Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Gator Bowl: Husker turnover story has been two-sided : Latest Husker News

Gator Bowl: Husker turnover story has been two-sided : Latest Husker News

10 Question Quiz: 50 Bowls in Husker History

10 Question Quiz: 50 Bowls in Husker History

Steven M. Sipple: Kaczenski's crew reflection of assistant coach's fire : Latest Husker News

Steven M. Sipple: Kaczenski's crew reflection of assistant coach's fire : Latest Husker News

Cindy Lange-Kubick: Same time, next year without onion chips : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Cindy Lange-Kubick: Same time, next year without onion chips : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Barfknecht: Husker memories by the Bowl full - Omaha.com

Barfknecht: Husker memories by the Bowl full - Omaha.com

NU Men's Basketball tonight!

See the Huskers on BTN at 6pm tonight. They play 22nd ranked Iowa at Iowa. A tough chore and this game will be like the Cincinnati game. NU will have to play at their best and hit a few 3's to win. Iowa has a 26 game winning streak on their court against unranked opponents.

Prediction
Iowa 75
Nebraska 65

Nebraska starts three sophomores and one freshman tonight.

Friday, December 27, 2013

What's really important!

Our Boehler Christmas is tomorrow. It's been a little over seven years ago since dad passed away. I still think about him everyday and miss him so much! I was going through some old papers and found the following. It brought tears to my eyes and I thought I would share it.

Janet, my wife, gave a devotional at her women's Church group shortly after dad passed away. She centered it on the "Purpose Driven Life's" Chapter 16. Her topic was "The Best Time to Love is Now". It says the best time to love is now because you don't know how long you will have the opportunity. The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.

Here's what Janet said,

"In September my father-in-law (Connie) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Needless to say the family was not expecting to hear such devastating news. But since the day of diagnosis my husband and his siblings were with their father every day (literally). John would make trips daily to Kearney, Alma, and Lincoln. Family would stay at the hospital in Lincoln several days at a time. The expression of love to their father would be envious of anyone that could have witnessed it. Connie was sent home from Bryan LGH in Lincoln on Tuesday because there was nothing else that could be done in Lincoln. Connie was ready to go back to the Alma Hospital. He even stopped and bought chocolate malts for Bryce, June, his wife and himself in York. That night was the best Connie had since his bad news a few weeks ago. He laughed with old friends, told jokes to his kids and even told June to go home and have a good night's rest. Well, the next day Connie took a turn for the worse and by 5:00 that afternoon the family was joined around the bed. Connie was coming in and out of consciousness but I honestly believe he was waiting for his last son, Scott, to arrive before going home to be with the Lord. Scott arrived around 6:00 p.m. from Lincoln and as he hugged his dad, Connie briefly opened his eyes as if he knew everyone was there. The last hour of Connie's life was bittersweet. After the arrival of Scott, John leaned over to his dad and said it's time to go home; we are all here now. We all held hands and prayed the Lord's Prayer and as we finished the last word of the prayer, Connie took his last breath. I have never felt more compassion and love as I did that moment. Our prayers had been answered and Connie was at a place he had been on earth preparing for."

Janet continued, " I look back now at the sacrifices each one of Connie's children and June made to spend every single moment with him they could, not knowing how much longer they would have with him here on earth. They had absolutely no regrets. That kind of love is what God intended us to share everyday and not when it's convenient for us or when it works in our schedule."

Janet said that when she finished there wasn't anybody that didn't have tears in their eyes. Dad was always proud of our close family.

So during this Christmas season dad is very much on our minds! We do miss him dearly.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dining 2013: Railyard development tops year in dining headlines : Ground Zero

Dining 2013: Railyard development tops year in dining headlines : Ground Zero

Sport Shorts

Taylor Martinez is officially ruled out of the Gator Bowl as announced by Bo Pelini today.

Randy Gregory annnounced he is staying for another year at Nebraska. Great news!!

The NU men's basketball team is ranked 89th by Pomeroy. They play Cincinnati tomorrow at Cincinnati. Cincy is very very good at home. Cincinnati is rated 37th.

Deverell Biggs is not traveling to Cincinnati. Coach Tim Miles left him home when he showed up late for a film session.

Prediction:

Cincinnati 67 Nebraska 58

Right now it looks like NU will be a 6-12 team in the Big 10. Now if they can win two more and go 8-8, who knows, maybe they can go to the NCAA tournament.

