Mike Babcock

Mike is in his 40th year covering Husker athletics, after seven years of community-college teaching. He has written and edited a dozen books, all on Nebraska football except one, a brief history of Husker basketball. He previously wrote for the Lincoln Journal and Star and Huskers Illustrated. He enjoys music, from the Grateful Dead and Jack Johnson to Van Morrison, Bob Wills, Glenn Miller and pretty much anyone else. 402-440-1851
Tom’s Time: To the 4-3 in the Spring of ’93

Tom’s Time: To the 4-3 in the Spring of ’93

During Nebraska’s stay in Miami preparing for the 1993 Orange Bowl game against Florida State, Tom Osborne asked Derek Brown if he would return for his senior season. Some of Brown’s teammates asked the same question. Brown said he’d be back. Frank Solich, assistant...

Tom’s Time: A Once-in-a-Career Upset in Ames

Tom’s Time: A Once-in-a-Career Upset in Ames

Two hours and 30 minutes. The game lasted only two hours and 30 minutes, which should tell you pretty much all you need to know, that and the fact 70 of Iowa State’s 74 plays from scrimmage were runs. Yes, Iowa State’s running game. We’re not talking about Nebraska’s....

Tom’s Time: Frazier Takes Over at Faurot Field

Tom’s Time: Frazier Takes Over at Faurot Field

On the Friday before the Missouri game in 1992, Tom Osborne would neither confirm nor deny whether Tommie Frazier would be the starting quarterback. That was the speculation, and not just because Mike Grant, who had started the first five games and played without...