Brandon Vogel
Managing Editor
Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity's first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.
There's a Special Sheen to the Next Cover of Hail Varsity
The November issue of Hail Varsity is all about the Nebraska basketball seasons ahead, and it comes with a kind of cover we've never done before.
Hot Reads: You Convert 100% of the Third Downs You Never Face
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 hrs ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska's offense is putting up huge numbers with a poor third-down conversion percentage. It's not a problem because the Huskers aren't in third down often, but it does underscore an area for improvement.
High-Scoring Huskers Win Keeps the Cold Out Just the Same
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Brandon Vogel
On a day fit for something like a 19-0 score, Nebraska beat Illinois 54-35. It's rugged in its own way.
Hot Reads: What's Up with Adrian Martinez's QBR?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez has a good QBR, but it's not drastically different than past Husker quarterbacks. Why?
Hot Reads: It's an Honor, and Hard, Just to Be Nominated
Nebraska Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco is a Broyles Award nominee, which isn't easy to do as a position coach.
Hot Reads: Over and Underrated Teams at the Three-Quarters Pole
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Brandon Vogel
It's time for our regular check of Pythagorean wins now that we've hit the three-quarters pole of the regular season. Nebraska's still on the good end of the equation. At least for next year.
Hot Reads: The Biggest Gain for Nebraska's Defense This Season
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Progress for Nebraska's offense has been easy to see of late, just look at the scoreboard. While it's not as easy to see, the Huskers' defense has made at least one gain that is just as impressive.
Hot Reads: Here Come the Runnin' Illini
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Illinois put up enough points and yards last week to get Minnesota's DC fired. Unlike recent years, the Illini have a legitimate weapon on offense in their explosive run game.
Frost is Almost Out of Martinez Superlatives, Here's a Moment Instead
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska football coach Scott Frost is "going to get tired of talking in superlatives" about Adrian Martinez. Luckily, Martinez's actions still have plenty to say.
No Fear of Failure, Right?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Ohio State had a big-picture filled off week and all the motivation it could want to play well. Nebraska has the freedom of not dealing with those bedrock questions. Which is worth more?
Hot Reads: Huskers Offense Has Impressed While Taking the Long Road
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Brandon Vogel
If Nebraska's offense looks this good with bad field position, what kind of point totals is it capable of with merely average (or even good) field position? Saturday would be a great day to find out for the Huskers.
Hot Reads: In Search of 'Explosives'
Nebraska Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska's offense has piled up big plays this season. Ohio State's defense has struggled to prevent them.
Hot Reads: The Scary Parts of Ohio State
Nebraska Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Ohio State's profile isn't that of a perfect playoff contender as most expect year in and year out, but don't get carried away. The Buckeyes are still scary in a couple of key areas.
Hot Reads: JD Spielman vs. Rondale Moore
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Purdue star wide receiver Rondale Moore burned Ohio State for 170 yards and two touchdowns two weeks ago. On Monday, Urban Meyer was asked how JD Spielman compares.
Hot Reads: Huskers' Offense Had a Huge October
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Things started to click of Nebraska's offense in October as the Huskers' put up top-10 numbers in most categories over the past four weeks.
Now That That's Done, Let's See Just How Far the Huskers Have Come
Nebraska Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska was supposed to outclass Bethune-Cookman and it did. Now Ohio State awaits a Husker team eager to show just how much progress it has made since 0-6.
What's At Stake for Nebraska This Saturday
Nebraska Football ⋅ 17 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska vs. Bethune-Cookman doesn't have the built-in intrigue of most games, but there's still plenty here for the Huskers.
Hot Reads: Awards Tour Continues for Nebraska QB Martinez
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 17 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez earned another award for his play against Minnesota, while Husker volleyball star Mikaela Foecke made the cut for her own award this week.
Hot Reads: You Never Know What an FCS Game Might Tell You
Nebraska Football ⋅ 18 days ago by Brandon Vogel
There's no line for Nebraska vs. Bethune-Cookman, but it's not hard to engineer one using power rankings. Here's what that looks like in context of Huskers' recent games against FCS opponents.
The Stivrins Show a Hit in Ohio as Huskers Beat the Buckeyes 3-1
Nebraska Volleyball ⋅ 19 days ago by Brandon Vogel
No. 9 Nebraska got back to winning with a 3-1 road win over Ohio State behind a career-high 16 kills from sophomore middle blocker Lauren Stivrins.
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