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Minnesota ends boycott threat, will go to Holiday Bowl

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The University of Minnesota football team’s boycott started with a bold demand for apologies and a threat to skip a bowl game if 10 teammates suspended after a sexual assault investigation weren’t reinstated. It ended less than 36 hours later, the university leadership never blinking, and the players backing down amid pressure from many who read details of the allegations. The Golden Gophers players announced Saturday morning that they planned to play in the Holiday Bowl, rescinding their boycott after…

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