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.
Padding the Stats: Nebraska Needs to Open Playbook Versus Michigan
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 hrs ago by Jacob Padilla
Two weeks has been more than enough to show why Adrian Martinez won Nebraska's quarterback battle, but heading into the Big House as massive underdogs, Nebraska is going to have to forget about protecting its quarterback (whoever it is) and open up the playbook if it is to have any shot on Saturday.
Sophomore Lexi Sun Radiates Positivity As Six-Rotation Player
Coach John Cook and the Nebraska volleyball trainers took a cautious approach with Lexi Sun's rehab, but the sophomore transfer from Texas is ready to go now and has already made a big impact on the Huskers.
Nebraska's Tight Ends Have Room to Grow, but Showing Good Progress
Nebraska Football ⋅ 1 day ago by Jacob Padilla
Through two weeks, the offensive production from the tight ends has been minimal but their involvement has been anything but as Nebraska has had at least one tight end on the field for basically every offensive snap.
A Familiar Face Across the Net for Nebraska Setter Brooke Smith
Nebraska opens Big Ten play this weekend and Friday's match against Michigan holds a little extra significance for one Husker in particular.
Nebrasketball Closed Scrimmage
1 day ago by Jacob Padilla
Early Misses Won't Rattle Nebraska Kicker Barret Pickering
Nebraska Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Jacob Padilla
After missing the first two field goal attempts of his career, true freshman Barrett Pickering finally got his first make down against Troy and special teams coordinator Jovan Dewitt said he has what it takes to be special.
Attention to Detail, Effort Needed for Huskers on Special Teams
Nebraska Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Jovan Dewitt is invested in improving Nebraska's special teams units and he's looking for players who buy into the attention to detail and full-out effort required to succeed in the third phase of the game.
Conversations with Cook: Hames Makes Early Gains at Nebraska
Coach John Cook discussed freshman setter Nicklin Hames' progress through the preseason, the plan at defensive specialist following Lexi Sun's insertion to the lineup and more in this week's Conversations with Cook.
The Stakes Rise as Nebraska Volleyball Turns Towards Big Ten Play
With the nonconference schedule complete, Coach John Cook said it's time for the Huskers to up the ante heading into Big Ten play.
Between Errors, Nebraska Shows Signs of What It Can Be
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska has shot itself in the foot time and time again during the Huskers' 0-2 start to the season, but in between those miscues they continue to show signs of the team that Scott Frost wants them to be.
Nebraska Wins Husker Invite With Sweep of Missouri State
No. 4 Nebraska (9-1) put together its best offensive match of the season on Saturday night to sweep Missouri State (7-6) and keep the Husker Invite title in Lincoln.
Play of the Game: Troy's 58-Yard Punt Return Touchdown
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Offense and defense have both had their ups and downs through two games for Nebraska, but the third phase of the game has caused consistent problems for the Huskers and that bit them once again against Troy.
Official Nebraska-Troy Game Thread
6 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Lexi Sun Makes her Nebraska Debut in John Cook's 700th Win
No. 4 Nebraska (8-1) set up a dominant block on Friday night as the Huskers used 16.5 blocks to take down New Mexico (5-6) in four sets at the Husker Invite. Texas transfer Lexi Sun made her debut and finished with 13 kills, tied for team-high honors.
Special Teams Participants
6 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Padding the Stats: Tracking Nebraska's Participation on Defense
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Jacob Padilla
How did Scott Frost use his personnel in Nebraska's season-opening loss to Colorado? In part two of Friday's two--part edition of Padding the Stats, Jacob Padilla broke down the snap counts and personnel groupings for Frost's defense against the Buffaloes.
Nebraska Sweeps Central Michigan in First Match of Husker Invite
No. 4 Nebraska (6-1) picked up more and more steam as the match went on en route to a sweep over Central Michigan (3-7) in the Huskers' first match of the 2018 Husker Invite.
Padding the Stats: Tracking Nebraska's Participation on Offense
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Jacob Padilla
How did Scott Frost use his personnel in Nebraska's season-opening loss to Colorado? In part one of a special two-part edition of Padding the Stats, Jacob Padilla broke down the snap counts and personnel groupings for Frost's offense against the Buffaloes.
Cook Hopes to See Clean Volleyball in Nebraska Invite
No. 4 Nebraska is preparing to close out the preseason this weekend by hosting the Nebraska Invite. Central Michigan, New Mexico and Missouri State will all be swinging through Lincoln for matches on Friday and Saturday.
Nebraska's O-Line Happy With Performance but Sees Room to Improve
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Behind a solid performance by a veteran offensive line, Nebraska racked up 565 yards of offense against Colorado. However, the result, a 33-28 loss, left a sour taste in offensive line coach Greg Austin’s month, particularly in regards to a few key plays.
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