Minnesota Student Dies in Goal Post Celebration
Richard Thomas Rose, a student at the University of Minnesota-Morris, was killed yesterday during a post-game goal post celebration.
A 20-year-old University of Minnesota-Morris student was killed Saturday when football fans rushed onto the field and pulled down a goal post at the end of the school’s homecoming game. Richard Thomas Rose, of Benton City, Wash., was pronounced dead at a hospital after attempts to revive him on the field failed, school officials said. No one else was hurt.
Minnesota-Morris Chancellor Sam Schuman said it was not immediately clear how Rose died. “I think the presumption is that (his) death was caused by a blow from the goal post,” he said.
Tragic. Of the things worth risking one’s life for, tearing down the goalposts after a win by a football team at a school no one has ever heard of is not very high on the list. The Cougars compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) at the Division II level.