Thursday October 29 the UNO Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams hosted an event called “Maverick Madness” at the new Baxter Arena for fans to meet the teams, win prizes and pick up their season tickets. The event was open to students, fans, and all community members to showcase this years teams and create hype for not only the upcoming basketball season, but also the opening of Baxter Arena.
Both the Men’s and Women’s team played a 10 min scrimmage game, competed in 3-point shootouts, & a slam dunk contest. One of the students in the audience got the chance win free UNO tuition by shooting a layup, free throw, 3-point shot, and a half court shot in 45 seconds. Other Maverick fans won gift cards to the “Maverick Locker Room” where they can pick our UNO gear and accessories. They also kicked off Homecoming week by announcing all of the candidates in UNO’s Homecoming court.
Afterwards the players of both teams had a Meet and Greet with their fans. They signed autographs and took pictures with children.
UNO fans walking up to get their season passes.
UNO Cheer Team walking onto the court.
Empty seats awaiting fans arrival before the event.
UNO Men’s Basketball warming up for their scrimmage.
UNO Men’s Basketball player shoots for 3 point shot during the scrimmage game.
“The Bull Pen” sign draped over the UNO Student Section.
Overview of the crowds at Maverick Madness.
UNO Women’s Basketball Team meeting fans and signing autographs.
UNO Men’s Basketball Team meeting young fans and signing autographs.
Fans playing and checking out the Basketball Court.
Fans shooting some hoops during the Teams’ Meet and Greet.