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  1. 2010 Oct 15

    Podcast 10/15: The Big One Is Here!

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    Tags: texas game, volleyball, podcasts, soccer, cross country, mens basketball

  2. 2010 Oct 06

    Podcast 10/6: Doc's Boys Picked 10th in Big 12

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    Tags: podcasts, mens basketball, soccer, volleyball

  3. 2010 Aug 27

    Husker Heartbeat 8/27: Mizzou Gets a Big Blow

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    Welcome to Husker Heartbeat - a sampling of links and quick wit to start your morning! Keep checking each morning, Monday-Friday, for new links! We look for the offbeat as well as the straightforward - so don’t just think of us as a typical link farm!

    A quick abbreviation key FYI: OWH=Omaha World-Herald, LJS=Lincoln Journal-Star, CN=Corn Nation, BRN=Big Red Network, HI=Huskers Illustrated, BRR=Big Red Report. If we need to add more - we will. Others, like ESPN, are self-explanatory.


    *Missouri loses one of its captains and best offensive players, running back Derrick Washington, after head coach Gary Pinkel suspends him indefinitely. Would pending sexual assault charges be the reason why?

    Our take: Pinkel needs to explain why Washington spent any time in camp with these charges looming over his head.

    *Carl Pelini talks walk-ons.

    *From the "nerve" department: Dan Hawkins, asking for a contract extension.

    *Two more takes on Big Ten Divisions: Frank the Tank fears the Big Ten will become the New Coke, while Tom Shatel figures that OSU-Michigan game isn't that sacred that it can't be moved.

    *Crap has officially hit the fan at North Carolina. Some academic tutor who might have committed fraud was also Butch Davis' nanny. Yeesh.

    *How BYU nearly became independent in football - and the role ESPN played in it.

    *NU basketball unveiled a zone defense in the Bahamas.

    Tags: husker heartbeat, big ten, missouri, carl pelini, mens basketball, byu, gary pinkel

  4. 2010 Aug 24

    Podcast 8/24: Doc Awards Final Scholarship

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    Tags: podcasts, football, kavario middleton, doc sadler, drake beranek, mens basketball, bo spencer

  5. 2010 Aug 23

    Podcast 8/23: NU Soccer Loses to Lobos

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    Tags: podcasts, volleyball, soccer, football, mens basketball, christian standhardinger

  6. 2010 Aug 20

    Podcast 8/20: Husker Hoopsters Roll Again

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    Tags: mens basketball, podcasts, football, volleyball, soccer

  7. 2010 Aug 19

    Podcast 8/19: Bo's Media Ban, Doc' Bahamas Win

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  8. 2010 Aug 05

    NEBRASKA BASKETBALL: NU Unveils 2010-2011 Schedule

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    A pre-Thanksgiving tournament in Puerto Rico - ten straight home games - are the highlights of the Nebraska basketball team’s 2010-2011 schedule, released Thursday.

    After opening with home games vs. South Dakota and Arkansas-Pine Bluff, NU heads to San Juan for the Puerto Rico Tip Off Nov. 18 for a first-round game vs. Vanderbilt. West Virginia is on the Huskers’ side of the bracket, while Minnesota, North Carolina and Western Kentucky reside in the other half of the bracket. All games are scheduled to be televised on ESPN2 or ESPNU.

    Following the tournament, NU returns home for the rest of the semester, playing nine straight non-conference games - plus the home Big 12 opener vs. Iowa State - from Nov. 27 to Jan. 8. The highlight games in that stretch are games vs. USC (Nov. 27), Creighton (Dec. 5) and TCU (Dec. 11).

    "I'm excited with the mixture of teams we have on the schedule and the challenges we are going to face," head coach Doc Sadler said. "The tournament in San Juan is the very good tournament and it is the most challenging non-conference tournament field we have played since I've been here. We are fortunate to have the 10 days of practice and the trip to the Bahamas before the season because we are going to have to play at a higher level out of the gate than in past years."