We are just a few days away from the Gator Bowl. Its a rematch from last year. The 8-4 Huskers will be healthier for the game compared to the last two or three weeks of the regular season. The Huskers will put up a good effort and will hold close in the game. It may come down to a last second field goal. I look to the underdog Huskers (9 point underdogs) to end the season in grand fashion. Tommy Armstrong was the quarterback for only one loss this year. I don't think he will have another.

Prediction:

Nebraska 27 Georgia 24

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced that Russell Westbrook will be out seven weeks after having knee surgery.

Tony Romo is done for the season.

Aaron Rodgers will start for the Green Bay Packers.





Pelini all business as Huskers arrive at bowl site : Latest Husker News

Pelini all business as Huskers arrive at bowl site : Latest Husker News

Huskers Close Non-Con Slate at Cincinnati

Huskers Close Non-Con Slate at Cincinnati

Monday, December 16, 2013

Abdullah named team MVP at Huskers' banquet : Latest Husker News

Abdullah named team MVP at Huskers' banquet : Latest Husker News

Cindy Lange-Kubick: Catching up with him and her and them (for you) : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Cindy Lange-Kubick: Catching up with him and her and them (for you) : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Taylor and Love will lead Nebraska in the future!

I always like to see who the scout players of the year are. They usually star for Nebraska the following year or within two years.  This year the offensive scout team player of the year is Adam Taylor, the freshman running back that redshirted this year. Jason Ankrah says he will be a special kid and that he has a lot of football ahead of him. Ciante Evans calls him "Physical".

The you have Courtney Love, the defensive scout team player of the year. They say that he looks like a grown man. Add Marcus Newby, who Jeremiah Sirles says he looks like a young Lavonte David. Both linebackers wowed the starting offense at times.

6'9" David Knevel looks to start at tackle next year. Some say he may have started this year or at least would have played a lot if he hadn't redshirted.

It will be interesting to see how fast quarterback Johnny Stanton rebounds from his injury.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Huskers Honored at Annual Football Banquet

Huskers Honored at Annual Football Banquet

Prep wrestling results, 12/14 : Preps

Prep wrestling results, 12/14 : Preps

HAYWORTH: Hassebrook says strong rural showing is key in Nebraska contest

HAYWORTH: Hassebrook says strong rural showing is key in Nebraska contest

Cindy Lange-Kubick: Messages in a milk jug rescued and returned — 28 years later : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Cindy Lange-Kubick: Messages in a milk jug rescued and returned — 28 years later : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Steven M. Sipple: Tough loss, but marvelous spectacle : Latest Husker News

Steven M. Sipple: Tough loss, but marvelous spectacle : Latest Husker News

Huskers Fall to No. 1 Texas in Regional Final

Huskers Fall to No. 1 Texas in Regional Final

Huskers Bounce Back with 79-67 Win

Huskers Bounce Back with 79-67 Win

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Which Husker redshirts might be ready for a splash? : Latest Husker News

Which Husker redshirts might be ready for a splash? : Latest Husker News

Quick start leads Huskers past Arkansas State : Latest Husker News

Quick start leads Huskers past Arkansas State : Latest Husker News

NCAA volleyball: Texas sweeps Nebraska to advance to Final Four : Latest Husker News

NCAA volleyball: Texas sweeps Nebraska to advance to Final Four : Latest Husker News

Gretna couple wins Powerball; man might quit Lincoln job

Gretna couple wins Powerball; man might quit Lincoln job

NU basketball and volleyball

The volleyball team won Friday in three sets sweeping San Diego. Now its on to #1 Texas. It will be tonight on ESPNU. There will be a lot of Nebraska viewers I am sure. Go Huskers!

Nebraska plays Arkansas State in men' s basketball this afternoon. NU is 6-3 and Arkansas St. is 5-2. Arkansas St. has the top ranked 3 point shooter in the nation in Melvin Johnson. He is sitting at 64% from the three point line.

Arkansas St. starts five seniors! Arkansas St. coach John Brady led LSU to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2000 and the Final Four in 2006.

Prediction: Nebraska 80 Arkansas 70

The Creighton women play at Nebraska today at 11 am.

