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.
Huskers Fall to 0-2 In-State with Omaha Loss
Nebraska dropped its second game in as many days, falling behind Omaha early and having its rally come up just short.
Nebraska's 'Broken Record' Still Broken in Loss to K-State
Familiar woes, and a familiar foe, haunted Nebraska Tuesday night as the Huskers fell 4-3 to Kansas State, the Wildcats' first win in nine games.
Tom's Time: QB Turner Gill Gets His Shot
Nebraska fans wanted to see Turner Gill as the starter. Even the quarterbacks ahead of him knew it in 1981. Four games in, Gill got his shot.
Huskers Earn Doubleheader Split with Iowa
Nebraska Baseball ∙ 12 days ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska bounced back from a 7-1 loss early on Friday with a 10-4 win in the nightcap behind a pair of home runs from Angelo Altavilla.
Husker baseball this weekend, changes
14 days ago by Mike Babcock
Tom's Time: Blackshirts Break Auburn's Wishbone
Nebraska Football ∙ 14 days ago by Mike Babcock
Things were testy on a rainy day in Lincoln. Nebraska, already 1-2 to start the season, trailed Auburn at halftime. With uncertainty at quarterback, it feel to the defense to help the Huskers pull through.
16 days ago by Mike Babcock
Schreiber's Bat Stays Hot as Huskers Hope to End Cold Spell
Nebraska Baseball ∙ 20 days ago by Mike Babcock
Chilly temperatures likely await Nebraska as it heads to East Lansing for a series with Michigan State, but the Huskers hope to heat up anyway.
Tom's Time: Huskers Exact Revenge on Seminoles
Nebraska Football ∙ 22 days ago by Mike Babcock
After knocking off Nebraska in Lincoln in 1980, Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden said the Huskers will "kill us" in 1981. He was right.
No baseball
23 days ago by Mike Babcock
Travis Hill
26 days ago by Mike Babcock
Huskers Hope to End 'Rough Stretch' at Ohio State
Nebraska Baseball ∙ 27 days ago by Mike Babcock
Times have been tough for Nebraska baseball of late. The opposite is true for Ohio State as the two teams prepare for a three-game series in Columbus.
Dave Humm
28 days ago by Mike Babcock
Tom's Time: Blackshirts as Billed, Still Not Enough Against Iowa in 1981
Nebraska Football ∙ 29 days ago by Mike Babcock
The start of the 1981 season brought some change to Nebraska's defensive staff. It didn't hurt the Huskers in the season-opener against Iowa, but the offense did.
Husker Bats Quiet as Minnesota Takes Series
Nebraska pitched well enough to beat Minnesota on Sunday. Hitting? That was another story as the Gophers took home a 2-0 win and two-of-three games from the Huskers.
Nebraska Bounces Back with Fast Start Against Minnesota
The Huskers jumped out to a 4-0 lead on their way to an 8-2 win behind two home runs from Scott Schreiber.
Husker baseball
1 mo ago by Mike Babcock
Walks Pile Up, Huskers Go Down Against Gophers
Starting pitcher Luis Alvarado matched his season total for walks in five-plus innings against Minnesota as Nebraska dropped the series-opener 5-1.
No Time to Help the Opposition as Gophers Come to Town
Minnesota, fresh off a series win at TCU, comes to Lincoln this weekend for a three-game series.
Tom's Time: A Preview of the Scoring Explosion to Come
The nearly 1,200 fans at Omaha's Al Caniglia Field in 1980 got a preview of Gill-to-Fryar before it became a fixture in Lincoln.
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