After a long trip to the Pacific Northwest, the UNO baseball team returned to the region and faced Missouri last Tuesday and Northern Colorado over the weekend. The Mavs fell 14-4 to the Tigers in Columbia, Mo. then went 1-2 against the Bears in Greely, Col.
It may not have been 6-1, but the chances were definitely there. UNO hockey opened a second straight season with an exhibition against the University of British Columbia, this year winning 4-1.
In a season of change, success at home was the constant. In eight home games at the Sapp Fieldhouse, only one opponent had come in and stolen a win away from the UNO women's basketball team.
In the last two weeks there has been a lot of talk about the dropping of the football and wrestling programs, a possible conspiracy and Alberts' role in that supposed conspiracy. But while a court order forced UNO to release related documents, and one professor running for the Nebraska Board of Regents was playing politics, no one bothered to remember the past.
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.
The sport of hockey was built upon the frozen lakes and ponds of the Canadian countryside in the late 19th century. Canadians, searching for an identity to define their new nation, latched on to a primitive form of lacrosse played by the native peoples of their land.
The game eventually evolved into hockey, and gave Canadians something that was uniquely theirs. It was a game meant to capture the harsh realities of settling on the frozen landscape of a new and untamed land.