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Robinson finds a spot in Duluth
Former Iowa running back Adam Robinson has been admitted to the University of Minnesota Duluth and is a member of the football team, the school's sports information director told The Gazette on Monday.
Robinson, who's 13th on Iowa's career rushing list with 1,775 yards, will not compete this fall because of the NCAA transfer residency rule. Because UMD is an NCAA Division II institution, Robinson won't lose a year of eligibility and will have two seasons to compete for the Bulldogs, who claimed the Division II national title last season.
Robinson, who's led Iowa in rushing the last two seasons, was suspended by coach Kirk Ferentz before last December's Insight Bowl. The school cited team violations. Then, the night before the game, Robinson was charged with possession of marijuana.
All three running backs Iowa began the 2010 season with have now found new schools. Brandon Wegher, who rushed for 641 yards and eight TDs in 2009, is playing football at Iowa Western Community College. Jewel Hampton, who suffered a second torn ACL early last season, is enrolled at Southern Illinois.
Wegher left the team for personal reasons after two practices last fall and never returned. He was involved in a
custody suit this spring. Last Decemeber, Hampton left school and decided to transfer. Ferentz said the decision was "mutual."