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.
Devine Ozigbo Is One of the Big Ten's Best Backs, Change My Mind
Nebraska football coach Scott Frost said Devine Ozigbo is playing at an All-Big Ten level. The numbers back him up writes Derek Peterson.
WATCH: Huskers Talk 87-35 Blowout Win Over Southeastern Louisiana
For the second straight game, Nebraska basketball blew out its opponent. But it was supposed to do that. So what's there to talk about? Isaac Copeland, Isaiah Roby, Thomas Allen and head coach Tim Miles had a few things.
Three Takeaways from Nebraska's 87-35 Win Over Southeastern Louisiana
Nebraska rolled to its second win in a row to open the 2018-19 season by putting Southeastern Louisiana away early. We've got some takeaways from the afternoon.
Huskers Out-Shoot USC Upstate 87-64, Plenty to Work on Defensively
Nebraska (1-1) scored 87 points Sunday afternoon but head coach Amy Williams still wants to see more improvement from the Huskers' defense.
Injuries, Position Changes & Faith: JoJo Domann Knows Why He's Here
JoJo Domann has had a trying last year at Nebraska. It showed him why he's here.
Nebraska is Starting to Look the Way It Wants to Look
High-powered offense with an opportunistic defense is the model for Nebraska, and Saturday's win over Illinois was more proof the Huskers are getting closer.
Nebraska's Offense Explodes in 54-35 Rout of Illinois
Nebraska was expected to win big against a porous Illinois defense and win big it did.
Nebraska's Theme of the Week | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Derek Peterson
It seems like there has been a theme each week for the Nebraska football team in 2018. So what was the theme leading up to Illinois? Greg Smith joins the podcast to talk about that and much more.
Lovie Smith Is Processing at Illinois
Nebraska Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Derek Peterson
Illinois went really young in 2017 and should see some benefit from that strategy in 2018. Or at least it better for Lovie Smith's sake.
Youth, Inexperience Show Through as Huskers Drop Opener 83-77
Experience wins out more often than not in college basketball; it did in the Huskers’ season-opener against Drake.
Nebraska's Preparing for a Changing Illinois Defense
Nebraska Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Derek Peterson
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith took over play-calling duties for the Illini, and Nebraska coaches noticed a difference right away on film. That and more from Wednesday's practice.
Three Takeaways From Nebrasketball's 106-37 Season-Opening Win
The 25th-ranked Huskers (1-0) topped Mississippi Valley State (0-1) 106-37 in what was the second-largest margin of victory in school history.
Erik Chinander's Hungry, Nebraska's Defense Still 'Not Even Close'
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska coach Scott Frost said Saturday's performance was the defense's best. For defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, he still sees plenty of room for improvement.
Nebraska Soccer Misses Out on 2018 NCAA Tournament
Nebraska Soccer ⋅ 6 days ago by Derek Peterson
After a 9-7-5 campaign (5-3-3 Big Ten), Nebraska soccer learned Monday that the team did not earn an NCAA Tournament bid.
Frost Sees Signs Husker' Defense Is Moving in the Right Direction
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Derek Peterson
Scott Frost came away encouraged by the Nebraska defense's performance against Ohio State. That and more from Monday's press conference.
Nebraska's Road Back Might Not Be As Long As We Originally Thought
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska is 2-7. Nothing changes that, but Urban Meyer said it's a two-win team nobody wants to face right now and the Huskers' numbers over the last five games show how far this program has already come under Scott Frost.
Nebraska Felt Disrespected, and a 36-31 Loss Only Left it Frustrated
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Derek Peterson
After back-to-back blowouts to Ohio State in consecutive seasons, Nebraska had a chance to beat the Buckeyes in Columbus. It's progress, but that doesn't mean it's totally satisfied.
Nebraska Comes Up Just Short at No. 10 Ohio State
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Derek Peterson
In a game Nebraska wasn’t supposed to be in with an opponent it wasn’t supposed to even be comparable with, Nebraska went toe-to-toe with the 10th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on the road and came up just short in a 36-31 loss.
So ... Maybe All That Change Mattered for Ohio State
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Derek Peterson
What has changed with Ohio State since we previewed them in the summer? Staff writer Derek Peterson takes a close look at the Buckeyes.
Buckeye Talk and Nebraska's Next Move | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Derek Peterson
The Lantern's Colin Gay joins the podcast to preview Nebraska-Ohio State and Greg Smith stops in to talk all things recruiting. Spoiler: no, Nebraska hasn't lost any momentum on the trail.
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