U administration offers to meet 17 Dec 16

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Administrators at the University of Minnesota say they have offered to meet with players threatening to boycott the upcoming Holiday Bowl, but haven’t been taken up on their offer. A statement from President Eric Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle says they had hoped to meet Friday to answer questions about the suspension of 10 players over an alleged sexual assault. The suspensions were announced this week without details, prompting the entire team to say Thursday that they wouldn’t participate in football activities without an explanation.