    The Big 12 slate is challenging after the game vs. Iowa State. In the first month, Nebraska travels to Kansas, Missouri, Kansas State and Baylor - arguably the four best teams in the league. Four games - the minimum allotment - were selected to be televised by ESPNU or ESPN2.

    The full schedule can be found here.

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  9. 2010 Aug 05

    Husker Heartbeat 8/5: Big Ten, Doc, JoePa, Jamal Turner and Suh

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    Welcome to Husker Heartbeat - a sampling of links and quick wit to start your morning! Keep checking each morning, Monday-Friday, for new links! We look for the offbeat as well as the straightforward - so don’t just think of us as a typical link farm!

    A quick abbreviation key FYI: OWH=Omaha World-Herald, LJS=Lincoln Journal-Star, CN=Corn Nation, BRN=Big Red Network, HI=Huskers Illustrated, BRR=Big Red Report. If we need to add more - we will. Others, like ESPN, are self-explanatory.


    *Shatel's on our side now for a geographic split of the Big Ten. Remember: We've been lobbying for this for months.

    *Another profile on Husker stud recruit Jamal Turner.

    *Ten minutes with Joe Paterno.

    *A blogger hijacks a conference callfor the Oregon State-TCU game.

    *Suh gets right to it in Lions camp.

    *The gym has been kind to the Husker hoops team.

    Tags: recruiting, jamal turner, big ten, joe paterno, tom shatel, ndamukong suh, mens basketball, brian diaz, toney mccray

  10. 2010 Jul 26

    Husker Heartbeat 7/25: Previewing Big 12 Media Days

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    Welcome to Husker Heartbeat - a sampling of links and quick wit to start your morning! Keep checking each morning, Monday-Friday, for new links! We look for the offbeat as well as the straightforward - so don’t just think of us as a typical link farm!

    A quick abbreviation key FYI: OWH=Omaha World-Herald, LJS=Lincoln Journal-Star, CN=Corn Nation, BRN=Big Red Network, HI=Huskers Illustrated, BRR=Big Red Report. If we need to add more - we will. Others, like ESPN, are self-explanatory.

    *The OWH’s Dirk Chatelain explores with Husker fans one last tussle with Texas.

    *LJS Sipple restarts the quarterback question for fall.

    *Tom Shatel previews the Big 12 Media Days.The Dallas Morning News presents questions.

    *Oh yes, the Dan Beebster will be there

    *Billy Gillispie will not be an assistant at Nebraska.

    *Ron Prince’s buyout lawsuit could come down to a napkin.

    Tags: husker heartbeat, big 12, ron prince, big 12 media days, dan beebe, steve sipple, tom shatel, mens basketball

  11. 2009 Nov 18

    Podcast 11/18: A Small, But Important Senior Class

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  12. 2009 Nov 12

    MENS HOOPS: Five Keys

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    Five keys to the non-conference portion of Nebraska's men's basketball season, in which forward Christian Standhardinger will have to sit out:

    The Evolution of “Sweet Jete”: New NU point guard Lance Jeter isn't your typical junior college transfer; he's needed little time adjust to big-time college athletics – remember, he was a receiver at Cincinnati for a year – and he has a mature leadership style that the Cornhuskers sorely need at that position. In other words: He fits in. Now he needs to run this team efficiently, stay patient at the point, and nail his free throws. Jeter can quickly become the Huskers' “glue” guy with a hot start to the year. But he's got to make his free throws.

    Two-man game for 3-point shots: Nebraska would like to fancy itself a good 3-point shooting team, although two exhibition games haven't borne that out. Good (and bad) shooting is contagious, and Ryan Anderson, after a so-so junior season, has to be the leader. He's back out on the wing where he belongs, and can use Jorge Diaz and Brandon Ubel to work that two-man game he had going with Aleks Maric for two years. No – Diaz and Ubel aren't as complete as Maric, nor will they spend as much time with their backs to the basket. But they can help kickstart the best part of Anderson's game – and, by proxy, the rest of the team.