Friday, December 13, 2013

NCAA volleyball: Texas bounces back to down American : Latest Husker News

NCAA volleyball: Texas bounces back to down American : Latest Husker News

NCAA volleyball: Nebraska sweeps San Diego to advance : Latest Husker News

NCAA volleyball: Nebraska sweeps San Diego to advance : Latest Husker News

Two Bowl Bosses: Nebraska’s Brand Strong

Two Bowl Bosses: Nebraska’s Brand Strong

Transfers can be game-changers in college volleyball : Latest Husker News

Transfers can be game-changers in college volleyball : Latest Husker News

Steven M. Sipple: Abdullah's pain tolerance invaluable for NU : Latest Husker News

Steven M. Sipple: Abdullah's pain tolerance invaluable for NU : Latest Husker News

Nebraska Selected to Host 2015 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships

Nebraska Selected to Host 2015 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships

Huskers Take on Arkansas State on Saturday

Huskers Take on Arkansas State on Saturday

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Prep volleyball: Olivia Boender earns Nebraska Gatorade volleyball honors : Preps

Prep volleyball: Olivia Boender earns Nebraska Gatorade volleyball honors : Preps

Gator Bowl air charter canceled because of low interest : Business

Gator Bowl air charter canceled because of low interest : Business

Sports reporter settles in : The Banner-Press

Sports reporter settles in : The Banner-Press

Red Report: Huskers remain on recruiting hot streak : Latest Husker News

Red Report: Huskers remain on recruiting hot streak : Latest Husker News

Husker players eager to snap bowl skid : Latest Husker News

Husker players eager to snap bowl skid : Latest Husker News

Nebraska Selected to Host 2015 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships

Nebraska Selected to Host 2015 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Craig Bohl to Wyoming!

It should be announced soon but former NU defensive coordinator Craig Bohl will be moving from North Dakota St. to Wyoming!

Keys for Nebraska-Creighton : Latest Husker News

Keys for Nebraska-Creighton : Latest Husker News

2013 Super-State, all-state football lists : Preps-super-state

2013 Super-State, all-state football lists : Preps-super-state

Jeff Korbelik: Cable revisits gangsters in 'Mob City,' 'Bonnie & Clyde' : Ground Zero

Jeff Korbelik: Cable revisits gangsters in 'Mob City,' 'Bonnie & Clyde' : Ground Zero

Super-State football: Extra effort pays dividends for Phillips, Strong : Preps-super-state

Super-State football: Extra effort pays dividends for Phillips, Strong : Preps-super-state

NCAA volleyball: Huskers sweep Oregon to advance to regional semifinal : Latest Husker News

NCAA volleyball: Huskers sweep Oregon to advance to regional semifinal : Latest Husker News

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Nebraska-Creighton yet another rivalry for Miles to embrace : Latest Husker News

Nebraska-Creighton yet another rivalry for Miles to embrace : Latest Husker News

Huskers Travel to Creighton Sunday Afternoon

Huskers Travel to Creighton Sunday Afternoon

Sports Shorts

I feel strongly that I don't feel strongly either way on if Bo Pelini should be fired or not. Unless you have a donor that wants to pick up approximately $12.5 million in salaries for Bo and his assistants, then the athletic department should not fund it. An even bigger question is who wants to come to NU that will be better than Bo Pelini. There are lots of good coaches out there but how many want to come to Nebraska right now. I really don't don't know. I really don't know how good Bo really is.

I do know that we had more than our share of injuries this year. I think the coaches, team, and fans all expected much more this year with our easier schedule and most of our offense was back. But after the multiple injuries happened we were patching in all kinds of replacements who overall did a good job but they weren't as good as the starters would have been.

Nebraska can't get Chris Peterson. He is headed to Washington. Nebraska can't Sarkasian. He went to USC.

Pelini has his blood pressure go up with the sight of somebody from the press and he many times is an embarassment to himself, Nebraska, and the program. He has to figure out a way to overcome this. The press will continue to go after him so it probably won't get better until we start to win more games. Pelini is not media friendly.

Tim Miles is and his is still in his honeymoon period with the Nebraska people and media. But Tim Miles takes a positive approach to meeting with the media. Really Bo Pelini never has. If he can't do it then they need a spokesman for the team and keep Pelini out of it. Of course he should take a cut in pay for giving up part of his responsibilities.

Dirk Chatelain asks the question of why we play a South Carolina St. but we don't play an UNO 60 miles away. Good question.

Nebraska basketball played much better against Miami Fla the other night. They will be competitive but don't set the bar too high as they have much to improve yet.

