In the last year and a half, college sports have been struck by two of the most bizarre and troubling incidents in NCAA history. Last November the tragedy and cover-up at Penn State was a wakeup call for many schools.
Prior to the investigation and subsequent firings of university officials and legendary coach Joe Paterno, most colleges had not considered the response or the ramifications of child molestation on campus. Make no mistake, Manti Teo's fake girlfriend pales in comparison to the heinous acts of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. But if there is a similarity between the two, it's in the unexpected nature of both situations.
This largely Hispanic community now hosts the first annual Omaha South Classic, an exhibition game played by the University of Nebraska at Omaha's soccer team on Omaha South's Collin Field.
The Maverick Volleyball team went 0 for the Dakotas last weekend, dropping a pair of matches against South Dakota State and North Dakota State.
Intense, tiring and rewarding are the three words that junior Stew Buckley would use to describe being part of UNO's Ultimate Frisbee club. Founded nearly 10 years ago, the Ultimate Frisbee club has been flying high ever since.
For a team that had yet to show any mental toughness, Friday's loss to Drake was a step forward for the UNO volleyball team. Coaches and players don't like to talk about moral victories.
Starting a college career between the pipes against a nationally ranked program is a lot to ask of any freshman. But in the championship of the Ice Breaker tournament in Kansas City, UNO called on the highly touted Anthony Stolarz to do just that.
One of the stand out features of this year's Maverick Volleyball team is youth. All but two of the team's 13 players are sophomore or freshman. So as expected most of the season will be devoted to development.