About Big Red of the Desert

Founded in 1997, Big Red of the Desert is more than just another fan store. It is the realization of a longtime dream held by founder, owner and manager Caryl Peters. Caryl is a native Nebraskan. She grew up in Nebraska City, NE, just south of Omaha and under an hour from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

While Caryl moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1981, she still bleeds BIG RED! She manages to make it back to Lincoln for MOST home game. It is with this same Cornhusker passion that Caryl runs her store.

Husker Paradise

One step into Big Red of the Desert and you know that you have entered a very special place. The entire space, including floor, walls and ceiling are covered with Nebraska gear. Many Cornhusker fans feel like they have found a Big Red Paradise when they first experience Caryl’s shop.

Of course you will see the normal assortment of shirts, hats, posters and flags. But take a closer look and you will find Nebraska shoes, lamps, yard stones and toaster. YES, a Nebraska Cornhusker TOASTER! Putzi, the official four legged Big Red mascot, occasionally gets her paws on the corporate credit card, so you never know what might show up at the store.

The inventory is constantly changing. The Big Red team does everything they can to keep the sample products on this site current. However, to truly get a feel for the magnitude of clothes, home furnishings and accessories, you really must visit the store. Once you do, Big Red of the Desert is sure to become one of your regular stops for years to come.

Arizona Home for Nebraska Events

This site also serves as your source for Arizona Cornhusker information...hopefully! We do tend to lead busy lives so we aren’t the greatest at getting all things done timely! We also try to include local Husker events in our emails along with upcoming discounts so be sure to sign up for the email list the next time you stop by.

Husker Realtor

While Big Red of the Desert is Caryl’s work of passion, it is not her only full time endeavor. Her primary line of business is residential real estate. She works valley-wide with new home builds, home resale and as a listing agent. If you have read this far, you MUST be a Nebraska Husker fan! And obviously so is Caryl. Whenever the need for real estate assistance comes up, you should contact your Husker realtor!

   Caryl Peters & Putzi