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.
Local Huskers Set to Play in Metro Summer League
Area basketball fans can get their summer hoops fix starting on Thursday this week with the return of the Metro Pro-Am Summer League, and this year, there’s a little Husker flavor.
Dachon Burke Could Play Big Role for Nebraska in 2019-20
Dachon Burke is often something of the forgotten man in discussions about the new-look Huskers under Hoiberg, but based on what he did at Robert Morris the transfer guard could play as big of a role as anyone in 2019-20.
Nebraska Freshmen Impress, Returners Step Into Leadership Roles
Nebraska's freshman class has impressed Coach John Cook while two returners are seeking to step into leadership roles as the Huskers begin their tour through Asia.
Padding the Stats: Ranking Nebraska’s Nonconference Opponents
Nebraska released its nonconference schedule for Year 1 under Fred Hoiberg this week, and Jacob Padilla broke that schedule down with a power ranking of the games from most to least interesting.
Nebraska's Tour of Asia About Much More Than Just Volleyball
The Nebraska volleyball team will get a chance to learn a lot on the court during their tour of Asia, but what they gain off the court might be just as important for a young team looking to reload.
Nebraska Volleyball Ready to be Challenged on Trip to Asia
The Nebraska volleyball team will depart for a 17-say trip through Asia this weekend as Coach John Cook seeks to challenge his team on and off the court.
Former Huskers to Compete in USA Volleyball Exhibition Matches
Former Huskers Kadie Rolfzen and Justine Wong-Orantes will compete for the U.S. Women's Pan-American Cup Training Team in a pair of exhibition matches against Canada this weekend.
It's Time to Get to Work for Fred Hoiberg and Nebraska Basketball
The first summer session of class has begun at Nebraska and offseason workouts for the basketball team began on Sunday. After two months spent assembling a roster, it's finally time for Fred Hoiberg to get to work with his new team.
Former Huskers' Unique Paths to the 2019 Volleyball Nations League
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 10 days ago by Jacob Padilla
The 2019 Volleyball Nations League brought three former Huskers back to Lincoln this weekend and each of them took a unique path to get there.
Padding the Stats: Washington Shows There's Still a Ways to Go
Nebraska Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska has been patient as Maurice Washington waited for a resolution to a legal case in California. The running back's latest incident only tests that patience this offseason.
No. 3 USA Falls to No. 4 Brazil to Close out Week 3 of VNL Play
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 12 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Home court advantage — with a crowd of 8,000 — wasn’t enough to get No. 3 USA the win on Thursday night as No. 4 Brazil knocked off the United States in four sets at Pinnacle Bank Arena to close out week three of Volleyball Nations League play.
Fred Hoiberg Adds Bret Porter as Preferred Walk-On
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 12 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Fred Hoiberg added a 12th new player to the Nebraska basketball program on Thursday afternoon as Bret Porter, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound combo-forward out of Millard North High School in Omaha, committed as a preferred walk-on.
Nebraska to Face Georgia Tech in Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 12 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska will hit the road for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge for the second straight year as the new-look Huskers will take on Georgia Tech in Atlanta in December.
Former Husker Robinson Makes 2019 USA Debut in Sweep of Germany
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 13 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Former Husker Kelsey Robinson made her 2019 USA debut on Wednesday night and led the third-ranked United States to a sweep over No. 15 Germany in Volleyball Nations League play at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
No. 3 USA Tops No. 9 Korea as Former Huskers Return to Lincoln
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 14 days ago by Jacob Padilla
International volleyball returned to Lincoln on Tuesday night as the United States – featuring a pair of former Huskers in the starting lineup – took down Korea in four sets in the Volleyball Nations League.
Husker Coaches Speak on Culture on Big Red Blitz Tour
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 16 days ago by Jacob Padilla
During the question-and-answer segment of the Big Red Blitz stop in Fremont, one fan asked about culture and each of the coaches as well as Bill Moos offered their own thoughts on the topic as it relates to their respective programs.
Padding the Stats: Nebraska Alums Star in Volleyball Nations League
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 18 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Next week, Nebraska fans in Lincoln will get a chance to see the present and future of Husker volleyball on the international stage as Jordan Larson, Kelsey Robinson and Mikaela Foecke are all on the roster for week three of the Volleyball Nations League.
Notes from Moos and Husker Coaches' Big Red Blitz
Nebraska Football ⋅ 19 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos and a collection of Husker coaches made their way across the state on Thursday as part of the Big Red Blitz which included stops in Norfolk and Fremont as well as the SAC Museum and we've got you covered on all the news and notes from the event.
Assessing Nebraska's Frontcourt Situation for 2019-20
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 19 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Now that Isaiah Roby's time as a Husker has officially come to an end, what does Nebraska's frontcourt situation look like for 2019-20?
Isaiah Roby to Remain in NBA Draft
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 20 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Isaiah Roby confirmed to Hail Varsity on Wednesday afternoon that he will remain in the 2019 NBA Draft, ending his Husker career after three seasons.
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