The Little Details

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 league. The Mavs went on to win 21-games that season, finish a school-best third in the […]

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They’re Back

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 crashed the party. The 49ers outlasted Creighton, robbing college soccer fans of the match-up everybody […]

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The Return of Baseball

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 telecasts and with that the crowds came. It never made much sense. The bar wasn’t […]

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The Return of Baseball

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 telecasts and with that the crowds came. It never made much sense. The bar wasn’t […]

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Such Great Heights

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 appearance in the College Cup – Creighton might be considerably better than “very good.” Creighton […]

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Transition Game

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 play, but it already feels like things are happening. The Mavs are moving, not […]

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Hockey is Here

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 teams? Where would the team play? Who would want to coach a fledgling program? Who would want […]

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