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.
Inside Taylor Kissinger's Latest Setback, and Her Road to a Comeback
For the rest of this 2019-20 season, you’ll find Taylor Kissinger on the Nebraska bench with a clipboard instead of sneakers. But don't expect her to sit at 90 degrees for too long.
3 Thoughts as Nebraska Takes Rutgers to the Brink on the Road
Nebraska nearly delivered No. 24 Rutgers its first home loss of the season. Derek Peterson shares three thoughts on the Huskers' near miss against the Scarlet Knights.
Scoring the Huskers: Defensive Backs
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Derek Peterson
Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we’re going to score Nebraska’s position groups on a 10-point scale based on where things stand right now. Next up? The defensive backs.
Linebackers and Cowboys | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Derek Peterson
Luke Gifford joins the podcast to talk about what has been a crazy year for him and the rest of the Gifford family. We cover Luke's move from Nebraska to the Dallas Cowboys, his brother, Isaac, joining the Huskers and Nebraska's linebacker room going forward.
Lethargic Start Comes Back to Haunt Huskers, Who Fall 76-68 to Purdue
Nebraska fought back Wednesday night against the Boilermakers, all but erasing what was once a 21-point deficit and taking a fourth-quarter lead. But a disappointing start ultimately proved too much to overcome in a 76-68 home loss.
Scoring the Huskers: Linebackers
4 days ago by Derek Peterson
In the coming weeks, we're running through Nebraska's position groups and scoring based on additions, departures and returning production. The Husker linebackers are next up.
3 Thoughts as Badgers Bludgeon Nebraska with 3s, Win 82-68
Nebraska is now 7-12 on the year. And the Huskers’ flaws, as well as their still-bright future, were on full display Tuesday night as the Badgers let rain a barrage of triples to down NU 82-68.
Nebraska's Matt Lubick Just Needed Some Time to Recharge
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Derek Peterson
On Husker Sports Nightly Monday night, new Nebraska offensive coordinator Matt Lubick was asked why now and why Nebraska. The former Pac-12 resident had taken a year away from coaching in 2019, Nebraska's hoping it has recharged the offensive mind.
Scoring the Huskers: Defensive Line
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Derek Peterson
Over the course of a couple of weeks, we’re going to score Nebraska’s position groups on a 10-point scale based on where things stand right now, this instant, with early-enrollee freshmen on campus. First up is the defensive line.
Nebraska's Greg Austin Has a New Job, Too; Don't Forget About Him
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska announced a handful of coaching changes, raises and promotions last week. The one that's not getting enough attention might be Greg Austin adding run-game coordinator duties.
Huskers Bounce Back in Big Way with 74-71 Win Over Michigan
Nebraska needed a bounce-back kind of showing against Michigan at home Sunday afternoon. With offensive firepower from Hannah Whitish and Sam Haiby, and key plays from the supporting cast down the stretch, the Huskers got just that.
Mixing Things Up with the Nebraska Staff | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Derek Peterson
Greg Smith joins the podcast to discuss a busy week. From national title thoughts to Mike Dawson's return, Nebraska's special teams question, and Troy Walters' exit, we cover a lot of ground.
WR Coach Mickey Joseph Offered Nebraska Job, Sticking with LSU
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska offered LSU wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph a position to return to his alma mater and serve as the passing game coordinator and associate head coach. Joseph turned it down. Nebraska currently has someone filling that role.
3 Thoughts as Nebraska Falls 80-68 on the Road to Ohio State
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 11 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska dropped to 7-10 on the season, 2-4 in Big Ten play, and in doing so allowed the 21st-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes to break a four-game losing streak Tuesday night.
25 Things to Look Forward to for Nebraska Football in 2020
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Derek Peterson
The 2019 college football season officially comes to an end Monday night. Here are 25 things to look forward to in the next one for Nebraska football.
Contributions All Around, but Cain-Veerbeek Pair Working Wonders
Nebraska women's basketball coach Amy Williams is maximizing what she gets from each lineup she puts on the floor, but the big lineup with Kate Cain and Ashtyn Verbeek is offering the biggest returns.
3 Thoughts as Nebraska Falls 62-57 to Northwestern on the Road
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 15 days ago by Derek Peterson
Northwestern got its first Big Ten win of the season at the Huskers’ expense Saturday afternoon, with a 62-57 win over Big Red in Evanston. Derek Peterson offers three thoughts.
Joe Burrow, Ed O, and the National Title | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Derek Peterson
Brooks Kubena, a writer covering LSU football for The Advocate in Baton Rouge, joins the podcast to offer some insight into Joe Burrow's season and rise, as well as preview the national title match with Clemson.
Turning the Page on the Short-lived Nebraska-Washington Saga
Nebraska Football ⋅ 18 days ago by Derek Peterson
Maurice Washington is officially in the transfer portal. As Nebraska turns the page, an interesting winter, spring, and summer await the Huskers' running backs room.
Three Thoughts from Nebraska's 76-70 Win Over Iowa
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 18 days ago by Derek Peterson
A loud, hard-fought, entertaining-as-can-be, 76-70 win over Iowa on Tuesday night brought the Huskers back to even in Big Ten play. Staff writer Derek Peterson offers three thoughts on the win.
 
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