Derek Peterson
Staff Writer
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as 'that guy from Twitter.' He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men's basketball tournament game... *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.
Uncertain Times in College Football | The Varsity Club Podcast
It's a small problem in the grand scheme of things the larger public is dealing with right now, but this is still a sports pod, so Greg Smith catches us up on how the COVID-19 pandemic is currently and might affect college football as we get closer to the 2020 season.
What the Losses of Veerbeek, Mershon Mean for Nebraska
Losing one would hurt any program outside college basketball's elite. Losing both forwards, as Nebraska did Wednesday, could prove a significant blow to Nebraska's build.
Forwards Ashtyn Veerbeek, Kayla Mershon Leaving Nebraska
Nebraska was hit hard with some offseason attrition Wednesday afternoon when two members of coach Amy Williams’ frontcourt rotation announced they were leaving Nebraska.
Chris Hickman's Dual Role, and his Window of Opportunity this Spring
Nebraska Football ⋅ 18 days ago by Derek Peterson
Chris Hickman has quickly become the kind of player to just get on the field in whatever way possible. “He’s a dual guy, he’s always going to be that for us here at Nebraska,” tight ends coach Sean Beckton said Monday. In the spring, that's going to mean wideout duty.
Nebraska Launches First-of-its-Kind Brand-Building Program for Student-Athletes
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 18 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska has announced a partnership with a Lincoln-based athlete marketing platform to help all 650-plus of the university's student-athletes build and manage their own brands, a first in the arena of NIL rights debates for collegiate athletics.
Quick Hits, News, & Notes from Scott Frost as Huskers Open Spring Ball
Nebraska Football ⋅ 19 days ago by Derek Peterson
Husker head coach Scott Frost met with the media Monday afternoon, following the Huskers’ first practice of spring football, to set the scene for his third spring back in Lincoln. Here are some key topics discussed.
Weighty Expectations, Maturity Tests, Potential Breakout Candidate
Nebraska Football ⋅ 20 days ago by Derek Peterson
With a number of things going on in the Husker-sphere right now, it felt like a good time to cover a few different topics. Derek Peterson tackles it all.
3 Thoughts from Nebraska's Regular-Season-Ending Loss at Minnesota
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 20 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska dropped its final regular-season game Sunday afternoon, a 107-75 defeat at the hands of Minnesota on the road. Staff writer Derek Peterson offers three thoughts on the game.
Amid Coronavirus Concerns, Fan-Less Spring Game Not Yet Option
Nebraska Football ⋅ 21 days ago by Derek Peterson
University officials, along with representatives for the Nebraska athletic department, had discussions Friday centered around university prevention and response to growing COVID-19 concerns. Among the issues discussed: Nebraska football’s spring game on April 18.
Moore To It, and Spielman Reaction | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 22 days ago by Derek Peterson
First, former Husker Jay Moore stops by to share some news about a new project he's working on and talk about what he wants to see and hear from Nebraska over the next month in spring ball. Then, Brandon Vogel joins the pod to break down all the storylines surrounding JD Spielman's departure.
Huskers Bounced from Big Ten Tourney by Michigan, 81-75
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 23 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska looked to be in full control, having put key Wolverines in foul trouble. Then UM's Naz Hillmon re-entered the action and created a massive problem in the paint for the Huskers. Nebraska went one-and-done at the Big Ten tournament as a result.
Pass-Catchers Already on Huskers' Roster to Watch Closely this Spring
Nebraska Football ⋅ 24 days ago by Derek Peterson
While the natural reaction to news Nebraska's JD Spielman was briefly stepping away from the team was to look outward for replacements, here's a look at guys already on the roster who could stand to benefit from increased reps during spring ball.
Leigha Brown, Kate Cain Earn Big Ten End-of-Season Honors
The season may not have gone collectively how the Huskers had hoped, but the Big Ten still recognized both Leigha Brown and Kate Cain for their individual contributions Monday when the all-conference teams and awards were announced.
Who Could Come, Why Won't Guys Stay: Nebraska's Ever-Changing WR Room
Nebraska Football ⋅ 26 days ago by Derek Peterson
Wide receiver depth was a stated issue for Nebraska's staff when it started ahead of the 2018 season. Two years later, the Huskers could enter the 2020 season with just eight scholarship receivers.
On Nebraska's Defensive Line and What It Lost
Nebraska Football ⋅ 27 days ago by Derek Peterson
The Huskers had all three of their defensive line starters from a season ago at this year's NFL Combine. With those three gone, Nebraska has plenty of questions to answer in 2020.
3 Thoughts from Nebraska's 81-76 OT Loss to Northwestern
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 27 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska looked like it might end a long losing streak, but couldn't close the deal late. Staff writer Derek Peterson offers three takeaways from an overtime loss to Northwestern.
Matt Lubick's Bringing Something Needed to Nebraska
Nebraska Football ⋅ 27 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nate Costa, a former Oregon quarterback and grad assistant in Matt Lubick's wide receiver room, knows Nebraska's newest offensive coordinator well. He shared some thoughts on what to expect from him.
A Redcast Crossover | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 29 days ago by Derek Peterson
The guys from the Go Big Redcast join the podcast this week to talk basketball evaluations and football expectations.
3 Thoughts from Nebraska's 75-54 Loss to Ohio State
Staff writer Derek Peterson runs through a few things that were on his mind during the course of a Nebraska-Ohio State matchup that was never really competitive.
Huskers Close Out Regular Season with Brutal Loss to No. 22 Indiana
The light seemed to come on for Indiana late in the third quarter. Nebraska then got its doors blown off. A season-worst shooting performance gave way to the worst loss of the season in the final game of the regular season.
 
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