    A Road Win: It could be any of the five on the platter: at Saint Louis, Creighton or USC, or in Las Vegas vs. Tulsa and BYU/Nevada. But the Huskers have to steal one or more of these games – and we don't think Vegas is necessarily the best spot to do it – to reach ten non-conference wins. And holding home court for the entirety of the non-conference slate is no lock with Oregon State, a probable NCAA Tournament team, coming to town.

    Can Toney Go? Toney McCray wants to try and play with a bum elbow. Good. But he can't be tentative about it. Either McCray brings the full compliment of his talents to the court – the shot-blocking, the transition baskets, the sudden jams – or he's a liability. McCray's not going to be a effective in a Chris Balham. Trust Doc Sadler to make the right call here.

    Charity: Don't close your eyes and pretend it's a dream: Nebraska will actually have a height advantage in some, and maybe most, of its non-conference games. Diaz and Ubel are fairly deft scorers, too, so expect an advantage – yes, again, believe it – at the free throw line. Now – what do the Huskers accomplish with that advantage? If NU shoots 70 percent at the line, that's good. Bump it up to 75 percent, and watch out.

    Tags: doc sadler, mens basketball, lance jeter, toney mccray, ryan anderson

  13. 2009 Sep 11

    Podcast 9/11: Just Win, Baby

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  14. 2009 Sep 02

    MBB: Doc's Good News

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    The breaks finally seemed to have gone in favor of Nebraska basketball coach Doc Sadler.

    After losing players Christopher Niemann for one year and Roburt Sallie for good to NCAA-related eligibility technicalities, the Nebraska basketball team was granted a scholarship waiver by the Indianapolis-based monolith. The Cornhuskers will get 14 scholarships for the 2009-2010 season instead of 13.

    That’s because NCAA also granted partial eligibility to German import Christian Standhardinger, who played with a semi-pro club team in Germany and must sit out the first half of the season. But the 6-foot-9 shooter, who draws comparisons, fair or not, to a smaller Dirk Nowitski, can play in exhibition games and practice with the team, and he would be eligible in time for a brutal Big 12 campaign.

    Standhardinger arrived at NU Friday night. He started working out with the team Monday.

    “Good news,” Sadler said in stark contrast to the bad news he had to deliver around this time the last two years. “Christian is a guy who I think will eventually be a very, very good player for us.”

    When asked if Standhardinger, who scored 37 points in the Under-19 German Championship and averaged 22.2 points and 8.5 rebounds for his club team, can help NU immediately after he’s eligible, Sadler said: “I don’t know if he is or not. A lot depends obviously on how well he picks up a lot of things. It’s not like we do a lot of things anyway.”

    The NCAA granted the one-year scholarship waiver on the condition that NU redshirt one of the players on its roster. That guy will be Christopher Niemann, the German center who tore his ACL for a second time two weeks ago, and has been lost for the season.

    Although Niemann won’t play this year, Sadler said NU will “at look like more of a Big 12 basketball team” in terms of height. Last year’s Huskers were tiny overachievers, reaching the NIT, but struggled against larger teams that crashed the boards.

    “If you just walked through the airport, we probably didn’t look like a Big 12 team,” Sadler said. “But at least now when we walk through the airport we’ll look like a team.”

    Albeit in a marquee year for the Big 12 Conference. It’s arguably never been better. Kansas is considered a consensus choice for preseason No. 1. Oklahoma and Texas will be in the top ten. Oklahoma State and Kansas State are at least top 25 teams. And Iowa State and Colorado will each field their deepest, most talented teams in several years.”

    “It’ll be the top league in the country,” Sadler said.

