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.
Suspended Huskers LeGrone and Hunt Enter the Transfer Portal
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 hrs ago by Derek Peterson
Two Huskers, tight end Katerian LeGrone and wideout Andre Hunt, have entered their names into the transfer portal, a spokesman confirmed to Hail Varsity Friday.
What to Call 2019 Nebraska Football | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 16 hrs ago by Derek Peterson
How exactly do you label the 2019 football season for Nebraska? Expectations were sky-high heading in, but does a season's worth of context, injury and inconsistency lessen any of the disappointment? Greg Smith and Derek Peterson discuss just that on this week's pod.
The Talent v. Development Debate Applied to the 2019 All-Big Ten Teams
Is it all about talent or all about player development? We'll never get a definitive answer to that in college football, but here's how it looks through the lens of the 2019 All-Big Ten teams.
After Early-Season Malaise, Nebraska is Finding its Shooting Touch
Fred Hoiberg didn't panic over the Huskers’ cold shooting to open the season because he trusts the math. And as Nebraska's season marches on, the team appears to be finding its shooting touch.
Getting the Job Done on the Edge, Mills' Role, Oscars and More
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Derek Peterson
As Nebraska turns the page to 2020, Derek Peterson takes a look back to identify some needs going forward including leadership in the receiver room, a slew of starters on defense and more.
Good Enough to Win, Poor Enough to Lose: Nebraska's Cruel Calculus
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Derek Peterson
The math with Nebraska football is maddening--good enough in some key categories to win, but more losses than wins where it matters. The Iowa game was another one of those.
3 Thoughts From Nebraska's 27-24 Loss to Iowa
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Derek Peterson
New year, same ending as Nebraska fell to Iowa on a last-second field goal. Derek Peterson offers three takeaways from the game.
Senior Day Represents a Promise Kept for Husker Mohamed Barry
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Derek Peterson
Mohamed Barry will have his family with him when he takes the field Friday against Iowa. It'll be the last time for the senior. It'll likely be emotional. The fulfillment of a promise, five years in the making.
3 Thoughts from Nebraska's 74-67 Win Over South Florida
Nebraska beat South Florida to take third place at the Cayman Islands Classic. Derek Peterson shares three thoughts from the win.
Rivalry Week | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Derek Peterson
Greg Smith and Jacob Padilla take the reins this week to talk Shamiel Stevenson's failed attempt at immediate eligibility, Nebraska's season finale and Iowa. Jordan Hansen also joins the pod to preview the Hawkeyes.
3 Thoughts from Nebraska's 85-66 Loss to George Mason
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 10 days ago by Derek Peterson
The Huskers fell flat against George Mason Tuesday night, dropping to 3-3 on the season thanks to an 85-66 loss that featured a poor start, a poor close and not enough shot-making in between.
3 Thoughts from Nebrasketball's 82-71 Win Over Washington State
Nebraska Basketball ⋅ 11 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska used a second-half surge to beat Washington State in its opening game of the Cayman Islands Classic. Here are three takeaways from the Huskers' third win of the season.
Nebraska Has Something Going on the Ground; It Needs to Keep Going
Nebraska Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Derek Peterson
Iowa has beaten Nebraska with physicality. The point of attack for four straight years has had one very obvious aggressor. With some momentum going on the ground, Nebraska might be able to flip that script this time around.
A Rather Small Detail in a Rather Large 54-7 Road Win for Nebraska
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Derek Peterson
Scott Frost challenged his team to hit each others' helmets. He had a pretty good reason why.
3 Thoughts from Nebraska's 54-7 Demolition at Maryland
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska (5-6, 3-5 Big Ten) snapped its four-game losing streak by destroying Maryland (3-8, 1-7 Big Ten) in College Park, 54-7. Here are three thoughts on how it went down.
Wan'Dale Robinson Doesn't Make the Trip to Maryland for the Huskers
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska will be without its top playmaker Saturday against Maryland. An update on the freshman and a few other travel roster-related notes ahead of kickoff.
Not Too Low, Not Too High, But Still Some Fire: Adrian Martinez’s Balancing Act
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Derek Peterson
Just play. Have fun. Adrian Martinez gets that message constantly from his coaches, but with sky-high expectations around him executing that simple directive in 2019 is harder than it looks.
A Vote of Confidence for Nebraska | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Derek Peterson
Brandon Vogel is on the pod this week to talk about Scott Frost's contract extension, share his post-Wisconsin thoughts, and talk about where Nebraska is at in its rebuild. Then, Emily Giambalvo from The Washington Post joins the pod to preview Nebraska-Maryland.
'We Need to Go to a Bowl Game': On Nebraska's Quest for Six
Nebraska Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska lists 28 players at No. 1 or co-No. 1 on its depth chart. Just eight of those players have been to a bowl game. The stakes are clear for the Huskers' next two games.
Huskers Move to 5-0 with a 73-39 Win Over Southern
Senior guard Hannah Whitish says the first five minutes of the first and second halves are crucial. A team can set a tone. Nebraska did just that Wednesday night. Defensive intensity and efficient offense fueled Nebraska's most complete game of the year.
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