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Cody Nagel

Sports Journalist at Enid News & Eagle (November 2018)

Location icon United States

Past Employers:
Stillwater News Press — August 2018 : November 2018
Hail Varsity — September 2017 : May 2018
The Voice News — May 2017 : September 2017
Omaha World-Herald — August 2016 : December 2016
Daily Nebraskan — January 2015 : May 2017

Awards: 2019 Hearst Sports Writing (1st), 2018 Hearst Sports Writing (10th); 2017 Hearst Sports Writing (T-1st); Nebraska Publications Board: First Place Sports Feature; Daily Nebraskan Story of the Semester


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Hail Varsity
Why Are Female Athletes Some of the Best Students on Campus?

Kelly Hunter - two-time National Champion, All-American setter, National Player of the Year in 2017 - started a typical day as an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the season at 7:30 a.m. with a workout. Then classes. Next, lunch. If there was time before practice, she'd try and take a quick nap.

Hail Varsity
How Does Scott Frost's Profile Stack Up Against Previous P5 Hires?

With the announced firing of Nebraska football coach Mike Riley on Saturday, the Huskers are officially riding the Coaching Carousel. There are a handful of rumored candidates for the open position, but none more popular than current Central Florida head coach, and Nebraska alum, Scott Frost.

Hail Varsity
Keep it Under 40

Mike Riley's teams, including stints at Nebraska and Oregon State, have won just two of the last 20 games in which they attempted more than 40 passes. Northwestern comes to Lincoln Saturday poised the challenge the Huskers to prove they can run it.

Hail Varsity
Huskers' Defensive Efficiency is Dismal Right Now

Ohio State scored a touchdown on each of its first eight drives Saturday night against Nebraska. The Buckeyes offense totaled 41 first downs, four shy of the NCAA record set by Texas Tech in 2003. With 5.9 yards per rush and 9.1 per pass attempt, it racked up 633 yards of total offense.

Hail Varsity
Huskers' Good Plays Are Bigger in 2017, But Efficiency Still Lags

It is pretty obvious Nebraska's offense has been less successful this season compared to the previous two under coach Mike Riley, something not many anticipated. Through six games in 2017, the Huskers' offense has a success rate of 40.14 percent. At this same point last season, it had a 48.53 success rate, more than eight percentage points higher.

Hail Varsity
Huskers Seeing Declining Returns in the Screen Game

Screen passes have been responsible for a decent portion of Nebraska's passing game since coach Mike Riley and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf arrived in Lincoln, but the numbers of attempts are steadily decreasing. In 2015, nearly 18 percent of the Huskers total pass attempts were screens plays.


The Map of Nowhere
Fourth Down

It's early spring and the middle of calving season. Six miles west of Harrisburg, Brady, 24, and his dad, Joel Cross, 57, load a tagging kit into a Chevrolet flatbed truck. Joel drives through several herds of cattle in a pasture west of his house, looking for untagged newborn calves.

The Daily Nebraskan
After diplomatic issues, former Huskers compete on Team USA in Iran

On Feb. 3, a ringing phone awakened Jordan Burroughs early in the morning. Half asleep, he answered. The coaches told Burroughs, Green and the other 11 wrestlers to continue training. There was still a possibility the team could go. "At that point we knew we could go," Burroughs said.

Hail Varsity
Parting the Sea of Red

The following story by Cody Nagel appeared in Volume 6 Issue 12 of Hail Varsity, and was recently accounced as a top-10 winner in sports writing in the 58th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program.

Profiles / Gamers
NOC Enid's Monique Tramble overcomes potential life-changing mistake

ENID - Monique Tramble is the fuel that ignites and combusts the efficient engine that is the Lady Jets' offense. When the Northern Oklahoma College Enid speedy sophomore guard is sprinting down the hardwood in transition, she is constantly three steps ahead of everyone else, anticipating the moves of the defenders and finding the slim gaps to execute the perfect assist to her teammates, whether it's a lay-in or a 3-pointer from the corner.
NOC Enid's Romio Harvey working hard to get to next level

Romio Harvey doesn't shy away from putting forth an extra effort. The Northern Oklahoma College Enid guard understands that is what it's going to take if he wants to fulfill his dream of playing professional basketball someday. "That's something I have to do to try and be the best that I can be," he said.

Hail Varsity
Teammates Again, White and Renteria Continue to Push One Another

Two years ago, Isaiah White and Jason Renteria were teammates on the wrestling squad at Oak Park and River Forest (OPRF) High School in Chicago, Illinois. After a year apart, with Renteria finishing his senior season and White competing at Division II powerhouse Notre Dame College, the two recently completed another season on the same team, this time as Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Daily Nebraskan
Super Bowl 50 through the eyes of former Husker Clete Blakeman

Lady Gaga finished singing her two-minute and 20 second National Anthem at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, for Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. Inside the stadium were 71,088 fans who paid an average of $4,369 per ticket. With the 111.9 million people who watched it on TV, it was the third most-watched Super Bowl in history.

Daily Nebraskan
NU wrestler has gone fishin'

There's a saying in Tim Lambert's house back home that "everything is an adventure." When he isn't wrestling for Nebraska, he wants to be on the mat. When he isn't fishing, he wants to be outdoors. Tim has enjoyed fishing and wrestling equally ever since he was a kid.
Lady Jets claim first Region II title since 2014

SHAWNEE, Okla. - Two games and two losses into the season, head coach Scott Morris worried a long year was in store for him and the Lady Jets. "I genuinely, with every ounce of my being, believed that. It wasn't just a skeptic coach," he said.

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