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Mavs_Rule
07-22-2006, 04:15 PM
Published Saturday
July 22, 2006

UNO gets talented receiver

BY ROB WHITE




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A speedy wide receiver who once committed to a scholarship offer from USC will be playing for UNO this fall.

Mike Bolio, a 5-foot-11, 195-pounder, has taken the scenic route to Division II, having played just one of the last four seasons after completing his high school career at North Torrance (Calif.).

"I'm happy with where I ended up," Bolio said. "I love the coaching staff and I like the city. I have no regrets. I made a couple of mistakes. Two years ago I was slacking off in school and it cost me a scholarship."

Most recently, Bolio was at Marshall. He didn't play there because he was ineligible after receiving a C-minus instead of the C that he needed in a junior college class.

His five-year clock to complete his four years of eligibility in Division I would have expired after this season, and he would have had to pass a nearly impossible course load in the spring to be eligible.

However, because of differences between Division I and II, Bolio has two - and perhaps three - seasons of eligibility left at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

"He's an extremely talented kid, one of the top two or three I ever coached in 18 years," said Steve Schmitz, who coached Bolio at Los Angeles Harbor College.

Schmitz said Bolio is a "legit 4.3 guy," in the 40-yard dash.

Besides academic issues, Bolio has been sidelined by more than his fair share of bad luck.

He tore a hamstring in track in his senior year of high school in 2002, and when the injury lingered into fall camp before his first junior college season, he decided to attend part-time so that his five-year clock wouldn't start.

Before the 2003 season he suffered a concussion in a car accident and again was unable to play.

He made it on the field, finally, in 2004. After catching 13 passes for 287 yards in his second game, he moved to quarterback because his team had been decimated by injuries at that position. He wound up a junior college All-American while totaling 2,393 yards (736 passing, 697 on returns, 578 rushing and 382 receiving), and accounting for 20 touchdowns.

That's when he committed to Southern California - picking the Trojans over Auburn, Florida, Oklahoma and Utah - but he found out later that two classes he had taken didn't transfer. He landed at Marshall, after nearly joining Michigan State, but was later ineligible. While at Marshall, he learned that his five-year clock had started his first year of junior college because he hadn't dropped down to part-time status soon enough.

Finally, Bolio said, he would have had to pass 24 hours in the spring semester just to be eligible this fall.

So he gave Schmitz a list of 10 Division II schools with winning programs that passed the ball regularly.

"I got hold of six of them, and five of them called Mike within a day or two," Schmitz said. "The other one must have thought it was a hoax."

Bolio said he chose UNO over South Dakota, Northwest Missouri State and Grand Valley State.

UNO is unable to comment on Bolio because he has not officially enrolled in school.

Bolio, 22, said he has stayed in good shape, working out with his former junior college team and by working with NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia, an acquaintance from his local gym.

RodentiaX1
07-22-2006, 04:19 PM
Goodie for you. I am wondering how this constitutes smack.

1stRowFANatic
07-22-2006, 04:26 PM
Sounds like he has got talent, he should help if can stay healthy and the credits in-line. But smack?

thebluehatman
07-22-2006, 04:31 PM
*yawn* He chose UNO over USD technically that is "smack against south dakota". i don't think getting a washed up reciever who under performs is much of a smack issue. oh well mav still gets a cookie for trying to look like he knows how to talk smack.

NightHawk78
07-22-2006, 05:00 PM
I don't think the USD board has a smack section, or that many members for that matter. Mavs_Rule probably thinks he can lay the most smack on USD (and SDSU since he chose UNO over us ::)) by posting on our board. Posting on the NCC board would be even more futile as they have next-to-no activity there.

filbert
07-22-2006, 11:27 PM
I don't think the USD board has a smack section, or that many members for that matter. Mavs_Rule probably thinks he can lay the most smack on USD (and SDSU since he chose UNO over us ::)) by posting on our board. Posting on the NCC board would be even more futile as they have next-to-no activity there.

