Omaha Beef

Years of Existence: 2002-2004, 2005- as the Omaha Beef (UIF)
Venue: Omaha Civic Auditorium (Omaha, NE)
2002 - Playoff appearance
2003 - Semifinal appearance
2004 - Semifinal appearance
Lifetime Record: 31-16
Home: 20-3
Away: 11-13
Playoffs: 2-3
Average Attendance: 4,554

The Omaha Beef enjoyed three winning seasons and qualified for the postseason all three years in the NIFL. After a 9-5 first season, all the losses coming away from Nebraska, the Beef went to the postseason. Most notable was the Beef’s 60-9 victory over the LaCrosse Night Train in front of a franchise record 6,128 fans. In the playoffs, the Beef were defeated by the Bismarck Roughriders, 69-40. The Beef returned with a vengeance, finishing the regular season at 11-3. The Roughriders reared their heads in Nebraska by giving the Beef their first home loss in franchise history, 39-38. The regular season highlight for the Beef was an 81-14 drubbing of the Tri City Diesel. In the playoffs, the Beef would avenge their two losses to Bismarck, beating them 72-49. The Beef were then defeated by Utah, 62-51. Omaha would not go away, as the team finished the 2004 regular season at 9-5, once again losing only one home game, this time to Billings. The Beef managed a rare feat by shutting out the Lincoln Capitols, 54-0. The Beef defeated Sioux City in their first-round playoff game, but would not advance any further, losing to Billings, 68-59. Following the 2004 season, the franchise moved to the UIF.