The National Football League isn't a numbers-driven league like Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association are. It doesn't have anything equivalent to Joe Dimaggio's 56-game hitting streak or Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game. The NFL does, however, have one number that resonates with fans: 17-0.
The UNO women's tennis team is making dramatic improvements as it moves into its third season in the MIAA - the power conference in Division II tennis.
After two road losses that left many UNO hockey fans scratching their heads, the Mavs will try to regroup from their recent sweep at the hands of Bemidji State. For UNO, a team that has begun the year 9-4-1 and 6-4-1 in conference, the two losses last weekend equaled as many as they had suffered the previous 12 games.
The Mavericks' rebounding woes continued Friday night with a 98-69 loss to No. 14 Fort Hays State. In their last two games, the Mavericks have been out rebounded 94-51. An injury to sophomore center Josh Lynch continues to hamper UNO's inside presence, forcing the Mavs to start four guards. The injury also puts the rebounding burden on UNO redshirt freshman center John Karhoff.
Freshman forward Johnnie Searfoss scored UNO's only goal of the series as the Mavericks got swept in last weekend's trip to fellow conference newcomer Bemidji State. It was the Mavs' first weekend without a single conference point since last year's December trip to Ferris State. The two losses at the hands of the Beavers equal the total number of losses UNO has suffered in its first 12 games of the season.
Team success is most often predicated on preparation. The time put into off-season workouts, sweat spent at everyday practices and work that goes into learning your opponent are elements used by players and coaches throughout the sports landscape.
Notes on UNO Hockey!
A buddy and I have a theory about the NBA. There are NBA teams and there are association teams. Association teams typically play exceptional defense, exploit rebounds and can deliver in the half court.