You guys all missed it. The article MavsRule posted did a fine job of smacking Division II all by itself:


His five-year clock to complete his four years of eligibility in Division I would have expired after this season, and he would have had to pass a nearly impossible course load in the spring to be eligible.

However, because of differences between Division I and II, Bolio has two - and perhaps three - seasons of eligibility left at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Translation: Couldn't make it in D-I due to the higher academic requirements and stricter transfer standards so, down to D-II and UNO.

1bunnies
07-23-2006, 11:05 AM
UNO is getting a stud. A "Stupid Stud".

NightHawk78
07-23-2006, 04:09 PM
:-[ :-[ :-[ I screwed up. I should have found this article and posted it with the following comment:

DOES D-2 HAVE STANDARDS ANYMORE???

No wonder SDSU went to Division I. :)

jackmd
07-23-2006, 04:42 PM
I don't think the USD board has a smack section, or that many members for that matter. Mavs_Rule probably thinks he can lay the most smack on USD (and SDSU since he chose UNO over us ::)) by posting on our board. Posting on the NCC board would be even more futile as they have next-to-no activity there.

You guys all missed it. The article MavsRule posted did a fine job of smacking Division II all by itself:


His five-year clock to complete his four years of eligibility in Division I would have expired after this season, and he would have had to pass a nearly impossible course load in the spring to be eligible.

However, because of differences between Division I and II, Bolio has two - and perhaps three - seasons of eligibility left at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Translation: Couldn't make it in D-I due to the higher academic requirements and stricter transfer standards so, down to D-II and UNO.

Furthur translation, USD wanted this guy and he would have madethe cut at the "Ivy League" school of the Dakota's. I wonder if there current stud RB is in the same boat? My understanding is that several players that were interested in SDSU wound up at USD for similar reasons.

MilwaukeeJacksAlum
07-24-2006, 03:13 PM
Get him a tutor quick. He sounds like a stud, but doubt he'll ever play all of his eligiblity out even at UNO. Guys don't all of a sudden find themselves and start studying after spending the first 22 years of their lives not worrying about schoolwork. It just doesn't work that way.

NightHawk78
07-24-2006, 03:55 PM
Typical fall class list for the average UNO football player:

Intercollegiate Activities - Football (3 cr.)
Leadership Development (3 cr. - Note: course meets at the football practice field)
Physical Education - Football (3 cr.)
History of Football in Nebraska (3 cr.)

All of the new UNO players should be able to start their collegiate career on the right foot with this class schedule! :)

SF_Rabbit_Fan
07-24-2006, 07:02 PM
Do UNO Football players have to commute to Lincoln for the "History of Football in Nebraska" course, or is it an internet class? That might be a tough class for UNO players, as their football team wouldn't likely be discussed. Although, several years from now they might be mentioned, by that time football at UNO might be history. ;D

JBNJBQ
07-25-2006, 06:38 AM
UNO is getting a stud. A "Stupid Stud".


I don't know about this young man's intelligence level, but I am told they have installed new signs in the home team locker room at UNO's football stadium recently:


http://www.funnyhub.com/pictures/img/bathroom-for-morons.jpg


They have been having water problems in Omaha lately so perhaps they are just doing the best they can with their limited dII resources. There seems to be a lot of confusion at uno right now.


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


JBNJBQ

jackrabit1
07-25-2006, 10:50 AM
You should also put in another sign...

"Don't Eat the Big White Mints!" ;D

thebluehatman
07-27-2006, 02:49 PM
http://mud.mm-a4.yimg.com/image/1216304137
http://mud.mm-a4.yimg.com/image/1218220789
hopefully these two ladies from your athletic program don't scare this "super stud" away because i know they'd scare me away from your school if your athletic departments troubles didnt. apparently not every female at UNO looks like a model :'(

Mavs_Rule
07-28-2006, 09:17 AM
Bluehatboy


Can you beat this. Some of your own posters have agreed that these girls are hot.
Did I mention that they are also National Champions!!



