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.
5 Thoughts on Omaha Creighton Prep at Omaha Westside
2 hrs ago by Jacob Padilla
5 Thoughts on Omaha Creighton Prep at Omaha Westside
On Tuesday, Hail Varsity made the trip out to Omaha Westside to experience one of the best rivalries in Nebraska high school basketball: Westside against Omaha Creighton Prep.
Run it Back: Keys to Nebraska's Win at No. 25 Indiana
20 hrs ago by Jacob Padilla
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Run it Back: Keys to Nebraska's Win at No. 25 Indiana
Nebraska overcame one of its worst scoring droughts of the season to take down the Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on Monday night thanks in part to a renewed focus on defense and rebounding.
Huskers Put Together Wire-to-Wire Win at Assembly Hall
1 day ago by Jacob Padilla
Huskers Put Together Wire-to-Wire Win at Assembly Hall
After letting a few chances for quality road wins slip through their fingers early in conference play, the Huskers finally sealed the deal with a wire-to-wire win over No. 25 Indiana (12-5, 3-3 Big Ten) at Assembly Hall on Monday evening.
High School Roundup: Halfway Point of the Season
2 days ago by Jacob Padilla
High School Roundup: Halfway Point of the Season
This week's high school hoops roundup focusing on the Nebraska commits and targets includes Akol Arop struggling, Donovan Williams going off, Chucky Hepburn getting sick and Hunter Sallis showing his potential.
Back in the Win Column, Huskers Hit the Road for Bloomington
2 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Back in the Win Column, Huskers Hit the Road for Bloomington
After getting back on track at home against Penn State, Nebraska is hitting the road again for a trip to Bloomington to take on an Indiana team headlined by a pair of preseason all-conference picks who have lived up to the hype.
Five Thoughts on Elkhorn Mt. Michael at Omaha Roncalli
4 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Five Thoughts on Elkhorn Mt. Michael at Omaha Roncalli
Another Friday meant another big-time high school basketball showdown, this one in Class B as Omaha Roncalli hosted Elkhorn Mt. Michael and held on for a quality 63-59 win. Jacob Padilla has five thoughts on Friday's action.
Padding the Stats: Isaiah Roby One-Ups Himself Against Penn State
Isaiah Roby played so well in Nebraska's win over Penn State on Thursday that Jacob Padilla had to write about him twice in the same week.
Padding the Stats: Isaiah Roby One-Ups Himself Against Penn State
4 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Roby Provides Spark in Nebraska's Much-Needed Win Over Penn State
5 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Roby Provides Spark in Nebraska's Much-Needed Win Over Penn State
Nebraska got back into the win column on Thursday with a 70-64 win over Penn State at Pinnacle Bank Arena thanks to a career-best outing from junior forward Isaiah Roby.
James Palmer Jr. Named to Mid-Season Award Watch Lists
Nebraska senior James Palmer Jr. has been named to the Wooden Award midseason top 25 as well as the Lute Olson Award midseason list.
James Palmer Jr. Named to Mid-Season Award Watch Lists
6 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Turnaround in Big Ten Play Starts on Defense for the Huskers
6 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Turnaround in Big Ten Play Starts on Defense for the Huskers
Nebraska started the season as one of the best defensive teams in the country. Through four games in the Big Ten, however, the Huskers have been a little bit lacking.
 
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