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Join hosts Jake Sorensen and Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star for our morning Husker sports show.

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    The Spillover w/ Connor Happer & Mike Schaefer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 10:16

    -If Cincinnati is No. 2 right now and they go unbeaten, they can't be left out of the playoff, right? -Nebrasketball is projected 12th or 13th right now in the B1G…what are you expecting? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Robin Washut (Husker Online) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 18:08

    -Early projections are out and have Nebrasketball 12th and 13th in the B1G this year….are you expecting that? -Nebrasketball target Simeon Wilcher commits to North Carolina…did you think he'd end up here or not? -Bryce McGowens is being projected already as a first round pick…what can we expect from him this year? Show sponsored by […]

    The biggest thing going against Scott Frost is that it is NOT a talent issue at Nebraska

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 23:38

    -Think about the conversations we had after Oklahoma and the other games this year, how Nebraska proved the talent is good enough to hang but they just aren't winning -When the talent's not good enough, it is on the coaches for poor recruiting, but also on the players for not being good enough -When the […]

    If Cincinnati is No. 2 right now in the nation, how could they get left out in the College Football Playoff if they go unbeaten?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 10:05

    -The thing with UCF a few years ago was the fact they never got that high in the polls—if Cincinnati is seen right now as a Top 2 team in football, they CAN'T be left out if they go unbeaten, right? -Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers) Show sponsored by GANA […]

    Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 13:46

    -Is Nebraska closer to a breakthrough or to the dam completely breaking badly? -Can you blame a lack of luck for all these close losses or what's the biggest issue? -Can people expect things to change in terms of closing out games next year and beyond? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    As we assess the rest of season and the future, is it possible for a coach who has been bad in one-possession games to automatically resolve those issues?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 31:17

    -Say what you want about Nebraska, but they have been close in all their losses this year. Frost is now 5-17 in games decided by 8 points or less at Nebraska, which is an incredible amount of the games he's coached -What changes in a bye week or one month or an offseason to help […]

    The Spillover with Connor Happer & Mike Schaefer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 13:05

    -What kind of clarity do we have, if any, about Nebraska football for the rest of season? -Any NFL/college football revelations over the weekend of action? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    You know what makes it really hard to get to 6 wins? Not being able to make kicks / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 17:27

    -The kicking game is so weird. Culp makes a 50-yarder early, and then misses an XP, a 27-yard FG, and barely makes his 2nd XP. -The little things still matter in close games. And Nebraska still can't rely on kicking. Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    So…..a bowl game is going to be really hard to now…how do we assess the expectation?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 24:18

    -Nebraska can lose one more football game if they want to make a bowl game. And 2 of those games will be against Top 5 teams on your own home field. Good luck -Even if they let Nebraska get in at 5-7, it doesn't feel like they deserve it with 6 being the qualifier -They […]

    Jake's NFL Week 6 Winners and Losers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 10:10

    -Who looked good and who flamed out? Tune in to find out… -Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers) Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    We didn't have most of the big names playing this weekend in the B1G…but how were the results?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 9:18

    -Jake thought that Iowa/Purdue would be close…was he right? -Also, Michigan State/Indiana was a pretty ugly game (not surprising)… -Did Army push Wisconsin at all or not? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    No one makes it look harder to win a football game than the Nebraska Cornhuskers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 34:59

    -Nebraska had a poor first half, trailing 21-9, but then dominated the 3rd quarter, but only scored 7 points in it. One drive stalled at the one inch line, and another one ended with a missed 27 yard field goal, and then a safety was taken, and the pain continues -They were close in other […]

    The Spillover w/ Connor Happer & Mike Schaefer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 10:03

    -Happer and Schaefer are both headed to Minnesota this weekend…where does it rank on their favorite B1G road trips? -Any chance of a Kentucky upset at Georgia on Saturday? What about Purdue against Iowa? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Lee Sterling (Paramount Sports) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 19:51

