A Slight Revising of the George Flippin Story in Latest Issue of Hail Varsity
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A Slight Revising of the George Flippin Story in Latest Issue of Hail Varsity

February 20, 2020

The February 2020 issue of Hail Varsity is off to press and on its way to mailboxes and newsstands this week. Make sure you don’t miss an issue by subscribing today.


The story of George Flippin, Nebraska's first black football player and one of the first in the country at a major college, is pretty well covered at this point. He played four years for the Huskers, dominating much of the time, and ascending to captain.

Or did he?

Editor Mike Babcock looks at the somewhat confusing question of Flippin's captaincy, consults the papers of record, and sets the story straight in the February 2020 issue of Hail Varsity. It is on its way to mailboxes and newsstands now.

Other highlights from the issue include:

>>If you've been to a Nebraska sporting event in the past decade, you've probably seen Kevin Coleman, whether you knew it was Kevin Coleman or not. After reading Derek Peterson's profile of one of the Huskers' superfans, you will as he investigates just what it is that makes a person show up for not just the big games, but almost all of the games across almost every sport. Peterson's story also examines what that kind of support means to the people on the receiving end of it, people like Tim Miles, Kelly Hunter and Chuck Love.

>>Recruiting analyst Greg Smith gets you set for a big recruiting year ahead with his 2021 preview. There's a ton of talent within the 500-mile radius in this cycle and the Huskers have some momentum on the trail. Smith's story gets you ready for the key battles ahead.

John S. Peterson

>>Staff photographer John Peterson offers a gorgeous photo essay of two recent Nebraska wrestling duals.

>>We spoke with Joba Chamberlain for our monthly Legends series and incoming wide receiver signee Will Nixon spoke with Erin Sorensen for a Q&A.

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