UNO Alumnus Bo McCalebb Makes Headlines, Draws Fans on Facebook

UNO alumnus and former UNO Privateer Bo McCalebb has just enjoyed a banner week in a standout career. The former UNO basketball star was recognized last week by Allstate Sugar Bowl for a special award as a professional athlete then he decided to turn down an opportunity to play for the San Antonio Spurs and continue his playing career with Fenerbahce Ulker in Turkey.

As McCalebb made headlines, the UNO Privateers saw spikes on Facebook.

The athletic department's website and social media page on Facebook saw more reaches than ever, according to Jason Plotkin, athletics media director. More than 24,000 unique users reached the UNO Privateers Facebook page and linked to the UNO Privateers website during a span of several days that included several articles about McCalebb.

"We have noticed a very significant jump in the viewership of our social media platforms anytime we post a story about Bo," said Plotkin. "The 'Bo Bump' has provided a mechanism in which alumni and fans from around the world have gotten to learn more not only about one of the all-time Privateer greats, but about our institution.”