Miles Ahead: Nebraska Basketball Season Kicksoff Tonight, Respectfully Declines Caleb Lightbourn’s Advice on the Matter

Photo via Huskers.com I’ve always known Nebraska was a basketball school at heart. I’ve been waiting for this ever since Barry Collier saved his genius for Butler and birthed the success of some guy who now coaches in Boston, since Cookie Miller put defenders in a bind where their hands were caught in a jar that’s his namesake, since the thunder-from-down-under, Aleks Maric, once played … Continue reading Miles Ahead: Nebraska Basketball Season Kicksoff Tonight, Respectfully Declines Caleb Lightbourn’s Advice on the Matter

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

Miles Ahead: Two Victories Have Tim Miles Playing Santa

Photo by Francis Gardler – Lincoln Journal Star As Nebraska took the court both times this week I frantically traveled from mall to mall purchasing last-minute Christmas gifts. The ecstatic voice of Kent Pavelka and constant Twitter updates kept me at bay; as determined shoppers pushed and shoved through the sardine-packed crowds to snag that one remaining gift they needed. Christmas shoppers are a special-type … Continue reading Miles Ahead: Two Victories Have Tim Miles Playing Santa

Miles Ahead: Upset Win Over Minnesota, The Jaysker Cycle Continues

I’ve come to a realization. In my last few posts, I may have come across as a cynic who has nothing good to say about the Nebraska basketball team. That’s quite the opposite. I’m just calling it like I see it, and with Nebraska, I see a promising team not living up to their full potential. It’s frustrating to see blowout losses to St. John’s … Continue reading Miles Ahead: Upset Win Over Minnesota, The Jaysker Cycle Continues

Miles Ahead: The Jaysker Debacle

Jaysker (n.): A Husker fan who changes allegiances to Creighton come basketball season. Jayskers emerge from hibernation once the clock strikes zero on the Nebraska football season. Following the game, this group sheds their red for the illustrious blue of the Creighton Bluejays so they can avoid disappointment for a few months. Ironically, this happens on Black Friday in what is the best advertised deal … Continue reading Miles Ahead: The Jaysker Debacle

Miles Ahead: Advocare Invitational, Roby Injury

“We have a team with a complete split personality,” Nebraska head coach Tim Miles said, following the 84-59 win over Marist in the AdvoCare Invitational. You said it, Tim. Not me. If  there’s one thing M. Night Shyamalan’s Split taught me it’s that split personalities are scary as hell for any party involved. It also taught me that Shyamalan can make a halfway-decent film after … Continue reading Miles Ahead: Advocare Invitational, Roby Injury

Miles Ahead: St. John’s, North Dakota, Signs of Improvement

Nebraska has a history with Dunk City. In the very first game at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Florida Gulf Coast served as the Huskers’ opponent just eight months after their entertaining NCAA Tournament run in 2013. The Huskers defeated the Eagles 79-55, but flashes of their famous Sweet 16 run were displayed by multiple rim-rattling dunks. Four years later, Dunk City relocated to Queens, at least … Continue reading Miles Ahead: St. John’s, North Dakota, Signs of Improvement