Walter Pitchford has zero turnovers this year.

Nebraska climbed from 105th to 92nd in the Pomeroy ratings. Quite a jump. Nebraska is projected to have a losing season this year and to only win one in every three games in the Big 10. Hopefully we will do better and we are improving.

Tomorrow we play Creighton in Omaha. It will be a very tough fame. Creighton should win this one. Doug McDermott is somebody we  can't really match up with. We have to keep him down to win.

PREDICTION
CREIGHTON 64
NEBRASKA 56

The story today will be the Nebraska women's volleyball team playing Oregon in Lincoln to advance in the NCAA tournment. Should be a great game and I think NU will beat them this time!!!

Nebraska got a commit from a Juco defensive back from Mississippi named Byerson Cockrell. Not highly rated by Rivals, Inc. but we do know that they miss many ratings. Nebraska will need cornerbacks and dime and nickel backs next year. We lose a lot at those positions. NU is looking at especially replacing Ciante Evans at nickel. Cockrell had offers from Middle Tennessee State, Northern Colorado, and Southern Mississippi. NU must see a lot that others aren't.

I am glad global warming is here. I wonder how cold it would be without it.




Thursday, November 28, 2013

Nebraska and Iowa Prediction!

Prediction
Nebraska 23
Iowa 17

Iowa was 4-8 last year and they have improved to 7-4 so far in 2013. Three of Iowa's losses combined to lose just three games this season.

Jake Rudock is the Iowa quarterback. Rudock has a 60% completion rate and has 2,155 yards in passing and 16 touchdowns. He also has 12 interceptions and will be a factor Friday!

Rudock can also run the ball he has 210 yards rushing and five touchdowns.

Iowa has a great running back bunch. Mark Weisman has 865 yards and five touchdowns, Damon Bullock has 467 yards and one touchdown, and Jordan Canzeri has 273 yards rushing.

Kevonie Martin-Manley leads the Iowa receivers with 37 catches for 324 yards and three TDs. Their hottest receiver right now is Tevaun Smith who has 24 catches for 310 yards. They do throw well to the tight ends and this could be an important factor. TE CJ Fiedorowicz has 23 catches for 230 yards and five touchdowns.

Linebacker Anthony Hitchens leads Iowa on defense with 95 tackles and 13 of these have been for losses. Also linebacker James Morris has 90 tackles and Christian Kirksey has 86 tackles.  By the way defensive lineman Drew Ott (Giltner Ne) has 46 tackles this year.

Iowa's defense is very good. They are third in the Big Ten in yardage allowed with 304.5 yards a game.

The Iowa offensive line has only given up 10 sacks this year. This will be something that Nebraska must overcome to be successful.

I believe that Ron Kellogg will start on Senior Day. It is unknown if Tommy Armstrong can even play. Jamal Turner should play. Offensive linemen that have been hurt are Sirles, Cotton, Pensick, and Moudy should get to play.

Alonzo Moore is out for NU due to a knee problem.

Go Big Red!!!!

2013 First-team Super-State volleyball team : Preps

2013 First-team Super-State volleyball team : Preps

Husker senior makes family proud by finishing the job : Latest Husker News

Husker senior makes family proud by finishing the job : Latest Husker News

Developer wants another big movie theater in Lincoln : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Developer wants another big movie theater in Lincoln : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Huskers Take Down Hawkeyes in Straight Sets

Huskers Take Down Hawkeyes in Straight Sets

Huskers Return Home to Face NIU on Saturday

Huskers Return Home to Face NIU on Saturday

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Calvin Strong leads Omaha to Class A title!

Calvin Strong is said by many to be the best back Nebraska has had since maybe Danny Woodhead. Strong ran 39 times for 197 yards and Omaha North beat Omaha Westside 23-21. Strong is only a junior. Hopefully Nebraska offers him soon.

Jamal Turner may play this week against Iowa. Thad Randle is questionable and so is Tommy Armstrong. If Armstrong can't play Ryker Fyfe would play if Kellogg gets hurt.

Nebraska is favored by three point against Iowa Friday.

The Nebraska women's basketball team is ranked No. 10!!!

