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.
Palkert out
12 hrs ago by Mike Babcock
Tom's Time: Redwine Opens 1980 Season on a Tear
Tom Osborne thought Jarvis Redwine was the Huskers' best Heisman candidate since Johnny Rodgers going into the 1980 season. He did nothing to dispel that notion over the first three games.
Four Husker Pitchers Scheduled to Make First Nebraska Start in Arizona
Nebraska heads to Tempe, Arizona, for four games in the Husker Classic with plenty to prove on the mound.
Tom's Time: QB Quinn and the Option Offense to Come
A Nebraska quarterback hadn't rushed for 100 yards in 15 years prior to Jeff Quinn hitting the mark against Utah State in the 1979 season opener. It was a sign of things to come for the Huskers' offense.
More recognition for Alvarado
8 days ago by Mike Babcock
Big Ten baseball lacks respect
14 days ago by Mike Babcock
Tom's Time: The Huskers Get Tricky in 1979
Nebraska Football ∙ 14 days ago by Mike Babcock
Expectations were sky-high for Nebraska in 1979, a season that brought the debut of the fumbleroosky and a few other tricks in the bowl game.
Schreiber Has 'Something to Prove' in 2018
Nebraska Baseball ∙ 19 days ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska's Scott Schreiber had a chance to play professional baseball after 2017, but he says he still has plenty to prove at the college level in 2018.
Tom's Time: Nebraska's Coming Attractions Go to Laramie
Nebraska Football ∙ 21 days ago by Mike Babcock
Five days before the 1979 Huskers kicked off their season, the Nebraska freshmen-jayvee team, led by first-year coach Frank Solich, went to Wyoming and provided a preview of coming attractions.
Huskers Start Year with Rotation in Mind, Identity Still in Development
Nebraska Baseball ∙ 24 days ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska baseball coach Darin Erstad talks about the Huskers' rotation, some holes to fill and what sort of identity he hopes his team develops in 2018.
Gill Chooses Scarlet over Crimson
Editor Mike Babcock revisits the high-profile recruitment of quarterback Turner Gill.
Tom's Time: Osborne Takes a Long Look at the Colorado Job
Nebraska Football ∙ 27 days ago by Mike Babcock
Colorado offered to triple Tom Osborne's salary, and the Nebraska head coach took a long look at the job. Here's why he remained in Lincoln.
Remembering the Most Notable Buzzer-Beaters in Nebraska History
James Palmer Jr.'s last-second 3 to beat Illinois took Mike Babcock back to the NU Coliseum and Nebraska's buzzer-beater against No. 1 Michigan in 1964 as well as a few other stops along the way.
Tom's Time: A Loss to Missouri and an Unwanted Rematch
Nebraska was poised to play for a national title in 1978. All the Huskers had to do was beat Missouri. When they didn't, Oklahoma awaited in the Orange Bowl.
Huskers Falter Against Alabama with a Title on the Line
Bob Devaney and Bear Bryant's teams played one another three times. The first, following the 1965 season, ended up being a title game, though it didn't look that way entering the day.
Tom' Time: Osborne Gets on the Board Against Oklahoma
Was the 1978 Oklahoma team Barry Switzer's best? He thought so, but the Sooners couldn't overcome the Huskers (and fumbles) as Tom Osborne finally snapped his Sooner losing streak.
A List of Huskers Who Left Early for the NFL Draft
For a school with as good a draft history as Nebraska has, the program hasn't had that many early departures. Mike Babcock updates the all-time list.
Tom's Time: Shutting Out the Cyclones in '78
Iowa State took a two-game winning streak into its game with Nebraska in 1978. The Huskers responded with a shutout, the start of a 14-game winning streak in the series.
Throwback Thursday: A Bounce Pass Against Boomer Sooner
Dave Rimington didn't think Nebraska should run the "bounceroosky" against Oklahoma in 1982. Tom Osborne thought differently and one of the most memorable plays in Husker history was the result.
Tom's Time: Hipp Highlights Nebraska as a Walk-On Haven
Nebraska's walk-on tradition is long, but the rise of I-back I.M. Hipp, a walk-on from South Carolina, may have been the moment it started getting national attention.
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