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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys watches from the sideline during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Two people with knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017,  that Minnesota has fired coach Tracy Claeys. The move comes two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the school has not announced the move. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)
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  • FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys watches from the sideline during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Two people with knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017,  that Minnesota has fired coach Tracy Claeys. The move comes two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the school has not announced the move. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)

    Pressure on Minnesota athletic director after firing coach

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At the end of an hours-long meeting with Minnesota President Eric Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle, university Board of Regents Chairman Dean Johnson excused himself from the room for a drink of water and a head-clearing walk down the hall. Coyle was recommending to a group of board members and the […]