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Nebraska-Omaha to make jump to D-I

Updated: March 13, 2011, 7:00 PM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- The University of Nebraska at Omaha announced Sunday that it plans to switch to the Division I Summit League and eliminate its football and wrestling teams in order to make its athletic program financially sustainable.

Athletic director Trev Alberts said the school was invited Friday to join the 10-team conference in 2012. The move will help the athletic program fix its money woes and Title IX violations and help renew interest in its sports teams, he said.

"This was ...

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