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.
Heiman Uses Summer League to Hone Skills He'll Need as a Husker
Incoming Nebraska freshman Brady Heiman just finished up a run in Omaha's Metro Summer League and Jacob Padilla caught up with him for an update on summer workouts and the season ahead.
Huskers Extend In-State Offer to Creighton Prep F Akol Arop
Coach Tim Miles issued an in-state offer to a 2019 prospect on Saturday and the name might ring some bells for Nebrasketball fans.
Choose Wisely
Jacob Padilla joins the show to give us an update on recruiting for Husker hoops, Charlie McBride gives his pick for which team he would love to see Nebraska beat the most and Erin Sorensen dives into the conversations she's had with some players and what aspects they have emphasized within the team
Nebrasketball Workout Notes
6 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Padding the Stats: Palmer Listed Among 20 Best in 2018-19
Last week, Andy Katz, the former ESPN reporter and analyst and current NCAA.com correspondent rolled out his top 20 players returning to college basketball. I have issues with that list.
Football Roster Update
8 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Padding the Stats: How the Huskers Handled This Year's Draft Class
This weekend's Padding the Stats column comes to you via a reader request. Eight players from the Big Ten got drafted in last week's NBA Draft; how did the Huskers handle those players this season?
Thorbjarnarson to Represent Iceland in U-20 European Championships
Nebraska sophomore wing Thorir Thorbjarnarson is set to compete for the Icelandic U-20 national team, Shavon Shields will participate in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League and Jack McVeigh will return to the United States to play in a preseason NBA game with his Australian club.
Padding the Stats: Still Room for Veteran College Players in the NBA
Sixty basketball players heard their names called at last week’s NBA Draft and 51 of them came from the college basketball ranks. None of them were Huskers, but there were several Big Ten players and one Omaha native selected and the trends from the draft can teach us a bit about college basketball.
Huskers Announce Attrition, Addition to 2018-19 Roster
Amy Williams announced one addition and three subtractions from her program on Friday afternoon.
Omaha Metro Summer League
26 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Former Husker Annika Albrecht signs with pro club
27 days ago by Jacob Padilla
7-on-7 Tournament
27 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Mike Riley Reportedly Found a New Gig
28 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Transfers Key to Huskers' Roster Rebuild, But For How Long?
Nebraska Football ∙ 28 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Scott Frost and his staff loaded up their first recruiting class with transfers from every source – sit-out transfers, graduate transfers and junior college transfers. Is that going to be what fans can expect from the Huskers every year moving forward?
Padding the Stats: Chinander's Plan for Bringing the Blackshirts Back
On Tuesday, I made the short drive out to Fremont to listen to defensive coordinator Erik Chinander and defensive backs coach Travis Fisher field questions from around 100 Huskers fans as part of the statewide Husker Nation Tour. In the biggest upset of the day, it took nearly forty minutes before
10 Instant Impact Summer Enrollees
1 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Communication, Camaraderie Key for Huskers' Defense
Whether it be in the lunch room or the weight room, this summer is all about laying the foundation – camaraderie, communication leadership – for Scott Frost's program in Lincoln.
Padding the Stats: Everyone's Back, Now the 2018 Huskers Must Earn It
Jacob Padilla's Padding the Stats column is back, and this week he's taking a look at what it will take for the Nebraska basketball team to live up to the lofty expectations for 2018-19.
Nebrasketball Scheduling News
1 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
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