Success at season-opening tournaments has become the norm for UNO volleyball. Since 1991, the Mavs have led off every year besides one, with a three or four game weekend.
When the number 23 is mentioned, it is often synonymous with one person: Michael Jordan. That jersey number worn by one of the most popular athletes in history. Although that number is typically associated with the hoops legend, this past Sunday another two-digit number was the focus of attention. MJ turned 50 on Feb. 17.
The UNO women's tennis team took the court twice last week, falling in a shutout on Wednesday then dropping a 4-3 decision Friday night. The Mavs were unable to win more than a single set against Arkansas-Little Rock, then split singles and lost doubles 2-1 to North Dakota.
As if the offseason hadn't already been tough enough on the UNO hockey team, it was announced Sunday July 29 that Assistant Coach Brian Renfrew was taking a scouting position with the Winnipeg Jets. Renfrew came to Omaha in 2011 and spent just one year on Dean Blais' staff.
A month into the season, women's soccer has yet to close the deal. Hard work is supposed to be rewarded.
Just as students were departing for spring break destinations or planning how best to spend nine days off, UNO history was being made in Lincoln. The University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved the Program Statement for the University/Community arena to be built as the new home of Maverick hockey, basketball and volleyball.
In its first year, no one was sure what to expect out of Skate for a Cure. August isn't exactly the best time for hockey, and NHL players are enjoying their last weeks of free time before training camp opens.