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.
Five Thoughts on the Big Ten's Decision to Postpone Fall Sports
Nebraska Football ⋅ 21 hrs ago by Derek Peterson
Staff writer Derek Peterson reacts to the news the Big Ten will postpone fall sports to the spring. From the impact on the kids themselves to the potential fallout within the conference, it was a disastrous day for Big Ten programs.
Frost's Case for Football: Safest Place for Husker Players is in Lincoln
"The virus is here either way and I would contend that our players are safer here doing what they love to do," Scott Frost said Monday. He's got some good reasons why.
Huskers Aware of Virus Concerns, Stress Comfort and Desire to Play
A few of Nebraska's team leaders spoke Monday about why they feel safe competing, the #WeWantToPlay movement and more as uncertainty around college football continued.
Power Ranking the New Huskers by Their Numbers
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Derek Peterson
You’re stressed. There's a lot of uncertainty around college athletics at the moment. Derek Peterson wants to set all of that aside for just a moment. Why? It's time to power rank the Huskers by their new numbers.
Coaching from Home: Ribs, 'The Last Dance,' and Lots of Volleyball
Husker volleyball assistant coach Jaylen Reyes worked throughout most of the pandemic. Regardless of where he was—in the office, at home, Lincoln, Chicago—he was on the grind. There was time for golf and a documentary series every Sunday and ribs, but volleyball was never far from his mind.
Breaking Down Nebraska's Schedule | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Derek Peterson
With the release of the new 2020 Big Ten league schedule this week, Nebraska finally found some clarity on when its season will start and who it'll be playing. Now we can talk football. The Athletic's Mitch Sherman joins the podcast this week to help break it all down.
Not Perfect, But a Warrior Who Battled Through, Husker QB Coach Says of Martinez
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Derek Peterson
Husker quarterback coach Mario Verduzco took to the Sports Nightly radio show Thursday night to run through his room of 'cubes. He talked Adrian Martinez's preparation, Luke McCaffrey's drive, Logan Smothers' athleticism, and his walk-ons "tough-ass" nature.
Fall Camp Primer: Storylines, Names and Numbers to Know
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Derek Peterson
After quite possibly the strangest offseason ever, Nebraska can begin fall camp on Friday. Derek Peterson has your fall camp primer.
Bill Moos Confident Nebraska Will Have 'Nice Crowds' This Fall
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Derek Peterson
The Big Ten announced its new football schedules and Nebraska hopes to have fans in the stands this fall. Athletic Director Bill Moos expressed confidence the Huskers wouldn’t just have players on the field in Memorial Stadium this fall but fans in the stands during an appearance on Sports Nightly.
Breaking Down Nebraska's New 2020 Football Schedule
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Derek Peterson
The Big Ten has a new plan for the fall. Here's how the new schedule impacts Nebraska football.
Nebraska Fall Camp Begins Aug. 7, More from Big Ten Commissioner
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Derek Peterson
The Big Ten conference provided some clarity Wednesday morning with the release of the new 2020 league schedule. Commissioner Kevin Warren went on BTN shortly after to discuss what went into the schedule, medical procedures the conference will have moving forward and various other topics.
The Pac-12's Players Have Asked for A Lot, What Next?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Derek Peterson
Sunday was quite possibly a landmark day for the NCAA. An entire conference of players came together with a list of demands for the Pac-12 and the NCAA to agree to. If not? No season. They've asked for a lot, but at the root of their ask: a conversation. What exactly will they get from it?
Coaching from Home: Carpool Karaoke, Zoom Calls with Amy Williams
For Nebraska women's basketball coach Amy Williams, the last few months of quarantine have been filled with things like carpool karaoke and interrupted Zoom calls.
The Most Entertaining 10-Game Schedule | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Derek Peterson
Brandon Vogel and Erin Sorensen join the podcast to react to the ACC and SEC scheduling announcements of the week. The ACC is adding Notre Dame and ditching divisions, the SEC is going to 10 conference games. Where's the Big Ten? Who's going to have the most entertaining slate of games?
'Step Brothers' Lines, Group Chats and the Art of Peer Recruiting
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska's 2021 recruiting class, now 14-deep, has a bond before ever stepping on campus. That's a credit to a big group chat and some “Step Brothers” quotes, of course.
Leadership of Wan'Dale, Kade Warner Helped Husker WRs this Summer
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Derek Peterson
It has certainly been a crazy offseason for new Husker wideout coach and offensive coordinator Matt Lubick. He said Tuesday night, though, that leadership from Wan'Dale Robinson and Kade Warner helped drive his new room even when he couldn't.
On Nebraska's QB Situation and Focusing on the Present
Nebraska Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Derek Peterson
All those cliched sayings about staying in the moment, football lives off that stuff. Don't get too high, don't get too low. Focus on what's ahead of you. With so much uncertainty, focusing on the now might be difficult. Adrain Martinez says doing so has made him better.
Much-Needed Opportunity at Warren Academy Showcase
Football Recruiting ⋅ 16 days ago by Derek Peterson
Football, not as we’ve known it, but football nonetheless took place this weekend as the Warren Academy put on a high school football camp for local area recruits. After a summer without the traditional camp circuit, everyone was excited to get back on the field.
Are We Undervaluing Nebraska's Inside Linebacker Room? Maybe
Nebraska Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Derek Peterson
Are we overlooking or undervaluing Nebraska's inside linebackers, what could actually end up being a pretty nice room? Derek Peterson explores that question, as well as Nebraska's punting situation and Thomas Fidone.
Coaching from Home: Homeschool, PE and Daily Walks for Will Bolt
Nebraska Baseball ⋅ 18 days ago by Derek Peterson
How have Husker coaches managed their time away from sports over the past few months? For baseball head coach Will Bolt, it has been all about homeschooling, physical education and daily walks with his daughter.
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