Mike Babcock
Editor
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.
Tom's Time: Klein Kicks It in Columbia
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Mike Babcock
Dale Klein kicked Nebraska to a win at Missouri with seven field goals as the Huskers climbed back up the rankings in 1985. As usual, a shot at the national title that season went through Oklahoma.
Tom's Time: 1985 Class Brings Top Talent and the 'Sandman' to Lincoln
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska scored a win before the 1985 season even started with a recruiting haul that included players who would go on to become all-time Husker greats.
Tom's Time: How Do You Follow the Scoring Explosion?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Mike Babcock
Hail Varsity editor Mike Babcock continues he's look back at the life of Tom Osborne. We pick up the story in 1984 as the Huskers try to follow up one of the most memorable teams in school history.
Feldman's Freaks
1 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Calling Canton: One Woman's Push to Put Roger Craig in the Hall of Fame
When she found out Roger Craig wasn't in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, one woman, dealing with cancer treatment, took up the case to get the former Husker enshrined
Husker Tradition Present in Will Bolt's Introductory Press Conference
Will Bolt was formally introduced as Nebraska’s 24th head baseball coach on Thursday. For Mike Babcock, he saw a lot of Husker tradition in Bolt's welcome home.
Huskers' Colby Gomes Earns Freshman All-America Honors
Nebraska pitcher and first baseman Colby Gomes earned first-team freshman All-America honors from the NCBWA.
For Nebraska's Darin Erstad, It Was Always Family First
Darin Erstad decided to step away from Nebraska baseball to focus on his family. Hail Varsity editor Mike Babcock writes that that focus has been evident in Erstad for a long time.
Nate Fisher Doesn't Mind Being A "Dog," as Long as Nebraska's Winning
Nebraska will need Nate Fisher's "dog" mentality when he pitches in the Big Ten Tournament his week in Omaha—and, the Huskers are hoping, in an NCAA regional after that.
Take me out to the ballgame
3 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Three Takeaways From Nebraska's Series Win Over Arizona State
3 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Three Takeaways From Nebraska's Series Win Over Arizona State
Nebraska last won a series in mid-April, sweeping Penn State. That changed in mid-May, with a big series win over Arizona State.
Huskers Battle Back with 2-1 Win Over Arizona State
3 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Huskers Battle Back with 2-1 Win Over Arizona State
A day after Arizona State hammered the Huskers, Nebraska evened the series with a 2-1 win at Hawks Field.
Husker Attic: Commemorative Nebraska Tractor
There’s a lot of great Husker memorabilia out there. Husker Attic is how we’ve showcased those vintage finds in every issue of Hail Varsity since our very first one.
Husker Attic: Commemorative Nebraska Tractor
4 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Husker Attic: Johnny Rodgers Heisman Collection Starting Lineup
There’s a lot of great Husker memorabilia out there. Husker Attic is how we’ve showcased those vintage finds in every issue of Hail Varsity since our very first one.
Husker Attic: Johnny Rodgers Heisman Collection Starting Lineup
4 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Baseball Writers poll
4 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Husker Attic: 1959 Nebraska-Oklahoma Goal Post Paperweight
There’s a lot of great Husker memorabilia out there. Husker Attic is how we’ve showcased those vintage finds in every issue of Hail Varsity since our very first one.
 
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