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Jake Muhleisen

Nebraska senior captain Jake Muhleisen (12) leads his Husker teammates through a gauntlet of celebrating fans following a 2005 win.

Even with a change at the microphone, Nebraska men's basketball radio broadcasts will still have a familiar voice this winter.

Former Husker guard Jake Muhleisen will join Kent Pavelka on Husker hoops broadcasts this season as a color analyst.

The Lincoln native, who played at NU from 2001-05, has filled in on occasion the past few seasons as a color man. With Matt Davison moving into a full-time roll as associate athletic director for football last year, Muhleisen's substitute gig is now permanent. Davison worked alongside Pavelka for 15 years on Husker basketball broadcasts.

Muhleisen will also remain in his role as a vice president at Union Bank & Trust in Lincoln.

Muhleisen was a four-year starter for the Huskers under Barry Collier, totaling 901 points and 284 assists during his collegiate career. He ranks ninth in school history with 98 starts, starting 98 of the 100 games in his collegiate career. An eight-time member of the Big Ten Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Muhleisen received his degree from Nebraska in 2004.

He joins longtime play-by-play announcer Pavelka, who will begin his 32nd year of broadcasting Husker basketball this season. Pavelka, who began broadcasting Husker games in 1974 and returned to a full-time role with the network in 2006, is six-time winner of the Nebraska Sportscaster of the Year award and will broadcast his 1,000th Husker basketball game this season.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7436 or On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.


Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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