Gophers basketball star Trevor Mbakwe is offering to pay back his scholarship this year if Minnesota doesn’t make the NCAA tournament in March. He tweeted that news over the weekend, but FoxSportsNorth now says those messages have been deleted from his account.
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Mbakwe: 'It's going to be a tough decision'
The NCAA granted Gophers' forward Trevor Mbakwe a sixth year of eligibility on Friday, but Mbakwe hasn't decided if he'll return to the Gophers or enter the NBA draft. Mbakwe says "there's still possibility" that he'll enter the draft, but he also wants to help the Gophers get to the NCAA tournament.
U of M's Mbakwe applies for another year of eligibility with Gophers
Trevor Mbakwe wants an NCAA waiver that would make him eligible to play another year of college basketball. He's not saying whether he'd actually use that extra year at the U of M, but says he'd like the option to come back. Mbakwe was leading the Gophers in scoring and rebounding when he blew out his knee during a November holiday tournament.
Tubby Smith on Trevor Mbakwe: 'I think he's gearing up to be back'
Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe can return to the Gophers for sixth year of NCAA hoops if he wants, and Tubby Smith thinks Mbakwe "wants to be here." The team sent a letter to the NCAA requesting an extra scholarship for Mbakwe next season.
Gophers' Mbakwe tweets about 'unfinished business'
It sounds like Trevor Mbakwe really wants to return to the Gophers next year now that he’s been granted an extra year of eligibility. While he hasn’t officially confirmed he’s coming back, Mbakwe was on Twitter last night writing, “Unfinished business ...I can’t go out like this.”
Chip Armelin granted release from his scholarship with Gophers
Gophers’ sophomore guard Chip Armelin was granted a release from his scholarship on Monday. He’ll remain at the University of Minnesota until the end of the semester before transferring. The move opens up a scholarship, which could be given to Trevor Mbakwe, if he decides to return for a sixth season.
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