    -Iowa (-11') vs. Purdue -Michigan State (-4') vs. Indiana -Nebraska (-4) vs. Minnesota -Dolphins (-3') vs. Jaguars -Chiefs (-6) vs. Football Team -Oklahoma (-13') vs. TCU Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Jay Moore (Former Husker/NFL DE)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 19:30

    -Nebraska's defense had some issues with Michigan but has been great the rest of the season so far…what's been the biggest reason why? -This team is too good to NOT make a bowl game…right? -Are you expecting a close game on Saturday against Minnesota or a comfortable win? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Aging Gracefully (sponsored by Carriage Glen Independent Living 55+)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 10:46

    What's on Sip's mind this week in how to age gracefully? –Contact Carriage Glen today at (402) 484-5113 to set up a visit -Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers) Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Some marquee names aren't playing this week in the B1G, but could we still see some possible carnage?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 11:44

    -No Ohio State or Michigan on this weekend's B1G schedule…but is anyone on upset alert? No. 10 Michigan State plays Indiana at 11am…could be a sleepy environment and a trap game? -Also, Jeff Brohm is 3-1 against Iowa as Purdue's coach, could the Hawkeyes be in for a tough game? -And don't forget Army at […]

    Jake expected a close game against Northwestern and was wrong…are listeners expecting a comfortable win tomorrow against Minnesota?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 32:10

    -Sip predicted a blowout win for Nebraska over Northwestern and he was right—Jake thought it would be close, he was wrong -Sip has thought the whole week that Nebraska may win by 10 or more, and Scott Frost said Thursday that the team is ready and will pour everything into the game -The offense was […]

    The Spillover w/ Connor Happer & Mike Schaefer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 11:49

    -Mike and Connor are both going to the game on Saturday…where does Minneapolis rank on their favorite road trips in B1G play? -Bucs/Eagles tonight…what's your interest level? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Mike Schaefer: Part 2 / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 16:35

    -What do you tell people that are concerned about the current recruiting class? -How do you think Nebraska should approach numbers of transfer portal players to take? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Mike Schaefer: Part 1 (sponsored by Trek CBD)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 24:18

    -Is Nebraska the 2nd best team in the West and is it close or not? -As we assess this team, do we see All-B1G level players and NFL-level talent? -Who is the best team in the B1G? And is Georgia team in the country for sure? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Rick Hamann's (of Sartor Hamann Jewelers) Song of the Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 10:16

    -What's next on Rick's “Hidden Gems”? And will Sip get his trivia right? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Let's do a mid-season talent level assessment…does Nebraska have anyone in the all-conference level or for sure NFL level?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 10:31

    -For a program that's been lacking All-American and All-conference players, they've played pretty well this year. Where do we think, at this point, Nebraska might see some honors? -Where do we see for sure NFL level talent at? And who appears to be on that track? -Any All-B1G players this year? Show sponsored by GANA […]

    Is Nebraska the second-best team in the B1G West? And if so, is it just for this year or something sustainable?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 34:12

    -We'll find out more this weekend, but it feels like Nebraska is the 2nd-best team in the West. Is that a trend we expect to continue or just for this year with super seniors? -Where does PJ Fleck stack up compared to Scott Frost for ceilings with their programs? -Beating Minnesota on Saturday could go […]

    The Spillover w/ Connor Happer & Mike Schaefer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 9:26

    -Will Spencer Rattler leave Oklahoma? This will be the first big story of NIL with all the deals he has with the Sooners… -Update on MLB Playoffs and are any of the guys watching? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 16:35

    -If Nebraska does get to a bowl game this year, where do the expectations go for next year and also for the upcoming years? -When do you think you'll have an idea of knowing if Adrian Martinez comes back next year? -What kind of game are you expecting to see against Minnesota? Defensive game or […]

    Sam McKewon's latest B1G Power Rankings are fascinating with Nebraska's placement and….Wisconsin?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 22:42