PREDICTION
Nebraska 23
Iowa   17


Class A state football: Omaha North captures title as Strong gets record : Preps

Class A state football: Omaha North captures title as Strong gets record : Preps

Red Report: Turner says 'it's time' to play again : Latest Husker News

Red Report: Turner says 'it's time' to play again : Latest Husker News

Fairbury man to be honored as hero at Iowa-Nebraska game : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Fairbury man to be honored as hero at Iowa-Nebraska game : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Huskers Take on Iowa in Iowa City

Huskers Take on Iowa in Iowa City

MBB Toys for Tots Drive Set For Saturday

MBB Toys for Tots Drive Set For Saturday

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kellogg, Martinez undergo role reversal as seniors : Latest Husker News

Kellogg, Martinez undergo role reversal as seniors : Latest Husker News

Review: 'Nebraska' pays homage to small-town life : Ground Zero

Review: 'Nebraska' pays homage to small-town life : Ground Zero

NU's Moss set to enter plea in indecency case : Latest Husker News

NU's Moss set to enter plea in indecency case : Latest Husker News

Class C-1 state football: Cozad runs past Ashland-Greenwood to title : Preps

Class C-1 state football: Cozad runs past Ashland-Greenwood to title : Preps

Pelini's contract extended last December, runs through '17 season : Latest Husker News

Pelini's contract extended last December, runs through '17 season : Latest Husker News

Huskers Bounce Back with 73-65 Win

Huskers Bounce Back with 73-65 Win

Monday, November 25, 2013

Five things you should know about Drew Ott : Latest Husker News

Five things you should know about Drew Ott : Latest Husker News

Huskers Announce Talented 2014 Signing Class

Huskers Announce Talented 2014 Signing Class

Nebraska win felt good!

While I was deer hunting Saturday afternoon I also had my earplugs in so I could here the game. What a great win! What a great feeling when Pat Smith drilled the field goal in overtime to win. Nebraska 23 Penn State 20.

If Nebraska would have lost the game would have been focussed on the horrible call on Sam Burtch when Abdullah scored. Bad bad call.

The statistics for the game were almost even. Total yardage was almost the same.

Nebraska's fumbles are hurting them. We are second to last in the nation with 15.

Allen Robinson, one of the top receivers in the nation, had 8 catches for 106 yards. Jean-Baptiste played pretty well against him at times.

The overtime win puts Nebraska at 7-1 in overtime games. Nebraska is 10-1 when Big 10 games are decided by 10 or fewer points.

Ron Kellogg played a good game when Armstrong got hurt. Nice to have a couple of quarterbacks that can play if needed.

Iowa may be the most physical team NU plays this season. This game will be close. A win will be great. I wouldn't have been surprised if Iowa was favored but Nebraska is favored by three points.

Random Thoughts

Michigan St may give Ohio St. a pretty good game in the Big 10 Championship.

York's Glen Snodgrass is one of the top coaches in high school football in Nebraska. He has turned around a York program that has had losing seasons for a while. He was very successful at Overton previous to that.

Ameer Abdullah continues to impress us! Another 147 yards on Saturday.

Jordan Westerkamp has become our top target in receiving, it seems.

Nebraska has won 11 of its last 13 Big 10 games.!!

I'm guessing Ron Kellogg will start this Friday.

Our punt returns are getting worse rather than better.

We don't play Penn State again until 2017 unless it is for the Big 10 title which probably isn't going to happen.






Friday, November 22, 2013

Nebraska Prediction!

Weather looks to be 40 mph winds and rain tomorrow for the Penn State game. That usually means the team that can hold on to the ball wins. The team that runs the ball well wins. Nebraska has four starting offensive linemen that are game time decisions.Sirles, Moudy, Pensick, and Jake Cotton are all troubled by injuries.

Nebraska can run the ball well. They need to win this weekend.

Nebraska 13
Penn State 10

The Nebraska basketball team dropped their second game of the season against UAB. UAB shot 83% in the second half.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Prep football: State playoff pairings & results : Preps

Prep football: State playoff pairings & results : Preps

Nebraska needs to win out!

Yes Nebraska needs to upset (mild) Penn State this week away and then find a way to beat Iowa at home the day after Christmas. I believe Nebraska will get a tough bowl game against a SEC team. It would be nice to get a Missouri to play versus LSU.

Oh my Nebraska looked like they would win last Saturday versus Michigan St. with about nine minutes to go. It just felt like NU had the momentum and they were only six points down after committing five turnovers. Just didn't happen but NU looked ever good as a team as Michigan St. You just can't have turnovers.

The NU men's basketball team will have Gallegos and Biggs in the lineup and this will probably limit some time for a couple of backup players. We will see who that is.

