Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Not good.

Got an e-mail from UMD today. I'll let you read it.

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.
Emphasis mine. Err on the side of caution, I always say. This is the right move.

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.

1 comment:

MeanEgirl said...

Bruce... give me a call this weekend. Actually, I'll probably just come up and visit you in the pressbox.

Are the wife and son making the trip too? You should let me know.....