This week in sports…


Baxter Arena to host Maverick Madness event

The UNO men’s and women’s basketball teams will be hosting a “Maverick Madness” event on Thursday, Oct. 29 to kick off their seasons. Free and open to the public, the event will feature intrasquad scrimmages, 3-point scrimmages and a dunk contest. UNO fans will have the opportunity to meet players, buy season tickets and win prizes. One randomly selected student will have the chance to shoot for free tuition during the event. The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30.

Cross Country finishes third at Mount Marty

The Omaha cross country team finished third out of 11 in the Mount Marty Invitational over the weekend. Junior Karo Garcia led the Mavericks, finish-ing third overall with a time of 18:37.16 in the 5k course. Perla Gutierrez finished second for UNO and 19th overall in the race. Her time of 19:19.84 was an 11-second improvement from last year. Omaha’s next event is the Summit League Championship on Saturday, Oct. 31 in Brookings, S.D.