IMO this is a great hire and I expect Omaha to become a perennial contender for the Summit League championship and a frequent participant in the NCAA Tournament. Congratulations to Matt and the Mavericks!
UNO is fortunate that there's lots of high-quality coaches working at Nebraska's smaller schools. Buttermore should prove to be a good hire. So would Giesselmann or Kneifl if they'd have gone that route.
Uno needs to change their name immediately. University of Nebraska at Omaha is the dumbest thing ever. Call themselves Nebraska State at the least.....
UNO isn’t a state college like Wayne State! I’ve seen the men’s hockey team just go by “Omaha”, and I think that works!
From their VB quick facts: "As part of a university-wide rebranding effort that began in 2011, media and fans are reminded to refer to the school as “The University of Nebraska Omaha,” “Omaha” or “UNO.” “Nebraska Omaha” and “Nebraska-Omaha” are no longer acceptable references."
Post by Floyd R. Turbo on Apr 5, 2019 12:39:34 GMT -5
I don't see UCLA presenting themselves as "Los Angeles" or UNLV styling it "Las Vegas".
UNO was once the city-owned University of Omaha before it was merged in the late 60s with the University of Nebraska, and the State of Nebraska started subsidizing its operations. If the school wants to be known as "Omaha", fine...but if they don't want to have "Nebraska" as part of their name, State of Nebraska funding should cease.