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2020 Nebraska State Tournament Notebook: Storylines to Follow

2020 Nebraska State Tournament Notebook: Storylines to Follow

Every year the Nebraska boys state basketball tournament is full of terrific storylines, and 2020 is no different. Jacob Padilla breaks down a few of the storylines he'll be following as the tournament gets underway on Thursday.
Chris Hickman’s Dual Role, and his Window of Opportunity this Spring

Chris Hickman’s Dual Role, and his Window of Opportunity this Spring

Chris Hickman has quickly become the kind of player to just get on the field in whatever way possible. “He’s a dual guy, he’s always going to be that for us here at Nebraska,” tight ends coach Sean Beckton said Monday. In the spring, that's going to mean wideout duty.
Kearney Catholic QB Haarberg Enjoys Huskers First Spring Practice

Kearney Catholic QB Haarberg Enjoys Huskers First Spring Practice

Spring practices have begun in Lincoln so that gives the Huskers a chance to host visitors. They kicked things off with Kearney Catholic quarterback Heinrich Haarberg. He told recruiting analyst Greg Smith about the visit.
The Impact OC Matt Lubick Has Already Had on Nebraska’s QBs

The Impact OC Matt Lubick Has Already Had on Nebraska’s QBs

Day 1 overreactions aren't hard to come by, but Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco noticed a difference with the Huskers' wide receivers right away. Something specific enough that it might just be something.
Boomerang Journey Has Mike Dawson Back at Nebraska

Boomerang Journey Has Mike Dawson Back at Nebraska

As Mike Dawson sat down at the table for his round table session with local media on Monday, a few reporters welcomed him back to Lincoln. “Like a boomerang — try to throw me away and I just came right around,” Dawson replied.
3 Thoughts from Nebraska’s Regular-Season-Ending Loss at Minnesota

3 Thoughts from Nebraska’s Regular-Season-Ending Loss at Minnesota

Nebraska dropped its final regular-season game Sunday afternoon, a 107-75 defeat at the hands of Minnesota on the road. Staff writer Derek Peterson offers three thoughts on the game.
Huskers Want to Live by the 3, But They’re Mostly Dying

Huskers Want to Live by the 3, But They’re Mostly Dying

This year's Nebraska team is the worst 3-point shooting team Fred Hoiberg has coached in his six seasons at the college level. Will the Huskers be able to turn that around in 2020-21?
Big Red Recon: Intriguing Camp Battle and Early Evaluation Wins

Big Red Recon: Intriguing Camp Battle and Early Evaluation Wins

We are on the brink of spring football for the Huskers. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith has things to watch and more from inside the program in the latest Big Red Recon.
Pass-Catchers Already on Huskers’ Roster to Watch Closely this Spring

Pass-Catchers Already on Huskers’ Roster to Watch Closely this Spring

While the natural reaction to news Nebraska's JD Spielman was briefly stepping away from the team was to look outward for replacements, here's a look at guys already on the roster who could stand to benefit from increased reps during spring ball.
5 Thoughts on the A-4 District Final

5 Thoughts on the A-4 District Final

Tuesday was the final night of district action and Omaha Westside punched its ticket to the state tournament on its home court, pulling away from Papillion-La Vista for a 73-60 win. Jacob Padilla has five thoughts on the game.
5 Thoughts on the A-6 District Final

5 Thoughts on the A-6 District Final

For the second time this season the showdown between Omaha Creighton Prep and Grand Island needed an extra four minutes to determine a winner. This time, however, the Junior Jays came out on top and punched their ticket to state with a 64-60 overtime win. Jacob Padilla has five thoughts on the game.
PBA Postmortem: Huskers Finish 5-11 at the Vault

PBA Postmortem: Huskers Finish 5-11 at the Vault

Fred Hoiberg's first season at Pinnacle Bank Arena wrapped up on Sunday evening with Nebraska's overtime loss to Northwestern on Senior Day. It did not go well.
Who Could Come, Why Won’t Guys Stay: Nebraska’s Ever-Changing WR Room

Who Could Come, Why Won’t Guys Stay: Nebraska’s Ever-Changing WR Room

Wide receiver depth was a stated issue for Nebraska's staff when it started ahead of the 2018 season. Two years later, the Huskers could enter the 2020 season with just eight scholarship receivers.
3 Thoughts from Nebraska’s 81-76 OT Loss to Northwestern

3 Thoughts from Nebraska’s 81-76 OT Loss to Northwestern

Nebraska looked like it might end a long losing streak, but couldn't close the deal late. Staff writer Derek Peterson offers three takeaways from an overtime loss to Northwestern.
Thoughts on a Busy Day in Nebraska High School District Play

Thoughts on a Busy Day in Nebraska High School District Play

Saturday was a busy day of high school hoops with district semifinals and finals taking place all over the state. Jacob Padilla bounced around from Omaha to Wahoo to Papillion to take in three of the games and offered his thoughts on how they played out.
Q&A on New Husker Commit Kobe King

Q&A on New Husker Commit Kobe King

Nebraska landed a new transfer commit in former Wisconsin guard Kobe King on Wednesday. To get some background on the 6-foot-4 shooting guard and former Mr. Basketball in the state of Wisconsin, Hail Varsity reached out to friend of site Jake Kocorowski from AllBadgers for a quick Q&A.
JUCO CB De’Jahn Warren Thankful Recruitment is Taking Off

JUCO CB De’Jahn Warren Thankful Recruitment is Taking Off

There are few prospects garnering more attention nationally right now than Lackawanna cornerback De'Jahn Warren. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith caught up with him to get the latest on his interest in Nebraska and more.
Big Red Recon: Defensive Line Questions Are Huge Key For 2020

Big Red Recon: Defensive Line Questions Are Huge Key For 2020

The dead period for recruiting will be ending soon and spring football is just around the corner. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith gets you caught up with the latest on the trail for Nebraska.
3 Thoughts from Nebraska’s 75-54 Loss to Ohio State

3 Thoughts from Nebraska’s 75-54 Loss to Ohio State

Staff writer Derek Peterson runs through a few things that were on his mind during the course of a Nebraska-Ohio State matchup that was never really competitive.
5 Thoughts on Omaha Central at Omaha Westside

5 Thoughts on Omaha Central at Omaha Westside

The Omaha Central Eagles are flying high into the postseason, following up their big win at Millard North on Friday with a come-from-behind 79-77 win at Omaha Westside on Saturday, securing the No. 3 overall seed heading into district play. Jacob Padilla has five thoughts on how it played out.
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