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Stryker: If facts override fear, college stadiums should fill

7/1/20 | Tad Stryker
Fear certainly sells, and the Covid-19 pandemic has given the national media plenty of fuel to ramp up its fearmongering efforts. Unfortunately, the upcoming college athletic seasons, including football, could be disproportionately affected, unless decision-makers see through the one-sided narrative. I’m not surprised that the media report sensational-sounding raw numbers without context, but I’m disappointed in the scientific community for…

Husker Dan: Will There Be a College Football Season This Fall?

6/9/20 | Husker Dan
It's June and already the preseason college football magazines are appearing on shelves throughout the country.  And now that COVID 19 restrictions are being relaxed, amateur athletes from all over the nation have been resuming workouts at their respective colleges, universities and high schools.  Yes, social distancing measures are still being required, but the idea of college football games taking…

Nebraska: Kordell’s Kryptonite

6/3/20 | J. Hudson
Colorado quarterback Kordell Stewart was a dual-threat dynamo — except when he faced Nebraska. The Big Red had a way of making "Slash" look like an under-prepared third-stringer. The Big Eight’s all-time total offense leader with 7,770 yards, Stewart earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior in 1994. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the second round of the 1995…

Degrees of Separation for Husker Fans

4/29/20 | David Max
I have always said that the six degrees of separation for Husker Fans is only three. I will start by sharing one experience I have had recently. Donna and I were sitting at the bar in our favorite restaurant in Elk Grove last year waiting for our dinner table with our daughter Crystal and son in law Andy. Andy was…

Watch: Virtual Spring Game 2020

4/18/20 | HuskerMax
You can watch or rewatch the 2020 Nebraska football virtual spring game and associated features below, plus check out coverage of the online event.   • Omaha World Herald | Eric Crouch leads fourth-quarter comeback for White team in Nebraska's virtual spring game • Hail Varsity | Five Thoughts on a Dramatic, Entertaining (Virtual) Husker Spring Game • Hail Varsity…

1918: War, influenza and football

3/16/20 | J. Hudson
A timeline of the 1918 Nebraska Cornhuskers' season and the challenges caused by war and pandemic.• Back: Cypreanson, Hoyt, Dana, M. Munn, Ross, Schissler. • Middle: Kline, Jobes, Lantz, Reynolds, Dobson, Lanphere. • Front: Lyman, W. Munn, Schellenberg, Swanson, Hubka, Howarth, Newman, Best.  Running a college football program during a major war is a challenge enough. Calls to duty send…

Crouch elected to Hall of Fame

3/11/20 | HuskerMax
Former Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch, the 2001 Heisman Trophy winner, was announced Wednesday as one of 17 players who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December. Coverage • Huskers.com | Crouch Selected for College Football Hall of Fame • National Football Foundation | NFF Announces Storied 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class • Lincoln…

We’re Back, Baby!

9/20/19 | Ryan Tweedy
We’re back, baby! I mean that in two ways. First, and most importantly, the Big Red Cobcast is back to writing these weekly articles (along with sharing our immediate post-game Facebook Live chats). You’re welcome. Secondly, Nebraska is clearly back to being a national title contender. Bring Lee Corso’s mummified corpse to Lincoln in 12 days. Tell Kirk Herbstreit and…

Join the BigRedMax Wine Club

5/6/19 | David Max
Since moving to northern California in January of 2018, I have made friends with several local winery owners. They would like to give special offers to the readers of HuskerMax. Here is how it works. All you need to do is fill out the form below with your first and last name, email address and your zip code. You also have…
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