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When Bateman signed with an agent and accepted benefits — including money for housing, transportation and training — that terminated his amateur status under NCAA rules.
The Big Ten announced its new football schedule Saturday morning, with the Gophers opening at home vs. Michigan. They are also set to face Iowa on Nov. 14 and Wisconsin on Nov. 28.
The 2019 Big Ten receiver of the year had planned to sit out the season to prepare for the NFL draft. Now, he's hoping the NCAA will clear him to play for the Gophers.
The Big Ten will begin an eight-week football season Oct. 23-24, leading to a championship game. The schedule will include no byes, and everything hinges on the results of daily COVID-19 testing.
Gophers Athletic Director Mark Coyle said when he announced the cuts Thursday they stemmed from a combination of financial difficulties and Title IX issues.
AD Mark Coyle made a presentation before the board Friday, outlining the need for the cuts, and the regents expressed dismay but not opposition.
Three men's teams -- track and field, tennis and gymnastics -- will be terminated after this season in response to the financial strain caused by COVID-19 and gender equity issues.
Tampa Bay listed second-round draft pick Antoine Winfield Jr., who left the Gophers early, as its starting strong safety for Sunday's opener against New Orleans.
Two Minnesota legislators have joined other lawmakers from states with Big Ten universities, asking the conference to overturn its decision to cancel fall sports.
Thursday would have been the Gophers' season opener against Florida Atlantic. But COVID-19 concerns canceled fall sports and left a future full of questions.