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.
Consistency Will be Key for Huskers at Outside Hitter
The Nebraska volleyball team will return its entire starting lineup from the 2019 season, but there’s been a lot of change as well. Hail Varsity recently caught up with Coach John Cook to go position-by-position through the roster and look ahead to the 2020 season. Next up is outside hitter.
Hoiberg Comfortable Taking a Chance on Teddy Allen
Teddy Allen is taking his third shot at major college basketball, a shot few programs were ready to give him. Nebraska was.
Padding the Stats: Huskers Riding the Wave
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Bill Moos joined Greg Sharpe on Tuesday for his monthly Sports Nightly appearance, and among many other things he spoke about a change of heart he's had on a very important topic.
A Beginning, an Ending & Lots of Intrigue for the Huskers in the Middle
The Nebraska volleyball team will return its entire starting lineup from the 2019 season, but there’s been a lot of change as well. Hail Varsity recently caught up with Coach John Cook to go position-by-position through the roster and look ahead to the 2020 season. Next up is middle blocker.
Nebraska Film Study: Defensive Lineman Keem Green
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Keem Green arrived in Lincoln with plenty of buzz, but he wasn't able to earn a spot in Nebraska's regular rotation on the defensive line in 2019. Jacob Padilla dove into the film to learn what kept Green off the field.
Cook Shares What Season Could Look Like for Nebraska Volleyball
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 11 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Coach John Cook offered some insight into what the 2020 volleyball season might look like and how Nebraska is working towards getting players back on campus on Thursday night.
What Trey McGowens Can Bring to Nebraska Basketball
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 11 days ago by Jacob Padilla
With the NCAA pushing back a decision on one-time transfer waivers, it might be a year before Husker fans see Pitt transfer Trey McGowens play, but here's what to expect when he does.
Padding the Stats: Last Word on 'The Last Dance'
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 12 days ago by Jacob Padilla
After watching all 10 parts of "The Last Dance," basketball super fan Jacob Padilla shared his thoughts on the strengths and flaws of the ESPN docu-series on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls.
Huskers All Set at Setter for 2020 and Beyond
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 14 days ago by Jacob Padilla
The Nebraska volleyball team will return its entire starting lineup from the 2019 season, but there’s been a lot of change as well. Hail Varsity recently caught up with Coach John Cook to go position-by-position through the roster and look ahead to the 2020 season. First up is the setter position.
Nebraska Film Study: Right Tackle Bryce Benhart
Nebraska Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Bryce Benhart missed out one some valuable practice reps with the cancellation of spring football, but with a little more polishing he very well could be part of Nebraska’s “best five” up front in 2020.
How NCAA Transfer Decision Could Impact Nebraska's 2020-21 Season
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 16 days ago by Jacob Padilla
The NCAA Division I Council will meet on Wednesday and the results of that meeting could have a significant impact on Nebraska's 2020-21 outlook.
Kelly Hunter Plays Key Role as Huskers Navigate Unique Spring
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 18 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Kelly Hunter's time coaching beach and scouting talent on the recruiting trail may have been cut short, but John Cook still leaned heavily on his interim assistant as the Huskers navigated through a unique and challenging spring.
Padding the Stats: Good Get for Hoiberg to Fill Out 2020 Recruiting Class
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 19 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Out of nowhere on Tuesday morning, Fred Hoiberg and his staff completed their 2020 recruiting class, and they did it with their first high school commitment of the cycle. Missing out on Adama Sanogo was a tough blow, but the coaches bounced back nicely in securing a commitment from Eduardo Andre.
Fred Hoiberg Talks Transition Play During NABC Webinar
20 days ago by Jacob Padilla
On Monday afternoon, Fred Hoiberg shared some of his knowledge with coaches at all levels as part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches webinar series.
Nebraska Film Review: Defensive Lineman Ty Robinson
Nebraska Football ⋅ 22 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Ty Robinson was one of Nebraska's biggest recruiting wins in the 2019 class, but fans only go a couple of chances to see him play as a freshman as he took advantage of the four-game redshirt rule. Jacob Padilla looked back at all of his snaps to get a feel for his strengths and weaknesses.
Huskers Sign Missouri Grad Transfer Kayla Caffey
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 25 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Coach John Cook has bolstered his roster with the addition of Missouri graduate transfer Kayla Caffey, a 6-foot middle blocker who signed with Nebraska on Thursday.
Padding the Stats: Most Memorable Games of 2019-20
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 26 days ago by Jacob Padilla
It's finals week at Nebraska, marking the end of the 2019-20 academic calendar at Nebraska. With that being the case, Jacob Padilla thought it would be a good time to look back at the best games he covered in each of his beats this season.
Versatility on Wings Allows Fred Hoiberg to Win with Different Big Men
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 27 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Fred Hoiberg succeeded with three very different big men at Iowa State – a point-forward, a guy who could score inside and out and a rim-runner/shot-blocker. Regardless of who was in the middle, the key was versatility one through four, and that's what Hoiberg has added to his roster at Nebraska.
Cook on 'Winning the Day,' Zoom Calls & Nebraska's Summer Schedule
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 28 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Coach John Cook talked with Hail Varsity about how he's handling social distancing, communication with his players and preparing his team for whatever shape or form the 2020 preseason and season may take.
Nebraska Film Review: Wide Receiver Chris Hickman
Nebraska Football ⋅ 29 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Chris Hickman had a grand total one reception for zero yards in 2019, yet he still landed at No. 8 in Derek Peterson’s “10 Most Intriguing Huskers” list. Jacob Padilla took a look back at the film of his limited playing time during his redshirt year to show why he belongs on that list.
 
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