Got an e-mail from UMD today. I'll let you read it.
UMD STATEMENT REGARDING THE WOMEN'S HOCKEY PROGRAMEmphasis mine. Err on the side of caution, I always say. This is the right move.
The University of Minnesota-Duluth Athletic Department is working cooperatively with the NCAA to resolve a question of eligibility for Iya Gavrilova, a member of the Bulldog women's hockey team. An investigation by UMD and the NCAA is currently underway. UMD cannot comment on current, pending, or potential investigations.
UMD is withholding Ms. Gavrilova from further competition pending the results of the investigation.
Evidently, this is more serious than I had been previously aware of.
Hopefully, nothing comes of this, because a ruling against UMD on this issue could have serious ramifications, and that would be disastrous when you consider that UMD is hosting the Women's Frozen Four at the DECC next month.
I also hope that the NCAA doesn't drag their feet on this issue. We need an answer soon so all involved parties can move on, no matter the result.