Done deal: Gophers' Mbakwe gets 6th year of eligibility

Gophers' forward Trevor Mbakwe has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. On his Twitter page, he writes that he's happy with the decision and "Gophernation is the best."
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Gophers' forward Trevor Mbakwe has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. On his Twitter page, he writes that he's happy with the decision and "Gophernation is the best."

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