There is already a lengthy thread on this very topic although there has not been a post in it since October:
FYI, unless Iowa State had a way better arena deal than UNO has in the Centurylink Center, I have my doubts that your statement about finances is true. Otherwise they'd be in the same boat in this regard. The only way UNO has kept afloat is because they have been in the top 10 in attendance every year of the program's existence (most of those years in the top 5). The ONLY revenue UNO derives from playing in the Centurylink Center is from ticket sales. This is the reason that UNO is building it's own on-campus arena, which any program that is truly serious about hockey must have. Our situation is also different because it is THE revenue sport at UNO so it matters here more than it might at ISU.