The Nighthawks' home opener is now slated for Friday, Oct. 12
The Omaha Nighthawks officially became the first UFL expansion team on April 15, 2010. After the league conducted a “Name the Team” contest for the Omaha franchise — which garnered more than 9,000 entries — the moniker “Nighthawks” was announced May 5. The franchise’s logo features the F-117 Nighthawk — better known to the world as the Stealth fighter. This design reflects Omaha’s strong ties to nearby Offutt Air Force Base.
The Nighthawks went 3-5 under head coach Jeff Jagodzinski during the team’s inaugural season in 2010. Joe Moglia replaced Jagodzinski for the Nighthawks’ 2011 campaign and produced a 1-4 record for the season, which was shortened due to financial constraints. Current head coach Bart Andrus was hired in the spring of 2012.
Fans who have been following the UFL since its birth in 2009 remain passionate about their teams. All through the spring, the phones rang and the emails chimed: Will you be back? When will tickets go on sale? When does the season start?
CBS Sports Network stepped up and did a TV deal that offered the UFL the sort of exposure so necessary for a young league to thrive. The UFL in turn scheduled its games for Wednesday nights and Friday nights, filling programming voids. Every game will be televised and of course 1620 the Zone will carry all of the action.
2012 Omaha Nighthawks Schedule
Friday, Sept. 28: Omaha at Sacramento, 10 p.m. (W 24-20)
Wednesday. Oct. 3: Omaha at Las Vegas, 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12: Virginia at Omaha, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct, 17: Las Vegas at Omaha, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23: Sacramento at Omaha, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Omaha at Las Vegas, 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 9: Omaha at Virginia, 8:30 pm.
Friday, Nov. 16: Virginia at Omaha, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1: Time and place to be determined
* All games are subject to change
* All times cst