Nebraska's Makayla Hipke is taking over the Honoring Legends. Building Leaders. Mobile Tour blog, Twitter account and YouTube page while the tour is in Lincoln.
Learn more about Makayla by watching her introductory video HERE and by reading her intro below:
"Hello, Big Ten nation! My name is Makayla Hipke, and I'm a senior Advertising and Public Relations major at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln. I'll be serving as the blogger for Nebraska's Homecoming game against Ohio State on October 8, 2011. I grew up on a farm 16 miles north of the tiny town of Stuart, Nebraska (pop. 620), right on the edge of the Nebraska Sandhills. I'm definitely a country girl at heart and you'll probably catch me using some "country-isms" in conversation more than a few times.
"I'm currently in my second year as a student worker in the Nebraska Athletic Media Relations office, where I serve as the sport contact for the Men's Gymnastics and Women's Tennis teams. When I'm not busy with work, I also serve as the Communications Chair for my sorority, Chi Omega, and do university-sponsored research through the UCARE program here at Nebraska.
"Nebraska is an extraordinary place because of the endless dedication and passion of our fanbase. Our school song says, "We all stick together in all kinds of weather for dear old Nebraska U," and nothing could be truer. I know I speak for Husker nation when I say we are so excited to welcome Big Ten fans to Lincoln and Memorial Stadium this fall, and show them what it really means to be a Husker. Just remember, there really is no place like Nebraska!"
At the end of the regular season, fans can vote for their favorite student blogger, and the winner will receive a trip to the Big Ten Football Championship Game or a Big Ten bowl game of their choice.
Take it away, Makayla!