Nebraska Spring Football Preview 2017

FADE IN: EXT. HAWKS CHAMPIONSHIP CENTER – DAY One hundred-plus hopefuls in red and white stretch on the green turf. It is cold and cloudy; not quite spring, but not winter either. Coaches in sweatshirts walk up and down the rows of players, saying hello again, cracking a joke, offering encouragement. A football season begins… Continue reading Nebraska Spring Football Preview 2017

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Does Nebraska Need A Rival?

The man leans against a post in downtown Chadron. He’s wearing the northwest Nebraska uniform for the month of November – insulated coveralls and a gimme seed cap. Even though this is in 1987, this is still more or less the northwest Nebraska uniform for the month of November. Some things never change. Others do.… Continue reading Does Nebraska Need A Rival?

A Sweet and Surreal Saturday Night

A young man, covered in head-to-toe bronze paint rode the long escalator down to the main floor of CenturyLink Center in Omaha on Saturday. He was a living Heisman Trophy on his way to somehow help salute retiring Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne. If you got within 10 feet of him you could smell the… Continue reading A Sweet and Surreal Saturday Night