New Books Give Husker Fans More from their Favorite Teams

From fan confessions to championship reflections, two new editions highlight the ups and downs of being a Husker fan.


Steve Smith immerses readers in the mad, mad world of Husker football fandom in Forever Red: More Confessions of a Husker Fan. Revised, updated, and expanded from the 2005 edition, Smith includes a new afterword to bring his much-beloved sports history up to the dawn of the Scott Frost era.

A reviewer in the Lincoln Journal Star wrote that the book is “a perfect blend of humor and insightful commentary.”

Fans of UNL’s women’s volleyball team will not be disappointed with Coach Cook’s new edition of Dream Like a Champion: Wins, Losses, and Leadership the Nebraska Volleyball Way which includes a new chapter on the 2017 NCAA Championship Season. Along with Brandon Vogel, editor of Hail Varsity Magazine, Cook shares the philosophy behind Nebraska’s culture of success and reveals how he’s had to learn, evolve, and be coached himself.


“John Cook has accomplished nearly everything a volleyball coach can achieve,” said Tom Osborne, former Huskers football coach and athletic director. “He has done this not by focusing just on recruiting great players or the physical skills of his players. In Dream Like a Champion John reveals his relentless quest for better team chemistry, improving communication skills, proper goal setting, and attention to detail—which together result in peak performance.”

Both new editions are now available in paperback this month. Go Big Red!

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