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The NCAA said this week conferences can now select the two teams for their championship game in any way they see fit
Otomewo, selected with the No. 165 overall pick, got a four-year, $3.97 million contract with a signing bonus of $309,048 and will count $782,262 on the 2022 cap
The NCAA now allows student-athletes one opportunity to transfer schools and not be forced to sit out a season. The 6-foot-11 Garcia used that when he went from Marquette to North Carolina between the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.
The NCAA set Sunday as the deadline for players to leave their current school and still maintain eligibility at their new destination next season

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Playing at Xcel Energy Center for the first time since he was a Delano high schooler five years ago, Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Ben Meyers had his own cheering section of former Gophers teammates in his return to Minnesota.
“It was euphoric,” Mafe told local media members. “My phone was sitting on the table and then all of sudden, I got a call."
“We are disappointed to move the game indoors,” head coach P.J. Fleck said in a statement.
The case involves Tom “Chico” Adrahtas, who began coaching youth hockey in Illinois in the early 1980s, worked as an assistant men’s coach for the University of Minnesota in 1984-85 and coached elsewhere until 2018.
Boye Mafe could be first defensive player picked in the first round of the NFL Draft in more than 20 years
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In 2006, Maroney had hoped to be selected by the Vikings, who held the No. 17 pick in the draft. But they instead took linebacker Chad Greenway.

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The Big Ten’s basketball tournaments are coming to Minnesota for the first time.
Former SCSU player and assistant coach from Detroit Lakes has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota
The 6-foot-11 Prior Lake native left North Carolina via the NCAA transfer portal on Wednesday

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