For college hockey teams the magic number for success is 20 wins. Achieving that goal qualifies a team for the NCAA tournament and puts you in good standing within your conference, while often earning you a spot in the top-15 rankings.
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.
In honor of Black History Month, I spent some time thinking about some of the lesser-known black athletes and coaches of the past who've served as pioneers for their sports.
Finishing in the top 20 is normally a springboard to further success the following season. For the UNO women's track and field team and Assistant Coach Chris Richardson, competing in 2012 means much more than just getting better than last year.
The Maverick Volleyball team went 0 for the Dakotas last weekend, dropping a pair of matches against South Dakota State and North Dakota State.