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    Student dies after goal post pulled down in Morris
    Associated Press

    MORRIS, Minn. -- A 20-year-old University of Minnesota-Morris student was killed Saturday when football fans pulled down a goal post at the end of the Cougars' 34-28 overtime homecoming win over Crown College.

    Richard Thomas Rose, of Benton City, Wash., was a junior at Minnesota-Morris and a member of the men's basketball team, the school said.

    Rose was pronounced dead at a hospital after attempts to revive him on the field failed, Minnesota-Morris Chancellor Sam Schuman said.

    Schuman said the stands were full with probably about 1,000 fans watching the last football game at "Cougar Field." The Cougars move to a new stadium next season.

    Schuman said students were "understandably quite upset."

    "He was a popular young man, and I think students are shocked and in a very deep state of grief," Schuman said. He said the school will offer counseling to students, staff and faculty.

    No one else was hurt. An autopsy will be conducted.

    Minnesota-Morris is a public liberal arts school of about 1,700 students in west-central Minnesota, about 135 miles northwest of Minneapolis.


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  • #2
    For the love of God, and all that is human...

    We need to ban goal posts.

    Or prosecute those who decide to keep them up.

    Did either of these teams have a Native American mascot?

    God, I hope not. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]


    • #3
      should have had plastic posts instead of metal
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      Brian Elliott
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