Author Jonathan Green

14 entries

Fancy Seeing You Here - A Rivalry Renewed

From 1978 until 2008 Nebraska Omaha (UNO) and South Dakota were part of the North Central Conference and enjoyed yearly battle. The two schools made great competitors due to their proximity, just 2.5 hours apart. Over the years the two teams met in basketball 79 times with the record fittingly at 38-38-1. In 2007...

David and/or Goliath

For the UNO Men's Basketball team, 2011-12 is a difficult season. It is not hard because of the quality of the schedule. It is not hard because the roster was recruited with Division II in mind. It is not even hard because in-town competitor Creighton is 21-2, ranked in the top 15, and robbing UNO of any local...

Escaping Reality

There's something special about sports. There's just something unique about it that raises it above other forms of entertainment for me. Most forms of entertainment I enjoy because it allows me to escape my day-to-day life. It's not that I hate my life, I rather enjoy it, but I like to be carried somewhere else....

My Night as a VIP

UNO Basketball has always been a small event; a glorified high school game, often with fewer people. Parking is free, but you have to find it in one of the lots or in the parking garage a short walk away. There are no reserved seats, so the early bird (or anyone who shows up) gets good seats. Season ticket holders...

Behind The Scenes

One of the things that bothers me about modern society is how little we understand what was required to give us what we have. We don't realize the work that was required to get that hamburger onto our plate. If we did, we probably wouldn't be so upset about how little it costs us to enjoy it! Have you ever wondered...

Mitch

The Mavericks celebrated Senior Day against Cal State Bakersfield instead of in their season finale in order to give more time for saying goodbye to the Sapp Fieldhouse in the final game. That meant the ceremonies for Mitch Albers and John Ring were going to come more than a bit before their playing careers ended....

It's Not Goodbye, It's Only See You Later

UNO has played in the Sapp Fieldhouse forever. Well not really forever, but for the last 50 years. It s the barn on campus and it never made sense to play anywhere else. Some would ...

Running Late

I don't arrive at games late. Well, not really, really late. Quite often my wife and I arrive just before or just at tip-off, but I'm basically on time, not missing more than a few moments. Also, when I do arrive, I always wait until the play has stopped before entering the seating area. I hate it when people...

Could It End in a Win? Not This Year...

It always ends in a loss. Those words have become very familiar to most of us over the last few years. I know that I've used it several times to console myself at the end of the year. It wasn't going to end any other way, life goes on, and it always ends in a loss. This year for UNO there was a chance, a very...

Western Illinois vs. Oral Roberts 3/5/2012

For the last five seasons, I have made my way to a conference tournament game each season. In 2007, I watched Creighton knock off Southern Illinois in the MVC Tournament Final to advance to the NCAA Tournament. In 2008, I watched UNO win the NCC Tournament, and in 2010, I watched UNO win the MIAA Tournament. In...

So This is Where My Season Ends

When South Dakota State took on Southern Utah their fans had to be smiling. As the two seed they'd knocked off IUPUI in the first round and were given a gift when sixth seeded Southern Utah eliminated 3rd seeded Oakland. In the first game of the evening they had seen top seeded Oral Roberts eliminated by fourth...

Growing Up

When I signed up for a Season 9 Membership this year I was faced with the decision of what the heck to put for a name on my shirt. I could go with my name, but that seemed too simple. I tried to think of something clever but didn't come up with much for a while. I seriously worried that I wouldn't be able to...

Back to the Future - The NCC Rises Again

*Pardon me while I live out a fantasy of mine. Being the new commissioner of the new... North Central Conference. All the following stuff is sadly probably not quite realistic... but one can dream.* When I found out the Summit League was falling apart I was quite excited. The Summit League had a great history...

Yes, I Love Women's Basketball

So when I found out this week's challenge was about women's basketball I was thrilled. Totally and absolutely thrilled. You see I'm that guy in your group of friends who actually loves watching women's basketball. I know... I know... you're confused. I'm being honest with you. I really truly do enjoy it. I always...

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