The UNO Wrestling team won the battle but may have lost the war, capturing a third consecutive national championship just hours before learning the program is poised to be permanently cut.
Institutions don't last long without solid foundations.
Murderer's Row," head coach Mike Denney called them.
UNO captured the Super Region 2 wrestling championship last weekend in Findlay, Ohio. They did so in dominating fashion. All 10 Mavs qualified for the national championship tournament in Kearney on March 11 and 12.
The No. 1 ranked UNO wrestling team dominated the MIAA Duals, going 3-0 and outscoring opponents 120-19.
UNO's wrestlers traveled north and passed their first road test of the duals season, beating No. 8 Minnesota State 22-12 Friday night in Mankato, Minn.
The top-ranked UNO wrestling team won seven of nine contested weight classes Saturday against Nebraska-Kearney, rolling to a 29-6 victory.