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The University of Minnesota Duluth has suspended five football players for the team's season opener and stripped captaincy from two seniors after a weekend drinking bust in Duluth.

According to Northland's News Center, more than 20 players were cited for underage drinking during the bust of a party on move-in weekend.

The report indicates that several members of the team will also lose scholarship money.

The Duluth News Tribune reports 50 people were cited for underage drinking at the house and the home's renter was cited for hosting the party where underage drinking occurred.

"We did have quite a few of our players at a party last night," Bulldogs football coach Curt Wiese told the News Tribune. "I'm extremely disappointed in their decision. We hold our players to a lot higher standard than these guys displayed last night."

Wiese told Northland's News Center despite stripping the two unnamed captains of their titles, both will play in Saturday's opener.

The Bulldogs open what's expected to be another promising season against Concordia St. Paul on Saturday.

UMD did get some good news about running back Austin Sikorski, who was injured during a stabbing last month. Sikorski was able to return to practice, but still has not been cleared for contact.

Early last month Sikorski was stabbed in the abdomen during a fight in downtown Duluth. Police said after the incident that alcohol was involved in the altercation.

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