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Al Nolen

Gophers suspend Nolen for academics

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Star Tribune has reported that Minnesota Gophers starting point guard Al Nolen has been ruled academically ineligible on Tuesday.

Nolen is appealing his status, according to a person familiar with Nolen's situation, according to the the StarTribune.

Nolen is averaging 6.7 points, 4.6 assists and a Big Ten-leading 2.39 steals per game for the Gophers this season.

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