Chris Schmidt
Radio Host
Chris teamed up with Aaron and Mike Babcock back in 2008 and has been working the radio ever since. Originally from Lincoln, Chris grew up going to Husker games with his family. "Schmidty" loves talking sports and the chance to interview and visit with coaches and players. Chris is married to Erin and they have one son, Carson.
Living in the Bubble
Nebraska Football ⋅ 19 hrs ago by Chris Schmidt
The guys get Jacob Padilla's thoughts on college hoops in the second hour. Mike Babcock joins to remember Gale Sayers and Brad Edwards previews this weekend in CFB. The Jock Doc joins to discuss the wave of injuries in the NFL from this past weekend.
Working for Change
Nebraska Football ⋅ 1 day ago by Chris Schmidt
On Tuesday’s show Schmidt and Damon catch up and talk Huskers with Tim Brando. The Athletic’s Mitch Sherman joins the show and BTN’s Rick Pizzo takes us through the whirl wind at BTN. We also get a drill down on the new schedule.
Turning Whine into Wins
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Coach McBride has some advice for Husker haters. Ohio State insider Bobby Carpenter sheds some light on some behind the scenes work with return to play. Lars Anderson sounds off on the Big Ten and Greg Smith is in with some recruiting recon.
The B!G Reveal
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Chris Schmidt
The weekend crew looks forward to the conferences scheduling announcement. Will the Huskers and Buckeyes be a week one showdown? Brandon Vogel and Gary Sharp check in on a wild week. The rewind feathers Husker standout Dr. Rob Zatechka.
Flag on the Play
5 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Chris Schmidt gets you ready for a football weekend by discussing botched calls on the gridiron. Derek Peterson stops in to chat Nebraska’s pending schedule. Bill Doleman reacts to this week in the Big Ten.
Schedule Mode
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Schmidt and Damon try and read the tea leaves from some Big Ten AD’s on what Nebraska’s 2020 crossovers could look like. Gary Barnett helps put a wild CFB week in perspective. We reach out to our new pals in Columbus too as Dave Biddle checks in. Brandon Vogel stops by along with Danny Burke.
Green Light and Red Tape
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Schmidt and Elijah react to a full day of news. Brad Edwards and Gerry DiNardo check in on the league and what led to the about-face. Mike Babcock shares his insight on the long strange trip to get back to ball.
Game On?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Chris Schmidt
The Athletic's Mitch Sherman joins to share his reaction to the hot mic. Tom Dienhart weighs in on what he thinks were the most important factors that are leading up to the decision. Dr. Rob Zatechka chimes in on rapid testing and which teams might still be opting out.
All In Favor
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Husker Nation and the Big Ten are waiting for a return to fall football. Schmidt and Elijah discuss the pending decision by the COP/P. Coach McBride and Jay Moore provide a Blackshirt tag team to talk football. Greg Smith has a recruiting update on an area prospect landing on the Big Ten radar.
Maximum Pressure
Nebraska Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Chris Schmidt
The weekend crew is ready to present. Will we get an answer on October football moving forward? Brandon Vogel and Gary Sharp check in. The rewind features Coach Gary Barnett.
In or Out?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Chris Schmidt
As a vote looms Nebraska’s AG wants to talk compliance. Schmidt and Elijah get you ready for a weekend of pigskin with Derek Peterson, Bill Doleman and Coach Gingery.  We remember 9/11 and visit with a survivor Sujo John.
On Blast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Schmidt and Damon react to Coach Day and Coach Franklin’s thoughts and set the scene for a possible weekend vote. Gary Barnett, Brandon Vogel and Blair Kerkhoff share takes. We also get the low down on NFL betting from Danny Burke.
Plans in Place?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Chris Schmidt
More discussion with the midweek edition on the Big Ten and return to play. Schmidt and Elijah catch up with Mike Babcock. ESPN’s Brad Edwards tackles the topic of the CFP and if the Big Ten and Pac-12 will get consideration. We also check in with Mike Schuchart from Wilderness Ridge.
Kicking the Can
Nebraska Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Time is a wasting and the Big Ten remains mute on fall ball. Schmidt and Damon discuss an option number three with Mitch Sherman. Greg Smith joins the show to chat some ‘crootin. Blackshirt McBride is back from a holiday weekend to talk Big Red.
7-Day Forecast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 19 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Mark, Elijah, and Damon are in for this Saturday morning edition of Hail Varsity Radio on a day where we should be watching Nebraska play their first game of the season. They rewind with Bill Bender before talking with Brandon Vogel and Gary Sharp.
Winging It
Nebraska Football ⋅ 19 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Elijah is in for Chris on a Friday to discuss the latest in the Big Ten's ongoing return-to-play saga and more with Derek Peterson as well as get a prep preview with local high school coaches.
Second Opinion
Nebraska Football ⋅ 20 days ago by Chris Schmidt
As we push for football, law and medicine come up. Schmidt and Damon visit with attorney Vince Powers on the Husker Eight lawsuit. Brandon Vogel and Gary Barnett chat return to play and a re-vote by the Big Ten. Sporting News CFB insider Bill Bender discuses the weeks events around the Big Ten.
Football and Wings
Nebraska Football ⋅ 21 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Schmidt and Elijah check the rumor mill on an earlier fall start for the Big Ten. Mike Babcock talks pigskin while Jay Moore clues us in from his sit down with Bill Moos.  ESPN’s Brad Edwards ponders how many wings he can crush and if Ohio State is still a title contender.
Political Football
Nebraska Football ⋅ 22 days ago by Chris Schmidt
The President had a sit down with the Commish. Schmidt and Damon make sense of a wild day of rumors and hope for October football. Board of Trustees member at PSU Jay Paterno checks in on his new book and the climate around the Big Ten.  Mitch Sherman and Jacob Padilla talk football and hoops.
Majority Rules?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 23 days ago by Chris Schmidt
The Big Ten responded to the Husker Eight Monday and we learned of the vote, 11-3. Schmidt and Elijah react and try and figure out what’s next with the prospect of football. Attorney Vince Powers checks in with legal insight. Bill Doleman also joins and it’s another Monday with Charlie McBride.
 
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