    -McKewon has Nebraska as the 6th best team in the conference, despite their 3-4 record and 1-3 conference record….but the bigger news is he has Wisconsin at 12th!!! -Do listeners agree that Wisconsin is that bad this year, and if so, don't we have to EXPECT Nebraska to win in Madison in November? What a […]

    MAILBAGGGGG!!! Your questions, our answers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 12:23

    -As always, email your questions for Sip & Jake to earlybreak937@gmail.com or tweet them -Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers) Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 10:38

    -Nebraska is trying to end a 2-game losing skid to Minnesota on Saturday…what's the best gameplan for making that happen? -As Nebraska tries to claw to their first bowl game since 2016, do you ever wonder how we properly assess expectations for the near future for the program? -Quinton Newsome gets a Blackshirt…what are your […]

    An ESPN article about Nebraska intimates Trev Alberts is firmly in Scott Frost's corner and has interesting commentary on Nebraska's relevancy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 31:30

    -Andrea Adelson was in Lincoln this past weekend and was able to speak with Trev Alberts and Scott Frost, and man, there was a lot of good content in this, including Trev Alberts saying he does believe Frost is the man for this program and he isn't about a certain amount of wins requirement -Alberts […]

    The Spillover with Connor Happer & Mike Schaefer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 10:55

    -Minnesota is down their top 2 RBs and all of a sudden this game feels like last year when Nebraska had momentum on their side but lost…how do they avoid that this year? -Did you watch Colts/Ravens last night? Update on MLB Playoffs? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Robin Washut (Husker Online) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 14:29

    -Saturday was another big recruiting weekend for Nebrasketball…who was in town and what were their impressions? -What is the biggest weakness you're concerned about for Hoiberg's squad this year? -Will Nebraska avoid a hangover from a tough loss this Saturday at 11am in Minnesota? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Minnesota feels like a game Nebraska has to pounce early like they did against Northwestern…right?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 25:54

    -It's a team that has beaten you twice in a row and last year, it's because of a horrendous game plan against a team missing 30+ players and couldn't stop the run anyways -Nebraska's offense the last few games has been much better than what we saw last year, and the Huskers enter as 3-point […]

    Cincinnati is No. 3 in the polls right now…if they go unbeaten, should they be in the playoff?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 8:37

    -This is showing major respect for the Group of 5 to have Cincinnati as high as they are, but they don't have any games left that could boost them higher like a B1G or SEC team does… -Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers) Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 11:26

    -Nebraska took Michigan down to the wire but lost another close game…will one big win truly get them to turn the corner? -How exactly does Iowa keep doing what they're doing with such an average, pedestrian offense? -Minnesota has beaten Nebraska twice in a row…what's the key to winning this time around? Show sponsored by […]

    Updates from the podium yesterday share of bad news on Teddy Prochazka but still an overall positive feel from the team

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 34:06

    -As we feared, it's a season-ending injury for Prochazka, who performed very well against Northwestern and held is own against Michigan before getting hurt. Now, it's back to Turner Corcoran at LT and Bryce Benhart at RT. Better hope they play like they did against Michigan -What else did the players say and what tone […]

    The Spillover w/ Connor Happer & Mike Schaefer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 12:44

    -Schaefer has been through hell and back with kicker issues but was on the good end for the Vikings on Sunday…but doesn't he have to feel somewhat bad for the Lions still? -How does Texas lose the way it did to Oklahoma? Spencer Rattler is done-zo as OU's QB Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    What happens if Teddy Prochazka is out for an extended period of time? / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 11:49

    -Prochazka was holding his own against Aidan Hutchinson and Michigan before going down with a leg injury, which led to Bryce Benhart coming in at RT and Turner Corcoran going to LT -The line played OK even with Benhart coming in, but is it sustainable? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Nebraska really needs to make sure they don't go down as the best team to not make a bowl game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 28:47

