More than 1,000 students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends on Aug. 24, 2014, helped “Unleash” Maverick Monument, the 8-foot-tall, 1,600-pound bronze mascot statue the UNO Alumni Association presented to campus in commemoration of the association’s 100th anniversary.


Artist Profile

Learn more about the prodigious talent of Maverick Monument sculptor Jocelyn Russell, a wildlife artist for 25 years with commissions throughout the United States, including BYU’s and statues for the U.S. Marine Corps Museum and Boy Scouts of America.


A Bust at Baxter

Starting in 2015, the UNO Maverick began standing watch over Baxter Arena with installation of an exact head and shoulders replica of the Maverick Monument statue.


Maverick History

Maverick Monument is the first statue representing what has been UNO’s mascot since a student vote in 1971 — and the first mascot statue in the University of Nebraska system.


Learn More

Want more cowbell? Click here to see a great video about Maverick Monument's unleashing in 2014. Also follow links to learn about Maverick Monument Plaza in front of the HPER Building.