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We start Friday with some football notes from Phil Miller's blog in the Strib. Safety Kim Royston is petitioning the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility after missing all of last season with a leg injury. I remember this topic being asked of Brewster early in the season, and Brew claimed Royston wouldn't be eligible because he had already sat out a season when he transferred. According to Miller, while it's rare players in Royston's situation are granted that sixth season, it's not impossible. Royston shattered his leg during spring ball, and while he made a valiant effort to return for his senior season, the leg didn't heal in time. I'm guessing Coach Kill won't be counting on Royston to be eligibile, but wow would that be a boost to a secondary that badly needs talent and experience. Here's hoping the NCAA comes to its senses and gives Royston one more chance.

Also in his notes, Miller tells who the new coach of Texas State is going to be- and as Jermo linked to yesterday, it's not Brewster. Some of Brew's former assistants are finding work, however.

As usual, a ton of content from Myron. He chatted all things Gopher hoops, gives his five over and underachievers thus far from around the nation, and shares more national hoops thoughts in Short Takes. While the Gophs are currently ranked #21 in the country, SI.com's Luke Winn doesn't even have them in his Top 32 for his power rankings. Think a strong showing in their next game this Sunday at #2 Ohio State (1pm tip) might change his mind?

Gopher hockey plays an exhibition game tonight against the USA U-18 team at Mariucci. No TV or radio for this one, so if you can't make it to the game and want updates, follow Gopher Puck Live's Ryan Cardinal's Twitter feed.