Jacob Padilla
Staff Writer
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.
Nebrasketball Runs Away from Southeastern Louisiana with 87-35 Win
Nebraska held its second straight opponent under 40 points to open the season as the Huskers ran away from Southeastern Louisiana for an 87-35 win on Sunday afternoon.
Nebraska Volleyball Takes Down Michigan in Ann Arbor
No. 6 Nebraska (20-6, 11-5) bounced back from a first-set loss to take down No. 15 Michigan (19-8, 8-8) 3-1 in Ann Arbor on Saturday night.
Nebrasketball's Glynn Watson Jr. Looking for Bounce-Back Season
Last season may have been Nebraska’s most successful since 2013-14, but 2017-18 was a different story for Glynn Watson Jr. individually. The Huskers need a bounce-back season from the senior in 2018-19 and his strong performance in the season-opener is a great start.
Play of the Game: Devine Ozgibo's 66-Yard Touchdown Run
Nebraska Football ⋅ 1 day ago by Jacob Padilla
With seven touchdowns, five takeaways and a 19-point win, there were plenty of highlights to choose from for this week's Play of the Game. However, it was Devine Ozigbo's 66-yard touchdown run that stood out to Husker fans this week.
Padding the Stats: Holding up Against Big Men of the Big Ten
The Big Ten is loaded with talented big men this season. Does Nebraska have enough in the frontcourt to hold its own against the rest of the conference?
Lamar Jackson Leading the Charge for Nebraska's Turnovers
Nebraska Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Jacob Padilla
After countless close calls through the first few weeks of the season, Nebraska’s defense is finally starting to force turnovers and junior cornerback Lamar Jackson is one of the Blackshirts leading the charge in that area.
Huskers Hope for Continued Gains over Early Season Games
Fresh off a 69-point win that afforded Tim Miles the luxury of getting his young players plenty of playing time, the Huskers returned to the practice court on Thursday to prepare for the challenges the next couple of weeks will provide, starting with Sunday's game against Southeastern Louisiana.
Nebraska Holds Iowa to Season-Low Hitting, Sweeps Hawkeyes
No. 6 Nebraska improved to 29-0 all time against Iowa with a sweep over the Hawkeyes in Iowa City on Wednesday night.
Huskers Are Better Able to Handle In-Game Adjustments Now
Nebraska Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson resigned on Oct. 29 and head coach Lovie Smith taking on defensive play-calling duties provides a unique challenge for Nebraska's coaching staff this week.
Nebraska Destroys Mississippi Valley State to Open Season
James Palmer Jr. knocked a 3-pointer from the top of the key on the first possession of the game and the Huskers never looked back in a wire-to-wire domination of Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday night.
Tight Ends Growing Into Bigger Role for Nebraska
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Jacob Padilla
The tight end position was something of an afterthought in Nebraska's offense early in the season, but as the season has played out that group has taken on a bigger role and redshirt freshman Austin Allen was in the middle of one of the best plays from Saturday's game.
James Palmer Jr. Named to Wooden Award Watch List
The preseason honors continue to roll in for Nebraska senior wing James Palmer Jr. The John R. Wooden Award released its preseason watch list featuring 50 of the biggest names in college basketball and Palmer was one of them.
Conversations with Cook: Huskers Gear Up for Another Road Swing
Coach John Cook touched on the importance of last week's practices, Lauren Stivrins' personality and young role players staying ready in this week's Conversations with Cook.
What Tim Miles Hopes to See in the Huskers' Season Opener
Coach Tim Miles is focused on sorting out rotations, figuring out his team's perimeter shooting woes and solidifying the defense as the Huskers get ready to open the season against Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday night.
Nebraska Volleyball Looks to Keep Improving in Stretch Run of Season
During his weekly Monday press conference, Coach John Cook discussed Nebraska's big win over Penn State and highlighted a few areas in which the Huskers still need to improve as they head into the stretch run of the regular season.
Day by Day, the Huskers Are Making More and More Plays
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska still hasn’t come close to putting a complete game together — as its 2-7 record might indicate — but we’re seeing the Huskers make more plays on both sides of the ball every time they set foot on the field as Nebraska's 36-31 loss at Ohio State showed.
No. 8 Nebraska Evades Trap Game with Sweep Over Rutgers
After a five-set marathon win over No. 7 Penn State on Friday night that that lasted nearly three hours, the No. 8 Huskers needed just 82 minutes to take care of business against Rutgers on Saturday night.
Play of the Game: JK Dobbins' 42-Yard Fourth-Quarter Touchdown
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Midway through the fourth quarter, Nebraska's defense had a chance to get off the field and give the offense the ball trailing by six. Instead, a third-down conversion set the stage for this week's Play of the Game, a dagger of a touchdown run by Ohio State's JK Dobbins.
Defense Dominates as No. 8 Nebraska Knocks Off No. 7 Nittany Lions
No. 8 Nebraska dominated the final two sets on Friday night to take down No. 7 Penn State in five during the Huskers' 250th consecutive home sellout.
Nebraska Natives on Display at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday
Thursday's exhibition game between Nebraska and Wayne State served as a showcase for local talent in Nebraska as well as a reunion of sorts for several former teammates.
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