When a guy hasn't scored a goal in a while, some critics might say he's gripping the stick a little too tightly. UNO Head Coach Dean Blais said he looks at the lack of scoring from some of his freshman a little differently.
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.
UNO allowed Washburn to get out to an 11-0 lead Saturday afternoon, and the Ichabods ran away from the Mavericks 78-56. UNO got only two assists on 17 baskets and found themselves in a 19-point hole by the end of the first half.
Nothing on the road is ever easy in the WCHA. That was certainly proven this weekend when UNO skated into Mankato, Minn. and had to play two overtime games en route to a series split.
Ryan Massa's career as a UNO goaltender couldn't have begun more ominously. In his first career start against Alaska-Fairbanks, the first shot he ever saw got past him.
Finishing in the top 20 is normally a springboard to further success the following season. For the UNO women's track and field team and Assistant Coach Chris Richardson, competing in 2012 means much more than just getting better than last year.
After suffering consecutive losses for the first time all season, the UNO women's basketball team returned to action last week, winning games against Sioux Falls and Dallas Christian while losing on the road to Missouri-Kansas City. After going 2-1 last week, the Mavs are now 11-8, but just 1-7 against Division I opponents following the 64-74 loss at UMKC.