UNO catcher Colby McCord has started every game this season for the UNO baseball team (27-12, 23-11 MIAA). The junior is batting .336 with four home runs and a team-best 34 RBIs. The Papillion native hit three home runs and drove in 11 runs in last Friday's sweep of Fort Hays State.
Just because the UNO baseball team is the new team on the block doesn't mean they intend on easing their way into Division I baseball. In their second official year as a D-1 baseball team, and first as a full-time Summit League member, Head Coach Bob Herold wants to dive right in, especially when it comes to scheduling.
The UNO Women's volleyball team is still climbing the mountain that is competing with fellow division one teams.
According to hockey lore, in 1926 Cy Denneny of the Ottawa Senators was the first player to take the ice with a curved hockey blade. But like many new ideas, it didn't catch on immediately.
A curved blade allowed for harder slapshots, but also required players to learn how to stickhandle differently. Some liked it, most didn't.
The idea of the banana blade was born, but its time had not yet come. Decades later in the 1950's, Andy Bathgate of the New York Rangers and Stan Mikita of the Chicago Blackhawks brought the curved blade back to the NHL.