The UNO men's basketball team didn't allow Pittsburg State to ruin Senior Day, winning 85-69 Saturday at Sapp Fieldhouse. Fittingly, seniors led the way.
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.
The UNO baseball team was back in Omaha Tuesday to take on in-state rival Nebraska-Kearney. Seven Maverick pitchers took the mound, scattering six hits and keeping the Lopers off the scoreboard in a 5-0 victory.
When a pickle between UNO's Alex Schultz and the left side of the North Dakota infield resulted in a benches clearing scuffle Friday afternoon, it may have created a time bomb.
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.
The UNO baseball team clawed its way through the losers' bracket but fell two wins shy of the MIAA tournament championship held May 12 through 15. After an opening round win in Kansas City, the Mavs dropped their next game to Emporia State, then rebounded for two more wins before losing to eventual champion Central Missouri.