36 episodes

Two of the Omaha World-Herald's biggest hoops junkies — Nebraska beat writer Chris Heady and Creighton beat writer Jon Nyatawa — team up to share their college basketball insight and analysis.

Half-Court Press Omaha World-Herald

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Two of the Omaha World-Herald's biggest hoops junkies — Nebraska beat writer Chris Heady and Creighton beat writer Jon Nyatawa — team up to share their college basketball insight and analysis.

    Half-Court Press: Creighton shuts down practice, Nebraska preps for season debut

    Half-Court Press: Creighton shuts down practice, Nebraska preps for season debut

    On the latest episode, World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Sam McKewon discuss the recent basketball headlines for CU and NU. The Jays have paused practices after positive COVID-19 tests. The Huskers are trying to plan a season-opening tournament. The two schools will indeed play their rivalry game this year. Plus, they're both on a recruiting roll.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Half-Court Press: The pandemic’s impact on the preseason for Creighton, Nebraska

    Half-Court Press: The pandemic’s impact on the preseason for Creighton, Nebraska

    On the latest episode, World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Sam McKewon sort through the issues facing the Jays and Huskers as the teams work to solidify a regular season schedule in the wake of the pandemic. Will the NCAA's blueprint work? Will Creighton and Nebraska play this winter? Jon and Sam also discuss why CU feels it has more to prove, and why NU will be much improved.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Half-Court Press: Half-Court Press: Creighton’s new Big East peer; Nebraska’s offseason questions

    Half-Court Press: Half-Court Press: Creighton’s new Big East peer; Nebraska’s offseason questions

    On the latest episode, World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Chris Heady react to the UConn-Big East reunion. What does it mean for CU? Also, they answer some fan questions about Husker hoops: tidbits on Dalano Banton and Lat Mayen, and a starting five prediction. 

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    • 52 min
    Half-Court Press: Evaluating the impact of coronavirus on Nebraska, Creighton hoops

    Half-Court Press: Evaluating the impact of coronavirus on Nebraska, Creighton hoops

    On the latest episode, World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Chris Heady discuss the latest developments during college basketball's unprecedented hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the Huskers are on campus now. The Jays are not. What's this summer look like for the two programs? They also analyze NU's non-conference schedule and break down three CU storylines (NBA draft, roster adds and NCAA investigation) set to play out over the next couple months.

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    • 54 min
    Half-Court Press: More roster moves for Nebraska and Creighton

    Half-Court Press: More roster moves for Nebraska and Creighton

    On the latest episode, World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Chris Heady discuss the Huskers’ addition of Trevor Lakes, the impact of the NBA draft on the Jays and the challenges of building a roster in this age of college basketball where player movement is so common. They also talk about their first-ever driveway basketball hoops, Dennis Rodman’s rebounding prowess and a hypothetical 2-on-2 game between current NU and CU players. 

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Half-Court Press: It’s transfer season at Nebraska and Creighton

    Half-Court Press: It’s transfer season at Nebraska and Creighton

    On the latest episode, World-Herald staff writers Jon Nyatawa and Chris Heady break down the transfer market. Who’s in, and who’s out? They also discuss Nebraska’s situation at point guard for next year. And they evaluate the recruiting challenge facing Creighton, which has three open roster spots but not a lot of playing time to advertise.

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

grarcher84 ,

So glad we have this podcast!

These two guys are great and definitely know what they’re talking about. Happy to have this podcast so I can stay up to date on both teams throughout the year. Thanks!

Tamn4pups ,

Laughable!

Wait, someone thinks Mintz is better than Watson??? And they have a job at OWH... yikes! Glad to have a basketball themed podcast, hate having to listen about football for 40 minted just to have 2 minutes of basketball talk

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