Robinson, Pollmiller Take Home Big Ten Honors

Robinson, Pollmiller Take Home Big Ten Honors

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Six Undefeated Teams Left in College Football!

Here is a list of the remaining undefeated teams with their rankings and recrod.

No. 1 Alabama 9-0
No. 2 Florida St. 9-0
No. 3 Ohio St. 9-0
No. 4 Baylor 8-0
No. 16 Fresno St. 9-0
No. 20 Northern Illinois 9-0
Nebraska 7-2

The remaining teams' records for each undefeated team.
Alabama 21-8
Florida St. 10-18
Ohio St. 13-14
Baylor 26-12
Fresno St. 8-10
Northern Illinois 16-13
Nebraska 19-9

Records of teams' played so far this year.
Alabama 42-45
Florida St. 48-36
Ohio St. 39-45
Baylor 36-38
Fresno St. 34-50
Northern Illinois 28-59
Nebraska 41-41

Points Differential
1. Baylor 488-123 +365
2. Florida St. 468-108 +360
3. Ohio St. 434-153 +281
4. Alabama 368-95 +273
5. Northern Illinois 398-225 +173
6. Fresno St. 399-242 +157
Nebraska 323-205 +118

Looking at those stats, you could give the nod to Florida St. or Baylor over Alabama. Florida St. has the easiest road to bowl season and they have a great chance to be No. 1 at the regular season's end.  Alabama plays at No.  7 Auburn on November 30th. Florida is at Florida on ovember 30th. Baylor plays at No. 12 Oklahoma St. on November 23rd. They are all tough games and one ,two, or three of these mentioned teams will get beat.

If they all get beat that would probably put Ohio St. No. 1 as it looks like they should win out. Their toughest game will be at Michigan on November 30th.

Nebraska plays another tough team this week in Michigan St. This will be their toughest game so far. The closest team to Michigan St. would be UCLA but I think MSU will be even tougher.

Nebraska is much improved since the UCLA. I think they are better offensively and they are better defensively. If Nebraska loses this game, Michigan St. clinches the division. BIG GAME!

PREDICTION
Michigan St. 23 Nebraska 21

Predicted Finish
Nebraska 9-3

Bowl Game
LSU or Auburn in the Gator Bowl.
If that's true we will be the underdog by 6-8 points.

Go Big Red!


At the Movies: Lincoln looks good in 'Nebraska' : Ground Zero

At the Movies: Lincoln looks good in 'Nebraska' : Ground Zero

Pitchford boosts Nebraska early in victory over Western Illinois : Latest Husker News

Pitchford boosts Nebraska early in victory over Western Illinois : Latest Husker News

Penn State Match Time Change, Television Coverage

Penn State Match Time Change, Television Coverage

Pitchford Paces Huskers Past WIU, 62-47

Pitchford Paces Huskers Past WIU, 62-47

Monday, November 11, 2013

Nebraska has quite the weekend!

The NU women are the new BIG 10 soccer champions! They have also earned a NCAA berth. The Huskers shutout the Iowa Hawkeyes 1-0.

The NU women's volleyball team won two matches this weekend. They beat Wisconsin and yesterday they beat No. 9 Minnesota at Minnesota 25-22, 15-25, 27-25, 15-25, and 15-11. No. 2 Penn State is leading the league by one game over Nebraska.

Of course by now you know that the NU football played great and beat Michigan 17-13 at Michigan. The NU defense played great. I think they must of watched the film as to how Michigan St. defended them. Same results. Michigan's offense is not very good right now. I am proud of the NU defense and how they have improved the past couple of weeks. Time for the Blackshirts again.

Tommy Armstrong really played well the last drive. Really well. He will be a good quarterback in the future. Abdullah is one of the best running backs in the nation. How about that block by Alonzo Moore when Kenny Bell caught the fourth and two pass on the final drive.

Injuries are hurting the offense. So far those hurt include Taylor Martinez, Spencer Long, Jamal Turner, Jeremiah Sirles, Jake Cotton, and others including Jake Long, Kenny Bell, and Wil Richards. Have the starters are hurt so we need to remember that.

The Big 10 is so physical. The last three years have had the Huskers really beat up by the end of the season. You need lots of depth to play in this league.

And then there was the NU women's BB team that annihilated the UCLA Bruins in the first real basketball game in the arena Friday at noon. They won hands down with Jordan Hooper having 27 points.