    Sadler’s been able to work with the team for a week, since school began, and, said he “likes” the group thus far. One of the standouts, surprisingly, is a walk-on who can’t play this year: Drake Beranek, the Nebraska-Kearney star who stunned his own coaches by choosing to transfer to NU for a single senior year.

    “He would be ahead of a lot of guys because of his age,” Sadler said. “He’s been at a great program the last three years. It’s not like he’s a freshman out there. You can tell he’s excited to be out there…I think there’s so many positives to having players from Nebraska on your team.”

    Tags: doc sadler, mens basketball, christian standhardinger

  15. 2009 Jul 27

    Podcast 7/27: Doc Lands Another Big Guard

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    Tags: doc sadler, adrian coleman, mens basketball, big 12 media days

  16. 2009 Jul 16

    MBB: No Big Monday for NU

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    Nebraska's basketball team won't be playing in one of ESPN's signature Big 12 "Big Monday" TV games in 2010.

    Neither will four other teams in the league, as Baylor, Iowa State, Colorado and Texas Tech were also shut out. Hope you're ready for a heavy dose of Texas and Kansas, both of which appear on the series four times. Surprisingly enough, Oklahoma State - the team we believe will win the Big 12 South as of now - is only on twice. Missouri just once.

    The schedule. Games are televised at 8:00 p.m. CST

    January 11 Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
    January 18 Texas at Kansas State
    January 25 Missouri at Kansas
    February 1 Texas at Oklahoma State
    February 8 Kansas at Texas
    February 15 Kansas at Texas A&M
    February 22 Oklahoma at Kansas
    March 1 Oklahoma at Texas

    Tags: big 12, mens basketball, kansas, texas

  17. 2009 Apr 09

    LP Analysis: Right on Schedule...

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    In part two of our assessment, we look at non-conference scheduling under Danny Nee, Barry Collier and Doc Sadler, and how that affects fan interest.

    Tags: mens basketball, doc sadler, barry collier, danny nee

  18. 2009 Apr 08

    LP Analysis: Is Doc Now on the Clock?

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    The first of our two-part analysis on the state of NU basketball asks this question: Does Doc Sadler finally have the roster he needs for a NCAA Tournament bid, or are there too many new faces and potential loose ends? Check it out with a Locker Pass!

    Tags: doc sadler, mens basketball, locker pass

  19. 2009 Apr 06

    MBB: Two Huskers Request Transfer

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    Sophomore point guard Cookie Miller and redshirt forward Alonzo Edwards are leaving Nebraska's basketball program, NU head coach Doc Sadler announced.

    “I’ve talked with Cookie and Alonzo and both have told me that they wanted to find other opportunities to play,” Sadler said. “We understand each of their situations, which are very different. We appreciate what they have done here and I wish the best for both of them, personally, academically and on the court.”

    In what seems like a reasonably amicable split, all three released statements Monday.

    Miller started 46 of 60 games over two years. The father of two children, Miller said he wants to transfer to a school closer to his native West Virginia.

    “I want to continue to play basketball in college, but my family has to come first,” Miller said. “I’ve enjoyed Nebraska and playing with this team, and hope they do well in the future. I just feel it will be easier to focus on basketball and school if I’m closer to home to take care of my family.”

    Edwards was one of three highly regarded recruits from Sadler's 2007 class who redshirted his first season. Seemingly unable to consistently crack NU's rotation, Edwards struggled to pick up the nuances of Sadler's defense. He played in 16 games

    “I appreciate the opportunity here but I think that it’s best for me to move on to find someplace where I can earn more playing time,” Edwards said. “I wish everyone at Nebraska the best and hope they do well.”

    Tags: mens basketball, doc sadler, cookie miller, alonzo edwards

  20. 2009 Apr 03

    Doing the Math for Sadler's Crew

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    With two new recruits, we take a look at NU's scholarship situation. Who starts in 2009? Who doesn't? Find out with a Locker Pass.

    Tags: mens basketball, doc sadler, lance jeter, quincy hankins, myles holley

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