Reporter - Sports
Dirk writes stories and columns about Husker football in addition to covering general assignments and enterprise for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @dirkchatelain. Phone: 402-444-1062.
So how do you rank one-score losses? Dirk Chatelain could do it several ways. But if our measurement is pain, then let’s focus on two factors: what a victory would’ve meant and unbelievability.
The agony of following Nebraska football isn’t just seeing the Huskers lose games in innovative ways. It’s feeling like a fool for expecting change, writes Dirk Chatelain.
Adrian Martinez is a fascinating case study for narratives, Dirk Chatelain writes. But his career keeps taking unpredictable turns, so it’s wise to enter every Saturday with an open mind.
Brian Forbes found a way to channel his stress and soothe his mental scar tissue. An obsession. A mission: He wanted to be one of the few people in the world to bench-press 1,000 pounds.
Forward progress. It can refer to the decisive Adrian Martinez fumble, writes Dirk Chatelain, or — believe it or not — it can refer to what the Husker football program showed Saturday.
A year after his death, more than 100 friends and family honored Gale Sayers on Friday at Salem Baptist Church, highlighting his remarkable athletic career and the lives he influenced.