Another season of welcoming in a large freshman class meant a rather large unknown to the UNO hockey season. Inconsistent play in goal only added to the uncertainty.
After making new head coach Chance Lindley's debut at Sapp Field House a successful one, the UNO women's basketball team took to the road for games last Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The three-game stretch included a matchup with #14 Kentucky, a trip to Division II West Vi
Terry Broadhurst continued his assault on the UNO record book, and the Mavs skated away from a weekend series against Saint Cloud St. with three out of four points. Broadhurst's late goal on Saturday propelled UNO to a 4-3 lead, and the two teams ended the series with a 2-2 deadlock Sunday afternoon.
Just as it seemed the UNO men's basketball team was about to drop its fourth game in a row and run it's record to 1-5, an unlikely hero stepped forward. Caleb Steffensmeier, a Mav not normally counted on to make big shots, hit a deep three to give UNO a 81-78 win over Chadron State as time expired.
Last week's scandal at Penn St. aroused strong emotions in a lot of people - horror, sadness, disappointment, disgust, anger, embarrassment. Yet the most natural reaction that seemed to come out of the shocking revelations was confusion.
When the college basketball season tipped off last weekend, the UNO men's basketball team stepped into the big time. Like the rest of the university's athletic programs, men's basketball is entering its first season in Division I competition.