Saturday, February 25, 2012

Nebraska faces tough Michigan St.

Don't see anything but a 20-30 point loss tonight for the Husker men. Michigan St is the hottest team in the Big 10, hardly ever gets beat at home, and well Nebraska isn't playing well.

Nascar starts tomorrow. Seems like we just finished last season a couple of weeks ago. The Daytona 500 is an exciting race but there always seems to be a big wreck known as the "Big One." Many times a driver, not considered a favorite, ends up on top. Who knows who it will be this year. In 2010 it was Jamie McMurray and last year it was Trevor Bayne. This year I look to go with Paul Menard as the surprise!!

Even though this race is just goofy, the fact is in the last 129 races, 55% of the winners have came from qualifying in the top five.

Terrell Owens takes the field for the first time since 2010 when he makes his debut for the Indoor Football League's Allen Wranglers tonight. The game will be shown on ESPN3 tonight at 7.

Kansas knocked off Missouri this afternoon 87-86 in overtime.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Nebraska adjusts for victory!

Doc Sadler said before the Penn State game that they needed to implement some changes to their offense due to Diaz not playing in the middle. The trouble was they hadn't had much time to work on the changes so they couldn't use them yet. Well this week they had the time and it showed.

Nebraska dominated Illinois and won by 23 points. They shot well. Bo Spencer had his best day as a Husker with 27 points.

There is no doubt in mind mind that if Diaz and Almeida would have been healthy this year that Nebraska would have made it to the NCAA tournament. Without them Nebraska had nobody that could play center.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Nebraska drops to a ranking of 155 in Pomeroy!

I've been following Nebraska men's basketball for 50 years. I am not sure if I have ever felt that Nebraska has no chance to win a game but the feeling is there. Without Jorge Brian Diaz Nebraska is 0-8 and probably won't win another game this year. Two injuries have put Nebraska in a helpless situation. Injuries to Eric Almeida and Diaz, the big boys leaves us with nobody underneath that can score.

Nebraska is now rated 155 and wow just two weeks ago they were working ranks when Diaz showed up and played a few games. He has a painful foot injury and probably won't be back this year or maybe never for Nebraska. Sad case. Nebraska has nobody to take his place.

I wish the Huskers and Doc the best but........

Jeremy Lin has come out of nowhere to be a NBA sensation. He graduated from Harvard. This season Lin was waived by Golden State in December after splitting last season between the Warriors and the NBA Development League. Houston picked him up for a couple of weeks before cutting him and the Knicks decided to give him a look.

Lin scored 38 points Friday night to lead the Knicks over the Lakers. After scoring 28 and 23 points in his first two starts, he outplayed Kobe Bryant in front of a national TV audience. Lin has created a new ambition to watch NBA basketball. I think Lin is the real deal but how did all the other teams not see it before?

Missouri was rated fourth and Baylor rated sixth in the nation. Missouri beat Baylor 72-57 Saturday to go to 23-2. Maybe Missouri's beat team ever.

Michigan St knocked off Ohio State at Columbus 58-48 this weekend. The Buckeye's had not been beat at home in 39 straight games. That's a big victory for the Spartans.

Kasey Kahne has replaced Mark Martin in the No. 5 car for Hendricks. Kahne just had knee surgery but shouldn't miss any time in the car.

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Sunday, February 05, 2012

Nebraska Baseball - Welcome Back to the Ballpark

Nebraska men take a hit today!

Nebraska was 0-4 in games without Brian Diaz. Now they are 0-5. Diaz didn't play today because of sore feet and the Huskers lost at home to Minnesota 69-61. Bo Spencer led Nebraska with 18 points. The Huskers shot well in the first half and then really bad in the second half but again gave the opponent too many shots on offensive rebounds. The Huskers only had seven players that scored points.

Iowa has had the most stable coaching staff in college football. Now they have lost both their coordinators plus they lost Rick Kaczenski to Nebraska as defensive line coach.

Well today is the Super Bowl. Always being the contrarian, I'll take the Giants to win 27-21.

Brandon Jacobs is playing for the Giants today in the Super Bowl. He is also talking about going back to boxing when his football career is over. Jacobs went 35-2 as an amateur heavyweight, twice winning the Louisiana state AAU championship.

The Nebraska men should win today!

Nebraska is home today and in a must win game with Minnesota. Minnesota is 16-7 and 4-6 in conference play. Nebraska is 11-10 overall and 3-7 in the league. Of course Minnesota is still thinking the NCAA tournament so they aren't going to lay down for us.

