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Ineligible players used in '96, '98 tourneys

Updated: October 14, 2003, 8:57 AM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota has reached an agreement to return money to the National Invitation Tournament because the Gophers used ineligible players during men's basketball games in 1996 and '98, athletics director Joel Maturi said.

The Gophers generated between $100,000 and $200,000 during those two tournament appearances, Maturi said. The Gophers and the NIT agreed not to divulge the amount of the payback.

``We were able to come to an understanding,'' Maturi ...

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