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Minnesota’s win Thursday put them at 6-7 and into the NFC’s 8-seed. For our Friday Conversation, we sat down with an owner of the AFC’s current bubble team.

Making Headlines

NCAAM: The NCAA suspended Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl two games and gave the program four years of probation, among other penalties. Former assistant coach Chuck Person was arrested in 2017 for accepting bribes on Auburn’s behalf. Also: Rutgers stunned No.1-ranked Purdue on a game-winning buzzer-beater from halfcourt.

NCAAW: Georgia Tech upset No. 3 UConn by a final score of 57-44. The Huskies had won 240 straight over unranked opponents.

NCAAF: Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh was named the AP College Football Coach of the Year after leading the Wolverines to their first Big Ten title in 17 years. Also: Former Clemson DC Brent Venables will reportedly sign a six-year, $43.5 million contract to be Oklahoma’s next head coach.

NBA: Steve Kerr will be named the next head coach of the USA men’s basketball team, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

NFL: Former Broncos WR and Super Bowl champ Demaryius Thomas died late Thursday night. He was 33.

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