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Gophers to wait on Mbakwe clearance

Updated: November 2, 2009, 5:43 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Junior forward Trevor Mbakwe, one of Minnesota's touted new recruits, will not be allowed to play for the Gophers (No. 25 AP, No. 18 ESPN/USA Today) until his pending court case on a felony aggravated battery charge is cleared up.

Athletics director Joel Maturi announced Monday his decision on Mbakwe, who faces a December trial for an alleged attack on a woman in Miami in April. His attorney, Gregory Samms, told the Star Tribune newspaper this summer that his client was mistakenly ...

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