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Minnesota West appeals athletic probation

WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College President Richard Shrubb has formally appealed probation of the school’s athletics programs.

After an Oct. 26 football game in Brainerd, an incident occurred between the Minnesota West and Central Lakes teams, and an altercation followed in the parking lot between some Bluejay players and opposing fans. In response, the Minnesota College Athletic Conference put the entire MW athletic program on probation for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.

Shrubb offered a counterproposal to suspend the football program only. Shrubb asked the MCAC to suspend the program for a period of time to allow for a review.

MCAC Executive Committee President Steve Crittenden said the appeal and counteroffer had been received, but no decision has been made.

Shrubb has tapped former MW President Ron Wood to head an ad hoc committee designed to create recommendations for the funding and management of football.

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