University of Minnesota officials are warning students who plan to dress up for Halloween to select their costumes with care. Student affairs advisers sent an email asking students to pick costumes that don't "perpetuate racial, cultural or gender stereotypes."
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has taken an open-ended leave of absence from the team to focus on treatment and management of his epilepsy. The university announced the decision Thursday, before a scheduled news conference with athletic director Norwood Teague and defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys.
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced plans Friday to cut administrative costs by $90 million over the next six years. Kalar told the Board of Regents he wants to cut $15 million a year, starting this year.
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has approved an agreement in which Fairview Health Services would provide $90 million in financial support to the university's medical school over a 10-year period.
New Minnesota coach Richard Pitino has hired Dan McHale from Seton Hall to complete his staff. The addition of McHale was finalized by the university on Friday. McHale was an assistant at Seton Hall for three years.
Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague's first big coaching search lasted all of nine days, a relatively short period of time for a decision on a job as high profile as the school's men's basketball coach.
Bryan Bjerk had options in his future in college athletics. The Grand Forks Red River High School senior was a first team all-state offensive lineman in football each of the last two seasons.On Wednesday, Bjerk said, he signed a letter of intent to compete in track at the University of Minnesota.
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