    -Nebraska sits at 3-4 with 5 games to go—with 2 of those being against current Top 10 teams (Ohio State and Iowa). While Iowa feels winnable despite them being No. 2, Ohio State is finding their groove and Nebraska officially has lost all room for error -You have to feel good about the chances of […]

    Jake's NFL Week 5 Winners and Losers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 11:38

    -Jake's Dolphins are a trainwreck, NFL kickers had a horrendous Sunday, and more -Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers) Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    The B1G East remains loaded and Iowa is pulling away in the West

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 9:48

    -It's going to be an epic next 1.5 months in the B1G East, as Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, and Michigan State all appear to be very good. And there's 5 B1G teams in the Top 10! -Iowa, man. 6 straight wins against ranked teams (!!!!) And yes, there's always something lucky that goes their […]

    Oh no, not like that—Nebraska finds another painful way to lose a great football game in a 32-29 loss to Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 35:12

    -Man. What a game. What a comeback. What an atmosphere. And unfortunately for Nebraska, an ending all too familiar for fans -It looked bleak with a 13-0 halftime deficit, but then Nebraska had the best quarter of the Scott Frost era, putting up 22 points on Michigan to take the lead going into the 4th […]

    The Spillover w/ Connor Happer & Mike Schaefer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 11:08

    -Iowa/Penn State tomorrow…who gets the win? Favorite game of the weekend otherwise? -Any eyes on MLB postseason this weekend or all eyes on NFL/college football? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Lee Sterling (Paramount Sports) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 20:27

    -Ohio St (-8) vs. Maryland -Michigan St (-5') vs. Rutgers -Iowa (-2) vs. Penn St -Michigan (-3') vs. Nebraska -Bucs (-10) vs. Dolphins -Chiefs (-2') vs. Bills Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Dave Rimington (2x Outland Award winning center and College Football Hall of Famer)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 21:57

    -Nebraska's o-line had a rough start but was great against Northwestern…what do you see from that group so far? -When you watch Cam Jurgens at center, do you see a no-doubt next level pro player? How good can he be when all is said and done? -Do you see a Husker team on the cusp […]

    Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 9:57

    -Lincoln Business Expo, Operation Warm, 2021 Good Life Halfsy, Michigan/Nebraska picks -Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers) Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Fred Hoiberg and players spoke yesterday at B1G Hoops Media Day…what did we learn?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 12:29

    -Hoiberg spoke about the transfer portal, team continuity, improved perimeter shooting, and more -Alonzo Verge and Trey McGowens also spoke to media, anything of substance? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    If Nebraska wins tomorrow and Iowa loses to Penn State, are we going to start thinking about the B1G West being winnable still?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 30:27

    -Let's calm down, Jake…one step before the big step! But if Iowa loses and Nebraska wins, you're all of a sudden just one game back of first place with tough games left for both teams -Also, Frost comments from yesterday prior to Nebraska's game tomorrow… -Jake and Sip have their official predictions for Nebraska/Michigan…is it […]

    The Spillover with Connor Happer & Mike Schaefer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 9:07

    -Rams at Seahawks tonight on Thursday Night Football…finally a game of intrigue -Should the B1G have a Thursday or Friday night game each week or not? None this week Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING  

    Mike Schaefer: Part 2 / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 16:48

    -Nebraska picked 11th in the B1G Media Poll for men's hoops…where do you think they'll end up? -How did the recruiting weekend go for the Northwestern game? Good updates on anyone? Show sponsored by GANA TRUCKING

    Mike Schaefer: Part 1 (Hour sponsored by Trek CBD)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 24:33

    -What do you have more hope in for Saturday: Nebraska's ability to stop the run, or Nebraska's ability to run on Michigan? -Michigan hasn't seen a QB with running ability like Adrian Martinez this year…how does Nebraska utilize him to the fullest extent on Saturday? -Did Nebraska fix their o-line against Northwestern or are you […]

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