This story is the first in a two part series about the UNO Athletic Department's decision to drop the football program. The Gateway had the opportunity to interview three players three days after the announcement was made.
UNO revealed new logos as part of a Maverick brand makeover Thursday at Embassy Suites in La Vista.
St. Louis - After a summer of preparation, 38 games of competition and 2,352 minutes of game time, the UNO hockey season came down to a span of just 10 minutes and 21 seconds. In that short time span, the hopes and dreams of a Frozen Four appearance and potential national championship were wiped away.
Though a weekend playoff sweep to Bemidji State puts UNO squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble, Dean Blais and the Mavs returned to business as usual on Monday afternoon. With conference tournaments this week and selection Sunday approaching, the team is hopeful they've done enough to earn a spot in hockey's big dance.
It's hard to beat a champion, and as UNO wrestling is coming to find out, it can be hard to be one as well.
The decision to recommend reclassifying UNO to Division I athletics to the Board of Regents was based on financial sustainability, said UNO Chancellor John Christensen. The proposed move would eliminate football and wrestling.
I caught up with UNO Athletic Director Trev Alberts on Monday. He's a busy man these days, but he let me pick his brain about his decision to recommend eliminating the university's wrestling and football programs.
Nearly 500 hundred people gathered Sunday for a rally at Sapp Fieldhouse to show support for the UNO Wrestling Program, which is in jeopardy of being eliminated.