BEATRICE, NE — Flood Communications is giving southeast Nebraskans the inside scoop on Husker football.
News Channel Nebraska, KWBE and Ol’ Red 99-5 host weekly Husker Insight Luncheons at Classics Restaurant in Beatrice. HuskerOnline.com's Sean Callahan and the Lincoln Journal Star’s Steve Sipple alternate weeks as guest speakers. Sipple says the popularity of the event demonstrates the loyalty of Husker fans.
“To me, it’s incredible. (Husker fans) are obviously very intensely loyal," Sipple said. "This is part of the fabric of our state.”
Callahan and Sipple give thoughts on the previous week’s game and preview the upcoming matchup before taking questions from the audience. That segment benefits both sides.
“I want to know what the fans are thinking," Sipple said. "I need to hear those questions. I need to see response to what I’m saying, I can’t tell you how much it helps me writing.”
Tickets are $15. Lunch and the behind the scenes stories are included.
As far as his thoughts on the team, Sipple says he likes that Scott Frost says success will start with the pipeline and blackshirts.
“So far it’s been a little bit of a mixed bag in both those areas," Sipple said. "But there’s promise there. I just like the premise and I like that mission statement that he has. It’s gotta start up front on offense.”
The luncheons are at noon every Wednesday before a Husker game.