The Board of Regents is scheduled to vote Friday on a resolution to eliminate three men's sports. If it passes, some donors plan to stop donating and buying season tickets for football and other sports.
Big Ten teams will play 24 games between each other and four vs. Arizona State. While it's disappointing the Gophers won't face regional rivals, just having a season is a victory in these coronavirus-marred times.
Friday's Board of Regents meeting will start about 9:15 a.m., at McNamara Alumni Center and by video conference. The vote on whether to drop three Gophers men's sports — tennis, gymnastics and track and field — is scheduled toward meeting's end.
While the University of Minnesota's plan to cut three sports caught many by surprise, the school started putting the language into some contracts last year. 'Our intent is to continue this practice,' AD Mark Coyle said.
On Sept. 26, 1920, two weeks before Fritz Pollard made his debut with the Akron Pros, Bobby Marshall, a Black lawyer from Minneapolis, played both ways at end as his Rock Island (Ill.) Independents blanked the visiting St. Paul Ideals 48-0.