With four seconds remaining in the Mavs game Saturday against the No. 9 Central Missouri Mules, Mules quarterback Eri Czerniewski found receiver Jamorris Warren for a 9-yard touchdown. Warren's second touchdown of the game gave Central Missouri the victory, coming back from a 31-7 fourth quarter deficit.
What makes someone the best at what they do? Does it take breaking and setting new career records? Is it consistency over a long stretch of time? Does it take some sort of validation from one's peers?
In America, baseball has produced more heroes and more arguments about who's the best than perhaps anything else in sports history.
UNO walked three of the first four BYU batters and allowed the first five hitters to score en route to dropping their first home game of the season 19-9. The Mavs came back to get within 8-4 but a six-run top of the fifth was more than UNO could withstand.
As the UNO hockey regular season commenced last weekend, several storylines came to the forefront.
Could the 10 freshmen additions to the roster have the same impact as last season? How would the Mavs deal with the suspension of Alex Hudson? Will John Faulkner develop some consistency with a lead, and on the second game of a weekend series?
UNO student-athletes are making history both on and off the field.
On the field, UNO athletics is taking the challenge of competing in their first full year with an entire Division I schedule.
But what is often not heard of is the work student-athletes do away from competition. Maverick athletes are putting up record numbers in the classroom, as was demonstrated this past semester.
Bemidji State's Matt Read scored 52 seconds into overtime to give the Beavers a 3-2 win and his team left Omaha taking seven out of a possible eight points in the season series. With the tie on Friday and the loss Saturday, the Mavs are now 3-6-1 in their last 10 games.