Gophers to Decline Bowl Game Invitations

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The Minnesota Gophers will decline any bowl game invitations they might receive today, per an official statement made by PJ Fleck and the University athletic department this morning.



“The health and safety of our student-athletes has always been our first priority. They invested a tremendous amount of physical and mental energy into competing in the Big Ten season this year and proudly represented Minnesota. The season was filled with daily off-field adversity caused by the pandemic, but their desire to play never wavered and they sacrificed so much in their personal lives to be able to compete in the Maroon and Gold this year. Right now, our focus is strictly on their well-being off the field, and we look forward to them being able to responsibly spend some of the remaining holiday season with family and loved ones. We will return our attention to football when everyone is back on campus in mid-January.”

PJ Fleck Statement

This morning, the Minnesota Gophers were projected to get multiple bowl invites but their season will end at 3-4 instead. You can hear PJ Fleck talk about the difficult decision HERE.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan