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.
Shovel Ready
Nebraska Football ⋅ 1 day ago by Chris Schmidt
Husker sports are set to open up in June. The weekend crew reacts to what’s ahead for the Big Red. Brandon Vogel and Gary Sharp talk health, football and The Last Dance. The rewind features ESPN’s Brad Edwards.
Echoes of Glory
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Chris has the day off so Elijah and Damon are taking over today's show. They react to the news that Nebraska athletes will return to campus on June 1st before talking with Jacob Padilla and Bill Doleman. Jake Cotton also joins for another segment of "Butch's World.”
Bayou Makeover?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Coach Bo spoke for a profile in Sports Illustrated. We check in with Gary Barnett on if Pelini can get another Power Five look. Bill Bender checks in on the latest developments in college football and Danny Burke reports from Vegas.
Pigskin Progress
Nebraska Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Chris Schmidt
The NCAA has spoken and we like what we heard. Football and team activities may resume shortly. Mike Babcock and Brad Edwards weigh in. We hear from Mike Schuchart on Tiger versus Phil and MLB pitcher Jake Diekman makes his first visit on Hail Varsity Radio.
Talking Walls
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Chris Schmidt
The Athletic's Mitch Sherman shares his thoughts on some of the most dominant college football teams of the last 50 years. Greg Smith has a huge recruiting update and on YouTube Tuesday, WR Brandon Kinnie joins the show to remember his three TD performance against Oklahoma State back in 2010.
Stepping Away
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Chris and Elijah are back to recap the last two episodes of "The Last Dance" and are again joined by Mike Reilley. The newest Husker punter, Daniel Cerni, also joins to discuss his upcoming move from Australia to Nebraska. Chalie McBride joins for a Blackshirt Monday segment.
Like We've Never Seen
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Brandon Vogel joins to help Chris price check his old pair of Jordans and Gary Sharp explains why the Huskers' wide receivers for the 2020 season are some of the best he's seen. We rewind with Bellevue West football coach Michael Huffman to talk about Betts and his journey to academic eligibility.
Safe Betts
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Chris Schmidt
The talented Bellevue West WR is in and Coach Huffman kicks off the Friday show to chat. Derek Peterson and Bill Doleman check in on the Last Dance and some Husker talk. Blackshirt Jay Moore pays a visit with some thoughts on recruiting and the potential Manning and Betts tag team.
Hit The Greens
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Danny Woodhead joins to compare Tom Brady and Jordan's intensity. Greg Smith is here to update you on the latest Husker recruits and the extended dead period. Brandon Vogel talks about all the logos he shaved into his head as a kid and Danny Burke is live from the fairway with Burke's Best Bets.
Jersey Bound
Nebraska Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Noah Vedral is headed to the Big Ten East as he lands with Rutgers. We hear from Coach Frost on a number of topics including college football 2020. Mike Babcock checks in on the Big Red and Brad Edwards discusses uniformity issues with the upcoming college football season.
Batter Up!
Nebraska Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Chris Schmidt
The Athletic's Mitch Sherman explains why Heinrich Haarberg might bring in some other recruits and Jacob Padilla explains Nebrasketball's newest commit Eduardo Andre. Lincoln Babe Ruth Commissioner Jim Hansen describes what youth baseball will look like this summer. YouTube Tuesday with Joel Wilks,
Play Ball
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Chris Schmidt and the Hail Varsity Radio crew talk about Gov. Pete Ricketts clearing the way for the return of youth baseball and softball. Doug Duda and Charlie McBride join the show to talk all things Husker and Mike Reilly discusses the two latest episodes of The Last Dance.
The Right Speed
Nebraska Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Chris Schmidt
The weekend crew checks in on if we’ll have fall ball this year. We talk production in the Big Ten with Brandon Vogel. Gary Sharp weighs in on Nebraska and metro recruiting and coach Gary Barnett is featured in the rewind.
Planting The Seed
Nebraska Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Welcome to Friday. The guys get into local recruiting with Greg Smith. Bill Doleman is in to talk Greek life and football and it’s concert number two with former Husker Jake Cotton.
Cracks in the Seams
Nebraska Football ⋅ 17 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Bill Bender and Brandon Vogel react to Nebraska recruits going out of state to play ball and Coach Gary Barnett warns what may happen to the NCAA post pandemic. Danny Burke shares his best bets on NFL futures and props following the schedule leaks.
Reality Check
Nebraska Football ⋅ 18 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Another Big Ten West recruiting battle doesn’t end with red. Schmidty and Elijah have some thoughts about Keagan Johnson heading to Iowa City. Mike Babcock chimes in on securing the state boarder and ESPN’s Brad Edwards chats offenses in college football.
Metro Momentum?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 19 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Mitch Sherman joins the show to talk in-state recruiting. BTN’s Gerry DiNardo is back to discuss recruiting during the pandemic and a possible start by the Big Ten. We wrap with YouTube Tuesday as Joe Ganz revisits 2008 Nebraska vs CU.
Trust the Tape
Nebraska Football ⋅ 20 days ago by Chris Schmidt
The Huskers now have an offer out to Kearney Cathloic QB Heinrich Haarberg. Greg Smith joins the show to give his take on the talented kid from Central Nebraska. We catch up with an old friend, Mike Reilley as he recounts his experiences covering Michael Jordan. Blackshirt McBride checks in.
Second Wave
Nebraska Football ⋅ 22 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Could Scott Frost have had an unluckier start to his coaching career at Nebraska? Brandon Vogel and Gary Sharp join in to figure out what happens to college football if another wave of COVID-19 hits campuses. We rewind with former Husker Assistant Coach Rick Kaczenski.
Visions of Canton
Nebraska Football ⋅ 23 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Elijah and Damon are filling in for Chris on the show today discussing which former Husker had the best NFL career. Derek Peterson joins to give some insight on the newest Husker football commit plus Bill Doleman and Jeff Smith join the show.
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