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.
Huskers Add Hawai'ian Star Keonilei Akana to 2020 Recruiting Class
Coach John Cook got some good news on Friday night as Hawai’ian star Keonilei Akana announced her commitment to Nebraska on Instagram.
After Tough-but-Important First Year, Hoiberg Looks to Huskers' Future
While looking back at his first year in Lincoln on Thursday's edition of Sports Nightly, Coach Fred Hoiberg also discussed the future of his program.
Fred Hoiberg Discusses COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on his Program
Coach Fred Hoiberg joined Sports Nightly on Thursday night for a quick chat with Greg Sharpe about his scare during the Big Ten Tournament and how he’s navigating through the trying times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Huskers Point Guard Cam Mack Enters NCAA Transfer Portal
When Cam Mack announced he was declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft a couple of weeks ago, he left the door open for a return to college. On Thursday, he made it clear that if he does withdraw from the draft, he won’t be playing at Nebraska next season by entering the transfer portal.
Checking in on Nebraska Basketball's Junior College Commits
Nebraska has three junior college commits – Teddy Allen and Lat Mayen in 2020 and Keisei Tominaga in 2021 – and all three are coming off a strong season.
Padding the Stats: On the NCAA's Decision Regarding Winter Athletes
The NCAA did the right thing granting spring athletes another season of eligibility. Jacob Padilla writes the NCAA probably got it right by declining to offer the same eligibility for winter athletes as well, unfortunately.
What Kobe King Can Bring to Nebraska Basketball
Nebraska has continued to add talent through the transfer market as the coaches added a pair of Kobes to the backcourt for next season. On Monday, Hail Varsity broke down what former Western Illinois point guard Kobe Webster can bring to the Huskers. Today, it's former Badger Kobe King's turn.
What Kobe Webster can Bring to Nebraska Basketball
Jacob Padilla dived into Kobe Webster's statistical profile and reached out to coaches who had to game plan for him to learn what the graduate transfer from Western Illinois can bring to the Huskers in 2020-21.
Huskers Announce Three-Year Basketball Series with Kansas State
Nebraska will rekindle an old rivalry with the Wildcats of Kansas State in 2020 as the two teams will square off in each of the next three seasons.
Husker Tight Ends a Tight-Knit, Diverse Group with Addition of Vokolek
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Tight end has been the most stable position room at Nebraska since Scott Frost and his staff arrived in Lincoln, but even without spring ball, Rutgers transfer Travis Vokolek will look to shake up that depth chart in 2020.
Relationships, Trust Key as Huskers Continue to Build
Nebraska's roster continues to undergo changes as the Huskers are linked to a new transfer seemingly every other day. Assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih offered some insight into Nebraska's recruiting philosophy on an episode of Sports Nightly during the season, and it's worth revisiting now.
Padding the Stats: Takeaways from Fred Hoiberg's First Year in Lincoln
Expectations were low for Nebrasketball heading into year one under Fred Hoiberg, but the Huskers still found a way to fall short of them with a program record for losses. Jacob Padilla shares what he learned from a tough year on the hardwood in Lincoln.
Nebraska Film Review: Quarterback Luke McCaffrey
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Jacob Padilla
The quarterback battle fans were hoping to see during Nebraska's spring practices came to and end before it even had a chance to begin. However, based on what Luke McCaffrey showed in 2019, he might have had a tough time winning the job from Adrian Martinez anyway.
Nebraska Basketball Player Reviews: the Freshmen
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 11 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska’s season came to an end with a loss to Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament. Nebraska’s roster will look very different next season, but it’s still worth looking back to see what worked and what didn’t in Fred Hoiberg’s first season in Lincoln. Our final look is at Nebraska's freshman class.
Nebraska Guard Dachon Burke Jr. Enters Transfer Portal
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 13 days ago by Jacob Padilla
The offseason attrition continued on Saturday for Nebrasketball as Dachon Burke Jr. has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Nebraska Basketball Player Reviews: Junior College Transfers
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 13 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska’s season came to an end with a loss to Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament. Nebraska’s roster will look very different next season, but it’s still worth looking back to see what worked and what didn’t in Fred Hoiberg’s first season in Lincoln. Next up: the junior college transfers.
Nebraska Basketball Player Reviews: Roster Holdovers
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 15 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska’s season came to an end with a loss to Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament. Nebraska’s roster will look very different next season, but it’s still worth looking back to see what worked and what didn’t in Fred Hoiberg’s first season in Lincoln. Next up: the 2018-19 roster holdovers.
Padding the Stats: A World Without Basketball
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 16 days ago by Jacob Padilla
For a basketball junkie, March is the best month of the year. From conference tournaments to high school state basketball to the NCAA Tournament and more, this month is typically basketball overload. But not this year.
Huskers Guard Jervay Green Enters Transfer Portal
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 17 days ago by Jacob Padilla
The first offseason domino for Nebrasketball fell on Thursday when point guard Cam Mack announced his intention to declare for the NBA Draft. The second toppled on Tuesday when combo-guard Jervay Green entered the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Nebraska Basketball Player Reviews: Grad Transfers
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 17 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska’s season came to an end with a loss to Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament. Nebraska’s roster will look very different next season, but it’s still worth looking back to see what worked and what didn’t in Fred Hoiberg’s first season in Lincoln. First up: the grad transfers.
 
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