Judge Tells UNO to Provide Info on Dropped Sports

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A judge has ordered the University of Nebraska at Omaha to release records relating to its decision to drop the football and wrestling programs in 2011.

Omaha attorney Mike Degan filed a lawsuit in April on behalf of 13 student-athletes who were seeking documents through a public-records request. UNO, chancellor John Christensen and athletic director Trev Alberts were named as defendants.

The lawsuit contended UNO set unreasonable conditions for the release of records, and Douglas County District Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf agreed in Wednesday's ruling. She gave UNO 30 days to comply.

Degan has said his clients want to know if officials planned to drop football before they signed recruits to letters of intent in February 2011.

A UNO spokesman said the university's general counsel is reviewing the order.

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