Maverick swimmers kick off season with Red/Black Meet

By Andrew Nelson, Contributor The Omaha swim and dive team kicked off their season last Friday night by hosting the annual Red/Black Alumni meet. The...

Former UNO football star Marlin Briscoe joins elite ranks

By Jackson Taylor SPORTS EDITOR Former UNO quarterback Marlin Briscoe will be one of 16 inductees brought into this year’s College Football Hall of Fame. The Omaha...

Softball bounces back in Utah

Joe Franco SPORTS EDITOR The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s softball squad hasn’t exactly had bragging rights thus far into the 2017 season. The girls’ season...

UNO swimming and diving lost in final road meet

The Maverick Swimming and Diving team fell short in their final road meet of the season against Northern Iowa with a final score of...

Men’s tennis falls against Chicago, women lose at Lincoln

Jackson Taylor SPORTS EDITOR Men’s Tennis vs. Chicago The Omaha men’s tennis team fell on Saturday to Illinois-Chicago 7-0, snapping their two-match winning streak. The Mavericks are...

Track looking to get healthy, overcome field events to produce more success in outdoor...

A second place finish at The Summit League Indoor Championships on Feb. 25 made UNO Track and Field the first program on campus to bring home conference hardware and add a Division I trophy to the case.
 


UNO track and field has three athletes who call Jamaica home

Lianne McNaughton, Kathie-Lee Laidley and Denneil Shaw all took their love for track to the next level when they left their home country of Jamaica to come to an unknown place called Nebraska.
"I didn't know where (Nebraska) was when I landed," McNaughton said. "I found out after where I was when I was there."
Shaw and Laidley, both junior jumpers on the team, knew each other before coming to UNO from St. Andrew High School for Girls in Portmore, Jamaica, near the capital city of Kingston. Senior thrower Lianne McNaughton attended Campion College High School in Kingston before coming to UNO.
All three are major contributors to a team that looks to be one of the strongest in The Summit League.
 


Sami Spenner breaks records, dominates conference

Sami Spenner of the UNO women's track team was named the Summit League Woman
Athlete of the week last week for the third time in a row.  It's also the fourth time Spenner has received the award this year.
It's a surprising feat, until one learns she almost qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials last summer and is one of the best athletes in all of Division I Track.
Spenner's continued success this season, after what she accomplished last year, has proven
to many just how exceptional of an athlete she truly is.