When Dean Blais was hired as UNO's head hockey coach two summers ago there was an immediate shift in expectations. In the 12-year history of the program, UNO had been to the NCAA tournament just once and finished with 20 or more wins only three times.
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.
Murderer's Row," head coach Mike Denney called them.
UNO's 5-2 victory Saturday night earned the Mavs a split in their final conference series at No. 11 Minnesota-Duluth and sole possession of third place in the WCHA. It's the highest conference finish the team has ever had in the 14-year history of UNO hockey.
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 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 track and field team finished fourth this past weekend at the MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship in Warrensburg, Mo.
UNO captured the Super Region 2 wrestling championship last weekend in Findlay, Ohio. They did so in dominating fashion. All 10 Mavs qualified for the national championship tournament in Kearney on March 11 and 12.