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.
Tom's Time: Huskers Learn How to Rally Against Holtz's Wolfpack
Nebraska has only faced North Carolina State twice, the last coming in Tom Osborne's second game as head coach.
Huskers Nearly Hosted Back-to-Back Top-10 Teams in 1992
Nebraska's Wisconsin-Ohio State swing in 2017, with both teams ranked in the top 10, is unprecedented, but consecutive visits from Colorado and Kansas in 1992 were close. The Huskers outscored those two opponents 101-14.
Tom's Time: Osborne Nabs Top-10 Win in Coaching Debut
Nebraska was about a 10-point favorite in Tom Osborne's coaching debut in 1973, but the Huskers left little doubt in a 40-13 win over 10th-ranked UCLA.
Throwback Thursday: Huskers' 97 Title Trek Gets Going in Washington
Nebraska Football ∙ 12 days ago by Mike Babcock
After two games in 1997, captain Grant Wistrom wondered if they were as good as they thought they were. There were no such questions after beating No. 3 Washington in Seattle
Tom's Time: Devaney Selects His Successor
Nebraska Football ∙ 14 days ago by Mike Babcock
We know who Bob Devaney picked to take over at Nebraska, but in the latest Tom's Time Mike Babcocks dives in to just how many other options the Huskers had following Devaney's retirement.
For Huskers' O-Line, NIU Was the Turning Point, Wisconsin is the Test
Nebraska's offensive line was forced to confront a painful fact after losing to Northern Illinois and the Huskers have been better up front since then.
Rimington and Others Lay Groundwork for 'Pipeline' to Come
Nebraska Football ∙ 19 days ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska's mid-1990s offensive lines got the good nickname, but the lines of the early-1980s, which included new interim AD Dave Rimington, were plenty powerful, too.
Tom's Time: Osborne Finds an Edge in Epley
Nebraska Football ∙ 21 days ago by Mike Babcock
In this week's look back at the career of Tom Osborne, Mike Babcock revisits the pioneering decision to invest in Boyd Epley and the field of strength and conditioning.
Throwback Thursday: Huskers 'Pulverize' Rutgers at the Polo Grounds
Nebraska Football ∙ 26 days ago by Mike Babcock
In this week's Throwback Thursday, Mike Babcock revisits Nebraska's east-coast swing in 1920. The Huskers faced Rutgers and Penn State.
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26 days ago by Mike Babcock
Tom's Time: Osborne Plants Recruiting Roots in California
Nebraska Football ∙ 28 days ago by Mike Babcock
In his latest look back at the career of Tom Osborne, editor Mike Babcock tells the story of some of Nebraska's earliest recruits from California.
29 days ago by Mike Babcock
A Great Year from Gerry Gdowski Prompts Redshirt Regret
Tom Osborne said Gerry Gdowski "played as well as any quarterback" he'd had at Nebraska. The only negative? Another year of him leading the offense would've been even better.
Tom's Time: Air Osborne
Tom Osborne is known for his power-run prowess, but when he redesigned Devaney's offense he turned the Huskers into one of the Big Eight's most potent passing teams.
Throwback Thursday: Redwine Makes His Point Against OU in '80
Freshman wide receiver JD Spielman got away with pointing during a touchdown last week. I-back Jarvis Redwine wasn't so lucky against Oklahoma in 1980.
Red on the road
1 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Huskers Begin Chase for Another Big Ten Title
Nebraska baseball returned to the diamond this week. Coach Darin Erstad offered his impressions of the season ahead.
Tom's Time: To Teach or To Coach?
Tom Osborne interviewed for numerous jobs, Texas Tech and South Dakota included, and turned down a career in academics before reluctantly taking the Nebraska job.
1 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Throwback Thursday: Huskers Blitz Penn State in '83
In this week's Throwback Thursday, Mike Babcock revisits Nebraska's 44-6 win over Penn State in the 1983 Kickoff Classic.
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