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: Rout of Rams Sets Up an Early Turning Point in 1991
Nebraska Football ⋅ 1 day ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska had no trouble with Colorado State in the second game of the 1991 season setting up what one Husker said was the game that "is going to determine our season, where we’re going to go, what Nebraska is made of."
Nebraska Got Off to a Blistering Start in '99 Despite Being a 'Year Away'
Nebraska Baseball ⋅ 2 days ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska Baseball was expected to be "two years away, a year away," in 1999 but a blistering start accelerated the timeline. Mike Babcock returns to that season for our continuing look back at the Huskers' rise to CWS contenders.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Nebraska's College World Series Years
Nebraska Baseball ⋅ 4 days ago by Mike Babcock
With no Nebraska baseball for the remainder of the spring, Mike Babcock is taking a look back at what could be considered the Huskers' glory days in a multi-part series.
Husker Attic: The Saga of Big Red
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Mike Babcock
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.
Tom's Time: 44 First Downs, 787 Yards and McCant Gets His Chance
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska amassed record-setting numbers in its season-opening win over Utah State in 1991, but there was also some general angst as well as uncertainty for the Huskers at quarterback.
Husker Attic: Go Big Red Cookbook
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Mike Babcock
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: 1997 National Championship Ball
Nebraska Football ⋅ 20 days ago by Mike Babcock
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.
Huskers Complete Two-Game Sweep of Northern Colorado
Nebraska Baseball ⋅ 23 days ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska won a tight one on Tuesday before the bats broke open Wednesday's 8-1 win early.
Huskers Take Three of Four from Columbia to Open Home Stand
Nebraska Baseball ⋅ 26 days ago by Mike Babcock
Nebraska baseball piled up the hits on Sunday and took three of four games from Columbia in the Huskers' first home series of the season.
Husker Attic: 1995 Orange Bowl Cap
Nebraska Football ⋅ 27 days ago by Mike Babcock
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.
Huskers Hoping for a Lion's Share from Columbia This Weekend
Nebraska Baseball ⋅ 29 days ago by Mike Babcock
With a few different breaks Nebraska baseball could be 4-5, "maybe 5-4," head coach Will Bolt said. That the Huskers aren't only underscores the importance of this weekend' series hosting Columbia.
Husker Bats Come Through to Avoid Arizona State Sweep
The third game of the Nebraska-Arizona State series started much like the first two. Then the Huskers exploded for six runs in the third on their way to an 18-10 win.
Husker Attic: Bob Devaney Decanter
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.
'No Panic' as Huskers Head to No. 11 Arizona State
Nebraska enters a weekend series against No. 11 Arizona State on five-game losing streak, but shortstop Spencer Schwellenbach said there's "no panic button at all" for the Huskers.
A Few Things Take Shape Despite Five-Game Skid for Nebraska Baseball
Nebraska's 1-5 through six games, six games in which it led. Despite the skid, a few things are taking shape for the Huskers.
Husker Attic: 1978 Autographed Football
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.
Huskers Head to San Diego Seeking More of the 'Best Pitch in Baseball'
Opposing hitters batted .150 against Nebraska in its opening series of the season according to head coach Will Bolt. His Huskers are remaining mindful of that as they head to San Diego for three more games.
Huskers Go 1-2 at Baylor to Open the Will Bolt Era
The Will Bolt era at Nebraska got off to fast start in the season opener, but Baylor bounced back to take two-of-three from the Huskers.
Husker Attic: 1992 Coca-Cola Bowl Program from Japan
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.
Rotation Settled, Huskers Hungry for the Start of a New Season
Nebraska has its new pitching rotation set, for now, as the Huskers open the season this weekend at Baylor.
 
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