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/jr4311/team_soccerfinal4_2005.gif

Mavs_Rule
07-28-2006, 09:25 AM
Now if you want to find a ugly chick on the UNO campus. Look no farther than this butt ugly women. If you would like to see her in person just go out to the Omaha Country Club or look for a chick who is driving a really expensive car.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/jr4311/belck.jpg

1stRowFANatic
07-28-2006, 11:02 AM
Now if you want to find a ugly chick on the UNO campus. Look no farther than this butt ugly women. If you would like to see her in person just go out to the Omaha Country Club or look for a chick who is driving a really expensive car.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/jr4311/belck.jpg


Good smack deserves acknowledgment. Even self inflicted smack. I know this is smack board, but seriously, is she gone? Is there anyway she can save her job?

NightHawk78
07-28-2006, 02:49 PM
Perhaps the website for the UNO message board should be: www.firebelck.com.

JBNJBQ
07-29-2006, 08:09 PM
Perhaps the website for the UNO message board should be: www.firebelck.com.


Boy they sure do turn on one of their own fast in Omaha:


http://www.dickinson.edu/~klinem/fr236/Jeanne%20d'Arc/jeannelarson.jpg


It sounds to me like they have a different kind of fire in mind. They must be really close to their money down there.


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


JBNJBQ

1stRowFANatic
08-12-2006, 06:47 PM
Hey Mav Boys, your stud, along with a few other receivers, is no where to be found. Maybe he is smarter than we thought. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D (subscription site but free)

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=38&u_sid=2222740&u_rnd=7147100

MilwaukeeJacksAlum
08-15-2006, 09:29 AM
now that's a little embarrassing.

NightHawk78
08-15-2006, 10:00 AM
The Mavs might have to use the wishbone offense this year if they can't get any wide receivers to show up to camp.::) ::) ::)

Actually, implenting an old-school offensive scheme may boost the UNO program since many Nebraska football fans are still not sold on Coach Callahan's West Coast offense......

thebluehatman
08-15-2006, 01:08 PM
its sad to see the mav boys have no response to this maybe its a sign they don't pay much attention to D-2 sports. :'( toss me a beer so i can make a toast to these wise athletes from UNO. [smiley=beer.gif]

JBNJBQ
08-18-2006, 12:51 PM
Hey Mav Boys, your stud, along with a few other receivers, is no where to be found. Maybe he is smarter than we thought. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D (subscription site but free)

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=38&u_sid=2222740&u_rnd=7147100


In an effort to help our poor little JR. High friends at UNO, I have sent the following item to each of their football coachs by UPS:


http://www.homedepot.com/cmc_upload/HDUS/EN_US/asset/images/eplus/165099_3.jpg


I don't think they will be able to find studs that don't want to be found though.....

They probably have bags over their heads?

hahahahaha Perhaps they are in "Sack"remento? hahahahahaha


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


JBNJBQ

Mavs_Rule
08-18-2006, 04:45 PM
How come your D1 program doesn't get kids like this?





Central grad Prater joins Mavericks

BY ROB WHITE




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Nate Prater arrived at football practice Thursday for the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Nate Prater, 6-foot-3 and 261 pounds, is eligible to play right away as a redshirt freshman.

The former Kansas State tight end recruit from Omaha Central became officially enrolled late Wednesday afternoon, and received his release from Kansas State late Thursday morning after UNO's first practice of the day.

He became eligible to practice when he was accepted into school, and became eligible to compete and receive financial aid once the release arrived from K-State.

"I think he's going to be a good addition for us," UNO coach Pat Behrns said. "He will have a chance to play, but how soon we get to that point is going to be a factor."

Prater, 6-foot-3 and 261 pounds, is eligible to play right away as a redshirt freshman. Tight end, though, is one of the few spots on the UNO roster that is unaffected by injury.

Zac Herold is a returning NCAA Division II All-American. Juniors Jake Krause and Brian Hohlen are other veterans at the position.

