ABOUT HUSKERS ILLUSTRATED
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Huskers Illustrated has been providing in-depth coverage of Nebraska athletics for more than 30 years. HI has evolved from one of the nation's premier collegiate sports publications to one of the most popular brands in local collegiate coverage.
The magazine publishes weekly during football season and monthly in the offseason. Our most popular edition is our annual football yearbook (prints 25,000 copies), which hits newsstands in early June. This 200-page publication is an instant collectable for Nebraska football fans.
In addition to our print publication, Huskers Illustrated has established itself as a local leader in media diversity. HI produces a two-hour, weekly radio show (also available as a podcast), a digital edition of the magazine (available on the iPad), has produced the most-visited Husker fan site on the web and boasts a rabid following through its social media channels.
Here's a look at our staff:
MIKE SCHAEFER, Staff Writer
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Mike Schaefer has covered Nebraska football for the past three seasons. He started covering the team as a beat reporter for The Daily Nebraskan in 2009, before taking on coverage for the Columbus Telegram in 2010 and now with HuskersIllustrated.com.
Schaefer is a 2010 graduate of UNL with a degree in news-editorial journalism. Schaefer covered Nebraska football, basketball and baseball at the Daily Nebraska. He served as an assistant sports editor during his senior year. After graduating, Schaefer worked at The Columbus Telegram as a prep sports writer and covered a variety of sporting events for the Lincoln Journal Star, The Advocate, NFL.com and the Scottsbluff Star-Herald.
A native of Columbus, Schaefer grew up following recruiting on the internet age. No longer content to lurk in the shadows, he joined HuskersIllustrated.com full-time as a recruiting writer in the fall of 2011, after working part-time as a contributing writer for the staff.
MICHAEL BRUNTZ, Staff Writer
Michael Bruntz is a 2006 graduate of UNL with a degree in news-editorial journalism. From 2003-06 he covered football for the Daily Nebraskan, while also covering baseball, men's basketball and serving a year as sports editor. Throughout college, he also covered University of Nebraska sports on a freelance basis for the Scottsbluff Star-Herald and Omaha World-Herald, where he interned in 2005. He has covered multiple College World Series, including Nebraska's most recent trip in 2005.
Michael is a native of Omaha and has lived in the Bay Area for the past 3 ½ years, working as a writer and editor at San Francisco State University and freelance writer and editor. He has covered professional golf tournaments, including the 2010 U.S. Open, and provided game day coverage of Oakland Raiders games that appeared on NFL.com.