After a summer filled with the sideshow of Belkis and Buckhead's fleecing of the athletic department, it's finally time to turn our attention back to the ice as the Mavs formally start to practice this weekend. It's about frickin' time that the focus of fans returns to the team and away from the schenanigans of the corrupt former administration in the Eppley building.
And friends, there is a lot to look forward to this season. Last year's CCHA Player of the Year and Hobey Baker finalist Scott Parse returns to lead UNO for his senior season. UNO made the NCAA tournament in just their 9th year of existence with a lineup of underclassmen who return to provide even more depth.
Word out of the UNO ticket office is that season ticket sales are up (10%?) and excitement and confidence is quietly building across town in the 2006-07 edition of the Mavs. A neat promotion to open the season on Tuesday, October 10th with a bang is the "Pack the Q" drive, with proceeds going to UNO women's soccer and the Nebraska Medical Center for Cancer Research. $10 gets all fans in, but tickets must be ordered by next Tuesday.
The Red-White scrimmage will be at 4:30 pm on Saturday October 7th at Tranquility... Should be a great way to spend the afternoon before the Nebraska-Iowa State game that evening.