Nebraska Authors

Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock, a freelance writer, covered Cornhusker football for twenty years, including seventeen at the Lincoln Journal Star and now as a contributing editor for Huskers Illustrated. He also writes a sports column for the Omaha-based entertainment weekly The Reader. He had some hands-on experience (of a sort) in the program, helping Gib Babcock, the equipment manager and his uncle, put red stripes on Cornhusker helmets in the late 1960s while he was a sophomore English major at the university.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Nebraska Football


University of Nebraska, Lincoln, MA
Chico State


Freelance Writer
Sports Columnist
Sports Reporter

Places Worked

Lincoln Jounal Star
Huskers Illustrated


Go Big Red: The Ulitimate Fan's Guide to Nebraska Cornhusker Football. 1998.
The Nebraska Football Legacy. 1995.
Stadium Stories: Nebraska Cornhuskers. 2004.
Colorful Tales of the Scarlet and Cream. 2004.
Heart of a Husker. 2006.
Tom Osborne on Leadership. 2012.

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