Four More Stops on HSN Summer Road Show


Rhonda Revelle and Darin Erstad will be guests Thursday in Grand Island.

By Randy York

If you missed Huskers’ Sports Nightly (HSN) featuring Shawn Eichorst, Tim Miles and Mark Manning in Scottsbluff Monday night, don’t worry.  Just be happy that the program’s Summer Road Show makes four more statewide stops this week – tonight in Broken Bow, Wednesday night in Holdrege, Thursday night in Grand Island and Friday night in Nebraska City.  Every 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. CT show will be carried live on the Huskers’ Sports Network’s affiliates and include a free audio stream on, plus a free video stream with a link that will be tweeted on the afternoon of each show.

Greg Sharpe and Ben McLaughlin will host special guests Brenden Stai and Mike Babcock on Tuesday night’s show at the One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow.  Stai was a First-Team All-America offensive lineman on Nebraska’s 1994 national championship team before going on to play five years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and one season each at Jacksonville, Detroit and Washington.  Babcock, editor of Hail Varsity Magazine, is considered Nebraska’s No. 1 football historian.


Video: Taylor Throws for 5 TDs in #2 NU’s 42-33 Win over #3 UCLA

Analyst Steve Taylor an All-American Quarterback

McLaughlin will team with Lane Grindle for Wednesday night’s road show at the Holdrege Country Club.  The night’s special guest is Steve Taylor, a multiple Nebraska All-America quarterback who now assists on HSN’s football coverage.  Taylor was named the Most Valuable Player of Nebraska’s 30-15 victory over LSU in the 1987 Sugar Bowl, a win that solidified Nebraska’s finish in the final top five of both national polls.  Taylor was the only player to score a touchdown in Nebraska’s 7-3 victory over Oklahoma in 1988, a win that snapped the Sooners’ 31-game Big Eight win streak and helped the Huskers earn an outright Big Eight title and Orange Bowl berth for the first time in five years. 

Grindle and McLaughlin also will host Thursday night’s show at Bandits in Grand Island, where Nebraska Baseball Coach Darin Erstad and Husker Softball Coach Rhonda Revelle will be special guests.  The Huskers’ two head coaches share what they believe is the nation’s best collegiate indoor facility – the Alex Gordon Training Complex.

The week’s Summer Road Show will end Friday at The End Zone in Nebraska City with McLaughlin teaming up with Matt Coatney, the voice of Nebraska women’s basketball, and John Baylor, the voice of Husker volleyball.  Nebraska City’s KNCY-FM will become a 2015 affiliate for football.  Friday’s focus will be on nationally prominent Nebraska programs coached by John Cook and Connie Yori.

Eichorst, Nebraska’s Director of Athletics, joined Miles, the NU men’s basketball coach and Manning, the Huskers’ wrestling coach, at Scottsbluff’s historic Midwest Theater to kick off the 2014 Summer Road Show.  Here are some highlights of Monday’s show:

Audio: Shawn Eichorst on Football Game Day

Audio: Eichorst on Student-Athletes’ Summers

Audio: Nebraska’s Loyalty ‘as Good as it Gets’

Audio: Mark Manning on Scottsbluff’s Adams

Audio: Tim Miles on Alliance’s Mike Peltz

Audio: Miles, Manning on native South Dakota

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