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 the 'Perfect School' for 2019 DE Nelson
On Saturday, Scottsbluff (Neb.) defensive end Garrett Nelson became the first member of the 2019 class at Nebraska, fulfilling a lifelong dream.
2019 Scottsbluff OLB Garrett Nelson Commits to Nebraska
1 day ago by Jacob Padilla
Riley Talks Reaction, Recruiting After Friday Night Lights
Mike Riley spoke to the media on a variety of camp and recruiting topics after the final Friday Night Lights camp of the summer.
Highlights from Huskers' Second Friday Night Lights Camp
Thousands of Husker fans showed up to watch some of the best local and national high school football players work out at Memorial Stadium
Nebraska 7v7 State Championship Stand-outs
On Thursday, some of the best skill position players in the state from the 2018, 2019 and 2020 classes showed up and showed out at the annual Nebraska 7v7 State Championship.
The Adaptable, Athletic, Ascendent Nana Akenten
Nana Akenten has just begun his career as a Husker and his high school coach, Robert Brost, shared what makes the Illinois native a special prospect for the Huskers.
Huskers Announce Staff Shake-up
On Tuesday, Mike Riley announced that safeties coach Bob Elliott will move to an analyst role for the 2017 season because of personal reasons and that he has hired Scott Booker to fill the on-field void.
McVeigh Selected to Australian Team for 2017 World University Games
Junior forward Jack McVeigh joined elite Husker company as he was selected to his national team for the 2017 World University Games on Tuesday.
Does the Big Ten Tourney Belong in the Big Apple?
Exposure is great. So is playing in an iconic arena. But the Big Ten's basketball schedule won't benefit.
Padding the Stats: Finding a Summer Hoops Fix
One of the highlights of the summer for a hoops junkie like me is an annual summer league featuring current and former college players with ties to the Omaha Metro area.
Houston Griffith Has Huskers in Top Group
12 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Padding the Stats: Who Leads the Huskers in Sacks in 2017?
Nebraska Football ∙ 17 days ago by Jacob Padilla
What kind of pass rush can we expect from the 2017 Blackshirts?
Can the Huskers Develop into a Consistent Threat from 3?
The key to offensive improvement for the Huskers lies with its perimeter shooting, and there are reasons for optimism in that area thanks to a handful of newcomers.
Husker Offer 'Surreal' for Omaha Burke Linebacker
Hail Varsity caught up with Omaha Burke linebacker Nick Henrich at Tuesday's Locker Room Jamboree Camp at Bellevue West to discuss his offer from Nebraska, his plan for the summer and more.
Johnny Trueblood
21 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Padding the Stats: Can Roby Make the Leap this Offseason?
Nebraska has a lot of newcomers and a potential star returning in Glynn Watson Jr., but it could be sophomore swingman Isaiah Roby that determines the team's success next season.
Padding the Stats: Big Ten Draft Prospects Make their Decisions
The deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the NBA Draft came and went on Wednesday and the news was a bit of a mixed bag for the Big Ten.
Which Redshirt Freshmen are Primed to Earn Roles in 2017?
Last week, we examined which incoming freshmen had a chance to play right away. Now, we are highlighting a handful of the players who redshirted last year that could earn roles next season.
Future Huskers Take State in Track and Field
The Huskers were well represented at the Nebraska track and field state championships on Friday and Saturday as a handful of future University of Nebraska student-athletes shined despite the dreary conditions.
Incoming Freshmen Who Could Make Immediate Impact
Which members of the 2017 recruiting class have the best opportunity to make an immediate impact for the Huskers?
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