Last season UNO was picked to finish eighth and ninth in two preseason conference polls, partly because of their youth and inexperience.
The Mavs had never skated in the ultra-competitive WCHA, and 10 of the teams' 25 members were freshmen, new to the college game. Experience in the WCHA won't be an issue this season.
Six months after its formation, a commissioner for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference has been named. Jim Scherr, the former Chief Executive Officer of the United States Olympic Committee and former executive director of USA wrestling, was introduced as The National's first commissioner on Wednesday morning.
In its first year, no one was sure what to expect out of Skate for a Cure. August isn't exactly the best time for hockey, and NHL players are enjoying their last weeks of free time before training camp opens.
The two games marked the first series of the season for the Cornell Big Red, who are coming off a 15-16-3 record from last season.
The UNO women's soccer team swallowed a bitter pill on Friday. After two weeks of fall camp and growing aspirations for creating some early season fireworks, Iowa State shutout the Mavs 4-0 and reminded UNO of how far they have to go.
Mitch Albers scored a game-high 26 points and the roller coaster ride of early season UNO men's basketball continued with a 77-72 win at Northern Illinois Saturday afternoon. Coming off of a 73-63 loss to Washburn at Sapp Fieldhouse Tuesday night, the Mavs victory over Northern Illinois earned the program its first-ever win over a fellow Division I opponent.
I caught up with UNO Athletic Director Trev Alberts on Monday. He's a busy man these days, but he let me pick his brain about his decision to recommend eliminating the university's wrestling and football programs.