OMAHA - The newest University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) sports team kicks off their season on Saturday, Oct. 15, as UNO's wheelchair basketball team takes on Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU).
The team, which was formally announced this past April, will play two games against SMSU at UNO's Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) building. The first game will tip of at 3 p.m. while the second game will begin at 4:30 p.m.
There is no cost to attend the game and parking on the UNO campus is free and open to the public on the weekend.
UNO's team is coached by Mike Kult, assistant director of facilities for HPER. Team members are: Alonte Davis, Miguel Escobar, Joshua Maier, Jeromie Meyer, Alex Nguyen, Brent Reiger, Porter Ronan and Mackenzie Voecks.
Future games are currently being scheduled for the team's first season in the Intercollegiate division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.