The Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks, currently being rebranded as the Omaha Mavericks and also historically known as the UNO Mavericks, are the sports teams of the University of Nebraska Omaha. They participate in the NCAA's Division I and in The Summit League, except in ice hockey, starting with the 2012-2013 season. The hockey program competed as a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association from 2009 to 2013; following a major realignment of hockey conferences, Omaha will become a charter member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) in the 2013–14 season.
The women's soccer and softball teams have won the NCAA's Division II's national championships, as has the wrestling team, who were seven-time national champions (1991, 2004–2006 and 2009–2011) before the program was disbanded in 2011.
Formerly a long-time member of the North Central Conference, UNO joined the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association on July 1, 2008 after the NCC ceased operations. In March 2011, the school announced its intentions to move from Division II to Division I and join The Summit League. In the process it would abandon its football and wrestling programs to better fit with the sports sponsored by The Summit League and to maintain Title IX compliance. Wrestling had been the school's most successful sport with national championships in 1991, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Football also had a long, successful history with multiple conference championships (1983–1984, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2004–2007) and several NCAA Division II tournament appearances. Marlin Briscoe, first black starting quarterback in modern American professional football (the American Football League), attended and played for UNO from 1964-1967. As part of its Division I move, Omaha added men's soccer (becoming the only school in the University of Nebraska system to sponsor the sport for men) and men's golf, both of which are sponsored by The Summit League. Hockey will move to the new NCHC starting with the 2013-14 season.
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