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Wrestling with the truth in Nebraska

Nebraska-Omaha says wrestling, football programs must be cut; analysis differs

Updated: May 11, 2011, 4:47 PM ET
By Paula Lavigne | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- The chance to play football was "98 percent" of the reason Max Dennis decided to enroll at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2007, even if it meant paying out-of-state tuition with not even a partial athletic scholarship.

Four years and almost $80,000 in student loans later, Dennis lost his final year as a linebacker for the Mavericks when the university announced in March it planned to drop its football and wrestling programs and move to Division I.

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