Former captain of the Nebraska Cornhuskers men’s basketball team, Jake Muhleisen will be in the radio booth as their color analyst this season, working alongside play-by-play announcer Kent Pavelka on the broadcast.
After playing as a four-year starter for Nebraska from 2001 to 2005, Muhleisen spent two years as a graduate assistant under head coach Dana Altman at Creighton. Muhleisen decided the long hours it takes to be a college basketball coach weren’t for him and the former Cornhusker entered the banking industry. With his new radio analyst position, Muhleisen will continue his responsibilities as vice president at Union Bank & Trust in Lincoln, NE.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Husker radio broadcast team and work alongside Kent Pavelka for the upcoming 2018-2019 basketball season,” Muhleisen said in a news release. “I am fortunate to work for such a great company in Union Bank & Trust that encourages their employees to follow their passions outside of work, and my customers will continue to be my top priority during the Husker basketball season. The Huskers have a great core of returning players and I appreciate the opportunity from Coach (Tim) Miles, Kent, David Witty, Mike Elliott and the rest of the Husker Sports Network staff. I look forward to a great season of Husker hoops.”
Muhleisen will replace Matt Davison in the radio booth. Davison was promoted to associate athletic director for football after Nebraska hired Scott Frost as the program’s head coach. Muhleisen is not totally new to the Nebraska radio booth, having filled in for Davison during the course of the last five seasons.
Muhleisen’s first game as a full-time radio broadcaster will come on November 1st, when the Cornhuskers match up against Wayne State in an exhibition game. Muhleisen’s partner on the broadcast, Kent Pavelka will begin his 34th season calling Nebraska basketball. Pavelka is in the midst of his second tenure with the Cornhuskers, having served as their play-by-play voice from 1974-1996 and rejoining the booth in 2006.