I attended the NU men's basketball game on Friday night. Oh my Gosh, what fun. Tommy Lee and the band entertained us with an awesome piece. Interesting idea to have the band on the BB floor. The lighting and sound systems were awesome. Karmin sang the National Anthem and it is fun to listen to such great talent.

I expected Nu to get beat or win in a close one but NU dominated them. Florida Gulf Coast was a disappointment. The NU team were great. Yse, a team that played so well together. They reminded me of the Princeton teams a few years ago that did well in the NCAA tournament. Well coached, playing defense, playing as a team, and getting all they can out of the talent. How refreshing.

Michigan State is this week in football and that should be very interesting.

Steven M. Sipple: Armstrong's next test is surging 'Spartan Dawgs' : Latest Husker News

Steven M. Sipple: Armstrong's next test is surging 'Spartan Dawgs' : Latest Husker News

Cindy Lange-Kubick: A woman, a camera, a good morning (and then another) in Nebraska : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Cindy Lange-Kubick: A woman, a camera, a good morning (and then another) in Nebraska : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Huskers Announce Time Change for Michigan Match

Huskers Announce Time Change for Michigan Match

Huskers Take Down Florida Gulf Coast

Huskers Take Down Florida Gulf Coast

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Nebraska basketball, an experience!!

What fun it was at the NU BB game last night. The arena atmosphere was great. What a nice venue. The whole experience was just a lot of fun. The band  performance and lighting was like no other I have ever seen at a basketball game. Tommy Lee joined in and wow what a sound system.

Then Karmin sang the national anthem and what a great moment that was. Just beautiful.

Having more of the students on the floor should help the atmosphere as long as they keep showing up and why shouldn't they. They have the best seats in the house.

The NU basketball team is well coached. They really play as a team. Unselfish. Fun to watch. They will be better than last in the Big 10.

Florida Golf Coast was a disappointment. I am not sure how good they are. They didn't impress.

So NU basketball has started. The women beat the No. 25 team in the nation 77-49. That's impressive.

Now on the NU football. NU has lots of injuries. I think the loss of Spencer Long may hurt us the most. But Michigan is maybe even more beat up. I head says Michigan by three or four points but we are going with the heart today. We will call it the "Hail Mary" carryover.

NU 27 Michigan 24

Go Defense!! Go Big Red!!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Wow just about hit the exact score last week!

The prediction last week was 28-24 Nebraska. The final was 27-24. Of course we were lucky to win. What an ending to a so-so game. There wasn't a lot of excitement for a while but it was so fun to watch the defense make the Wildcats put eleven times in row. I will take that kind of so-so any day.

The ending was great. It has to go up there with "feel good" plays with the Stutz to Crouch pass against Oklahoma in Lincoln a few years ago. It is probably ahead of the Maurice Purify TD catch vs. Texas A & M during the Calahan era that won the game at the end. It is similar to the Alex Henery 57 yard field goal against Colorado to win the game.

Now this week we go to Michigan. This is not an easy chore although Michigan is down this year. This week's prediction reflects another close game. Can the Huskers pull out another miracle. We will see.

Michigan 31 Nebraska 26

Go Big Red!!

Gallegos suspended, will miss Huskers' opener : Latest Husker News

Gallegos suspended, will miss Huskers' opener : Latest Husker News

Cindy Lange-Kubick: 'You can't leave until Nebraska wins' : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Cindy Lange-Kubick: 'You can't leave until Nebraska wins' : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Friday, November 01, 2013

Another close contest!

Nebraska plays an 0-4 Northwestern tomorrow in what could be a heck of a game. Northwestern has injuries and they are better than their conference record of 0-4. NU is coming off a loss at Minnesota. Tommy Armstrong starts for NU and will utilize the talent around him to get 28 points. The defense steps up with some personnel changes and holds Northwestern to 24 points this week.

Nebraska 28 Northwestern 24

Go Big Red!

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Prep football: State Playoff Pairings & Results : Preps

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Webster lone freshman in initial NU rotation : Latest Husker News

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60 Years Later, 52 Salute an NU All-American

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Steven M. Sipple: Perlman will have heavy hand if decision must be made : Latest Husker News

Cindy Lange-Kubick: The best seats in the house : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Cindy Lange-Kubick: The best seats in the house : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

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Huskers To Battle Northwestern on Saturday

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