Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks is a sports association that has 16 teams sponsored by the University of Nebraska Omaha. They are located in Omaha, Nebraska, and are run by Trev Alberts. The branch is a member of the NCAA Division I and is a member of the Conference Summit League, except for hockey players who belong to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Among the most successful disciplines are baseball, basketball, football, swimming, and wrestling.
Meaning and History
Modern versions of university emblems date back to 1997 when an unbranded bull was chosen as the main element. This image was used for two periods until it received a new design – abstract.
1997 – 2003
The logo of that time depicts the head of a bull with powerful horns. The look of the animal is stern, frowning, as evidenced by frowning eyebrows and swollen nostrils as if a bull is preparing to attack an opponent or wants to frighten him with a formidable look. There are two inscriptions: in the first row – the name “University of Nebraska Omaha” in small print, in the second – the nickname “Mavericks” in large letters with a bend at the bottom. The main colors of the logo are red-crimson, black, light blue, and white. There is also a gray border.
2004 – 2010
In 2004, the management decided to simplify the palette, so they dropped most of the colors, leaving only dark crimson, black and white. They form a contrasting background and create an aura of tension. This is a psychological trick to intimidate an opponent. The drawing style has also been changed: the number of strokes and small details have been reduced. The words have a dark border.
2011 – present
Now an abstract version is used, in which only the corporate palette remained from the previous logos. The design is made in the shape of the letter “O.” The inscriptions have disappeared.
The modern version consists of two parts, combined in the form of “O.” It depicts stylized horns with pointed ends. They do not intersect, but run parallel and directed inward. Moreover, one element is red, and the second is black. The background is a negative space formed by two closed lines.