UNO Board of Regents to decide wrestling fate on Friday March 25th

Posted on 21st March 2011 in UNO Wrestling Post

University officials say the public will get a say in what happens with wrestling.  However they are quick to point out that they are committed to ensuring the long-term viability and success of UNO athletics.  We need to have our voices heard.  Please email the board and let them know why they should keep wrestling.

·         tclare@nebraska.edu
·         hhawks@nebraska.edu
·         chassebrook@nebraska.edu
·         bwhitehouse@nebraska.edu
·         jmcclurg@nebraska.edu
·         kschroeder@nebraska.edu
·         bphares@nebraska.edu
·         rferlic@nebraska.edu
·         unkregent@unk.edu
·         unlregent@unl.edu
·         unmcregent@unmc.edu
·         unoregent@mail.unomaha.edu
·         johnchristensen@unomaha.edu

Post a comment once you have sent an email.  Lets try to get 100+ by Friday!!

Top Booster: UNO Athletic Program Being ‘Destroyed’

Posted on 16th March 2011 in UNO Wrestling Post

Here is an excellent story from KETV Omaha:
Top Booster: UNO Athletic Program Being ‘Destroyed’

Trev Alberts Recommends Football, Wrestling Cut From UNO

 

OMAHA, Neb. — A major University of Nebraska-Omaha athletic booster was just days away from handing over a big check when athletic director Trev Alberts announced the conference change. Now, the booster’s not only pulling his money, he’s also quitting the athletic board.

The memories of football at UNO mean a lot to former Maverick linebacker Van Deeb. He’s given money to the athletic department for 20 years and he’s been an athletic board member for 18 years. But Deeb said after the last few days, it’s all over.

“It’s a 100-year-old program that’s being destroyed,” Deeb said.

Deeb said the memories are starting to fade after Alberts’ recommendation that football and wrestling be cut as UNO joins a new conference.

“My heart goes out to Coach Denney, Coach Behrns and all the coaches and student-athletes affected by this,” Deeb said.

A longtime booster, Deeb was days away from making one of his largest donations ever to fund a new facility in the Sapp fieldhouse.

“(It’s) a welcome center for the recruits and their parents to come and visit with the coaches,” Deeb said.

The facility, however, will only remain on paper because Deeb said he is pulling his money.

“I’m no longer interested in supporting that project,” Deeb said.

Deeb said he will also leave the Maverick athletic board.

“It doesn’t seem like we’re involved in any decisions,” Deeb said.

Deeb said Alberts is making too many unilateral decisions, adding he believes Alberts is recommending the cuts for personal gain.

“One of my biggest concerns is that this is just a stepping stone for Trev,” Deeb said. “I guarantee you that Trev Alberts didn’t come back to little old Omaha, Nebraska just to hang out and have a program without football.”

Deeb said he’s holding out hope that UNO football and wrestling could be saved by Chancellor John Christensen.

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We feel your pain Nebraska

Posted on 15th March 2011 in CO Wrestling
Trev's looking out for #1 (not the #1 wrestling program though)

Trev's looking out for #1 (not the #1 wrestling program though)

It’s difficult at best to like Trev Alberts after demolishing the best program in the Nation for Division II.  The Colorado Wrestling message boards are lighting up with disgust for Trev, and we feel for the Nebraska Wrestling community and UNO Wrestling program. 

Click here to view the Colorado Wrestling Message boards

Trev Alberts UNO Athletic Director Makes decision to cut Wrestling

Posted on 15th March 2011 in UNO Wrestling Post

Trev Alberts,  Athletic Director at the University of Nebraska-Omaha recently informed the UNO wrestling team that the program would be cut just hours after winning the NCAA Division II National Title last weekend.  Mr. Alberts called Coach Denney and informed him personally.    Coach Denney has been the head coach for 32 years.  Under his direction UNO Wrestling has won 6 Division II National Titles in the last 8 years, and 8 national titles during his career. 

Mr. Alberts stated that the reasons behind the decision are for budgets.  The UNO Wrestling teams raises 90% of their annual budget.  In fact, the budget has not changed in 31 years.

UNO Wrestling needs your support.  Contact the board of Regents:

·         tclare@nebraska.edu
·         hhawks@nebraska.edu
·         chassebrook@nebraska.edu
·         bwhitehouse@nebraska.edu
·         jmcclurg@nebraska.edu
·         kschroeder@nebraska.edu
·         bphares@nebraska.edu
·         rferlic@nebraska.edu
·         unkregent@unk.edu
·         unlregent@unl.edu
·         unmcregent@unmc.edu
·         unoregent@mail.unomaha.edu
·         johnchristensen@unomaha.edu

 Here are some other highlights of the situation:

http://www.themat.com/section.php?section_id=3&page=showarticle&ArticleID=23334

http://themat.com/section.php?section_id=3&page=showarticle&ArticleID=23332

http://www.facebook.com/pages/UNO-Maverick-Wrestling/128287802061

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