Miles Ahead: Nebraska in New York, Should Nebraska’s Loss to Michigan Matter When It Come to an NCAA Tournament Bid

When I first arrived in New York City last Wednesday I saw nothing but trash. It wasn’t just above the sink in the LaGuardia men’s room, it was everywhere, on every street corner in overstuffed white and black bags. It somehow managed to find its way to Madison Square Garden around last Friday, three minutes and 45 seconds into the Nebraska-Michigan basketball game. Three minutes … Continue reading Miles Ahead: Nebraska in New York, Should Nebraska’s Loss to Michigan Matter When It Come to an NCAA Tournament Bid

Miles Ahead: The Big Ten in the Big Apple Experiment

Photo by Elsie Stormberg, The World-Herald The Huskers finished their season with two wins over Indiana and Penn State to finish the season 16-1 at home and 13-5 in the Big Ten, breaking the school record for conference wins, clinching the 4-seed in the Big Ten tournament, and tipping the scale a tiny bit more in their favor for the NCAA Selection Committee. In fact, … Continue reading Miles Ahead: The Big Ten in the Big Apple Experiment

Miles Ahead: What The Loss to Illinois Means for Nebraska’s Tournament Chances, NCAA Tournament Scenarios

Photo by Elsie Stormberg, The World-Herald Nebraska and Illinois have always had a cordial relationship. We graciously gave them Erik Piatkowski to be the new star of the Bulls after they gambled on some guy from North Carolina a second time. We let them use our namesake for a 36.5-square mile township with 1,433 inhabitants in the middle of their state. We let them go … Continue reading Miles Ahead: What The Loss to Illinois Means for Nebraska’s Tournament Chances, NCAA Tournament Scenarios

Miles Ahead: Roby’s Coming Out Party, Hate Will Never Win, Minnesota, Rutgers

Photo by Julia Nagy, Omaha World-Herald If there was a drinking game for every time a BTN announcer said, “I don’t think Isaiah Roby realizes how good he can be” during a Nebraska game, I would currently be in the hospital for liver failure instead of writing this post. I have yet to partake, but I’m sure there are some participants out there whose livers … Continue reading Miles Ahead: Roby’s Coming Out Party, Hate Will Never Win, Minnesota, Rutgers

Miles Ahead: Odd Scheduling Results in Mid-Season Break, Updated Tournament Chances, Looking Ahead to Minnesota and Rutgers

Photo by Nati Harnik The past eight days have been relatively calm on the Nebraska basketball front. A few players are battling sickness but recovering, an undercard game took place in Minneapolis before the city’s main event of tonight’s Nebraska vs. Minnesota matchup, and no games. Seriously, a college basketball team went the first weekend of February without playing a game. The odd break in scheduling … Continue reading Miles Ahead: Odd Scheduling Results in Mid-Season Break, Updated Tournament Chances, Looking Ahead to Minnesota and Rutgers

Miles Ahead: Nebraska’s Tournament Chances, Undefeated Week

Photo by Nati Harnik, Associated Press Three games. Three wins. At this point that’s all that matters. As long as the end result is a W, the process on how the Huskers arrived here is less important. Each win is a step closer towards the dance floor, and this year’s Nebraska team is the nervous high school kid at their first dance who is slowly … Continue reading Miles Ahead: Nebraska’s Tournament Chances, Undefeated Week

Miles Ahead: The Nebraska Hype-Train Journey, Michigan, Ohio State

“Hi, can I get a ticket for the hype train?” “You better hurry. The train is just about to leave.” The engine starts to churn, the whistle blows, and the wheels begin to spin as I, and many other fans, catch a last-minute spot aboard the Nebraska basketball hype train after the 20-point win against Michigan last Thursday. It hasn’t been this crowded since 2014. … Continue reading Miles Ahead: The Nebraska Hype-Train Journey, Michigan, Ohio State