11:00 am, per an Athletic Department release sent out just a bit ago!

Last year’s spring game fell on April 14th.

Per Athletic Department Release:

Reserved tickets for the game are $10 each and will go on sale to season ticket holders on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available to the general public on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. More details on ticket sales will be available closer to the on-sale date. Husker fans are also encouraged to join the 2018 Nebraska Football Season Ticket Request List now by visiting Huskers.com/tickets.

All sections of Memorial Stadium will be available for the 2018 Spring Game. The largest crowd for the Red-White Spring Game was 80,149 in 2008, and the contest has drawn better than 54,000 fans each year since 2004.

IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO THINKS THIS ISN’T GOING TO SELL OUT IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES?

The pre-annointed savior of all things Nebraska football will be set to reveal his offense, his defense, and all are sure to be amazed!

Who is going?!

Maybe we should plan some type of Corn Nation get together, a meeting, a brawl, a debate of witty banter that may or may not involve adult beverages and fun!

I have no idea how that would work... but we have some time to think about it!


BTW, our Breaking T t-shirt is on sale, 20% off, now through Sunday.

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Flakes: Women’s Basketball, Team Meteor, and What If?

2018-01-17T13:20:58-06:00

We update on the Husker women’s basketball team after they beat #20 Iowa, and check out more in the world of sports and sky The Husker women’s basketball team is 2⁄3 of the way through a triumvirate of games against ranked teams. Last Saturday, the Husker women lost a heartbreaker to #23 Michigan in overtime 69-64. Last night, they knocked off #20 Iowa at home 74-65 behind 19 points from Maddie Simon, 18 from Hannah Whitish and 12 from Taylor Kissinger. This is despite Nebraska only going 17 of 35 (.486) from the free throw line. Not only does this team rank dead last in the Big Ten in free throw %, they are rapidly approaching the cellar of all NCAA Division 1 teams. That is the bad news. The good news is that they are not only much improved from last season, but are getting better as the season goes on. Simon might be the most improved player in the conference after making the switch from guard to forward this season. Freshmen Kate Cain and Taylor Kissinger are adjusting to college basketball with aplomb. Hannah Whitish, who was only the second-best* point guard in her original recruiting class here at Nebraska, has grown into the heart and soul of this team. *Kathleen Doyle, who defected to Iowa after Connie Yori resigned was a higher-ranked recruit. Doyle has done very well for Iowa, but it is now hard to imagine this team with anyone but Whitish at the helm. The Husker women are now 13-6 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten. After Ohio State had their perfect conference record ruined, the Huskers are within a game of the top teams in the Big Ten. There are six teams in that logjam, so it probably doesn’t mean a whole lot yet. The Husker women face their third ranked team in a row when they visit #25 Rutgers on Sunday. Tipoff is 5 pm central. Rutgers has outdone the Huskers in turnaround seasons. The Scarlet Knights are at 17-3 and 5-1 in the conference (one of three teams on top of the standings). Last season, they suffered through a year more miserable than Nebraska’s and finished 6-24. Frosted Flakes Connecticut native commits to NU women's program | Husker Sports | fremonttribune.comMakenzie Helms planned on being in Iowa this weekend for a recruiting trip to visit the Iowa State women’s basketball program, but plans have changed. McKewon: With Amy Williams in charge, Husker women on the rise | Women's Basketball | omaha.comAt 12-6 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten, they’re on track to at least double their wins from last season. Husker bowling strikes 2nd-place finish at Mid-Winter Classic | Sports | dailynebraskan.comThe Nebraska bowling team had another successful tournament this past weekend at the Mid-Winter Classic in Jonesboro, Arkansas, finishing in second place out of 20 teams. The Huskers finished the Three-pointer at the buzzer gives Huskers 64-63 win over Illinois | Sports | dailynebraskan.comMost nights, games like this don’t end in Nebraska’s favor. Tshimanga remains with the Huskers | KLIN-AMHead coach Tim Miles announced Monday evening that Tshimanga will return to the Nebraska men’s basketball team on Tuesday. Elsewhere In Sports USA Gymnastics revokes fine for McKayla Maroney after Chrissy Teigen offers to pay - ABC News Jill’s note: And some people have the gall to ask why women don't speak up more often. Non-disclosure agreements are going to carry very little weight in the future, if they ever did. Former sports doctor Larry Nassar's alleged victims recount sex abuse as youngsters – LA TimesNearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during former sports doctor Larry Nassar's four-day sentencing hearing. Jaden Newman ties national high school record with 17 3-pointers in 70-point game on TuesdayDo not adjust your eyes or your screen. Jaden Newman, who is 13 years old, actually made 17 3-pointers in a 70-point outburst during her high school team's win on Tuesday. What if UCF had made the College Football Playoff? - SBNation.comCould the Knights have outscored Clemson? If so, could[...]



