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The Doc needs your help

November 29, 2006 at 5:33am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Head mens basketball coach Doc Sadler has called out to husker nation for their help:

“I need a lot of help from y’all,” he said. “We’ve got to get people in this place Wednesday night. No question, this is the best team we’ve played this year.”

“We need help,” Sadler said. “We need this place packed.”

That team?  North Texas.  Not exactly Duke or Kansas or even Creighton.

But…Doc does bring up a good point.  Crowds for the 3 no name games have been 6,701; 5,823; and 6,032.  The Creighton game was a sellout, 13,112.

So I ask you Husker Nation…you got the new coach that you wanted, the style of play has changed, they are 4-0…why aren’t you going to the games?

Game of the Century?

November 18, 2006 at 6:09am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Today one of the most hyped football games in recent memory will kick off today. Michigan vs. Ohio St. The game in itself doesn’t need all this hype because these two teams just plain don’t like each other. If both of these teams were 0-8 coming into this game, it would still have the same fervor in Michigan and Ohio. But this game was started to build the hype around the beginning of October. ESPN had a countdown to kickoff…last week.

This game reeks of subplots:

1) It’s Michigan/Ohio St.
2) #1 vs. #2
3) With no legit contender left undefeated (sorry Rutgers) the loser of this matchup could realistically meet the winner in the national championship. 
4) only the 3rd time in 103 meetings that both of these teams have been undefeated.  (1970 OSU 20 - Michigan 9) (1973 10-10 tie)

But in the endless hype for this game, the biggest subplot might have only surfaced on Friday.  The death of Bo Schembechler on Friday threw a new wrench into this matchup. If Bo dies on ANY OTHER day it’s just a sad day for college football. But to die on the eve of one of the biggest college footballmatchup s in recent memory and it to be Michigan/Ohio St? The irony is just amazing. How does this effect Michigan? One of the fathers of Michigan football dies on the eve of theOSU/Michigan game, how does a team respond?  What is the reaction of the OSU crowd? The fans don’t like each other but with a planned moment of silence at the Horseshoe, will Buckeye fans respect the death of Bo and actually be silent?

What a perfect time for Nebraska to have a bye week so we can all watch this college football game.

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