Mike Babcock
Mike is in his 40th year covering Husker athletics, after seven years of community-college teaching. He has written and edited a dozen books, all on Nebraska football except one, a brief history of Husker basketball. He previously wrote for the Lincoln Journal and Star and Huskers Illustrated. He enjoys music, from the Grateful Dead and Jack Johnson to Van Morrison, Bob Wills, Glenn Miller and pretty much anyone else.
Nebraska's All-Time All-Iowa Team
Who are the greatest Huskers ever who maybe could've been Hawkeyes or Cyclones? Mike Babcock counts down the top 10 Nebraska players from Iowa.
Tom's Time: An Option Runner Before an Option Caller
In a new recurring feature, Mike Babcock takes a closer look at the life of Tom Osborne. First up, Osborne's time as an option quarterback at Hastings College.
Throwback Thursday: Nebraska's Centers of Attention
Mike Babcock takes a look at the Huskers' storied history at center in this week's Throwback Thursday.
Conrad Finding Familiarity at Center
Nebraska Football ∙ 10 days ago by Mike Babcock
Cole Conrad is still somewhat new to the center position, but the junior said an offseason of work in the middle of the offensive line has made a "night and day" difference.
It's on the line
27 days ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska's All-Time All-Ohio Team
One of only two Huskers to have his number permanently retired tops the list, but it's a closer race than you might think between the top two ever from Ohio.
Nebraska's All-Time All-Dakotas Team
The Dakotas haven't produced a ton of scholarship recruits at Nebraska, but they have produced more All-Americans than you might remember.
Nebraska's All-Time New Jersey Team
Nebraska has only seen 33 scholarship players come to Lincoln from New Jersey in the last 45 years, but among them are some of the greatest players in team history. Here is Mike Babcock's top 10.
Nebraska's All-Time Louisiana Team
Nebraska's rosters have had a heavy Cajun flavor over the last few years as the Huskers have found a lot of success recruiting in Louisiana. Here are the top 10 Huskers to hail from the Pelican State.
Top Five Texans
1 mo ago by Mike Babcock
The Magnificent 8
Bob Devaney's 1964 Huskers featured a close group of eight black players who helped pave the way for the diverse teams of today.
Nebraska's All-Time All-Florida Team
The Huskers' history with linemen from the Sunshine State isn't long enough for a full starting-22, but the top 10 Nebraska players from Florida is still an impressive list.
Nebraska's All-Time All-California Team
The Huskers have a deep history with players from California. Here are the best Nebraska's had from the Golden State.
Nebraska's All-Time All-Texas Team
Who are the greatest Huskers from the Lone Star State? Editor Mike Babcock gives you a starting 22 plus two specialists made up of the best Nebraska's had from Texas.
What are the greatest plays in Husker history?
2 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Meyers Earns Third-Team All-America Honors
Nebraska pitcher and outfielder Jake Meyers is one of two Big Ten players to be named an All-American by Baseball News.
Huskers Go Two-and-Out in NCAA Regional, Again
For the second consecutive year Nebraska's NCAA Tournament ended after two games as the Huskers fell to Holy Cross 7-4 in Corvallis, Oregon.
Huskers Frustrated by Yale's Politz, Now Face Elimination Game
Bulldogs pitcher Scott Politz allowed one run over nine innings, and Nebraska Coach Darin Erstad said the Huskers were "out-competed" in their NCAA Tournament opener.
First Up, Yale; No Looking Beyond That for Huskers
The Huskers share a regional with the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, but Nebraska remains focused on the task at hand -- a tournament-opening win over Yale.
Travel Companions But Competitors on the Field
Three teams -- Holy Cross, Nebraska and Yale -- one plane and NCAA tournament baseball on tap in Oregon.
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