The Mavericks have been practicing since Aug. 8 and open the season Sept. 2 at home against the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Prater caught 15 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns as a senior in Omaha Central's run-oriented offense. As a junior he had 31 catches for 415 yards.

He redshirted in 2005, then left Kansas State after new coach Ron Prince started fall camp.

Prater was still wavering on his destination late Wednesday night before joining UNO, where he reunites with redshirt freshman running back Robert Wesley, a friend from Central who was one of the Mavs' top recruits last year.

Prater is also the brother of former UNO wide receiver Randy Hopkins.

Though his team is deep at tight end, Behrns could use another healthy offensive lineman or two.

All-North Central Conference tackle Ben Hochstein has been out with a patella tendon injury to his already surgically repaired knee, and rest has been prescribed. His status will be evaluated the week of the season opener.

The other projected starting tackle, Dan Green, hasn't gone through a full practice since spraining his ankle in the first practice. Jake Sjuts, shifted from starting guard to tackle, also has been affected by an ankle injury, as has No. 1 center Aaron Bierman.

The Mavs have been rotating in two true freshmen with the No. 1 unit: Nate Wissink of Lincoln Pius X and Harrison Lingenfelter of Plainview, Neb. Behrns said the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Wissink, in particular, had made strides.


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jackrabit1
08-18-2006, 04:47 PM
How come your D1 program doesn't get kids like this?





Central grad Prater joins Mavericks

BY ROB WHITE




WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER


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»
UNO Football

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Nate Prater arrived at football practice Thursday for the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Nate Prater, 6-foot-3 and 261 pounds, is eligible to play right away as a redshirt freshman.

The former Kansas State tight end recruit from Omaha Central became officially enrolled late Wednesday afternoon, and received his release from Kansas State late Thursday morning after UNO's first practice of the day.

He became eligible to practice when he was accepted into school, and became eligible to compete and receive financial aid once the release arrived from K-State.

"I think he's going to be a good addition for us," UNO coach Pat Behrns said. "He will have a chance to play, but how soon we get to that point is going to be a factor."

Prater, 6-foot-3 and 261 pounds, is eligible to play right away as a redshirt freshman. Tight end, though, is one of the few spots on the UNO roster that is unaffected by injury.

Zac Herold is a returning NCAA Division II All-American. Juniors Jake Krause and Brian Hohlen are other veterans at the position.

The Mavericks have been practicing since Aug. 8 and open the season Sept. 2 at home against the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Prater caught 15 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns as a senior in Omaha Central's run-oriented offense. As a junior he had 31 catches for 415 yards.

He redshirted in 2005, then left Kansas State after new coach Ron Prince started fall camp.

Prater was still wavering on his destination late Wednesday night before joining UNO, where he reunites with redshirt freshman running back Robert Wesley, a friend from Central who was one of the Mavs' top recruits last year.

Prater is also the brother of former UNO wide receiver Randy Hopkins.

Though his team is deep at tight end, Behrns could use another healthy offensive lineman or two.

All-North Central Conference tackle Ben Hochstein has been out with a patella tendon injury to his already surgically repaired knee, and rest has been prescribed. His status will be evaluated the week of the season opener.

The other projected starting tackle, Dan Green, hasn't gone through a full practice since spraining his ankle in the first practice. Jake Sjuts, shifted from starting guard to tackle, also has been affected by an ankle injury, as has No. 1 center Aaron Bierman.

The Mavs have been rotating in two true freshmen with the No. 1 unit: Nate Wissink of Lincoln Pius X and Harrison Lingenfelter of Plainview, Neb. Behrns said the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Wissink, in particular, had made strides.


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Ummm... perhaps it's because we don't go for head cases!

thebluehatman
08-18-2006, 04:54 PM
How come your D1 program doesn't get kids like this?


Because not everyone from Omaha stinks like certain people and your supposed studs :o
and we got a good group of Tight Ends, and we dont want a D-1 reject who can't cut it.