Brandon Vogel

The Omaha Lancers got off to a slow start to the 2012-13 season, going 1-5 in the team’s first six games but that record comes with a caveat: The Lancers have yet to play a home game. That changes on Oct. 26 when the Lancers host confer... more

Oct 14, 2012 9:12 PM Specials

The University of Nebraska at Omaha ice hockey team has been here before.  Two years ago, in the Mavericks debut season in the ultra-tough Western Collegiate Hockey Conference, the puck pundits picked UNO to finish eighth in the 12-team l... more

Oct 13, 2012 1:19 AM Specials

As it usually does in soccer, Creighton’s 2011 men’s soccer season came down to inches. The Jays were one game away, a few penalty kicks actually, from playing for a national title in coach Elmar Bolowich’s first season when Charlotte cra... more

Aug 31, 2012 2:02 AM Specials

Pauli’s isn’t Pauli’s anymore. The old bar on an old stretch of Leavenworth Street used to be a hub of activity during the College World Series. Sometime in the early-1980s the ESPN talking heads made it their home base following telecast... more

Jun 19, 2012 3:35 AM Specials

Something special has happened at Morrison Stadium this fall. Back when summer was ending the Creighton men’s soccer team was expected to be very good. Now with winter beginning – and the Jays one win away from the program’s fourth appe... more

Nov 29, 2011 12:30 AM Specials

It will be a year before the University of Nebraska-Omaha men’s basketball team steps up to a full Division I schedule in the Summit League, and four years before the “transition period” is over and UNO is eligible for NCAA Tournament pla... more

Nov 8, 2011 8:57 AM Specials

Fifteen years ago former University of Nebraska at Omaha athletic director Don Leahy and few influential Omahans came up with a crazy plan: Let’s play college hockey in Omaha. It seemed preposterous. Where was the infrastructure of youth ... more

Oct 3, 2011 8:27 PM Specials

Another game, another shutout victory for Creighton men’s soccer. The No. 3 Jays beat St. Mary’s 1-0 on Sept. 24, running their shutout streak to seven games. Things are about to get more difficult. Creighton will face top-ranked Maryland... more

Sep 26, 2011 8:07 PM Specials

This Stormchasers season has officially ventured into the once-in-a-lifetime class. Having a new-look team in a new - look ballpark was enough to keep interest high at Werner Park throughout the summer. But then Omaha put out their best t... more

Sep 12, 2011 8:46 PM Specials

Tucked in among the few remaining warehouses in a formerly industrial part of Omaha, just north of downtown, is one of the most efficient football factories in America. Creighton soccer turns out winners with mechanical precision. If not ... more

Aug 25, 2011 7:35 PM Specials

South Omaha has always been the home of industry and immigrants. The languages change, the residents keep coming from new and different locations, the jobs are constantly evolving but the neighborhood itself has always been Omaha’s melting ... more

Jun 16, 2011 1:33 AM News

The blue and white sign out front of Zesto’s said they had the “best cheeseburgers in town.” It never really mattered whether this was true or not. What mattered was that hundreds of thousands of visitors to Rosenblatt Stadium every summer ... more

Jun 16, 2011 1:24 AM Specials

With Creighton out of the NCAA Tournament, bounced in extra innings by Georgia Sunday, it’s time for the Omaha rite of summer: Choosing a CWS school to randomly back for a week. There are a lot of familiar faces among the teams to advance ... more

Jun 10, 2011 10:16 PM Specials



There are a few things you need if your city wants to be considered with the likes of Portland and Austin as a hip American hangout. A definable music scene is a good place to start. Bike lanes, a literal line in the street, seem to serve a... more

Jun 1, 2011 11:50 PM Eat

Bring on the Bulldogs. The newly minted Missouri Valley Tournament champion Creighton Bluejays (44-14) will face Georgia (31-30) on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Jays earned the second seed in the Corvallis,... more

Jun 1, 2011 11:41 PM Specials



The rumors were starting to pile up like the early January snow surrounding Underwood Hills Focus School. Faced with looming state budget cuts, the innovative elementary school near 90th Street and Western Avenue was in danger of closing. L... more

May 19, 2011 7:32 PM News

The two marquee games against Nebraska were nice showcases, but Creighton baseball’s biggest series yet at TD Ameritrade Park is on tap this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Jays took two of three from Evansville over the weekend, leavin... more

May 17, 2011 2:41 AM Specials

You want to get ESPN’s Outside the Lines to visit Nebraska? Wrestling is the key. The program, let’s call it 30-minutes of “60 Minutes”-style stories for sports, was back in Omaha for a story that debuted last weekend on the downfall of UNO... more

May 12, 2011 6:10 AM Specials

After 102 years as a member of the American Association of Universities, a collection of 63 top research institutions, the University of Nebraska got the boot Apr. 26. It was the first time in the AAU’s 111-year history that they’d kicked o... more

May 5, 2011 8:28 PM Specials

If Marcos Mora wasn’t so busy serving as the coordinator for Omaha’s Cinco de Mayo celebration he’d have no problem around this time of year working musician. Coming from one of the oldest musical families in Omaha, la familia Barrientos, M... more

May 3, 2011 3:27 AM Art

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