FACTS AND FIGURES
All-time record: 440-387-30
First game: Oct. 14, 1911, a 25-0 win over Nebraska Deaf
Last game: Nov. 13, 2010, a 62-61 win over Truman State
Conference championships: 14 (won or shared)
>> 24th and Evans Streets
>> Fort Omaha
>> 30th and Wirt Streets
>> Western League Park, (15th and Vinton Streets)
>> Benson Field
>> Rosenblatt Stadium
>> Caniglia Field
>> Ponies (1912)
>> Crimson & Black (1913)
>> Maroons (1920-24)
>> Cardinals (1924-39)
>> Indians (1939-71)
>> Mavericks (1971-2010)
>> Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
>> Central Intercollegiate Conference (1959-67)
>> Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (1968-71)
>> Great Plains Conference (1972)
>> North Central Conference (1935-42 and 1977-2007)
>> Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (2007-2011)
>> The 1954 team completed a 10-0 season with a win over Eastern Kentucky in the Tangerine Bowl
>> In 1962, Omaha U. went 8-1-1 and won the Central Intercollegiate Conference championship, one of five it would win over seven seasons.
>> In 1980, UNO was ranked No. 1 in Division II for three weeks
>> UNO was ranked No. 2 in Division II at the end of the 1984 season, won 11 games for the first time (11-2) and shared the NCC title for the second straight season.
>> In 1996, after going 4-18 over the previous two seasons and 16-51 over the previous six, UNO went 10-2, won the NCC title and reached the Division II playoffs.
>> In 2000, UNO went 11-2 overall, including 9-0 in the NCC.
>> The 2007 team went 10-0 in the regular season, capping a streak of four straight seasons in which the Mavs won or shared the NCC title.
>> All-time Division II playoff record of 2-10
>> The 1984 team reached the national semifinals, losing at North Dakota State 25-14
>> UNO won the Tangerine Bowl in 1954, won the All-Sports Bowl in 1962, and lost in the Kanza Bowl in 2009
List of 32 All-Americans includes:
>> Joe Arenas, who later played seven seasons with the San Francisco 49ers in the 1950s and ranks seventh in NFL history in average yards per kickoff return at 27.3.
>> Bill Engelhardt, the national leader in total offense in 1954 who was an All-American single-wing tailback in 1955 and 1956.
>> Marlin Briscoe, who became the first black starting quarterback in professional football in 1968 for the Denver Broncos. The season before, he'd passed for 2,283 yards and 25 touchdowns for Omaha U.
>> Danny Fulton, who set an NCAA all-division record for receiving yards in 1976, with 1,581.
>> Justin Kammrad, who was third in voting for the Harlon Hill Trophy, the Division II Heisman, in 2003, after rushing for 1,866 yards.
>> Pat Behrns, (1994-2010) 124-68
Sandy Buda (1978-89) 84-49
Al Caniglia (1960-73) 74-55-5
Lloyd Cardwell, (1947-59) 57-53-2
>> Quarterback Ed Thompson became the first Division II player to rush and pass for more than 1,000 yards in the same season, in 1997. He did it again in 1998.
>> Adam Wright rushed for a school-record 3,926 yards from 1997 to 2000.
>> Brian Masek passed for school records of 7,155 yards and 70 touchdowns 2002-05.
>> Recent Mavericks who have played in the NFL include offensive lineman Chris Bober, defensive end Chris Cooper, receivers MarTay Jenkins and Ryan Krause, linebacker Kenny Ontaolu and tight end Zach Miller.
>> Wide receiver Bob Gordon starred in an 11-year career in the Canadian Football League.
>> Other notable former NFL players from UNO include halfback Joe Arenas, running back Gerald Allen, quarterback-wide receiver Marlin Briscoe, safety Rod Kush and tight end Brad Beckman.
>> Among the school's 26 players drafted by NFL teams were second-rounder Ron Sayers, running back, in 1969; third-round wide receiver Danny Fulton; fifth-rounders Rod Kush (safety, 1979) and John Walker (defensive tackle, 1983); and sixth-rounders Phil Wise (running back, 1971), MarTay Jenkins (wide receiver, 1999), Chris Cooper (defensive end, 2001), Ryan Krause (tight end, 2004) and Zach Miller (tight end), 2009.
>> 1917-18: No team. Flu and World War I.
>> 1930: Omaha U. became one of the first college football teams to fly to a game, a 30-mile trip to Fremont to play Midland.
>> 1943-46: No team. World War II.
>> 1953-56: Omaha U. wins 16 consecutive games.
>> 1954: Omaha U. caps undefeated season with a Tangerine Bowl win over Eastern Kentucky.
>> 1963: Omaha U. withdraws from the NCAA and is affiliated with the NAIA.
>> 1973: UNO returns to NCAA as independent.
>> 1978: UNO reaches the Division II playoffs.
>> 1980: UNO is ranked No. 1 in Division II for three weeks.
>> 1984: UNO reaches playoff semifinals and finishes with final No. 2 ranking.
>> 1996: UNO turnaround season includes NCAA title and trip to playoffs.
>> 1999: UNO leads Division II with 335.2 rushing yards per game. The Mavs also led Division II in rushing in 2006.
>> 2007: First undefeated regular season since 1954.
>> 2010: Caniglia Field gets a new video scoreboard, the primary use of a $1 million gift from the David Sokol family in honor of late son DJ Sokol.