Sports Briefs


UNO Announces 2005 Captains

The 2005 UNO football team has announced its five captains for the season, which are: Senior quarterback Brian Masek, wide receiver Chris Denney, linebacker Taiwou Onatolu, offensive tackle Scot Jorgensen and defensive end Luke Ridder.

Mavericks are ranked No. 8 AND No. 11 in preseason polls

The 2005 UNO football team has been ranked No. 8 in the pre-season Division II football poll from the American Football Coaches Association, while five of UNO’s 10 opponents received votes. The Mavs, 8-3 last season, made the highest leap of any team in the ratings from the final 2004 poll to the current chart, advancing 16 spots from No. 24. Of UNO’s opponents, next week’s foe, Northwest Missouri State, is ranked No. 5; North Dakota No. 6; St. Cloud State No. 22; South Dakota tied for No. 25 and Minnesota State, Mankato received one vote.