Jacob Padilla

Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation's Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he's probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.
Anton Gill Healthy, Happy to Be Back on the Court

Anton Gill Healthy, Happy to Be Back on the Court

The Omaha Metro Pro-Am Summer league is an annual event that brings players with ties to the Omaha metro area together to compete in front of friends, family and fans. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed this year’s league, but it’s up and running now at the Iowa West...

Padding the Stats: Basketball is Back

Padding the Stats: Basketball is Back

Back in mid-March, I used this column space to write about COVID-19 taking basketball away from me. Now, four months later, I’m using it to share that the game I love is back in my life. On Tuesday night, The Basketball Tournament (TBT) concluded in thrilling fashion...