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.
Nebraska Jacks Lead the Way for South Dakota State
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 hrs ago by Jacob Padilla
Watching a South Dakota State game is a very different viewing experience than watching the Huskers these days.
Huskers Take Down Terrapins, 3-0
No. 5 Nebraska improved to 6-0 away from home with a sweep at Maryland on Saturday night. The Huskers (15-2, 7-1 Big Ten) took down the Terrapins (11-9, 3-5) 25-19, 25-16, 25-13 in front of a record Maryland crowd of 2,225 at the XFINITY Center Pavilion.
Five Thoughts on Millard South's 46-23 Win Over Omaha Creighton Prep
Nebraska Football ⋅ 1 day ago by Jacob Padilla
Hail Varsity was on the sideline for Millard South's big win on senior night against a resilient Omaha Creighton Prep squad. Here are five thoughts on how the game went down.
Padding the Stats: Priming You for the 2019-20 NBA Season
Nebraska’s bye week feels like a good time for Jacob Padilla to dive into his favorite sport: basketball. The NBA preseason draws to a close on Friday night and the real thing gets started on Tuesday, and he thinks this season has a chance to be pretty special.
Kubik's Career-High 22 Kills Key No. 5 Nebraska to Win over No. 20 Purdue
Behind continued stifling defense and a career night from freshman Madi Kubik, No. 5 Nebraska took down No. 20 Purdue in four sets at the Devaney Center on Wednesday.
Midterm Report Cards: Nebraska's Disjointed Offense
Nebraska Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Jacob Padilla
With an off week to really dig in, let's take a hard look at the three phases of Nebraska football so far in 2019. Today, we're focusing on the offense.
Huskers Hold Steady in AVCA Coaches Poll After 2-0 Week
The top five of the AVCA Coaches Poll, featuring Nebraska at No. 5, remained unchanged after last week. Nebraska's defense is the driving force behind that ranking, but the Huskers have picked it up offensively as well since Big Ten play began.
Huskers Hand Wolverines First Big Ten Loss
Nebraska put together back-to-back dominant defensive efforts to complete the Michigan weekend sweep, taking down Michigan in three sets on Sunday afternoon after beating Michigan State in four on Friday.
Play of the Game: Minnesota's Second Quarter Touchdown
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska got pushed around from start to finish in its 34-7 loss at Minnesota, and that's why this week's Play of the Game is Minnesota's 15-yard touchdown run in the second quarter in which the Nebraska defense broke down at all three levels.
Defense Leads the Way in Bounce-Back Win for Nebraska
No. 5 Nebraska bounced back from its loss to Wisconsin with one of its best defensive performances of the season in a 3-1 win over Michigan State, holding the Spartans to a season-low .038.
Padding the Stats: Nebraska Football's 2019 All-Hoopers Squad
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska's football roster is loaded with former multi-sport high school athletes, and with basketball season just around the corner now is a perfect time for Jacob Padilla to update his basketball roster picked from the Nebraska football team.
Cook Turns up the Heat in Practice as Nebraska Prepares for a Michigan Weekend
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 10 days ago by Jacob Padilla
No. 5 Nebraska suffered its second loss of the season last week in an uncharacteristic fashion, allowing Wisconsin to hit .376 in the Devaney Center. With two weekend matches, the Huskers have gotten a chance to get back to work on the practice court to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
The Domann Nickel has Become Nebraska's Base Defense
Nebraska Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Jacob Padilla
The nickel featuring JoJo Domann as one of Nebraska's outside linebackers has become Nebraska's base defense since Domann has gotten back to full speed, and Nebraska was in it more than 90% of the time against Northwestern.
Huskers Hope For Four Quarters of Football From Maurice Washington
Nebraska Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Jacob Padilla
After a half-game suspension for Maurice Washington (his second of the season), Nebraska's coaches are challenging the sophomore back to prepare well this week and give them four quarters of football.
With Khalil Davis Out, Ben Stille Shines in Expanded Role
Nebraska Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska might have been down its most productive lineman in Khalil Davis against Northwestern, but Ben Stille stepped right in and had his best game of the season.
Conversations with Cook: Jazz Sweet's Mission Continues
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 13 days ago by Jacob Padilla
After the first weekend of Big Ten play, Coach John Cook said junior opposite hitter Jazz Sweet played like she was on a mission. Fast forward another week and Sweet hasn't slowed down one bit.
Huskers Look to Refocus After Defensive Lapse Against Wisconsin
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 13 days ago by Jacob Padilla
After a strong week on offense overall but a lapse on defense that cost them against Wisconsin, the Huskers are using this week to get back in the gym and clean some things up ahead of a weekend featuring match-ups against Michigan State and Michigan.
Wunderkind Wan'Dale Wows Wildcats with his Explosiveness
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska tried to get a lot of different skill players involved against Northwestern on Saturday — nine of them recorded at least one touch — but only one of them emerged as a game-changer: freshman Wan’Dale Robinson.
Padding the Stats: 2019-20 Big Ten Basketball Conference Predictions
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 14 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Big Ten Media Day was last Wednesday, so Jacob Padilla is back with his early projections for how the conference standings are going to shake out this season.
No. 2 Huskers Drop Three-Set Match to No. 13 Wisconsin
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 14 days ago by Jacob Padilla
It’s not often that a John Cook-coached team hits .300 in a match and loses. In fact, it had never happened during Cook's tenure at Nebraska. That changed on Saturday night, though, as the No. 2 Huskers dropped a three-set match to No. 13 Wisconsin at the Devaney Center.
 
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