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University of Nebraska at Omaha. Department of Athletics



The University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Athletics (sometimes called the Athletics Department or UNO Athletics) oversees all of the sports teams associated with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, dating back to the university's early history as the University of Omaha (1908-1931) and the Municipal University of Omaha (1931-1968). Specific sports offered by the university have varied over time. As of 2014, women's teams include basketball, cross country/track and field, golf, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, and volleyball. Men's teams include baseball, basketball, golf, ice hockey, soccer, and tennis. Prior to 2011, men's teams included wrestling and football, both of which were discontinued when UNO Athletics moved from Division II to Division I. Prior to 1939, the Municipal University of Omaha sports teams were known as the Cardinals. From 1939 until 1971 (crossing the Municipal University of Omaha's 1968 merger with the University of Nebraska system to become the University of Nebraska at Omaha), the teams were known as the Indians. After 1950, the Indian mascot was named Ouampi. From 1971 until the present, the teams have been called the Mavericks, with the women's teams known as the Lady Mavs, and the mascot has been a bull. The bull was named Durango circa 1993.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Bev and Jerry Sanders Hockey Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UNO-0243
Content Description This collection includes a variety of items chronicling the history of UNO Hockey since 1997. Along with Hockey equipment signed by players and coaches--jerseys, helmets, hockey sticks, pucks--there are binders containing the history of each hockey season from 1997-98 through 2016-17. There is also a collection of items generated by the UNO Hockey Blue Line Club, including publicity and membership materials. The collection also includes UNO Hockey t-shirts signed by players, UNO men's and...
Dates: 1997-2019

Hockey Game Video Recordings, 1997-2013

 Sub-Series — Box 1
Scope and Contents

This collection includes discs of every UNO Hockey contest from the inaugural season, 1997-98, through 2012-13. There are 15 spindles of DVDs and two hard drives. The hard drives include games from 2010-11 through 2012-13. Power sources for the hard drives are also included.

Dates: 1997-2013

Hockey Season Ticket Holder Package for Inaugural Season in Baxter Arena, 2015

 Series — Box Hockey [7]
Scope and Contents A commemorative package was distributed to UNO Hockey season ticket holders in October 2015, the inaugural season at UNO Baxter Arena. The contents are held in a Maverick-branded black box and include: a souvenir ticket, a Baxter Arena hockey puck, a black Baxter Arena inaugural season cowbell, a copy of the book A Date with Destiny: October 23, 2015: The Inside Story of the people and events that led to the Baxter Arena by John Martin Fey with Don Leahy, an...
Dates: 2015

OU Football NAIA Championship Trophy, 1934

 Item — Box 2022-028
Identifier: 2022-028
Scope and Contents

A silver trophy in the shape of a football mounted on a stand honoring the 1934 Omaha University Football team for winning the NAIA championship. The names of team members are engraved on the football. The trophy was dented upon arrival in UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections.

Dates: 1934

Sapp Fieldhouse Renovation Video Recording, September 12, 1998

 Item — Box 2019-082.2
Scope and Contents

VHS videotape recording about the Sapp Fieldhouse renovation with Bob Danenhauer from September 12, 1998 (4:15 in length).

Dates: September 12, 1998

T. Patrick Ryan UNO Football Collection

 Collection — Box 2019-064
Identifier: UNO-0258
Content Description

Collection of UNO football memorabilia and related materials, collected by T. Patrick Ryan, UNO football player (class of 1973). The collection includes UNO Football Media Guides (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1972); selected game programs (1968, 1969, 1970, and 1972); two 1968 national football magazines; 1968 & 1969 UNO football team photographs; a UNO football duffel bag; and a football commemorating the 2000 UNO North Central Conference Championship.

Dates: 1968-2000

UNO Athletics Collection

Identifier: UNO-0074
Scope and Contents The UNO Athletics Collection is comprised of an array of documents and other materials related to the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the Municipal University of Omaha. The records include media guides, game programs, scrapbooks, artifacts and memorabilia, selected trophies and awards, marketing and publicity material, and administrative records from circa 1924 to the present. Included are materials related to specific sports,...
Dates: 1920 - 2020

UNO Athletics June 2018 Accession, 1949-2011

 Series — Box 2018-038
Scope and Contents There were a wide variety of materials in this large accession, including plaques, posters, photographs, awards, and athletic equipment/jerseys. The material was divided into those items that will be photocopied or photographed and discarded and those items that will be added to the University Archives. Most of the items to be discarded were wooden plaques honoring individuals or teams. Items retained include: 1) Five first year (1997-98) UNO Hockey posters; Transferred to UNO...
Dates: 1949-2011

UNO Football recruitment and Sandy Buda TV program, circa 1976-1990

 Sub-Series — Item 2021-030.1-26
Identifier: 2021-030
Scope and Contents

Video recordings of UNO Football games, recruitment videos, the television program of Coach Sandy Buda, and other Football-related recordings.

Dates: circa 1976-1990

UNO Hockey Programs, 2006-2016

 File — Box 2016-101
Scope and Contents

This collection primarily includes game day programs from selected UNO Hockey contests and a few photographs.

Dates: 2006-2016

UNO Maverick Football, 1996

 Item — Box Football [14]
Scope and Contents

One football signed by members of the 1996 UNO Football team, which won the NCC Championship. The football is a commemorative football with the text "Maverick Football / 1996 / NCC Champions."

Dates: 1996