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.
In a move best described as unexpected, UMKC announced last Thursday the University would be leaving The Summit League to join the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) on July 1. The Kangaroos had been a member of the Summit since 1994 and were one of the longest tenured members of the league.
In the first round of what promises to be a budding cross-town rivalry, UNO took the first shot and defeated Creighton 3-2 before 4,224 at TD Ameritrade Park Tuesday evening. Playing in Omaha for just the second time all season, the Mavs rode strong pitching performances from starter Matt Tew and reliever Curtis Smith to get the win.
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.
With a new season and some confidence to build on from the success last spring, head University of Nebraska at Omaha volleyball coach Rose Shires discussed the growth of the program at fall sports media day.
After years of ongoing adjustments and tedious work, Omaha Country Club hosted one of the biggest golf tournaments in the world, the U.S. Senior Open.
UNO Athletic Director Trev Alberts, Chancellor John Christensen and their team will be presenting ideas for an on campus arena to the Nebraska Board of Regents on Friday. But the idea they'll be presenting is more than just a sports idea.
Chemistry is a funny thing. You either have it or you don't. It can't be taught and it can't be forced.
On the UNO women's soccer team, it's been developing for over a decade. In the offseason, the Maverick roster said goodbye to two seniors and eight others that left the program. But there are six women who many never separate.