Steve Banner

Steve Banner
Return to the Big Red Zone: Inside the Huskers’ Winning 2016 Season
After following and reporting on the Huskers’ disappointing 2015 season in his book “That Guy’s Wearing Red, Too!” the author was intrigued to see first-hand what the second year of Head Coach Mike Riley’s regime would bring for the proud Cornhusker program and its fans. Would the players bounce back from the Huskers’ first losing season since 2007? How would Senior Quarterback Tommy Armstrong respond during his second year under the Riley scheme? Did Riley have what it takes to make Nebraska great again? There was only one way to find out. Just as he had in 2015, the author witnessed and reported on every 2016 game from Opening Day through to Bowl Day either in person or at watch parties with expatriate Nebraska fans in different cities and states. In between football games he managed to travel to a number of towns in Nebraska where he talked with residents who reminisced about their favorite memories of living in Nebraska and following their Huskers. The result is a book that not only recounts the 2016 football season but also reveals that Nebraska fans are every bit as gracious in victory as they are in defeat.
That Guy’s Wearing Red, Too!: Exploring the State of Nebraska and its Unique Football Tradition
It’s Only A Bike Race – How Hard Can It Be?: Touring France with the Worlds’ Premier Cycling Endurance Event
Steve Banner (1956-) was born in Adelaide, Australia to a mother who was a teacher and a father who was an electrician. While at school, his favorite subject was French and he loved to play sports of all kinds. He eventually became a Telecom Technical Instructor and traveled the world in his career with extended stays in Saudi Arabia, Quebec and Stockholm. After 30 years in the telecom industry he switched to accounting and now lives in California, where he is a writer, editor, lifelong Francophile and sports fan.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

“There is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Nelson Mandela