Big Ten Big Winners After NCAA's NBA Draft Deadline Passes
7 days ago by Jacob Padilla
The NCAA's deadline for players to withdraw from the 2020 NBA Draft passed on Monday and outside of one big exception, it brought good news for a handful of Big Ten teams.
Buy or Sell: 2020 Illinois Fighting Illini Football
1 mo ago by Hail Varsity Staff
Brandon Vogel and Derek Peterson are running through Big Ten programs for a “Buy or Sell” kind of opponent preview. Up next is a look at an Illinois squad that finally broke through in 2019.
Without Mack, Huskers Lack Execution in Loss at Illinois
5 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The hits — and the losses — just keep coming for the Huskers. Cam Mack — dealing with an illness — didn’t make the trip to Champaign as Illinois outscored Nebraska 25-13 over the final 15 minutes to secure a 71-59 win over the Huskers on Monday night.
3 Thoughts from Nebraska's 71-59 Loss to Illinois
5 mo ago by Derek Peterson
What a strange season. Nebraska has now lost 20 games in a single season for the first time in program history, the latest coming in a 71-59 loss to Illinois on the road Monday night. Staff writer Derek Peterson offers three thoughts from the game.
Huskers Look to End 11-Game Losing Streak at Illinois
5 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak at No. 9 Penn State on Tuesday, and now the Huskers will look to do the same to the Illini as Nebraska will take its 11-game losing streak to Champaign on Monday.
Red-Hot Huskers End Senior Day in Best Possible Way with 80-58 Win
5 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska exploded out of the gates against Illinois on Senior Day Saturday, building up a 30-point lead before the halftime break. That led to a huge win, a curtain call for four seniors at the end, and smiles all around.
A Special Senior Day for Nebraska's Coach on the Court
5 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska hosts Illinois Saturday on Senior Day. Which means afterward, head coach Amy Williams will have to say a goodbye to the only point guard she’s really known at Nebraska, and one who's meant a whole heck of a lot.
Hot Reads: Which Teams Got the Best Bounces in 2019?
8 mo ago by Brandon Vogel
It happens every year, a team outperforms its expected turnover margin, fueling special seasons, unlocking bowl bonuses and earning extensions or promotions. Here are the 10 teams that benefitted most from that randomness in 2019.
Hot Reads: Big Ten West Race Takes a Sharp Turn in Champaign
9 mo ago by Brandon Vogel
Illinois knocked off Wisconsin as a 30-point underdog and that changes a lot about the race in the Big Ten West Division.
Huskers Hold Steady in AVCA Coaches Poll After 2-0 Week
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The top five of the AVCA Coaches Poll, featuring Nebraska at No. 5, remained unchanged after last week. Nebraska's defense is the driving force behind that ranking, but the Huskers have picked it up offensively as well since Big Ten play began.
Nebraska to Open 2021 Season Against Illinois in Ireland
10 mo ago by Hail Varsity Staff
Nebraska football is going international. The Huskers announced on Monday that that the 2021 Nebraska-Illinois game will be played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, August 28.
Padding the Stats: 2019-20 Big Ten Basketball Conference Predictions
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Big Ten Media Day was last Wednesday, so Jacob Padilla is back with his early projections for how the conference standings are going to shake out this season.
Huskers Show Resiliency in 2-0 Road Trip to Open Big Ten Play
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Step one of a 10-week process is complete as Nebraska went 2-0 in the first weekend of Big Ten play, securing a five-set comeback win at No. 20 Illinois on Friday and sweeping Northwestern on Saturday.
Huskers Earn Sweet Victory at Illinois in Five-Set Battle
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
No. 3 Nebraska (9-1) survived a five-round bout with No. 20 Illinois (5-5) in Champaign on Friday night behind a strong performance from junior opposite hitter Jazz Sweet.
Huskers Offense Can Be a Ferrari, but It's Not Hitting on All Cylinders Yet
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Sophomore setter Nicklin Hames said Nebraska is a "red Ferrari" and she's the one behind the wheel, though the Huskers have yet to fire on all cylinders. She's hoping to change that as Nebraska heads into Big Ten play with weekend matches against Illinois and Northwestern.
It Starts in the Trenches as Nebraska Prepares for Ohio State
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Fresh off keeping one of the top pass-rushers in the Big Ten largely in check, Nebraska will face an even more difficult challenge when Chase Young and the Ohio State Buckeyes come to town.
JD Spielman the Kind of Warrior Nebraska Needs in Big Ten Play
10 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Junior wideout JD Spielman is tough, which is exactly what Nebraska needs as it heads into Big Ten play.
After Champaign Setback, Huskers' Run Defense Has Something to Prove
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska fielded a dominant run defense through the first three weeks of the season, but Illinois exposed some cracks in week four. The Blackshirts are going to have to lock back in with one of the best running teams in the country in Ohio State coming to town.
WATCH: Jeremiah Sirles Reviews Huskers' Win over Illinois
10 mo ago by Jeremiah Sirles
It was closer than it needed to be, but Nebraska still got the win over Illinois. Former Husker and NFL veteran Jeremiah Sirles breaks it all down on the latest episode of Just My Opinion.
Big Ten Play Begins Friday for No. 3 Nebraska
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
With the nonconference schedule in the rear-view mirror, Coach John Cook and the No. 3 Huskers have turned their attention towards winning "one of the hardest championships in college sports," the Big Ten title. That journey starts on Friday in Champaign.
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