1.A tough call: Shocking announcements today from both St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota Crookston — both schools are eliminating their football programs.
Both schools cited a lack of funding, and St. Cloud State also said that aligning with the requirements of Title-9 was a factor in its decision.
2. In happier football news: The Robbinsdale Armstrong High School band is making its fourth appearance at the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 in Tampa and their last under retiring band director Todd Burkholder. He told John Hines on the WCCO Morning News that it'll be extra special with the Gophers playing in the game.