When the college basketball season tipped off last weekend, the UNO men's basketball team stepped into the big time. Like the rest of the university's athletic programs, men's basketball is entering its first season in Division I competition.
The University of Nebraska Omaha announced Saturday the first coaching hire of its Division I era.
Top seed Missouri Southern beat fourth-seeded UNO 88-85 in the semifinals of the MIAA Men's Basketball Championship in Kansas City, ending the Mavericks' season.
UNO women's basketball coach Patty Patton Shearer announced her resignation on Wednesday, ending a seven-year run as head coach of the Mavs.
The UNO baseball team took two road wins at Southwest Baptist on Friday. The Mavs (5-2, 3-1 MIAA) beat the Bearcats 8-2 in game one and 8-3 in game two. UNO rebounded to win the last three games of the four-game series against the Bearcats after dropping Thursday's opener 11-8.
UNO outlasted the Missouri Western Griffons for a 96-84 win Wednesday night at Sapp Fieldhouse, though the game itself was a side note.
The women's basketball team fell just short of another massive upset Saturday at Sapp Fieldhouse, losing 62-57 to No. 20 Emporia State.