Cody Nagel
Contributing Writer
Cody is a senior journalism major at UNL. He grew up in Fairview, SD, a town of less than 70 people. Cody has covered a variety of Husker athletics, ranging from bowling to football. He has a passion for sports and an interest in telling stories and has developed a knack for sports data and looking deeper into statistics. He's a fan of all Colorado sports teams. Cody and his fiancée Kaitlyn are engaged to be married in July 2018.
Why Are Female Athletes Some of the Best Students on Campus?
Data shows Division I female student athletes succeed academically at a rate that outpaces not just their male counterparts but also often the student body as a whole. Why? Cody Nagel analyzed the numbers and asked the experts.
Parting the Sea of Red
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 mo ago by Cody Nagel
This story by Cody Nagel originally ran in the Dec. 2017 issue of Hail Varsity and was recently selected as a top-10 winner in sports writing in the 58th annual Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards Program.
Nebraska Wrestlers Help Team USA to Freestyle World Cup Title
7 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Team USA won its first Freestyle World Cup title since 2003 thanks in part to a combined 9-3 record from four wrestlers with ties to Nebraska.
Nebraska Ties Run Deep at Wrestling's Freestyle World Cup
7 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Four wrestlers with ties to Nebraska will take part in this weekend's United World Wrestling Freestyle World Cup, an event that has once again had to deal with political tensions in the real world.
Teammates Again, White and Renteria Continue to Push One Another
7 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Isaiah White and Jason Renteria started wrestling together at a young age. After a year apart, they are teammates once again with hopes of pushing Husker wrestling even higher.
Young Huskers' Strong Finish Impresses Coach Mark Manning
7 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Nebraska wrestling Coach Mark Manning reflects on Nebraska's 2017-18 season and looks ahead to next year in a Q&A with Cody Nagel.
Huskers Make a Move in the Team Standings at NCAA Championships
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Nebraska’s three All-Americans went a combined 4-1 in Session V, sparking a surge up the team standings at the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday morning.
Red Pulls Off Huge Upset, Three Huskers Earn All-America Honors
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Nebraska had a good Day Two at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, but the day belonged to Chad Red Jr. following his win over two-time champion Dean Heil of Oklahoma State.
Two Huskers in the Quarterfinals at NCAA Championships
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Junior Tyler Berger (157) and sophomore Isaiah White (165) each won two matches to advance to the NCAA Championships quarterfinals while all six Huskers are still alive for Day Two.
Huskers Down a Wrestler at NCAA Championships
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Previewing the Huskers' Opponents at the NCAA Championships
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Cody Nagel offers a weight-by-weight breakdown of the brackets and opponents Nebraska's wrestlers will face at the NCAA Championships.
Huskers Focused on Mental Strength Ahead of NCAA Championships
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
No distractions, no social media for seven Nebraska wrestlers as they prepare for this week's NCAA Championships.
Schultz Earns At-Large Bid, Joins Six Huskers at NCAA Championships
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Nebraska will send seven wrestlers to the NCAA Championships in Cleveland after 197-pound starter Eric Schultz earned an at-large bid.
Huskers Finish Fifth at Big Ten Championships
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Nebraska improved its place in the team standings during day two of the Big Ten Championships, and six Huskers qualified for the NCAA Championships with at-large bids announced later this week.
Huskers in Sixth After Day One of Big Ten Championships
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Nebraska has seven wrestlers headed for Day Two of competition in East Lansing, Michigan, and qualified six for the NCAA Championships.
Manning Likes Huskers' Mindset as They Ready for March Matness
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
“I really like our guys, I like where our guys are at. We’re healthy, strong and feeling good,” Nebraska Coach Mark Manning said as the Huskers head to Michigan for the Big Ten Tournament.
Huskers Finish Dual Season with Second-Best Record of Big Ten Era
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Nebraska's .778 winning percentage in conference duals was its second-best mark since joining the Big Ten. Cody Nagel takes a look back at the Huskers' regular season.
Venz Goes Full-Throttle in First Full Season
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
"I just went out there expecting to beat every guy I wrestled," redshirt freshman Taylor Venz said of his approach to the season. He has the results to back up that mindset.
Huskers Close Out Regular Season with Win Over Stanford
8 mo ago by Cody Nagel
Nebraska completed a stretch of four road duals to end the regular season by winning six-of-10 matches at Stanford, recording a 23-14 victory.
Huskers Take Down Wisconsin, Finish Dual Season with Win
9 mo ago by Cody Nagel
No. 15 Nebraska topped No. 20 Wisconsin 24-10 in Madison on Friday, recording the 700th dual win in program history.
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