Nebraska Recruiting: SDE Casey Rogers is ‘N’

2018-01-16T19:30:59-06:00

Former Lacrosse Star Likes What He Sees in the Star City Good news from the land of recruiting! Another pass-rushing defensive end has committed to the Huskers! I’m beyond excited to announce that I have committed to The University of Nebraska! Thanks to everyone who has supported me! Go Big Red! #GBR pic.twitter.com/NDxdEqe07e— Casey Rogers (@caseyrogers99) January 17, 2018 Nebraska started out cold once again, turning the ball over four times, committing a technical foul, and shooting 25 percent from the field at the U16 media timeout. The technical foul wasn’t anything to worry about though, Palmer grabbed the ball while hanging on the rim after a missed alley-oop. Things wouldn’t get much better through the next eight minutes, as Illinois led 19-17 at the U8 media timeout, mainly because of Nebraska’s poor shooting. Nebraska was 5-15 from the field, 0-6 from three point line, and had given away the ball six times at the timeout. The rest of the half Nebraska led, but not by much, for both teams had been in the bonus/double bonus. Copeland had three fouls through the first half, while Evan Taylor, Anton Gill, Isaiah Roby, and Glynn Watson Jr. each had two fouls. The Huskers were fortunate to be leading 32-30 at the half. Illinois then came firing out of the gates, leading 40-32 with 15 minutes to go. But that’s when Nebraska put their foot on the gas, and it just so happened when Tim Miles started to use the 1-3-1 defense. Nebraska went on a 14-0 run, including an almost massive dunk by Roby that even though he missed it, made the whole crowd go crazy. Illinois would once again creep back into the game however, getting the ball with 23 seconds to go down two after a missed free throw by Palmer. Of course Illinois wanted to go for the win with a three, and of course they made it, with Roby fouling Michael Finke on the shot too. Finke would go on to make the free throw to make it a 63-61 lead with 8.1 seconds to go. Miles called a timeout and according to Palmer said this, “They told me and Glynn to try and make a play, and that’s what happened, basically.” Watson dribbled past half court with four seconds left, passed it to Palmer and made the shot shown above. What. A. Win. Strong play from Taylor and Roby were the X-factors tonight. Taylor, after coming off the bench for the first time this season, ending a scoring slump with 13 points and added five rebounds. Roby did everything in his fourth career start and first of this season, scoring nine points, hauling in ten rebounds, and getting four steals. Without these two, no chance Nebraska won tonight. To go along with this strange yet important win, Jordy Tshimanga is coming back! Tshimanga will be greatly needed in Nebraska’s next two games, a home game against No. 23 Michigan this Thursday, and then an away game at No. 22 Ohio State next Monday. If Nebraska wants to make the NCAA tournament this year, it will be vital to at least get one win in these next two games, for these might be their last two ranked opponents in Big Ten play. Also a shoutout to @PatrickGerhart who predicted the final score would be Nebraska 67, Illinois 63. Just missed by a couple points. GBR. [...]



Nebraska Basketball: Illinois Preview & Game Thread

2018-01-15T19:01:01-06:00

Illinois Preview Date: January 15th Time: 8:00pm CST Location: Lincoln, NE TV: BTN Streaming: BTN2GO Radio: KLIN, Huskers.com Mascot: Illini Coach: Brad Underwood (1st Season) 2016-17 Record: 20-15 (8-10 Big Ten) 2017-18 Record: 10-8 (0-5 Big Ten) Odds: Nebraska (-5) Previous Season: Illinois has a fairly decent season going 10-3 until they hit conference play. From there it was a mixture of bad luck, occasional bad play, and a coach that was near his end. They ended up 9th in the Big Ten and were knocked out of the tournament by Michigan in the first round. Shortly after the loss the athletic department let go Jon Groce who had finished his fifth sub par season with the team. They accepted an invitation to the NIT where they made it all the way to the quarterfinals where their season was ended by UCF. They were coached by assistant coach Jamall Walker in the tournament. While he did not stay on as the head coach he was retained in his assistant role with the team. Current Season: Brad Underwood is in his first season in Champagne. They are currently 10-8 and have yet to score a win in conference play. They’re not the prettiest team you will see but they are aggressive and scrappy. Nothing that will take them far this year but it’s something to build up from during a first year coach. Even though they are 0-5, they have taken 3 Big Ten teams into overtime. Iowa, Maryland, and Northwestern many not have the gravitas they did in past seasons but those losses did show there is life in this team trying to find an new identity. They’ve given teams fits if their opponents come out slow. Something Nebraska has done a few times this season, including Fridays overtime loss to Penn State. They will come out fast against the Huskers and put pressure on defense. Teams have had problems with them off and on all season. They are lead by junior Leron Black. The 6’7” guard is averaging 14.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, and 1.1 apg. He can be a threat inside and out. With Jordy gone this game he could cause more problems for the Huskers than they want. Duby will have to up his game for the Huskers to shut down this threat. Aaron Jordan is a 6’5” guard who will keep Nebraska’s guards on their toes. He is averaging 10.4 ppg ad 3.5 rpg. He along with freshman Trent Frazier will pressure the Huskers outside and can make you miss if they have the advantage. Prediction: This could be a very problematic game for the Huskers if they come out flat and have problems shooting the ball early on. The Illini are looking for their first conference win of the season and Nebraska could very well be it. It’s hard to say how the Huskers will adjust without Jordy in the lineup again and Illinois has the lineup to take advantage of that. If the crowd stays in the game and the scoring droughts are kept to a minimum then I see the Huskers win. However, if the Illini get hot and keep the Huskers at bay on defense then it could be a long night in Lincoln. Right now, I’m going with Nebraska at the slightest of margins. University of Nebraska 67 University of Illinois 65 [...]