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Gophers student-athletes hold sit-in days before potential vote by Board of Regents

Due to financial concerns related to COVID-19, the University of Minnesota plans to cut several sports and trim rosters.

MINNEAPOLIS — With the vote by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents looming, many student-athletes, coaches and alumni held a sit-in in support of the programs that could be eliminated by the school. 

Among the people that spoke on Wednesday night included gymnast Shane Wiskus and former track and field member Temi Ogunrinde.

Due to financial concerns related to COVID-19, the University of Minnesota plans to cut several sports and trim rosters. 

More than 100 people attended the event outside the McNamara Alumni Center.