UNO student-athletes are making history both on and off the field.
On the field, UNO athletics is taking the challenge of competing in their first full year with an entire Division I schedule.
But what is often not heard of is the work student-athletes do away from competition. Maverick athletes are putting up record numbers in the classroom, as was demonstrated this past semester.
Ten years ago, Maverick soccer players Monica Bosiljevac, Logen Watts and Melanie McCormick were barely into middle school had little to worry about other than scoring goals and winning tackles.
A month into the season, women's soccer has yet to close the deal. Hard work is supposed to be rewarded.
It took five meets for the swimming and diving team to break through, but the Mavs had enough to win Friday's meet at conference foe South Dakota. UNO won 10 of 16 events and finished ahead in points 159-141.
Heartbreak has become a theme of the UNO hockey season over the last few weeks. It seemed appropriate then that the Mavs would have their season end on a goal in a tie game with just 42 seconds remaining in the third period.
Over the past couple of years, Division I institutions and their fans have seen more changes come about than they're used to.
Thanks to conference realignment and the proposed idea of super conferences, college athletics has changed for good.