MINNEAPOLIS — As reported by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Minnesota head coach Doug Woog has been placed on notice by athletic director Mark Dienhart for letting several hockey players — none underage — have access to beer at his expense after some games.
“Under different athletic directors I’ve served [with], we’ve had different policies and no policies on making beer available to players,” Woog said. “It’s been over a year since we’ve allowed any players to drink beer in the presence of coaches. Dienhart’s policy is no beer, and that’s my policy.”
Last year, Woog was suspended for a week after it was revealed he gave $500 to former Gopher Chris McAlpine. Woog’s job could be in jeopardy if there are any further violations.
The NCAA has been kept apprised of the investigation, and the university expects no sanctions.