Brandon Vogel

Managing editor for Hail Varsity. Reader at large.


The Sad and Rapid Decline of the Ball Cap

On getting older and how to cover your head


Blame my father. He was a ball cap guy. He had, and still has, an entire…


Pride Without Pretense: The Texas BBQ Trail

It’s a little after 8 a.m. on Highway 142 in central Texas and the pick-up trucks keep pulling onto the shoulder of the road to let us pass. We…


No Question

Go to Nebraska or stay close to home? Go pro or stay in school? With a strong family behind him and a shot at history in front of him the usual questions…


Smith Hits it Perfect

Nebraska kicker Patrick Smith has the night of his life.


Story and photos originally published by Hail Varsity magazine.

Publications edited by Brandon Vogel

The best fans in college football deserve a magazine to match. The magazine for Husker Nation. http://hailvarsity.com


Jack’s Run

On sports, life, and why we do either.


Story and photos originally published by Hail Varsity magazine.


Football, Illustrated

ESPN elevated the conversation with its “Film Room” broadcast of the BCS National Championship Game.


The Sad and Rapid Decline of the Ball Cap

On getting older and how to cover your head


Blame my father. He was a ball cap guy. He had, and still has, an entire…


I Only Want to Read Reviews Written by Lou Reed

Restoring my faith in music criticism


Early 1990s, northwest corner of Nebraska.