Starting a new season with half of your team consisting of freshmen new to campus generally means you'll have some struggle and an adjustment period before you can expect any success. Yet the feeling around the UNO women's cross country team is anything but uncertain.
If their first test against a Division I opponent is any indication, the UNO women's soccer team will do just fine. After a week of practice, the Mavs hooked up in an Aug. 13 exhibition with Missouri Valley Conference champion Creighton at Morrison Stadium across town.
In 2010, UNO became an official member of the WCHA, arguably the toughest conference in college hockey. With 37 national championships and a multitude of players in the NHL, the Mavs were picked to finish near the bottom of the conference.
UNO students looking to shoot some hoops in the sunshine will soon have a fresh venue available.
When Jason Mims was hired as the first ever men's soccer coach at UNO, he took on a position full of challenges. It was April 22, a little more than four months away from the start of the season, and Mims was the only piece in place.
UNO Volleyball and Head Coach Rose Shires started 2010 with an 8-1 record using a mix of new players ready to contribute and reliable veterans who had become established as some of the best in the MIAA.
After 18 weeks and four days, the NFL lockout officially ended on July 25, as the owners and players agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement. It's all sunshine and daisies again for football fans across the country who feared the season might be canceled.
The announcement of the 2011-12 UNO Hockey recruiting class included eight players – six out of the USHL, one from the Junior League in British Columbia and now an NHL draft pick.