Shootin’ the breeze: UNO catcher Colby McCord

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.

Baseball prepares to be road warriors again in 2013

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.

Kimberly Bailey leads Maverick Volleyball through growing pains

The UNO Women's volleyball team is still climbing the mountain that is competing with fellow division one teams.

UNO hockey players hear names announced at NHL draft


If recruiting draft picks is the mark of programs at the top, then two days in Pittsburgh show that UNO hockey is still on the rise. At the 2012 NHL Draft on June 22 and 23, the Mavs had three players drafted and now have eight draftees on the roster.

Shaw leads Mavericks past Denver

Jackson Taylor SPORTS EDITOR The Omaha women’s basketball team capped off its regular season with a 70-60 home victory over Denver. The Mavericks improved to 14-14...

Women’s basketball claims come-from-behind victory

Kenneth Pancake SPORTS EDITOR At the end of the first half the women’s basketball team had a dilemma. First of all, they were down by seven...

Maverick hockey players talk about the specifications of their stick blades

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.