Minnesota's Tubby Smith is one of the best coaches in the nation. They need a facilities upgrade in Minnesota so you can bet they will be touring the great facilities that Nebraska now has.

Ralph Sampson III plays for Minnesota. remember Ralph Sampson? He is 6'11". Also playing for Minnesota is Elliott Eliason from Chadron. He is averaging two points per game and four rebounds. He is a pretty good spot player.

Minnesota has five of their last seven games at home and have a good chance of making the NCAA tournament. This is a must game for them as previously mentioned.

This will be close to the end.

Nebraska 66 Minnesota 62

Some more about recruiting for the football program.

Paul Thurston is an offensive lineman from Colorado. One of his assistant coaches at Arcade West High School was former NU center Matt Baldwin. 247Sports ranked Thurston as the 92nd ranked offensive lineman in the country. He was rated as the 26th best tackle in the nation and the No. 2 overall player out of Colorado.

Thurston played tackle in high school. He is known for his mean streak. He is a son of a minister and was home schooled. Oregon and Michigan were after him also. He had other offers including Notre Dame.

Thurston could be a redshirt this fall but in years to come he looks like a good one.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Two new links!

I've added Nutritioulocious and Letters of Note to my Link list. Check them out and let me know what you think. Thanks.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Nebraska women are ahead by four in third OT

The Nebraska women are ahead of #15 Purdue at West Lafayette in the third OT 88-84 right now. How exciting!!

The Nebraska men lost by 10 to Northwestern tonight by 10 points. Nebraska could have used the victory but had too many turnovers and allowed too many offensive rebounds to win. Nebraska shot well but Northwestern got the win.

The Nebraska women beat Purdue in three overtimes 93-89. Great job!

Nebraska lost Alfonso Dennard this year at cornerback. A year from now they lose Antonio Bell. Nebraska was at best inconsistent at this position last year. One player would start one game and then not play in the next.

Mohammed Seisay is a JUCO player from Eastern Arizona College. He was a Conference USA all-freshman team at Memphis his first year of college. Seisay is enrolled at NU and could have immediate impact with our secondary. Nebraska beat out Arkansas for Seisay. Florida St. and Mississippi also made offers to Seisay. Nebraska needs a lockdown corner to solidify their defense next fall.

Changes with Nebraska football team!

A few changes were announced by Bo Pelini today.

Defensive end Josh Williams is no longer with the team because of violated team rules.

He also confirmed that running back Collins Okafor and fullback Lester Ward are no longer with the team.

He also said that Braylon Heard might move from running back to cornerback this fall. Heard has requested the possible move.

Ross Els will be the new recruiting coordinator taking over for coach John Papuchis who is the new defensive coordinator.

Things are always changing.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Looks like a good recruiting class!

Nebraska has 17 new commits and 18 walk-ons coming in next fall. Looks like some great talent. Only time will tell how good this class is. I am excited to have another Tommy at quarterback although this Tommy is spelled differently.

Tommy Armstrong played in the biggest class in Texas and was in the finals in the playoffs. He has very few turnovers, is quick and fast, and looks like he has good passing form. He doesn't throw real hard but does have good touch on the ball.

Michael Rose is the MVP of the class. He signed early and stayed with the Huskers all the way. He is a linebacker who looks really good on film. He has been a great recruiter for the Huskers ever since he signed. I like his attitude a lot.

Jordon Westerkamp is going to be a star. I think he has a great chance to play this fall as a receiver. His stats are unbelievable. I really think he will be a great one.

Zaire Anderson is a Juco player out of California and is rated a four star. He may play some by mid-season if not before.

Nebraska has 11 defensive players and six offensive players that are coming on scholarships. I wouldn't be surprised if one or two other players join this class.

There are many more great players in this class. We'll say a little about each of them as we go.

The walk-ons are really good. I think this Andy Janovich (Gretna) will be a star before he graduates. I hear great things about him. I talk more about the walk-ons also but this group will have some starters playing in two to four years. You can bank on it.

Now we'll head to NU men's basketball. Northwestern is a bubble team for the NCAA tournament. It is at Northwestern. They will be fired up. Their Pomeroy rank is 74 compared to Nebraska rated 120. Nebraska is playing the best ball of the season except for Ohio St. They have had a week since the last game. This game will be very close. Probably a two or three point game.

Prediction Nebraska 67 Northwestern 66