Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nebraska shifts to Big Ten blog on ESPN

ESPN has shifted Nebraska football coverage to the Big Ten Blog written by Adam Rittenberg.  Adam spent a few days in Lincoln recently and has done several interviews with NU players.  Make sure to check it out.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NU to NIT and Spring Practice Starts then breaks

Nebraska received an NIT basketball tourney selection.  They take on Wichita State on Wednesday.  They probably wish they would have received a first round home game because it's the only place they have won this year.

Nebraska kicked off spring practice on Saturday.  They will practice three times before Spring Break and resume after break for a couple of weeks.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Nebraska dozes out of the first round in Big 12 tourney

Nebraska lacked enthusiasm in their first round loss to Oklahoma State 53-52 on Wednesday in Kansas City, MO.  With the ball and ten seconds to go in the game, point guard Lance Jeter drove the lane and tripped before getting a shot-off, effectively ending the game and the season for the Huskers.  The Huskers finish with a 19-12 record and a chance for an NIT tournament bid.

Several times throughout the game the Husker benched looked dejected.  I'm not sure what was going on but the players seem to lack the focus needed in a game such as this.  Maybe it was the earlier 11:30 am in the middle of the week tip-off time, whatever it was the players just didn't seem to be into the game.  I wouldn't say they didn't want it because every athlete wants to win, I would just say they were sleep walking.

Nebraska basketball was at the very least entertaining in this last year before the Big Ten.  I think they will probably suffer the same fate their and be in the bottom third of the conference most years.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Huskers beat Missouri in easy win

Nebraska finally picked up a win after dropping their last two games beating Missouri 69-58 in Lincoln on Tuesday night.  Nebraska had a two point advantage going into halftime despite turning the ball over repeatedly.  Missouri was unable to effectively capitalize on turnovers and seemed to run out of fuel about mid-way through the second half.  It was a good win for Nebraska on senior night.

Up next:  Colorado on Saturday in Boulder. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Back-to-back losses hurt Huskers

A one point O.T. loss to Iowa State Saturday and four point loss to Kansas State last Wednesday dashed the Huskers hopes of playing any meaningful part in college hoops' month of madness.  Nebraska takes on the 22 ranked Missouri Tigers tonight in Lincoln.