Omaha Press Club’s January Noon Forum featured Trev Alberts, UNO’s Director of Athletics.
Alberts started at UNO in 2009. Last year, Alberts’ plan to reclassify UNO athletics from Division 2 to Division 1 was approved by the board of regents. In July of 2011, Alberts secured a spot for the UNO Hockey Team in the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
He said UNO Hockey makes up 92% of the total revenue generated in the department and that the move would help strengthen Maverick Hockey as UNO’s flagship sport. Alberts said that moving men’s basketball to the new Ralston arena is going to be a positive move for the university, the students and the fans.
"One of the best feelings I ever get is coming into the 3rd period, like we did against Duluth, when we had about 15,000 or so that were there, and looking at the student section and seeing about 500 to 1000 students really enjoying the student engagement piece of being a student at UNO. That’s what we can do. That’s what it’s about.
Trev Alberts’ presentation airs on KIOS at Noon on Monday, February 13th.