Connor Messinger's diabetes hasn't affected his baseball career.
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.
me road trip, the UNO men's basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak on Jan. 8 then lost a head scratcher to Briar Cliff on Saturday. An 81-68 win over Johnson and Wales University in Denver gave the Mavs their first win since dominating Hastings College 82-49 at the Sapp Fieldhouse on Dec. 19.
A new year brings renewed hope, thoughts of the future and resolutions to improve upon a certain aspect of life. Certainly, 2013 will be no different. But while there will no doubt be bigger crowds at the gym and more shoppers in the health food aisle, New Year's resolutions have also been made at the Sapp Fieldhouse.
If playing future Summit League foes is meant to serve as a measuring stick for the UNO Men's Basketball team, Tuesday's loss against Western Illinois might be a little deceiving. The Mavs lost 81-70 but it would be difficult to walk away from the game believing there's an 11-point difference between the two teams.
Weekend results in the WCHA have left UNO in a tie for third place with North Dakota and Denver. In one of the bigger matchups of the conference schedule, Minnesota hosted North Dakota and went 1-0-1 to take over first place.
The Golden Gophers are joined at the top by St. Cloud State who went 2-0 at home against Denver. Minnesota and St. Cloud pace the WCHA with 22 points.
Overall, despite not playing, it's hard to think of a better outcome for the Mavs. The teams most likely standing in UNO's way for the conference crown gained ground, but only marginally.