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.
Sweet, Sweet Victory Sends Nebraska to the Sweet 16
No. 5 Nebraska had to dig deep on Saturday night after dropping the first set to Missouri, but the Huskers rallied to win in four and punch their ticket to the Madison regional in the final match of the year at the Devaney Center.
First Half Woes Too Much for Huskers to Overcome Against Creighton
Creighton ran Nebraska off the floor in the first half before cruising in the second for a 95-76 win over the Huskers in Omaha on Saturday afternoon.
Stivrins, Kubik Ball Out as No. 5 Huskers Sweep Ball State
Lauren Stivrins and Madi Kubik led the fifth-seeded Huskers to a first-round win over Ball State in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night, sweeping the Cardinals at the Devaney Center to advance to the second round.
A New Spin to Creighton-Nebraska with Hoiberg at the Helm
Fred Hoiberg encouraged his team to embrace the rivalry with Creighton as the Huskers will look to make it two wins in a row against the Bluejays on Saturday.
Huskers Ready for Whatever the NCAA Tournament Throws at Them
After 14 long weeks, the NCAA Tournament has finally arrived in Lincoln. Fifth-seeded Nebraska is hosting the first- and second-round matches at the Devaney Center on Friday and Saturday as Missouri takes on Northern Iowa while the Huskers face Ball State.
Freshman Guard Samari Curtis to Transfer from Nebraska
Coach Fred Hoiberg announced on Friday that freshman guard Samari Curtis has decided to transfer out of the program.
5 Thoughts on Omaha Skutt at Elkhorn Mt. Michael
The high school basketball season began on Thursday night and I made the drive out to Elkhorn to see two of the top teams in Class B clash at The Palace as the visiting Omaha Skutt SkyHawks shut down Elkhorn Mt. Michael and cruised to a 52-32 win.
Sun Is Brighter Than Ever After Full Year in Huskers' Program
John Cook’s challenge to Lexi Sun heading into this season was simple: learn how to play Nebraska volleyball. Sun embraced that challenge and the result was a big spike in her efficiency and an All-Big Ten season in her second year as a Husker.
Huskers Flunk First Road Test at Georgia Tech
Nebraska flunked its first road test of the season as the Huskers were baffled by Georgia Tech’s shifting zone defenses all night in a 73-56 loss at McCamish Pavillion on Wednesday night.
Five Huskers Honored by Big Ten
Five Huskers received recognition from the Big Ten on Wednesday afternoon when the conference released its postseason honors.
Huskers Head to Georgia Tech for First Road Test of the Season
Rebounding has been a major focus in practice this week as the Huskers prepare to play its first true road game of the season at Georgia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday Night.
Team Meeting Leads to Bounce Back Win in Cayman Islands Classic
After a disappointing loss to George Mason in the Cayman Islands Classic semifinals, the Huskers held a team meeting to make sure one loss didn't become two.
No. 6 Nebraska Ready to Trust Its Training Ahead of NCAA Tournament
John Cook's message to his team as the Huskers head into their final week of practice before the NCAA Tournament begins is simple: trust your training.
Nebraska Named No. 5 National Seed in NCAA Tournament
The NCAA Tournament Committee tabbed Nebraska as the No. 5 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. The Huskers will play Ball State at the Devaney Center in the first round.
No. 6 Huskers Suffocate Ohio State to Close Out Regular Season
No. 6 Nebraska closed out the regular season with a strong defensive effort on Saturday night, sweeping Ohio State at the Devaney Center. The Huskers beat the Buckeyes 25-15, 25-16, 25-19 in front of a crowd of 8,170 to finish 25-4 overall and 17-3 in Big Ten play.
Senior Spotlight: Three Splash Plays from Nebraska's Senior Day
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska fell to Iowa on Friday, bringing 20-something seniors' Husker careers to an end. We're highlighting a few splash plays from some of those seniors who left everything they had on the field at Memorial Stadium.
No. 6 Huskers Topple Terrapins in Three Sets
Lexi Sun and Lauren Stivrins carried the load early, Madi Kubik took over in the middle and Jazz Sweet closed it out as the No. 6 Huskers (24-4, 16-3 Big Ten) toppled the Terrapins (13-18, 5-14) 25-20, 25-15, 25-18 at the Devaney Center on Friday night.
Padding the Stats: On Shamiel Stevenson's Waiver Denial
On Shamiel Stevenson's waiver denial, the broken system that produced it and the fallout for the Huskers this season.
Huskers Land First 2021 Commit in Japanese Guard Keisei Tominaga
Nebraska landed its first 2021 commit on Thursday in Keisei Tominaga, a 6-foot guard from Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and Ranger Community College.
Cheatham Leads Nebraska to Third-Place Finish in Cayman Islands Classic
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 10 days ago by Jacob Padilla
A career-high performance by senior Haanif Cheatham and a big second half by Dachon Burke Jr. carried the Huskers to a third-place finish in the Cayman Islands Classic as Nebraska took down South Florida 74-67 to finish 2-1 in the tournament.
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