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Nebraska Athletics and the Husker Sports Network are excited to announce the addition of Jeremiah Sirles and an expanded role for Lauren (Cook) West on the broadcast team. Sirles, an offensive lineman for the Huskers from 2009 to 2013, retired from the NFL earlier this week after playing for the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills. West, an All-American setter for the Huskers from 2010 to 2012, has provided color commentary for Nebraska Volleyball radio broadcasts for three seasons and will be taking on an expanded role with the Husker Sports Network as she enters her fourth season.
Sirles will host the live-stream pregame show "Countdown Live" which can be seen on Facebook, Huskers.com and Twitch prior to each Nebraska Football game for the 2020 season. The live-stream began during the 2019 season to gave fans a live look inside the stadium and had over 750,000 views. Sirles will also host a new HSN podcast series, "Life-N-Football", featuring in-depth conversations with former Husker athletes. New episodes will release monthly starting in July, with the first episode featuring Ameer Abdullah. In addition to these duties, Sirles will be featured on future social media content series and will make appearances on Sports Nightly with hosts Greg Sharpe and Ben McLaughlin.
West will continue her role with Husker Sports Network as the color commentator for Nebraska Volleyball during the 2020 season. West will also serve as host of the social media content series "Player Spotlight", which will let fans get to know current Nebraska student-athletes and will be featured on sport-specific social channels throughout the year. West will continue hosting the monthly HSN podcast series "Conversation with the Cooks" with her father, Head Volleyball Coach John Cook. In addition to these duties, West will be featured on future social media content series and make appearances on Sports Nightly throughout the year.
Fans can stay up to date with Jeremiah and Lauren's projects with the Husker Sports Network by following @HuskerSports on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well as subscribing to Husker Sports on any podcast service or at Huskers.com/podcasts.