Profile: Ryne Stefankiewicz

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Ryne Stefankiewicz

Story and photo by Camila Orti, NewsNetNebraska

For Ryne Stefankiewicz, Husker football is everything.

“Life stops on Saturdays,” he said. “I haven’t missed a game since I was six.”

Luckily for Stefankiewicz, The Lincoln Journal Star’s sports department always has the game on. Stefankiewicz, a senior news-editorial major, has been working there for a year, giving up part of his social life to write about college sports.

Before coming to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Hastings transfer student worked as the editor-in-chief of his school’s paper and wrote for the Hastings Tribune. After his experiences in both Hastings and Lincoln, Stefankiewicz has decided he’d like to stay in the Midwest after graduation.

When Stefankiewicz isn’t reporting, you can find him training for the next Lincoln half-marathon. He ran his first half last spring.

“I like the feeling that you’ve accomplished something that you’ve spent so much time working toward,” Stefankiewicz said.

For now, though, his life is all about the Huskers.

“I’m almost too much of a fan to cover Nebraska,” he said.

Whether or not Stefankiewicz has his notebook and pen, you can bet he’ll be watching the game.

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