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History of U of M, Crookston Men’s Basketball to be Featured in February Minnesota Timberwolves Game Programs
January 24, 2008

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sport Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.) – The Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA) will feature the history of University of Minnesota, Crookston Men’s Basketball in their February game programs. The article will run during the team’s seven home games from February 1-21, 2008.


The story features the program’s history going back to the school’s days as the Northwest School of Agriculture and continuing on through its years as a junior college up to the University’s transition to a four-year institution in both the NAIA and the NCAA Division II ranks. On a personal level, the article focuses on Chancellor Casey’s recommitment to Division II athletics, past All-Americans, Hall of Fame members and others who have left their mark on the University of Minnesota, Crookston men’s basketball program.


For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at


The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).